• Wrestling Has Very Solid Day At Long Island Open
    December 17, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team competed at the Long Island Open, hosted by Nassau Community College on Sunday. The Mariners came in sixth place out of the 10 teams that scored on the day with 80.5 points. Johnson & Wales University won the event with 300.5 points, followed by Waynesburg University in second with 143.5 points and the host Tigers in third with 97.5 points.
  • Mariners Fall To NYU On The Road Friday Evening, 32-16
    December 15, 2017
    The USMMA wrestling team lost a non-conference dual meet to New York University, 32-16, on the road on Friday at the famed New York Athletic Club in Manhattan. In defeat, the Mariners’ dual record falls to 1-3 on the season, while the Violets improve to 5-3.
  • Wrestling Goes 1-2 At 2017 Mariner Duals
    December 09, 2017
    On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team hosted the 2017 Mariner Duals at the Liebertz Gymnasium, welcoming in NYU, TCNJ, Hunter, Division II LIU Post and JuCo Nassau Community College. The Mariners went 1-2 on the day with losses to LIU Post (44-6) and TCNJ (29-9) before a victory over Hunter (42-12) to close out the event.
  • Bunce & Glantzman Lead Mariners With Five Wins Each At York’s New Standard Corp. Invite Saturday
    December 02, 2017
    The USMMA wrestling team took part in York College’s New Standard Corporation Invitational on Saturday. Full results from the event are now available.
  • Mariners Compete At New York State Championships Sunday Where Duggan Earns All-State Honors
    November 19, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team took part in the 2017 New York State Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday up at Cornell University. As a team, the Mariners came in 16th place out of 23 teams with a total of 22 points and had one wrestler earn All-New York State honors – freshman Kieran Duggan (Woodbury, Conn.), who placed seventh in the 157-pound bracket.
  • Duggan Places Third At 157 To Lead Mariners At Season-Opening At Roger Williams Invite
    November 11, 2017
    The USMMA wrestling team opened the 2017-18 season on Saturday at the Roger Williams Invitational. The Mariners had two seniors and a good number of freshmen compete at the event and came in 10th place with 36.5 points on the day.
  • Five Mariner Wrestlers Ranked In D3Wrestle’s First National Rankings; One Makes NWCA Ranking
    November 09, 2017
    D3Wrestle.com came out with its first national ranking of the season early last week and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy had five wrestlers ranked nationally – junior Erik Beshada (South River, N.J.), sophomores Joshua Glantzman (Allenwood, N.J.) and Kurtis Hahn (Winfield, Mo.) and juniors Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas) and Victor Raigoza (Orland, Calif.).
  • 2017-18 Wrestling Schedule Released; Mariners Picked To Finish Fourth In Centennial
    October 26, 2017
    USMMA wrestling 10th-year head coach Greg Ilaria announced the schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season on Thursday. The Mariners will compete in 13 events during the regular season, including two home dates, and have three championship events at the end of the year – the Centennial Conference Championships, the NCAA Regional Championships and the NCAA National Championships.
  • 10 New Members Inducted Into USMMA Athletics Hall Of Fame Friday Night
    September 18, 2017
    This past Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Department inducted 10 new members into its Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in conjunction with the Academy’s and the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation’s (AAF) Homecoming celebration this weekend. The Alumni Association and Foundation hosted the event in Melville Hall on campus here in Kings Point.
  • 2016-17 Athletic Award Winners Announced; Keyes And Fentress Earn Top Accolades
    June 16, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2017 Awards Convocation on Friday morning at the Ackerman Auditorium as part of Graduation Weekend festivities. Four major athletic award winners were announced during the ceremony – the Male and Female Athletes of the Year as well as the two Coaches of the Year – along with a number of other athletic awards and honors.
  • Rooney & Bunce Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans; Mariners Finish 13th In The Country For Team GPA
    March 16, 2017
    The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the end-of-the-season academic awards on the final day of the 2017 NCAA National Championships this past weekend. Two USMMA wrestlers, senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) and sophomore Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas), were honored as NWCA Scholar All-Americans. Additionally, as a team, the Mariners ranked 13th in the nation for Team GPA.
  • Mariners Close Out Season At NCAA Championships Friday Night
    March 10, 2017
    The 2016-17 USMMA wrestling season came to an end on Friday night at the NCAA National Championships with two Mariner wrestlers reaching the All-American Round, but falling just short of advancing to the second day of action on Saturday.
  • NCAA Nationals Update: Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Through First Session
    March 10, 2017
    All three USMMA wrestlers have made it through the first session of the NCAA National Championships on Friday afternoon and will compete later Friday night in the second session, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Eastern.
  • NCAA Nationals Preview: Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Look To Shine For Merchant Marine This Weekend
    March 09, 2017
    Three members of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team will be representing Kings Point at the NCAA National Championships this weekend in La Crosse, Wis. – senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) and sophomores Erik Beshada (South River, N.J.) and Victor Raigoza (Orland, Calif.).
  • Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Headed To NCAA National Championships!
    February 24, 2017
    Three members of the USMMA wrestling team have punched their ticket to the 2017 NCAA DIII National Championships with third place finishes at the East Regionals this weekend – sophomore Erik Beshada (South River, N.J.) at 157, senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) at 184 and sophomore Victor Raigoza (Orland, Calif.) at 285.
