CHICOPEE – With tournament season fast approaching, it is becoming more evident that one local team is ready to roll.
The Westfield wrestling team went 4-0 to capture the Chicopee Comprehensive duals Saturday.
Westfield defeated Mohawk to start the day 69-6 with pins from 113-pound freshman Colby Clauson (1:14), 145-pound senior captain Vitaliy Borodin (1:31), 152-pound junior Nick Clauson (00:27), 220-pound senior Doug Rogers (1:06), and a hard-fought 5-4 decision from junior Cam Foster.
In the second portion of the meet, Westfield avenged last year’s tournament loss – Sabis knocked the Whip City wrestlers out of the Chicopee Comp duals – with a 42-39 win over Sabis.
Senior captain Ed Borodin (3:38) a 126 pounder, Clauson (4:42), and junior Carlito Serrano (00:24) fueled Westfield’s success against Sabis by each earning pins.
Westfield followed that up with a 54-24 win over Ludlow.
Senior captain Ed Towers (138 pounds) earned a 10-8 decision, Borodin landed a pin at 2:39, Clauson won by default, Serrano had a pin in 49 seconds at 182, and Foster won 5-2.
Westfield advanced to the finals, taking on Frontier, who just two weeks prior had defeated the Bombers 42-39.
“Today was a totally different story,” Westfield wrestling coach Chris Malinowski said. “It was Westfield wrestling at its best.”
Westfield had their foot one the gas, and never let up, rolling up Frontier 63-9.
Westfield senior Mike Minchala slipped past Frontier’s Tanner Finch 5-4. Towers pinned Jake Matson in 1:39, Borodin pinned Rearkeous McMillan in 1:38, Clauson pinned Dylan Camp in 1:17, Foster pinned Casey Matson in 1:36, and freshman Eliondres Quinones finished off Brady Finch in 1:13.
“I couldn’t be more proud of how hard our guys wrestled today,” coach Malinowski said. “(We had) contributions from everyone up and down the lineup.”
Collins, Pepe, Willenborg scored double-digits
McCann Tech 87, St. Mary’s 47
Brady Collins scored a team-high 14 points for St. Mary’s, who played with just six players late Friday night. Saints’ Mike Pepe and Luke Willenborg each had 11 and Jack Lamirande had nine.