Two wrestlers receive scholarships from state chapter of HOF
The Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame recently awarded $500 scholarships to two deserving athletes. Danbury’s Kevin Jack received the Career Achievement scholarship while Bacon Academy’s Howard Kilpatrick was honored with the Scholar Athlete scholarship.
Jack is one of just 12 wrestlers in Connecticut history to have won three State Open championships. He went 52-2 as a senior this year and won his second straight New England championship, where he was named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament. Jack will attend North Carolina State in the fall.
Kilpatrick went 87-5 over the past two seasons and won consecutive Class M and State Open championships. A member of the National Honor Society, Kilpatrick earned a 3.87 GPA and was a two-time NSCHA Academic All-America selection. He will be studying at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Hall's Cole Souza wins Kolinsky scholarship
WEST HARTFORD -- Hall High’s Cole Souza, who won the Class L championship at 220 pounds with a last-second takedown in February, was selected as the 2014 winner of the Bo Kolinsky Team Player Scholarship from the Hartford Courant. Souza, who was captain of wrestling, football and lacrosse teams at Hall, received $1,000. He will attend St. Joseph’s University. Kolinsky was the high school sports editor at the Courant before passing away in 2003.
Goodwin stepping down at Simsbury
SIMSBURY, May 30 -- Simsbury High’s wresting program is looking for a new head coach. Ernie Goodwin, a physical education and health teacher at the high school, has stepped down after eight seasons. Goodwin has accepted the position of athletic director in the Amity Regional school district beginning on July 1.
The school is looking for applicants. Former Berlin High standout Ken Pera is not a candidate because he is an administrator at the school. Click on the following link for more on Goodwin's career and the job opening.
Jack selected to receive Dave Schultz Excellence award
DANBURY, May 7 -- Danbury senior Kevin Jack (126), a two-time New England champion and a three-time National High School Coaches Association All-American, was selected as the Connecticut winner of the Dave Schultz Excellence award, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame announced. The award recognizes excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship and community service.
Jack (52-2) won his second straight New England title and was named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament. He finished third at the NHSCA Senior Nationals, advancing as far as the semifinals. He also won his third straight State Open championship. Jack will attend North Carolina State in the fall.
Norman medals again at Ohio TOC
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 26 -- After missing the entire wrestling season with Tifflin (Ohio) University with a back injury sustained last October, former Bacon Academy wrestler Aren Norman is back on the mat. Norman finished third in the Open Division for the second time in three years at the recent Ohio Tournament of Champions. He opened the tournament at 285 pounds with a 2-0 OT loss to Kentucky’s Mike Clark but rallied to win four straight bouts. He beat Michigan’s Chris Alayan, 6-0, Devoun Fletcher, 3-1 and Clark, 8-2. In the consolation final, Norman beat Ohio’s Josh Leniz, 4-2 to finish third. Norman was third at 220 a year ago and was first at 220 in 2012.
Editor to receive Art McGinley Award at Gold Key banquet
Gerry deSimas, Jr., the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online, has been selected as the 2014 winner of the Art McGinley Award from the Connecticut Sports Writers Alliance. The award recognizes notable contributions to the Alliance and journalism in the state of Connecticut. DeSimas will be recognized at the Alliance’s 73rd annual Gold Key dinner on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington. … Ledyard’s Devon MarcAurele was named at the New London Day’s wrestler of the year. MarcAurele (45-2) won his second Class M title in three years and was a State Open finalist. He was 95-11 in his career. … Bacon Academy’s Howard Kilpatrick, the outstanding wrestler at the State Open, was selected as wrestler of the year by the Norwich Bulletin. … Windham High coach Pat Risley was the Bulletin’s wrestling coach of the year. … Seven Bristol Eastern wrestlers were named to the Bristol Press’ All-Bristol wrestling team while Terryville had five wrestlers on the team.
Garcia finishes 2nd; Eight wrestlers earn All-American status
VIRGINA BEACH, March 30 -- Danbury junior Juan Garcia fell one point shy of a national championship Sunday night. Ohio’s Ben Schram beat Garcia, 3-2, in the finals at 170 pounds in the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) Junior National tournament. Garcia had won five consecutive matches and was looking to become the second wrestler in state history to win a NHSCA national championship.
Seven other Connecticut wrestlers earned All-American status. Danbury’s Kevin Jack (126) took third in the Senior National tournament while New Milford’s Kyle Lindner (113) was fifth in the Junior National tournament.
In the Sophomore Nationals, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech’s Matthew Dowler (106) and New Milford’s Brett Leonard (145) each took eighth. East Granby’s William Versallis, who wrestles at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania, took sixth at 132 pounds. In the Freshman National tournament, Newtown’s Anthony Falbo (152) was fourth along with New Fairfield native Anthony Shay (120).
In the middle school division, Danbury's Jakob Camacho (90 pounds) finished first. Our story has additional details on Connecticut wrestlers in all four tournaments.
Eighty CT wrestlers signed up for H.S. national tournament
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 27 -- More than 3,300 wrestlers from 47 states are in Virginia Beach this weekend for the National High School Coaches Association’s national high school wrestling tournaments. Eighty wrestlers from Connecticut have signed up for the high school divisions (senior, junior, sophomore, freshmen). There is also a middle school division. Danbury's Kevin Jack, a two-time NHSCA All-American, is competing at 126 pounds.The Senior Nationals are celebrating their 25th anniversary and have 618 wrestlers in the tournament with 373 state champions. The junior tournament is the largest with 983 wrestlers entered. Thirty-six mats will be used for the tournament, which will be carried live on FloWrestling.com. Wrestling begins Friday and runs through Sunday. ... Five Connecticut wrestlers have made the finals of a NHSCA national tournament. The only winner was Ledyard's T.J. Hepburn (135) in 2006 at the Junior Nationals.
