Wrestling: Rende wins Guilford tourney; Zeyher also a finalist

Nick Rende was the champion in the 113-pound bracket to lead the Wilton High wrestling team at Saturday’s Guilford Invitational, at Guilford High School.

Rende, a sophomore, defeated Bo Nguyen of Ledyard by major decision in the championship match, 12-0.

Also making it to the championship match in his weight bracket was sophomore Zach Zeyher, who lost to Matt Obrien from Ward Melville, N.Y., in the 160-pound finals in a tough 3-1 decision.

Two other Warriors placed. Finn McGovern was sixth at 106 pounds, falling to Nick Accousti of Newtown in the fifth-place match, 5-2; and Jared Gladstein was sixth at 182 pounds, losing a 9-7 decision to Matt Cuoco of Fairfield Warde in the fifth-place match.

Wilton finished seventh out of nine teams at the tournament, which was won by Ward Melville from Long Island.