Connecticut results at the 2004 National High School Coaches Association Senior National Wrestling Tournament.
At Cleveland, Ohio
Michael Silvestri, Danbury
1R: Lost to Blake Tinsley, Tenn., 5:58
Consolation: beat Gary Heckler, New Jersey, 8-3
Lost to Brook Cramer, Texas, 7-5
Tom Phillips, Killingly
1R: Beat Mike Featherstone, Louisiana, 2:55 pin
Quarterfinals: Beat Dario Rudas, Tennessee, 14-12 OT
Semifinals: Lost to Matt Bautista, California, 0:45
Consolation: Beat Ty Roach, North Carolina, 13-5
Third place final: Lost to Blake Tinsley, Tennessee, 2:00 pin
Nick Miragliuolo, Woodstock Academy
2R: lost to Jake Gonzales, Washington, 10-4
2R: lost to Jose Escobedo, Indiana, 1:25 pin
Brandon Stavola, Amity
2R: Lost to James Covington, North Dakota, 9-5
2R: Beat Jason Lapham, New York, pin 4:15
3R: Lost to Ken Hashimoto, Colorado, 9-8
Max Meisel, Weston/Barlow
2R: Lost to Casey Schreiber, Florida, 0:44 pin
1R: Lost to Adam Kurimski, Iowa, 2:02 pin
Rob Tolk, Avon
1R: Lost to Shawn Horst, Virginia, 9-3
1R: Lost to John Marsh, Massachusetts, 11-5
Sloan Holzman, Staples
1R: Lost to Tim Hammer, Michigan, pin 2:34
1R: Lost to Mike Long, South Dakota, 15-0 TF, 2:30
Andrew Sichel, Staples
1R: Lost Angel Ceiudo, Arizona, pin 2:19
1R: Lost to Daniel Uffleman, New Jersey, 10-1
Greg Dussol, RHAM
1R: Lost to Neal Martin, New York, 4-4 tiebreaker
1R: Beat Tim Bowen, Texas, 1-0
2R: Lost to Spooner Anthony, Ohio, 4-3
Lawrence Loomis, Killingly
1R: Lost to Lior Zamir, New Jersey, pin 1:33
2R: Lost to Weston Burt, Alabama, pin 1:11
Mike LaBeef, Killingly
1R: Lost to Anton Narinsky, Ohio, 8-2
2R: Lost to Nathan Thobaen, Ohio, 1:14 pin
Tim Ferreira, Danbury
1R: beat David Spanich, Florida, 5-4 tiebreaker
2R: Lost to Tony Lewis, Kansas, pin 4:00
2R: Lost to Jesse Kahn, Minnesota, pin 4:23
Phillips earns All-America honors
Connecticut Wrestling Online
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 4 -- Killingly's Tom Phillips won three matches including a quarterfinal bout in overtime to finish fourth at the National High School Coaches Senior Tournament and earn All-America honors at 103 pounds. Phillips (3-2) lost to Tennessee's Blake Tinsley by pin for third place.
He is the 14th state wrestler to earn All-America honors at the tournament and the first from Killingly. It is the best finish since New Canaan's Brett Wilderman took fourth at 189 in 1995.
Twelve state wrestlers competed in the tournament. Danbury's Mike Silvestri (103), Brandon Stavola of Amity (135), RHAM's Greg Dussol (152) and Danbury's Tim Ferreira (275) each earned one victory each. Connecticut finished 38th in the field with 17 points.
Ohio, with six individual champions, won the tournament for the third straight year. California finished second and extended its streak of a top four finish to 15 years. Michigan had its best-ever finish in third while Pennsylvania and New Jersey took fourth and fifth, respectively.
Championship: Matt Bautista (California) dec. Kip Lewis (New Mexico), 9-2; Third: Blake Tinsley (Tennessee) pinned TOM PHILLIPS (KILLINGLY), 2:00; Fifth: David Navarette (California) dec. Ty Roach (North Carolina), 14-1; Seventh: Brook Cramer (Texas) dec. Brandon Andrews (Indiana), 7-4.
Championship: Paul Donahoe (Michigan) dec. Matthew Steintrager (Michigan), 9-5; Third: Andrew Gold (Maryland) dec. Tom Masciale (New York), 3-1; Fifth: Nick Manochio (New Jersey) dec. Jordan Brown (Solon), 14-5; Seventh: Abe Alverado (Colorado) dec. John Gurich (California), 3-2.
Championship: Ricky Deubel (Ohio) dec. Dusty McKinney (North Carolina), 8-6; Third: Jeff Schell (Pennsylvania) dec. Nick Smith (South Dakota), 3-2 OT, tiebreaker; Fifth: Michael Anderson (Pennsylvania) dec. Jose Escobedo (Indiana), 3-1; Seventh: Jake Gonzalez (Washington) dec. Jimmy Hiller (Tennessee), 4-3.
