Wrestling Blog 2/25

The area teams in The Sports Department circulation were able to get back to the mats over the weekend. Last weekend the snow wiped out all of the local conference championships and with time winding down, all were cancelled. This weekend the locals got after it at the annual Class meets. Here’s how each team fared by class.

Class LL

Simsbury finished 4th overall, while Glastonbury finished 15th. The Trojans had a very impressive day. They had six wrestlers in one of the final rounds of wrestling, but weren’t able to take home any championships. Here’s how the local wrestlers fared:

At 113 in the 3rd place matched Vincent Palermo of Simsbury pinned Austin Abacherli of Southington, 3:36 into the match.

At the 120 championship match Chris Bryant of Danbury beat Keith Penney of Simsbury, 6-0.

In the 138 championship match Will Chowanec of Xavier bested Keith Fernandes of Simsbury, 11-3.

In the 152 3rd place match Sean Penney, of Simsbury was able to take down Felix Gonzalez, of Manchester, by pinning 3:08 into the match.

In the 182 championship match Colin Cunningham of Xavier beat James Demaio of Simsbury, 7-5.

In the 220 championship match Andrew Cavanna of Glastonbury beat Chid Broderick of Xavier, 5-2 for his second straight Class LL title.

And in the 285 championship match Nicholas Crowle of Fairfield Prep pinned Bradley Helmkamp of Simsbury, 2:16 into the match.

Class L

In the Class L match Farmington finished fourth and South Windsor placed 9th. Connor Caffery and Max Odell both defended their titles from last season, with decisions in their respective weight classes. Ryan Rigney, Harry Pacheco, and Dovydas Simanskis all took home titles for the Indians. Here’s how the rest fared:

In the 106 3rd place match Halim Bourjeli of New Milford beat Joseph Miano of Farmington 17-6.

Drew Dahlberg of Farmington took home fifth place by pinning Nate Hunter of Maloney, Caffrey of South Windsor won the 132 lb championship by beating Bryan Rojas of New Milford, 11-0.

At 145 Ryan Rigney of Farmington beat Brett Leonard of New Milford, 7-6 and Odell repeated as the 152 champion by beating Christian Zotti of Newington 5-3.

At 160 Harry Pacheco of Farmington beat Benjamin Onofrio of Daniel Hand, 2-1 OT for one of the most exciting matches of the day in which Pacheco took home the title.

Dovydas Simanskis of Farmington defeated Jacob Grasis of Middletown  5-0 to win the 170 lb title, and Vincent Stevens of Farmington fell to Joseph Faccaroli of Wilton in the 285 lb consolation match.

Class M

In the Class M match NCCC Champion Avon finished 13th, Suffield followed closely behind at 15th, while Fermi and Rockville came in at 21, and 25 respectively. Khamari Thomas repeated as a champion, but at 182 instead of 160, like he won last season. The rest of the teams were represented in consolation matches.

Chase Larusso of Fermi took home fifth place by defeating Bijaya Jaisi of Branford, 8-1. At 132 Suffield’s Stewart Adams took sixth after falling to Ledyard’s Joshua Rahal, and Steven Sobota of Suffield also placed sixth after losing to Brandon Hallaway of Guilford in the fifth place match.

Thomas of Suffield beat Brendan MacIntyre of Bethel, 7-0 to win the 182 lb championship; he will go on to the State Open.

Rockville’s Jonathan Pelletier placed sixth after falling to Kevin Crispin of Wolcott Tech, and Kurt Ollstead of Avon took home fifth at 195 after beating Jared Willsey of Bethel.

The 220 lb weight class was jam packed with locals. At 3rd Place Daniel Deloreto of Bacon Academy beat Nick Zacchioof of Avon, 1-0 and in the 5th Place match Cody Cleary of Waterford beat Nick Condon of Suffield.

And at 285 locals Bonalumi Gino of Avon took home third by defeating Joshua Throop of Ledyard 3-0, and Austin Novak of Rockville placed sixth overall.

Class S

Skylar Lang of Canton took home the lone championship, as he won the 220 lb. title on Saturday. The locals had some strong showings, but Lang took home the only title. Canton placed 10th, Somers came in at 13th, East Windsor was 19th, and Enfield and Stafford came in 21st and 27th respectively.

Brandon Davis of East Windsor won an exciting third place match at 106 by defeating  Moonis Ansari of Gilbert 5-3 in overtime, Christian Andandre took home fifth at 120 by pinning Angel Solis of Portland, and Kevin Kehoe of East Windsor placed fourth after falling in the third place match to Nick Bradley of Morgan.

Two locals faced off in the 152 lb. 3rd Place match as Jacob Berryparker of Somers beat Patrick Lawler of Canton 4-3. Jarret Maloney of Enfield came in fourth at 160 after falling to Ian Concascia in the third place match, and Canton’s Dylan Houle came in fourth at 170 after losing a decision to Montville’s Patrick Bogan.

At 195 Adam Patsun of Somers took home third by defeating Windham’s Seiji Arzuaga 3-2 and Devin Glasson of Canton pinned Blake Ward of Griswold to earn fifth.

Canton’s Skylar Lang pinned James Walsh of Griswold for the 220 lb. title and Enrique Mejia of Enfield finished fifth at 285 by pinning Anthony Fernandez of Windham.

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