St. Paul wrestlers take 6th place at Class S




WINDHAM – The St. Paul Catholic wrestling team placed 16th overall at the Class S championships from Windham High School on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Falcons had one grappler make it to the finals as Ben Foligno (220) battled Aidan Maher from Haddam-Killingworth for the Class S championship.

Maher ended up pinning Foligno in just 23 seconds but the 10th rated wrestler from the Bristol school went 3-1 over the weekend.


On Friday, Feb. 15, Foligno took an 11-4 decision over Jason Madden of Oxford; and then to open Saturday, he was successful again with a 7-5 decision against Canton’s Braydon Fluckiger.

In the semifinal round, Foligno upset No. 4 ranked Travis Boone of Plainville by pin-fall in 5:18 – leading to the championship tilt against Maher.

Daniel Kelly represented the Falcons at 106 while Evan Kowalski (113) was 2-2 overall – battling into the quarterfinal round but falling to Dylan Levesque of East Hampton by an 11-2 major decision.

Chris Warner (120) went 2-2 over the weekend, pinning two opponents, as was Joshua Silva (132) with his biggest win a pin-fall victory over JT Titus of East Windsor.

Matt Walker was the St. Paul Catholic representative at 138 while at 152, Erik Atkinson made a little noise.

His lone win came against Eric Rosales of Sport Medical and Sciences Academy with a pin-fall victory in 4:41 while Matthew Sefcik was the grappler for the Falcons at the 160 pound class and Jianfeng Sun battled at 170.

Gilbert (193.5 points) won the Class S championship while Montville (190 points) was the runner-up.

Haddam-Killingworth was in third place (162 points) while St. Paul Catholic neighbor Plainville finished in ninth place with 98 points.

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