As spring was getting underway, some Wesleyan students were gearing up for the toughest work they’d face all year. Graduate student Devon Carrillo ’17, Dominic Pirraglia ’18 and Isaiah Bellamy ’18 were off to wrestling’s national tournament in Cleveland to represent Wesleyan. They had all had stellar seasons under the guidance of coach extraordinaire Drew Black.
Dominic had a fine senior season for the Cardinals, and he wrestled hard against nationally ranked opponents. Devon and Isaiah were also matched up against the nation’s best, and they earned All-American status in their sport. This is an extraordinary achievement, and Isaiah went on to capture third place in the country in his weight class (285). Isaiah was awarded the NCAA prize for “Most Falls,” leading the country with 24 totals pins. Devon finished third in falls with 22. The dynamic duo led the country in pins for the majority of the season. You can read more about them here.
Join me in congratulating these fine student-athletes!