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Arborio wins third straight title at Nutmeg Games

NEW BRITAIN, July 28 – Nicholas Arborio of Berlin won his third consecutive Nutmeg State Games championship with a victory at 149 pounds in the Open Division in competition at New Britain High School. Former Ellis Tech wrestler Baltazar Gonzalez won his second straight Nutmeg Games title at 165 pounds in the Open Division.

In the Intermediate Division (ages 13-15), Dylan Levesque (126) and Matthew DiVito (132) each won for the second time in three years.  Tim Roberts (138) won a second straight Nutmeg Games title in the Scholastic Division (18 and under).

2019 Nutmeg State Games
At New Britain (July 28)
Intermediate (ages 13-15)
95 pounds: 1. Kyle Levesque (East), 2. Graham Ziperstein (South), round robin
100: 1. Luca Manfredi (West), 2. Lincoln Carlson (East), round robin
106: 1. Anthony Diaz (Out of State), 2. Jake Laurie (North), 3. Adam Wright (West), 4. Drew Kovel (South), round robin
113: 1. Ethan Titus (West), 2. Eric Maldonado (North), round robin
120: 1. Santiago Maya (East), 2. Ben Gorr (West), 3. Jace Korab (East), 4. Elias Sturdevant (West), round robin
126: 1. Dylan Levesque (East), 2. Destiny Mateo (North), 3. Ryan McLaughlin (South), 4. Inderpreet Behal (East), round robin
132: 1. Mathewe DiVito (South), 2. Michael Carpenter (West), 3. Patrick Zdunek (East), 4. Gabriel Parrales (West), round robin
138: 1. Ben Watson (West), 2. Joe Morgan (East), 3. Thomas Krystopa, Jr. (North), 4. Joshua Kypes (South), round robin
145: 1. Michael Teixeira (West)
152: 1. Daniel Alves (South), 2. Davin Alarie (Out of State), 3. Michael Teixeira (West), 4. Hayden Richardson (East), round robin
160: 1. Zahir Mclean-Felix (West), 2. Carter Ganino (East) (Round Robin), 3. Riley Lenahan (Out Of State), 4. Dominic Wesaw (West)
170: no entrants
182: 1. Nicholas Demanche (South), 2. Danny Cruz (North), 3. Kyle Catalano (East), 4. Ryan Scribner (West). round robin
195: 1. Zayden Michel (Out of State), 2. Christopher Dinneen (North) (Round Robin)

Scholastic (18 and under)
106: 1. Luca Manfredi (West), 2. Noah Cintron (North), round robin
113: 1. Isanus Maldonado (North), 2. Angel Maldonado (North), round robin
120: Jacob Marselli (North) pin Santiago Maya (East) 2:58; 3. Ben Gorr (West) pin Kyle Carse (East) 2:51
126: 1. Elijah Vertefeuille (East), 2. Gary Hayes (North), 3. Alexander Prince (East), 4. Abhi Bhabad (West), round robin
132: 1. Mike Carpenter (West), 2. Bryce Arnold (North), round robin
138: 1. Tim Roberts III (North), 2. Kevin McDonald (West), round robin
145: 1. Shamar Schand (North), 2. Eric Zane (East), 3. Caden Foote (East), 4. Brian Beirne (East), round robin
152: 1. Raul Mateo (North), 2. Louis Bradley (East), 3. Breon Phifer (South), 4. Nathan Orde (North), round robin
160: Alex Klein Wassink (West) pin Alijah Curry (North), 4:43; 3. Carter Ganini (East) dec. Colby Urban (East) 13-4
170: Ryan Powers (East) pin Giovanni Andino (West), 2:30; 3. AJ Sachatello (East) def. Jon Hayes (North), forfeit
182: 1. Izaiah Medina (North), 2. Terrell Johnson (East), 3. Logan Wilcox (West), 4. C.J. Andres (Out of State), round robin
195: 1. Alex Otero (East), 2. Aidan Lozada (North), 3. Mike Rivera (North), round robin
220: 1. Minsok Lee (East), 2. Devin Flagg (West), 3. Benjamin Foligno (North), round robin
285: 1. Tyree Pinnock (North), 2. Shendell James (North), round robin

Open
125: 1. Michael Cunningham (North), 2. Bryan Spielvogel (South), 3. Jay Gordon (North), 4. Luie Gomes (South), round robin
133: no entrants
149: 1. Nickolas Arborio (North), 2. Marlon Argueta (East), 3. Steven Muller (West), 4. Gabriel Ortiz (West), round robin
157: Joel Morth (East) pin Zachary Bylykbashi (West), 2:15; 3. Clark Stan (North) def. Austin Parks (West) 2-0
165: 1. Baltazar Gonzalez (East), 2. Shaun Wagner (West), 3. Sam Lindblom (East), 4. Jake Caskey (East), round robin
174: Nichoas Newell (South) dec. Sebastian Hernandez (South) 3-1; 3. William Dunn (Out of State) pin DJ Mangini (West), 3:30
184: Billy Goff (East) pin Brandon Fulco (South), 5:56; 3. Ahmad Sharif (Out of State) pin Izaiah Medina (North), 1:23
197: no entrants
285: 1. Jordan Miron, 2. Mitchell LaFlam (East), 3. Ordan Nadimi (West), 4. Tony Morris (West), round robin

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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