LOWELL, Mass., March 8, 2003 — Kevin Davis of RHAM held down Jonathan Brown of Mt. Mansfield, Vt. in the second OT period to win a New England championship at 160 pounds Saturday night by criteria.
Three other Connecticut wrestlers lost in the finals. In the 119-pound final, Zach Thone, Spaulding, N.H. outlasted Killingly’s James Therrien, Killingly, 6-4. At 140, Nick Dalicandro, Salem N.H. handed Danbury’s Anthony Hayes his first loss of the year with a 4-1 decision. Fairfield’s Maz Pazdan (189) lost in the finals to Ludlow’s John Dacruz, 9-0.
Matt Triciano of Danbury beat Greg Dussol in double OT to take third at 152. Connecticut earned three medals at 103 pounds with Simsbury’s Joey Martin taking third with a win over Mike Silverstri of Danbury and Bethel’s Nick Palmero taking sixth.
2003 New England championships
Top 20 team results 1. Salem NH 73, 2. Bishop Hendricksen RI 52, 3. Mt. Mansfield, Vt. 52, 4. Lowell, Mass. 49½, 5. Danbury, Mt. Anthony, Vt. 49, 7. Foxboro, Mass. 42, 8. Central Catholic, Mass. 41½, 9. Ludlow, Mass. 37½, 10. Bethel, Noble, ME, RHAM 37, 13. Wilmington, Mass. 33, 14. New Canaan 31½, 15. Camden Hills, ME 28½, 16. Johnston, RI 28, 17. Hollis-Brookline, NH Spaulding NH 26½, 19. Hanover, NH, Waltham, Mass., Wellesley Mass. 24
Other Connecticut teams: 23. Simsbury 22, 28. Fairfield High 19½, 32. East Windsor 17, 35. Plainville 14, 44. Pomperaug 12, 48. Berlin 11, 51. New London 10, 57. Morgan, Ridgefield 7,63. Westhill 6, 64. Stamford 5, 74. NFA 3, 80. Avon, Farmington, Fitch, 2, 90. Northwestern Regional, Waterford 1.
Final: Patrick Feeley, Johnston RI pin Rollie Peterkin, Wellesley, Mass. 3:16; Third place; Joseph Martin, Simsbury pin Paul Desmarais, Noble, ME 4:44; Fifth place: Mike Silvestri, Danbury dec. Nick Palermo, Bethel 8-5
Final: Matt Martin, East Providence, RI dec. Chris Pruden, Mt Anthony, Vt. 11-4; Third place: Jason Vermes, East Windsor dec. Scott King, Chelmsford, Mass., 5-2; Fifth place: Mike Atlas, Burlington, Mass. dec. Frank Lombardo, Lasalle, RI 2-1
Final: Zach Thone, Spaulding NH dec. James Therrien, Killingly 6-4; Third place: Paul McNeil, Lowell Mass., dec. Josh Feldman, Pomperaug 10-4; Fifth place: Robert LaBrake , Mt Anthony, Vt. dec. Nathan Myers, Bishop Hendricken, RI 2-1
Final: Mike Arone, Waltham, Mass. dec. James Beene, Mt Mansfield, Vt. 5-2; Third place: Andy Lacroix, Salem, NH pin Jeff Oldham, Bethel, 3:27; Adam Provost, Ludlow, Mass., dec. Alex Rey, Cranston East, RI, 5-2
Final: Mark DeCiccio , Bishop Hendricken RI dec. Sean Donohoe, Xaverian, Mass., 10-7; Third place: Tim Nelson, Natick, Mass. dec. Ryan Murphy, New London, 6-5; Fifth place: Levi Rollins, Camden Hills, ME dec. Brandon Stavola, Amity-Woodbridge 6-5
Final: Anthony Turilli, Bishop Hendricken RI dec. Pat Parizo, Mt Anthony, Vt. 3-2; Third place: Roman Walsh, Wilmington, Mass., dec. Brian Bourgue, Sanford, ME, 5-1; Fifth place: Max Whipple, Barrington RI dec. CJ McCormack, Berlin 3-1
