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Foran uses depth to outlast Killingly and win second Class M title in three years

GUILFORD, February 17 — Foran had just one champion – Ryan Luth — but the Lions had 12 wrestlers earn medals (top six finishes) to outlast Killingly and win the Class M title for the second time in three years. Foran won with 236 points with Killingly (190) and Guilford (140) rounding out the top three.

Killingly had five finalists and two champions — Mike Charron (120) and Zach Burgess (145). Foran had five wrestlers seeded ninth or higher win medals. No. 12 seed Kevin Pokornowski (145) finished fourth, No. 11 Bill Ives (182) was fourth, No. 10 Jordan Lang (126) was fifth, No. 9 Ronnie Gaul (160) was fifth and No. 13 Philip Boyles (285) finished sixth.

Ellis Tech’s Sean Johnson (126) won a third straight Class M title while Waterford’s Logan Smith (106), Berlin’s Dan Veleas (132), Luth and Joel Barlow’s Carson LiCastri (170) won their second state titles.

Class M championships
At Guilford
Team results — 1. Foran 236; 2. Killingly 190; 3. Guilford 140; 4. Ellis Tech 121; 5. New London 115.5; 6. Platt 114; 7. Avon 108; 7. Waterford 108; 9. East Haven 105.5; 10. Joel Barlow 100.5; 11. Branford 92; 12. Bethel 89; 13. Berlin 86; 14. Jonathan Law 76.5; 15. Rham 68; 16. Tolland 60; 17. New Fairfield 50; 18. Bacon Academy 48; 19. Stratford 44; 20. East Lyme 34.5; 21. Harding 29; 22. St. Bernard/Norwich Tech 28; 23. Brookfield 24; 24. Woodstock Academy 23; 25. Weston 18; 26. Bunnell 17; 27. Watertown 13; 28. Rockville 12; 29. Abbott Tech 5.5
Individual results
106: Final — Logan Smith (Waterford) dec. Dan Charron (Killingly), 9-7, OT; 3. Naje Powell-keyton (New London) pin Joshua Brault (Joel Barlow), 2:58; 5. Abhilash Bhabad (Avon) pin Rylan Grant (Bacon Academy), 3:49
113: Braeden O’brien (Bacon Academy) dec. Dave Charron (Killingly), 7-6, 3 OT; 3. Gavin Rickaby (Ellis Tech) dec. James Rondini (Platt), 7-2; 5. Ashton Capichiano (New Fairfield) dec. Logan Kanaitis (RHAM), 11-6
120: Final — Mike Charron (Killingly) dec. Jeremy Polanco-Castro (Platt), 11-5; 3. Michael Giordano (Foran) dec. Hunter Chin (New Fairfield), 5-0; 5. Eric Zane (Waterford) dec. Caleb Ferland (Ellis Tech), 5-0
126: Sean Johnson (Ellis Tech) tech fall Keldon Larose (Guilford), 17-1 4:53; 3. Louis Stabile (Brookfield) dec. Alec Divito (East Haven), 3-2; 5. Jordan Lang (Foran) pin Cooper Morrisette (Killingly), 3:55
132: Final — Daniel Veleas (Berlin) dec. Shayne McCourt (Jonathan Law), 5-4; 3. William Mauro (Foran) dec. Anthony Sachatello (Waterford), 5-0; 5. Maxwell Commander (New London) dec. Tanner Divito (East Haven), 15-12
138: Final — Ryan Angers (Tolland) pin Vincent Mascola (Guilford), 0:57; 3. Camron Louis (Ellis Tech) dec. Aisaiah Rodriguez (Jonathan Law), 1-0; 5. Ethan Edmondson (Foran) dec. Xavier Powell (Watertown), 10-4
145: Final — Zack Burgess (Killingly) dec. Everett Minevich (East Lyme), 5-0; 3. Alex Klein Wassink (Joel Barlow) dec. Kevin Pokornowski (Foran), 5-1; 5. Eamon Toland matos (Bethel) forfeit over Connor Gontarz (East Haven)
152: Final — Ryan Luth (Foran) pin Ben Coppock (Joel Barlow), 1:53; 3. Nicholas Marchak (Bethel) dec. Moses Marino (Berlin), 5-0; 5. Ryan Maleryn (RHAM) forfeit over Carter Cox (Guilford)
160: Final — Michael Angers (Tolland) pin Zachary Cash (Branford), 3:55; 3. Noah Silk (RHAM) dec. Joshua Veleas (Berlin), 7-4; 5. Maximillian Khoshabo (Bethel) dec. Ronald Gaul (Foran), 2-1
170: Final — Carson Licastri (Joel Barlow) dec. Derek Turner (Killingly), 7-3; 3. Zavian Arroyo (Platt) dec. Umer Khan (Foran), 3-0; 5. Cody Mchenry (Branford) forfeit over Luis Rodriguez-veras (New London)
182: Final — Ben Stratton (Platt) dec. Charles Andrus (Guilford), 9-1; 3. Zach Caffrey (Killingly) pin William Ives (Foran), 2:18; 5. David Osler (Branford) dec. Alex Otero (RHAM), 6-1
195: Final — Jacob Commander (New London) pin Josh Rao (East Haven), 1:55; 3. Kevin Brocksom (Jonathan Law) pin Nolan Bannon (Foran), 2:07; 5. Matthew Bourquin (Avon) dec. Emmanuel Sainville (Stratford), 7-3
220: Final — Nicholas Cote (Bethel) pin Qasim Khan (Foran), 3:55; 3. Kyle Zalewski (Branford) dec. Christopher Gens (Avon), 5-4; 5. Noah Kimball (New London) pin Renee Bernier (Killingly), 0:08
285: Final — Sergio Ferreira (Stratford) dec. Collin Delsanto (Ellis Tech), 3-2; 3. Henry Schrecengost (Avon) pin Roark Ryan (St. Bernard/Norwich Tech), 3:42; 5. Tanner Small (Guilford) pin Phillip Boyles (Foran), 3:19
Outstanding Wrestler: Ryan Luth, Foran (152)
BRACKETS: 2018 Class M Tournament

New Haven Register, Feb. 18: Foran holds Killingly for second Class M title in three years

Norwich Bulletin, Feb. 18: Despite five finalists, Killingly can’t catch up to Foran

Milford Mirror, Feb. 18: Foran prevails to win Class M championship

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