By Michael Otero
Competing in the Dragon Open in Minnesota, the wrestling team had 11 top-5 finishes, led by sophomore Joe Calderone and junior Vinny Turano. Both gentlemen had respective second-place turnouts at 133 and
141 lbs.Calderon advanced to the final in his weight class after pinning his opponent in the semi-final in just over two minutes. He later fell the Blake Bosch, who is ranked no. 2 in the nation, by a score of 8-2.
Turano won back-to-back decisions against North Dakota State en route to his second place finish. Sophomores Ronnie King and Matt Langan each had third place showings at the 149 and 184 lb. marker, respectively.
The Pioneers will hit the mat again on Saturday, Dec. 12, when they wrestle at the Mariners Duals, which is hosted by the United States Merchant Marine Academy. First bout is scheduled for 11 a.m.