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Danbury, Killingly have early leads in conference tournaments

The NEISWA championships are being held in the Hartford Armory this year. Greens Farms Academy is hosting the tournament.

HARTFORD, February 14, 2020 — Conference championship meets will be held across the state on Saturday.

At the Eastern Connecticut Conference, two-time defending champion Killingly has the early lead with 97½ points with 11 wrestlers in the championship round and three in the consolation bracket. NFA is second with 76½ points.

At the FCIAC championship tournament, Danbury holds a 115-89 lead over Fairfield Warde with Trumbull in third place with 82 points. All 14 Danbury wrestlers are still in the tournament with 13 in the championship bracket and one in the consolation bracket. Warde has 11 left in the championship bracket and three in the consolation brackets.

With 10 wrestlers in the championship round, Brunswick School from Greenwich is in second place after day one of the New England Independent School Wrestling Association (NEISWA) championships at the Hartford Armory.

Defending co-champion Belmont Hill from Belmont, Mass., is in first place with 56 points thanks to nine wrestlers in the championship round and three remaining in the consolation round. Brunswick and defending co-champion Northfield Mt. Hermon are second with 46 points. Westport’s Greens Farms Academy is fifth with 34 points and seven wrestlers left in the championship round.

Wrestling begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. and the tournament will include a girls division for the first time.

Berkshire Valley Tournament at Thomaston
Defending champion: Gilbert
Of note: Berkshire League teams have won all five of the previous Berkshire Valley tournaments. Gilbert is the two-time defending tournament champion

CCC Large Division tournament (New Britain, Southington, Glastonbury, East Hartford, Manchester, Hall, Conard, Enfield, Simsbury, Newington, South Windsor, Middletown, Farmington) at Simsbury

CCC Small Division tournament (Windsor, Maloney, Bristol Central, Wethersfield, Bristol Eastern, E.O. Smith, Avon, Platt, Berlin, RHAM, Tolland, Rocky Hill, Plainville, East Catholic) at Bristol Central
Of note: The CCC hosted a 32-team tournament in 2018 with Southington winning.

ECC championships at Fitch-Groton
Defending champion: Killingly
Schedule: Saturday: Championship semifinals and consolation quarterfinals, 11 a.m.; consolation semifinals, 1:30 p.m.; consolation finals, 2:45 p.m. championship finals, 4:30 p.m.
Watch it: Championship finals will be streamed lived on
Current tournament results (

FCIAC championships at New Canaan
Defending champion: Danbury
Of note: On Saturday, wrestling begins with semifinals and consolation quarterfinals at 10 a.m. and consolation semifinals at noon. At 2 p.m. is the matches for third and fifth place. The finals begin at 4 p.m.
Watch it: FCIAC championship finals will be streamed live by LocalLive
Current tournament results

NCCC championships at Suffield
Defending champion: Canton
Of note: Canton has won the last three NCCC Tournament titles.

SCC championships at Mercy High-Middletown
Defending champion: Xavier
Of note: Xavier has won the last three SCC Tournaments and seven of the last eight. Foran in 2016 broke the run with a victory.

SWC championships at Pomperaug-Southbury
Defending champion: Newtown

New England Prep School championships at Hartford Armory
Defending champion: Belmont Hill-Belmont, MA and Northfield-Mt. Hermon (Northfield MA)
Of note: Wrestling begins at 9 a.m. Nearly 40 girls are register to compete in the first New England prep school girls championship tournament

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 35 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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