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Seven wrestlers advance to NHSCA quarterfinals

Seven state wrestlers remain in the championship bracket at the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) national championship tournaments after Friday’s action in Virginia Beach, Va.

In the Senior Division tournament, six Connecticut wrestlers advanced to the quarterfinals – Guilford’s Chris Murphy (182), Canton’s Ethan Titus (113), Simsbury’s John Mairano (132), Danbury’s Kai O’Dell (138), Norwalk’s Michael Bartush (195) and Fairfield Warde’s Will Ebert (160).

Brendan Gilchrist of Norwalk (195) advanced to the quarterfinals of the Junior Division tournament.

Wrestling continues Saturday in the Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman tournaments. There are 116 Connecticut wrestlers still alive in the consolation brackets of the respective tournaments.

Action begins on Saturday in the girls tournament and the middle school tournament.

You watch the tournament on Live results are available on FloArena.

2022 NHSCA national championships (FloArena)

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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