Department of Athletics

Dan Del Gallo: USM's First Wrestling National Champion!

LACROSSE, Wisc.   –  Senior Dan Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) capped a historic weekend and an outstanding career as a member of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' wrestling team earning ascending to the pinnacle of his sport winning the national title at 149-pounds at the 2017 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships hosted this weekend at the La Crosse Center by the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse.

            Making his third consecutive appearance at the NCAA National Championship, Del Gallo achieved a number of milestones during his historic run to a national title, establishing a new all-time win record for Huskies' wrestling, becoming just the third Husky wrestling All-American in program history along with becoming the University of Southern Maine's first wrestling national champion.  With his national championship secure, Del Gallo now joins track and field athletes Jamie Ruginski (Buxton, Maine) and Peyton Dostie (Standish, Maine) as the Huskies' only three individual sport national champions in USM history.  READ MORE