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Three state wrestlers still alive at Beast of East tournament

NEWARK, Delaware, December 22, 2018 – Three Connecticut wrestlers remain alive in the 26th annual Beast of East wrestling tournament on the University of Delaware campus Saturday.

Danbury’s Ryan Jack is in the quarterfinals at 126 pounds after three consecutive wins. He will face No. 5 seed Sean Pierson of Nazareth, Pa., Sunday morning with the winner moving the semifinals against either top seed Michael Colaicco of Blair Academy or No. 9 seed Nicky Cabanillas of Depaul.

Jack’s Danbury teammate Jordan Agosto remains alive at 285 pounds thanks to four straight wins in the consolation bracket. Agosto needs two more victories on Sunday to earn a top eight medal.

New Canaan’s Tyler Sung (145) remains alive in the tournament, too. Sung is 4-1 after winning three straight consolation round bouts with tight 4-3 and 8-6 victories. Sung needs to win two more matches to earn a medal.

New Canaan’s Justin Mastroianni (138) wrestled in the tournament and went 2-2 along with Xavier’s Dylan Sousa (170), who was also 2-2.

Danbury fielded a full team. Kyle Fields (132) went 3-2 while teammates Kai O’Dell (106), Tyler Johnson (120), Ben LeBlanc (138), Logan Kovacs (145), Tyrell Jones (160) and D.J. Donovan (220) won at least one match in the tournament.

The tournament is called the toughest in-season tournament in the nation by Six of the nation’s top ranked wrestlers are expected to compete along with 52 wrestlers who are currently ranked.

Wrestling resumes Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and you can watch online at


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