The St Joseph Wrestling Team traveled to Canton High School for Lawless Invite on January 11th. Over ten schools from Connecticut and Massachusetts were present at the early season tournament. St Joseph had five varsity wrestlers competing at the event.
Highlights- Senior Matt Espaillat (170) goes 2-2 on the day scoring valuable tournament points. Juniors Armin Zilic (220) and Zach Yazdzik (285) each earn first varsity win on the season. Junior Dennis Elrod went 3-1 on the day to place 3rd and takes home a bronze medal.
2018-2019 Team News
The Cadets competing this past weekend at the FCIAC Championships at New Canaan High School. See some pictures below from their meet!
The Cadets Wrestling program had their first ever match ever this past Saturday against Brien McMahon!
Nate Videira- 0-3 (2 varsity matches with 1 L vs S and 1 L vs BM. He also had 2 JV matches). Nate lost some very close matches that he was leading and got caught on his back.
Connor Smith 3-0 (2 varsity matches with 1 W vs S and 1 W vs BM (forfeit) plus 1 exibition W vs B) Connor wrestled tough and came out on top for his 2 matches.
Matt Espoillet 1-2 (2 varsity and 1 JV) Matt pinned his first opponent W-S and although wrestling very aggressively, ended up on his back losing the other two matches L-BM.
Mike Morrissey 1-2 (2 matches & 1 forfeit W-S or 2 varsity and 1 JV match L-BM. Mike wrestled a very tough opponent against Brien McMahon L-BM, but got beat by technique only, not by strength. Once Mike gets some more experience, he will be hard to beat.
Cayden Porter 1-1 (2 varsity matches) He had an exciting match against W- S Stratford, that he won with a take down in over time, but lost to L- BM.