Red Raider Wrestlers Take It To Wamps And Boxers In Tournament Matchups
By: Tom Moran Jr.
The Barnstable High wrestling team had a pretty good weekend, posting a 2-1 record at the Killer Bs Tournament at Braintree HS on Saturday.
The Red Raiders topped both Braintree and Brockton but got edged by Xaverian with the final results upping the Barnstable grapplers’ record to 4-2 on the season.
Red Raiders – 44
Braintree – 30
The Red Raiders won eight of the 13 matches to record the win over the Wamps.
After Braintree won the 103-pound matchup, the Red Raiders took a lead they would not give up as Charlie McWilliams posted a 5-3 decision over the Wamps’ John DiNapoli at 112 pounds, Colby McWilliams chalked up a 9-5 decision over Chris Delano at 119 pounds,
Ryan Mecley won by forfeit at 125 pounds and CJ Botello pinned Bill Devore in the 130-pound matchup.
The Wamps cut into the Barnstable lead with victories at 135 and 140 pounds but Sean Donahue halted the Braintree comeback by pinning Jake Glancy to win the 145-pound match and the Red Raiders widened their lead as Lucas Junkin pinned Chris McLaughlin at 152 pounds.
Will Henson dominated TJ Veron in the 160-pound match, posting the 18-3 technical fall and Jeff Underhill pinned Nolan Paul to win at 171 pounds.
Kellen Driscoll put the final touch on the win when he edged Martin Mulkerrin by a 5-4 decision in the heavyweight match.
Red Raiders – 41
Brockton – 34
The Red Raiders had a slightly tougher time getting past the Boxers but again won eight matches to come away with the victory. The Red Raiders posted their first win at 112 pounds as Charlie McWilliams pinned Watna Cunha and upped that lead when Jeff Davis won by forfeit at 119 pounds.
CJ Botello kept the Red Raiders on the winning track with a major decision (12-2) over Evan Rocha at 130 pounds and, after the Boxers won at 135 and 140 pounds, the Red Raiders got a major decision at 145 pounds as Sean Donahue topped Jason Gebra 10-0, Lucas Junkin posted a 5-2 decision over Zack Kessler at 152 pounds and Will Henson pinned
Rory Mizell to win the 160-pound matchup.
The Red Raiders closed out the Boxers as Jordan Kraus pinned Chris Benoit to win the 189-pound match and Owen Murray pinned his Brockton counterpart Russell Grant in :22 to win the 215-pound match.
The Red Raiders saw their bid for the tournament sweep denied by the Hawks, who won the final two matches to chalk up the come-from-behind win.
The Red Raiders put their first points on the board with Colby McWilliams posted a major decision (14-2) over the Hawks’ Alex Lutoni in the 119-pound contest and added to that total when CJ Botello pinned Matt Mussini to win the 125-pound match.
Pin fall wins by Kyle Rumberger at 135 pounds, Jack White at 140 pounds and Sean Donahue at 145 pounds put the Red Raiders in front and Will Henson’s 10-0 major decision over Kevin Curnon at 160 pounds and Jorfan Kraus’ pin fall win over Mike Constantino at 189 pounds gave their team a 38-27 lead but the Hawks used pinfall victories at 215 and heavyweight to pull out the decision.
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