2014 Wrestling All-Scholastics

Methuen's Christian Monserrat, top, has been unbeated in Massachusetts for four years.
Mark Lorenz for the Boston Globe
Methuen's Christian Monserrat, top, has been unbeated in Massachusetts for four years.

Athletes of the Year

Christian Monserrat

Division 1: Methuen

Monserrat has been unbeatable in Massachusetts for all of his four years. This winter he went 57-0 at 138 pounds, winning titles at the Division 1, All-State and New England meets. He sports a 212-2 career record. He’ll attend West Virginia.

Brad Drover

Division 2: North Andover

Drover turned in a spotless season, going undefeated while winning the sectional, state, All-State and New England titles while also helping North Andover to the Divsion 2 state team title. A two-time state champion, he ends his career with a 195-17 record.

Eric Reyes

Division 3: Dedham

Only a sophomore, Reyes blitzed the field this year winning the sectional and Division 3 state titles for the second time and then taking the next step and earning top honors at All-States and New Englands in the 145-pound class.


Michael Aquino

Catholic Memorial, junior


Aquino had the perfect season for the Catholic Conference power. Competing at 106 pounds, the junior went 47-0, winning the sectional, state, All-State and New England championships. A two-time sectional champion, the honor roll student sports a 104-23 career record.

Isaiah Bellamy

Lawrence Academy, senior

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At 182 pounds, Bellamy completed his senior season with a 38-2 record, including a fourth-place finish at Nationals. A four-time All-ISL selection, Bellamy won his third Outstanding Wrestler award at the Northern New England Invitational Tournament.

Josh Berland

Beaver Country Day,

Berland capped off his career with a Northern New England championship and EIL championship. He was later named All-New England after finishing fourth in the national qualifier to end his 23-3 senior season. He will wrestle at Trinity College next year.

Ian Butterbrodt

St. John’s Prep, junior

Butterbodt set a state record record with an incredible 63-0 season. On the way he captured the North sectional, state, All-State and New England championships in the 220-pound division. He did not have a single point scored on him until New Englands.

Nick DeRosa

Billerica, senior

An accomplished wrestler, DeRosa wrapped up a remarkable career, winning the state title in the 120-pound division for the third time. An All-State finalist and New England runner-up, he also was varsity soccer captain. He will continue wrestling at Cleveland State.

Nico Dionisotti

Lincoln-Sudbury, senior


A talented senior, Dionisotti took the Division 1 North sectional title and followed it up with an All-State crown at 182 pounds. He was the runner up in Division 1 and at New Englands. He competes on the club level with the Doughboys.

Anfernee Green

Lawrence, senior

Green turned in a 47-7 season, earning the Division 1 North sectional and state titles at 132 pounds. A captain and four-year wrestler, he finished third at All-States and fifth at New Englands. He hopes to continue wrestling in college.

Thomas Grifa

Silver Lake, senior

Griffa earned the Division 2 state title and finished second at All-States in the 145-pound class, sporting a season record of 51-4 that included 16 pins. A honor student and Patriot League All-Star in golf and tennis, he will attend Johns Hopkins.

Mark Gutierrez

Catholic Memorial, senior

Gutierrez won the Division 2 state title and was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. Also a two-time sectional winner, he was runner-up at the All-State meet, finishing the year at 42-2 with more than 100 career wins. He will attend Muhlenberg College.

Mac Hamilton

Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

Hamilton had an impressive winner competing at 113 pounds, capturing the Division 1 sectional title, All-State title and then the New England championship, which was a first by an L-S wrestler. An honor student, he will attend Trinity in the fall.

Fritz Hoehn

North Andover, junior


Another of North Andover’s outstanding wrestlers, Hoehn went 51-6 at 160 pounds and helped the Knights capture the Division 2 team title. Hoehn won his third sectional title and second Division 2 state title. For his career, he finished with a 142-16 overall record.

Cameron Kelly

Franklin, senior

Kelly was terrific this year in helping Franklin to the Division 1 state team title. He was the Division 1 state champ at 113-pound pounds and finished second at both All-States and New Englands. A two-time All American, he finished with a 151-23 career record.

Zane Melillo

North Andover, senior

Melillo earned his second straight Division 2 state title this season, competing at 132 pounds. He went on to earn top honors at All-States as well. His efforts helped North Andover win the Division 2 team title and his career mark is 127-19.

Quinn Merrigan


Merrigan had the tall task of competing in a tough weight class. But he went 38-4 and won the Division 3 state title in the 138-pound division, and took home second at both All-States and New Englands this season. He’ll attend Gettysburg College.

Jonathan Ryan

Dracut, junior

A repeat All-Scholastic, Ryan went 51-3 this winter with 34 pins. He avenged his loss in the Division 2 state final by winning the All-State crown at 126 pounds. The four-time sectional champion and team captain finished his career with a 167-24 record.

