DANBURY, October 21 – Connecticut Wrestling, Inc., held their third annual Hall of Fame benefit wrestling tournament Sunday at the Police Athletic League in Danbury.
Proceeds from the tournament help support scholarships awarded by the Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame each year to deserving high school students to continue their education.
Some tournament proceeds also help the chapter host their annual Hall of Fame induction banquet.
Six Connecticut men will be inducted into the Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at their next induction banquet on May 4, 2019, at Foxwoods Resort and Casino for their contributes to the sport of wrestling and our communities. The six men being inducted are:
- Colonel Charles Anderson, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient who has served in the Connecticut Army National Guard for more than 30 years, and as the head wrestling coach at both Trumbull High and Norwalk High
- John Bennett, a coach, official and four-time member of the U.S. Veterans World team
- Patrick Burns, former New Milford High coach, an official and CIAC wrestling committee member
- Carmen DelVecchio, one of the top officials in New England and in the nation
- Jason Shaughnessy, the high school coach at Fairfield Warde and Fairfield High and founder and coach with the Police Athletic League (PAL) youth wrestling program in Fairfield
- Dennis Siegmann, the former head coach at Bristol Central High for 22 years and an assistant coach at two junior colleges that won four national championships in six years
Dozens of young boys and girls competed along with high school age wrestlers from across Connecticut. You can get results from the 2018 CWI Hall of Fame tournament by clicking on the preceding link.