Last weekend, the Stony Brook wrestling club had the chance to compete against some of the nation’s best teams in the National Wrestling Collegiate Association National Duals event in Dalton, Georgia. The No. 21 Seawolves picked up wins in two out of their six matchups, and finished 15th out of 24 teams in the tournament.
This Saturday, the Stony Brook Seawolves Men’s Basketball team headed out to Madison Square Garden, one of the most famous arenas in sports history, to face off against the La Salle Explorers. The game felt like a home game for the Seawolves, as they brought along a whole battalion of cheerleaders, the band and a sizeable student section. The La Salle Explorers gained national notoriety as one of the NCAA tournament’s Cinderellas, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen last year. Stony Brook faced a tough opponent as La Salle had all but one player return from the season where they played a role Stony Brook hopes to this March. However, the game showed evidence that Stony Brook would need a little improvement to reach that goal, as they were shut down offensively in a second half collapse for a 65-57 La Salle victory.
This Sunday afternoon, the Stony Brook Seawolves Men’s Basketball team hosted the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers in a clash of two Long Island colleges. The Seawolves, 5-2 on the season, looked to extend their 13 game home winning streak. St. Francis threatened to be a formidable foe, with a 4-3 season including wins against last year’s ACC champion Miami Hurricanes.
As Mentasti described the Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden, he called it “the Super Bowl of dog shows.” With nine years of experience and countless awards under his belt, he qualified for and competed in prestigious shows such as Westminster, the AKC Eukanuba National Championship and the Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show Presented by Purina.