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No. 10 Avon wins Doc Myers Brawl at the Hill with tournament record score

Avon’s Chris Gens controls Longmeadow’s Peter Grant in Saturday’s Doc Myers Brawl at the Hill in Rocky Hill. Avon won the tournament for the first time. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Marshall)

ROCKY HILL, January 26 – With three individual champions and seven finalists, No. 10 Avon easily won the 11th annual Doc Myers Brawl at the Hill tournament on Saturday in Rocky Hill.

Avon scored a tournament record 261½ points with 10 wrestlers finishing in the top three of their respective weight classes. Windham High was second with 195 points with Longmeadow, Mass., taking third with 166.

The Falcons snapped the previous record of 235 points set in 2009 by Brewster, N.Y. High School. It’s Avon’s first tournament win of the season and their first since winning the Plainville Invitational in December 2017.

Tyler Dickenson (182), Chris Gens (220) and Henry Schrecengost (285) each won individual championships for Avon. Dickenson dominated Bunnell’s Brandon Toscano in the finals, 13-2 while Gens pinned Oxford’s Jason Madden in 50 seconds to win at 220.

Avon’s Henry Schrecengost (285) won his weight class and had three pins in the tournament. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Marshall)

Schrecengost pinned Berry Lachlan of Longmeadow in 1:00 to win a title. Schrecengost also won the tournament’s fast fall award with three pins in 3:02.The fast fall award goes to the wrestler with the most pins in the least amount of time.

Four Avon wrestlers finished second led by Jack Colman, who dropped a one-point decision, 5-4, to E.O. Smith’s Ben Holden in the championship match at 160 pounds. Grant Corbett (138) lost to Windham’s Luis Rodriguez, 6-1 and Amir Johnson (195) was pinned by Lucas Olson of Longmeadow, Mass. Ryan Bagnadassarian finished second at 106.

Alex Rostenberg (120), Max Jacobs (126) and Justin Meador (132) each finished third to help Avon pick up key points in the consolation round. Jadon Folkwein (171) and Nick Deluca (113) each took fourth.

The victory helped Avon remain ranked No. 10 in the latest Connecticut Wrestling Online poll. The Falcons have been ranked in the top 10 all season long, getting as high as No. 9 in the second week of the poll in early January.

Avon (18-0, 4-0 CCC North) wrestles for their first CCC North title on Wednesday when they host Manchester at 6 p.m. at the high school. The Falcons can win the championship with a victory over the Indians.

It would be Avon’s first title since leaving the North Central Connecticut Conference following the 2016 season.

Avon’s Tyler Dickenson (182) pins Windham’s Jayden Brown in Saturday’s Doc Myers Brawl at the Hill. (Photo courtesy Carolyn Marshall)

Doc Myers Brawl at the Hill
At Rocky Hill
Team results – 1. Avon 261½, 2. Windham 195, 3. Longmeadow MA 166, 4. E.O. Smith 164, 5. Bunnell 114, 6. Somers 70, 7. St. Paul 68, 8. Oxford 66, 9. Rocky Hill 53, 10. Derby 36, 11. Seymour 30
Individual results
106: Final — Alen Garcia, Windham, forfeit over Ryan Baghdassarian, Avon; 3. Nicholas Faraci, Rocky Hill, Pin Ryan McLauhlin, Bunnell, 2:15
113: Final — Elijah Vertefeulle, Windham, pin Evan Kowalski, St. Paul, 1:39; 3. Ryan Christianson, Seymour, pin Nick DeLuca, Avon, 0:56
120: Final — Matt Freda, Longmeadow, pin Kevin Fantoli, Windham, 3:15; 3. Alex Rostenberg, Avon, pin Tomas Chappa, Oxford, 4:48
126: Final — Jimmy Barrett, Longmeadow, dec. Mike Armorando, Bunnell, 19-12; 3. Max Jacobs, Avon, dec. Tanner Hammond, Somers, 8-0
132: Final — David Barrett, Longmeadow, dec. Quinn Rodgers, EO Smith, 6-1; 3. Justin Meador, Avon, pin Joshua Sliva, St. Paul, 3:40
138: Final — Luis Rodriguez, Windham, dec. Grant Corbett, Avon, 6-1; 3. Joe Torza, EO Smith, dec. Nicholas Culvers, Longmeadow, 7-1
145: Final — Marcos Rodriguez, Windham, dec. Julian Demateo, Bunnell, 9-3; 3. Colby Urban, EO Smith, pin Aiden McDonnel, Oxford, 4:36
152: Final — Jose Madera, Windham, dec. Hayden Barrett, Somers, 12-6; 3. Sean Bentley, EO Smith, dec. Erik Atkinson, St. Paul, 3-2
160: Final — Ben Holden, EO Smith, dec. Jack Colman, Avon, 5-4; 3. Jose Candia, Windham, pin Luke McLaughin, Bunnell, 2:17
170: Final — Ethan Grous, EO Smith, pin Ed Chappa, Oxford, 3:45; 3. Jose Trujillo, Windham, dec. Jadon Folkwein, Avon, 8-4
182: Final — Tyler Dickenson, Avon, dec. Brandon Toscano, Bunnell, 13-2; 3. Vibeck Patel, EO Smith, pin Jayden Brown, Windham, 2:29
195: Final — Lucas Olson, Longmeadow, pin Amir Johnson, Avon, 3:05; 3. Nate Bartone, Derby, dec. Alec Martinez, Windham, 3-0
220: Final — Chris Gens, Avon, pin Jason Madden, Oxford, 0:50; 3. Peter Grant, Longmeadow, pin Benjamin Folgino, St. Paul, 2:34
285: Final — Henry Schrecengost, Avon, pin Berry Lachlan, Longmeadow, 1:00; 3. CJ Falotico, Bunnell, pin Dominic Zuccalo, Somers, 4:02
Outstanding wrestler: Matt Freda (120), Longmeadow MA
Fast fall: Henry Schrecengost (285), Avon, 3 pins in 3:02

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 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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  1. Carolyn Marshall

    January 29, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Excellent coverage. It was an exciting “Brawl at the Hill”
    Carolyn Marshall
    Carolyn Marshall Photography

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