Division III wrestling
NEWA hands out post-season awards
Two wrestlers from Williams College were named as the Wrestler of the Year and Rookie of the Year by the New England Wrestling Association in their year-end balloting by the league coaches. Sophomore Jorge Lopez, who finished third in the nation at the NCAA DIvision III national championships at 157, was named wrestler of the year while freshman Chris Chorzepa (184) of Newington was named rookie of the year. Johnson and Wales swept the coach of the year and assistant coach of the year awards while Johnson and Wales' Colin Lenhardt was named Scholar Athlete of the Year and won the award for most pins. The league also released its All-NEWA teams for the 2013-14 campaign.
Friday, March 21
PSU's McIntosh eliminates Perry
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, March 21 – A successful collegiate wrestling career came to an end Friday night for former Middletown High wrestler Richard Perry of Bloomsburg University at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships.
Sophomore Morgan McIntosh of Penn State, the No 3 seed at 197 pounds, outlasted Perry in a third round consolation bout, 6-4 to end Perry’s season. Both wrestlers suffered one-point losses in the second round on Thursday night.
McIntosh led 3-2 after one period with a takedown and an escape. Perry had a reversal. Perry (33-3) tied the bout at 3-3 with a second period escape but McIntosh took a 5-3 lead with a takedown with 31 seconds left in the second period. A Perry escape in the final seconds cut the lead to one, 5-4. In the third period, McIntosh escaped with 1:54 left and held Perry at bay for the remainder of the bout.
Perry and Malone were the only two Connecticut-born wrestlers in the tournament.
Saturday, March 15
Chorzepa takes 3rd at Div. 3 nationals
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, March 15 – Williams College’s Chris Chorzepa, a freshman from Newington, earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III national championships by finishing third at 194 pounds on Saturday. Coast Guard’s Nate Giorgio (133) also earned All-American status by finishing eighth.
Chorzepa (21-5) rallied from a four-point deficit with under a minute left in the third period to beat No. 8 seed Josh Thomson of Messiah College (PA) in the consolation final, 11-10.
Chorzepa advanced to Saturday’s semifinals with a pair of victories Friday. He beat No. 4 David Welch of Roger Williams (RI), 10-3, and No. 5 Jeff Hulm of Olivet College (MI), 9-4. “Chris wrestled out of his shoes,” Williams coach Scott Honecker said. In the semifinals, top-seeded Riley Lefever of Wasbash College (IN) beat Chorzepa, 9-2. But Chorzepa quickly rallied with an 11-0 decision over Ryan Sheldon of Coe College (Iowa) in the consolation semifinals.
Giorgio, a junior, earned All-American honors for the third straight year. At the NCAA Division II tournament in Cleveland, senior Brock Coutu of Nebraska-Kearney (141) went 1-2 in the tournament, winning his first consolation round match.
Saturday March 8
Jack wins 2nd New England title; Thomas brings home a title
PROVIDENCE, March 8 – Danbury’s Kevin Jack won his second straight New England championship with a dominating win over Trumbull’s Cross Cannone at 126 pounds while Suffield/Windsor Locks/East Granby’s Khamri Thomas won his first New England title at 182 pounds Saturday. Danbury finished second with a state-record 108 points to Mt. Anthony, Vt., who won for the second straight year. Jack was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler.
Danbury’s Paulo Freitas (106) and Juan Garcia (170) finished second along with Fairfield Warde’s Ahmed Houranin (285). New Milford’s Kyle Linder (113), Bacon Academy’s Howard Kilpatrick (145) and Newtown freshman Anthony Falbo (152) each finished third.
Friday, March 7
22 state wrestlers into New England quarterfinals
PROVIDENCE, March 7 – Twenty-two Connecticut wrestlers are still alive in the championship bracket of the 50th annual New England wrestling tournament at the Providence Career and Technical Center. After two rounds of wrestling on Friday, Danbury is second with 25 points behind defending New England champion Mt. Anthony, Vt., with 38 points. Marshwood, MA has 22 and Timberlane, NH has 21.5. Wrestling begins this morning at 10 a.m. with the semifinals at 1 p.m. Finals are set for 6:30 p.m. If you can’t get to the gym, you can follow the tournament at TrackWrestling.com.
The 22 state wrestlers in the championship bracket: Paulo Freitas (106), Danbury; Jeremy Fields (113), Danbury; Kyle Linder (113), New Milford; Kevin Jack (126), Danbury; Cross Cannone (126), Trumbull; Daniel Ebert (126), Fairfield Warde; Kieran Duggan (132), Nonnewaug; Emmett LiCastri (132), Immaculate/JB; David Colvin (138), OSW; Will Chowanec (138), Xavier; Favion Williams (145), Hartford; Howard Kilpatrick (145), Bacon Academy; Anthony Falbo (152), Newtown; Max Odell (152), South Windsor; Devon MarcAurele (170), Ledyard; Juan Garcia (170), Danbury; Khamri Thomas (182), Suffield/Windsor Locks/EG; Zach Maxwell (195), Southington; Andrew Marino (220), Trumbull; Andrew Cavanna (220), Glastonbury; Nicholas Crowe (285), Fairfield Prep; Ahmed Hourani (285), Fairfield Warde
Monserrat wins fourth straight Bay State title
Methuen’s Christian Monserrat (138) became just the second Massachusetts wrestler to win four straight state titles as the Massachusetts’ All-State tournament Saturday. Springfield Central won the first team title. … Mt. Anthony set a tournament record and qualified 13 wrestlers for the New England tournament by winning the Vermont state title for a record 26th straight year. … Timberlane won its 11th straight Meet of Champions in New Hampshire. … Maine held its first state championship tournament and 25 of its 42 entrants are from Class A schools. Click on the link below for more results from other New England state tournaments.
