Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling against Stratford, December 29, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.


PTWH picks up first win of season
Team defeats Harding, falls to Chase Collegiate and Wethersfield
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(January 3, 2015) -
 The Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling team defeated Harding, but fell to Chase Collegiate and Wethersfield Saturday morning. 
In a 36-21 victory over Harding, sophomore Will Gambardella won by forfeit at 106 pounds, senior Anthony Sojka won by pin in 2 minutes, 32 seconds at 126 pounds, junior Will Resto won by pin in 4:56 at 145, and senior Mark Weston won by pin in 1:56 at 152. 
Sophomore Alex Parsons fell by pin at 160, Harding won by forfeit at 170 and 182, and senior Eric Lydiksen won by pin in 1:11 at 195. Junior Tyler Sullivan won by pin in 1:28 at 220 and Harding posted a forfeit victory at 285. 
In a 45-29 loss to Chase Collegiate, Gambardella won by pin in 2:47 at 106, Chase won by forfeit at 113, 120 and 132, and senior John Zdrowski fell by pin in 32 seconds at 138. 
Resto won by pin at 145 in 54 seconds, Weston won by injury at 152, and Parsons fell by pin at 160 in 3:21. 
Chase won by forfeit at 170, Lydiksen won by forfeit at 195 and Sullivan won by pin in 2:45 at 220. 
Wethersfield posted a 42-21 victory over Platt Tech/West Haven. Gambardella won by pin in 4:10 at 113, Wethersfield won by forfeit at 120, 126 and 132, 
Zdrowski won by forfeit at 138, Resto fell by pin in 1:14 at 145, and Wethersfield posted forfeit victories at 152 and 160. Lydiksen won by forfeit at 195. 

Stratford defeats PTWH
Red Devils win, 63-21
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 29, 2014) -
 The Plat Tech/West Haven wrestling team suffered its third consecutive defeat to open the year, falling to Stratford, 63-21. The Red Devils took advantage of seven forfeit victories to win by 42 points. 
Platt Tech/West Haven's Mike Rees fell to Mike LaPia by pin in 3 minutes, 56 seconds at 132 pounds, Kyle Straborny won by pin in 2:34 at 138 over Antoine Grant-Chambers and Will Resto won at 145 over Eli Cleary by pin in 1:03. 
At 195, Erik Lydiksen won by pin over Lance Jamison in 3:16and Tyler Sullivan fell to Anthony Alvarez in 5:55 by pin. 
Stratford won by forfeit at 106, 113, 120, 160, 170, 182 and 285. 

PT/WH falls to Derby
Hosts dropped, 51-24
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 22, 2014) -
 The Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling team dropped its second straight match to open the season, falling to Derby, 51-24, at Platt Tech Monday evening. Derby won this match by taking home seven forfeit victories. 
For Platt Tech/West Haven, Willie Gambardella won by pin at 106 pounds in 1 minute, 13 seconds over Derby's Zach Demanuel, Anthony Sojka won by forfeit at 132, Mike Rees fell by pin against Zach Cerreto in 2:03 at 138 and Will Resto won by pin in 1:09 over Ben Slowik at 145. 
Erik Lydiksen won by pin in 1:05 over Anthony Slowik at 220 and Tyler Sullivan fell to Jose Santamaria by pin in 2:46 at 285. 

Platt tops PT/WH
Season opens with 46-16 loss
By MIKE MADERA
Westie Blue
(December 17, 2014) -
 The Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling team opened the season with a 46-16 loss loss to Platt of Meriden in Milford Wednesday afternnon. 
Willie Gambardella was victorious at 106 pounds as he defeated Jose Rojas 1-0, Anthony Sojka defeated Matt Perez 4-2 at 132 and Kyle Straborny pinned Tayvon Hudson in 5 minutes, 22 seconds at 138. 
Will Resto defeated Cristian Rivera 18-5 at 152 and Alex Parsons won by pin in 22 seconds at 160. 
Mike Rees lost 9-5 at 145, Erik Lydiksen fell 15-2 at 220 and Tyler Sullivan lost 11-6 at 285. Platt of Meriden won five matches by forfeit. 

Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.

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Platt Tech/West Haven wrestling against Stratford, December 29, 2014. Photo courtesy of Todd Dandelske.