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Despite loss, Danbury remains No. 1 in poll

DANBURY, January 22 — Danbury lost their first match of the season a week ago to Mt. Anthony, Vermont but the Hatters (8-1) still remained the No. 1 ranked team in week 3 of the Connecticut Wrestling Online top 10 wrestling poll.

Danbury received 16 of 18 first place votes with two going to No. 2 Bristol Eastern (5-0), which won the Suffern, N.Y. Tournament on Saturday – the fourth tournament win of the year for the Lancers. Fairfield Warde (5-1) remained at No. 3 with New Milford (5-0) moving up one spot to No. 4 after winning their annual New Milford Tournament.

Southington (6-2) finished second at the TImberlane, N.H. tournament on Saturday but slipped one spot to No. 5. After a one-week absence, Hand (12-2) rejoined the top 10 at No. 10. Foran-Milford dropped out of the top 10 but remains close at No. 11.

Trumbull junior Cross Cannone (149) is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division III for Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. Cannone is 23-0 with 13 tech falls, 5 major decisions and two pins. He is ranked No. 2 in the nation in Division III in tech falls. Wartburg is ranked No. 2 in the nation in Division III.

Youth wrestling
Lebanon’s Lucas Judd, 8, of MarcAurele Wrestling won the 8 and under, 64-pound weight class at the 63rd Flo Tulsa Nationals Sunday in Tulsa Oklahoma, the oldest junior wrestling event in the world. Judd was 5-0 with a 2-1 win in the semifinals over Andrew Moro of Grand Rapids, Michigan and a 2-1 in the final over Dawson Youngbult of Volga, Iowa. … ​Old Lyme’s Chase Catalano (75) was fourth in the 8 and under division while Marlborough’s Jackson Heslin (61) was fourth in 10 and under.

Connecticut Wrestling Online has been covering the sport of wrestling in Connecticut and New England since 2001.

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