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Wesleyan takes second at Roger Williams; Trinity sixth at Racich Rumble

Eighteen wrestlers with ties to Connecticut competed in the Racich Rumble Saturday. Back row, from left: Jared Butler (Messiah/Avon), Fritz Maurath (Johns Hopkins/Newtown), Nicky Bell (NYU/Greenwich), Evan Linder (W&L/New Milford), Chris Perry (Trinity/Brunswick), Dylan Reynolds (Trinity/Brunswick), Lukas Cylwick (Trinity/Trumbull), Ethan Edmondson (WPI/Foran) and Jack Wendel (York/Nonnewaug), Front row from left, Bryce Arnold (Messiah/Weathersfield), John Mairano (NYU/Simsbury), Matt Carrozza (Trinity/Brookfield), Connor Tuttle (Trinity/Bacon) and Jonah Weber (WPI/Avon) (Photo courtesy of Tom Maurath)

With two finalists, Wesleyan finished second at the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday behind No. 11 Vermont State University, formerly known as Castleton University. Max Martinez (141) and Milford’s C.J. Shea (157) finished second for Wesleyan, which placed nine wrestlers in the tournament.

Vermont State won the tournament for the second straight year, 197-119 over Wesleyan. The Spartans had seven individuals win their respective weight classes and had four other wrestlers finish second, including Middletown’s Elijah Cyr at 149 pounds.

Shea opened the tournament with a 16-7 major decision over SUNY Cortland’s Hunter Hughes before making a quick go of Coast Guard’s Landon Kearns 7-0 by decision in the quarterfinals. In the semifinal round Shea toppled Steven Dalling of Stevens with a 14-1 major decision. Shea fell in the finals to Vermont State’s Nate Camiscioli, 4-2.

Martinez pinned Coast Guard’s Vivi Christopoulos in 1:22 for the first of his four wins in the tournament. Martinez followed with another pin over Southern Maine’s Dominic Pelletier, 1:03. Shane Walczyk of Cortland put up a strong showing but Martinez pulled the 6-4 decision. Martinez landed another fall in the semifinal round, downing Norwich’s Jojo Lotruglio 1:55. Vermont State’s James Rodriguez won the championship at 141 over Martinez with a 17-3 decision.

Aris Dahiell (125), Andrew Majorini (165) and Joe Colon (174) each finished third for the Cardinals.

In July, Castleton University, Vermont Technical College and Northern Vermont University joined together to become Vermont State University.

Trinity is sixth at Racich Rumble
Eighteen former Connecticut wrestlers were in action Saturday at the Racich Rumble in Collegeville, Pa., on the campus of Ursinus College with four state wrestlers finishing in the top four of their respective weight classes.

Nick Bell, a sophomore from Greenwich, helped New York University win the tournament with a victory at 184 pounds. Sophomore Evan Linder from New Milford, who wrestles at Washington and Lee, won a championship at 149 pounds.

Chris Perry, who wrestled at Brunswick School in Greenwich, finished fourth at 149 for Trinity College while Newtown’s Fritz Maurath, a freshman at John Hopkins was sixth at 157 pounds.

Trinity College finished sixth in the tournament.

