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Three impressive wins for No. 10 Middletown; Five CT wrestlers in Eastern quarterfinals

Danbury, the top ranked team in Connecticut, is in third place at the Eastern States Classic with five wrestlers who will be hitting the mat Saturday morning. (Photo courtesy Danbury High wrestling)

MIDDLETOWN, January 11, 2018 – Kali Shabazz (132), Elijah Cyr (113), Jacob Toth (195) and Jonah Smikle (285) each went 3-0 on the evening as No. 10 Middletown won three matches on Friday night to improve to 12-2 on the year.

The Dragons outlasted host Guilford, 37-35, beat No. 5 Trumbull, 43-30 and beat No. 12 Ledyard, 50-24. Cyr beat defending State Open Travis Longo of Trumbul, 4-2 in their bout at 113 pounds.

Middletown and Guilford each had seven victories in their match but the Dragons had four pins to two for Guilford. Trumbull (20-4) came away with victories over Ledyard and Guilford while Ledyard’s lone win came in a 37-36 decision over Guilford thanks to four pins and Tyler Miller’s one-point victory over Keldon Larose (132) by a 6-5 margin.

No. 3 Fairfield Warde had nine pins against Fitch and seven against Amity as the Mustangs (8-1) easily beat Fitch-Groton, 69-9 and Amity, 54-15.

At Loch Sheldrake, New York, three Connecticut wrestlers are in the quarterfinals of the 17th annual Eastern States Classic at Sullivan Community College. Danbury’s Ryan Jack (126) and Kyle Fields (132) are in the quarterfinals along with New Canaan’s Tyler Sung (145), Southington’s Jacob Cardozo (138) and Xavier’s Michael Rapuano (106).

Danbury’s Montez Osbey (195), D.J. Donovan (220) and Jordan Agosto (285) are still alive in the consolation bracket along with New Canaan’s Christian Sibbett (160) and Xavier’s Dylan Souza (170) and James Lunt (138).

The No. 1 Hatters are in third place in the tournament behind Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Seminary, the No. 2 ranked team in the nation, with 59½ points and Hilton High (50½), the top-ranked Division I team in New York’s high school rankings.

Jack is the No. 1 seed at 126 and has won his first two matches. Fields (132) is 3-0 along with Sung (145). Sung had a hard-fought 5-2 decision over Raymond Costa of Cold Springs in the second round of the tournament.

Cardozo is 2-0 with one pin at 138 while Rapuano has won both of his matches by pin.

Wrestlers from Danbury, Xavier, Southington and New Canaan are participating in the tournament that has attracted eight of the top 10 Division I high school teams in New York State and six of the top 10 Division II high school teams in New York.

Wrestling begins at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday morning with the semifinals at 1 p.m. and the championship round beginning at 4:15 p.m. The tournament is being broadcast live on Flo Wrestling.com


Friday, January 11
Middletown 50, Ledyard 24
Middletown 37, Guilford 35
Middletown 43, Trumbull 30
Trumbull 45, Guilford 27
Trumbull 40, Ledyard 28
Ledyard 37, Guilford 36
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Fairfield Warde 69, Fitch 9
Fairfield Warde 54, Amity 15
Fairfield Warde vs. Manchester
Amity vs. Fitch
Amity vs. Manchester
Manchester vs. Fitch

Middletown 50, Ledyard 24
At Guilford
106 Connor Doran (L) tech fall Ryan Quinn (M), 15-0; 113 Matt Bailen (M) pin Juan Garcia (L), 5:10; 120 Elijah Cyr (M) tech fall Jacob Foster (L), 15-0; 126 Kalil Shabazz (M) pin Jason Crader (L), 0:43; 132 Tyler Miller (L) dec. Alexander Prince (M), 14-0; 138: Cole Dirico (L) forfeit; 145 Amari Lemon (M) pin Caden Foote (L), 1:52; 152 Brayden Grim (L) dec. Ryan Conklin (M), 6-0; 160 Terrell Johnson (M) dec. Mason Barnett (L), 8-3; 170 Mario Paige (M) pin Tyler Smith (L); 182 Adam Crawford (L) pin Jake Bowen (M), 1:39; 195 Jacob Toth (M) pin Timothy Dorr (L), 2:44; 220 Erik Dubon (M) pin Anthony Rose (L), 4:45; 285 Nygell Smikle (M) pin Davin Mciver (L), 3:57

