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.