Belmont Hill wrestling concluded yet another historic season with a best-ever 11th-place finish in the National Prep Tournament in Maryland this past weekend. Ten Belmont Hill wrestlers qualified for the tournament: Isaac Novod, Scotty Moreau, Andrew Pimental, Jack Dragoumanos, Cord Vallis, Freddy Pimental, Turner Rayment, Alex Gavronsky, Haden Bottoglieri and Josh Houston-Davis. The boys placed 11th out of 128 schools. Alex Gavronsky (5th) and Haden Bottiglieri (7th) are both All Americans. Alex was also awarded the individual honor of "Most Pins in the Least Time" of all the wrestlers in the entire tournament.
The prior week, the team finished with a strong third-place finish in the New England Championships. Thirteen Belmont Hill wrestlers placed in the top six. Scotty Moreau and Alex Gavronsky were champions. Isaac Novod, Jack Dragoumanos, Cord Vallis, Freddy Pimental and Turner Rayment all placed second. Aaron Stanger, Andrew Pimental and Haden Bottiglieri placed 3rd. Will Stewart took 4th, Josh Houston-Davis 5th and Bennett Carroll 6th. Coach Todd Davis was recognized by the NE Coaching Association as the "Assistant Coach of the Year."
The week before that, the team dominated the Graves Kelsey (ISL) Tournament hosted by BB&N. All 14 Belmont Hill wrestlers advanced to the finals and 12 finished as champions. Cord Vallis was recognized with the “Most & Least” trophy for pinning all of his opponents in the least time of anyone competing - (3 mins/57 secs). Freddy Pimental was voted by the ISL coaches to receive the “Globe All-Scholastic Award,” which is given in the ISL (and other leagues) to the finest athlete and representative of their sport. It was the team’s 18th Graves Kelsey win.