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2005 National Tournaments

2005 NHSCA Senior Nationals
At Cleveland, Ohio
Team results before finals
Before finals: 1. New York 218, 2. Ohio 202.5, 3. California 182, 4. New Jersey 176, 5. Iowa 148, 6. Kansas 137, 7. Minnesota 122, 8. Michigan 118.5,. 9. Illinois 112.5, 10. Utah 112
n Other New England states: 27. Massachusetts 28, 38. Connecticut 16; 42. New Hampshire and Vermont 11; 44. Rhode Island 6

Connecticut results
Joel Webster (130), Northwestern
1R: def. Nick Mamalis, New York, 13-5
2R: def. Jerry Stogner, North Carolina, 9-0
3R: lost Josh Oliver, Penn., 11-9
Def. Jordan Lewis, Kent., 9-5
Def. Andrew Stella, New York, 2-1
Lost Jordan Lipp, Ohio, 4-3
Notes: Lipp eventually finishes fourth.

Jordan Benson (130), Plainville
Lost Grant Baker, Kansas, 2-0
Lost Stephen Valastro, New York, 7-2

Jeff Marra (145), Danbury
Lost Joseph Millett, New York, 4-3
Lost Levi Price, Minnesota, 5-3

Ryan Quinn (160), New Milford
Lost Nick Newell, Kansas, 13-7
Def. Dakota Sullivan, New Mexico, 14-7
Lost Coren Checkan, Penn., 3:34

Will Esposito (160), Danbury
Lost Craig McIntosh, North Carolina, 5:22
Lost Lucas Borneman, Tenn., 14-5

Matt Tricarico (171), Danbury
Def. Taylor Mar, Nebraska, 4:35
Lost Nathan Lee, Arizona, 11-3
Lost Craig Brester, Nebraska, 0:38

Aaron Weinhofer (171), Plainville
Lost Colby Alberts, Minn., 4:38
Lost Heath Lynnes, North Dakota, 3:50

David Bernstein (215), Fairfield Prep
Lost Zebediah Whipp, Wyoming, 3:32
Lost Cody Powell, Oklahoma, 4-0

Brendan Herlihy (275), Fairfield Warde
Lost Sha’n Wilson, Virginia, 3-2
Lost Jeremiah Fennel, Ohio, 3-1, OT

NHSCA Junior Nationals
At Cleveland, Ohio
Team results – 1. Ohio 269, 2. New Jersey 107, 3. New York 98.5, 4. Utah 90, 5. California 89, 6. North Carolina 84, 7. West Virginia 75.5, 8. Minnesota 70, 9. Virginia 69, 10. South Carolina 63.
n Other New England states: 27. Connecticut 14, 30. Maine and Massachusetts 4.

Connecticut wrestlers
John Ragno (189), Fermi-Enfield
Lost Greg Hooper, Ohio, 10-5
Consolation round
Defeated Jacon Antonie, West Virginia, 6-3
Lost Matt Panasevich, Pennsylvania, 3:47
Panasevich eventually finished fifth. Ragno finishes year at 35-6.

Thomas Ferrell (275), New Milford
2R: Defeated Brandon Kendzierski, Delaware, 4-2
QF: Lost to Matthew Guhn, Ohio, 3-2
Consolation round
Defeated Corey Phifer, Ohio, 4-0
Defeated Cody Ruffer, Ohio, 7-3
SF: defeated Dillon Yanson, New York, 3-2, tiebreaker
Consolation final: Lost to Issac Knuth, Wisc, 3-1
Guhn eventually won the national championship. Ferrell finishes fourth and concludes season with 38-7 record.
Ferrell earns All-American honors by taking fourth
CLEVELAND, Ohio, April 3 – New Milford junior Thomas Ferrell (275) lost in the quarterfinals by a point to the eventual national champion but it didn’t slow him down at the National High School Coaches Association’s junior national championship. Ferrell won three straight consolation bouts including a semifinal bout on a tiebreaker to earn All-American honors by taking fourth place.

Nine Connecticut wrestlers competed in the NHSCA’s senior national championships but none placed in the top eight. Northwestern’s Joel Webster (130) had the most success going 4-2. Connecticut finished 38th as a team in the event. No other Connecticut wrestler won more than one bout.

In the first-ever national tournament for juniors, Ferrell fell in the quarterfinals to undefeated Matthew Guhn of Ohio, 3-2. But Ferrell rallied with three straight wins including a 3-2 tiebreaker decision over New York’s Dillon Yanson in the consolation semifinals. Ferrell (38-7) finished fourth after losing to Wisconsin’s Issac Knuth, 3-1. Connecticut had only two wrestlers compete in the junior national event.

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Volpe, Quinn earn
All-American honors
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 26 -- Three Connecticut wrestlers earned All-American honors by finishing among the top eight at the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Open Wrestling Championships.

In the high school division, Brookfield's Matt Volpe finished eighth at 112 pounds while New Fairfield's Ryan Quinn was sixth at 171. In the middle school division, Ronald Thompson finished second at 152.

Cadet/Junior Nationals
Valles wins 2nd in row,
Martin, Shaw take 2nd
FARGO, North Dakota, July 30, 2005 – South Windsor’s Anthony Valles (98) won his second straight Cadet freestyle championship with a 5-0 win over Ben Sergent of West Milton, Ohio.

Waterford’s Stefenie Shaw lost for the second year in a row to Na’Tasha Umemoto of Portland, Oregon, 13-4 in the finals at 138 pounds in women’s freestyle. Shaw, who graduated from Waterford High, was seventh at the 2005 U.S. World Team trials and fourth in the 2005 U.S. Senior Nationals. Shaw was a bronze medalist at the 2004 Pan American Games and a 2003 USGWA national champion.

Simsbury’s Joey Martin took second in the Junior Nationals at 119 pounds in Greco-Roman, losing to Franklin Gomez of Puerto Rico, 11-0. Gomez swept the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at 119. In 2004, Martin was fourth in Greco-Roman and eighth in freestyle at the Junior Nationals. In 2003, he was eighth in Greco-Roman at the Cadet Nationals.

Cadet, Junior Nationals