Wrestling: Trumbull High ninth at State Open
The Trumbull High wrestling team placed ninth at the State Open held in New Haven on Saturday. Danbury was team champion, followed by Newtown, Fairfield Warde, Southington and Ellis Tech.
Coach Charlie Anderson's Eagles had two fourth-place finishers and two sixths.
Tristan Haviland, seeded second, placed fourth at 126 pounds.
A senior, Haviland lost 4-2 in the semifinals to No. 6 seed Tyler Sung from New Canaan.
He bounced back to defeat No. 9 seed Jesse Walker from Ridgefield, 11-3, in wrestle backs.
In the consolation finals, No. 1 seed Mel Ortiz from New Milford defeated Haviland 4-3.
On Friday, Haviland, advanced with an 11-0 win over No. 15 seed Dave Dabkowski from Nonnewaug and then blanked Nick Rende from Wilton High 5-0 in the quarterfinals.
Mike Mirmina was seeded fifth at 145 pounds and the senior placed fourth.
He lost 10-0 in the semifinals to No. 1 seed Avery Shea from New Fairfield.
He won his consolation semifinal, 3-2 over No. 3 seed Sam Kury from Montville.
In the consolation finals, second seeded Ed Lovely from Newtown won an 8-2 decision.
In the first round on Friday, Mirmina posted a 16-0 win by technical fall over 12th-seeded Aidan Korper from Haddam-Killingworth. In the quarterfinals, he scored an 8-0 major decision over No. 13 seed John Nieroda from Suffield.
Matt Ryan seeded third at 113 pounds took sixth.
A sophomore, he lost a 3-1 decision in the semifinals to No. 2 seed Steve Johnson from Ellis Tech. In the consolation semifinals, No. 4 seed Alejandro Garcia from Windham won a 5-2 decision.
E.O. Smith's Rob Hartling, the sixth seed, placed fourth with a 1-0 decision.
On Friday, Ryan defeated No. 19 seed Cole Shaughnessy from Fairfield Warde, 10-2. In the quarterfinals, he won a 6-5 decision from Hartling.
Brett Nutter, the No. 11 seed at 182 pounds, placed sixth.
He advanced to the semifinals with a pin in 5:11 and decisions of 6-3 and 4-2 (over No. 3 seed Will Magrino).
He lost in the semifinals to East Hartford's Francisco Jiminian.
In the consolation semifinals, the junior dropped a 7-1 decision to No. 9 Manny Diaz from Montville. In the bout for fifth, No 5 seed David Wyzykowski from Haddam-Killingworth scored a 10-4 decision.
Brian Wallace, a senior, was the No. 11 seed at 152 pounds.
He won by scores of 8-2 and 3-2 in his first consolation round matches, before losing to No. 8 seed Tom Gatti from Middletown, 8-2.
On Friday, he won a 2-1 decision before losing 9-2 to Branford’s Zachary Cash.
Freshman Jack Ryan was seeded 21st at 106 pounds.
Ryan won his first-round match with a pin in 1:31 over No. 15 Daniel Mow from Gilbert on Friday. He then lost 9-5 to No. 2 seed Logan Smith from Waterford.
Ryan posted wins of 2-0 and 6-4 in wrestle backs before losing a 4-3 decision to No. 5 seed Danny Charron from Killingly.
Joe Palmieri, the No. 21 seed at 195 pounds, lost a 9-8 decision to No. 12 Justin Searls from Hall High in the first round.