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Hofstra's Steve Bonanno

Four CAA Wrestlers Earn All-American

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 03/19/2012
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ST. LOUIS, MO (March 19, 2012) - The Colonial Athletic Association sent 27 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship and came home with four All-Americans.

Binghamton University placed 14th with two All-Americans, a third place (149 Donnie Vinson) and an eighth place finisher (285 Nick Gwiazdowski).

Hofstra University placed 23rd among the 70 teams represented at Nationals with a sixth place finisher (149 Justin Accordino) and an eighth place (125 Steve Bonanno).

Old Dominion placed 55th, Boston University was 56th, Rider was 59th, while Drexel and George Mason tied for 64th.


#12 Steve Bonanno of Hofstra went 4-3 to place eighth.

Jerome Robinson of Old Dominion went 0-2

Vince Rodriguez of Mason went 0-2


Scott Festejo of ODU went 0-2

Jamie Franco of Hofstra went 0-2


Luke Vaith of Hofstra went 1-2

Justin LaValle of ODU went 2-2


#4 Donnie Vinson of Binghamton went 7-1 to place third

Justin Accordino of Hofstra went 3-3 to place sixth


#9 Justin Lister of Binghamton went 2-2

John Nicholson of ODU went 1-2


#12 Paul Gillespie of Hofstra went 2-2

Joe Booth of Drexel went 0-2

James Brundage of Rider went 0-2

Tristan Warner of ODU went 0-2


Jim Resnick of Rider went 1-2

Kyle Czarnecki of Boston U. went 0-2

#10 Te Edwards of ODU went 0-2


Nathan Schiedel of Binghamton went 2-2

#11 Ben Clymer of Hofstra went 1-2


Cody Reed of Binghamton went 2-2

Brandon Palik of Drexel went 0-2

Joe Budi of ODU went 0-2

Bagna Tovuujav of Mason went 0-2


Nick Gwiazdowski of Binghamton went 5-3 to place eighth

Kevin Innis of BU went 1-2

Kyle Frey of Drexel went 0-2