March 20, 2014

Three BSU Grapplers Garner Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star Honors

2013-2014 Pilgrim Wrestling League All-Star Teams (PDF)

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Three Bridgewater State University student-athletes earned Pilgrim Wrestling League (PWL) All-Star honors as the league award winners were announced today.

Senior heavyweight Ricky Caruso (Waltham, Mass.) and freshman 133-pounder Paul Sughrue (Methuen, Mass.) were both named as PWL First Team All-Stars.

Sophomore 157-pounder Matt Armano (Methuen, Mass.) was selected to the second team and also garnered Scholar-Athlete All-Star distinction.  To be named to the scholar-athlete all-star team, a wrestler must carry a minimum 3.0 grade point average, compete in at least half the PWL matches, and post a winning record in PWL matches.

Caruso posted a record of 38-8 this season with 76 takedowns and 11 pins.  He earned All-Northeast Region honors and advanced to the NCAA Division III Championships by placing third in the heavyweight class at the Northeast Regional Tournament.  At the NCAAs, Caruso placed eighth to become just the third All-American in BSU wrestling history.

In his first season of collegiate wrestling, Sughrue went 14-6 with five pins, two tech. falls and 36 takedowns before suffering a season-ending injury.

Armano finished the year with a record of 18-11 to go along with nine pins, 37 takedowns and six reversals.  The Physical Education major currently sports an impressive 3.51 GPA.

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