Sudbury Youth Wrestling: News

Sunday, January 18
FOSW Dinner and Fundraiser
Thanks to everyone who made the First Annual Friends of Sudbury Wrestling Dinner/Reunion/Auction such a huge success.  Over 80 parents, alumni, coaches and friends gathered at Stow Acres Friday night raising a huge amount of money that will help fund the new FOSW scholarship to be presented this spring to a graduating L-S student, help defray travel costs, pay for both youth and high school tournaments, purchase new equipment, and much, much more.

For those that were able to attend, I hope you enjoyed yourself, will tell your friends about it and try to make it a yearly can't-miss event.  For those that couldn't attend, but still sent in aucton items or cash donations, our heart-felt thanks for your support.

To all the Alumni who came back: we don't have the tradition of Lowell, Chelmsford or Wayland, but we're getting there.  Spread the word, we want you back next year and cheering on the team whenever you are able.  Please take the time to fill out the survey below to help make next year's event even better.

Friday, March 27
2008-09 Season Wrap Up

Congratulations to all the wrestlers who participated in this past season and we look forward to seeing you all back on the mats. 

Awards Presented for the Season:

Warrior Award: Joe Rottman & Jake Galligani
110% Award: Josh Reinstein
Leadership Award: Dario Morando
Rookie of the Year:  Ian Herel, Pipo Fitzsimmons & Jack O'Mahony
Most Improved: Ben Iuliano & Andrew Capistran
Match of the Year:  Jake Kennedy & Joe Rottman
Most Career Wins: Zach Bloom

Special recognition was given to Jake Kennedy for winning the NE Youth Championship at 130 pounds, Zach Bloom for setting a new SYW career win total and the team for our First Place finish at the Big East Silver Tournament.

Friday, December 5
Grade 5-8 Parents Meeting - Review

Thank you to everyone that was able to take time out of you busy schedules to attend the Grade 5-8 Parent's Meeting.  Here were the key points discussed:

  • MVC Dual Meet League - anyone interested in participating must let the coaches know ASAP.  The schedule has been posted under the Dual Meet and Tournaments Tab.  The first match is scheduled for Friday December 19 in North Andover.  As soon as the league weight classes are determined, all parents will be notified.
  • January 9th Dinner/Auction Fundraiser - We need help!  Please plan to come to Stow Acres for what should be a fun night, but we desparately need additional raffle and auction items!!!
  • Hygiene - Make sure your wrestlers showere immediately after returning home from practice or tournaments.  Keep all equipment clean and fingernails short.

Monday, March 17
Grade 1-4 Wrap-up Party - March 26th
All Grade 1-4 wrestlers and parents please set aside March 26th.  We will be having our annual wrap-up and awards party from 6-7 PM at the Papa Gino's in Sudbury.

Sunday, February 24
Mass State Championship Results

Congratulations to Ben Defronzo for qualifying for the upcoming New England Youth Championships.  Ben battled to second place finish in the 77 pound weight class.  Zach Bloom just missed a spot as well, dropping a heart breaking 2-0 loss in the consi-finals to finish 4th in the 32-man bracket.  Also wrestling extremely well, but finishing out of contention were Nolan Flagg and Joe Rottman.

Wednesday, January 30
Big East Finals - Tournament Results

Congratulations to all the wrestlers who participated in the Big East Finals at Tyngsborough and Melrose on February 9th and 10th.  We had a record turnout with 28 wrestlers participating in the Melrose tournament and our best team results in the 7 year history of the Club. 

Great job to everyone who participated.