Danbury voted as the state's No. 1 team
Danbury was voted as the No. 1 team in the state in the final high school coaches top 10 poll released Monday by the Norwich Bulletin. Danbury, which won the State Open Saturday, received 10 first place votes. Newtown, which won the Class LL title, received three first place votes and finished third. New Milford, the Class L champion and second place team at the State Open was ranked second. Class S champion Windham was ranked ninth with Class M champion Ledyard at No. 10.
Register online by March 9 to attend 2014 All-State banquet
The annual Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s annual All-State wrestling banquet will be held Sunday, March 23, beginning at noon at the AquaTurf restaurant in Southington. All Class LL, L, M and S state champions in their respective weight classes will be honored along with State Open champions and Academic All-State athletes. If you are planning to attend, please register online by Sunday, March 9. State Open and Class LL, L, M and S champions are free. Tickets are $41 each.
Saturday, March 1
Danbury wins another State Open title
With four individual champions and five medalists, Danbury became the first team in state history to win a State Open championship without winning a Class LL, L, M or S state championship a week earlier, pulling away from New Milford, 141-114½. Danbury’s Kevin Jack became just the 12th wrestler in state history to win three State Open titles.
Saturday, February 22
Newtown wins first state title; Ledyard, New Milford, Windham defend championships
With two individual champions, Newtown beat Xavier by six points to win its first state championship, 213-207 in Class LL. Danbury finished third with 200½ points. … New Milford won its third Class L championship in four years with a solid 215½ to 188 win over Fairfield Warde. The Green Wave had one individual champion and four finalists. … In Class M, Ledyard won for the third straight year with a 25-point win over ECC rival Waterford. The Colonials had two individual champions. … In Class S, Windham High won two matches in the finals to beat Terryville by 10 points. … The top six finishers in each weight class qualify for the upcoming State Open championship in New Haven.
Friday, February 21
Tight races in Class LL and L; ECC teams lead in Class M and S
Day 1 of the CIAC state championship wrestling tournaments is complete with tight competition in all four classes. In Class LL, Newtown holds a three-point lead over Xavier and Simsbury with Danbury in fourth place 17 points off the pace. Newtown has never won a state title. … In Class L, Bristol Eastern holds a half point lead over New Milford with Fairfield Warde, Farmington and Hand close by. New Milford has won two of the last three Class L titles. Eastern last won in 1996. … In Class M, two-time defending champion Ledyard has a 14-point lead over ECC rival Waterford. … In Class S, Windham, looking to win a second straight Class S title, has a two-point lead over ECC rival Montville. Derby is a close third.
2014 State Open
At New Haven
Team results -- 1. Danbury 141; 2. New Milford 114.5; 3. Fairfield Warde 92; 4. Xavier 89; 5. Trumbull 88; 6. Southington 85; 7. Simsbury 80; 8. Windham 72; 9. Newtown 71.5; 10. Montville 71; 11. Nonnewaug 60; 12. Bristol Eastern 56.5; 13. South Windsor 49; 14. Farmington 48; 15. Fairfield Ludlo 44.5; 16. Daniel Hand 40.5; 17. Middletown 40; 18. Ledyard 39; 19. Foran 36; 20. Bacon Academy 35; 21. Oxford 35; 22. Bristol Central 33; 23. Canton 32; 24. Haddam-Killingw 30; 25. Immaculate/Joel 28; 26. Suffield/W.Lock 28; 27. Maloney 26; 28. Newington 26; 29. Somers 25; 30. Glastonbury 23; 31. St. Bernard/Nor 23; 32. Terryville 22.5; 33. Platt 22; 34. Weaver/Hartford 22; 35. Fitch 21; 36. Fairfield Prep 20; 37. Holy Cross 20; 38. Westbrook/Old S 19; 39. Manchester 17; 40. Berlin 16; 41. Cheshire 16; 42. Woodstock Acade 15.5; 43. Lyman Memorial/ 15; 44. New Fairfield 15; 45. Shelton 14.5; 46. Bethel 13; 47. Branford 13; 48. New Britain 13; 49. Brien McMahon 12.5; 50. Derby 12; 51. Masuk 12; 52. Westhill 12; 53. Killingly 11; 54. Ridgefield 11; 55. Wilton 11; 56. Hall 10; 57. New London 10; 58. Old Lyme 9; 59. Portland 9; 60. Morgan 8; 61. Ellis Tech 7; 62. Gilbert 7; 63. Griswold 7; 64. New Haven Wrest 7; 65. Waterford 7; 66. Windsor 7; 67. Avon 6; 68. Conard 6; 69. Norwich Free Ac 6; 70. Rockville 6; 71. Bunnell 5; 72. E.O. Smith 5; 73. Greenwich 5; 74. East Catholic 4; 75. Guilford 4; 76. Housatonic Regi 4; 77. Vinal Tech 4; 78. Pomperaug 3; 79. Wolcott Tech 3; 80. Northwestern 2; 81. Amity 1; 82. East Haven 1; 83. Jonathan Law 1; 84. Stratford 1; 85. East Lyme 0; 86. East Windsor 0; 87. Enfield 0; 88. Goodwin Tech 0; 89. Lyman Hall 0; 90. Norwalk 0; 91. Plainville 0; 92. Seymour 0; 93. Weston 0
