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  • Wrestling Drops Two Matches At Home At 2016 Mariner Duals
    December 10, 2016
    Wrestling Drops Two Matches At Home At 2016 Mariner Duals 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
    Raigoza Places Fourth To Highlight Mariners’ Day At York Invite 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
    Wrestling Competes At Grapple At The Garden At Madison Square Garden 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
    Wrestling Has Successful Day At New York State Championships 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.
  • Rooney Earns National Wrestler Of The Week Honors From D3Wrestler.com
    November 16, 2016
    Rooney Earns National Wrestler Of The Week Honors From D3Wrestler.com In addition to being named the Centennial Conference Wrestler of the Week on Monday, it was announced on Wednesday that USMMA senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) was selected as the National Wrestler of the Week by D3Wrestle.com.
  • Centennial Selects Rooney As Wrestler Of The Week
    November 15, 2016
    Centennial Selects Rooney As Wrestler Of The Week The Centennial Conference announced on Monday that USMMA senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) has been named the league’s Wrestler of the Week after his performance at the Roger Williams Invitational this past Saturday.
  • Rooney Wins 184-Pound Bracket, Two Other Mariners Place At Roger Williams Invite
    November 12, 2016
    Rooney Wins 184-Pound Bracket, Two Other Mariners Place At Roger Williams Invite Senior Patrick Rooney (Belgrade, Minn.) had a very impressive day for the USMMA wrestling team at the season-opening Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday up in Rhode Island. Rooney went a perfect 4-0 on the day to win the 184-pound bracket – a very tough bracket that included three nationally-ranked wrestlers. He was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Invitational.
  • Wrestling Opens Season This Weekend; Full Schedule Released Including Trip To MSG In Late November
    November 08, 2016
    Wrestling Opens Season This Weekend; Full Schedule Released Including Trip To MSG In Late November The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team opens the 2016-17 season this weekend at the Roger Williams Invitational up in Bristol, R.I. This season marks Head Coach Greg Ilaria’s ninth at the reins of the program.
  • 2015-16 Athletic Award Winners Announced; McDaniels And Rose Earn Top Accolades
    June 17, 2016
    2015-16 Athletic Award Winners Announced; McDaniels And Rose Earn Top Accolades The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy held its 2016 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.
  • Fisher, Maye & Twito Earn NWCA Scholar All-American Honors; Mariners Rank 22nd In Nation For Team GPA
    March 21, 2016
    Fisher, Maye & Twito Earn NWCA Scholar All-American Honors; Mariners Rank 22nd In Nation For Team GPA Earlier this month during the NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) revealed the 2016 Scholar All-Americans and USMMA had three wrestlers earn the prestigious honor – seniors Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) and Mike Maye (Pearl River, N.Y.) and junior Nathan Twito (Ames, Iowa).
  • All-American Ricky Fisher Places Sixth In The Nation At NCAA Championships
    March 11, 2016
    All-American Ricky Fisher Places Sixth In The Nation At NCAA Championships Senior Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) ended his career as an All-American after he placed sixth in the nation in the 197-pound bracket at the NCAA National Championship Meet this weekend. Fisher compiled an overall record of 4-3 at the two-day event. As a team, the Mariners currently sit in 30th place in the nation with the 10.5 points that Fisher earned this weekend.
  • Fisher Moves On To Day Two Of Nationals After Three Wins On Friday, Earns All-American Distinction
    March 11, 2016
    Fisher Moves On To Day Two Of Nationals After Three Wins On Friday, Earns All-American Distinction On Friday, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy senior wrestler Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) won three of his four bouts at the NCAA National Championship Meet and has earned All-American distinction. Fisher will now continue on to the second day of competition with a chance to finish as high as third in the nation.
  • NCAA Championship Preview: Fisher Primed For His Final National Tournament Appearance
    March 10, 2016
    NCAA Championship Preview: Fisher Primed For His Final National Tournament Appearance USMMA senior wrestler Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this weekend to take part in the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet, hosted by Cornell College at the U.S. Cellular Center. It’s the second straight year that Fisher will represent the Mariners at the national event.
  • Fisher Qualifies For NCAA Championships After Second-Place Finish At Regionals; Twito And Maye Named Alternates
    February 28, 2016
    Fisher Qualifies For NCAA Championships After Second-Place Finish At Regionals; Twito And Maye Named Alternates For the second-straight day a USMMA student-athlete has qualified for the NCAA National Championships, as today it was senior wrestler Ricky Fisher (Nashville, Tenn.) that earned a spot at Nationals with his second-place finish at 197 at the NCAA East Regional Meet this weekend, hosted by Washington and Lee University.
  • Seven Wrestlers Still Vying For Spots In Nationals After Day One Of NCAA East Regionals
    February 27, 2016
    Seven Wrestlers Still Vying For Spots In Nationals After Day One Of NCAA East Regionals The USMMA men’s wrestling team has seven wrestlers remaining to battle for qualifying spots into the NCAA Tournament after the first day of the East Regionals on Saturday, hosted by Washington & Lee.
