Foran Wrestling off to a Strong Start

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"Catherine Avalone"

“Foran’s Gino Esposito pinned Branford’s Bijaya Jaisi in the 103 lb. weight class in 4:51 at the 2015 SCC wrestling championship meet, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge. Foran placed second with 120 points and Branford placed fifth with 85 points. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register) “

Shea Phelan

Staff Writer

"Foran's Gino Esposito pinned Branford's Bijaya Jaisi in the 103 lb. weight class in 4:51 at the 2015 SCC wrestling championship meet, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge. Foran placed second with 120 points and Branford placed fifth with 85 points. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register) "
“Foran’s Gino Esposito pinned Branford’s Bijaya Jaisi in the 103 lb. weight class in 4:51 at the 2015 SCC wrestling championship meet, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Amity Regional High School in Woodbridge. Foran placed second with 120 points and Branford placed fifth with 85 points. (Catherine Avalone/New Haven Register)

The Boys’ Wrestling team had a successful meet on Wednesday December 16 against Amity. The Lions defeated the Spartans with a final score of 56-20 to begin their season with an undefeated record. Jubilee Witte, a senior, explained how much hard work the team puts in for the season. “I think we all did pretty well on Wednesday. The new guys had fun. But, we can’t forget about working hard every day for every meet we take on.” There were many accomplished matches against a variety of difficult opponents. Gino Esposito, Ryan Luth, Umer Khan, and Colby Stuart all had pins adding points to the scoreboard for Foran. Luth has had outstanding performances within and outside in the off season as well. Luth went All-State as a freshman and took second place at the NHSCA Nationals his freshman year as well. “My off season training helps me tremendously. Having the opportunity to wrestle with the great partners from other teams and travel for national tournaments for improvement is so fun for me.  I also have a great off season coach, Blair Tugman.” The boys’ next meet will take place at Foran on Tuesday December 22 against Fairfield Prep.