Bristol Central places 8th at Hartford invitational

By MICHAEL LETENDRE
STAFF WRITER
WEST HARTFORD – On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Bristol Central wrestling team placed eighth in the Greater Hartford Invitational from Hall high school in West Hartford.
The Rams scooped up 96.5 points at the event while Newington took top billing and scored 168.5 while Southington placed second (156) and Hall (129) took third.
Central had several top placers at the event, starting with Tyler Burrow at 132 pounds.
Burrow went all the way to the finals of the event but dropped a tough 7-0 decision to Southington’s Nate Solomon.
In the 138 event, Jordan Nadimi earned fourth – getting all the way to the third place match – falling to Newtown’s James Leuci by 5-1 decision.
Central’s Ian Gonzalez was the third place victor at 170, pinning Demetri Vernadakis of East Catholic in 2:44 while at 182, Gino Rafaniello held on to defeat Manchester’s Brian Donovan by 2-1 decision for a third place decision.
And in the third place showdown at 195, Cy McIntosh just fell by 2-1 decision to Chris Samboy of Classical Magnet by a 2-1 decision.
This coming week, the Rams are back in action on Friday, Jan. 18 at Fairfield Warde against Westhill, Faith Prep, and Warde.
Then on Wednesday, Jan. 23, Central returns home for a CCC Interdivisional meet against Edwin O. Smith High School in Bristol.

Greater Hartford Invitational
from Hall High School, West Hartford
Team results – 1. Newington 168½, 2. Southington 156, 3. Hall 129, 4. Manchester 116, 5. Conard 112½, 6. Somers 107, 7. Greenwich 97½, 8. Bristol Central 96½, 9. Wethersfield 63, 10. Newtown 59, 11. Hartford co-op 55½, 12. Killingly 55, 13. East Catholic 53, 14. Plainville 50½, 15. Hartford Classical/Capital Prep 29½, 16. East Hartford 16, 17. Stafford, SMSA/University and Granby 0
Individual results
132 – Final: Nate Solomon, Southington, dec. Tyler Burrow, Bristol Central, 7-0; 3. Brian Goncalves, Newington, dec. Casey Noiseux, Killingly, 11-2; 5. Louis Santana, Classical Magnet, dec. Peter Harris, East Catholic, 4-0
138 – Final: Favian Williams, Hartford Co-Op, dec. Christian Zotti, Newington, 12-8; 3. James Leuci, Newtown, dec. Jordan Nadimi, Bristol Central, 5-1; 5. Jacob Berry, Somers, dec. Pat Manders, Conard, 4-2
152 – Final: Jake Gonzalez, East Catholic, dec. Connor Oakes, Plainville, 10-7; 3. Alex Martin, Southington, dec. Eric Tack, Greenwich, 4-3; 5. Ryan Connor, Somers, Pin Sebby Amado, Wethersfield, 2:29
160 – Final: Ryan Dupuis, Southington, dec. Grant Arnold, Conard, 10-4; 3. Mike Gestal, Greenwich, dec. Alex Fern, Wethersfield, 6-3; 5. Alec Stott, Hall, dec. Mischa Hoffman, Plainville, 5-3
170 – Final: Tyler Hyde, Southington, dec. Alex Jojin, Conard, 6-4; 3. Ian Gonzalez, Bristol Central, pin Demetri Vernadakis, East Catholic, 2:44; 5. Jon Oliveira, Plainville, dec. Justin Montier, Greenwich, 7-1
182 – Final: Chris Chorzepa, Newington, dec. Jim McDunnah, Wethersfield, 8-5; 3. Gino Rafaniello, Bristol Central, dec. Brian Donovan, Manchester, 2-1; 5. Austin Sullivan, Southington, dec. Grant Cucchissi, Greenwich, 4-2
195 – Final: Kyle Foster, Somers, dec. Zach Maxwell, Southington, 7-3; 3. Christopher Samboy, Classical Magnet, dec. Cy McIntosh, Bristol Central, 2-1; 5. Cole Souza, Hall, pin Tim West, Plainville, 1:45

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