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Fox Lane Grad Grippi Wins College Wrestling Title

Springfield's Joey Grippi, a Fox Lane graduate, won his second consecutive 141-pound title at the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational.
Springfield's Joey Grippi, a Fox Lane graduate, won his second consecutive 141-pound title at the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational. Photo Credit: Courtesy Springfield College Athletics

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Springfield College senior Joey Grippi went 4-0 to win his second consecutive 141-pound title at the Doug Parker Wrestling Invitational hosted by Springfield, in Massachusetts.

The 2009 Fox Lane graduate, who was a Division III all-American last year, was seeded first and received a first-round bye. Grippi opened his day with an 8-1 win over Josh White from Bridgewater State. He followed up with a 15-0 technical fall over Fred Reisch of Plymouth State in a quarterfinal match.

In his semifinal, Grippi defeated a tough Corey Vernon from Centenary. Riding the momentum from his semifinal win, Grippi closed out his day with a title after a 10-7 victory over third-seeded Paul Marcello from Johns Hopkins.

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