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Wednesday, March 21 Sports

Dragon wrestlers shine at Atlanta tourney

ATLANTA — The Greens Farms Academy wrestling team traveled to the state of Georgia over the New Year’s weekend to take part in the prestigious Prep Slam tournament this weekend.

With some of the top teams from the southeast taking part, it was a great showcase for the five Dragons who participated.

In the 106-pound weight class, freshman Nico Provo went 4-1 and placed third overall, losing just to the tournament champion in the semifinals.

“Nico wrestled very well,” GFA coach Jack Conroy said. “Placing third at a competitive tournament like this bodes very well for him. His performance really highlighted how hard he has been working in the room and we’re very excited to see him wrestle the rest of the season.”

Griff Seyfried (Westport) went 2-2 in the 120-pound division, just missing a shot at the medal around.

CJ Shea (Milford), who wrestled at 106 pounds, and Sam Stuart (Fairfield), who competed at 120, both went 1-2 in their respective weight classes.

At 138 pounds, Nick Attai (Bridgeport) lost his matches, but was competitive against the competition.

“This tournament really highlighted the strides we’ve made in the last year,” Conroy said. “We have handful of guys that are competitive at a national level, which is really raising the bar in the (wrestling) room. We’re very excited to see how the team competes coming out of the holiday break and into the postseason.”

The Dragons will be back in action Saturday at the Nobles School Tournament.