Wrestling: Jonathan Law places three at Invitational
Shayne McCourt placed first, Aisaiah Rodriguez third and Cody Malin took fourth for coach Matt Schoonmaker’s Lawmen at the Jonathan Law Invitational on Saturday.
Joel Barlow-Redding (181) won the title, followed by East Haven (178.5), Ridgefield (154), Norwich Free Academy (153) and Northwestern (128).
McCourt took the crown at 145 pounds. A senior, he won a 13-10 decision in the first round then defeated third-place finisher Jason Lobdell from Masuk, 7-2 before McCourt toppled NFA’s Theron Vance 17-13. In the final.
At 145 pounds, Rodriguez defeated East Catholic’s Rivera 10-5 before losing by first-period fall to Hamden Hall’s Connor Massey, who placed second. In wrestlebacks, Rodriguez pinned Shelton’s Colin Mengold in 40 seconds and defeated Rivera 4-2 in the consolation finals.
Cody Malin placed fourth in the 126-pound weight class. A sophomore, Malin opened with a pin in 1:02 before losing 5-0 to Ridgefield’s Ben Smart, who placed first. In the consolation round, Malin pinned in 2:12 then lost to Hamden Hall’s Alex Herbert in the match for third.
At 113 pounds, Tegan McCourt split his four matches, winning by fall in 30 and 32 seconds.
Alex DeLorio lost his first match at 132 pounds to Hunter Sanden, the fourth-place finisher from Northwestern. The senior split his consi bouts, pinning in 48 seconds.
At 138 pounds, senior Scott Monforte had a memorable match. Sent to wrestlebacks, Monforte took a 7-0 lead then pinned Nick Salvietti from Northwestern. He fell behind Ridgefield’s Donald Williams 8-1, then pinned the Tiger at the 2:02 mark. He next lost by fall in the consolation semifinals.
At 160 pounds, Antonio Rosado opened with a win by fall in 1:01 then lost to second-place finisher Josh Schwartz from Northwestern. In wrestlebacks, the junior pinned Darien’s Nick Ricci in 45 seconds before losing to the fourth-place finisher from North Haven.
At 195 pounds, Jaime Cisneros took a 10-0 lead over East Haven’s Zayuri Castaneda then pinned the Eastie in 3:03. A senior, Cisneros lost to fourth-place finisher Jordan Revels, 14-8 and then dropped a 15-6 decision to Mike Marrone from Ridgefield.