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Top-ranked Danbury handles Mt. Anthony Union, 49-21

Danbury’s Jesse Patton and his Hatter teammates beat Mt. Anthony Union for the second straight year on Monday night in Danbury. Patton is shown wrestling against Weston last week. (Photo courtesy Danbury High wrestling)

DANBURY, January 20, 2020 – The defending New England champion Danbury High wrestling team had six pins in a 49-21 win over Mt. Anthony Union of Bennington, Vt., in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day match between the two New England rivals.

No. 1 Danbury (7-0) received pins from Kai O’Dell (113), Tyler Johnson (126), Jesse Patton (152), Daniel Camacho (160), Tyrell Jones (182) and D.J. Donovan (220).

The match began at 160 pounds and it was tied 12-12 after four matches. D.J. Donovan (220) got a pin for Danbury and Jordan Agosto (285) outlasted Mt. Anthony’s Hayden Gaudette, 3-1, to give Danbury a 21-12 lead.

A 10-5 victory from Mt. Anthony’s Jordon Ross at 106 over Danbury’s Anthony Hacker cut the lead to 21-15. But Danbury won the next four matches with pins from O’Dell and Johnson, a major decision from Kevin Pina (120) and a hard-fought 4-1 victory from Matt Lucas at 132 pounds to take a commanding 40-15 lead.

It is just the second time in the series that began in 2005 that Danbury has won in back-to-back seasons. The 28-point win was the largest for Danbury in the series. The Patriots lead the series, 13-7. The Hatters won two straight over Mt. Anthony in dual meets in 2005 and 2006.

Danbury 49, Mt. Anthony Union 21
At Danbury
160 Daniel Camacho (D) pin Logan Sprague (MAU), 2:57
170 Adam Frost (MAU) pin Jaylen Hawkins (D), 3:52
182 Tyrell Jones (D) pin Sebastian Peltier (MAU), 0:42
195 Sampson Wilkins Woodford (MAU) pin Sean Donovan (D), 5:04
220 DJ Donovan (D) pin Caleb Carpenter (MAU), 1:06
285 Jordan Agosto (D) dec. Hayden Gaudette (MAU), 3-1
106 Jordon Ross (MAU) dec. Anthony Hackert (D), 10-5
113 Kai O’Dell (D) pin Devon Hurley (MAU), 3:07
120 Kevin Pina (D) dec. Landon Davis (MAU), 11-2
126 Tyler Johnson (D) pin Christian Burdick (MAU), 3:10
132 Matt Lucas (D) dec. Kyle Hurley (MAU), 4-1
138 Keegan Coon Woodford (MAU) pin Johnny Cerquiera (D), 1:33
145 Logan Kovacs (D) dec. Aoron Johnson (MAU), 10-4
152 Jesse Patton (D) pin Bobby Simmons (MAU), 1:06
Records: Danbury 7-0
Other matches: 106 — Jordon Ross (MAU) pin Jake Defonce (Abbott Tech), 0:16


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 35 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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