1st: Paulo Freitas, Danbury, dec. Matthew Dowler, St. Bernard/Norwich Tech (7-1) 3rd: Ryan Pantalena, Maloney, dec. Zachary Murillo, Southington (6-4) 5th: Halim Bourjeli, New Milford Forfeit George Wales, Fairfield Ludlowe
1st: Kyle Lindner, New Milford, def. Timmy Kane, Fairfield Warde (Pin4:49) 3rd: Jeremy Fields, Danbury def. Jacob Pouliot, Foran (Forfeit) 5th: Jacob Martin, Windham, dec. Joel Morth, Montville (5-3)
1st: Chris Bryant, Danbury, dec. Zachary Bylykbashi, Southington (1-0) 3rd: Sebastian Ruffino, Windham, dec. Keith Penney, Simsbury (2-1) 5th: Benjamin Batulanon, Fairfield Ludlowe, dec. Marlon Argueta, Platt (4-2)
1st: Kevin Jack, Danbury, Mdec. Cross Cannone, Trumbull (11-2) 3rd: Daniel Ebert, Fairfield Warde def. Thomas Wynosky, Montville (Forfeit) 5th: Niko Stefanatos, New Milford, dec. Mason Rambarose, Portland (4-3)
1st: Conor Caffrey, South Windsor, dec. Kieran Duggan, Nonnewaug (6-4) 3rd: Emmett LiCastri, Immaculate/Joel Barlow, def. James Leuci, Newtown (Pin3:30) 5th: Kevin Cecio, Trumbull, dec. Kevin Side, Ridgefield (6-5)
1st: Will Chowanec, Xavier, dec. Jacob Caskey, Montville (3-2) 3rd: David Colvin, Westbrook/Old Saybrook, dec. Ashton Gyenizs, Daniel Hand (10-3) 5th: Zachary Arnold, New Milford, dec. Joseph Martone, Branford (6-5)
1st: Howard Kilpatrick, Bacon Academy, dec. Favion Williams, Weaver/Hartford Public (10-7) 3rd: Ryan Henderson, Haddam-Killingworth, dec. Brett Leonard, New Milford (4-3) 5th: Graysen Deluca, Woodstock Academy, dec. Ryan Rigney, Farmington (1-0)
1st: Anthony Falbo, Newtown, dec. Max Odell, South Windsor (7-3) 3rd: Bryan Burnette, Holy Cross, dec. Christian Zotti, Newington (4-3) 5th: Steven Briganti, Trumbull, dec. Jonah Swett, Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech (3-0)
1st: Dakota Fleming, Windham, dec. Benjamin Onofrio, Daniel Hand (3-1) 3rd: Steve Persson, Oxford, dec. Alexander Martin, Southington (6-2) 5th: Andrew D'Amico, New Fairfield, dec. Brandon Dufour, Bacon Academy (4-3)
1st: Juan Garcia, Danbury, dec. Devon MarcAurele, Ledyard (5-1) 3rd: Ian Gonzalez, Bristol Central, dec. Dovydas Simanskis, Farmington (4-2) 5th: Seve Burgos, Xavier def. Gabe Vega, Cheshire (Forfeit)
1st: Khamri Thomas, Suffield/W.Locks/E.Granby, dec. John D'Agostino, Nonnewaug (7-2) 3rd: Cody Carrillo, Middletown, dec. Colin Cunningham, Xavier (4-0) 5th: Jordan Kenyon, Fitch, dec. Brendan MacIntyre, Bethel (3-2)
1st: Zachary Maxwell, Southington, dec. Jacob Feldman, Simsbury (7-3) 3rd: Adam Patsun, Somers, dec. Fjoralb Cekici, Nonnewaug (2-0) 5th: Zachary Hubler, Foran, Mdec. Justin Pronovost, Terryville (14-5)
1st: Andrew Marino, Trumbull, dec. Andrew Cavanna Glastonbury (4-3) 3rd: Skylar Lang, Canton, def. Chidiebere Broderick, Xavier (Pin2:00) 5th: Jamar Jones, Middletown, dec. Justis Lewis, Brien McMahon (7-2)
1st: Ahmed Hourani, Fairfield Warde, def. Kyle Porter, Bristol Eastern (Pin2:29) 3rd: Bradley Helmkamp, Simsbury, dec. Nicholas Crowle, Fairfield Prep (3-1) 5th: Daniel Carbonaro, Oxford, pin Vincent Stevens, Farmington, 0:54
2014 Class LL championships
Team results -- 1. Newtown, 213; 2. Xavier, 207; 3. Danbury, 200½; 4. Simsbury, 185; 5. Trumbull, 146; 6. Southington, 119½; 7. Shelton, 92; 8. Greenwich, 91; 9. Manchester, 89; 10. Westhill, 82½; 11. New Britain, 80; 12. NFA 78½; 13. Amity, 65; 14. Ridgefield, 61; 15. Glastonbury, 61; 16. Hartford, 60½; 17. Cheshire, 57; 18. Conard, 45; 19. Fairfield Prep, 44; 20. Brien McMahon 38; 21. Platt Tech/W Haven, 28; 22. New Haven, 27; 23. Stamford, 24; 24. East Hartford, 19; 25. Staples, 11; 26. Bridgeport Central, 4.
