FCIAC wrestling: Fairfield Warde locks down third, Ludlowe fourth
In the FCIAC championships that took place at New Canaan High School, Fairfield Warde finished in third place with 183 points, while Fairfield Ludlowe took fourth place with 151.5 points. The Falcons Chase Lind was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the upper weight divisions while Warde’s Charlie Kane was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler in the lower weight divisions.
At 106 pounds, Warde’s Noah Zuckerman reached the semifinals and then lost in the consolation finals, giving him fourth place. At 113 pounds, Warde’s Luke Bender lost in the quarterfinals with Ludlowe’s Zach Taylor reaching the semifinals. In the consolation rounds, Taylor won a decision over Bender en-route to winning the consolation title, giving him third place. Bender took sixth.
Ludlowe’s Adam Arnaout (120 pounds) and Warde’s Brandon Moutinho both lost in the quarterfinals but Arnaout wrestled in the consolation bracket and placed fifth. At 126 pounds, Ludlowe’s Austin Sherman finished second, losing in the championship while Warde’s Alex Steele lost in the semifinals and then won the consolation round, placing third.
Warde’s Tim Kane (132 pounds) won the title, pinning all three of his opponents. Ludlowe’s Sebastian Bastosn lost in the first round. At 138 pounds, Warde’s Jack Price reached the semifinals and then reached the finals of the consolation round, finishing fourth.
Charlie Kane of Warde won the 145-pound championship, taking a 13-5 decision over Danbury’s Justin Peterson. Ludlowe’s Bobby Clark lost to Peterson in the semifinals but rallied to win the consolation bracket and finish in third place. At 152 pounds, Ludlowe’s Marcus Sherrod won the title, defeating Danbury’s Jarek LaPlant in a 4-1 decision. Kris Gjinaj lost in the quarterfinals and reached the finals in the consolation bracket, placing fourth.
Ludlowe’s Chase Lind (160 pounds) won the championship with a 7-1 decision over Greenwich’s Mike Ceci. Warde’s Tallis Santos lost in the quarterfinals. At 170 pounds, Warde’s Matheus Ribeiro gained the semifinals and then captured fifth place in the consolation bracket. Ludlowe’s Tadeusz Godlewski lost in the quarterfinals. In the 182-pound division, Warde’s Matt Cuoco lost in the quarterfinals and Ludlowe’s Dominic Mastro lost in the first round.
Ludlowe’s Lee Stenild-Johansen lost a late, 5-4 decision to Danbury’s Andrew Marquis in the 195-pound championship, while Warde’s Dave Abraham lost in the quarterfinals. At 220 pounds, Warde’s John Ocana lost a 4-1 decision in the championship match to Danbury’s Solomon James, while Ludlowe’s Matt Smith lost in the quarterfinals. And in the 285-pound class, Warde’s Alex Lobsenz lost a 3-2 decision in the championship match to Trumbull’s Desmond Washington. Ludlowe’s Billy Stapelton fell in the semifinals but won the consolation bracket to finish third.
Fairfield Prep placed ninth as a team in the recent SCC wrestling championships that took place at Wilbur Cross High School.
Kasim Khan reached the quarterfinals in the 113-pound division and then lost in the consolation semifinals, tying for fifth place. In the 120-pound division, Michael Shea lost in the quarterfinals and then lost in his consolation-round match. At 126 pounds, Prep’s Kevin Zenter reached the semifinals and then lost in the consolation championship to finish in fourth place.
Orlando Sanchez (132 pounds) reached the semifinals and then fell in the consolation quarterfinals, tying for fifth place. Grant Ballesteros at 138 pounds advanced to the quarterfi