March 19, 2015
Two Wrestlers Earn NWCA Scholar All-American Honors; Mariners Rank 21st In Nation For Team GPA & Place Four On Centennial Academic Honor Roll
Late last week, two members of the USMMA wrestling team earned National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Scholar All-American honors for the 2014-15 season – junior Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) and sophomore Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.). Also, the NWCA announced the Scholar Team Awards and Merchant Marine ranked tied for 21st among all Division III wrestling programs.
March 13, 2015
Fisher’s Quest For National Championship Cut Short Friday
USMMA junior wrestler Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) took part in the 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championship Meet on Friday, hosted by Elizabethtown College at the Giant Center. Fisher lost his first two bouts of the event in the 197-pound weight class and has been eliminated from competition.
March 12, 2015
NCAA Championship Preview: Fisher Prepared For Tough Test At Nationals This Weekend
Earlier this month, junior wrestler Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) qualified for the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships with a second-place performance in the 197-pound weight class at the East Regional Event down in Roanoke, Va. Now, Fisher is ready to take part in the national championships, which will be held this weekend, March 13-14, at the Giant Center in Hersey, Pa., hosted by Elizabethtown College.
March 1, 2015
Fisher Qualifies For NCAAs With Second-Place Performance At East Regional Sunday
Junior Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) qualified for the NCAA Championships by coming in second place in the 197-pound weight class at the East Regional, hosted by Ferrum College on Sunday. This is the ninth-straight season that a Mariner has qualified for the NCAA Tournament, including seven-straight under head coach Greg Ilaria.
February 28, 2015
Mariners Look To Send Wrestlers To NCAAs Through This Weekend’s East Regional Championships
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team will be taking part in the 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling East Regional Sunday, March 1, at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia. The NCAA hosts six regional tournaments in DIII wrestling each year, with the top three wrestlers in each weight class at all six regionals advancing to the NCAA National Championships.
February 14, 2015
Rooney And Fisher Earn Centennial Crowns As Wrestling Finishes Third In Conference Championships
Sophomore Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) and junior Ricky Fisher (Nashvilla, Tenn.) earned Centennial Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the Conference’s championship meet on Saturday, hosted by McDaniel College. Rooney took the crown at the 184-pound weight class, while Fisher was tops at 197. As a team, the Mariners finished in third place out of the eight squads at the event.
February 13, 2015
Wrestling Prepares For Centennial Championships On Saturday
The USMMA wrestling team will travel down to McDaniels College in Westminster, Md., this weekend to take part in the Centennial Conference Championships. The tournament is slated to get underway at 10 a.m. at the Green Terror’s Gill Center Gymnasium.
February 11, 2015
Wrestling Falls To Arch-Rival Coast Guard, 23-12
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost to rival Coast Guard, 23-12, on Wednesday night at the Bears’ Roland Hall. The loss drops the Mariners to 8-11 overall, while USCGA improves to 13-6.
February 7, 2015
Wrestling Hosts Successful All-Academy Championship Event On Saturday
On Saturday, the USMMA wrestling team hosted the 21st Annual All-Academy Championships, welcoming in the squads from Air Force, Army, The Citadel, Coast Guard, Navy, Norwich and VMI for the annual event. It was the first time in eight years that the Mariners held the event at O’Hara Hall and it was a very successful day of competitions.
February 6, 2015
Wrestling Set To Host All-Academy Championships Saturday At O’Hara Hall
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team is looking forward to hosting the 21st Annual All-Academy Wrestling Championships on Saturday at O’Hara Hall.
February 4, 2015
Wrestling Falls To #24 NYU Wednesday Night
The USMMA wrestling team lost a Centennial Conference matchup on the road at nationally-ranked NYU on Wednesday night, 28-7, at the Violets’ James S. Cole Sports Center. The loss drops the Mariners to 8-10 (6-2 Centennial) on the season, while NYU improves to 16-3 (6-0 Centennial) after also defeating Stevens.
January 31, 2015
Wrestling Splits Weekend Action At Centennial Tri-Match Hosted by Ursinus
The USMMA wrestling team competed in a Centennial Tri-Match on Saturday, hosted by #23 Ursinus College. The Mariners lost to that nationally-ranked hosts, 32-14, but rebounded to defeat Muhlenberg College, 32-18. Merchant Marine moves to 8-9 overall on the season, including a 6-1 mark in Centennial action, which is good for second place in the league.
