The Oxford High School Wolverine wrestlers took on an aggressive schedule this past week facing some of the stronger Wrestling teams in the state in both out of Conference Duals as well as strong SWC competition. The team's overall record is now 7-9, 2-4 SWC.
At a home meet on Wednesday night, Oxford took a loss to SWC rival Bethel (48-27).
160 Will Denslow (O) dec Victor Vieira 5-3, 170 Trevor Ochs (B) pin Mitch Wright 0:50, 182 Alex Mardis (O) dec Brendan MacIntyre 1-0, 195 Robbie Tedesco (B) pin Andy Temple 5:16, 220 Jarred Willesey (B) pin Brandon Carothers 2:52, 285 Dan Carbonaro (O)tech fall Chris Papp 5:30, 106 Jack Lynch (B) forfiet (O), 113 Gilberto Rivera (O) forfeit (B), 120 Mike Gargano (B) forfeit (O), 126 Nick Lombardi (O) forfeit (B), 132 Garret Whelton-Payne pin Evan Curtis 1:23, 138 AJ Klein (B) pin Zack Latka 0:23, 145 Josh Korson (B) forfeit. 152 Steve Persson (O) maj dec Jon Cole 11-1.
The Wolverines then had a back-to-back home meet on Thursday night against New Fairfield, suffering a similar loss of (47-27). The Oxford team understands that giving up 3 to 4 weight classes as forfeits, will make it difficult to break out of this score pattern, especially going against a New Fairfield team with an overall record of 9-1 and undefeated at 7-0 within the SWC.
220 Ryan Tharas (NF) pin Brandon Carothers 4:35; 285 Dan Carbanero (O) pin Shawn Graves 1:15; 106 Alec Opsal (NF) forfeit; 113 Zach Stanziano (NF) dec Gilberto Rivera 8-7; 120 Shelby Simpson (NF) forfeit; 126 Taylor Shay (NF) pin Nick Lombardi 1:57; 132 Danny Amorando (NF) pin Evan Curtis 3:36; 138 Tyler Cerlich (NF) pin Zack Latka 1:20 ; 145 Tyler Burlinson (NF) forfeit; 152 Steve Perrson (O) dec Andrew D’Amico 5-0; 160 Will Denslow (O) pin Connor Yorio 0:45; 170 Justin Garden (NF) dec Adam Duke 9-3; 182 Alex Mardis (O) pin Will Hess 2:17; 195 Andy Temple (O) pin Joe Alesi 1:06
Records: New Fairfield 9-1, 7-0 SWC
On Saturday, the OHS wrestlers competed at the Farmington Duals against some very formidable competition. Five CT High Schools competed at the annual Duals on the Farmington River competition held at Farmington High School. Also in attendance were New Fairfield Ludlowe, Suffield, Wilton & Oxford.
Farmington 46, Fairfield Ludlowe 19
Farmington 56, Suffield 12
Farmington 60, Oxford 11
Farmington 78, Wilton 0
Fairfield Ludlowe 45, Oxford 30
Fairfield Ludlowe 54, Suffield 24
Fairfield Ludlowe vs. Wilton, did not wrestle
Suffield 42, Oxford 30
Wilton 41, Suffield 36
Oxford 42, Wilton 24
There were impressive wins throughout the weight classes by Oxford during the day. Each wrestler had four matches, and the Wolverines held their own had it been a tournament schedule as opposed to a Dual meet.
The Wolverines have an away meet against Masuk at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Masuk High School. Wolverine fans are encouraged to come out and cheer on their team to victory.
- Contributed by Michael Mardis