Southington wrestling finishes second at Bristol Central Invitational, Berlin's Veleas named Outstanding Wrestler

Published on Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:30


BRISTOL - The Bristol Eastern wrestling team won the Bristol Central Invitational Saturday, placing first in four weight classes and scoring 207 points.

Southington, which had one weight class champion, placed second as a team with 199 points.

Bristol Central was eighth with 82 points, while Berlin was 10th with 59 points, Plainville was 12th with 52 points and Terryville was 17th with 22 points.

Berlin’s Daniel Veleas was named Outstanding Wrestler for the event, after winning four straight matches at 145 pounds and then beating Southington’s Jacob Cardozo by a 4-2 decision in the championship match.

While Caleb Chesanow (195) was the only weight champion for Southington, Caleb Brick (120), Dawsen Welch (138), Cardozo (145) and Billy Carr (170) all placed second.

Also, Jason Brault (152) and Jacob Vecchio (220) both placed third, while Ben Gorr (113), Darius Mangiafico (132), Matt Jacobsen (182) and Sam McCarty (heavyweight) were all fifth.

In addition to Veleas’ title, Berlin had Sebby Malespini (170) place third and Max Schlein (220) come in fourth.

Leading the way for Plainville were Dominic Pedrolini (3rd, 126), Alex Hernandez (4th, 160), Jona Alvarado (5th, 101) and Ty Pales (6th, 182).

Winning their weight classes for the Lancers were Trent Thompson (106), Justin Marshall (152), Dylan Garcia (182) and Trinidad Gonzalez (220).

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, Plainville, Southington on Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:30. Updated: Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:32.