St. Paul holds its own at Class S

By MICHAEL LETENDRE
STAFF WRITER
PLAINVILLE – The St. Paul Catholic wrestling team was in the Class S Championship mix from Plainville High School this past weekend and ended up finishing right in the middle of the pack.
The Falcons placed 16th overall, notching 46 totals points and finished above the likes of East Windsor (17th place, 42 points), Notre Dame-Fairfield (18th, 40.5), and Holy Cross (19th, 40) in a very good finish to the scholastic season.
Windham won the Class S Championship behind 288 points while runner-up Killingly posted 198 points.
Montville (third place, 192.5 points), Haddam-Killingworth (fourth, 123) and Nonnewaug (fifth, 115.5) rounded out the top five.
The Falcons made three top six showings at the event.
In the bout at 120 pounds, St. Paul’s Matt Gray was in mix in the third place bout and was pitted against home town favorite, Plainville’s Nick Cyr.
The match lasted into the second period where Cyr pinned Gray in 2:25 to take the win.
The Falcons Jordan Silva was the fifth place victor at 170 pounds, easily defeating Fran Rinaldi of Somers via a 15-8 decision.
And then at 220, St. Paul’s William Konikowski battled Griswold’s Jason Jacaruso for six minutes but fell by a 4-1 decision.

Class S Wrestling Championships
from the Ivan Wood Gymnasium, Plainville
Team Results:
1. Windham 288
2. Killingly 198
3. Montville 192.5
4. Haddam-Killingworth 123
5. Nonnewaug 115.5
6. Terryville 111
7. Somers 101
8. Granby Memorial 97.5
9. Northwestern 89.5
10. Morgan 86
11. Plainville 78
12. East Catholic 58
13. Griswold 57
14. Gilbert 53
15. Canton 47
16. St. Paul Catholic 46
17. East Windsor 42
18. Notre Dame-Fairfield 40.5
19. Holy Cross 40
20. Rocky Hill 38
21. Derby 37
22. Portland 36.5
23. Oxford 36
24. Enfield 22.5
25. Seymour 20
26. Stafford 15
27. Bolton 11
27. Coventry 11
29. East Hampton 9
30. Career Magnet 6
31. Housatonic Regional 4
32. Valley Regional 3

Individual Results
120 Pounds
1st Alejandro Garcia, (Windham) DEC James Lantigua, (Killingly), 10-6
3rd Ian Poitras, (Terryville) F Steven Muller, (Granby Memorial), 3:30
5th Jason Jacaruso, (Griswold) DEC William Konikowski, (St. Paul Catholic), 4-1

170 Pounds
1st Logan Smith, (Gilbert) F Dillon Knupp, (Killingly), 0:30
3rd Alex Perez, (Windham) F Ryan Gervais, (Griswold), 4:15
5th Jordan Silva, (St. Paul Catholic) DEC Francesco Rinaldi, (Somers), 15-8

220 Pounds
1st Seiji Arzuaga, (Windham) DEC Justin Lengvarsky, (Granby Memorial), 4-0
3rd Nick Cyr, (Plainville) F Matthew Gray, (St. Paul Catholic), 2:25
5th Nick Tibbetts, (Montville) F Albert Nieves, (Holy Cross), 1:54

St. Paul took on its Class S rivals this weekend at Plainville High School.

St. Paul took on its Class S rivals this weekend at Plainville High School.