BRISTOL — Bristol Central wrestler Chris Trelli was disappointed following his fifth place finish at the State Open.
He took his frustration out at the New England championship, finishing in third place and completing a stellar career for the Rams as the program’s all-time leader in wins with 149.
“Chris is resilient,” Bristol Central head coach Matt Boissonneault said. “Last week didn’t turn the way that he had hoped but he re-focused, had a solid week of training and came into this tournament ready to wrestle. To finish the way he did - to almost beat a kid in the semi-finals who had beaten him the last 3 times, then to come back and avenge a loss from last week with an end of the match takedown is a testament to his character.”
Trelli won five matches, two by technical fall, two by major decision and one by decision.
In the match for third place he won on an edge of the mat takedown with just two seconds remaining, avenging a loss from last week’s State Open against Chase Parrot from Westhill, who beat Trelli in the semifinals of the open.
Trelli’s only loss at New Englands was to Danbury’s Ryan Jack, who eventually went on to be the champion of the 120-pound weight class