NEW LONDON, Conn. (Feb. 6, 2019) – The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team suffered a 25-6 road loss to arch-rival #18 Coast Guard on Wednesday night up in Connecticut. In defeat, the Mariners end their dual meet schedule with a 6-7 record, while the Bears improve to 5-3.
The teams split the first two bouts of the night, with USCGA claiming a 2-0 decision at 125, but senior Kimo Dial (Poway, Calif.) responded with a 7-2 decision at 133.
The next seven bouts all went in favor of Coast Guard, but only one was higher than a decision, as the Mariners competed very strongly against the Bears, especially against their nationally-ranked wrestlers at 165, 174 and 184.
Senior Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas) claimed the Mariners' final three points at the heavyweight class with a 5-3 decision in a second sudden death period.
For the complete results from the match, click here.
Up next, the Mariners will host the Centennial Conference Championships this Saturday, Feb. 9. Action gets underway at 10 a.m. inside the Liebertz Gymnasium. A live video feed of the conference championship meet (championship mat only) will be available at this link.
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