Westerly placed eight wrestlers in the semifinals, setting up itself well for the second day of competition.
At 82 pounds, Dominic Bonanno is 1-0 with a pin and semifinal bound. At 104, Brady Holdredge is 2-0 with pinfall wins of 26 seconds and 20 seconds. Ethan Kadar reached the 112 pound semifinals with a pinfall victory. Jacob Schafer is 2-0 at 140 with pin victories of 34 seconds and 1:30.
Westerly dominated the heavier weights. Keith Roberts is in the 170-pound semifinals, pinning to win in his only match. Shawn Moore registered a 1:13 pin to reach the 185-pound semis. Max Davis pinned his opponent in 19 seconds to make the 200-pound semis. Ryan Rougier won by pin at 43 seconds to advance to the 275-pound semis.
Sam Luzzi went 1-2 at 70 pounds, Nayati Brown is alive in the consolation bracket with a 2-1 record at 96, Raul Santiago went 1-2 at 119, Dominic Johnson went 1-2 at 126, Sam Luzzi went 1-2 at 70 pounds, Ryan O’Donnell is alive in the consolations with a 1-1 mark at 148.
Chariho 4th in states
CUMBERLAND — Chariho Middle stands in fourth place after the first day of the state middle school tourney with 74 points.
Chariho’s Kyle Merritt went 2-0 at 82 pounds to reach the semifinals where he will face Westerly’s Dominic Bonanno. Ethan Blanchard made the 119-pound semifinals after a 2-0 day with two pins.
Ricky Evola is alive in the consolation round with a 2-1 record at 104, and Eddie Fernandez is 2-1 at 133. Joe Stanfield was 1-2 at 96 pounds.