WRESTLING 2013-2014

PTWH edges Ellis Tech
Tight match decided by five points
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 8, 2014) –
 The Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling team defeated Ellis Tech 39-34 Wednesday evening at Platt Tech.
Freshman Willie Gambardella fell 17-2 at 106 pounds, sophomore Dan Samperi was pinned by Mike Devanny at 113, sophomore Jordan Cubero fell to Anthony Devanny by pin at 120 and junior Anthony Sojka won 15-1 against Alex Marois at 126.
Kyle Staborny won 15-0 over Hayden Hamilton at 132, Aedan Salvatore fell by pin at 138, Mark Weston won by pin over Cyrus Martin at 145 and senior Tremain Turner won by forfeit at 152.
Mike Iozza fell 18-3 at 160, Ellis Tech’s Dylan Bushard won by forfeit at 170 and Platt Tech / West Haven’s Fernando Rey-Alvarez won by pin over Adam Vear at 182.Both teams received a forfeit at 195, Eric Lydiksen won by pin at 220 over Gavin Thoutte and sophomore Tyler Sullivan won by pin over Luke Post at 285.

PTWH falls to Derby
54-21 loss drops record to 1-1
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 23, 2013) - 
The Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling team fell to DerbyMonday evening, 54-21, at Platt Tech.
Senior Tremain Turner won 5-4 at 160 pounds, sophomore Mike Iozza fell by pin at 170, Roger Martinez lost by pin at 182 and Eric Lydiksen won by pin at 195.
Fernando Rey-Alverez fell 6-4 at 220, Willie Gamberdella won by forfeit at 106 and Daniel Samperi fell by pin at 113. Freshman James Lariccia fell by pin at 120, Anthony Sojka won by pin at 126, Kyle Staborny lost 12-10 at 132, Mark Weston lost by pin at 138 and Aedan Salvatore also fell by pin at 145. 

Nice Start
Platt Tech/West Haven defeats Vinal Tech
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 18, 2013) –
 The Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling team opened the season in impressive fashion with a 42-27 victory over Vinal Tech Wednesday evening. 
Kyle Straborny won by pin Greg Wallace in 58 seconds at 132 pounds, Mark Weston won by pin over Austin Johanson in 1:51 at 138 and Pablo Rivera fell 10-6 against Riley Barret at 145.
At 160 pounds, Tremain Turner won by pin over Austin Mann in 1:58, Mike Iozzo won by default over Harry Bakring at 170  and Roger Martinez fell to Luis DeJesus, 9-5, at 182. 
Fernando Rey Alvarez lost to Collin Flanigan by pin at 195, Erik Lydiksen lost 6-3 against Ryan Wenz at 220 pounds, Willie Gambardella won by forfeit at 106, Daniel Samperi won by forfeit at 120 and Anthonuy Sojka won by pin in 1:30 over Tim Cordero. 

Platt Tech / WH defeats Vinal Tech
Team wins 54-12
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(February 12, 2014) –
 The Platt Tech / West Haven wrestling team defeated Vinal Tech 54-12 Wednesday evening at Platt Tech. 
Freshman Willie Gambardella (106 pounds), sophomore Daniel Samperi (113), junior Kyle Staborny (138), senior Tremain Turner (152), freshman Roger Martinez (170), junior Eric Lydiksen (195) and sophomore Tyler Sullivan (220) all won by forfeit. Double forfeits were posted at 120, 132 and 285. 
Sophomore Jordan Cubero fell by pin at 126, Junior Mark Weston won by pin at 145, sophomore Mike Iozza won by pin at 160 and sophomore Fernando Rey- Alvarez fell by by pin at 182. 


Platt Tech / WH defeats Wolcott Tech
Team posts 19-point victory
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 29, 2014) –
 The Platt Tech / West Haven wrestling team defeated Wolcott Tech 37-18 Wednesday evening at Platt Tech. 
The team won numerous matches by forfeit as freshman Willie Gambardella won by forfeit at 106 pounds, sophomore Daniel Samperi won by forfeit at 113 pounds and sophomore Jordan Cubero did the same at 120.
The team lost by forfeit at 126, junior Kyle Staborny won by pin at 132, junior Mark Weston won 14-2 at 138 and there was a double forfeit at 145 and 152. 
Sophomore Mike Iozza lost by pin at 160, freshman Roger Martinez won by forfeit at 170, Alvarez fell by pin at 182 and there was another double forfeit at 195. 
Sophomore Tyler Sullivan won 8-3 at 220 and 285 saw another double forfeit. 

Tremain Turner (r.). Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

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