Brunswick School’s wrestling team enjoyed another highly successful Saturday, placing fourth in the team standings at the NEISWA (New England) Championships held at Deerfield Academy.
The Bruins earned 120 team points, good for fourth place out of 38 teams at the ultra-competitive tournament, which was held on Saturday. On Saturday, Feb. 12, Brunswick posted a second-place finish in the team standings at the WNEISWA at Greens Farms Academy.
At this past Saturday’s New England Championships, five Bruins wrestlers earned spots into the National Prep Wrestling Championships, which will take place this Saturday at the Show Place Arena in Maryland.
Senior captain Will Donovan finished fourth for Brunswick in the 170-pound division at the New England Championships. Donovan registered a record of 5-2 in his weight class, earning pinfall victories in each of his wins.
During the tournament, Donovan earned his 100th career victory with a pin. He has 102 career victories and will look to add to that total when he competes in the National Prep Wrestling Championships on Saturday.
Quinn McGraw, an eighth-grader, won two matches at the New England meet to earn a trip to Nationals. He placed sixth overall in the 106-pound bracket. Freshman Patrick O’Donohue was fifth in New England in the 113-pound class and will also travel to the National Prep Championships.
Junior Enzo Verga (132) notched a fifth-place finish, winning four of his six matches, including four pins to qualify for the National Prep Championships. Tomas Delgado (195), also a junior, won three matches at the New England competition on his way to a sixth-place showing and an appearance at Nationals.
Kyle Karas, a senior captain, was seventh in the 138-pound bracket, while sophomore Kyle Pagnani (145), senior Kaden Saad (152) and senior Michael Neviera each finished eighth in their respective weight classes. Senior captain Cliff Belnap split his four matches in the heavyweight division for the Bruins.
Wrestlers who finish in the top eight at the National Prep Championships earn All-American honors.