Prep eighth in SCC

Nick Crowle was runner-up in the heavyweight division, leading the Fairfield Prep wrestling team to an eighth-place finish at the SCC Tournament held at Shelton High on Feb. 15.
Xavier won the team title for the third time in a row, piling up 224 team points on the strength of 12 place-winners. Daniel Hand of Madison (103.5 points), Foran High (85), Shelton (84.5) and Amity (84) rounded out the top five. Prep collected 46 team points, behind Branford (52.5) and ahead of East Haven (38.5). The SCCs were canceled last year due to inclement weather.
Crowle, the top seed at heavyweight, was pinned by Notre Dame’s Camilo Vangas in 1:22. The seniors battled for position, with the second-seeded Vangas gaining the upper hand and the fall with 38 seconds left in the opening period.
Prep’s Jack Bosken was third at 152, notching a 17-1 technical fall over Ricky Krazter of Foran High in the third-place bout.
David Martens took third at 220, pinning Foran’s Ben Croll in 3:37 of their consolation final.
Crowle advanced to the 285 final after a quarterfinal bye and an injury default over Bruce Stiles of New Haven Co-op.
Bosken won a technical fall, 15-0, over Kratzer in the quarters, before losing via fall in 1:01 to eventual champion and tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler Jake Lundberg of Guilford.
In wrestlebacks, Bosken defeated Jonathan Law’s Devin Bannon, 11-2, to advance the third-place bout against Kratzer.
Martens pinned Hun Jin Lim of Branford in 1:40 to move into the semis, where Xavier’s Chidi Broderick pinned him in the first period. Broderick went on to the win the SCC title with a 6-2 win over Gabriel Stiles of New Haven.
Dropping into the consolation round, Martens pinned Shelton’s Malike Malcolm (5:04) and Croll.
The Jesuits will compete in the Class LL state tournament at Trumbull High beginning on Friday and continuing all day Saturday.

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