Final: Nick Delicandro, Salem, NH dec. Anthony Hayes, Danbury 4-2; Third place: Chris Remsen, Camden Hills, ME dec. Vito Barbagallo, Plainville 8-4; Fifth place: Dan Fiorenza, Winchester, Mass. pin Sam Boiney, Mt Mansfield, Vt. 3:53
Final: Brian Bumpus, Hollis-Brookline, NH dec. Derek Hanley, Wilmington, Mass., 15-9; Third place: Nathan Salem, Dracut, Mass. dec. Doug Milburn, Bethel 9-4; Fifth place: Tony Pallaria, Cent Catholic, Mass. dec. Dave Iaquinto, Morgan-Clinton 3-1
Final: Decota Cotten, Noble, ME dec. Mike Ragusa, Foxboro, Mass., 3-2; Third place: Matt Tricarico, Danbury dec. Greg Dussol, RHAM, 2-1, 2 OT, criteria; Fifth place: Brandon Black, Keene, NH pin Brandon Scotti, Cranson East, RI 3:48
Final: Kevin Davis, RHAM dec. Jonathan Brown, Mt Mansfield, Vt. 5-4, 2 OT, criteria; Third place: Phil Moricone, Pinkerton, NH dec. Alex Ohrn, New Canaan 12-6; Fifth place: Scott Turecek, Stoughton, Mass., dec. Brandon Hamilton, Skowhegan, ME 4-2
Final: Patrick Sheehan, Lowell, Mass. dec. Richie Rodriguez, Woburn, Mass., 18-7; Third place: Just Fitzsimmons, Missisquoi, Vt., dec. Jeff Harris, Mt View, ME 6-5; Fifth place: Jay Sullivan, Timberlane, NH dec. Mat Cameron, Middletown, RI 12-9
Final: Jon DaCruz , Ludlow, Mass., dec. Max Pazdan, Fairfield 9-0; Third place: Jon Freeman, Salem, NH dec. Dan Pasquarella, Plymouth, NH 4-3′ Fifth place: Matt Lanuto, Duxbury, Mass. dec. Eric Martell, Ponaganset, RI 6-3
Final: Joe Fendone, Cent Catholic, Mass. dec. Dave Blais, St Johns Prep, Mass., 5-3; Third place: Chris Tracy, Westbrook, ME WDQ Chris Hannon, N Kingstown, RI; Fifth place: Adam Kreitman, Salem, NH dec. Dan Puccini, Ridgefield 3-1
Final: Jeff Parker, Foxboro, Mass. dec. Dan Cotrone, Hanover, NH 1-0; Third place; Bruno Dorismond, New Canaan dec. Ron Hunt, Durfee, Mass. 1-0; Fifth place: Joe Bushey, Fair Haven, Vt. pin Lateef Taylor, Cambridge, Mass. 0:47
Outstanding wrestler: Matt Martin, East Providence (112)
Best finals match: 130 pounds: Mark DeCiccio vs Sean Donohoe
Fastest fall: Dan Cotrone (275), Hanover, N.H., 0:16
Most falls: Joseph Martin (103), Simsbury, 4 in 14:35
Most points scored: Jon DaCruz (189), Ludlow, Mass., 28½ points
Fastest fall: Matt Tricarico (152), Danbury, 0:47
Most falls: Joseph Martin (103), Simsbury, 4 in 14:35
Most points scored: Joseph Martin (103), Simsbury; Kevin Davis (160), RHAM, 22 points
Danbury still in hunt for title
LOWELL, Mass., March 7 — Vermont champion Mt. Anthony Union, the defending New England champion, had 12 wrestlers qualify for this weekend’s New England Wrestling Tournament. Three-time Connecticut State Open champion Danbury brought four.
After one day of wrestling, Mt. Anthony has six wrestlers left with three in the semifinals. Danbury has all four still alive with three in the semifinals — Mike Silvestri (103), Anthony Hayes (140) and Matt Tricario (152) and the Hatters trail New Hampshire champion Salem by one point, 30-29. Mt. Anthony is fourth with 24 points.
