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Three Scholar All-Americans Highlights Impressive List Of Academic Honors For Trinity Wrestling In 2019-20

Three Scholar All-Americans Highlights Impressive List Of Academic Honors For Trinity Wrestling In 2019-20

Hartford, Conn. – The Trinity College wrestling sophomore Kevin Lyskawa (Londonderry, N.H.) and first-years Isaiah Bailey (Westerly, R.I.) and Nico Patch (Oswego, Ill.) were named as both 2019-20 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) All-Academic Honorees and National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III Scholar All-Americans, while Lyskawa and sophomore Finnegan McGovern (Wilton, Conn.) graced the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic Team.  In addition, the Bantam squad was recognized as a NEWA Team GPA Award recipient thanks to their 3.46 team g.p.a. among its ten starters.The Bantams, led by Head Coach Sebastian Amato (20th season), finished the dual-meet schedule with a 3-16 record and posted three top-ten finishes at tournaments this winter. The Bantams also placed 13th in the Headlock for Hunger New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Duals Championship Tournament and closed the year with a 15th-place finish in the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships. 

Lyskawa led Trinity in wins with 30 against just 11 losses, including a 16-4 mark in dual matches, wrestling almost exclusively at 157 pounds this winter. He was also second on the team with 11 wins by fall, and placed fifth in his weight class in the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships to close the year. Lyskawa also went 4-0 in the NEWA Duals Championship Tournament, representing the Bantams on the NEWA All-Tournament team, finished second in the Doug Parker Invitational at Springfield, and third at the RIT Invitational.  He was a member of the NEWA All-Rookie Team and received NEWA All-Academic recognition in 2018-19.  A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Lyskawa also plays lacrosse for the Bantams. He is majoring in neurobiochemistry at Trinity and is the son of Patricia Cady and Bruce Lyskawa.  

Bailey, who missed his first season of wrestling due to an injury, led the Bantams in winning percentage this winter with a 19-6 record, and was 12-3 in dual matches predominantly at 174 pounds. He also tied for third on the team with nine wins by fall, finished third in the Waynesburg Invitational, and went 2-2 in the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships to close the year.  A graduate of Tabor Academy in Massachusetts, Bailey is majoring in philosophy at Trinity.  He is the son of Beth and Matthew Bailey. 

Patch was second on the Bantams in wins with 23 against just 11 losses, including a 9-6 record in duals competition in 2019-20. He won eight times by pin and finished third in the Waynesburg Invitational.  A graduate of Oswego East High School, Patch is majoring in public policy & law at Trinity.  McGovern posted a 4-14 record at 133 and 141 pounds and went 1-2 with his lone pin of the season in the NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championships to close the year.  A graduate of Wilton High School, he is the son of Christine and Brian McGovern.

NWCA Scholar All-American information

NESCAC All-Academic information