Championship: Paulo Freitas, Danbury dec. Zachary Murillo, Southington, 8-5; 3rd Place: Matt Foster, NFA dec. Patrick Moynihan, Xavier, 11-5; 5th Place: Brandon Aguda, Greenwich dec. Kevin Zentner, Fairfield Prep, Default
Championship: Jeremy Fields, Danbury dec. Edward Lovely, Newtown, 8-1; 3rd Place: Vincet Palermo, Simsbury pin Austin Abacherli, Southington, 3:36; 5th Place: Nico Distassio, Shelton dec. Alex Margetoes, Greenwich, 5-2
Championship: Chris Bryant, Danbury dec. Keith Penney, Simsbury, 6-0; 3rd Place: Zachary Bylykbashi, Southington dec. Luca Crudo, Newtown, 5-1; 5th Place: Kyle McGinnis, Shelton dec. Matthew Conte, Westhill, Default
126; Championship: Kevin Jack, Danbury dec. Cross Cannone, Trumbull, 14-3; 3rd Place: Matt Gonzalez, Newtown dec. Jesse Cala, Amity, 9-1; 5th Place: Joseph Kyle, Conard dec. Jake Holland, Xavier, 9-0
Championship: James Leuci, Newtown dec. Kevin Side, Ridgefield, 3-1; 3rd Place: Kevin Cecio, Trumbull pin Justin Peterson, Danbury, 2:21; 5th Place: Alex Jarombek, Greenwich dec. Thomas Fredericks, Xavier, 5-2
Championship: Will Chowanec, Xavier dec. Keith Fernandes, Simsbury, 11-3; 3rd Place: Jacob Cervero, Cheshire dec. Christian Carter, Manchester, Default; 5th Place: Tracy Trice, Hartford, pin Alec Marquis, Danbury, 2:35
Championship: Favion Williams, Hartford dec. Alex Perez, Manchester, 23-8; 3rd Place: Nicolas Pogacsas, Shelton pin Quinn Marino, Xavier, 2:09; 5th Place: Kenneth Agosto, New Haven dec. Krzysztof Mazur, Westhill, 5-4
Championship: Anthony Falbo, Newtown dec. Steven Briganti, Trumbull, 11-4; 3rd Place: Sean Penney, Simsbury dec. Felix Gonzalez, Manchester, pin 3:08; 5th Place: Jack Freiheit, Greenwich dec. Jahill Bryant, NFA, 3-1
Championship: Brendan Butler, Xavier pin Alexander Martin, Southington, 1:20; 3rd Place: Yovanny Goris, Westhill dec. Joseph Ryan, Trumbull, 6-4; 5th Place: Thomas Reardon, Glastonbury pin Raymond Nunez, Danbury, 2:15
Championship: Juan Garcia, Danbury dec. Gabe Vega, Cheshire, 7-1; 3rd Place: Martin Chobanyan, Westhill dec. Seve Burgos, Xavier, 10-3; 5th Place: Liam Cummings, Shelton dec. Forrest Speed, Newtown, 15-0
Championship: Colin Cunningham, Xavier dec. James Demaio, Simsbury, 7-5; 3rd Place: Thomas Larussa, Newtown dec. Khal Exum-Strong, NFA, 9-7; 5th Place: Josh Graves, New Britain pin Shawn Devin, Southington, 2:52
Championship: Zachary Maxwell, Southington pin C Sollenberger, Trumbull, 5:47; 3rd Place: Jacob Feldman, Simsbury dec. Alex Swaby, New Britain, 9-7; 5th Place: Andy Hubina, Newtown pin Alex Merdinger, Shelton, 2:29
Championship: Andrew Cavanna, Glastonbury dec. Chid Broderick, Xavier, 5-2; 3rd Place: Andrew Marino, Trumbull pin Justis Lewis, Mcmahon, 1:48; 5th Place: Noel Cardona, Manchester pin Luis Laboy, New Britain, 2:28
Championship: Nicholas Crowle, Fairfield Prep pin Bradley Helmkamp, Simsbury, 2:16; 3rd Place: Nikolas Photos, Amity dec. Ryan Wagner, Newtown, 9-3; 5th Place: Patrick Malchar, New Britain dec. Bruce Stiles, New Haven, Default
Outstanding wrestler: Zach Maxwell (195), Southington
Fast fall: Kevin Cecio (132), Trumbull 4 pins in 9:41
Class L championships
At Bristol Central
Team results -- 1. New Milford 215½; 2. Fairfield Warde 188; 3. Bristol Eastern 160½; 4. Farmington 155½; 5. Platt 134; 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 133½; 7. Middletown 125; 8. Daniel Hand 108½; 9. South Windsor 97; 10. Newington 94½; 11. Maloney 89; 12. Hall 87; 13. Bristol Central 85; 14. Masuk 64; 14. Windsor 64; 16. Pomperaug 54; 17. E.O. Smith 50½; 18. Bunnell 46; 19. Fitch 44; 20. Wilton 28; 21. Harding 26; 22. Norwalk 24; 23. Darien 20½; 24. Wethersfield 18; 25. RHAM 16; 26. Notre Dame 4; 27. New Canaan 3
Championship: George Wales (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Ryan Pantalena (Maloney), 11-8; 3rd: Halim Bourjeli (New Milford) dec. Joseph Miano (Farmington), 17-6; 5th: Robert Hartling (E.O. Smith) pin Jack Price (Fairfield Warde), 4:58
Championship: Kyle Lindner (New Milford) dec. Timmy Kane (Fairfield Warde), 11-7; 3rd: Eric Kirchgasser (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Daniel Morocho (Bristol Eastern), 3-1; 5th: Nghia Nguyen (Windsor) dec. Luke Schwartz (Norwalk), 6-0
