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Results: Saturday, February 29, 2020

Dean Tsiranides of Fairfield Prep gets Brookfield’s Zahir McLean-Felix into the air during Saturday night’s State Open final at 160 pounds. Tsiranodes held on for a 4-3 victory. More photos from the State Open. 

2020 State Open
At New Haven
Team results – 1. Danbury 193, 2. Fairfield Warde 146, 3. Xavier 127, 4. Simsbury 99, 5. Joel Barlow 88½, 6. Bristol Eastern 69½, 7. Southington 61, 8. New Milford 80, 9. Killingly 55, 10. Suffield/Windsor Locks 53½, 11. Foran, Trumbull and Haddam-Killingworth 53, 14. Glastonbury 49½, 15. New Haven 47, 16. Gilbert 46, 17. Ledyard 45½, 18. Bristol Central 40, 19. Middletown 39½, 20. Branford 39, 21. Avon 35½, 22. Wethersfield 35, 23. Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech 33, 24. Amity, Fairfield Prep, Newtown 31, 27. Shelton and Westhill 30, 29. New London 29, 30. Brookfield 28, 31. Hall, Staples 27, 33. New Canaan 26, 34. Greenwich 25, 35. New Fairfield 24, 36. New Britain, North Haven, Windham 23½, 39.  East Lyme/Norwich Tech, Stafford 21, 41. Montville, Northwestern, Platt 19; 44. Pomperaug 17, 45. Bacon Academy, East Hampton 16; 47. NFA 15½, 48. Conard, Newington 15; 50. Fitch 13, 51. Guilford, Manchester, RHAM, Weston 12; 55. East Haven, Plainville, Ridgefield 11; 58. Canton, E.O. Smith, Watertown 9; 61. Harding 8½, 62. Enfield, Norwalk, Oxford, Thomaston/Holy Cross 8; 66. Griswold 7; 67. East Hartford, Stratford 6; 69. Farmington 5½, 70. Abbot Tech, Maloney, Morgan, Waterford 5; 74. Brien McMahon, Bunnell, Masuk, Seymour, St. Paul 4; 79. Nonnewaug, Terryville 3; 81. Berlin, Hand, Ellis Tech 2; 84. Bethel, Derby, East Catholic, Fairfield Ludlowe, Granby, Law, Notre Dame-Fairfield, Putnam, Somers, Stamford, Stonington, Woodland 0

Individual results
106 LBS
Final: Josh Brault (Joel Barlow) dec. Michael Longo (Trumbull), 6-3
Third: Evan Lindner (New Milford) dec. William Hamilton (Bristol Central), 10-0
Fifth: Kaden Ware (Killingly) dec. Cameron Hines (Haddam-Killingworth), 13-4

113 LBS
Final: Michael Rapuano (Xavier) dec. Kai O’Dell (Danbury), 7-0
Third: Bryce Arnold (Wethersfield) pin Lucas Coleman (Fairfield Warde), 4:35
Fifth: Connor Doran (Ledyard) dec. Nicholas Urso (Conard), 12-2

120 LBS
Final: Drew Currier (Hall) dec. Giuseppe Iamunno (North Haven), 5-0
Third: Dylan Levesque (East Hampton) dec. Carlos Dewinter (Greenwich), 8-4
Fifth: Martial Sutton (Glastonbury) dec. Mason Lishness (Bristol Eastern), 1-0

126 LBS
Final: Kalil Shabazz (Middletown) dec. Tyler Johnson (Danbury), 12-6
Third: David Charron (Killingly) dec. Zachary Johns (Suffield/Windsor Locks), 3-0
Fifth: Parker Sutton (Glastonbury) dec. Michael Carpenter (Pomperaug), 5-0

132 LBS
Final: Thomas Finn (Simsbury) dec. Devin Matthews (Gilbert), 3-0
Third: Jack Ryan (Trumbull) pin Peter Coniglio (New Milford), 1:33
Fifth: Nathan Cuoco (Fairfield Warde) dec. Braeden O’Brien (Bacon Academy), 3-2

138 LBS
Final: Ryan Jack (Danbury) dec. Thomas Nichols (Bristol Eastern), 13-5
Third: Tristan Julian (Stafford) dec. John Mairano (Simsbury), 12-3
Fifth: Khalil Bourjelli (New Milford) dec. Devin Anderson (New Fairfield), 5-2

145 LBS
Final: James Lunt (Xavier) dec. William Ebert (Fairfield Warde), 14-4
Third: Saul Pera (Simsbury) dec. Ben Richardson (Killingly), 3-1 OT
Fifth: Logan Kovacs (Danbury) dec. Dylan Washburn (Suffield/Windsor Locks), 3-0

152 LBS
Final: Tyler Sung (New Canaan) dec. Cole Shaughnessy (Fairfield Warde), 6-0
Third: Kyle Matthews (Gilbert) dec. Alex Klein-Wassink (Joel Barlow), 10-3
Fifth: Breon Phifer (Weston) dec. Alexander Marshall (Bristol Eastern), 12-4

