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Ardsley's Longo Is Second In College Wrestling Tourney

Springfield senior Derrick Longo, an Ardsley graduate, placed second in the 165-pound weight class at the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational Saturday.
Springfield senior Derrick Longo, an Ardsley graduate, placed second in the 165-pound weight class at the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational Saturday. Photo Credit: Courtesy Springfield College Athletics

ARDSLEY, N.Y. – Springfield College Senior Derrick Longo was right where he wanted to be, wrestling for the 165-pound title in the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational at Springfield College Saturday.

Unfortunately, the second-seeded Ardsley graduate did not quite achieve the result he was looking for, falling to top-seeded Joey Favia of Stevens Institute, 4-1.

Longo began with a 13-2 major decision over Robert Sotelo of Rhode Island College. In the second round, Longo registered a 21-5 technical fall over Zach Bantle from Western New England.

Longo advanced to the semifinals with a hard-fought 2-1 win over James Matlack of Plymouth State. Longo decisioned Ryan Madson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy, 7-5, in a semifinal.

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