Championship: Marlon Argueta (Platt) dec. Benjamin Batulanon (Fairfield Ludlowe), 4-3; 3rd: Charles Schultz (New Milford) dec. Joshua Wilson (Bristol Eastern) 9-3; 5th: Drew Dahlberg (Farmington) pin Nate Hunter (Maloney), 1:00
Championship: Daniel Ebert (Fairfield Warde) dec. Niko Stefanatos (New Milford), 6-4; 3rd: Michael Ross (Bunnell) dec. Marcus Sherrod (Fairfield Ludlowe), 2-1 OT; 5th: Robert Petry (Hall) dec. Mathew Pangle (Pomperaug), forfeit
Championship: Conor Caffrey (South Windsor) dec. Bryan Rojas (New Milford), 11-0; 3rd: Jordan Baker (Middletown) dec. Aaron Beinstein (Fairfield Warde), 3-2; 5th: Robert Clark (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Tyler Burrow (Bristol Central), 5-1
Championship: Ashton Gyenizs (Daniel Hand.) dec. Dylan Bender (Fairfield Warde), 8-4; 3rd: Zachary Arnold (New Milford) pin Zachary Thompson (Bristol Eastern), 2:41; 5th: Nathan Roy (Middletown) dec. Brian Goncalves (Newington), 8-5
Championship: Ryan Rigney (Farmington) dec. Brett Leonard (New Milford) 7-6; 3rd: Youssef Saez (Platt) dec. Brendan Zotti (Newington), 9-2; 5th: Chase Lind (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Owen Gottlick (Daniel Hand) 6-1
Championship: Max Odell (South Windsor) dec. Christian Zotti (Newington) 5-3; 3rd: Jophy Nieves (Maloney) dec. Anthony Rotz (Fairfield Warde), 7-2; 5th: Bernard Figuera-Velez (Platt) dec. Anthony Ryan (Pomperaug) Forfeit
Championship: Harry Pacheco (Farmington) dec. Benjamin Onofrio (Daniel Hand), 2-1 OT; 3rd: Otton Velez (Masuk) dec. Colin Ventura (Fairfield Warde), 4-0 OT; 5th: Billy Goff (Fitch) dec. Stefan Ceconi (New Milford) 4-3
Championship: Dovydas Simanskis (Farmington) dec. Jacob Grasis (Middletown) 5-0; 3rd: Nick Koury (Windsor) dec. Bradley Marston (E.O. Smith), 7-2; 5th: Ian Gonzalez (Bristol Central) pin James Pavelchak (Bristol Eastern) 2:29
Championship: Cody Carrillo (Middletown) dec. Jordan Kenyon (Fitch) 8-2; 3rd: Jacob Skalski (Platt) dec. Douglas Katz (Masuk) 10-1; 5th: Stephen Goodrich (Bristol Eastern) pin Turner Ellis (New Milford) 1:12
Championship: Ogadinma Ikani (Hall) dec. Salvatore Longo (Masuk), 9-8; 3rd: Dimitri Smith (Maloney) dec. Robert Crespo (Windsor) 4-3; 5th: Jordan Baggiero (Platt) pin Justin Dwyer (Daniel Hand) 4:38
Championship: Cole Souza (Hall) dec. John Bernardo (Platt) 4-2; 3rd: Jamar Jones (Middletown) dec. Jacob Pelletier (Bristol Eastern) 1-0; 5th: Thomas McIlveen (New Milford) pin Cody McQuarrie (Bristol Central) 1:32
Championship: Ahmed Hourani (Fairfield Warde) pin Kyle Porter (Bristol Eastern) 0:30; 3rd: Joseph Fraccaroli (Wilton) pin Vincent Stevens (Farmington) 4:34; 5th: Andres Del Valle (Newington) dec. Keith Benjamin (Windsor) forfeit
Class M championships
At Jonathan Law-Milford
Team results -- 1. Ledyard, 193; 2. Waterford, 168; 3. Foran, 153; 4. Berlin, 120; 5. Branford, 102½; 6. Bacon Academy, 102½; 7. Lyman/Windham Tech, 101; 8. Guilford, 98; 9. New London, 92½; 10. New Fairfield, 92; 11. Immaculate/Joel Barlow, 91; 12. Killingly, 82; 13. Avon, 80; 14. Stratford, 70; 15. Suffield, 69½; 16. Ellis Tech, 62; 17. St.Bernard/Norwich, 60; 18. Jonathan Law, 57½; 19. Bethel, 57½; 20. Woodstock Academy, 53½; 21. Enrico Fermi, 40; 22. East Haven, 37; 23. East Lyme, 34½; 24. Vinal Tech, 29½; 25. Rockville, 24; 26. Wolcott Tech, 21; 27. Lyman Hall, 20.
Championship: Matthew Dowler, St.Bernard/Norwich dec. Baltazar Gonzalez, Ellis Tech, 10-6; 3rd Place: C Andino-Torres, New London dec. Alec Opsal, New Fairfield, 4-3; 5th Place: Ryan Botseas, Waterford dec. Noah Pantani, Branford, 5-3
Championship: Jacob Pouliot, Foran dec. Zachary Smith, Killingly, 8-0; 3rd Place: Michael Commander, New London dec. Will McCallister, Stratford, 6-4; 5th Place: Chase Larusso, Enrico Fermi dec. Bijaya Jaisi, Branford, 8-1
Championship: Brentt Smith, Waterford dec. Alejandro Paulino, New London, 3-2; 3rd Place: Michael Lapia, Stratford dec. Zach Veleas, Berlin, 6-3; 5th Place: Timot Rebenstisch, Jonathan Law dec. Andrew Ignoto, Guilford, 3-2
Championship: Colin Rook, Guilford dec. Nikolas Randolph, Waterford, 8-1; 3rd Place: Ethan Greider, Berlin dec. Nicholas Kelsey, Branford, 10-3; 5th Place: Connor O'brien, Bacon Academy dec. Jubilee Witte, Foran, 6-0
