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Trumbull wins first state title; Another title for Killingly; No. 1 Xavier dominates

East Hartford’s Isaac Quiles celebrates after his pin of Ridgefield’s Dominic Barrella to win the Class LL title at 120 pounds Saturday. (Photo courtesy Leigh Busby)

Key victories on two mats away from the spotlight of the championship finals helped the Trumbull High wrestling team win their first state championship with a 3½-point win over East Hartford Saturday at the Class LL championship meet in Trumbull.

Trumbull outlasted East Hartford, 181-177½ with Danbury finishing third with 172½ points. The Eagles finished second in Class LL twice in 2019 and 2013.

In the final round, the championship mat is center stage with the third place and fifth place bouts on the outside. But the Eagles went 4-0 with wins on those outer mats.

Lucas Cylwik (285), Aethan Munden (195) and Warren Little (170) each finished third with Oscar Rodriguez (106) finishing fifth. Munden won in OT while Little picked up two bonus points for winning with a pin.

“We wrestled over our heads and everybody contributed,” Trumbull coach Charlie Anderson told GameTimeCT’s David Stewart. “We got points from every single person on the team and that’s what you’ve got to do to win this.”

For Anderson, the Hall of Fame coach, it was his first state championship in a coaching career that began in Norwalk. He became a head coach in Norwalk in 1991.

Trumbull had two finalists with Sam Lapham (152) and Mike Gianetti (220) each finishing second.

Fairfield Warde’s Dominick Spadaro beat Norwalk’s Phoenix Gardella in overtime to win the Class LL title at 126 pounds Saturday in Trumbull. (Photo courtesy Leigh Busby)

A year ago, East Hartford won a share of their first Class LL title with Danbury. This year, the Hornets had five finalists and three individual champions. Isaac Quiles (120) and Drayvn Roberts (160) each won their second straight Class LL title while Jaeckez Mendez (138) won his first.

Yaxier Rivera (145) finished second in a 4-2 loss to Brien McMahon’s Zavier Hernandez while Norwalk’s Brendan Gilchrist (195) won his second straight Class LL title with an 11-4 win over East Hartford’s Sammy Montovani.

Danbury finished third for the first time since 2014. But the Hatters got state championship victories from Cristian Pote (106), Dominic Iaquinto (182) and Nun Ajdinoski (285). For Iaquinto and Ajdinoski, it was back-to-back titles. Ajdinoski topped Fairfield Prep’s Malachi Mercer-Robinson in three OT, 3-2.

The Gilchrist brothers – Ryan and Brendan – won state titles with Ryan winning at 170 pounds and Brendan prevailing at 195 pounds. They become the 21st set of brothers to win state titles on the same day.

Fairfield Warde finished fourth (158½) with three individual champions – Owen Sheiman (113) Dominick Spadaro (126) and Nehemias Pettway (220), who was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler with three pins. A reversal with 1:18 remaining in the match gave Shieman a 4-2 win over New Britain’s Cameron Cardona.

For the second consecutive week, Spadaro and Norwalk’s Phoenix Gardella went to overtime with Spadaro getting a two-point takedown to win the state title with a 4-2 victory. A week ago, it was Gardella with a 6-4 win in OT at the FCIAC championship meet.

Two girls earned medals in the tournament. Brien McMahon’s Calli Gilchrist finished fourth at 113 pounds after dropping a 4-2 decision in overtime to Ryan Laing of Norwalk. Stamford’s Samantha Yap finished sixth at 106 pounds.

East Hartford’s Jaeckez Mendez (top) controls Southington’s Josh Howard in the Class LL final at 138 pounds. Mendez won, 8-4. (Photo courtesy Leigh Busby)

Killingly wins another Class S title
KILLINGLY, Feb. 18, 2023 – With three individual champions and four finalists, No. 10 Killingly won their second Class S title since 2020 with an 11-point win over New Fairfield, 213½ to 202½ points.

The Rebels had four individual champions and had their best finish since taking third in Class M in 2016. Joe Mahoney (120) and Doug Traynor (285) won their second straight Class S titles. Thomas Bock (145) and Vincent Tripaldi (126) also won for New Fairfield.

Killingly had nine wrestlers earn medals by finishing in the top six of their respective weight class led by state champions Ian Cathell (113), Kaden Ware (132) and Jack Richardson (152).

