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Wrestlers win Connecticut state titles in middle school, intermediate, novice divisions

Two young wrestlers battle at a youth wrestling tournament in Danbury during October.

NEW HAVEN, February 24, 2019 – The Norwalk Wrestling Club and Team Tugman in Branford had three individual champions each at the Middle School level in the recent Connecticut Kids State Championship meet at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Empire Wrestling Academy-Somers, N.Y., Fisheye-Windsor, MarcAurele Wrestling-Niantic and Newtown Youth Wrestling had two individual champions at the middle school level. Fisheye had six finalists while Team Tugman had five.

At Intermediate level, MarcAurele had five individual champions and eight finalists while Danbury Youth Wrestling had a pair of individual champions.

At the Novice level, Fisheye had three individual champions while MarcAurele and Norwalk Youth Wrestling had two champions each. MarcAurele and Newtown Youth Wrestling each had four finalists.

Connecticut Kids State Championships
At New Haven (February 24)

MIDDLE SCHOOL
71 LBS
Final: Raekwon Shabazz (KT Kidz) dec. Paolo Ciatto (Empire), 2-1
3. Daniel Carrozza (Empire) pin Seamus Hallinan (MarcAurele), 2:34
5. Logan Bender (Meriden) pin Seth Christie (Killingly), 1:40
77 LBS
Final: Kyle Levesque (MarcAurele) dec. Jackson Heslin (KT Kidz), 10-4
3. Danny Accomando (Empire) pin Jt Schneider (Norwalk), 1:09
5. Mason Arborio (Minutemen) dec. Ryan Ouellette (Glastonbury), 4-2, OT
83 LBS
Final: Griffin Devivo (FishEye) dec. Joseph Stoerzinger (Newtown), 2-0
3. Phoenix Gardella (Team Tugman) MD Jerry Hill (Danbury), 13-3
5. Jaiden James (Killingly) FOR Theodore Goetz (New Canaan), 0-0
87 LBS
Final: Justin Shay (Empire) pin Joshua Howard (Team Tugman), 0:41
3. Cael Wilderman (New Canaan) pin Jake Elpi (KT Kidz), 2:32
5. Kenna Gioffre (Newtown) dec. Jackson Sorel (Killingly), 1-0
90 LBS
Final: Luca Manfredi (Newtown) pin Jesse Defonce (Danbury), 3:20
3. Brendan Mulvhill (New Milford) pin Jacob Gonzales (SouthSide), 0:14
5. Joseph Morse (Montville) pin Victor Petkov (Ridgefield), 0:48
97 LBS
Final: Brayden Soleau (MarcAurele) dec. Jonah Weber (FishEye), 3-1
3. Antonio Madero (SouthSide) dec. William Smith (Empire), 6-4
5. Colton Thorpe (Team Tugman) TF Ethan Rivera (KT Kidz), 19-5 3:00
102 LBS
Final: Matthew Lopes (Empire) MD Joshua Nieroda (KT Kidz), 12-3
3. Zavier Hernandez (Norwalk) dec. Kaden Ware (Killingly), 5-1
5. Trey Kaupp (New Canaan) TF Carson Brown (Colchester), 12-0 3:00
106 LBS
Final: Angelo Pellicci (New Canaan) dec. William Henckel (Team Tugman), 4-2
3. Thomas Bock (Empire) dec. Jake Coniglio (New Milford), 1-0
5. Yaxier Rivera (East Hartford Stingers) pin Sammy Montovani (KT Kidz), 2:26
110 LBS
Final: Ronnie Christolin (Norwalk) MD Chad Mairano (FishEye), 11-0
3. Aidan Squier (KT Kidz) pin Landon Dionne (Gladiator), 2:17
5. Tyler Quinn (Colchester) dec. Warren Little (SouthSide), 2-0
114 LBS
Final: Jack Richardson (Team Tugman) dec. Eric Grant (Vougars Honors), 2-1
3. Ray Decamillo jr (Norwalk) dec. Caden Hill (East Hartford Stingers), 7-2
5. Drayvn Roberts (East Hartford Stingers) dec. Guy Zegarelli (New Milford), 7-1
119 LBS
Final: Joey Iamunno (Team Tugman) pin Nathan Hotchkiss (FishEye), 0:44
3. Cavin Napoletano (KT Kidz) dec. Jeremy Devine (Hebron – RHAM), 1-0
5. Patrick Zoccolillo (New Canaan) dec. Tyler Smith (SouthSide), 4-2
125 LBS
Final: Ben Plaue (Newtown) dec. Fisher Stites (Newtown), 5-0
3. Ryan Gilchrist (Norwalk) MD Tynan Lim (New Milford), 8-0
5. Jason Singer (Norwalk) FOR Michael Killoy (South Windsor Wrestlng), 0-0
130 LBS
Final: Khalil Bourjeili (New Milford) MD Jacob Martone (KT Kidz), 9-0
3. Nicholas Fatone (Norwalk) pin Brenden Toppin (KT Kidz), 1:23
5. Jesean Lewis (East Hartford Stingers) dec. Raul Valle (Milford), 7-5
136 LBS
Final: Lorenzo Caratozzolo (Norwalk) dec. Alexis Adams (FishEye), 4-2 SV
3. Matthew Ferrucci (KT Kidz) pin Ryan Zyvanowicz (Fishercats), 2:44
5. Caiden Watson (Southington) pin Jack Magrath (SouthSide), 2:35
149 LBS
Final: Trystan Alves (FishEye) dec. Cayden Martin (Pomperaug), 2-1 TB2
3. Kieran Mcguire (Norwalk) dec. Soren Rief (MarcAurele), 7-5
5. Michael Seward (MarcAurele) dec. Dylan Scarboroug (East Hartford Stingers), 5-0
165 LBS
Final: Nate Taylor (Team Tugman) dec. Drew Schwartz (KT Kidz), 8-3
3. Naszier Matthews (Ledyard – Roughhouse) pin Dominic Iaquinto (Danbury), 1:50
5. Charlie Gruetzner (New Fairfield 3 Style) dec. Aethan Munden (SouthSide), 7-5
187 LBS
Final: Brendan Gilchrist (Norwalk) pin Donny Shivas (Pomperaug), 0:44
3. Lukas Cylwik (SouthSide) dec. Douglas Traynor (New Fairfield 3 Style), 7-0
5. Devin Exarhoulias (Killingly) dec. Sean Donovan (Danbury), 6-2
250 LBS
Final: Joseph Sansone (SouthSide) pin Xykair Dailey (Newington Blackhawks), 0:29
3. Anthony Sanchez (New London) tech fall Owen Turner (Killingly), 13-0 2:07
5. Gotti Diaz (Windham – Silverback) pin Jeremiah Torres (New London), 2:51

