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Leach takes third at Class S tourney

UNCASVILLE, Conn., Feb. 21 — With four medalists, the Canton High wrestling team finished 10th in the Class S championships for the first time since 2002.

Senior Brandon Leach (140) finished third with four straight wins to close out the tournament. He won three of the four matches by just two points. Freshman Matt White (103), junior Rich Jones (160) and Haller (171) each finished fourth. All four qualified to compete at this week’s State Open championships.

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Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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