School Wrestling: High-flying Eagles earn two No. 1 seeds

Recorder Staff
Sunday, February 04, 2018

What a week for Franklin County Technical School wrestling.

On Wednesday, the Eagles won the regular-season Suburban League title. Then, on Sunday morning, a pair of Eagles learned they had received top seeds for this weekend’s WMass Division III Tournament at Taconic High School in Pittsfield.

This is the first year that Mahar Regional School and Athol High School are no longer taking part in the WMass championships, as both schools are now in the Central Mass. Division III field. Seeds for that come out Thursday for the Saturday tourney. The WMass tournament begins on Friday.

Eleven Eagles were seeded, the most of any local squad. Spencer Telega earned the No. 1 seed at 152 pounds and is the only local wrestler in that field, while Chris Ludwig picked up the top seed at 182 pounds to lead a field that includes two other locals. Ludwig is joined at weight by Frontier Regional School’s Joey Hildreth, who earned the third seed, and Mohawk Trail Regional High School’s Gabe Bower, who picked up No. 5.

Four local wrestlers pick up No. 2 seeds, including Franklin Tech’s pair of Kyle Brunelle at 126 pounds and Jaden Sadlowski at 132. Both are the only locals at those weights.

Mohawk’s Jameson Dailey-Pecor earned the No. 2 seed at 160 pounds and is the top wrestler from the Warriors, who wound up with five seeded WMass grapplers. He will be joined at 160 by Franklin Tech’s Tim Fritz. Frontier’s Jackie Phong is the second seed at 285, and led Frontier in the rankings. The Red Hawks saw nine wrestlers earn seeds for the tournament.

Frontier’s Connor Pettis is No. 3 seed at 138 pounds, joining brother Colin Pettis of Franklin Tech (No. 5). Rearkeous McMillan was No. 3 at 145 for Frontier, joined by Mohawk’s Dylan Woolridge (No. 5).

Franklin Tech’s Brody Wood is the third seed at 170 pounds and will join Mohawk’s Mason Biagini (sixth seed) and Frontier’s Miguel Olvera-Aguilera (seventh) at that weight. Tech’s Aydyn Stacy earned the third seed at 195 and will join Frontier’s Nate Austin (fourth), while Franklin Tech’s Walker Picard was No. 3.

Caleb Ellis of Franklin Tech is theNo. 4 seed at 113 pounds, where he’s joined by Frontier’s No. 5 Tanner Finch. Frontier’s Jake Mattson is the fifth seed at 106, where Mohawk’s No. 6 Tristan Keyser-Parker joins him. Bailey Murry of Frontier is the fifth seed at 120 pounds, where Franklin Tech’s Peter Saladino is sixth.

Eagle Duals II

Franklin Tech went 4-1 Saturday to finish 14-3 overall on the season during the Eagle Duals II in Turners Falls.

The Eagles beat Somerset-Berkley High School (78-6), Mohawk (75-6), King Phillip Academy (42-34) and Leominster High School (57-15). They suffered a 53-21 loss to Essex Voke.

Jaden Sadlowski (132 pounds) and Spencer Telega (152) went 5-0. Caleb Ellis (113), Peter Saladino (120), Kyle Brunelle (126), Colin Pettis (138) and Walker Picard (220) went 4-1. Ayden Stacy (195) went 3-1.

Mahar at Tri-County Quad

Four Mahar wrestlers were perfect at Saturday’s Tri-County Quad in Franklin.

Justin diDiego (132 pounds), Adam Clement (145), Peter Tattan (182), and Cole Emery (195) were all 3-0 on the day.