INTERMEDIATE
53 LBS
Final: Cole Desiano (Empire) dec. Bradley Ament (MarcAurele), 4-2
3. Angel Stimson (Killingly) dec. Brandon Campbell jr. (Southington), 11-9
5. Eli Shea (SouthSide) pin Nicholas Szestakow (KT Kidz), 0:15
56 LBS
Final: Jaxson Bailey (KT Kidz) dec. Zack Dixon (South Windsor), 6-3
3. Geovanni Ramos (Meriden) pin Hudson Fry (Ascension), 1:50
5. Travis Gauvin (Ascension) pin Dominic Smeraglino (Newtown), 1:56
59 LBS
Final: Maxwell Malitsky (Newtown) dec. Lukas Boxley (Ledyard – Roughhouse), 3-2
3. Soloman Johns (FishEye) dec. Ryan Mcveigh (New Fairfield 3 Style), 4-0
5. Carter Lanzilli (Ridgefield) dec. Cole Lemovitz (Killingly), 6-0
63 LBS
Final: Joseph Pellicci (New Canaan) dec. Landon Herdic (MarcAurele), 4-2 SV
3. Benjamin Torres (FishEye) dec. Jaxon Sgrulletta (Empire), 11-4
5. Chase Deschaine (Ascension) pin Jax Opotzner (Pomperaug), 0:52
67 LBS
Final: Isaiah Mcdaniel (MarcAurele) dec. Brodie Block (Ridgefield), 4-1
3. Dylan Meyers (Empire) dec. Max Richardson (Team Tugman), 6-0
5. Gunnar Castle (FishEye) dec. Jacob Jones (Stamford), 3-0
71 LBS
Final: Taiyo Gemme (MarcAurele) dec. Riley Storozuk (East Hartford Stingers), 9-0
3. Matthew Stoerzinger (Newtown) dec. Hubert Szymko (SouthSide), 11-1
5. Liam Mcgovern (Newtown) pin Zishawn Carraway (Meriden), 2:37
77 LBS
Final: Lucas Judd (MarcAurele) pin Antonio Arguello (Newtown), 1:46
3. Jeremy McGrath (Team Tugman) dec. Alex Lamarre (Gladiator), 6-0
5. Hunter Debellis (New Fairfield 3 Style) dec. Dylahn Perez (Stamford), 5-2
84 LBS
Final: Vincent Rivera (East Hartford Stingers) dec. Ava Guilmette (Ascension), 6-3
3. Steven Accomando (Empire) pin Henry Smith (Milford), 0:30
5. Troy Torres-morey (Windham – Silverback) dec. Nolan Horn (Newtown), 7-2
93 LBS
Final: Riely Georgian (MarcAurele) dec. Jovan Delemos (East Hartford Stingers), 6-1
3. Mason Yang (South Windsor) pin Dominic Creaco (Newington Blackhawks), 1:59
5. Lanah Holeman (Ledyard – Roughhouse) dec. Mason Oliver (SouthSide), 3-1, OT
105 LBS
Final: Vincent Oliveira (Danbury) tech fall Domenic Cunningham (MarcAurele), 12-0 2:33
3. Gabriel Georges (New London) pin Maxwell Gray (Norwich – Strike Zone), 0:43
5. Onix Santiago (East Hartford Stingers) pin Carter Marciano (Meriden), 1:01