  • Four Mariners Nab All-Centennial Postseason Accolades; Twito & Fisher Earn Academic Honors As Well
    February 18, 2016
    Four Mariners Nab All-Centennial Postseason Accolades; Twito & Fisher Earn Academic Honors As Well The Centennial Conference announced the 2015-16 postseason awards for wrestling on Wednesday and four Mariners were recognized by the conference, while two of the four were also named to the 2016 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.
  • Mariners Take Second At Centennial Champs Behind Twito’s & Fisher’s Individual Titles
    February 13, 2016
    Mariners Take Second At Centennial Champs Behind Twito’s & Fisher’s Individual Titles The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team had a great day at the 2016 Centennial Conference Championship Meet on Saturday, hosted by McDaniel College. The Mariners had six wrestlers place in the top three in their brackets, including two individual champions, as the squad finished the event in second place with 69.5 points. Stevens won the team championship with 121 points.
  • Wrestling Edged By Coast Guard, 19-18, On Senior Night
    February 10, 2016
    Wrestling Edged By Coast Guard, 19-18, On Senior Night The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost its Superintendents’ Trophy matchup to visiting Coast Guard, 19-18, on Wednesday night at the Liebertz Gymnasium. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 10-9 overall, while the Bears improve to 6-5.
  • Wrestling Picks Up Two Centennial Wins Over Gettysburg And Hopkins
    February 06, 2016
    Wrestling Picks Up Two Centennial Wins Over Gettysburg And Hopkins The USMMA wrestling team earned a pair of Centennial Conference victories on Saturday over Gettysburg College (21-18) and Johns Hopkins University (36-6) at JHU’s Goldfarb Gym. The wins improve the Mariners’ record to 10-8 (5-3 Centennial).
  • Mariners Defeat Nationally-Ranked NYU, 17-15, Wednesday Night
    February 03, 2016
    Mariners Defeat Nationally-Ranked NYU, 17-15, Wednesday Night On Wednesday night, the USMMA wrestling team defeated #22/21 NYU, 17-15, in a back-and-forth Centennial Conference affair at the Liebertz Gymnasium that came down to the final bout at the heavyweight class. The Mariners improve to an even 8-8 (3-3 Centennial), while the Violets fall to 9-5 (3-2 Centennial).
  • Wrestling Splits Action At Centennial Tri On Saturday
    January 30, 2016
    Wrestling Splits Action At Centennial Tri On Saturday On Saturday, a majority of the USMMA wrestling team travelled to Muhlenberg College for a Centennial Tri-Meet while the rest of the squad competed at the All-Academy Championships. After dropping the first match to Ursinus, 28-16, the Mariners earned a 36-10 victory over the host Mules to earn a split on the day. The Mariners’ dual record moves to 7-8 (2-3 Centennial) on the season.
  • Wrestling Earns D3 Team Championship At All-Academy Tournament
    January 30, 2016
    Wrestling Earns D3 Team Championship At All-Academy Tournament The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team competed in the 22nd Annual All-Academy Championships on Saturday, hosted by VMI. The Mariners finished sixth overall at the event and placed best out of the three Division III teams that competed (Coast Guard and Norwich were the others), and therefore were crowned the D3 Team Champions.
  • Mariners Drop Centennial Match To #19 Stevens On The Road Wednesday
    January 27, 2016
    Mariners Drop Centennial Match To #19 Stevens On The Road Wednesday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team lost on the road at #19 Stevens on Wednesday night, 28-13. In defeat, the Mariners fall to 6-7 (1-2 Centennial), while the Ducks improve to 14-2 (2-0 Centennial) with their program-record 10th straight win.
  • Winter Storm Jonas Effects All Scheduled Contests This Saturday
    January 22, 2016
    Winter Storm Jonas Effects All Scheduled Contests This Saturday Due to Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to dump nearly a foot or more of snow on the New York Metropolitan Area this weekend, all USMMA athletic events that were scheduled for Saturday have either been postponed or cancelled.
  • Wrestling Splits Action At Centennial Tri Saturday
    January 16, 2016
    Wrestling Splits Action At Centennial Tri Saturday The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team split a pair of Centennial Conference dual matches on Saturday at McDaniel College. The Mariners began the morning with a 44-4 win over Washington and Lee, but lost to the host Green Terror, 29-14 in the afternoon. The Mariners’ record moves to 6-5 overall on the season after the 1-1 day.
  • Wrestling Drops Two Matches To Nationally-Ranked Opponents At NWCA National Duals
    January 08, 2016
    Wrestling Drops Two Matches To Nationally-Ranked Opponents At NWCA National Duals The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team competed in the highly-selective NWCA National Duals on Friday along with 23 nationally-ranked programs. The Mariners’ first match in the championship draw was against #13 Alma College early this morning, which the Scots won by the final of 27-17. Then in their first consolation bracket match in the afternoon against #12 Coe College, USMMA bowed out of the very competitive tournament with a 30-11 defeat to the Kohawks. Overall on the season, the Mariners’ dual meet record drops to an even 4-4.
