Wrestling: Norwich Tripped Up By Centenary, Wesleyan

Wrestling: Norwich Tripped Up By Centenary, Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Norwich University wrestling team posted back-to-back losses against the Cyclones of Centenary University and the Cardinals from Wesleyan University on Sunday at the latter's campus. 

Norwich, who lost to Centenary by a 39-15 score before falling to Wesleyan by a 32-12 margin, finishes its 2016-17 dual meet schedule with a 7-8 overall record. The Cadets also competed against the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in an exhibition match to conclude the day. 

Against the Cyclones, sophomore Jacob Forsman (Voorhees, N.J.) notched six points for the Cadets at the 133-pound weight class, pinning Dylan Luciano in 5:28. Senior Pat McCurdy (Woodstown, N.J.), competing at 165, earned a 7-3 decision over Thomas Miller to secure three additional team points. 

Forsman earned a 10-6 victory by decision against Wesleyan in the second match of the afternoon before senior Benjamin Swanson (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) eked out a 5-4 win by decision at 157 pounds, earning three points. Freshman Joseph Hennessey (Boonville, N.Y.), after collecting a forfeit win against Centenary, pinned Wesleyan's Matt Winchester in 1:48 to earn an additional six points. 

Against WPI in an exhibition match, sophomore Zach Morris (South Glens Falls, N.Y.) pinned Brandon Abad of the Engineers in 1:21 at 149 pounds. 

Norwich returns to action Sunday, Feb. 19, competing in the Futures Invitational on the campus of Johnson & Wales (R.I.) University at 11 a.m.