Richardson won his second straight Class S title while Ware won his third Class S championship. Ware lost a chance at winning four state titles when the 2021 season was cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was the sixth state title for Killingly and second in Class S. Killingly won four Class M titles from 2003-19.

Killingly won the Class S championship by outlasting New Fairfield and rival Windham. (Photo courtesy Killingly athletics)

Windham, which won the ECC title a week ago, had two individual champions – Malachi Fowler (195) and Yael Garcia-Rodriguez (220) and finished third with 188 points. The Whippets had four wrestlers finish third and one take fourth but it wasn’t enough to catch Killingly.

Lewis Mills freshman Jack Gedney, who won the CCC Tournament two weeks ago, won a Class S title at 106 pounds with two pins and a pair of wins by technical fall.

He became the third Lewis Mills wrestler to win a state title. The last Mills wrestler to win a Class S title was David Soden in 1992. Gedney trains with Simsbury.

With four pins, Nonnewaug’s Jack Wendel (182) won his second straight Class S title and was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. Three of Wendel’s pins were 52 seconds or faster.

Old Lyme’s Hoshena Gemma became just the second girl to earn a spot in the final of a CIAC boys wrestling tournament when she earned a spot in the 113-pound final in the Class S tournament.

Trailing 3-0 in the semifinals to Canton’s Nick Leadbetter, Gemma got a takedown with 1:29 remaining in the third period to cut the lead to one. She got a three-point near fall with 18 seconds left to earn a 5-3 victory. In the finals, Gemma fell to Cathell, 10-5.

The only other girl to make a final was Montville’s Jessica Bennett, who finished second 103 pounds in the Class M tournament in 2009.

No. 1 Xavier dominates in Class L tournament
GUILFORD, Feb. 18, 2023 – With nine finalists and six individual champions, No. 1 Xavier won their third straight Class L championship Saturday.

The Falcons prevailed with 293½ points with No. 2 New Milford finishing second with 269 points, Simsbury grabbing third with 211 points and No. 6 Newtown finishing fourth with 204 points.

Xavier’s Raekwon Shabazz (106) won his second straight Class L title with teammates Braylon Gonzalez (113), Kevin Kasperowski (120), Kyle Levesque (132), Anthony Basile (138), and Charles Weidman (182) also bringing home championships.

New Milford’s Khalil Bourjelli won his second state championship for the Green Wave with a pin in the finals at 160 pounds. Bourjelli won a state title as a freshman at 113 pounds, lost his sophomore season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and got hurt a year ago.

The Green Wave had three wrestlers finish second — Alex Oberc (106), Tynan Lim (132) and Adam Oberc (195) and four wrestlers taking third place — Braden Olmstead (138), Ryder Langlois (145), Brennan Botelho (152), and Christopher Reiss (220).

Newtown had four individual champions. Luca Manfredi (152) won a Class L title for the second straight year with a 3-1 win over Xavier’s Matthew Ferrucci with Nighthawk teammates Marc Maurath (145), Fisher Stites (170) and John DaSilva (285) also winning state titles.

Simsbury’s Griffin Devivo won a state championship at 126 with a 7-4 win over Xavier’s Carl Loria while Trojan teammates Nick Savarese (120) and Chad Mairano (170) each finishing second. Tyler Sinatro took third place.

