Sunday, March 8, 2009

Matt Sherman, Kevin Barrucci, and Alex Giampapa Lead BHS To 10th Place Finish At New England Wrestling Championships

Burlington Wrestling finished in 10th place at the 2009 New England Wrestling Championships in New Haven, CT. Burlington qualified 3 wrestlers for the tournament and they all won at least 3 matches. Matt Sherman, Kevin Barrucci, and Alex Giampapa each ended their season with exceptional showings.


171 pounder Alex Giampapa finished with 3 wins and 2 losses, losing his final match to Maine State Champ Cameron Bubar of Lisbon 2-1.






130 pounder Matt Sherman finished 4th, Matt won 4 matches and lost 2. After winning his first match Matt beat 3x Vermont statechamp Jordan Gray of Essex Vt 6-1, Matt then flowed that win by pinned 2x NH State Champ Alex Smith of Timberlane in 2:46, Smith had beat Matt in their 2 previous meeting this year. Matt then lost in the semi finals to Rhode Island State Champ Nick O'Connell of Cranston West 4-2 in overtime. Matt next match he beat Gray of Vermont again, this time 8-5 and then in his final match for 3rd place he lost to Smith of Timberlane 4-2 in overtime finishing 4th.



140 pounder Kevin Barrucci finished 5th winning 3 matches and losing 2, Kevin beat former New England Finalist and 4x Rhode Island state finalist Colin Feeley of Bishop Hendricken 3-2 in his first match, and then beat NH state champ Colin Crowell 10-2 to advance to the semi finals, in the Semi's Kevin lost to 2x Maine State champ Peter Gilman 11-2 and then lost his next match to Walter Pope of Framingham 7-3. Kevin finished his day by beating Jesse Broderick of New Fairfield CT 4-2.

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