Franco Wins CAA Title; Punches Ticket To NCAA Tourney

FrancoHofstraRuggirello and Wightman finish 3rd

Congratulations to Monroe Woodbury graduate Jamie Franco of Hofstra for winning the 133 pound title at the CAA tournament and securing his spot at this year’s NCAA Championships.  Franco began the day with a 6-0 victory over Josh Harlowe of Boston University before picking off top seeded Scott Festejo 3-2 in the semifinals.  Franco capped off his title run by defeating 3rd seeded Derek Steeley of Binghamton 8-4 in the finals.  Hofstra 149 pounder Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central) and Boston University 165 pounder Mitch Wightman (Warwick) both finished 3rd in the tournament and will have to hope for a wildcard for admission to the NCAAs.  Great job guys! 

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