The North Attleboro wrestling team is bringing home some hardware. The Rocketeers edged out Central Catholic by less than five points, 109-105.5. North was behind heading into the upper weight classes but a win from Mattuez Kudra in the 220 D2 State Final propelled North into first place.
Kudra took down Boston Latin’s Olamadide Adeyeri, 3-0, in the 220 championship to win the individual title. Zack Gould (145) and Brad White (195) earned third-place finishes to earn big points for the Rocketeers. Dan Cooper (12) was fourth overall and Adam Eberle (160) took sixth in his bracket. John Kummer (285) and Brady Folan (113) were seventh and Mike Burns (132) took eighth.
Also in Division 2, Canton sophomore Eddie Marinilli became the first Bulldog wrestler to win a D2 State Championship. Marinilli pinned Milton’s Xavier Fischer and Hingham’s Tristan Williamson in the first two rounds, beat Reading’s Trevor Morton, 4-0, in the semifinals and then used a second-period takedown to defeat Marlborough’s Wilson Ordondez in the final.
Canton, which finished 17th with 45 points, also had received a solid showing from Nick Matt (285), who finished sixth overall.
Mansfield sophomore Vinnie Holmes was the third Hockomock wrestler to earn a state title. Holmes won the D1 State Title at 182, earning pinfall wins in the first two rounds, edging Putnam’s Taha Huggins, 10-6, in the semifinals and then defeating Brookline’s Atman Barrille, 9-3, in the championship.
For team results in D1, Franklin placed ninth (74.5 points), highlighted by Ian Bakalars second place finish at 120. Mansfield was 10th (63 points) and Taunton finished 34th overall with sophomore Woudanly Danger taking fourth at 220.
Stoughton and King Philip tied 21st overall (38 points). Black Knights sophomore Carlvin LaGuerre was a state finalist at 285. LaGuerre pinned Greater Lowell’s Zachary Peltier, picked up 3-0 win over Canton’s Nick Matt and edged Sharon’s Justin Wells, 2-1, in overtime. He fell to Wellesley’s Josh Cohen in the final. Stoughton’s Paul Feeney (220) was fifth and CJ Carpenter (106) was eighth.
King Philip had three grapplers place with Mohammad Lotfi taking fifth in the 138 bracket. Luke Fitch (170) and Shawn Conniff (182) each finished sixth.
Oliver Ames’ Anthony Berksza (145) and Dean Pacini (195) each had fifth-place finishes while Sharon’s Justin Wells (285) earned fourth overall.
Foxboro came up just shy of the D3 State Title. The Warriors (127 points) held a four-point lead over Dedham heading into the heavyweight finals but Dedham’s Jonathan Cleveland beat Hampden Charter’s Akhmet Azizov in the championship match to propel the Marauders into first place with 129 points. The Warriors had five wrestlers finish in second place.
1. Chelmsford – 130
9. Franklin – 74.5
10. Mansfield – 63
34. Taunton – 14
7th – Ken Sauer, Franklin
2nd – Ian Bakalars, Franklin
4th – Jordan Carlucci, Franklin
4th – TJ Remillard, Franklin
8th – Will Stratton, Mansfield
7th – CJ Glaropoulos, Mansfield
8th – Brian Farrell, Franklin
3rd – Jayden Curley, Mansfield
1st – Vinnie Holmes, Mansfield
4th – Woudanly Danger, Taunton
1. North Attleboro – 109
17. Canton – 45
T21. King Philip – 38
T21. Stoughton – 38
26. Oliver Ames – 32
27. Sharon – 29
38. Milford – 8
8th – CJ Carpenter, Stoughton
7th – Brady Folan, North Attleboro
4th – Dan Cooper, North Attleboro
8th – Will Stern, Sharon
6th – Sam Mandelbraut, Sharon
8th – Mike Burns, North Attleboro
1st – Eddie Marinilli, Canton
5th – Mohammad Lotfi, King Philip
8th – Nick Marcolini, Milford
3rd – Zack Gould, North Attleboro
5th – Anthony Berksza, Oliver Ames
6th – Adam Eberle, North Attleboro
6th – Luke Fitch, King Philip
8th – Billy Tat, Oliver Ames
6th – Shawn Conniff, King Philip
3rd – Brad White, North Attleboro
5th – Dean Pacini, Oliver Ames
1st – Mattuez Kudra, North Attleboro
5th – Paul Feeney, Stoughton
2nd – Carlvin LaGuerre, Stoughton
4th – Justin Wells, Sharon
6th – Nick Matt, Canton
7th – John Kummer, North Attleboro
1. Dedham – 129
2. Foxboro – 127
2nd – Adam Lanctot, Foxboro
2nd – Phil Dure, Foxboro
2nd – Shayne Kerrigan, Foxboro
2nd – Tommy Gallagher, Foxboro
2nd – Dave Dow, Foxboro
4th – William Ogebebor, Foxboro
7th – William McNeil, Foxboro
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