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Connecticut roster for Junior and 16U nationals in Fargo released

Team Connecticut works out in Bridgeport Sunday at South Side Wrestling Club. (Photo courtesy Sarah Jadach, USA Wrestling Connecticut)

Competitors from across the country will in Fargo, North Dakota in July for the 51st annual USA Wrestling Junior and 16U national championship meet at the FargoDome.

The meet will be held July 16-22 with competition in freestyle and Greco-Roman for boys and freestyle for girls. Junior Division competitors must in grades 9-12 and can’t be over the age of 18.

The Connecticut team released their roster recently. Forty athletes are on the Connecticut including three girls who are nationally ranked – Norwalk’s Calli Gilchrist, Amity’s Camryn Brown and Southbury’s Sarah Henckel.

Seven national champions have come from Connecticut with Southbury’s William Henckel the latest wrestler to win a national title. He won at 145 pounds in 16U freestyle a year ago.

Gilchrist and Brown both earned medals and All-American honors at last year’s tournament. Gilchrist was third in 16U freestyle at 112 pounds while Brown was seventh 122 in the 16U freestyle.


CONNECTICUT

Junior freestyle
106: Noah Glider
120: Antonio Ortiz, Joseph Stoerzinger
126: Stephen Kovaleski, JT Schneider, Matthew Carrozza
132: Nathaniel Nagel, Anthony Basile
138: Laitham Arias, Colton Thorpe, John Mairano, Ronnie Christolin
145: Tyler Shea, Cavin Napoletano, Caiden Talento
160: Chad Mairano
182: Zahir McLean-Felix, Nathan Taylor
220: Michael Bartush, Christopher Murphy, Nehemias Pettway

Junior Greco-Roman
106: Noah Glider
120: Antonio Ortiz, Joseph Stoerzinger
126: Stephen Kovaleski
132: Anthony Basile
138: Nathaniel Nagel, Laitham Arias, Colton Thorpe
145: Tyler Shea, Cavin Napoletano
220: Michael Bartush, Christopher Murphy, Nehemias Pettway

Junior women’s freestyle
100: Samantha Yap
112: Gianna Silva, Calli Gilchrist
122: Lindsey Rywolt
127: Esther Ribeiro
132: Camryn Brown
138: Kelly Aspras
152: Brianna Seixas

16U freestyle
113: Owen Sheiman
120: Brady Kaupp, Dominick Spadaro, Jackson Heslin
126: Ben Zuckerman
132: Andrew De La Rosa
138: Dylan Sherman
145: Donell Young
195: Aethan Munden

16U Greco-Roman
120: Dominick Spadaro, Jackson Heslin
126: Ben Zuckerman
132: Andrew De La Rosa
138: Dylan Sherman
145: Donell Young
195: Aethan Munden

16U women’s freestyle
122: Lindsey Rywolt
127: Esther Ribeiro, Rylee Donohue
138: Sarah Henckel, Kelly Aspras

FloWrestling nationally ranked girls: Calli Gilchrist (No. 30 at 117), Camryn Brown (No. 21 at 132), Sarah Henckel (No. 13 at 144)

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

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