Successful Start to Regular Season With Four Placewinners, 7th-Place Team Showing at Doug Parker

11.19.06

With 19 wrestlers in action during the annual Doug Parker Invitational tournament hosted by Springfield Sat., Nov. 18, the Cardinals had four placewinners and moved up considerably in the team standings from the previous year. Wesleyan finished seventh of 17 squads. A year ago, Wesleyan came in 14th. Leading the way with a 4-1 mark and a second-place honor at 157 was Dan deLalla '07 (photo). Dan Bloom '10 continued his fine effort at 125 with a 4-2 record and a fourth-place finish. Also placing for the Cardinals was Greg Hurd '10 (5-2, 5th at 165) and Mike Lima '08 (3-3, 6th at 197). Both Steve Campbell '06 at heavyweight and John Gottfried '09 at 197 picked up three wins by didn't place. The Cardinals will resume competition at the annual R.I.T. Invitational Sat., Dec. 2.