St. John’s Prep junior Ian Butterbrodt has quickly become one of the most decorated wrestlers in program history.
For the second straight year, Butterbrodt followed his Division 1 state wrestling title by winning the All-State Championship. And, for the second year in a row, he was voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.
Butterbrodt, wrestling at 220 pounds, started with three pins to reach the finals, where he won 12-0 in dominant fashion.
He takes a 59-0 record into next week’s New England Tournament.
Junior Michael Dik also wrestled well, placing fifth at 120 pounds to also advance to the New England Tournament.
Danvers Makes History: Danvers sent four wrestlers to the All State tournament and saw both 138-pounder Chris Behen (fourth) and 152-pounder Sam Anderson (fifth) qualify for New England’s. It was the first time in the program’s three year existence someone from the team placed at All States. Michael Neff (113) and Chris Davis (120) also participated in the event for Danvers.
At the New England Championships held at Reggie Lewis Center Saturday, St. John’s Prep junior Joe Luongo continued his incredible run of success by winning the regional title in the 600 with a time of 1:20.59.
Fellow Eagle Evan Dombrowski threw the shot 54-feet-3-inches and finished second.
Beverly’s girls 4x800 relay team of Nicole Demars, Abby Walsh, Caitlin Harty and Julianna Wesley broke their own school record by running 9:28.7, seven second better than the old record. The Panthers finished 6th in the region after coming in ranked eighth. The team will move on to the Nationals in two weeks.
Marblehead sophomore A.J. Ernst ran 4:24 in the mile, finishing 11th. Magician Janaya Randall was ninth in the girls mile (5:14). Peabody’s Drew Fossa fan 9:57 in the 2-mile.
Int he New England Prep School Athletic Conference Class C championships at Cantebury School, Pingree’s girls swimmers were ninth with 146 total points and the boys were 11th with 41. Senior Erin Cunningham was third in both the 50 free and the 100 free, and broke the Highlander school record in the 100 free with a time of 55.85.