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Roundup: Sacred Heart’s Sandquist wins first collegiate tournament

Three Connecticut wrestlers competed at the Racich Rumble at Ursinus College on Saturday. From left, WPI’s Ethan Edmondson (174), New York University’s Justin Mastroianni (148) and Newtown’s Fritz Maurath (157). (Photo courtesy Thomas Maurath)

Sacred Heart freshman Madison Sanquist won her first collegiate tournament at the Adrian Open at Adrian College in Michigan. Sandquist went undefeated with three pins to win at 143 pounds. She won with pins in 4:37, 4:13 and a 29 second pin of Stephanie Floor of Gannon in the championship match.

Sandquist helped Sacred Heart earn 25 points and finish eighth in the tournament. She is now 5-1 on the year with three pins.

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Wesleyan was fourth at the Roger Williams Invitational in Providence, which was won by Johnson & Wales. Aaron Goldman (157) and Marco Gaita (174) won their weight classes for the Cardinals. Four wrestlers won titles for Johnson & Wales including Berlin’s Ryan DeVivo, who prevailed at 184 pounds. The Wildcats were first in a field of 10 teams.

Tolland’s Michael Angers of Castelton State won at 165 pounds at the Roger Williams Invitational in Providence.

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Three former Danbury wrestlers won medals at the Wolfpack Open on Sunday. Ryan Jack (141) and A.J. Kovacs (157) each finished second while Jakob Camacho (125) finished third.

Simsbury’s Ty Finn of Virginia Tech finished fifth at 157 pounds. He went 5-1 in the tournament with two pins and three one-point victories. He placed in his second consecutive collegiate tournament.

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Sacred Heart’s Robert Hetherman was fourth at 184 at the Bearcat Open. He went 3-2.

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Three former Connecticut high school wrestlers competed for their respective collegiate teams at the Racich Rumble at Ursinus College. Foran’s Ethan Edmondson (174) went 2-2 for WPI while Newtown’s Fritz Maurath (157) went 3-2 for John Hopkins. New Canaan’s Justin Mastroianni (149) went 2-2 for New York University, which won the tournament.

Wolfpack Open
At Raleigh, N.C.

125 Cooper Flynn Seymour, TN (Unattached) dec. Korbin Meink Omaha, NE (Campbell), 6-5, 2 OT
133 Kai Orine Raleigh, NC (NC State) dec. Jarrett Trombley Raleigh, NC (NC State), 2-0
141 Lachlan McNeil Chapel Hill, NC (Unattached) dec. Ryan Jack Raleigh, NC (NC State), 3-1
149 Mason Phillips Chapel Hill, NC (Unattached) dec. Justin Rivera Buies Creek, NC (Unattached-Campbell), 6-2
157 Ed Scott Raleigh, NC (NC State) pin AJ Kovacs Raleigh, NC (NC State), 2:18
165 Thomas Bullard (NC State) tech fall Donald Cates Raleigh, NC (NC State), 15-0 5:18
174 Jake Null Dolgeville, NY (Unattached) dec. Gavin Kane Chapel Hill, NC (North Carolina), 8-5
184 Nick Reenan Raleigh, NC (NC State) dec. Caleb Hopkins Palmer, AK (Campbell), 10-3
197 Isaac Trumble Raleigh, NC (NC State) NC Jacob Ferreira Raleigh, NC (NC State)
285 Taye Ghadiali Buies Creek, NC (Campbell) dec. Hunter Catka Blacksburg, VA (Unattached), 3-2

125 Jakob Camacho Danbury, CT (NC State) NC Stevo Poulin Raleigh, NC (Unattached)
133 Domenic Zaccone Orland Park, IL (Campbell) dec. Erik Roggie VA (Unattached), 4-3
141 Shannon Hanna Norfolk, VA (Campbell) dec. Hunter Lewis Raleigh, NC (NC State), 12-5
149 Jeremiah Price State Road, NC (Unattached) dec. Jake Piccirilli Pembroke, NC (Unattached), 7-2
157 Derek Fields Raleigh, NC (Unattached) dec. Jake Hart Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech), 7-1
165 Sonny Santiago Chapel Hill, NC (North Carolina) M FOR Troy Nation Buies Creek, NC (Campbell)
174 Dylan Reinert Raleigh, NC (Unattached) pin Zane Van vleet Charleston, SC (Unattached), 0:50
184 Hadyn Danals Charlottesville, VA (Unattached) dec. Joey Milano PA (Unattached), 6-1
197 Brock Delsignore Raleigh, NC (Unattached) pin Levi Hopkins Palmer, AK (Campbell), 5:55
285 Owen Trephan Summerville, SC (NC State) NC Deonte Wilson Raleigh, NC (NC State) 

Fifth place
157 Ty Finn Blacksburg, VA (Unattached) F Tyler Alberts Greensburg, PA (Seton Hill University), 6:48

