Is there one? If not there should be one. My vote is for Matt Weiner from Shelton.He has been ripping it up as a Freshman in the 285 weight class - which is not an easy task for a young wrestler.
Welp boys. Looks like Ebert is taking home the crown
New England 3/4
O’dell close second
New England 5/6
O’dell into the placement rounds!
Ebert into the placement round!
weiner needs a win to place !
this is getting fun!
This is still very interesting. Both Ebert and Weiner in the quarters at NE. Ebert with a very winnable match and Weiner with the ME1, which I think he can win as well.
This thread has kept the wrestling fun to be at home for hear youngsters - I called it ealierkier in the thread... I think jack sees ebert in the finals, it could very well happen
Right now it seems like Ebert is the favorite heading into New England’s. Apparently broke the freshman record for most wins in a season for Warde set by Tim Kane. Taking 3rd at a weight featuring the #4 ranked 126lber in the country is also giving him some points imo. Poll will be up after New England’s
I still believe Matt Weiner should be Freshman of the Year after finishing 5th at Opens at 285. It is much rarer to see a Freshman heavy place so high than it is to see a Freshman excel at the lower weights. With that being said, Eibert and Mairano having placed 3rd and 4th respectively behind R. Jack and Folino is extremely impressive, but since it is in a weight class where freshmen more frequently populate the top rankings it is not as impressive to me as are Matt Weiner’s accomplishments. Maybe this debate will be decided after the New England tourney. Good luck to all CT wrestlers.
Mairano and ebert were so fun to watch at opens - each winning a close match against each other. They both should be contenders at New Englands. Mairano gave Folino an outstanding 8-7 semi finals match! the future is exciting for both of these kids.
I want to mention Jamikael Lytle for freshman. 2nd in S at 195 loing a 1 pt match to Falco in a back and forth match with some dubious calls. 5th at Open. Worth consideration.
Bergin defaulted out of the tournament. Team decision is what I heard. Kane would be a solid choice...it's just tough to compare the one outlier to guys who competed against each other all year head to head.
I don't think anything was decided at Opens other than Bergin took himself out of the equation. O'Dell would be a tough sell at this point. Maraino and Ebert seem the most likely to do something at New Englands.
Still tough to call imo, I like Eibert! Mairano looked good also. What happened to bergin? Can’t found O’dell out either just a tough road ahead. Can’t not give Kane solid recognition for winning even a few matches at nationals.
How did Kane finish at prep nationals?
Tough call on this! I have to say Eibert is my favorite but Odell looked good and you can’t count him out.
looks like this may need to be settled at New England!
Linder /O’dell wrestling for a chance to go rob NE
Mariano/Ebert battle for 3rd at opens and the winner is my favo to win this award right now ...
weiner still has a shot to qualify for NE
I couldn’t agree more! I’ve been watching him for the last few years as a youth wrestler. Those Kane’s have a strong pedigree for wrestling in their family.
He is a pleasure to watch wrestle, amazing kid
Peter Kane of GFA won the prep states and New Englands @132 , there is more wrestling in CT then I see written about. Freshman
So as of right now I would say there are 4 in the mix after Class championships. Mairano(126 class L title),Bergin(class L 160 title) ,and Longo (class LL 106 title. ), O’Dell (106 class LL 2nd place),Peter Kane GFA (132 prep New England champ.)
Bergin is still the guy who has faced upperclassmen all year and displayed the technique, ability and results to be the favorite. He didn't wrestle this past weekend either. Would compare him to Tsirinades last year, who without Mastroianni in the mix might have won.