Dan Bloom '10 and Greg Hurd '10 Both Go 4-0 to Help Cards Place 6th of 15 Teams at NEWA Duals

1.18.09

Seeded sixth at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals hosted by Roger Williams Sun., Jan. 18, the Cardinals went 2-2 to finish right on their seed with a sixth-place posting among 15 teams.

Leading the way for the Cardinals were the team's two nationally ranked competitors - Dan Bloom '10 (photo insert upper right) at 125 pounds and Greg Hurd '10 (main photo) at 174 pounds. Both went 4-0 during Wesleyan's four dual matches. Bloom had two pins and two decisions while Hurd had a pin, two major decisions and a decision. Bloom currently stands 21-1 overall this year and is ranked 10th nationally in Division III. Hurd holds a 21-2 record and is ranked 10th in the country as well.

Wesleyan opened the NEWA Duals by downing Trinity for the second time this season, 34-11. Wesleyan then fell 21-13 to Springfield, which went on to place fourth. Wesleyan then downed Bridgewater St., 31-12, before losing a tight match to Southern Maine, 24-21.

Wesleyan will have an equally busy weekend coming up as the Cardinals host WPI in a match Sat., Jan. 24 before taking on Duals Champion Johnson & Wales, Coast Guard and Southern Maine in a four-way affair Sun., Jan. 25. The WPI match and one of the matches on Sunday will be webcast with details for watching the action on the Wesleyan athletics home page under "Webcasts."