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State wrestlers earn NHSCA Academic All-American honors

Seventeen Connecticut wrestlers were selected to be part of the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) Academic All-American team.

Two state wrestlers were named to the first team, five were named to the second team and 10 received honorable mention recognition.

All nominees were required to carry a minimum grade point average of 3.6 on a scale of 4.0.

Brookfield High senior Matthew Carrozza and Greens Farms Academy senior Peter Kane (Fairfield) were named to the first team Academic All-American team.

Newtown’s Luca Manfredi, Ridgefield’s Nathan Blaha and Dominic Barrella and Greens Farms Academy’s Nathan Taylor and Marcus Murabito were named second team Academic All-Americans.

It’s the 28th year that the NHSCA has honored athletes from across the country in 22 different sports with Academic All-American honors.

Connecticut wrestlers winning NHSCA Academic All-American honors in 2022.

Award Name Grade High School
First Team Matthew Carrozza Senior Brookfield HS
First Team Peter Kane Senior Greens Farms Academy
Second Team Luca Manfredi Junior Newtown HS
Second Team Nathan Blaha Senior Ridgefield HS
Second Team Dominic Barrella Sophomore Ridgefield HS
Second Team Nathan Taylor Sophomore Greens Farms Academy
Second Team Marcus Murabito Senior Greens Farms Academy
Honorable Mention Dominic Iaquinto Sophomore Danbury HS
Honorable Mention Alexander Blaha Senior Ridgefield HS
Honorable Mention Marc Maurath Freshman Newtown HS
Honorable Mention Tommy Milligan Sophomore Newtown HS
Honorable Mention Fisher Stites Sophomore Newtown HS
Honorable Mention Victor Petkov Sophomore Ridgefield HS
Honorable Mention Jeremy Devine Junior RHAM HS
Honorable Mention Jerry Hill Junior Bethel HS
Honorable Mention Daniel Carrozza Sophomore Brookfield HS
Honorable Mention Brendan McAnaspie Freshman Newtown HS

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