January 24, 2015
Wrestling Notches Two More Conference Wins To Remain Undefeated In Centennial Action
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team defeated Gettysburg and Johns Hopkins today in a Centennial Conference Tri-Match, hosted by JHU. The Mariners improve to 7-8 overall on the season and remain undefeated in conference action with a 5-0 record.
January 20, 2015
Wrestling Falls To #29 TCNJ, 25-16, Tuesday Night
The USMMA wrestling team lost a close dual match to #29 The College of New Jersey on Tuesday night at the Lions’ Packer Hall. The two teams were separated by just three points going into the last bout of the night, but a pin by TCNJ sealed the home victory. The Mariners fall to 5-8 overall on the season, while the Lions improve to 9-4.
January 17, 2015
Mariners Go 3-0 Saturday, Including Two Centennial Wins, On Senior Day
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team won all three of its matches on Saturday at a Centennial Conference tri-match that also included non-conference opponent Mount St. Vincent. The Mariners defeated conference foes McDaniels (30-15) and Washington and Lee (37-12) before earning the sweep with a decisive 57-0 victory over the Dolphins of Mount St. Vincent.
January 16, 2015
Wrestling Hosts Centennial Tri-Match Saturday On Senior Day
The USMMA wrestling team will be hosting four other schools for three rounds of wrestling on Saturday afternoon at O’Hara Hall. The Mariners welcome in Centennial Conference foes McDaniel, Washington & Lee and Muhlenberg as well as non-conference opponent Mount St. Vincent. Round one is schedule to get underway at 11 a.m.
January 13, 2015
Wrestling Defeats Nationally-Ranked Stevens, 26-20, At Home Tuesday Night
The USMMA wrestling team hosted #20 Stevens Tech. on Tuesday night at O’Hara Hall in both teams’ Centennial Conference openers. The Mariners conceded the 285-pound heavyweight position to the Ducks, spotting Stevens six points to start the match, but it was Merchant Marine that came away with the home victory in the exciting dual, which was clinched on a pin in 197.
January 10, 2015
Wrestling Goes 1-3 At North/South Duals In Pennsylvania
The USMMA wrestling team travelled to Ursinus College on Saturday to take part in the 2015 North/South Duals. The Mariners had four dual matches scheduled at the event against WPI, Oneonta, King’s (Pa.) and Springfield.
January 3, 2015
Six Mariner Wrestlers Place At Long Island Open On Saturday
The USMMA wrestling team began the 2015 portion of its schedule on Saturday with a solid showing at the Long Island Open, hosted by Nassau Community College.
December 13, 2014
Mui's Four Wins Highlight Wrestling’s Day At Mariner Duals
The USMMA wrestling team hosted the Mariner Duals on Saturday at O’Hara Hall, welcoming in the squads from Baldwin Wallace, Hunter, Johnson & Wales, LIU Post, Roger William, and Worcester Polytechnic Inst. The Mariners competed in four dual meets during the event.
December 6, 2014
Rooney Finishes Fourth, Mui And Fisher Sixth, To Lead Mariners At York’s New Standard Invite Saturday
On Saturday, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team took part in the New Standard Corp Invitational, hosted by York College of Pennsylvania. The Mariners had three wrestlers place within their weight class and we led by sophomore Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.), who finished with a 3-2 record and fourth place finish in the 184-pound weight class.
December 5, 2014
Wrestling Preview: Mariners To Take Part In New Standard Invitational Hosted By York (Pa.) On Saturday
The USMMA wrestling team will be competing in the New Standard Corp. Invitational, hosted by York College of Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
November 23, 2014
Rooney’s Two Wins Highlight Mariners’ Performances At New York State Championships Sunday
On Sunday, the USMMA wrestling team took part in the New York State Championships, hosted by Cornell University. The Mariners brought up a small squad to the event and had three wrestlers pick up victories on the day.
November 16, 2014
Acevedo Leads Mariners With Two Wins At Season-Opening ESU Open Tournament On Sunday
The USMMA wrestling team travelled to Pennsylvania on Sunday to take part in the East Stroudsburg Open tournament, hosted by ESU.
November 13, 2014
Mui And Yeik Featured In Preseason National Rankings As Wrestling Team Prepares For 2014-15 Season
Under seventh-year head coach Greg Ilaria, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team will begin the 2014-15 campaign this Sunday, Nov. 16, at the East Stroudsburg Open in Pennsylvania, but the program has already received some great news to go into the new season with.
March 14, 2014
Mike Mui Posts 1-2 Record at NCAA Wrestling Championships
Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) completed action at day one of the 2014 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships with a 1-2 record and has been eliminated from the tournament.