Championship: Charles Griffin (Pennsylvania) dec. Tyler Safratovich (Minnesota), 9-7; Third: Andrew Hochstrasser (Utah) dec. Vincent Ramirez (North Carolina), 8-6; Fifth: Travis Lang (North Dakota) pinned Beau Malia (Montana), 3:23; Seventh: Jordan Crass (Wisconsin) dec. Kyle Jahn (Illinois), 14-2.
Championship: Jordan Leen (Tennessee) dec. Joe Gomez (Illinois), 3-0; Third: Albert Madsen (St. Edward) dec. Michael Santone (Nebraska), 11-2; Fifth: Doug West (Maryland) dec. Robert Shyver (West Virginia), 7-3; Seventh: Paul Lyon (Michigan) dec. Trevor Baney (New York), 10-0.
Championship: J. Jaggers (Chanel, Ohio) tech. fall Steve Blunk (Ohio), 15-0, 4:28; Third: Troy Tirapelle (California) dec. Chad Romero (Colorado), 8-6; Fifth: Tim Ebenhoeh (Michigan) dec. Andrae Hernandez (Indiana), 6-3; Seventh: Cash Coolidge (Nebraska) dec. Craig Gillison (Michigan), 4-2.
Championship: Tyler Sherfey (Washington) dec. Alex Tsirtsis (Indiana), 5-4; Third: Angel Cejudo (Arizona) dec. Mike Roberts (New York), 6-4; Fifth: David Jauregui (California) dec. Marcus Hoehn (Missouri), 8-4; Seventh: Ryan Scott (Tennessee) dec. Matthew Gilliland (Kansas), 5-3.
Championship: Matt Collum (Illinois) dec. Craig Henning (Wisconsin), 4-2 OT; Third: Jeb Clark (Utah) dec. Greg Hagel (New Jersey), 3-0; Fifth: Rudy Rueda (Maryland) dec. Trevor Chinn (New York), 4-2; Seventh: Jacob Frerichs (St. Paris Graham) dec. Marcus Effner (Garfield Hts), 1-0.
Championship: Michael Poeta (Illinois) dec. Will Rowe (Texas), 5-5 OT, tiebreaker, rideout; Third: Seth Garvin (Alabama) by forfeit over Cotton Salazar (Utah); Fifth: Kody Hamrah (New Jersey) dec. Ryan Williams (California), 5-4; Seventh: Zack Shanaman (New Jersey) dec. Leremie Shaffer (Missouri), 5-3.
Championship: Steve Luke (Ohio) dec. Jarred King (Pennsylvania), 1-1, 2-1 OT tiebreaker; Third: Chris Tripp (University School) dec. Keegan Mueller (Texas), 8-3; Fifth: Trevor Suter (New Jersey) pinned Luke Burkhardt (Shadyside, O.), :34; Seventh: Mark Friend (Illinois) pinned Charles Clark (New Jersey), 1:36.
Championship: Tyrel Todd (Montana) dec. Kyle Brenner (Pennsylvania), 5-4 OT tiebreaker; Third: Blake Maurer (Indiana) tech. fall Trebor Clavette (North Carolina), 15-9; Fifth: Phil Bomberger (Pennsylvania) by forfeit over Louis Socier (Michigan); Seventh: Ray Jordan (North Carolina) by forfeit over Adam Melton (Wadsworth).
Championship: Chris Hahn (Ohio) dec. Doug Umbehauer (New Jersey), 7-5; Third: Dallas Herbst (Wisconsin) tech. fall Heath VanDeventer (Indiana), 15-0 at 3:39; Fifth: Dallas Mitchell (South Dakota) by medical forfeit over Josh Haines (Pennsylvania); Seventh: Mike Blackwell (Beachwood) dec. Leo Saniuk (Copley), 5-3 ot.
Championship: Joe Dennis (Ohio) dec. Lou Thomas (West Virginia), 15-5; Third: Mike Maresh (Minnesota) dec. Brandon Halsey (California), 3-1 ot; Fifth: Paul Burger (Mentor) dec. John Laboranti (Pennsylvania), 3-1; Seventh: Jake Kallestad (Montana) by forfeit over Joshua Cross (Michigan).
Championship: Tony Johnson (Ohio) dec. Kirk Nail (Ohio), 3-2; Third: Kyle Massey (Minnesota) dec. Dustin Fox (Galion), 3-2; Fifth: Jordan Bedore (Kansas) dec. Marcus Moore (California), 3-2; Seventh: Nick Smith (Idaho) dec. Ian McMurray (Oklahoma), 5-2.
MANHEIM, Pa., April 5 -- Four Connecticut wrestlers earned All-American honors at the third annual National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA)'s U.S. High School Open tournament at Delaware State University.
