Wrestling: No. 9 Foran loses 39-34 to No. 4 Warde

Two of the state’s top 10 teams met when Foran High took on the host Mustangs at the Fairfield Warde Duals on Friday.

Coach Dave Esposito’s No. 9 ranked Lions defeated Newtown (55-18) and Enfield (63-12) handily.

Warde, ranked No. 4, topped Foran 39-34.

The Lions’ middle to upper weights did well.

Tyler Stanko staked Foran to a 6-0 lead with a pin in 1:32 at 138 pounds.

James Carlson won a 6-3 decision at 152 and K.J. Pokornowski pinned in 3:34 at 160.

Pat Brogan, by 3:54 fall at 182, and Nolan Bannon, with a 1:15 pin at 195, made it 27-12 Lions.

Warde won the next four weight classes, three by fall to go ahead 33-27.

Kyle Pokornowski won a 13-2 major decision at 120 pounds and Jordan Lang moved to 132, where he won 9-2.

Foran dominated in its two victories.

At 106 pounds, Anthony DiPietro had pins in 48 seconds and 1:17.

Kyle Pokornowski at 120 pounds won in 48 seconds versus Newtown and by 13-7 decision against Enfield.

Lang pinned in 38 seconds at 126 pounds in the Newtown match.

Mike Melillo at 132 pounds pinned in 1:39 versus Enfield.

Stanko won by 2:47 fall against Enfield.

At 145 pounds, Ethan Edmondson scored an 8-3 decision and a 1:48 win by fall.

K.J. Pokornowski earned a 15-0 technical fall and a pin in 1:50 at 160 pounds.

Umer Khan at 170 won by fall in 32 seconds and in 1:45.

At 182 pounds, Brogan had a 15-0 win by technical fall against Newtown.

Bannon pinned in 35 seconds at 195 pounds versus Enfield.

Billy Ives at 220 scored pins in 1:32 and 2:09.

Pat Rescanski pinned in 1:39 in the heavyweight division in the Enfield match.

Foran (27-3) is off until Saturday, Feb. 2, when it hosts the Foran Duals.