Wrestlers reel in three more victories
Sweep quad-meet in Gloucester to go to 11-2
Published in the January 10, 2017 edition.
GLOUCESTER — The Wakefield Memorial High wrestling team keeps racking up the wins as it added three more victories in a quad meet on Saturday morning in Gloucester before the snowstorm hit.
The Warriors reeled in the host Fishermen, 60-15, defeated Tyngsboro, 28-22, and crushed Everett, 55-6.
Wakefield is now 11-2-0 overall on the season.
The Warriors won eight weight classes and accepted two forfeits as they easily earned a non-league triumph at Gloucester High School.
At 106, freshman CJ Hagen dropped an 8-6 decision.
Wakefield then the next three bouts by pin. At 113, Chris Alves, a junior, took down Isaac Ferroi at 1:24. At 120, sophomore Aidan Armstrong pinned Dom Romero at 1:25. At 126, Brock Johnson, a freshman, defeated Quin Ulrich at 3:05.
Dale Denham, a sophomore, accepted a forfeit at 132.
Wakefield then won the next two weight classes by fall. At 138, senior captain Jack Spicer beat Jholley Defritas at 1:06. At 145, Ryan Smith, a junior, took down Liam Donahue at 1:37.
Kevin Tran, a junior, accepted a forfeit at 152 and there was no contest at 160.
Gloucester got another six points as senior captain Ben Piercy was pinned by Peter Deisomone at 2:37.
Mike Yirrell and Aiden Coleman, a sophomore and a junior, each won by fall at the 182 and 195 weight classes. Yirrell pinned Ryan Argentino at 3:49 at 182. Coleman pinned Brandon Amarai at 3:04 at 196.
The Fishermen won their final contest at 220. Freshman Sam Valenti was pinned by Chris Cassetiri at 1:48.
At 285, Dan Dimeglio, a senior, pinned Chris Jacques at 3:18.
The Warriors won two weight classes and accepted forfeits in three others as they prevailed by six points over the Tigers. There were many weight classes not even contested as well.
Hagen was pinned by Evan Rankin at 1:41 of the 106 match. Alves then accepted a forfeit at 113.
At 120, Armstrong was pinned by Josh Ducharme at 1:07. At 126, Denham lost by fall to Tim Briere at 1:36.
Wakefield won the next two bouts at 132 and 138. At 132, Johnson prevailed by major decision (12-4) against Zack Sousa. At 138, junior Jake Goodchild pinned Matt Beauchene at 31 seconds.
Spicer competed at the 145 weight class and dropped a 9-0 major decision to Matt Butler.
Matt Murdocca, a senior, and Matt Juneau, a freshman, accepted forfeits at 152 and 170. The 160, 182, 195, 220, and 285 weight classes were not contested.
Unlike the football field where the Crimson Tide tend to dominate, Everett won just one of 10 weight classes against the Warriors. There several bouts not even contested as well.
Johnson pinned Quinton Hurd at 1:47 of the 126 match. Denham then accepted a forfeit at 132.
The Warriors then won the next seven weight classes in a row.
Goochild pinned Keith Barrasso at 53 seconds of the 138 bout. At 145, Smith prevailed by major decision (12-3) over Jack Calascibetta.
Murdocca, Tran, Piercy, Yirrell, and Coleman all won by fall at the 152, 160, 170, 182, and 195 weight classes. Murdocca took down Kevin Masse at 44 seconds of the 152 match. At 160, Tran pinned Shaun Lee at 1:01. Piercy defeated Dwayne Bense at 1:46 of the 170 bout. At 182, Yirrell pinned Mcalan Gnanzo at 3:31. Colman beat Delrique Richardson at 3:25.
Everett staved off the shutout with a win by pin at 220. Valenti lost by fall to Brian Velez at 1:22.
At 285, Dimeglio pulled out a 6-4 overtime decision against Tim Garlick.
The 106, 113, and 120 weight classes weren’t contested.
Wakefield takes on Melrose in its first Middlesex League Freedom division dual meet tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Charbonneau Field House. The Red Raiders have also done well this season as they have lost one dual meet and tied another for their only blemishes of the winter.