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Newest version of the state wrestling record book is issued

AVON, Dec. 4, 2018 — Connecticut Wrestling Online is proud to release the 16th edition of the Connecticut High School Wrestling Record Book, recognizing the achievements of athletes and coaches on the mat here in Connecticut.

There were several notable achievements since the last record book was issued two years ago.

Foran’s Ryan Luth went 52-2 in his final high school season last winter to earn his 200th career win. He has won more high school bouts (202-13) than any other previous Connecticut wrestler.

Montville’s Nick Tibbetts (220) had a pin in four seconds last December against Ellis Tech to become the fifth wrestler in state history to register a pin in four seconds. It was the first four second pin since 2010.

Ledyard extended its record of the most wins in state history with 842 wins. Coming in second is Danbury with 827 win. Windham (819) moved past Conard (805) into third place for most victories by a program.

In 2017, Windham High’s 73-match winning streak came to an end – the second-longest dual meet winning streak in state history. Only Danbury (96) won more consecutive dual meets. The Windham streak had begun in 2014.

Coming into this season, the longest active dual meet winning streak belongs to Bristol Eastern, who have won 36 in a row including back-to-back undefeated seasons in 2017 (15-0) and 2018 (19-0).

Last winter, Derby High wrestling coach Buster Jadach became the first state coach with more than 600 dual meet victories. Jadach, a member of the Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, has a career record of 609-254-5.

Only three Connecticut coaches – Jadach, Killingly’s Rich Bowen and the late Jim Day of Berlin – have more than 500 dual meet victories.

A year ago, five wrestlers won their fourth consecutive conference title. Fitch’s Jarod Kosman (ECC), Granby’s Cooper Fleming (NCCC), Somers’ Jeff Suschana (NCCC), Foran’s Ryan Luth (SCC) and New Milford’s Colin Lindner (SWC) won their fourth straight league championship last February.

2019 Connecticut High School Wrestling Record Book

If you have information for the record book, please send it to Gerry deSimas, Jr., editor at CTwrestling7@yahoo.com.

Foran’s Ryan Luth, right, defends against a takedown attempt at the finals of the New England championships in Providence last March.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of Connecticut Wrestling Online. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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