Wrestlers in grades 9-12 were eligible to compete. Norfolk's Joel Webster (130), Waterford's Shawn Karasavicz (194), Fairfield's Brendan Herlihy (220) and Meriden's Willie Brown (280) earned All-America honors by finishing in the top eight of their respective weight class. Herlihy was sixth and Brown was eighth while Webster and Karasavicz each finished seventh. All four also wrestled on Team New England that took fifth in the 10th annual Brute Scholastic Duals.
LAKE ORION, Mich. -- NFA's Jade Perry won a national championship at 138 pounds at the U.S. Girls Wrestling Association (USGWA) national tournament on March 27-28 while Waterford's Stefenie Shaw (144) finished second. The two top finishes helped Connecticut to an seventh place finish in the tournament.
Other state girls in the high school division earning All-America honors (top 8) included Danbury's Susie Levitt (4th, 105) and Woodstock's Megan Corden (7th, 122). Trinity College's Melyssa Fuqua won a national title in the University Folkstyle Division at 165 pounds. In the junior high division, Uncasville's Jessica Bennett (4th, 180) and Brooklyn's Spirit Souza (6th, 144) earned All-America honors.
Shaw earns spot on U.S. team
WATERFORD -- Waterford High Junior Stefenie Shaw has been named to the U.S. Pan-American wrestling team at 63 Kg (kilograms) or 138.75 pounds. She will wrestle for the U.S. team at the Pan-Am Games on May 7-9.
2004 Nutmeg State Games
HARTFORD, August 8 – Results from the 2004 Nutmeg State Games wrestling tournament.
GOLD: Nick Powadick (East-Colchester)
GOLD: Ryan Quinn (East-East Haddam)
SILVER: Ed Loomis:(East-Plainfield)
GOLD: Matt Van Houten (South-Stamford)
SILVER: Nick Van Houten (South-Stamford)
BRONZE: Jake Vernick (South-Bethany)
GOLD: Scott Sullivan (West)
GOLD: Max Saglimbeni (West-Bristol)
SILVER: Zak Spencer (South-Orange)
BRONZE: ZeBronze:Levine (East-Pomfret)
GOLD: Kevin Caron (East-Uncasville)
GOLD: Nick Tenan (West-Bristol)
SILVER: Brandon Williamson (South-Riverside)
GOLD: Dave Berg (East)
SILVER: Julio Wright (West-Cheshire)
GOLD: M. Russell (East-Clinton)
SILVER: Brent Callahan (South-Bethany)
GOLD: Ben Haddan (West)
GOLD: Nick Custodio (South-Trumbull)
GOLD: Matthew Volpe (West)
SILVER: Tim Mandal (West-New Hartford)
BRONZE: Ryan Martinez (North-Hartford)
GOLD: Sean McKenna (West-Southbury)
SILVER: Carloz Cruz (East-North Windham)
BRONZE: Danny Cormier (East-Ledyard)
GOLD: Donald Torrenti (South-Orange)
SILVER: Justin Krofssik (South-Shelton)
BRONZE: Ben Borderly (South-Wilton)
GOLD: Nick Miragliuolo (North-Pomfret)
SILVER: Jeff Haddad (East-Old Saybrook)
BRONZE: Marvin Meyer (East-Clinton)
GOLD: Joel Webster (West-Norfolk)
SILVER: Nick Palermo (West-Bethel)
BRONZE: Mike Fiorini (West-Bristol)
GOLD: Brandon Stavola (South-Bethany)
SILVER: Spenser Hennes (South-West Haven)
BRONZE: Greg Hom (West-Harwinton)
GOLD: Doug Milburn (South)
SILVER: Mike Karpman (East-Marlborough)
BRONZE: Nick Newell (South-Milford)
GOLD: Jesse Koproshi (South-Wilton)
SILVER: Chris Marks (West-Barkhamsted)
BRONZE: Mike Caleca (West-Southbury)
GOLD: Anthony Celis (South-Greenwich)
SILVER: Eddie Loomis (East-Plainfield)
BRONZE: Alex Cole-Gardner (South-Wilton)
GOLD: Mike Barre (West-Bethlehem)
SILVER: Thomas Warren (North-East Windsor)
GOLD: Jim Curry (East-Meriden)
GOLD: Alex Cleveland (North-Hartford)
GOLD: Ian Kessler (West-Wolcott)
