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Looking to build upon a 22-2 season last winter, Brunswick School of Greenwich won 10 of 14 bouts and had six pins in a 52-14 decision over Horace Mann from the Bronx. … Chase Collegiate in Waterbury swept a pair of matches to open the season. Chase beat Marianapolis Prep, 48-36 and beat Storm King, 43-42 on criteria. … The prep school season began Wednesday. On Saturday, there will be the big Canterbury Invitational in New Milford.
Biscaha, Crowell win titles at Doug Parker Invitational
Springfield senior Devin Biscaha (157) and Roger Williams senior Collin Crowell (165) are the New England Wrestling Association’s co-wrestlers of the week. Bischa (5-0) won at 157 pounds at the Doug Parker Invitational helping host Springfield take the title. Crowell also won at the Doug Parker Tournament, taking a tournament for the second straight week. Springfield’s Hunter Ayen (197) is the NEWA freshman of the week.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 – Meriden’s Richard Perry, a senior wrestling at 197 pounds for No. 21 Bloomsburg University, won his weight class at the Keystone Classic tournament Sunday. Perry’s victory helped Bloomsburg win the tournament title with a 117-108 win over Indiana. Granby native Dom Malone, a sophomore with Northwestern, finished second at 133 pounds. Click on the link for more information.
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GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 27 -- Danbury’s Kevin Jack became the first Connecticut wrestler to ever win two medals at the Super 32 preseason national wrestling tournament. Jack finished sixth at 126 pounds. Last fall, he was sixth at 120 pounds.
The two-day tournament features some of the top high school wrestlers in the nation. Nineteen wrestlers from Connecticut competed in the tournament and 10 won at least two matches.
Jack was the top state wrestler, going 6-3 in the event. He dropped an 8-4 decision to Dylan Lucas of Florida, a three-state champion to finish sixth. Jack lost to No. 67 Zeke Moisey of Pennsylvania, 5-4 in the consolation semifinals. But he beat NHSCA Junior National runnerup Anthony Tutolo of Ohio, 4-2 in his second consolation round bout.
Jack won four in a row to earn a berth in the quarterfinals. He came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Anthony Vazaquez of Florida in the third round to win by pin in 3:12. In the quarterfinals, Jack got a third period reversal to beat Trae Blackwell of Kentucky, 2-0.
Fairfield Warde’s Tim Kane (113) went 4-2 while Nonnewaug’s John D’Agostino (182) went 3-2 in the tournament. Neither came home with a medal. Trumbull’s Cross Cannone (126), Glastonbury’s Joey Rossetti (113), New Milford’s Kyle Linder (113), Danbury’s Juan Garcia (170), Lyman Memorial’s Jonah Sweet (160), Montville’s Jacob Caskey and Mason Ramrarose (132) each went 2-2. Windham High’s Martin Jacob (113) went 2-3.
State wrestlers win world titles again
SARAJEVO, Bosnia, Oct. 1 -- Two Connecticut wrestlers have won gold medals at the Veterans World Wrestling Championships. Former Stafford High coach Shirzard Ahmadi of Coventry won an American record ninth world championship taking the gold medal in men’s freestyle in Division E (ages 61-65), 63 kilograms (139 pounds). Also winning a gold medal in freestyle was Steven Turgeon o Southington at 56 kg (127 pounds) in Division D (ages 56-60). Both men won for the second straight year.
106: William Bianchi (C) forfeit, 113: Matthew Szczygiel (C) pin Joseph Labuff (MP) 0:14. 120: Hayden Hall (C) pin Adam Rivelli (MP) 0:46. 126: Dylan Dalessio (C) pin Harry Holte (MP) 4:36. 132: Gabe Pietrorazio (C) pin George Murphy (MP) 1:26. 138: Jeremiah Knipe (MP) pin Andrew Svitlik (C) 3:15. 145: Christian Adams (MP) forfeit, 152: Joe Accousti (C) pin Alejandro Fernandez (MP) 1:50. 160: Joe Praino (C) pin Andre Vallee (MP) 1:54. 170: Jose Casillas (MP) pin Claude Raffin (C) 3:31. 182: Severino Guerriero (C) pin Corey Pacheco (MP) 3:50. 195: Longo Kyle (MP) forfeit, 220: Yang (Joel) Liu (MP) forfeit, 285: Nick OBrien (MP) pin Tim Healey (C) 2:27.
Chase Collegiate 43, Storm King 42, criteria
106: Dat Do (S) forfeit, 113: William Bianchi (C) pin Ricky McMahon (S) 1:08. 120: Matthew Szczygiel (C) pin Dylan Chiris (S) 3:38. 126: Hayden Hall (C) pin John Lee (S) 2:20. 132: Tae-Han Lee (S) pin Dylan Dalessio (C) 5:32. 138: Philip Zueglich (S) pin Gabe Pietrorazio (C) 1:33. 145: James Sahin (S) forfeit, 152: Joe Accousti (C) pin Will Wilson (S) 2:31. 160: Joe Praino (C) pin Wonseok Lee (S) 0:32. 170: Claude Raffin (C) pin Joseph Underwood (S) 0:58. 182: Severino Guerriero (C) pin Dennis Kim (S) 1:28. 195: Ilya Mikrashevsky (S) forfeit, 220: Chandler Zhang (S) pin Tim Healey (C) 5:02. 285: Nick Budich (S) forfeit