The Stratford High wrestling team shows off its third-place trophy from Saturday's Milford Duals. (Contributed photo)

WRESTLING: Stratford places third at Milford Duals

MILFORD—The Stratford High wrestling team placed third at the Milford Duals over the weekend, posting a 3-2 mark on the day.

The Red Devils posted wins over Wilbur Cross-Hillhouse (36-30), Harding (48-29) and Bunnell (40-39) while falling to Notre Dame-West Haven (52-22) and Jonathan Law (39-36).

Against Bunnell, the match was tied 39-39 sending the result to the tie-breaking criteria, giving the Red Devils the extra point and the win.

In that match over the Bulldogs, Michael Koda had a pin at 132 pounds; Jake Kyszwanos won with a pin at 182 pounds; and Gavin Hamilton, at 120 pounds, won a 22-20 shoot-out over Tyler Swist to highlight the victory.

In the win over Harding, Tajhir Ricks Burgos’ win at 220 pounds was the highlight as Sean Meisel’s come-from-behind pin win over Cross/Hillhouse highlighted the first match.

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