Post three wins in South Hadley Duals
SOUTH HADLEY — On Saturday morning, the members of the Warrior wrestling took a bus ride for about one hour and 45 minutes and traveled 100 miles to compete in the South Hadley Dual Meet Tournament at South Hadley High School.
Wakefield made sure the trip was worth it as it won all three of its meets.
The Warriors earned a 52-27 triumph over Granby, a 43-27 win over Hampshire Regional and a 45-33 victory over Southwick.
Wakefield is now 8-3 overall on the season.
The Warriors won 10 of the 14 weight classes and dominated the lightweight and heavier weight classes.
At 106, sophomore Jack Spicer pinned Jack Kent at 45 seconds.
Jacob Allen, a sophomore, earned his first varsity win at 113 as he pinned Ben M’scarveau at 35 seconds.
Evan McGuire, a junior, and Connor Shine, a senior, both won by fall at the 120 and 126 contests. At 120, McGuire defeated Nate Fernandes at 5:12. At 126, Shine pinned Damien Eisnor at 4:45.
Granby came right back with four straight victories by pin at the 132, 138, 145 and 152 weight classes.
At 132, freshman Jake Goodchild lost to Victor Maghales at 40 seconds, while at 138, freshman Ryan Smith was defeated by Ben Rokowski at 54 seconds.
Ben Piercy and Joe Marinaccio, both sophomores, lost by pin at 145 and 152. At 145, Piercy was beaten by Collin Mick at 1:00. At 152, Marinaccio was defeated by Clayton Yanosky at 55 seconds.
Dan Bertini, a senior, and Evan Gourville, a junior, both won by fall at the 160 and 170 bouts. Bertini pinned Tyler Dudek at 2:28 and Gourville pinned Jack Samacki at 5:39.
Senior tri-captain Ryan Cunningham earned four points for the Warriors as won by major decision (12-1) over Nick Roberts at the 182 match.
At 195, senior tri-captain Dan Wensley pinned Tre Demers at 49 seconds.
Alex Kane, a senior tri-captain, was on the short end of a 6-4 decision against Nolan Hodgins at 220.
At 285, Nick Murphy, a senior, pinned Kyle Gill at 5:48 to wrap up the meet.
The Warriors again were strong at the lighter weight and heavier weight classes in their victory over Hampshire Regional.
Allen accepted a forfeit at 113 before Wakefield post three straight wins at 120, 126 and 132.
Shannon Drager, a junior, pinned Julia Laplante at 1:25 of the 120 match, while McGuire pinned Michael Baldwin at 1:56 of the 126 weight class. At 132, Shine won by major decision (18-6) over DJ Willard.
Hamphire Regional’s Brendon Weir accepted a forfeit at 138 before his team won three straight at the 145, 152 and 160 weight classes.
Piercy and Marinaccio were pinned at the 145 and 152 contests. Piercy lost to Nick Hoskins at 41 seconds at 145 and Marinaccio was defeated at 49 seconds of the 152 match. At 160, Gourville dropped an 8-2 decision against Brandon Weyant.
Cunningham ended Hampshire’s momentum with a win by fall at the 170 weight class. Cunningham took down Calvin Laplante at 2:45.
Hampshire’s final points came at 182 as freshman Steve Mercurio was pinned by Mason Taylor at 48 seconds.
At 195, Wensley pinned Cam Durham at 15 seconds and Murphy pinned Jeremy Kaulback at the 285 contest. At 220, Kane pulled out 9-3 decision over Matt Carrier.
There was no contest at 106 as Wakefield won the meet.
The Warriors trailed 33-21 after 10 bouts but won the final four weight classes to defeat Southwick by a 45-33 score to complete the sweep at the South Hadley Duals.
Wakefield trailed by 12 points after the 170 contest but earned victories at 182, 195, 220 and 285 to win the meet.
Cunningham and Wensley earned wins by pin at 182 and 195. At 182, Cunningham took down Trevor Deruisseaux at 1:50. At 195, Wensley defeated Andrew Lacharta at 1:27.
Kane accepted a forfeit at 220 before Murphy prevailed by a 7-2 decision over Brendan Tingley at the 285 match.
The meet begin with Spicer winning by fall over Dakota Wood at 1:17 of the 106 weight class.
At 113, Allen was pinned by Tiki Ezegwa at 47 seconds, while at 120, McGuire dropped a 7-3 decision to Jacob Strathers.
Drager accepted a forfeit at 126 before Southwick posted wins at the 132, 138 and 145 weight classes. Shine, Smith and Piercy all lost by pin at the 132, 138 and 145 contests. Shine was defeated by Eddie Martinez at 43 seconds, Smith lost to Mo Baghdahdi at 54 seconds and Piercy was beaten by Andrew Dewinkeller at 30 seconds.
Marinaccio won by injury default against Nolan Labreque at 152 before Gourville pinned Nick Peterson at 1:58.
Southwick’s final points of the meet came at 170 where Bertini lost by fall to Connor Stevens at 3:35.
Wakefield then scored the last 21 points of the meet to prevail.
The Warriors return home to take on Lynnfield/North Reading tomorrow night in a dual meet that begins at 7 p.m. at the Charbonneau Field House.