March 2, 2014
Merchant Marine’s Mike Mui Qualifies for NCAA Tournament
Mui was the second seed in Sunday’s field, pinning #5 nationally ranked Christopher Donaldson in the semifinals to secure his spot at the national championships.
February 25, 2014
Mike Mui Named D3Wrestle.com Wrestler of the Week
Mui was the 125 lbs. champion and outstanding wrestler at the Centennial Conference Championships on Saturday at Ursinus College.
February 22, 2014
Mui Claims Centennial Most Outstanding Wrestler Honors and 125 Pound Title; Mariners Finish Third Overall
Sophomore Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) earned three straight victories and defeated the #2 ranked wrestler in the nation at his weight class to capture the 2014 Centennial Conference crown at 125 pounds.
February 12, 2014
USMMA Stumbles at Stevens, 26-15
Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI) and Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) both registered a pin in their bout.
February 8, 2014
Wrestling Defeats Muhlenberg, 55-0; Falls to Johns Hopkins, 22-15
Jake Walker (Kansas City, CO), Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, MN), and Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI) all earned major decision wins against the Blue Jays.
February 6, 2014
Merchant Marine Flattens Coast Guard, 38-8
Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI) put the shoulders of the Bears’ Cory Geyer to the mat in the second period at 184 pounds, sealing Merchant Marine’s tenth dual meet win of the year.
February 1, 2014
Mui and Miller Finish Fourth at All-Academy Championships
Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) and Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) both finished fourth in their respective weight class. The Mariners also posted a 3-0 record in bouts against the arch rival Coast Guard Bears.
January 25, 2014
Wrestling Splits at Centennial Conference Tri-Meet
The USMMA wrestling team defeated Gettysburg and fell to Ursinus Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference action.
January 23, 2014
Wrestling Falls Short in 25-12 Loss to #30 TCNJ
Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) and Brian Walker (Huntsville, AL) both earned decision victories for the Mariners.
January 18, 2014
Mariners Notch Conference Wins Over McDaniel & Washington and Lee
The Mariners knocked off McDaniel, 39-15, and defeated the host Generals, 39-8.
January 11, 2014
Merchant Marine Posts Perfect 4-0 Record at North/South Duals
Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) and Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) both went 4-0 as the Mariners picked up four dual meet victories Saturday at the annual North/South Duals.
January 4, 2014
Mariners Record Three Pins in 31-15 Win Over Hunter
The USMMA wrestling team got pins from Jack Walsh (Glen Allen, VA), Ben Stallings (Fairfax, VA), and Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) against Hunter en route to a 31-15 victory over the weekend
December 14, 2013
USMMA Splits Tri-Meet Against Nationally Ranked Opposition
Mike Mui (Hingham, MA) picked up two victories on the day, including a pin against Yuayn Wayne of NYU.
December 7, 2013
Four Mariners Place as Wresting Takes Eighth at New Standard Invitational
The USMMA wrestling team was led by Sam Fry (Sturgis, MI), who took third-place at 184 pounds, en route to an eighth place finish at the New Standard Corp. Invitational, hosted by York.
November 24, 2013
Wrestling Starts Season at New York State Championships
The USMMA wrestling team opened the 2013-2014 season this past Sunday at the New York State Intercollegiate Championships, hosted by Cornell University at Newman Arena.
November 11, 2013
ESPN First Take at USMMA: Behind the Scenes Photo Blog
ESPN2 held a live broadcast for First Take in honor of Veteran's Day. The show is hosted by Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless, and Cari Champion with guests Tom Selleck and Fred Smoot.
November 1, 2013
Wrestling Tabbed Fifth in Centennial Conference Preseason Poll
The USMMA wrestling team has been picked to finish fifth at the 2014 Centennial Conference Championships in a preseason vote of the league's head coaches.
August 29, 2013
USMMA Athletic Director Sue Petersen Lubow Named Katherine Ley Award Winner
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today that United States Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Director Sue Petersen Lubow has been named the recipient of the 2013 Katherine Ley Award.
August 27, 2013
USMMA Athletic Hall of Famer Jules A. "Red" Wagner '45 Passes Away
The Merchant Marine Athletics family lost a true friend and legend as Jules "Red" Wagner passed away earlier this week.
August 23, 2013
USMMA Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Seven New Members on Homecoming Weekend
The event will be hosted by the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) in Melville Hall at the Officers Club on the campus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at 6:00 pm.