GOLD: Steven Turgeon (North-South Windsor)
SILVER: Nate Russell (North-Hartford)
BRONZE: Steve Weise (South-Danbury)
GOLD: Josh Levine (West-Brookfield)
GOLD: Matt Piselli (East-Branford)
SILVER: Dana Clerland (North-Hartford)
BRONZE: Luis Murillo (East-Meriden)
GOLD: David Iaquinto (East)
SILVER: Maurice Scott (North-Manchester)
BRONZE: Jeff Jacobs (East-North Branford)
GOLD: Josh Kaplan (West-Canton)
SILVER: Kostas Hatzikostas (West-Bethlehem)
BRONZE: Joseph Palermo (West-Bethel)
GOLD: Mike Fry (East-Gates Ferry)
SILVER: Steve Babock (West-Canton)
BRONZE: Brian Jeffries (West-Bethlehem)
Connecticut U.S. Open results
At Delaware State University
Joel Webster, Norfolk (130 pounds)
1R: def. Dustin Grimm, Pa., tech fall, 19-0, 3:57
2R: def. Tremaine Franklin, Florida, 7-5
QF: Lost to Randy Dunkin, New Jersey, 8-2
4R: def. Aaron Buchler, Indiana, 7-2
QF: lost to Travis Bray, Virginia, 9-6
Seventh place: def. Marcus Nelson, Colorado, 9-8
Ryan Quinn, New Fairfield,
1R: pin Charlie Dimon, New York, 4:36
2R: lost to Brandon Powell, Indiana, 3:18
2R: def. Matt Fiore, New York, 11-4
3R: lost to David Sullivan, Penn., 16-1, tech fall, 3:00
Nick Deluca, XXX (176 pounds)
2R: def. Tim Hill, Virginia, 11-10
QF: lost to Jamelle Jones, Delaware, 3:33
4R: lost to David McCarty, New York, tech fall, 16-0, 4:00
Shawn Karasavicz, Waterford
1R: Lost to Frankie Colleta, Penn., 8-5
2R: def. Kevin Harrington, New York, pin 1:14
3R: def. David Miles, Maryland, pin 2:25
4R: def. Dominic Willis, Indiana, pin 0:53
QF: Lost to Keith McDonald, Penn., 7-6
Seventh place: def. Adam Shaffer, New York, 7-4
Brendan Herlihy, Fairfield
2R: def. James Edwards, Indiana, 11-0
QF: def. Brent Jones, Virginia, 8-6
SF: Lost to Michael Walker, New Jersey, 1:15
SF: Lost to Kevin Orr, Penn., 0:53
Fifth place: Lost to Matt Cox, Oregon, 1:55
Willie Brown, Meriden (280 pounds)
1R: def. Matt Richardson, Virginia, 2-1
QF: Lost to Bruce Duncan, Indiana, 0:58
2R: def. Martin Maez, Colorado, 5-4
QF: lost to K.C. Kelly, Florida, pin 1:27
Seventh place: lost to Steve Anthony, Ohio, 3-2
BRUTE-NCWA-DWA SCHOLASTIC DUALS
Pool D: Colorado 4-0, New England 3-1, Delaware Blue 2-2, New Jersey Blue 1-3, Indiana Blue 0-4
Team New England
103: Mike Stanley, Natick,Ma
103: Adam Olin, Bennington,Vt
112: Rolley Peterkin, Welsey,Ma
119: Wade Getchel, Franklin,Ma
119: Corey Greene, Bennington,Vt
125: Rob LaBrake, Bennington,Vt
130: Joel Webster. Norfolk,Ct
130: T.J. Maroney, Bennington,Vt
135: Ken Ford, Meriden,Ct
135: Nick Weyer, Danbury,Ct
140: Kainen Mattison, Bennington,Vt
145: Bran Crudden, Columbia,Ct
145: Jeff Marra, Danbury,Ct
152: CJ Colace, Franklin,Ma
160: Dan Strong, Bristol,Ct
171: Ryan Quinn, New Fairfield,Ct
189: Travis Felion, Rutland,Vt
189: Shawn Karasavicz, Waterford,Ct
215: Brandan Hurlehy, Fairfield,Ct
275: Willie Brown, Meriden,Ct
NEW ENGLAND 53, DELAWARE BLUE 16
108- McDonald (D) tech fall Olin 4:29; 117- Shaw (D) tech fall Stanley 2:31; 124- Green (NE) maj. dec. Fleming 12-0; 130- LaBrake (NE) tech fall Bisson 5:54; 135- Webster (NE) pin Norvell 2:48; 140- Maroney (NE) maj. dec. Riley 12-2; 145- Mattison (NE) dec. West 7-3; 150- Marra (NE) maj. dec. Boggs 14-0; 157- Colace (NE) pin Weber 2:51; 165- Quinn (NE) tech fall Stapleford 17-2, 3:23; 176- Edwards (D) pin LeLucca 4:54; 194- Felion (NE) won by forfeit; 220- Hurilihy (NE) maj. dec. Russum 10-0; 280- Brown (NE) pin Kendzerski 3:39.