PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Norwich wrestling will send a wrestler to the NCAA DIII Championships for the first time since 2008 after senior Jacob Forsman (Voorhees, N.J.) knocked off three straight New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) opponents at the Northeast Regionals over the weekend on his way to a second place finish.
The unseeded Forsman started his day with a victory over #3 NEWA ranked Brad Beaulieu of Southern Maine (Fall 3:30), continued with a win over #5 NEWA ranked Tristan Stetson of Wesleyan (Dec. 9-4), and culminated with a victory #2 NEWA ranked and #10 NCAA ranked Michael Gonyea of Castleton University to secure an automatic spot at the NCAA Championships. He finished his day with a championship bout against #1 NEWA ranked and #4 NCAA ranked Bobby Jordan of Johnson & Wales, who managed to finally stop Forsman with a 20-10 major decision victory.
Norwich had some other incredibly bright spots on the weekend. Freshman Daniel Curran (Peterborough, N.H.) defeated Aarin Feliz in his first match at 174-lbs and ended his day by defeating Feliz again in the seventh-place bout to earn a seventh-place finish in his first NCAA Regionals action, and senior Satchel Stauffer (Catasauqua, Pa.) worked his way through the bracket to a sixth-place finish overall at 197-lbs.
Forsman is the first Cadet wrestler to qualify for the National Championships since Brian Zane in 2008. He'll travel to the National Championships hosted by Ferrum College at The Berglund Center in Roanoke, Virginia on March 8th and 9th.