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Dan Bloom ’10, Greg Hurd ’10 Crowned N.E. Champions

Wes wrestlers Dan Bloom ’10 (photo inset upper right) and Greg Hurd ’10 (main photo) are New England champions at 125 and 174 pounds, respectively, after placing first in their weight class at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championships this weekend. Both will head to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year, as Bloom was the New England champion at 125 last year as well while Hurd was a wild-card selection after placing second. Josh Berkovic ’10 placed second at 165 for the second straight year, and Luke Erickson ’12 (third at 197), Howard Tobochnik ’13 (fifth at 141), Zach Rolfe ’10 (fifth at 184), and Dave Bachy ’10 (sixth at 157) were all named all-New England by virtue of their top-six finishes.

Wes tied for third at the meet with Johnson & Wales (95 team points each), behind only Williams (128.5 team points) and Springfield (100.5 team points). Also, 12th-year head coach/lifesaver and all-around awesome guy Drew Black (photo inset lower right) was named NEWA Coach of the Year, and Wes was recognized for having the highest team GPA of the 14 NEWA schools.

The NCAAs are March 5-6 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Keep it up, guys!

(Photos courtesy Brian Katten)

Get Recognition for Your Work

Wesleyan students all do fantastic things, but sometimes these accomplishments don’t get the recognition they may deserve. The WSA has formed a new partnership with University Communications and the Deans’ Office to better promote student stories.

You can submit your personal accomplishments or stories through this form on the WSA website. They may relate to academic research, an interesting internship or job, volunteerism, accomplishments in arts or music, etc.

You are also encouraged to share the achievements of fellow students, who may be too modest to do so themselves. No story will be published or promoted without first contacting the student.

We encourage the submission of information about upcoming events related to your achievements – this will allow those who publicize your work to attend your event.

Your stories, if appropriate, will be shared with University Communications and the Deans’ Office. They may be promoted on University blogs and websites, in the Wesleyan Connection, or in other forms of outreach to alumni. Some stories may even be pitched to local or national media.

Mike Pernick ’10, WSA President
Becky Weiss ’10, WSA VP