NOVICE
58 LBS
Final: Brighton Karvoski (Newtown) pin Francesa Gusfa (KT Kidz), 0:35
3. Bradey Jonasch (Killingly) tech fall Eric Fusscas (MarcAurele), 12-0 1:15
5. Gavin Hogan-cook (New London) forfeit over Robert Barry (Danbury), 0-0
63 LBS
Final: Peter Annis (FishEye) pin Kayla Batres (SouthSide), 2:47
3. William Accorsi (Somers) dec. Chase Kastner (Southington), 11-0
5. Dylan Desanti (KT Kidz) pin Adrian Photopoulos (New Milford), 0:48
67 LBS
Final: Mason Whitney (Colchester) dec. Sawyer Peduto (Newtown), 5-2 SV
3. Cristian Pote (Empire) dec. Christopher Montovani (KT Kidz), 3-2
5. Harrison Accorsi (Somers) dec. Timothy Henry (Fairfield PAL), 8-4
70 LBS
Final: Isaac Quiles (East Harford Stingers) dec. Brady Kaupp (New Canaan), 6-4 SV
3. Brady Zadora (Killingly) MD Ryan Laing (Norwalk), 8-0
5. Jack Gedney (FishEye) pin Hoshena Gemme (MarcAurele), 1:47
74 LBS
Final: Colby Houle (FishEye) dec. Braylon Gonzalez (MarcAurele), 4-0
3. Joshua Frith (MarcAurele) dec. Leo Moore (Ridgefield), 6-1
5. Rosco Cook (Southington) pin Torsten Wallin (Amity), 2:50
78 LBS
Final: William Leischner (Ledyard – Roughhouse) dec. Chase Catalano (MarcAurele), 6-4, OT
3. Joseph Mahoney (Empire) dec. Cael Loria (KT Kidz), 2-0
5. Harry Kittredge (New Canaan) MD Coleman Finn (FishEye), 9-1
82 LBS
Final: Dominick Spadaro (SouthSide) dec. Maximus Morse (Montville), 5-0
3. Evan Schibi (Empire) dec. Johnny Carrozza (Ridgefield), 7-0
5. Jake Maddox (Newtown) MD Tate Mairano (FishEye), 8-0
86 LBS
Final: Nicholas Singer (Norwalk) TF Brendan Mcanaspie (Newtown), 12-0 2:14
3. Luke Chapman (Montville) pin Hector Torres iii (FishEye), 1:34
5. Willam Motley (Norwalk) dec. Harrison Muller (Danbury), 2-0
92 LBS
Final: Lincoln Carlson (MarcAurele) dec. Lucas Gannotti (Montville), 7-1
3. Marc Maurath (Newtown) pin Tyler Peterson (New Fairfield 3 Style), 1:23
5. Jacob Gordon (South Windsor) dec. Natalia Accorsi (Somers), 4-2
98 LBS
Final: Carlo Tucci (Norwalk) dec. Brennan Botelho (New Milford), 7-2
3. Maximus Konopka (FishEye) dec. Ryan Schneider (Norwalk), 4-0
5. Shakur Muhammed (Meriden) pin Charlie Pavia (Norwalk), 1:53
108 LBS
Final: Dylan Warner (MarcAurele) dec. Scott Romano (Redding Easton), 5-4
3. Eric Coons (Danbury) pin Colin Falla (Norwalk), 1:40
5. Maurice Ellis jr. (SouthSide) dec. Matthew Gish (Minutemen), 6-0
117 LBS
Final: Charles Weidman (KT Kidz) dec. Jayson Diaz (SouthSide), 3-2
3. Aaron Young (KT Kidz) dec. Kyle Amirault (Glastonbury), 9-6
5. Jeremiah Dejesus (New Britain) dec. Franco Barbalinardo (SouthSide), 3-1
135 LBS
Final: Ryan Gruetzner (New Fairfield 3 Style) dec. Nicholas Ebrahimi (Minutemen), 5-1
3. Michael Marini (Norwalk) pin Nolan Plourde (Hebron – RHAM), 0:51
5. Hiram Sepulveda (Minutemen) dec. Jacob Beiler (Enfield), 2-1

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