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    March 16, 2017
    Rooney & Bunce Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans; Mariners Finish 13th In The Country For Team GPA 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.
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    March 10, 2017
    Mariners Close Out Season At NCAA Championships Friday Night 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.
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    March 10, 2017
    NCAA Nationals Update: Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Through First Session 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.
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    March 09, 2017
    NCAA Nationals Preview: Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Look To Shine For Merchant Marine This Weekend 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.).
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    February 24, 2017
    Beshada, Rooney & Raigoza Headed To NCAA National Championships! 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.
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    February 23, 2017
    Wrestling Regional Preview: Mariners Vying For National Berths In Virginia This Weekend 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.
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    February 11, 2017
    Rooney Earns Centennial Championship At 184; Four Other Mariners Place In Top Three 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.
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    February 08, 2017
    Wrestling Suffers Setback At #16 Coast Guard, 31-10 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.
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    February 01, 2017
    Late Surge Falls Just Short As Mariners Lose To #6/7 Stevens, 25-24, On Senior Night 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).
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    January 29, 2017
    Bunce Places Fourth To Lead Mariners At All-Academy Championships 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.
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    January 28, 2017
    Wrestling Splits Action At Muhlenberg Centennial Tri 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.
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    January 24, 2017
    Bunce Named Centennial Conference Wrestler Of The Week 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.
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    January 21, 2017
    Wrestling Sweeps Action At Centennial Tri, Including Win Over Nationally-Ranked Gettysburg 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.
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    January 17, 2017
    Wrestling Falls To Nationally-Ranked TCNJ, 32-10, Tuesday In Jersey 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.
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    January 14, 2017
    Wrestling Drops A Pair Of Centennial Matches In Conference Openers 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).
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    January 08, 2017
    Mariners Pick Up Two Wins At Long Island Wrestling Day 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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