Chris Sullivan

Canton, senior

Sullivan has dominated the Hockomock League in his career, winning his weight class all four years. This year he was Division 3 sectional and state champion at 152 pounds. A two-time state champion, he ends his career with a 153-16 record.

Griffin Tighe

Franklin, senior

Tighe turned in a solid season, going 45-5 and capturing both the Division 1 state title and the All-State title at 195 pounds. His efforts helped Franklin win the Division 1 Dual meet crown as well. He is also a Hockomock All-Star in football.

Coaches of the Year

Carmine Colace

Division 2: Franklin

In a career that includes more than 500 wins, Colace ended his 32nd season with a Division 1 Dual meet title as well as sectional and Hockomock titles. A 1980 Franklin graduate, he is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Alex Strum

Division 2: Catholic Memorial

In just his second season, Strum led CM to a 28-1 record including a Catholic Conference title, was third at Division 2 states and added a second-place finish at All-States. A Holliston and Hofstra graduate, he also coaches middle school football.

Craig Stone

Division 3: Lynnfield

Stone led the Lynnfield/North Reading co-op team to a 25-1 record, winning the Cape Ann League, the Division 3 North title and three tournament championships. In 39 years at the helm he sports a 477-297 career record. He also coaches girls’ tennis in the spring.


Atlantic Coast — Plymouth South: Shaun Duncombe, Anthony Schena. Sandwich: Greg Zaw.

Bay State — Braintree: Thomas O’Connell. Brookline: Andres Crespo, Ricardo Magny, Stephano Magny, Yuval Shatil. Dedham: Declan Heaslip, Eric Reyes. Framingham: Ryan Gaudet, Andres Mendos, Jake O’Brien, Adam Raissipour. Milton: Jonathan Carrera, Mark Chandler, Zack Mazzarella. Natick: Hussein Kannan, Mike Langan, Justin Montgomery, Kevin Thomas. Needham: Will Burke, Zach Goldman. Newton North: Scott MacDonald. Walpole: Armen Andonian, Noah Kung, Kyle Robbins, Trevor Wassel. Wellesley: Thomas Nocka.

Big Three — Brockton: Aaric Rivera, Devin Winn. Durfee: Joseph Grinvalsky, Austin Jones, Mitch Raposo, Blacker Romero, Andre Torres. New Bedford: Cody Costa, Sam De Jesus, Larry Greenwood, Tyler Jacobs, Edgardo Llanos, Guillermo Novoa, David Watts, Ta’Shawn Williams.

Boston City — Quincy Upper: Corey Crowley, Jake Crowley, Troy Williams.

Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Tom Arseneault, Eric Kerr, Scott McGrath, Joe Morse, Brandon Troisi, Joey Wise. Masconomet: Paul Arseneault, Ty Cameron, Kevin Gregorio, Chase Jeffreys, Johnny Walker. Pentucket: Noah Malhi, Josh Wesolowski. Triton: Luke Boyle, Mark Boyle, Cody Nixon.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Jeff Calci, Jack Ditomassi, Mitch LaFerriere, Steven McDermott, Jack O’Brien, Ben Smith. Catholic Memorial: Michael Aquino, Brian Ferrara, Mark Gutierrez, Peter Gutierrez, Pat Ferzoco, Josh Bechen. Malden Catholic: Jackson Leete, Dan Marino, Eoghan Myers, Corey Sanville, Bryan Smith. St. John’s Prep: Jack Anderson, Ian Butterbrodt, Jay Carnevale, Fred Colberg, Hunter Costa, Jared Costa, Michael Dik, Ben DiNatale, Ben Kincaid, Malcolm Mitchell, Solomon White. Xaverian: Henry Oberlander, Patrick Quinn.

Commonwealth — Greater Lowell: Anthony Blatus, Bob Paquette, Xavier Rivera. Shawsheen: Jake Ferri, Jon Fitzpatrick, Nick Hoar, Josh Merrifield, Tyler Peters, Ryan Powderly, Bryce Spinosa, Tyler Tedford, Tim Ward, Zack Zahiri. Whittier: Xavier Boisvert, Jaylin Deveau, Jeremy Martinez, Dave Sachs, Tyler Tannian.

Dual County — Lincoln-Sudbury: Nico Dionisotti, Mac Hamilton.

EIL — Beaver Country Day: Josh Berland. Concord Academy: Zach Bloom, Pasha Sonkin. Landmark: Jason Calandra, Michael Fleming, David Giovannacci, Troy Lodice, Harry Zakarian. Lexington Christian: Xergio Aguilar, Kevin Lee, Peter Wheatley.

Greater Boston — Cambridge: Carlos Aquino, Bryan Duoyon, Toru Goto, Marcus McGuffie, Daniel Roth. Everett: Jefferson Palencia, Darrius Patterson, Matt Sullivan, Tuan Vo. Malden: Nidal Hishmeh, Johnny Pierre Rene.