Roger Williams Invitational
At Providence, RI
Team results – 1. Vermont State University 179, 2. Wesleyan 119, 3. Cortland State 92, 4. Norwich Universityh 87½, 5. Roger Williams 85½, 6. Johnson & Wales 75½, 7. Southern Maine 72, 8. Coast Guard 69½, 9. Bridgewater State 58½, 10. Stevens 54½, 11. Plymouth State 36, 12. Hunter 16½
Championship matches
285 Mason Sprinkel (Norwich) dec. Abbas Abdulrahman (Castleton), 6-0
197 Darby Mclaughlin Jr. (Vermont State) dec. Spencer Fetrow (Roger Williams), 8-3
184 Sampson Wilkins (Vermont State) dec. Cole Shaughnessy (Roger Williams), 1-0
174 Desmond Mclaughlin (Vermont State) dec. Jayden Curley (Roger Williams), 5-3
165 Nick Roeger (Vermont State) dec. Syrus Colon (Vermont State), 5-2OT
157 Nate Camiscioli (Vermont State) dec. CJ Shea (Wesleyan), 4-2
149 Angelo Centrone (Cortland) dec. Elijah Cyr Castleton), 13-3
141 James Rodriguez (Vermont State) dec. Maxwell Martinez (Wesleyan), 17-3
133 Jayden Cardenas (Cortland) dec. Jake Craig (Southern Maine), 3-1
125 Gavin Bradley (Vermont State) dec. Caleb Massari (Vermont State), 18-5
Consolation finals (third place)
285 Evan Day (Vermont State) pin Haven Tatarek (Vermont State), 1:15
197 Colton Perkins (Vermont State) dec. Sean Mccullough (Bridgewater), 8-2
184 Aris Dashiell (Wesleyan) dec. Josh Negron (Vermont State), 5-4
174 Joe Colon Barnegat (Wesleyan) medical forfeit Marcus Brown (Wesleyan)
165 Andrew Maiorini (Wesleyan) dec. Michael Hopkins (Bridgewater), 8-2
157 Jashon Holmes (Vermont State) NC Brendan Mattingly (Coast Guard)
149 Tye Barker (Coast Guard) dec. Vincent Faldetta (Johnson & Wales), 11-1
141 Jojo Lotruglio (Norwich) dec. Shailen Savur (Wesleyan), 9-7
133 Andrew Marchese (Vermont State) dec. Ethan Ford (Southern Maine), 8-6
125 Ryan O’Rourke (Johnson & Wales) pin Christian Lievano (Cortland), 5:47
Tournament results and brackets

Racich Rumble
At Collegeville. Pa. (Ursinus)
Team results – 1. New York University 179 ½, 2. Washington & Lee 137, 3. Messiah 119½, 4. Alvernia 117, 5. Elizabethtown 103, 6. Trinity College 84, 7. Ursinus 81½, 8. WPI 79 ½, 9. York 66, 10. King’s College 57½, 11. Johns Hopkins 49, 12. Delaware Valley 37½, 13. Camden County Classic 20½, 14. West Chester University 17
Championship matches
125 Benny Bautista (NYU) tech fall Ethan Liptzin (Elizabethtown), 16-1 4:55
133 Jacob Venezia (NYU) pin Charlie Pavis (WPI), 1:49
141 Avery Leonard (Alvernia) dec. Nick Kruczynski (NYU), 16-11
149 Evan Lindner (Washington & Lee) dec. Levi Snyder (Messiah), 14-4
157 Cooper Pontelandolfo (NYU) dec. Jared Bair (York), 11-0
165 Matt Lackman (Alvernia) dec. Brian Schneider (Elizabethtown), 13-0
174 Jason Geyer (NYU) tech fall Harrison Kelly (Washington & Lee), 15-0 4:23
184 Nicky Bell (NYU) dec. Jack McCusker (Washington & Lee), 19-6
197 Mauro Pellot (Alvernia) tech fall Richard Fronheiser (Kings College), 19-4 3:54
285 Logan Flynn (Delaware Valley) pin Evan Anderson (NYU), 3:24
Consolation matches (third place)
125 David Rubin (Washington & Lee) dec. Michael Adams (Ursinus), 7-6
133 Braden Schuyler Elizabethtown) dec. Deven Jackson PA (Elizabethtown), 7-4
141 Skyler Hickman (Washington & Lee) dec. Harris Foad (Washington & Lee), 9-3
149 Shane Kibler (Kings College) medical forfeit Christopher Perry (Trinity)
157 Nic Zamaloff (Washington & Lee) dec. Killian Foy (NYU), 8-7
165 Hassan Khan (NYU) pin Chance Babb (Alvernia), 2:24
174 Sean Cowan (Ursinus) dec. James Circle Alvernia), 8-7
184 Max Borton (Ursinus) dec. Ryder Slayton Messiah), 4-1
197 Micah Kunkle (Messiah) pin John Santowski (Washington & Lee), 1:07
285 Dylan Waller (Elizabethtown) dec.John Sedovy (Washington & Lee), 14-3
Tournament results and brackets

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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