Middletown, Conn. - Trinity College senior heavyweight Greg Vaughan (Hingham, Mass.) and sophomore 197-pounder Petros Hologitas (Rockland, Mass.) each claimed fourth place in his bracket, as the Trinity College Bantams finished 13th in the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championships at Wesleyan University. Trinity had 33.5 points , while Wesleyan won the meet with 126 points.
Vaughan pinned three of his first four opponents but was pinned by Bridgewater State's Pat Walsh in 5:38 in the winner's bracker semifinals, and lost by fall to Western New England's Jamison Sacco in 1:38 in the consolation finals. Hologitas also advanced to the winner's bracket semifinals with a pair of victories, before losing a close match, 3-1 (SV1), to Springfield's Paul Burns that sent him to the consolation bracket. He split his next two matches, including a 13-2 loss to top-seeded Phil Ernst, of Roger Williams, to collect fourth place honors. Junior 184-pounder William Youngblood (Bernardsville, N.J.) went 2-2 for the Bantams in the tournament. Both Vaughan, who was ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 9 in the nation entering the tournament, and Hologitas, ranked No. 2 in region, earn All-NEWA honors for their fine performances.