Championship: Samuel Lindblom, Waterford dec. Emmett Licastri, Immaculate/Joel Barlow, 14-3; 3rd Place: Rich Schlichting, Berlin dec. Anthony Milano, East Haven, 9-7; 5th Place: Joshua Rahal, Ledyard pin Stewart Adams, Suffield, 0:36
Championship: Joseph Martone, Branford dec. Justin Lindbolm, Waterford, 3-0; 3rd Place: Nick Listro, Woodstock Academy dec. Mark Bluemer, Jonathan Law, 8-6; 5th Place: Brandon Hallaway, Guilford dec. Steven Sobota, Suffield, Default
Championship: Howard Kilpatrick, Bacon Academy dec. Grayson Deluca, Woodstock Academy, 13-1; 3rd Place: Jimm Roscover, Waterford dec. Jeremy Eliades, Berlin, 5-3; 5th Place: Nicholas Temple, Branford dec. Mitchell Laflam, Lyman/Windham Tech, 10-1
Championship: Jonah Swett, Lyman/Windham Tech pin Austin Caffrey, Killingly, 5:49; 3rd Place: Victor Viera, Bethel dec. Michael Graff, Ledyard, 2-1; 5th Place: Spencer Sgandurra, Waterford dec. Jake Lundberg, Guilford, 12-7
Championship: Andrew D'amico, New Fairfield dec. Brandon Dufour, Bacon Academy, 12-2; 3rd Place: Jeffrey Csisar, Ledyard dec. Brendon Goulette, Lyman/Windham Tech, 13-6; 5th Place: Justin Keating, St.Bernard/Norwich dec. Andrew Lorah, East Lyme, Default
Championship: Devon Marcaurele, Ledyard pin Collin Flannery, Vinal Tech, 3:02; 3rd Place: Alex Lagas, Immaculate/Joel Barlow dec. Dylan Bouchard, Ellis Tech, 12-6; 5th Place: David Verizzi, Lyman/Windham Tech dec. Noah Hubler, Foran, 3-2
Championship: Khamri Thomas, Suffield dec. Brendan MacIntyre, Bethel, 7-0; 3rd Place: Daniel Contino, Ledyard pin Mike Demarco, East Haven, 3:41; 5th Place: Kevin Crispin, Wolcott Tech pin Jonatha Pelletier, Rockville, 4:58
Championship: Zachary Hubler, Foran dec. Steven Ghossni, Immaculate/Joel Barlow, 11-6; 3rd Place: Clayton Ahearn, Lyman Hall dec. Caile Johnson, Ledyard, 7-4; 5th Place: Kurt Ollstead, Avon dec. Jared Willsey, Bethel, Default
Championship: Daric Johnson, Ledyard dec. Benjamin Croll, Foran, 4-3; 3rd Place: Daniel Deloreto, Bacon Academy dec. Nick Zacchio, Avon, 1-0; 5th Place: Cody Cleary, Waterford dec. Nick Condon, Suffield, Default
Championship: Luke Edmonson, Foran dec. Mike Burek, Berlin, 6-3; 3rd Place: Bonalumi Gino, Avon dec. Joshua Throop, Ledyard, 3-0; 5th Place: Austin Blum, New Fairfield dec. Austin Novak, Rockville, 3-2
Outstanding wrestler: Devon Marcaurele (170), Ledyard
Fast fall: Jake Lundberg (152), Guilford 3 pins in 3:22
2014 Class S championships
Team results -- 1. Windham High, 183½; 2. Terryville, 173½; 3. Montville, 163; 4. Nonnewaug, 143½; 5. Derby, 141½; 6. Haddam-Killingworth, 130½; 7. Portland, 116½; 8. Oxford, 104; 9. Morgan, 100; 10. Canton, 95; 11. Seymour, 72; 12. Griswold, 69; 13. Somers, 61½; 14. Plainville, 60; 15. Holy Cross, 59; 16. East Catholic, 57; 17. Granby, 56; 18. Gilbert, 52; 19. East Windsor, 48½; 20. Weston, 46; 21. Enfield, 42; 22. OSW (Old Saybrook/Westbrook), 29½; 23. Northwestern, 29; 24. Goodwin Tech, 26; 25. Rocky Hill, 25; 26. Housatonic, 23½; 27. Stafford, 18; 28. Old Lyme, 18; 29. St. Paul Catholic, 14; 30. East Hampton, 9; 31. Notre Dame, 7; 32. O'Brien Tech, 6; 33. SMSA/Classical/University 4; 34. Cromwell, 0
Championship: Patrick Miko, Derby dec. Max Gonzalez, East Catholic, 6-1; 3rd Place: Moonis Ansari, Gilbert dec. Brandon Davis, East Windsor, 5-3, OT; 5th Place: Joseph Pedrolini, Northwestern pin Sharone Foster, Morgan, 0:34
Championship: Josh Russell, Derby pin Jacob Martin, Windham, 4:40; 3rd Place: Devon Schoenberger, Gilbert dec. Joel Morth, Montville, 9-1; 5th Place: Fred Ellegard, Terryville dec. Darius Sanchez, Housatonic, Default
Championship: Sebby Ruffino, Windham tech fall Sam Ferreira, Terryville, 17-2, 5:58; 3rd Place: Ed Boisits, Nonnewaug pin Zach Looney, Montville, 2:35; 5th Place: Christian Andrade, Somers pin Angel Solis, Portland, 0:51
Championship: Mason Rambarose, Portland dec. Elliott Wilion, Terryville, 7-5; 3rd Place: Tommy Wynosky, Montville dec. Lyiam Mathis, Old Lyme, 12-0; 5th Place: Dominic Rivera, Windham pin Mike Mauro, Derby, 2:21
Championship: Kieran Duggan, Nonnewaug dec. Tyler Dobek, Derby, 11-5; 3rd Place: Janos Lobb, Oxford dec. Zac Cassidy, Griswold, 7-3; 5th Place: Mackay Revis, Haddam-Killingworth pin Connor Reinsch, Portland, 3:26