May 31, 2013
Academy Announces 2012-13 Athletic Award Winners; Olsen and Tyack Receive Top Nods
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Department of Physical Education and Athletics has announced that Kurt Olsen is the 2013 winner of the Stedman Trophy and Jessica Tyack is the recipient of the Berke Trophy, the highest athletic awards bestowed upon a graduating male and female Midshipman.
March 15, 2013
Yeik Wraps Up Wrestling Season at NCAA Championships
Sophomore Branden Yeik (Bremerton, WA) held an early lead in his opening match at 157 pounds in the NCAA Championships this weekend but eventually dropped back-to-back matches to be eliminated from the tournament.
March 2, 2013
Yeik Qualifes for NCAA Championships; Mariners Take 10th at Eastern Regional
The USMMA wrestling team had three place-winners Saturday at the NCAA Eastern Regionals and sophomore Branden Yeik (Bremerton, WA) qualified for the NCAA Championships at 157 pounds by virtue of his third-place finish.
February 23, 2013
Wrestling Finishes Fifth at Centennial Conference Championships; Miller and Fisher Place Second
The USMMA wrestling team took fifth-place Saturday afternoon at he 2013 Centennial Conference Championships, hosted by Johns Hopkins University.
February 14, 2013
Mariners Drop Tough Bout to Stevens on Senior Night
USMMA was defeated by Centennial Conference opponent Stevens by a score of 25-13 in Kings Point.
February 14, 2013
Wrestling Start Time Moved to 7:00 PM
Tonight's USMMA wrestling dual meet with Stevens as been moved to 7:00 pm.
February 9, 2013
USMMA Splits Two Matches at Centennial Conference Tri-Meet
The USMMA wrestling team defeated Muhlenberg, 45-6, and dropped a 20-13 decision at the hands of Johns Hopkins, the host of this weekend’s Centennial Conference Tri-Meet.
February 6, 2013
Merchant Marine Sinks Coast Guard, 26-15
Branden Yeik (Bremerton, WA) secured the largest margin of victory, posting a 25-7 technical fall at 157 pounds.
February 2, 2013
Wrestling Places Fifth at All-Academy Championships; Top D-III Team
The USMMA wrestling team finished fifth and was the top Division III team in the field at the annual All-Academy Championships hosted by Army over the weekend.
January 26, 2013
Wrestling Downs Gettysburg; Drops Tight Match to Ursinus in Centennial Tri-Meet
The USMMA wrestling team posted a 1-1 record Saturday morning in a Centennial Conference tri-meet inside O’Hara Hall.
January 23, 2013
#19 TCNJ Tops USMMA Wrestling, 33-10
The College of New Jersey wrestling team won seven of the first eight weight classes as the Lions earned a 33-10 win over the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Wednesday.
January 19, 2013
Mariners Power Past McDaniel and Washington & Lee at Centennial Tri-Meet
The USMMA wrestling team earned a pair of victories over Centennial Conference rivals McDaniel and Washington & Lee Saturday afternoon.
January 16, 2013
USMMA Comeback Falls Just Short in 21-19 Loss at #25 NYU
The USMMA wrestling team rallied from a 15-0 deficit, winning five of the last six bouts in a dual meet against NYU on Wednesday night, but came up two points short in a 21-19 setback.
January 5, 2013
Mariners Nearly Pull Upsets Versus Nationally Ranked Teams; Finish 1-3 at North/South Duals
The USMMA wrestling team defeated Trinity and had a chance to pull off a pair of upsets at the North/South Duals and eventually finished with a 1-3 record Saturday afternoon.
December 11, 2012
Wrestling Ends Calendar Year with 28-12 Loss at Hunter
The USMMA wrestling team dropped a 28-12 decision Tuesday night at Hunter College. Josh Miller (Jackson Hole, WY) recorded the only pin fall for the Mariners as he downed Curtis Bernadeau-Pierre at 174 pounds.
December 8, 2012
USMMA Wrestlers Shine at Long Island Invitational
Branden Yeik (Bremerton, WA) captured first-place at 157 pounds as the Mariners had their strongest performance of the 2012-13 season over the weekend at the Long Island Invitational.
December 1, 2012
Russell Paces USMMA Wrestling at York Invitational
The USMMA wrestling team was led from a strong performance by Tyler Russell (Georgetown, ME), who finished fourth at 197 pounds at the York Invitational.
November 17, 2012
Wrestling Tackles New York State Championships to Start Season
Ithaca, NY - The USMMA wrestling team opened the 2012-13 campaign over the weekend at the New York State Collegiate Championships, hosted by Cornell University.
