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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Local wrestlers compete in tournaments on December 30th

This is submitted by our friends at the Milford Indians Wrestling Club. The writer is Noel Luth, Coach

The Milford Indians wrestled in two state tournaments this past weekend, The Coventry Novice and Bristol Tournaments. Five wrestlers competed in Coventry and all five placed within the top three in their brackets.

The Coventry Tournament was led off by Ryan Luth. Ryan competed in the morning session winning all four of his matches in which he used a nice cradle to pin his final opponent to end the day with a 1st place Gold Medal. Joseph Buzelle started off the afternoon session with his first pin of the season. Joe stayed focused and compiled two more wins and one loss to end the day with a 2nd place Medal. Jonathon Buzelle lost his first match but came back and cradled up his second opponent for a pin and win and took a 2nd place Medal. CJ Luth competed in his first wrestling tournament and used his heart and lots of sweat to edge out his first opponent with a 4-2 win. CJ also ended the day with a 2nd place Medal. Jack Luth faced four tough wrestlers in his bracket. Jack pinned two of his opponents with a vice like Half Nelson and took a 3rd place Medal.

Six Indian wrestlers also competed in the Bristol Tournament Liam Callahan started the day off with a close loss but made up for time in his second match with a .19 second pin to end the day with a 3rd place finish. Max German had a 7-3 win then suffered two losses including a close 2-0 defeat to the champion in his weight class to end his day with a 3rd place finish. Clay Callahan outclassed two of his opponents winning by decision to give him a well deserved 1st place Gold Medal. William Kelly used his pure power to make quick work of two of his opponents pinning each easily. Kelly suffered one loss securing him a 2nd place finish. Nicholas Crowle faced two wrestlers pinning his first and scoring a major decision on his second earning him a 1st place finish. Lastly, Tyler Bishop faced three opponents in his bracket. Bishop showed his first two opponents the meaning of speed and defeated each with a 12-0 Technical Fall. Bishops final match was one to remember. Bishop used his quickness, strength and smarts to outwrestle his opponent who was not going to take losing lightly. Bishop’s hard fought battle earned him a 1st place finish. All of the Indians wrestled hard and left their hearts on the mat in true Milford Indian fashion.