Middletown 37, Guilford 35
At Guilford
106 Ryan Quinn (M) dec. Drew Koval (G), 14-9; 113 Edward Barlage (G) tech fall Matt Bailen (M), 15-0; 120 Elijah Cyr (M) pin Kyle Putnam (G), 1:01; 126 Kalil Shabazz (M) pin Anthony Bomgardner (G), 3:59; 132 Keldon Larose (G) pin Alexander Prince (M), 1:01; 138: George Sanderlin (G) forfeit; 145 Vincent Mascola (G) pin Amari Lemon (M), 4:23; 152 Ryan Conklin (M) dec. Robert Masotti (G), 9-0; 160 Brent Strand (G) dec. Terrell Johnson (M), 7-6; 170 Aiden Ghiroli (G) dec. Mario Paige (M), 4-2; 182 Jake Bowen (M) pin Michael Salib (G), 1:54; 195 Jacob Toth (M) pin Peter Salib (G), 0:30; 220 Ian Rose (G) pin Erik Dubon (M), 2:26; 285 Nygell Smikle (M) pin Mark Chapman (G), 0:20

Middletown 43, Trumbull 30
At Guilford
106 Michael Longo (T) pin Ryan Quinn (M); 113 Elijah Cyr (M) dec. Travis Longo (T), 4-2; 120: Jack Ryan (T) forfeit; 126 Jonathan Kosak (T) pin Alexander Prince (M), 1:16; 132 Kalil Shabazz (M) dec. David Castaldo (T), 7-3; 138: Matt Ryan (T) forfeit; 145 Amari Lemon (M) dec. George Bomann (T), 12-2; 152 Ryan Conklin (M) dec. Derek Zielinski (T), 4-0; 160 Terrell Johnson (M) pin Wael Pezreh (T), 1:15; 170 Mario Paige (M) pin Jason Mercado (T); 182 Joseph Palmieri (T) pin Jake Bowen (M); 195 Jacob Toth (M) pin Robert Dejesus (T), 1:35; 220 Erik Dubon (M) pin Oneil Kennedy (T); 285 Jonah Smikle (M) pin Matthew Ryan (T)

Trumbull 40, Ledyard 28
At Guilford
106 Michael Longo (T) dec. Connor Doran (L), 11-2; 113 Travis Longo (T) pin Juan Garcia (L); 120 Jack Ryan (T) pin Jacob Foster (L), 2:56; 126 Jonathan Kosak (T) pin Jason Crader (L); 132 David Castaldo (T) pin Tyler Miller (L), 1:55; 138 Matt (138) Ryan (T) pin Cole Dirico (L), 1:24; 145 Caden Foote (L) dec. George Bomann (T), 9-7; 152 Brayden Grim (L) pin Wael Pezreh (T), 5:37; 160 Mason Barnett (L) dec. Derek Zielinski (T), 11-9; 170 Adam Crawford (L) pin Jason Mercado (T); 182 Joseph Palmieri (T) pin Dylan Kenyon (L); 195 Timothy Dorr (L) pin Robert Dejesus (T), 1:28; 220 Anthony Rose (L) dec. Adam Killman (T), 11-7; 285 Davin McIver (L) dec. Matthew Ryan (T), 1-0

