PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Nine Plymouth State College wrestlers finished among the top four in their respective weight classes Saturday at the annual P.S.C Open Wrestling Tournament at Foley Gymnasium.
Wrestlers from 10 schools and several unattached wrestlers competed in the one-day tourney. No official team scores were kept, as schools were allowed multiple wrestlers in each weight class.
Senior Brian Borkowski (Sabattus, ME) led the way for Plymouth State. He won the title at 158 pounds and was selected the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler. He won all three of his matches in decisive fashion, improving to an impressive 20-0 this season.
Senior heavyweight Dave Lucia (Billerica, MA) was PSC’s next best finisher. He advanced to the finals before losing and raised his season record to 16-3. Three Panthers finished third in their divisions – junior Todd Oljey (Byfield, MA) at 142 pounds, sophomore Ben Baker (Gardiner, ME) at 167, and junior Russ Pamulak (Indianola, IA) at 177. Oljey’s record is now 6-4, Baker improves to 14-6, and Pamulak is 21-5.
The four PSC wrestlers who finished fourth include sophomore Shawn Kain (Lakeville, MA) at 150 pounds, senior Pete Marinilli (Stoughton, MA) at 167, junior Scot Padelford (Troy, ME) at 190, and junior Ryan Carr (Salem, NH) at heavyweight.
PSC, which was ranked fifth in New England before last Wednesday’s victory over second-ranked Norwich, hosts W.P.I. Wednesday (Jan. 28) in the final home wrestling match of the season at Foley Gymnasium (7:00 p.m.)
PLYMOUTH STATE COLLEGE OPEN WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
January 24, 1998 — Foley Gymnasium, Plymouth, NH
Competing Teams (No Team Scores Kept): Boston College, Bridgewater State, Dartmouth Club, Johnson and Wales Club, Kings College, Norwich, Plymouth State, Rhode Island College, Springfield College, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Western New England College, Yale Club, Unattached
- Abdul Shabazz, WNEC
- Rob Niciforo, Unatt.
- Kevin Fleenor, WNEC
- Sage Chavez, Coast Guard
- Sean Magee, RIC
- Matt McKinnely, Boston College
- Kevin Duffy, Coast Guard
- John Kanavich, WNEC
- Kevin Willard, Bridgewater State
- Jay Giroux, Unatt.
- Marshall Newberry, Coast Guard
- Mike Metz, Unatt.
- Bryan Brunk, WNEC
- Brian Allen, Unatt.
- Todd Oljey, Plymouth State
- Mark Rusnak, Coast Guard
- James Barbera, Unatt.
- Jay Cornicelli, RIC
- Andre Paquette, Coast Guard
- Shawn Kain, Plymouth State
- Brian Borkowski, Plymouth State
- Josh Miller, Coast Guard
- Matt Dougherty, WNEC
- Dan MacIntosh, Bridgewater State
- Scott Carlson, Unatt.
- Mike Mita, Boston College
- Ben Baker, Plymouth State
- Peter Marinilli, Plymouth State
- Billy Simpson, Unatt.
- Bryan May, Coast Guard
- Russ Pamulak, Plymouth State
- Euse Mita, Boston College
- Dave Osiecki, WNEC
- James Ross, RIC
- Jeremy VonFlatern, RIC
- Scot Padelford, Plymouth State
- Lonnie Morris, Unattached
- Dave Lucia, Plymouth State
- Ken Adams, WNEC
- Ryan Carr, Plymouth State
Outstanding Wrestler: Brian Borkowski, Plymouth State (158 pounds)