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 As the season winds down, the Newtown High School wrestling team is battling Pomperaug, Bethel and Bunnell for second place in the South-West Conference behind front-runner New Milford. The Nighthawks (13-6, 7-2 in the SWC) will look to continue th

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 As the season winds down, the Newtown High School wrestling team is battling Pomperaug, Bethel and Bunnell for second place in the South-West Conference behind front-runner New Milford. The Nighthawks (13-6, 7-2 in the SWC) will look to continue their winning ways in key matches to close out the regular season this week. The Hawks wrestled Bunnell Wednesday (the results of which were not available before The Bee sports section went to print). Newtown takes on Staples, Holy Cross, Fairfield Prep and Brien McMahon on Saturday at Staples High in Westport and concludes the season February 6 at Bethel.

The Nighthawks were edged 37-35 by Pomperaug on January 19 but came out with a 52-15 win over Fitch and a 58-21 triumph over Manchester in the four-team match. Newtown topped Stratford 47-25 on January 23 and came out with three wins and a loss in Saturday’s meet. The Hawks lost to Shelton 57-19, but upended Platt Tech 53-17, Mausk 42-25, and Foran 63-10.

“We were really looking forward to the Pomperaug match. While our wrestlers did very well we came up short. That match has motivated us to push hard for Bunnell and Bethel,” Newtown Coach Alan Potter said.

Against Pomperaug, Newtown earned the following wins: 119 – Dana VanBuskirk won by  major decision over Will Sheehy 12-0; 125 John Gouveia won by decision over Rob Caleca 4-3; 130 – Mark Bonamici won by major decision over Brendan Quinn 13-3; 135 – Dane Deny won by major decision over Tyler Rudolph 14-2; 145 Chris Salvatore pin (5:12) Steven Rosa; 189 – Matt Kuruc pin (3:32) Alex Ciepy; 215 – Joel Minalgo won by forfeit; 285 – Thaddeus Adams won by forfeit.

 The defeat to Pomperaug was painful because of how close the match was, but the team’s setback to Shelton was literally painful for 152-pound competitor Jagi Gymacho, who dislocated his elbow and ended up leaving the match, although only after valiantly trying to stick it out.

“Jagi is one tough kid. When he knew his elbow was dislocated he popped it with his other hand then shook it back in place,” Potter said. “He refused to give up and wrestled another minute or so before I stopped it. He was clearly unable to continue.”

Losing Gymacho, who had come out on top in wins over Fitch, Manchester, and Stratford before sustaining the injury, may have been bad news for the Hawks, but they haven’t missed a beat in the 152-pound class thanks to depth on the bench.

“Fortunately we had Stephen Gardner to step in. He was amazing, pinning his next three opponents,” Potter said.

Gardner picked up where Gymacho left off, besting his opponents from Platt Tech, Masuk, and Foran.

Results from Saturday’s match:

Newtown vs Shelton

125 – John Gouveia (Newtown) pin (1:13) Sean Marrel

130 – Mark Bonamici (Newtown) maj dec Rickey Jordon 8-0

135 – Narj Spisto (Shelton) pin (4:52) Tyler Rudolph

140 – Geuoff Toal (Shelton) pin (3:06) Kris Kling

145 – Chris Salvatore (Newtown) dec Rob Rolker 4-0

152 – Will Poyascus (Shelton) won by injury

160 – James Margoles (Shelton) pin (5:17) Dan Milot

171 – Rob Geloziri (Shelton) pin (1:11) Dan Burns

189 – Pat Giller (Shelton) pin (:57) Matt Kuruc

215 – Joel Minalgo (Newtown) pin (3:46) Mike Frizinia

285 – Rich Wigglesworth (Shelton) pin (3:30) Thaddeus Adams

103 – Eric Rigoli (Shelton) pin (3:46) Ian McEvoy

112 – Jon Groth wins by forfeit

119 – Rob Ferante (Shelton) dec Dana VanBuskirk 4-0

Newtown vs Platt

130 – Mark Bonamici (Newtown) pin (1:53) Joe Vereland

135 – Tyler Rudolph (Newtown) dec Jeff Benor 12-5

140 – Buddy Kiefnor (Platt) pin (1:31) Kris Kling

145 – Chris Salvatore (Newtown) dec Ramiro DaSilva 7-3

152 – Stephen Gardner (Newtown) pin (1:10) Jaquell Jackson

160 – Dan Miltot (Newtown) pin (:52) Vitti Ben

171 – Rob Rusnak (Platt) pin (1:15) Dan Burns

185 – Matt Kuruc (Newtown) pin (1:30) Javon Robinson

215 – Joel Minalgo (Newtown) won by forfeit

285 – Thaddeus Adams (Newtown) pin (5:55) Sohaib Waai

103 – Ian McEvoy (Newtown) pin (:38) Lauren Stanishuski

112 – Gil Olivieia (Platt) won by forfeit

119 –Dana VanBuskirk (Newtown) dec Tom Cierlegin 2-0

125 – John Gouveia (Newtown) pin (3:24) Chris Barnes

Newtown vs Masuk

135 – Ryan Kuska (Masuk) pin (4:43) Tyler Rudolph

140 – Zack Flashman (Masuk) pin (3:38) Kris Kling

145 – Ryan Mathews (Masuk) maj dec Chris Salvatore 12-0

152 – Stephen Gardner (Newtown) pin (2:38) Mark Butino

160 – Dan Milot (Newtown) pin (4:46) Kyle Haskins

171 – Steve Sederquest (Masuk) pin (1:59) Dan Burns

189 – Matt Kuruc (Newtown) pin (4:24) Cory Sheranick

215 – Cody Haskins (Masuk) dec. Joel Minalgo 4-8

285 – Thaddeus Adams (Newtown) pin (1:10) Dan Mihard

103 – Ian McEvoy (Newtown) won by forfeit

112 – Double Forfeit

119 – Dana VanBuskirk (Newtown) dec. Ken Duclos 7-0

125 – John Gouveia (Newtown) won by forfeit

130 – Mark Bonamici (Newtown) dec Nick Backarella 3-2

Newtown vs Foran

140 – Kris Kling (Newtown) pin (:33) Ryan Forster

145 – Chris Salvatore (Newtown) dec Andrew Kristie 4-2

152 – Stephen Gardner (Newtown) pin (1:09) Rob Deal

160 – Dan Milot (Newtown) pin (:38) Peter Amendola

171 – Casey Leslie (Foran) maj Dec. Dan Burns 8-0

189 – Matt Kuruc (Newtown) pin (:34) Steve Polito

215 – Joel Minalgo (Newtown) pin (1:14) Jake Woolmer

285 – Thaddeus Adams (Newtown) pin (1:22) Tyan Furlow

103 – Jake Miller (Foran) pin (3:18) Ian McEvoy

112 – Double Forfeit

119 – Dana VanBuskirk (Newtown) pin (1:15) Aaron Shwabacher

125 – John Gouveia (Newtown) won by forfeit

130 – Mark Bonamici (Newtown) pin (1:15) Steve Rudnick

135 – Tyler Rudolph (Newtown) pin (:35) Andrew Casey

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