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Hofstra's Jamie Franco during his match against Iowa

Hofstra's Jamie Franco during his match against Iowa at Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden. by Robert Cassidy Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

Fourteen colleges - including Hofstra - participated in Grapple at the Garden.

A match between Ohio State and Maryland opens
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

A match between Ohio State and Maryland opens Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden. by Robert Cassidy

Wrestling legend Dan Gable and former UFC champion
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

Wrestling legend Dan Gable and former UFC champion Frankie Edgar pose at Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden.

Hofstra's Jamie Franco during his match against Iowa
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

Hofstra's Jamie Franco during his match against Iowa at Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden. by Robert Cassidy

Missouri's Nicholas Hucke, left, faces off against Cornell's
Photo Credit: AP Photo Seth Wenig

Missouri's Nicholas Hucke, left, faces off against Cornell's Michael Nevinger during the Grapple at the Garden college wrestling tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. Hucke won the match. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Grapple at the Garden takes place at Madison
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

Grapple at the Garden takes place at Madison Square Garden.

The Hofstra and Cornell wrestling teams share the
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

The Hofstra and Cornell wrestling teams share the Knicks locker room during Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden. by Robert Cassidy

Hofstra's Steve Bonnano, left, wrestled Iowa's Matt McDonough
Photo Credit: AP Photo Seth Wenig

Hofstra's Steve Bonnano, left, wrestled Iowa's Matt McDonough during the Grapple at the Garden at Madison Square Garden in New York, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. McDonough won the match. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

For the first time in its storied history,

For the first time in its storied history, Madison Square Garden hosted a college wrestling dual meet with a lineup that included Hofstra, Rutgers, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Cornell. Videojournalist: Robert Cassidy (Dec. 16, 2012)

Hofstra wrestling coach Rob Anspach shouts instructions during
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

Hofstra wrestling coach Rob Anspach shouts instructions during the Hofstra-Iowa match at Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden. by Robert Cassidy

Hofstra's Steve Bonnano,of Wantagh, works for position against
Photo Credit: Robert Cassidy

Hofstra's Steve Bonnano,of Wantagh, works for position against Iowa's Matt McDonagh during Grapple at the Garden, a collegiate wrestling event featuring 14 colleges at Madison Square Garden. Bonnano lost the 125-pound match. by Robert Cassidy

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