— Josh Kestenbaum (@K_baum30) February 19, 2017
Bristol Central’s three finalists all won titles to lift the Lancer to their first Class L wrestling championship since 1996 and second overall. Bristol Central edged defending champion New Milford by a point, 231-230, when New Milford’s Mel Ortiz defeated New Canaan’s Tyler Sung in 126, but only by a decision, which allowed the Lancers to clinch.
Michael Barrett (160), Trinadad Gonzalez (170) and Zachary Marquis (182) all won state championships for Bristol Eastern. Overall, the Lancers had 10 wrestlers place in the top six.
New Milford’s Ortiz (126) and Collin Lindner (120) won titles for the Green Wave.
Hand’s Michael Burchell won a state title in the heavyweight division by defeating Simsbury’s Jasper Stone, 3-1. Overall, Hand had six top-six finishers. Mark Hartmann was runner-up in 120.
Renelson Michel won a state title in 220 as New London finished forth.
Fitch also had two state champions in Jarod Kosman (106) and Dakota Grover (195) and finished eighth overall.
Video, above, via Josh Kestenbaum, Bristol Press
1. Bristol Eastern 231; 2. New Milford 230; 3. Daniel Hand 143.5; 4. New London 127.5; 5. Hall 117; 6. Simsbury 113; 7. Middletown 107; 8. Fitch 95; 9. Wilton 85; 10. New Canaan 84; 11. E.O. Smith 83.5; 11. Pomperaug 83.5; 13. Masuk 76; 14. South Windsor 74; 15. Immaculate/Joel Barlow 69; 16. Bristol Central 66.5; 17. Wethersfield 60; 18. Fairfield Ludlowe 59; 19. Maloney 58; 20. Manchester 54; 21. Farmington 41; 21. Newington 41; 23. Darien 26; 24. Notre Dame-West Haven 22; 25. Windsor 11
106 — 1st: Jarod Kosman (Fitch) DEC Christopher Trelli (Bristol Central), 1-0; 3rd: Travis Longo (Wilton) DEC Bryce Beebe (Bristol Eastern), 6-0; 5th: Steven Brooks (New Milford) DEC Nick Khzouz (New Canaan), 8-2
113 — 1st: Devon Schoenberger (South Windsor) F Robert Hartling (E.O. Smith), 3:25; 3rd: Brandon Leonard (New Milford) DEC Jordon Champagne (Bristol Eastern), 3-1; 5th: Finnegan Mcgovern (Wilton) DEC Dylan Brochard (Daniel Hand), 3-2
120 — 1st: Collin Lindner (New Milford) MD Mark Hartmann (Daniel Hand), 13-3; 3rd: Michael Fedorko (Masuk) DEC Noah Sylvester (Middletown), 10-7; 5th: Carson Sassu (Bristol Eastern) F Kyle Wolkner (Farmington), 3:16
126 — 1st: Mel Ortiz (New Milford) DEC Tyler Sung (New Canaan), 7-3; 3rd: Nicholas Rende (Wilton) DEC Austin Robertson (Fitch), 9-2; 5th: Tyler Savluk (Newington) DEC Connor Massey (Notre Dame-West Haven), 6-4
132 — 1st: Demetre Carnot (Maloney) DEC Christopher-tyler Schultz (New Milford), 5-4; 3rd: Kyle Sheehan (Pomperaug) DEC Shamar Schand (Manchester), 10-9; 5th: John Kachidurian (Bristol Eastern) F Jacob Hill (South Windsor), 2:16
138 — 1st: Joshua Kowalski (Simsbury) DEC Charles Schultz (New Milford), 7-4; 3rd: Michelangelo Bolorin (Wethersfield) FOR Nate Sibbett (New Canaan); 5th: Curtis Fedorko (Masuk) DEC Daniel Germain (Pomperaug), 10-5
145 — 1st: Carson Licastri (Immaculate/Joel Barlow) DEC Eli Perry (Hall), 7-2; 3rd: Zakery Santoemma (Daniel Hand) DEC Anthony Lozier (Bristol Eastern), 2-1; 5th: Nickolas Richardson (E.O. Smith) F Jason Lobdell (Masuk), 2:51
152 — 1st: Mathew Pangle (Pomperaug) F Tom Gatti (Middletown), 3:29; 3rd: Ben Coppock (Immaculate/Joel Barlow) DEC Justin Marshall (Bristol Eastern), 4-2; 5th: Alex Richardson (New Milford) FOR Afran Ali (Manchester)
160 — 1st: Michael Barrett (Bristol Eastern) F Jacob Commander (New London), 5:05; 3rd: Cameron Berger (New Milford) DEC Bradley Currier (Hall), 7-6; 5th: Tadeusz Godlewski (Fairfield Ludlowe) DEC Adam Hendrick (Daniel Hand), 6-5
170 — 1st: Trinadad Gonzalez (Bristol Eastern) F Okotie Ikani (Hall), 4:44; 3rd: Nick Garoffolo (Immaculate/Joel Barlow) DEC Zachary Zeyher (Wilton), 2-1; 5th: Luis Rodriguez-veras (New London) F Kyle Fabich (New Milford), 1:51
182 — 1st: Zachary Marquis (Bristol Eastern) DEC Isaiah Rivera (E.O. Smith), 9-4; 3rd: Hugh Wells (Hall) F Dominick Mastro (Fairfield Ludlowe), 1:27; 5th: Nicolas Gugliotti (Simsbury) F Xavier Alvarez (New London), 4:21
195 — 1st: Dakota Grover (Fitch) DEC David Angulo (New Milford), 4-3; 3rd: Justin Searls (Hall) DEC Jackson King (Simsbury), 4-3; 5th: Austin Harnish (Wethersfield) F James Johnson (Middletown), 1:35
220 — 1st: Renelson Michel (New London) DEC Granit Hoti (Darien), 4-3; 3rd: Robert Krajewski (Masuk) F Michael Guzman (Bristol Central), 1:00; 5th: Christian Westphal (Daniel Hand) F Hidekel Mangual (Bristol Eastern), 1:45
285 — 1st: Michael Burchell (Daniel Hand) DEC Jasper Stone (Simsbury), 3-1; 3rd: Renel Michel (New London) F Jack Stewart (New Canaan), 4:19; 5th: Maxwell Cyr (Middletown) DEC Nicholas Haviland (Manchester), 4-1