Juniors Tom Bixby and Jim Corcoran were named co-captains of next year's wrestling squad at a team banquet last night during which the annual grappling awards were handed out.
Corcoran compiled a 7-6-2 record this season while Bixby racked up a 7-7 slate.
Sal D'Agostino, who shuttled between the 177- and 190-weight classes during the course of the season, was selected "Most Valuable" wrestler on the strength of a 12-1 record. D'Agostino totaled more points than any other member of the team, having tallied nine pins. The junior also won two bouts in the post-season EIWA tourney after losing to Princeton's Keith Ely.
Bob Cusumano, who wrestled at 134 pounds, was named the "Most Improved" grappler as he posted a 3-1-2 mark while Bixby received the annual plaque awarded to the wrestler who shows the most intestinal fortitude during the course of the season. Doug Mason was honored with the junior varsity equivalent of Bixby's plaque.
"It's sort of a second effort trophy," said head coach John Lee to describe Bixby's and Mason's silverware, which was bequeathed in honor of late Harvard wrestler John Imire.
Co-captains-elect Corcoran and Bixby, along with returning lettermen D'Agostino, Bill Mulvihill, and Ed Bordley, will try to improve on this season's record of 9-6 without the services of seniors Dave Albert and co-captains Milt Yasunaga and Kip Smith.