Shawsheen KO’s Lions on Way to a 4-win Day
The Shawsheen Tech wrestling team lived up to its advance billing as one of the premier clubs in the state by winning four matches to open the season, including a 41-29 victory over Chelmsford, the defending Division 1 State and All-State champion.
The Rams also posted wins over Foxboro, 46-25, BC High, 46-21, and Beverly, 46-21.
Shawsheen and Chelmsford had each won their first three matches of the day heading into their highly anticipated meet.
It’s a great way to start the season,” said Shawsheen coach Mark Donovan. “We were both 3-0. The kids were really up for Chelmsford. It was a real good win for us.”
Lucas Moreira had a key win by pin at 285-pounds against Chelmsford. Other key wins for the Rams were turned in by Brian Caldwell (138) and Vinny Foti (152).
“It was our fourth match and every one hung around for it,” said CHS coach Bruce Rich. “They’re tough. They matched up well with us.”
Shawsheen received four wins on the day from Brian Caldwell (132), Vinny Foti (145,/152), Stephan Saint-Juste (160), Omar Eldaly (220)
Triple winners for the Rams were Austin Dube (113), Joe D’Ampolo (106) and Nick Lavino (126).
The Lions posted wins over Beverly, 54-24, Foxboro, 49-28, and Westford Academy, 63-18, prior to wrestling Shawsheen.
Notching four wins each for Chelmsford were Evan Kinney (113, 1 tech fall), Patrick Hughes (120, 2 pins), Anthony Hubbard (126, 4 pins) and Evan Goodall (145, 4 pins).
Triple winners were Devon Giannino (152, 2 pins), Jeremy Ware (182/195, 3 pins) and Aiden Ahearn (195/220, 3 pins).
Mike McLarney (106, 1 pin), Zach Reynolds (138, 2 pins), Matt Kilmartin (160, 2 pins) and Josh Esperanza (170, 1 pin) tallied two wins apiece.
Tyler Jennings (106, 1 pin) and Mitch Kiluk (132) each had their first varsity win.
The Red Raiders posted a 2-1-1 record while wrestling four matches to open the year.
Lowell beat Danvers, 42-36, and Beverly, 48-36, tied BC High, 33-33, and lost to Foxboro, 51-24.
Winning four matches for Lowell were Chris Bischoff (106, 2 pins), Delwin Gutierrez (145, 3 pins), Brock Pare (152, 4 pins) and Aaron Diaz (195, 4 pins).
Hunter Williams (113, 2 pins) and Clevince Bogle (138, 1 pin) won three matches apiece.
The Gryphons beat Woburn, 34-15, and Concord-Carlisle, 36-30, and lost to Dracut, 45-27, at a season-opening quad meet.
Henry Altenweg (126, 2 pins), Patrick Carney (138, 2 pins) and Gabe Rivera (170, 2 pins) led the way for GL with three wins each.
Torrey Smith won two matches. Johnny Munoz helped seal the win against Concord-Carlisle with a pin at 195.
Sean Thibeault came through with a clutch pin at 195 against Woburn.
Greater Lowell will host Wayland in a non-league match Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The Middies defeated Greater Lowell, 45-27, Concord-Carlisle, 42-33, and Woburn, 45-18, at a season-opening quad meet.
Triple winners for Dracut were Tyrian Saeturn (152, 3 pins), Calvin Desmarais (160), Allyn French (195, 3 pins), Kyle Durkin (182, 3 pins) and Adil Njikam (285).
Tyngsboro posted wins over Xaverian, 37-36, Burlington, 48-36, and Canton, 40-39, at a season-opening non-league quad meet.
Going 3-0 on the day for the Tigers were Evan Rankin (120, 2 pins), Josh Ducharme (138, 2 pins) and Matt Tyros (145, 3 pins)
Dan Paulauskas won two matches by pin at 220.
The Indians notched wins over Bedford/Acton-Boxboro, 54-24, Salem, 48-18, Saugus/Peabody, 48-30, and Everett, 64-24, at a season-opening non-league quad.
Anthony Damiano (106), Colin Gearin (120) and James Best (132) won four matches apiece for Billerica.
Winning three matches each were Alex Gaultieri (113), Gavin Mancini (145), Cameron Salter (152) and David Cesar (160).
Tewksbury beat Milford, 39-36, and Marblehead/ Swampscott, 45-36, and lost to Masconomet, 47-36, and Greater Lawrence, 48-36, in its opening matches of the season.
Pat Fleming pinned down three wins for the Redmen at 160 pounds.
Connor Charron (126) and Dylan Chandler (285) each won two matches by pin.