  Gold Tournament        Silver Tournament       Bronze Tournament  
1st   North Andover 27.3       1st   Plymouth South    62        1st   Carver  40 
2nd  Methuen 26   2nd   Sudbury 38   2nd   Sudbury  37.3
3rd  Sudbury 18   3rd  Westford 35.3   3rd  North Andover  35.3
   Springfield 5A 18                 

Thursday, February 7
Sudbury Wrestlers Take Second at Big East Regionals
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The Sudbury Youth Wrestling team participated in the annual Big East Regionals Sunday at Nashoba Regional HS.  Twenty teams and over 400 wrestlers attended the tournament that saw Sudbury outscore all but the team to finish in second place.  Wrestlers are assigned to separate divisions based on experience and ability (Novice Select and Elite) and then further divided by weight and age


The second place finish was a complete team effort with 28 Sudbury wrestlers contributing to the final result.  The team was lead by exceptional performances from first-year wrestlers Forrest Sisk and Chris Giorgio, who in spite of their limited experience, each won 3 of 4 matches to finish first and second in their highly competitive Select group brackets.  Team captain Ricky Antonellis took third place in the ultra-competitive Elite group,  barely missing out on a third win when a last second takedown was ruled to have taken place after time had expired.  Younger brother Timmy Antonellis showed he would be a wrestler to contend with in the upcoming years with two wins and a third place finish, wrestling in only his second tournament.


There were a number of outstanding performances submitted by Sudbury fifth graders including Ryan Berardino (3 wins), Cameron Hyde (3 wins), Russell Feye (2 wins) and Brian Bakerman (2 wins).  Feye’s third match of the day went back and forth before he lost a heartbreaker in overtime.  The sixth grade contingent was paced by Alec Melamut who rolled through his novice bracket with four dominating wins and Brian Lewis who chipped in with 2 victories.


Also contributing valuable team points were Chris Broecker, Ben Defronzo, Jake Galligani, Joe Rottman, Dan Murphy and Nolan Flagg.


The team will be traveling to Melrose HS this Sunday for the Big East Finals where the best wrestlers from around the state will converge to compete.

Sunday, February 11
Schedule: Week of Feb. 12-18

Tuesday 2/13

Practice: Grades 5-8

 6:00 PM 

L-S Wrestling Room

Thursday 2/15

Practice: Grades 5-8

6:00 PM

L-S Wrestling Room

Friday, August 29
Corporate Sponsorship
Help support Sudbury Youth Wrestling by becoming a corporate sponsor. Your tax-free contribution will help pay the rising cost of gym rentals at LSRHS, allow the purchase of new equipment for the program and offset tournament costs. Sponsor forms are available under the "Documents" tab.

Friday, December 23
Sudbury-Natick YW Dual Meet Results (December '05)

By my unofficial (and very unofficial since I was running around ...

Monday, January 17
Burlington Tournament Results (January '05)
Over 400 wrestlers descended on Burlington High School Sunday to compete in the Burlington Invitational Youth Wrestling ...

Monday, January 12
Warrior Wrestlers Take 6 Golds in Chelmsford (January '04)
Seventeen members of the Sudbury Youth Wrestling team traveled to Chelmsford Sunday to participate in the Chelmsford ...

Wednesday, February 19
Warriors Take 3 Golds at Lowell (February '04)
Twelve wrestlers made the trip up to Lowell High School Saturday morning for the Copper/Bronze Tournament. The ...

Tuesday, February 18
Orlando & Pennington Shine at Gold/Silver Tournament (February '03)
Sunday saw over 300 of the best wrestlers from New Hampshire and Massachusetts descend upon Lowell HS, in search ...

Tuesday, February 18
Warriors Take Fifth In Wayland (February '03)
On February 8th, the Warriors traveled to Wayland to compete in the Elite/Select Tournament against 25 other Eastern ...

Tuesday, February 4
Warriors Capture Second at Regionals (February '03)
In only its second year, the Sudbury Youth Wrestling team marched into Natick High School last Saturday capturing ...

Wednesday, January 8
Hudson Tournament Yields Great Results (January '03)
The Warrior Youth Wrestlers opened the 2003 season in style with an impressive debut in Hudson last Saturday. Leading ...

Tuesday, January 14
Warriors Shine in Chelmsford (January '03)
Eleven members of the Sudbury Youth Wrestling squad traveled to Chelmsford last Sunday to participate in the Chelmsford ...