Fermi wrestling nears 500th victory

With a 51-21 victory over cross-town rival Enfield last week, the Fermi Flacons have inched within one victory of 500 all time for their program. Head Coach Jeff Beiler has been around for more than half of those victories and it is a milestone that he is extremely proud of and excited to achieve. What has him more excited is his team’s recent success.

With a 41-31 victory over Rockville this week they pulled to 5-5 overall, but are strong in the division. Matt Dwyer and Chase Larusso have wrestled well for the Falcons. Fermi can achieve the program milestone this weekend when it competes in a dual meet at Guilford.

Enfield

The Raiders aren’t having outstanding team success, but their individuals have fared well.

Jarret Maloney is currently 16-1 and took 3rd at the Fairfield Ludlowe Tournament and took 1st place at the Phil Tomkiel Tournament in Agawam, MA. He is currently undefeated in the NCCC at 4-0.

Bryan Murphy is currently 14-4 and is also undefeated in the NCCC at 4-0, and RJ Wages sits at 10-6 after this week.

Rockville

The Rams fell to Fermi 41-31 in their only match last week. Austin Novak and Nate Witnee had strong showings in the loss.

 Simsbury

Last Wednesday Simsbury defeated rival Conard 58-9. Keith and Sean Penney both had good outings that accounted for victories and the team also took home many forfeit wins that evening. They also earned their first loss of the year versus powerhouse Danbury 42-12.

 Canton/Somers

The Warriors downed Somers 42-27 on Wednesday night. Somers has been struggling to fill the lineup card and they took a few defeats due to forfeits.  The Spartans are not as strong as they have been in previous years, but Adam Patsun continues to wrestle well. Brock Steinfledt and Devin Glasson earned big victories for Canton in the match against Somers.

 Avon

Avon remained undefeated in the NCCC with a 48-18 win over Stafford. They are now 5-0 in conference.

Farmington

Farmington, who was ranked number 9 in the state lost to Bristol Eastern, number 8, and ended Farmington’s school-record winning streak at 50 consecutive matches.

Farmington beat Avon 42-20 Friday night in to push the streak to 50. The streak was the third longest winning streak in state history behind Danbury (96), and Manchester and New Milford, who each won 61 straight matches over parts of four seasons. Farmington is 15-1 overall.

 South Windsor

The Bobcats aren’t having the same team success that they’ve had in the [past, but senior Max Odell has been wrestling well. He took first at the Eagle Eye Classic at East Catholic on Saturday

 Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby/East Windsor

Khmari Thomas has continued his strong career. He took first at 182 on Saturday at East Catholic too. Thomas has been dominant in the early going this season. He was also named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler.

East Windsor’s Patrick Southerland took 4th at 122 in the tournament.

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