Championship: Jacob Caskey, Montville dec. David Colvin, OSW, 2-0; 3rd Place: Dane Christiansen, Seymour pin Ryan Landona, Derby, 2:16; 5th Place: Peter Harris, East Catholic dec. Jordan Balskus, Portland, 10-4
Championship: Ryan Henderson, Haddam-Killingworth dec. George Andrews, Terryville, 9-3; 3rd Place: Nick Bradley, Morgan dec. Kevin Kehoe, East Windsor, 3-1; 5th Place: Sean Mooney, East Catholic dec. Michael Rivera, Windham, 6-1
Championship: Bryan Burnette, Holy Cross dec. Joseph Adams, Goodwin Tech, 4-2; 3rd Place: Jacob Berryparker, Somers dec. Patrick Lawler, Canton, 4-3; 5th Place: Jacob Schmalz, Montville pin Jonathan Oliveira, Plainville, 1:43
Championship: Dakota Fleming, Windham dec. Steve Persson, Oxford, 6-3; 3rd Place: Ian Concascia, Montville dec. Jarret Maloney, Enfield, Default; 5th Place: Tim Caplan, Portland dec. Logan Smith, Gilbert, Default
Championship: Zachary Roth, Haddam-Killingworth pin Tyler Bergeron, Terryville, 0:58; 3rd Place: Patrick Bogan, Montville dec. Dylan Houle, Canton, 3-2; 5th Place: Alex Perez, Windham pin James Planeta, Portland, 2:35
Championship: John D’Agostino, Nonnewaug pin Paul Larosa, Haddam-Killingworth, 1:48; 3rd Place: Chris Young, Rocky Hill dec. Greg Lee, Morgan, 5-4; 5th Place: Ryan O’Connell, Weston dec. Spencer Ravagnani, Portland, 9-0
Championship: Albi Cekici, Nonnewaug dec. Justin Pronovost, Terryville, 5-2; 3rd Place: Adam Patsun, Somers dec. Seiji Arzuaga, Windham, 3-2; 5th Place: Devin Glasson, Canton pin Blake Ward, Griswold, 1:48
Championship: Skylar Lang, Canton pin James Walsh, Griswold, 1:23; 3rd Place: Tom Bergeron, Terryville pin Joe Corkindale, Holy Cross, 2:08; 5th Place: Travis Delaney, Weston pin Justin Lengvarsky, Granby, 1:59
Championship: Dan Carbonaro, Oxford pin Dylan Fusco, Plainville, 2:47; 3rd Place: Chris Ernst, Seymour pin Chris Seales, Morgan, 0:42; 5th Place: Enrique Mejia, Enfield pin Anthony Fernandez, Windham, 2:37
Outstanding wrestler: Jacob Caskey, Montville (138)
Fast fall: Dan Carbonaro, Oxford (285), 4 Pins in 4:36
Friday, February 21
1. Windham, 61; 2. Montville, 59; 3. Derby, 56½; 4. Terryville, 53; 5. Morgan, 53; 6. Haddam-Killingworth, 51; 7. Nonnewaug, 46½; 8. Oxford, 43; 9. Granby, 42; 10. Portland, 39½; 11. Plainville, 37; 12. Seymour, 35; 13. Griswold, 34; 14. Canton, 29; 15. Weston, 24; 16. East Catholic, 24; 17. Somers, 23½; 18. East Windsor, 23½; 19. Gilbert, 20; 20. Holy Cross, 19; 21. Stafford, 17; 22. Northwestern, 16; 23. Enfield, 15; 24. Housatonic, 14½; 25. St. Paul, 14; 26. Goodwin Tech, 10; 27. Rocky Hill, 9; 28. Old Saybrook/Westbrook, 9; 29. Old Lyme, 6; 30. Obrien Tech, 6; 31. East Hampton, 6; 32. SMSA/University/Classical, 4; 33. Notre Dame, 4; 34. Cromwell, 0
At Jonathan Law-Milford
1. Ledyard, 63½; 2. Waterford, 49½; 3. Lyman/Windham Tech, 47; 4. Guilford, 46; 5. New Fairfield, 44; 6. Foran-Milford, 44; 7. Berlin, 44; 8. New London, 43; 9. Branford, 39½; 10. Killingly, 39; 11. Stratford, 38½; 12. Bacon Academy, 38½; 13. Avon, 37; 14. Law-Milford, 36.5;15. Immaculate/Joel Barlow, 34; 16. St.Bernard/Norwich, 29; 17. Fermi, 28; 18. Ellis Tech, 26; 19. East Lyme, 24½; 20. Woodstock Academy, 23½; 21. Suffield/Windsor Locks/East Granby, 23½; 22. Bethel, 22½; 23. Wolcott Tech, 13; 24. East Haven, 13; 25. Rockville, 12; 26. Vinal Tech, 10; 27. Lyman Hall-Wallingford, 6
At Bristol Central
1. Bristol Eastern 62½; 2. New Milford 61; 3. Fairfield Warde 57; 4. Farmington 52½; 5. Daniel Hand 51½; 6. Platt 45; 7. Middletown 44; 8. Fairfield Ludlowe 43½; 9. Bristol Central 42; 9. South Windsor 42; 11. Newington 39½; 12. Maloney 37; 13. Pomperaug 36; 14. Hall 30; 15. Windsor 25½; 16. Masuk 20; 17. E.O. Smith 19; 17. Norwalk 19; 19. Harding 18; 20. Bunnell 17; 21. Wethersfield 16; 22. Fitch 14; 22. RHAM 14; 24. Darien 12; 24. Wilton 12; 26. Notre Dame 6, 27. New Canaan 0
1. Newtown, 71; 2. Xavier, 68; 3. Simsbury, 60; 4. Danbury, 54; 5. NFA 48; 6. Greenwich, 48; 7. Trumbull, 44; 8. Shelton, 41½; 9. Westhill, 41; 10. New Britain, 38; 11. Manchester, 37; 12. Amity, 35; 13. Ridgefield, 34; 14. Southington, 30½; 15. Brien McMahon, 28; 16. Glastonbury, 28; 17. Conard, 27; 18. Platt Tech/W Haven, 25; 19. Cheshire, 25; 20. Stamford, 24; 21. Hartford, 21½; 22. East Hartford, 19; 23. Fairfield Prep, 13; 24. Staples, 11; 25. New Haven, 11; 26. Bridgeport Central, 4