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McKee, 95, founder of Conard program dies

Robert McKee

Robert McKee, who started one of the first public high school wrestling programs in the state, has died at the age of 95. McKee began the wrestling program at Conard High in West Hartford in December 1959 coached the team for seven seasons, going undefeated in 1965 (10-0) and 1968 (9-0) when Conard won their first State Open title.

He was 60-12 in seven years. McGee coached football and baseball at Hall from 1951-56 before moving to Conard in 1957 where he coached football until 1983. He went 168-61-15, winning nine CCIL titles. He also coached baseball at Conard for 22 years, winning 202 games and seven CCIL titles.

On Wednesday, Brunswick School from Greenwich won 11 of 14 matches with 10 pins to roll past Avon Old Farms, 65-12. Jackson Wolfram, Chris Perry, Joun Delucia, Clayton Ostrover, Tim Saunders, Jack Ocken, and Lachlan Rosato all recorded first period pins.

Wednesday, December 6
Brunswick 65, Avon Old Farms 12
Taft 66, Canterbury 12
Trinity Pawling 70, Marvelwood 6

Brunswick 65, Avon Old Farms 12
At Avon
106: Jackson Wolfram (B) pin Aiden Gravina,6-0; 113: Will Donovan (B) forfeit; 120: Chris Perry (B) pin August Berklas, 6-0; 126: Christoper Duwan (A) dec. Rishi Das, 3-0; 132: Nick Bell (B) forfeit; 138: Luca Errico (B) tech fall Sam Madden, 15-0; 145: Dawson Brooks (A) pin Nadjingar (Nadj) Ngbokoli, 6-0; 152: Harry Fett (B) pin Dohan Kim 6-0; 160: John Delucia (B) pin Maui Quirch; 170: Clayton Ostrover (B) pin Lucas Schmidt; 182: Timothy Saunders (B) pin Walter Cesarski; 195: Jack Ocken (B) pin Sam DeJong; 220: Lachlan Rosato (B) pin Andy Allen; 285: Casey Rogers (A) dec. Justin Canelli, 12-8

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