Hockomock — Canton: Rob Dicalogero, Quinn Merrigan, Chris Sullivan. Foxborough: Brian Kelly, Matt Kelly. Franklin: Mike Capolla, Ryan Creavin, Cameron Kelly, Dan Pisani, Griffin Tighe, Ben Zogby. Milford: Grady Diantonio, Diego Pinto. North Attleborough: Chris Hunter, Daniel Kummer, Evan Packert, Austin Renzi. Oliver Ames: Joshua Briggs. Sharon: Adrian Lingo. Stoughton: Frank Girolamo, Brandon Layton, Brett Layton, Rob Mone.

ISL — Belmont Hill: Pete Curtin, Mihir Gulati, Ryan Kelley, Jared Linsky. Brooks: Andrew Bolte, Tommy Connelly, David Crosby, Geoff Fulgione, Nate Gibeley, Andrew Konovalchik, Nick Konovalchik. Lawrence Academy: Isaiah Bellamy, Andrew Crane, Julian Travis. Milton Academy: Kevin Lee. Roxbury Latin: Harry Doernberg, Zach Lehan, Brent Samuels. St. Mark’s: Kemar Darlington. St. Paul’s: Quinn Abrams, Peter Curtin, Drew Saccone. St. Sebastian’s: Aturo Atkins, Andrew Fai, Tyson Reed, James Sylvia. Thayer: Matt Campos, John Keally.

Mayshore — Bristol-Plymouth: Justin Kelleher, Joe Pupek, Bryan Williams, Scott Zimmerman. Carver: John Beirlair, Aidan McGrath, Skyler McSweeney. Cohasset: Matt Froio, Nick Hall, Harry Helbock, Hayes Keniley, Steven Maher, Sean Mavilia, John Nolan, Chandler Skolnick, Cole Sullivan. Norwell: Jason Brake, Tommy Hynes, Aiden Moore, Kevin Nosiglia, Kyle Pacella. South Shore Voc-Tech: Ben Joyce. Southeastern: Francky Carmant, Tim Drago, Rodney Dukes, Justin Meeks, Dylan Merola, Zach Mitchell, Andrew Sullivan, Ryan Tibbetts. Tri-County: Thomas Carlucci, Nick DePedro, Ritchie Elgar, Sean Haughey, Matt Hobosn, Jerry Morel.

Merrimack Valley — Billerica: Chris Derosa, Nick DeRosa, Dillon Higgins. Central Catholic: Brandon Desfosses, Tom Pagliarulo. Chelmsford: Jake Ahern, Conner Clasen, James Clasen, Davey Goodall, Griffin Murray. Dracut: Ryan Prestin, Jonathan Ryan. Haverhill: Sammy Al-Zaib, Orlando Rojas. Lawrence: Anfernee Green, Alex Lopez. Lowell: Sean Keough. Methuen: Christian Monserrat, Billy Wehring. North Andover: Brad Drover, Fritz Hoehn, Zane Melillo, Jack Perry, Peter Taylor, Dan Villalba. Tewksbury: Broc Dokos.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Melrose: Ryan Stanton. Wakefield: Alex Kane, Ben Spicer, Dan Wensley.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Andrew Ellis. Lexington: Bradley Sowsy. Reading: Nick Makrys, Nathan Perry, Alex Webb. Winchester: TJ Boudreau, Jordan Darby, Joe Fallon, Garrett Ludwig, Doug MacDonald, Drew Piispanen. Woburn: Mike Bentley, Imran Gholizabadeh.

Northeastern — Beverly: Ahmad Alshrafi, Mike Cirelli, Joey Kozlowski, Nick Shairs, Tom Wilbur. Danvers: Sam Anderson, Chris Behen, Chris Davis, Quintin Holland, Michael Neff, Dan Papagelis, Kyle Warren. Georgetown: Matt Carey, Derek Chamberlain, Constantine Galanis. Marblehead: Ali Atallah, Stephen Hopkins. Peabody: Jeremiah Manfra, Joe Molica, Brandon Rapoza.

Patriot — Duxbury: Kyle Auer, Matt Boyle, Jim Chappuis, Carter Lewis. Hingham: Justin Biasetti, Jake Foss, John Kay, Sam Lincoln, Joe Lindsay, Joey Ryan, Wess Ward. Middleborough: Jeremy Hernandez. Pembroke: Anthony Amatucci, Brendan Benoit, Ian Horkan, John McBurnie, Stephen Vercollone. Quincy: Kenny Garcia-Rosario, Peter Orseno. Rockland: Bobby Gasdia, Dennis McPeck. Scituate: Sean Hannon, Liam Healey, Rob McDonald, Ellis Rose. Silver Lake: Thomas Griffa, Dave Pettengil. Whitman-Hanson: Zach Perkins, Kyle Tamulevich.

Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Kevin Clinton. Holliston: Austin Barrett, Paul Jameson, Jordan Paecht. Hopkinton: Wyatt Beach, Lukas Kaminski, Conrad Lavoie. Norton: Elliot Johnson, Aidan Kahn, Myles McAlpine, J.T. Taylor, Mike Travers.