160 LBS
Final: Dean Tsiranides (Fairfield Prep) dec. Zahir McLean-Felix (Brookfield), 4-3
Third: Brayden Grim (Ledyard) dec. Luke Tischio (Xavier), 9-3
Fifth: Yarian Grant (New Haven) pin Xavier Powell (Watertown), 2:05

170 LBS
Final: Thomas Mazur (Westhill) dec. Ryan Powers (Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech), 14-4
Third: Jaylen Hawkins (Danbury) dec. Frankie McNeary (Joel Barlow), 9-0
Fifth: Hunter Rasmussen (Fairfield Warde) dec. Colman Doucette (New Fairfield), 5-4

182 LBS
Final: William Carr (Southington) dec. Simon Flaherty (Amity), 4-3
Third: Tyrell Jones (Danbury) dec. John Summers (Fairfield Warde), 2-1
Fifth: Isaiah Medina (New Britain) dec. Aidan Lozada (Newington), 4-1

195 LBS
Final: Carson LiCastri (Joel Barlow) tech fall Jadian MacKenzie (New London), 17-2, 4:38
Third: Jamikael Lytle (Northwestern) dec. Cody McHenry (Branford), 10-1
Fifth: Griffin Gallati (Fairfield Warde) pin Marcelius Ruiz (Xavier), 4:07

220 LBS
Final: Christopher Gens (Avon) dec. DJ Donovan (Danbury), 3-0
Third: Jacob Vecchio (Southington) pin Roark Ryan (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 3:37
Fifth: Kirill Fioletov (Glastonbury) dec. Alec Nardone (Fairfield Warde), 9-5

285 LBS
Final: Jaylin Houston (New Haven Wrestling) dec. Matt Weiner (Shelton), 5-1
Third: Thomas Perry (Haddam-Killingworth) dec. Jordan Agosto (Danbury), 3-1
Fifth: Pat Rescanski (Foran) pin Jacob Rizy (Staples), 2:43
Outstanding wrestler: Ryan Jack, Danbury (138)
Brackets and results
Brackets
 (FloWrestling.com)

Bristol Eastern sophomore Ella Nichols, who is ranked ninth in the nation, is in control during her semifinal victory at 145 pounds in the CIAC Girls Invitational Saturday in New Haven. More photos from the State Open. 

2020 CIAC Girls Invitational
At New Haven
Team results – No scores kept.
Individual results
99 pounds
Final: Ariyanna Orosco (Amity) pin Ruby Spadone (Fairfield Ludlowe), 5:33

106 LBS
Final: Samantha Yap (Stamford) dec. Anna Vladimiskaya (Brien McMahon), 6-2
Third: Taylor McCormick (Somers) pin Kristina Topper (Northwestern), 0:27
Fifth: Brenda Leite (Danbury) forfeit over Ariyanna Orosco (Amity)

113 LBS
Final: Savannah Vanase (Norwich Free Academy) dec. Alden Johnson (Wethersfield), 6-0
Third: Kaleigh Carillos (Norwalk) dec. Karla Flores (Montville), 9-7, OT

120 LBS
Final: Destiny Mateo (Norwich Free Academy) dec. Christianna Morley (Berlin), 3-1, OT
Third: Julianna Morris (Pomperaug) dec. Sabrina Sedor (Stafford), 5-3
Fifth: Valerie Turgeon South (South Windsor) pin Annika Santos (Ledyard), 4:27

126 LBS
Final: Linda Holeman (Ledyard) pin Lily Schwartz (Northwestern), 4:43
Third: Emily De souza (Amity) dec. Virgina Juarbe (Waterford), 14-1
Fifth: Mary Morley (Berlin) pin Anala Smith (Shelton), 1:49

132 LBS
Final: Camryn Brown (Amity) pin Emma Alford (Conard), 1:49
Third: Simona Barbagallo (Plainville) dec. Claire Keene (RHAM), 6-5, OT
Fifth: Sofia Guarino (Haddam-Killingworth) dec. Ashley Wood (New Fairfield), 7-0

145 LBS
Final: Ella Nichols (Bristol Eastern) pin Aida Flores (Montville), 1:02
Third: Yanilis Castillo (New Britain) dec. Brianna Seixas (Guilford), 7-6
Fifth: Nolyette Ortiz Verastequi (Windham) dec. Makayla Thorpe (Windsor), 5-2 2:12

160 LBS
Final: Ashley Reed (Southington) pin Baylee Gagneir (Montville), 3:45
Third: Natalia Chorzepa (Berlin) pin Claire Jackson (Amity), 3:34
Fifth: Hayden Richardson (E.O. Smith) dec. Samantha Hall (Suffield/Windsor Locks), 8-2

182 (round robin)
1. Jacklyn Smith (Trumbull) 2-0, Caroline Gonzalez-Garcia (Windham) 1-1, Emily Bemos (Windsor) 0-2

235 (round robin)
1. Zayuro Castandeda (East Haven) 2-0, Ruby Camejo (New Haven) 1-1, Natalia Morris (Manchester) 0-2
Outstanding wrestler: Ella Nichols, Bristol Eastern (145)
Brackets
Brackets (FloWrestling.com)

 

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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