Trumbull 45, Guilford 27
At Guilford
106 Michael Longo (T) pin Drew Koval (G), 4:29; 113 Travis Longo (T) dec. Edward Barlage (G), 12-2; 120 Jack Ryan (T) pin Kyle Putnam (G), 0:35; 126 Jonathan Kosak (T) pin Anthony Bomgardner (G), 3:07; 132 Keldon Larose (G) dec. David Castaldo (T), 5-0; 138 Matt (138) Ryan (T) tech fall George Sanderlin (G), 15-0; 145 Vincent Mascola (G) pin George Bomann (T), 3:06; 152 Brent Strand (G) pin Wael Pezreh (T), 5:09; 160 Aiden Ghiroli (G) dec. Derek Zielinski (T), 6-1; 170 Jason Mercado (T) pin Ryan Serpis (G), 1:01; 182 Joseph Palmieri (T) pin Michael Salib (G), 1:13; 195 Robert Dejesus (T) pin Peter Salib (G), 4:27; 220 Ian Rose (G) pin Oneil Kennedy (T), 1:95; 285 Mark Chapman (G) dec. Matthew Ryan (T), 5-2

Ledyard 37, Guilford 36
At Guilford
106 Connor Doran (L) pin Drew Koval (G), 1:41; 113 Edward Barlage (G) pin Juan Garcia (L), 3:19; 120 Kyle Putnam (G) pin Jacob Foster (L), 1:48; 126 Anthony Bomgardner (G) pin Jason Crader (L), 0:25; 132 Tyler Miller (L) dec. Keldon Larose (G), 6-5; 138 Cole Dirico (L) dec. George Sanderlin (G), 18-10; 145 Vincent Mascola (G) pin Caden Foote (L), 1:57; 152 Brayden Grim (L) dec. Brent Strand (G), 9-3; 160 Mason Barnett (L) dec. Mohammad Halabi (G), 4-1; 170 Adam Crawford (L) pin Ryan Serpis (G), 0:20; 182 Dylan Kenyon (L) pin Michael Salib (G), 3:53; 195 Timothy Dorr (L) pin Peter Salib (G), 3:24; 220 Ian Rose (G) pin Anthony Rose (L), 5:38; 285 Mark Chapman (G) pin Davin McIver (L), 5:42

Fairfield Warde 69, Fitch 9
At Fairfield
106: Duane Capozziello (FW) forfeit; 113 Dylan Cruvivel (FW) pin Jayden St.louis (Fit); 120: Keenan Yu (FW) forfeit; 126 Will Ebert (FW) pin Finn Koehler (Fit); 132 Jeremy Brault (FW) dec. Xeriah Bonano (Fit), 9-3; 138 Austin Robertson (Fit) pin Dennis Toslluku (FW); 145 Cole Shaughnessy (FW) pin Cameron Aldinger (Fit), 1:47; 152 Noah Zuckerman (FW) pin Vincent Trento (Fit), 1:10; 160 Keith Mcdonald Groton, (Fit) dec. Matt Sullivan (FW), 6-3; 170 Hunter Rasmussen (FW) pin Jackson Meuse (Fit), 2:41; 182 John Summers (FW) pin Greg Santora jr. (Fit), 3:21; 195 Griffin Gallati (FW) pin Grant Frickman (Fit); 220 Joe Gjinaj (FW) pin Ty Ambroise (Fit); 285 Alec Nardone (FW) pin Ray Jimenez (Fit)

Fairfield Warde 54, Amity 15
At Fairfield
106 Colin Boufford (A) dec. Duane Capozziello (FW), 5-0; 113 Dylan Cruvivel (FW) dec. Brayden Esposito (A), 6-4; 120 Keenan Yu (FW) pin Paul Canalori (A), 1:36; 126 Will Ebert (FW) pin Kyle Ciola (A); 132 Jeremy Brault (FW) dec. Cole Johnson (A), 5-1; 138 Liam Keylock (A) dec. Dennis Toslluku (FW), 6-0; 145 Cole Shaughnessy (FW) pin Ryan Boufford (A), 1:36; 152: Noah Zuckerman (FW) forfeit; 160 Matt Sullivan (FW) pin Harry Wyndorf (A); 170 Andrew Seaton (A) dec. Hunter Rasmussen (FW), 9-2; 182 Griffin Gallati (FW) pin Simon Flaherty (A), 4:32; 195 Joe Gjinaj (FW) pin Billy Carroll (A); 220 Alec Nardone (FW) pin Josh Foote (A), 1:24; 285 Andrew Coscia (A) medical forfeit Justin Galemba (FW)

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