  • Wrestling Regional Preview: Mariners Vying For National Berths In Virginia This Weekend
    February 23, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team is travelling down to Rocky Mount, Va., this weekend to take part in the NCAA Division III Wrestling East Regional Championships, hosted by Ferrum College at Franklin County High School. The event will take place over two days, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.
  • Rooney Earns Centennial Championship At 184; Four Other Mariners Place In Top Three
    February 11, 2017
    Senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) earned the 2017 Centennial Conference Championship at the 184-pound weight class on Saturday at the Centennial Championships, hosted by Stevens Institute. This is Rooney’s second conference title of his career, as he also claimed the crown back in his sophomore campaign in 2015.
  • Wrestling Suffers Setback At #16 Coast Guard, 31-10
    February 08, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost on the road to arch-rival and nationally-ranked #16 Coast Guard, 31-10, on Wednesday night in non-conference action. In defeat, the Mariners end their dual-meet schedule with a 5-10 record, while the Bears improve to 5-3.
  • Late Surge Falls Just Short As Mariners Lose To #6/7 Stevens, 25-24, On Senior Night
    February 01, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy rallied back from a 25-0 deficit against the #6/7 team in the country, Centennial Conference foe Stevens, but fell just short of the Ducks, 25-24, at home on Wednesday night at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The loss drops the Mariners’ record to 5-9 overall (3-4 Centennial), while Stevens remains undefeated at 20-0 (5-0 Centennial).
  • Bunce Places Fourth To Lead Mariners At All-Academy Championships
    January 29, 2017
    The USMMA wrestling team competed at the 23rd Annual All-Academy Championships, hosted by the United States Naval Academy. The Mariners placed seventh in the field of mostly Division I institutions.
  • Wrestling Splits Action At Muhlenberg Centennial Tri
    January 28, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team split a pair of Centennial Conference matches today at a tri-match hosted by Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. The Mariners lost their first match of the day, 25-28, to Ursinus, but rebounded to defeat the host Mules, 41-12, in their second match.
  • Bunce Named Centennial Conference Wrestler Of The Week
    January 24, 2017
    The Centennial Conference announced on Monday that USMMA sophomore Blake Bunce (Trophy Club, Texas) was named the league’s Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan. 22. This is the second time this season that a Mariner was named the Centennial Wrestler of the Week, as senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) earned the accolade back on Nov. 14.
  • Wrestling Sweeps Action At Centennial Tri, Including Win Over Nationally-Ranked Gettysburg
    January 21, 2017
    On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team competed in a Centennial Conference tri-meet hosted by Stevens Institute. The Mariners won both of their neutral-site matches over McDaniel, 36-12, and #29 Gettysburg, 20-19. The victories improve USMMA’s record to 4-7 (2-2 Centennial) on the season.
  • Wrestling Falls To Nationally-Ranked TCNJ, 32-10, Tuesday In Jersey
    January 17, 2017
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost a non-conference dual meet to #21 The College of New Jersey on Tuesday night, 32-10, at the Lions’ Packer Hall. The defeat drops the Mariners’ record to 2-7 on the season, while TCNJ improves to 7-8.
  • Wrestling Drops A Pair Of Centennial Matches In Conference Openers
    January 14, 2017
    On Saturday, the USMMA wrestling team lost two Centennial Conference matches to Washington & Lee, 29-18, and Johns Hopkins, 27-15, down at Hopkins’ Goldfarb Gymnasium. The Mariners’ record falls to 2-6 (0-2 Centennial) on the season, while the Generals improve to 3-4 (1-0 Centennial) and the Blue Jays improve to 2-5 (1-0 Centennial).
  • Mariners Pick Up Two Wins At Long Island Wrestling Day
    January 08, 2017
    The USMMA wrestling team competed in three dual matches on Sunday at the Long Island Wrestling Day, hosted by LIU Post. The Mariners started the day with a big 47-5 victory over Mount St. Vincent and ended the day with an exciting 26-21 win over East Stroudsburg. A 32-11 loss to Oneonta was sandwiched between the two triumphs.
  • Wrestling Drops Two Matches At Home At 2016 Mariner Duals
    December 10, 2016
    On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team hosted the 2016 Mariner Duals at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The Mariners welcomed NYU, Division II LIU Post and NJCAA Nassau Community College. USMMA squared off against NYU and LIU Post and lost both matchups – falling to the Violets, 29-11, and to the Pioneers, 23-19.
  • Raigoza Places Fourth To Highlight Mariners’ Day At York Invite
    December 03, 2016
    The USMMA wrestling team competed at the New Standard Corp. Invitational on Saturday, hosted by York College in Pennsylvania. The Mariners had two wrestlers register winning records on the day, led by sophomore Victor Raigoza (Orland, Calif.), who placed fourth overall in the 285-pound heavyweight bracket.
  • Wrestling Competes At Grapple At The Garden At Madison Square Garden
    November 27, 2016
    The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team competed at the Fifth Annual Grapple at the Garden on Sunday morning in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden. Despite the great atmosphere at the famed “World’s Most Famous Arena” and wrestling on such a large stage (which also included some big-time Division I matches taking part on the same floor), the Mariners lost their lone dual match of the event to the Colonels of Wilkes University by the score of 32-15.
  • Wrestling Has Successful Day At New York State Championships
    November 20, 2016
    On Sunday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team participated in the annual New York State Championships, hosted by Cornell University. The Mariners placed 16th out of 27 teams at the event, which featured Division I, II and III and junior college teams from all across New York.
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