Fifteeen Connecticut wrestlers advanced to the semifinals Friday including undefeated Hayes (42-0), Bethel’s Doug Milburn (46-0, 145), RHAM’s Greg Dussol (36-0, 152) and Fairfield’s Max Pazdan (44-0, 189). RHAM has two semifinalists Dussol and Kevin Davis (160). Trevor Brown (125) lost for the first time all year when he was hurt in the quarterfinals and had to default to James Beene of Mt. Mansfield, Vt.
Silvestri had a thrilling semifinal win. Trailing most of the match, he overcame a 5-4 deficit with under 40 seconds left and pinned Paul Desmarais of Noble, Maine. RHAM’s Greg Dussol got a takedown with 37 seconds left in OT to beat Joe Boucher of Salem, N.H. in the quarterfinals while RHAM’s Kevin Davis (160) beat defending N.E. champion Phil Moricone (Pinkerton, N.H.) in the quarterfinals, 3-2.
Material from The Hartford Courant, Danbury News Times, Bennington Banner and personal notes used in compiling this report
Loomis claims 2nd straight New England championship
March 1 2003 — Loomis Chaffee easily won its second straight New England Prep School championship with a 52-point victory over Trinity-Pawling, 178-126. Brooks School was third with 123½ points. Freshman Mike Powers, who placed third in the nation, won at 119 and earned the tournament’s outstanding wrestler award. Derron Richardson, who was seventh at the nationals, was second at 135. Jon Moyet (145) was the only other New England champion for the Pelicans.
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Mike Silvestri, Danbury 103
Nick Palmero, Bethel, 103
Jason Vermes, East Windsor, 112
James Therrien, Killingly 119
Brandon Stavola, Amity, 130
C.J. McCormick, Berlin, 135
Anthony Hayes, Danbury, 140
Vito Barbagallo, Plainville 140
Doug Milburn, Bethel, 145
Dave Iaquinto, Morgan, 145
Greg Dussol, RHAM, 152
Matt Tricario, Danbury, 152
Kevin Davis, RHAM, 160
Max Pazdan, Fairfield, 189
Connecticut: Day 1
Courtesy Hartford Courant
How Connecticut wrestlers fared at the first day of the New England championship in Lowell, Mass. Preliminaries (pre), first round (fr) and quarterfinal (qtr) matches held Friday.
*-denotes still alive in the main draw.
*-Mike Silvestri, Danbury: beat Steve Goncalves, Cumberland, R.I., 7-6 (fr); pinned Paul Desmarais, Noble, Me., 4:25 (qtr).
*-Nick Palermo, Bethel: beat Dan Woodworth, Timberlane, N.H., 4-2 (pre); pinned Tyler Maranville, Mt. Mansfield, 2:59 (fr); beat Ryan Clay, St. John’s Prep, Mass. 4-0, (qtr).
Joey Martin, Simsbury: beat Jon Archambo, Ludlow Mass., 7-5 (fr); lost to Patrick Feeley, Johnston, R.I., 13-6 (qtr).
Ken Fratus Waterford: pinned Meesha Griffith, Harwood, Vt., 1:22 (pre); lost to Rollie Peterkin, Wellesley, Mass., 9-2 (fr).
*-Jason Vermes, East Windsor: beat Travis St. Hilaire, Milton, Vt., 9-2 (fr); pinned Casey Boyle, Lowell, 4:19, (qtr).
Ian Kessler, New Fairfield: lost to Frank Lombardo, LaSalle, R.I., 4-2 (fr).
Nick Miraglioulo, Woodstock Academy: pinned Tom Maranville, Mt. Mansfield, Vt., 3:39 (pre); pinned by Mapolo Buessing, Concord, N.H., 1:49 (fr).
Jesse Cavallaro, Plainville: loses by forfeit to Eric Rosado, Foxboro, Mass. (pre).
*-James Therrien, Killingly: pinned Stefan DeCosta, Cumberland, R.I., 3:55 (fr); beat Paul McNeil, Lowell, Mass. 7-5 (qtr).
