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Bristol Eastern completes undefeated season with 2nd straight Class L title

BRISTOL, February 17 — For the first time in school history, Bristol Eastern won back-to-back Class L titles. The Lancers have also posted consecutive undefeated seasons. Eastern had six finalists and four individual champions led by Diego Fernandez (145), Justin Marshall (152), Mike Barrett (160) and Trinidad Gonzalez (195). Eastern was first with 231 points with Xavier finishing second with 196.

New Milford took third with 173. Maloney’s Demetre Carnot (132) won his second straight Class L title and was the outstanding wrestler.

The win came a week after Eastern left the CCC Tournament after weighing in because of a violation of team rules that head coach Bryant Lishness became aware of at that time. He told the Hartford Courant’s Lori Riley that it involved bad team behavior and social media.

Xavier’s Ryan DeVivo (170) won his third straight state title. He won in Class LL in 2016 and 2017. … Fitch’s Jarod Kosman (113), New Milford’s Mel Ortiz (126), Fitch’s Dakota Grover (220), Hand’s Michael Burchell (285) and Barrett and Gonzalez each won their second Class L titles.

Class L championships
At Bristol Central
Team scores: 1. Bristol Eastern 231; 2. Xavier 196.5; 3. New Milford 173; 4. New Canaan 163.5; 5. Daniel Hand 129.5; 6. Wethersfield 106.5; 7. Bristol Central 102.5; 8. Amity 101; 9. Wilton 100.5; 10. Fitch 98.5; 11. Maloney 79; 12. Farmington 75; 13. Pomperaug 70; 14. Middletown 65.5; 15. Fairfield Ludlowe 64.5; 16. E.O. Smith 55; 17. Hall 53; 17. Notre Dame-West Haven 53; 19. Masuk 38.5; 20. Newington 30; 21. South Windsor 29; 22. Windsor 4; 23. Darien 1; 24. Naugatuck 0
Individual results
106: Travis Longo (Wilton) dec. Bryce Beebe (Bristol Eastern) 5-0; 3. Drew Currier (Hall) dec. Michael Rapuano (Xavier), 6-2; 5. Elijah Cyr (Middletown) dec. Jacob Pressler (Fairfield Ludlowe), 11-3
113: Jarod Kosman (Fitch) dec. Jordan Champagne (Bristol Eastern) 4-1; 3. Vito Santarsiero (Xavier) dec. Luke Schell (New Milford), 5-2; 5. Christian Chadwick (Amity) def. Bryce Arnold (Wethersfield), 10-0
120: Christopher Trelli (Bristol Central) MD. Brandon Leonard (New Milford) 12-4; 3. Thomas Nichols (Bristol Eastern) dec. Quinn Moynihan (Xavier), 7-0; 5. Aiden Hebert (Amity) dec. Kyle Davern (Daniel Hand), 6-1
126: Mel Ortiz (New Milford) dec. Justin Mastroianni (New Canaan) 4-2, OT; 3. Nicholas Rende (Wilton) pin Carson Sassu (Bristol Eastern), 4:08; 5. Matthew Laurie (Wethersfield) tech fall Ronan Marino (Xavier), 15-0 3:16
132: Demetre Carnot (Maloney) dec. Mark Hartmann (Hand) 14-5; 3. James Lunt (Xavier) FOR Colin Lindner (New Milford); 5. Luigi Derubeis (New Canaan) dec. Daniel Germain (Pomperaug), 5-2
138: Tyler Sung dec. Tyler Schultz (New Milford) 5-0; 3. Zachary Taylor (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Michelangelo Bolorin (Wethersfield), 11-9; 5. Grant Barber (Xavier) dec. Martino Pusz (Middletown), 2-0
145: Leonardo Fernandez (Bristol Eastern) dec. Nate Sibbett (New Canaan) 10-6; 3. Austin Robertson (Fitch) dec. Connor Massey (Notre Dame-West Haven), 8-5; 5. Nick Richardson (E.O. Smith) dec. Curtis Fedorko (Masuk), 8-4
152: Justin Marshall (Bristol Eastern) dec. Matthew Rothman (Amity) 4-3; 3. Christian Sibbett (New Canaan) pin Keith Mcdonald (Fitch), 5:00; 5. Jason Lobdell (Masuk) dec. Luke Popolizio (Farmington), 1-0
160: Michael Barrett (Bristol Eastern) dec. Alec Arnold (Wethersfield) 9-1; 3. Timothy Cocchiola (Pomperaug) pin Markeese Thompson (Maloney), 2:46 ; 5. Sam Keylock (Amity) pin Jacob Colley (New Milford), 0:39
170: Ryan Devivo (Xavier) pin Adam Hendrick (Hand) 1:45; 3. Zachary Zeyher (Wilton) dec. Cooper Nodden (South Windsor), 8-5; 5. Damian Mahaffy (Bristol Central) pin Justin Hathaway (Fairfield Ludlowe), 2:04
182: Isaiah Rivera (E.O. Smith) dec. Dylan Sousa (Xavier) 3-2; 3. Alec Dube (Daniel Hand) pin Kyle Fabich (New Milford), 1:46; 5. Michael Reilly (Pomperaug) pin Stan Goldlewski (Fairfield Ludlowe), 2:45
195: Trinidad Gonzalez (Bristol Eastern) dec. Justin Searls (Hall) 7-0; 3. Austin Harnish (Wethersfield) dec. Julian Reza (New Milford), 4-1, 3 OT; 5. Collin Malloy (Xavier) pin Nigel Debrito (Farmington), 3:19
220: Dakota Grover (Fitch) pin Muhil Saravana 3:22; 3. Michael Guzman (Bristol Central) dec. Nick Kortman (New Canaan), 7-3; 5. Hidekel Mangual (Bristol Eastern) pin Derrick Pommills (Notre Dame-West Haven), 5:55
285: Michael Burchell (Hand) pin Jack Stewart (New Canaan) 1:58; 3. Justin Griffin (Amity) pin Jameel Salami (Xavier), 4:08; 5. John Duncan (Bristol Central) dec. Nicholas Dejesus (Middletown), 3-1, OT
Outstanding wrestler: Demetre Cabot, Maloney (132)
BRACKETS: 2018 Class L championships

Hartford Courant, Feb. 18: With four champions, Bristol Eastern tops Xavier for 2nd straight Class L title

Bristol Press, Feb. 18: Eastern repeats as Class L champion

 

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