November 6, 2012
Wrestling Tabbed Fourth in Centennial Conference Preseason Poll
The USMMA wrestling team has been picked to finish fourth in the 2012-13 Centennial Conference Standings in a vote of the league’s head coaches
March 19, 2012
Schott Ends Career #2 on Academy Wins List
February 27, 2012
Schott Advances to NCAA Tourney, Mariners Place Fifth
February 13, 2012
Mariners Escape Johns Hopkins with Two Narrow Victories
January 24, 2012
Mariners Take Two at McDaniel College
January 18, 2012
USMMA Honors Seniors, Drops Close Match to NYU
USMMA honored its four seniors on Wednesday night for their final home duel of the season.
January 7, 2012
Mariners wrestle through tough competition
Tyler Russel leads the Mariners with four wins
January 5, 2012
Mariners Grapplers takedown Number 8 Nassau
Dan Wilke clinching the Mariners victory by pinning the number nine ranked heavyweight in the country
December 10, 2011
Schott, Russell go fourth at LI Open wrestling tournament
Senior Erik Schott and sophomore Tyler Russell of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy placed fourth in their respective weight classes at the Long Island Open wrestling tournament this past weekend.
December 8, 2011
USMMA drops 1st dual meet of the season to Hunter, 26-19
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy dropped its first dual wrestling meet of the season, losing to Hunter College, 26-19, at Liebertz Gymnasium on Thursday night.
December 3, 2011
2 Mariners wrestle their way to 3rd-place finishes at York
Two U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestlers finished in third place at the York Invitational this past weekend.
November 19, 2011
Wrestlers take 7th at Doug Parker Invitational
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy finished in seventh place at the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational on Saturday.
November 16, 2011
Freshmen wrestlers impress at East Stroudsburg
Given that some of the opposition was of Division I caliber, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling coach Greg Ilaria had no delusions of grandeur entering the first meet of the season last weekend. But he came away pleased and optimistic after witnessing how some of his freshmen fared at the East Stroudsburg Invitational on Saturday.
November 11, 2011
Ilaria optimistic heading into opening wrestling meet
Coming off a memorable and successful year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team starts its season on the road at the East Stroudsburg Invitational in Pennsylvania at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
September 26, 2011
Wrestling team adds 8 newcomers for the 2011-2012 season
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team has unveiled its recruiting class, which includes eight newcomers for the 2011-2012 season.
March 12, 2011
Twito Brings 157-LB National Championship to Kings Point!
La CROSSE, Wis. – On Saturday, United States Merchant Marine Academy senior #8 Dan Twito (Cedar Falls, Iowa) defeated #5 Justin Berns of Concordia College-Moorhead, 2-1 in a tiebreaker to advance to the Finals of the 157-pound national championship in La Crosse, Wis. In that finals match, Twito defeated #2 Orlando Ponce of Augsburg College to bring home the Mariners' second-ever national wrestling championship! In addition, Kings Point wrestling this year finishes with three All-Americans: Twito, Vincent Renaut (165) and Judd Connell (285).
March 11, 2011
New York Times Story on Kings Point Wrestler Vincent Renaut
KINGS POINT, N.Y. – Click the link below to read the gripping feature story on USMMA wrestler Vincent Renaut, which was written by New York Times sportswriter Mark Viera.
March 11, 2011
Twito Remains in Hunt for First National Title; Semifinals Next
LaCROSSE, Wis. – Friday's action has concluded at the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wis., which is the site of the 2011 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. Senior Dan Twito of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is still in contention for a national title, while Vincent Renaut and Judd Connell remain in the hunt for third-place finishes.
March 10, 2011
NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships Preview; Brackets Link
LaCROSSE, Wis. – This week, www.d3wrestle.com has posted NCAA Division III Wresting Championship previews broken down by weight classes. By clicking on the link, the seedings and weight class predictions for all ten weight divisions can be viewed. This year, the United States Merchant Marine Academy is sending an impressive six wrestlers to the national tournament, including senior Vincent Renaut (Plymouth, Mass.) – the defending 165-pound national champion.
March 4, 2011
Wrestling Notches No. 9 National Ranking Before NCAA Champs.
KINGS POINT, N.Y. – This week, d3wrestle.com released its final national team rankings before the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships and the United States Merchant Marine Academy moved up to ninth in the country after its stellar weekend at the Centennial Conference Championships. Last week, USMMA was ranked 11th.