Pat Newkirk, NFA: beat Brian Galord, Randolph, Vt., 14-4 (fr); lost to Nathan Myers, Bishop Hendricken, R.I., 3-1, (qtr)
Josh Feldman, Pomperaug: beat Tyler Laracy, Foxboro, Mass., 6-3 (pre); pinned by Zach Thone, Spaulding, N.H., 3:02 (fr).
Tony Nguyen, Rocky Hill: lost to John King, Johnston, R.I., 6-0 (pre).
Trevor Brown, RHAM: Tim Lawlor, Haverhill, Mass, 10-2 (fr); lost to James Beene, Mt. Mansfield, Vt., injury default (qtr).
Jeff Oldham, Bethel: pinned Ryan Andrews, Coventry, R.I., 4:12 (fr); lost to Andy LaCroix, Salem, N.H., 11-0.
Joel Webster, Northwestern: beat Shane Corsi, Cumberland, R.I., 4-0 (pre); lost to Mike Arone, Waltham, Mass., 14-5 (fr).
Max Meisel, Weston/Barlow: beat Keith Thompson, Dexter, Me., 7-6 (pre); pinned by Alex Rey, Cranston East, R.I., 4:01.
*-Brandon Stavola, Amity: pinned Jared Porper, Noble, Me., 3:49 (pre); beat Devon Hanson, Londonderry, N.H., 7-6 (fr); beat Sean Nye, Quabbin, Mass., 6-5, (qtr)
Rob Tolk, Avon: beat John Marsh, New Bedford, Mass., 8-6 (fr); lost to Marc DeCiccio, Bishop Hendricken, R.I, 4-1. (qtr).
Ryan Murphy, New London: lost to Sean Donohoe, Xaverian, Mass., 11-10 (fr).
Bill St. Pierre, Southington: forfeit over Ryan Amato, Exeter, N.H. (pre); lost to Levi Rollins, Camden Hills, Me., 8-1 (fr).
*-C.J. McCormack, Berlin: beat Dave LaChapelle, West Springfield, Mass., 3-1 (fr); beat Matt Kalil, Central Catholic, Mass., 3-2, (qtr).
Chris Coppolo, Fitch: beat Bruce Rich, Chelmsford, 9-2 (fr); lost to Pat Parizo, Mt. Anthony, Vt., 6-5 (qtr).
Brock Littlefield, RHAM: lost to Dan Whalley, Southwick, Mass. 8-3 (pre).
Justin Unger, Weston/Barlow: lost to Max Whipple, Barrington, R.I., 3-0, (pre).
*-Anthony Hayes, Danbury: beat Dan Fiorenza, Winchester, Mass., 5-0 (fr); pinned Tyler Clark, Exeter, N.H., 2:52 (qtr).
*-Vito Barbagallo, Plainville: pinned Jim Dean, Bishop Hendricken, R.I., 2:32 (fr); beat Chris Remsen, Camden Hills, Me., 5-1 (qtr).
Bran Crudden, Windham: pinned Adam Bearor, Otter Valley, Vt., 3:34 (pre); beat Corey Mange, Ludlow, Mass., 3-2 (fr); lost to Nick Delicandro, Salem, N.H., 17-3 (qtr).
Jesus Cruz, Hartford Public: beat Matt Fairfield, Keene, N.H., 9-4 (pre); pinned by Sam Boiney, Mt. Mansfield, Vt., 2:52 (fr).
*-Doug Milburn, Bethel: pinned Billy Eldred, Mt. Mansfield, Vt., 1:58, (fr); beat Nathan Salem, Dracut, 7-2 (qtr).
*-Dave Iaquinto, Morgan: beat Charles Nelson, Coventry, R.I., 8-4, (fr); beat Ken Volkmer, Mt. Anthony, Vt., 7-5, (qtr).
Bryan Howard, Montville: pinned Jason Benoure, Colchester, Vt., 4:32 (pre); lost to Brian Bumpus, Hollis-Brookline, N.H., 19-4, (fr).
Trevor Howe, Danbury: lost to Tony Pallaria, Central Catholic, Mass., 9-6 (pre).
*-Greg Dussol, RHAM: beat Mark Biestik, Middletown, R.I., 3-2, (fr); beat Joe Boucher, Salem, N.H., 3-1 (qtr).