Roger Williams Invitational
At Providence
Team results – 1. Johnson & Wales 182½, 2. Castleton 159½, 3. Roger Williams 140½, 4. Wesleyan 102, 5. Bridgewater State 92, 6. Stevens 85, 7. Southern Maine 84 ½, 8. Coast Guard 65, 9. Norwich 59½, 10. Plymouth State 18
Individual results
125 LBS
Final: Kaya Bogle (Castelton) dec. Wilson Gomes (Bridgewater), 17-8
3. Connor Keegan (Roger Williams) dec. Ari Dinerman (Roger Williams), 5-1
5. Greg Fischer (Wesleyan) dec. Antoine Grace (Southern Maine), 8-6
133 LBS
Final: Kyle Kaiser (Roger Williams) dec. Gabriel Leo-Esparolini (J&W), 7-3
3. Luke Hoerle Westfield, NJ (Stevens) dec. Michael Gonyea (Castelton), 5-2
5. Ethan Ford (Southern Maine) NC Shailen Savur Robbinsville (Wesleyan)
141 LBS
Final: Hayden Brown (J&W) dec. James Rodriguez (Castelton), 4-3
3. Mason Purvis (Coast Guard) dec. Peter Tringali (Roger Williams), 6-1
5. Zachary Weiner (J&W) dec. Anthony Martin (Coast Guard), 15-2
149 LBS
Final: Gabe McDaniel (J&W) dec. Ben Bariso (Roger Williams), 7-4
3. Elijah Cyr (Castelton/Middletown) dec. Colby Frost (Southern Maine), 3-2
4. Dario Molina (Wesleyan) NC Thomas Diresta (J&W)
157 LBS
Final: Aaron Goldman (Wesleyan) pin Tyler Albis (J&W), 5:20
Cameron (Norwich) dec. Devin Winn (Bridgewater), 4-3
Darius Joyce (J&W) NC Jack Reusing (Wesleyan)
165 LBS
Final: Michael Angers (Castelton/Tolland) dec. Harrison Hinojosa NJ (Stevens), 5-2
3. Nick Boggiano (Stevens) dec. Scott Defex (J&W), 5-0
5. Tyler Barker VT (Norwich) M FOR Steven Ocampo (J&W)
174 LBS
Final: Marco Gaita (Wesleyan) dec. Frank Medina (Stevens), 13-4
3. Daniel Curran (Norwich) NC Fox Maxwell (Bridgewater)
5. Jacob Cardozo (Roger Williams/Southington) NC Cooper Fleming (Castelton)
184 LBS
Final: Ryan Devivo (J&W/Berlin) dec. Edwin Morales (Bridgewater), 12-4
3. Cole Shaughnessy (Roger Williams/Fairfield) pin Alec Richards (Castelton), 0:38
5. Sampson Wilkins (Castelton) dec. Aidan Whitis (Southern Maine), 2-0
197 LBS
Final: Coy Spooner (Coast Guard) dec. Chance Lapier (Castelton), 8-6
3. Dylan Harr (J&W) dec. Haven Tatarek (Castelton), 4-2
5. Spencer Fetrow (Roger Williams) M FOR Michael Dooley (Stevens)
285 LBS
Final: Liridon Leka (J&W) dec. Jake Peavey (Southern Maine), 4-3
3. Addison Boisvert (Roger Williams) pin Ryan Higgins (Bridgewater), 1:34
5. Shea Garand (Castelton) M FOR Abbas Abdulrahman (Castelton)

Adrian Open
At Adrian, Mich
Team results – 1. Adrian College 243, 2. Gannon (PA) University 181½, 3. Lindenwood (MO) University and Indiana Tech University 171½, 5. Wisconsin-Stevens Point 132½, 6. Schreiner (TX) University 122, 7. Emory & Henry (VA) 35½, 8. Sacred Heart 25, 9. Carthage (WI) College and Northern Michigan University 20½, 11. Aurora (IL) University 15½, 12. Hiram (OH) College 13, 13. Ferris State University and Lourdes (OH) University 12, 15. Trine University (IND) 11, Albion (MI) 2

Individual results

101, Final: Taylor Wilson (Indiana Tech University) pin Brooke Thurber (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) 3:00; 3. Odelia Lopez (Schreiner University) tech fall Alexie Westfall (Indiana Tech University) 12-2, 3:32

109, Final: Tehani Soares (Indiana Tech University) dec. Mikayla Vega (Gannon), 9-9; 3. Alina Kinsey (Schreiner University) tech fall Julianna Moccia (Gannon) 10-0, 2:31

116, Final: Abby Nelson (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) tech fall Cera Jones (Adrian College) 16-1, 3:50; 3. Amanda McAleavey ( Lindenwood) dec. Korigan Wilkey (Indiana Tech University) 12-12

123, Final: Cayden Condit (Lindenwood) tech fall Juliana Cubias (Gannon) 10-0, 0:42; 3. Caleeann Blarr (Gannon) pin Renee Richter (Adrian College) 1:55

130, Final: Anya Knappenberger (Gannon) dec. Serena Cervantes (Schreiner University) 4-1; 3. Mackenzie Tayerle (Adrian College) pin Jasmine Ward (Lindenwood) 3:15

136, Final: Zoe Nowicki (Adrian College) tech fall Lana Perez (Gannon) 15-4, 3:00; 3. Athena Willden (Lindenwood) pin Ellyana Kuzma (Indiana Tech University) 2:41

143, Final: Madison Sandquist (Sacred Heart) pin Stephanie Floor (Gannon) 0:29; 3. Kelly Escamilla (Lindenwood) dec. Megan Struble (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) 15-7

155, Final: Taylor Cutler (Adrian College) tech fall Megan Vondrasek (Adrian College) 11-03; 3. Nyla Burgess (Adrian College) tech fall Sara Lake ( Lindenwood) 10-0, 4:18

170, Final: Jade Herzer (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) dec. Annabelle Helm (Gannon) 4-2; 3. Mikayla Mata (Schreiner University) dec. Sierra Hall ( Lindenwood) 5-1

191, Tabitha Breitrick (University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point) dec. Amara Devericks (Gannon) 8-1; 3. Kaycee Fitero ( Lindenwood) forfeit over Alina Arana (Lindenwood)

2021 Adrian College Open brackets and results


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

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