Greg Hurd '10 and Dan Bloom '10 Make Finals at Their Weights During Doug Parker Invitational

11.18.07

Wesleyan had two wrestlers make the finals during the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield Sat., Nov 17 - Greg Hurd '10 (main photo) at 174 pounds and Dan Bloom '10 (photo insert lower left) at 125 pounds. Hurd, who went 3-1 in a field of 23 wrestlers, came into the tournament ranked seventh nationally in Division III. His loss in the finals came to the sixth-ranked wrestler nationally, Brandon MacWhinnie of Stevens Tech, 8-1. Bloom dropped an 8-4 match to Rickey Redd of Centenary in his title bout, giving him a 4-1 mark. The Cardials had one other place-taker as Chris Alvanos '11 went 5-2 to finish fourth at 125. There were 31 competitors at 125 pounds in the tournament. As a team, Wesleyan finished ninth of 18 competing squads. The next action for the squad will be the annual R.I.T. Invitational Sat., Dec. 1.