*-Matt Tricarico, Danbury: pinned Zach Cook, Vergennes, Vt., :47, (fr); pinned Scott Ferreira, Haverhill, Mass., 4:59 (qtr).
Shaun Canney, Holy Cross: beat Mike Fillipone, West Springfield, Mass., 11-5 (pre); lost to Brandon Black, Keene, N.H., 14-5, (fr).
William White, Bridgeport Central: lost to Brandon Scotti, Cranston East, R.I. (pre).
*-Kevin Davis, RHAM: beat Alex Cutting, Narragansett, R.I., 1-0 (fr); beat Phil Moricone, Pinkerton, N.H., 3-2 (qtr).
Alex Ohrn, New Canaan: pinned Travis Pelletier, Bucksport, Me., 4:29 (fr); lost to Jonathan Brown, Mt. Mansfield, Vt., 7-3 (qtr).
Charles Cycon, Westhill: beat Jarrad Tapley, Cumberland, R.I., 11-2 (pre); beat Sobban Mamvar, Needham, Mass., 18-9, (fr); pinned by Brandon Hamilton, Skowhegan, 1:54, (qtr).
Bryan Hawes, Windham: beat Kirk Nelson, Mt. Valley, Me., 3-1 (pre); beat Hans Coker, Exeter, N.H., 10-5 (fr); lost to Scott Turecek, Stoughton, Mass., 4-3 (2 OT) (qtr).
Tim Donnelly, Stamford: beat Jason Bradley, St. John’s Prep, Mass., 11-6 (fr); lost to Mat Cameron, Middletown, R.I., 8-6 (qtr).
Lucas Roesler, St. Bernard: lost to John Constantino, Xaverian, Mass., 8-4 (OT), (fr).
Chris Oghayore, Bridgeport Central: beat Randy Briggs, Foxcroft, Me., 11-10 (pre); pinned by Jay Sullivan, Timberlane, N.H., 4:45, (fr).
Nick Provenzano, Masuk: pinned by Rory Whittemore, Con-Val, N.H., 4:00 (pre).
*-Max Pazdan, Fairfield: Scott Sienders, Tollgate, R.I. 16-1 (fr); beat Matt Lanuto, Duxbury, 3-2 (qtr).
Scott Kates, Farmington: pinned Andrew Miller, Cumberland, R.I., 2:20 (pre); beat Bryan Creamer, Camden Hills, Me., 9-7 (fr); lost to Dan Pasquarella, Plymouth, Mass., 14-10 (qtr).
Joshua Murphy, NFA: pinned by J.S. Cagnioncle, Weston, Mass., 1:35 (fr).
Jon Keyes, South Windsor: lost to Nick DeLuca, Burlington, Mass., 5-4 (pre).
Ross Massey, Glastonbury: beat Pat Casten, Wells, Me., 3-2, (fr); lost to Chris Hannon, North Kingstown, R.I., 5-1 (qtr).
Jon Vose, Southington: beat Matt Cuccio, Cranston East, R.I., 8-4 (fr); lost to Chris Tracy, Westbrook, Me., 10-3 (qtr).
Dan Puccinni, Ridgefield pinned Kyle Palmer , Otter Valley, Vt., 1:47 (pre); pinned by Joe Fendone, Central Catholic, Mass., 2:30 (fr).
Brendan Herlihy, Fairfield: pinned by Adam Kreitman, Salem N.H., 4:05 (pre).
John Russo, Berlin: pinned Levi Garret, Central R.I., 2:26, (fr); lost to Joe Bushey, Fair Haven, Vt., 7-2 (qtr).
Bruno Dorismond, New Canaan: beat Jacob Stoddard, Bellows Falls, Vt., 16-0 (fr); pinned by Dan Cotrone, Hanover, Mass. 3:24 (qtr).
Ray Dommermuth, New Fairfield: lost to Joe Donnely, Carver, Mass, 2-1 (2 OT) (pre).
Matt Morgan, Montville: pinned by Sean Morin, Mt. Anthony, Vt., 3:10 (pre).