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Staples High wrestling team honored for helping neighbors

Staples won the Griswold Midseason Invitational for the first time in February. (Photo courtesy Staples Wrestling)

WESTPORT, July 6, 2020 — The Staples High wrestling team was honored as the team of the week by the CIAC and the Hartford Athletic pro soccer team.

Students from the Wreckers squad raised $3,000 to help assistant coach Alex Kappel provide meals and supplies for some of Kappel’s students and their families in Bridgeport during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Staples was 22-5 last winter and finished third at the FCIAC Tournament. The Wreckers took sixth at the CIAC Class LL  championships.

Any high school program including sports, eSports, theater, robotics and band are eligible to be nominated. Winning programs will be selected based on community engagement and competitive excellence.

The Staples wrestlers will be recognized at a future Hartford Athletic match.

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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