  • Mariners Edge Wheaton, 18-16, In Exciting Match At NWCA National Duals Friday Night
    January 08, 2016
    Mariners Edge Wheaton, 18-16, In Exciting Match At NWCA National Duals Friday Night The USMMA wrestling team had time for one more match at the NWCA National Duals on Friday night, an extra match outside of the brackets against Wheaton College (Ill.). After falling behind with four straight losses, the Mariners came back to narrowly edge the Thunder, 18-16, by earning decisions in the final two classes. The win improves Merchant Marine’s record to 5-4 on the season, while Wheaton falls to 0-4.
  • Trio Of Freshmen Place In Top-Three At Long Island Open Sunday
    January 03, 2016
    Trio Of Freshmen Place In Top-Three At Long Island Open Sunday On Sunday, the USMMA wrestling team competed in its first event of the New Year, the Long Island Open, hosted by nearby Nassau Community College. The Mariners had three freshman place in the top-three at the event, including two who finished second.
  • Mariners Invited To Wrestle At Highly-Selective NWCA National Duals In Three Weeks
    December 18, 2015
    Mariners Invited To Wrestle At Highly-Selective NWCA National Duals In Three Weeks The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wrestling team has been invited to compete in the 2016 NWCA National Duals, which will be held Jan. 8-9 at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Mariners are one of just 24 Division III programs that were invited to compete at the prestigious “Mat Mayhem” event. This is the first time in program history that the USMMA squad will compete in this highly-selective national event.
  • Wrestling Wins Two Matches At 2015 Mariner Duals On Saturday
    December 12, 2015
    Wrestling Wins Two Matches At 2015 Mariner Duals On Saturday The USMMA wrestling team hosted the 2015 Mariner Duals on Saturday at the Liebertz Gymnasium. The Mariners won their first two matches of the day over Hunter (39-14) and Centenary (28-17), but dropped the finale to Division II LIU Post, 29-15. With the 2-1 record on the day, Merchant Marine improves to 4-2 on the season.
  • Fisher Takes Second, Dial Fifth, At New Standard Corp. Invitational On Saturday
    December 05, 2015
    Fisher Takes Second, Dial Fifth, At New Standard Corp. Invitational On Saturday On Saturday, the USMMA wrestling team took part in the Seventh Annual New Standard Corporation Invitational, hosted by York College in Pennsylvania. For the second-straight weekend, the Mariners had two wrestlers place at a tournament.
  • Hall Of Fame Wrestler George Munnich ’58 Passes Away
    November 24, 2015
    Hall Of Fame Wrestler George Munnich ’58 Passes Away The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletics family is saddened by the news of the passing of former Hall of Fame Wrestler George Munnich of the Class of 1958. Munnich had been involved in wrestling for over 64 years, with over 50 of those years wrestling and coaching on Long Island.
  • Two Wrestlers Place As Mariners Finish 14th At New York State Intercollegiate Championships
    November 22, 2015
    Two Wrestlers Place As Mariners Finish 14th At New York State Intercollegiate Championships The USMMA wrestling team competed at the New York State Intercollegiate Championships on Sunday, hosted by Cornell University. The Mariners placed 14th at the event out of 26 schools with 22 points and were led by two wrestlers that placed in their respective brackets.
  • Wrestling Goes 2-1 At Season-Opening New York/Pennsylvania Duals
    November 14, 2015
    Wrestling Goes 2-1 At Season-Opening New York/Pennsylvania Duals The USMMA wrestling team opened the 2015-16 season with three dual matches at the New York/Pennsylvania Duals on Saturday, hosted by King’s College. The Mariners dropped their first match, but rebounded to take the next two to finish with a 2-1 record on the day.
  • Ilaria Unveils 2015-16 Wrestling Schedule
    November 04, 2015
    Ilaria Unveils 2015-16 Wrestling Schedule USMMA wrestling eighth-year head coach Greg Ilaria released the Mariners' schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season on Wednesday. Merchant Marine's slate this year features 13 regular season dates and three championship events.
  • Five New Members Inducted Into USMMA Athletics Hall Of Fame Friday Night
    September 28, 2015
    Five New Members Inducted Into USMMA Athletics Hall Of Fame Friday Night This past Friday night, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Athletics Department inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame as part of its 16th class to be included. The induction ceremony was in conjunction with the Academy’s and the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation’s (AAF) Homecoming celebration this past weekend. The Alumni Association and Foundation hosted the event in Melville Hall on campus here in Kings Point.
  • Two Wrestlers Earn NWCA Scholar All-American Honors; Mariners Rank 21st In Nation For Team GPA & Place Four On Centennial Academic Honor Roll
    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.
  • Fisher’s Quest For National Championship Cut Short Friday
    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.
  • NCAA Championship Preview: Fisher Prepared For Tough Test At Nationals This Weekend
    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.
  • Fisher Qualifies For NCAAs With Second-Place Performance At East Regional Sunday
    March 01, 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.
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