2023 CIAC Class LL championships
At Trumbull
Team Scores: 1. Trumbull 181; 2. East Hartford 177½; 3. Danbury 172½; 4. Fairfield Warde 158½; 5. Southington 150; 6. Fairfield Ludlowe 135; 7. Fairfield Prep 128; 8. Norwalk 127; 9. Ridgefield 107; 10. Hall 106; 11. Norwich Free Academy 102; 12. Glastonbury 89; 13. East Lyme/Norwich Tech 82½; 14. Enfield 73; 14. New Britain 73; 16. Staples 72; 17. Manchester 67; 18. Brien McMahon 47½; 19. Greenwich 45; 20. Stamford 28; 21. Conard 22; 22. Darien 20; 23. New Haven 19; 24. Westhill 16
Individual results
106 pounds
Final: Cristian Pote (Danbury) dec. Jack Francis (Staples), 6-0
Third: Michael Ortiz (Hall) dec. Joseph Garofalo (Southington), 4-2
Fifth: Oscar Rodriquez (Trumbull) dec. Samantha Yap (Stamford), 5-0
113 pounds
Final: Owen Sheiman Fairfield Warde) dec. Cameron Cardona (New Britain), 4-2
Third: Ryan Laing (Norwalk) dec. Calli Gilchrist (Brien McMahon), 4-2 OT
Fifth: Ryan Ouelette (Glastonbury) pin Armen Arakelian (Conard), 2:37
120 pounds
Final: Isaac Quiles (East Hartford) pin Dominic Barrella (Ridgefield), 4:31
Third: Jaiden James (NFA) dec. Sebastian Rodriguez (Fairfield Prep), 2-0
Fifth: Victor Velez (Danbury) dec. Shane Ryan (Trumbull), 6-1
126 pounds
Final: Dominick Spadaro (Fairfield Warde) dec. Phoenix Gardella (Norwalk), 4-2 SV
Third: Jared Mangiafico (Southington) dec. Ethan Buonanducci (Enfield), 7-0
Fifth: Antonio Ortiz (Hall) dec. John Carrozza (Ridgefield), 3-2
132 pounds
Final: Colton Thorpe (Southington) pin Dylan Sherman (Fairfield Ludlowe), 3:38
Third: Jack Dean (Fairfield Warde) dec. Laitham Arias (Hall), 5-0
Fifth: Leo Moore (Ridgefield) dec. Ioannis Rountos (Danbury), 4-0
138 pounds
Final: Jaeckez Mendez (East Hartford) dec. Josh Howard (Southington), 8-4
Third: Nick Fatone (Norwalk) dec. Victor Petkov (Ridgefield), 4-2
Fifth: Andrew De La Rosa (Glastonbury) major dec. Dugan Marsh (NFA), 11-0
145 pounds
Final: Zavier Hernandez (Brien McMahon) dec. Yaxier Rivera (East Hartford), 4-2
Third: William Smith (Fairfield Prep) major dec. Joseph Morse (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 13-4
Fifth: Kyle Amirault (Glastonbury) forfeit over Luviss Offarill (New Britain)
152 pounds
Final: Donell Young (Fairfield Ludlowe) pin Sam Lapham (Trumbull), 4:29
Third: Thomas Brunelli (NFA) pin Ryan Zydanowicz (Hall), 3:22
Fifth: Elijah Asberry (Manchester) pin K’dyn McBride (Enfield), 4:33
160 pounds
Final: Drayvn Roberts (East Hartford) dec. Lincoln Carlson (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 4-2
Third: Lucas Rosen (Staples) dec. Noah Colon (Manchester), 7-4
Fifth: Jeffrey Hutzelmann (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Alex Sparks-Bakota (Trumbull), 2-0
170 pounds
Final: Ryan Gilchrist (Norwalk) pin Tai Phillippe Harris (Manchester), 3:39
Third: Warren Little (Trumbull) pin Luke Raisanen (Fairfield Ludlowe), 0:38
Fifth: Tyler Smith (Fairfield Prep) pin Patrick Jensen (Hall), 1:00
182 pounds
Final: Dominic Iaquinto (Danbury) dec. Brayden Soleau (East Lyme/Norwich Tech), 5-4
Third: Andrey Kosygin (Ridgefield) pin Zaire Wallace (NFA), 4:16
Fifth: Troy Giaccone (Glastonbury) pin Louis Soracco (Fairfield Warde), 2:33
195 pounds
Final: Brendan Gilchrist (Norwalk) dec. Sammy Montovani (East Hartford), 11-4
Third: Aethan Munden (Trumbull) dec. Daniel Craig (Danbury), 3-1 OT
Fifth: Brian Seiler (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Benjamin Virgulak (Fairfield Prep), 6-2
220 pounds
Final: Nehemias Pettway (Fairfield Warde) pin Mike Gianetti (Trumbull), 4:44
Third: Jhonnyel Ramirez (Danbury) dec. Aaron Mysatyukow (Southington), 4-2
Fifth: David Kamladze (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Michael Zapor (New Britain), 3-0
285 pounds
Final: Nuh Ajdinoski (Danbury) dec. Malachi Mercer-Robinson (Fairfield Prep), 3-2, 3 OT
Third: Lukas Cylwik Trumbull) dec. Keonta Crawford (Enfield), 8-1
Fifth: Andrew Falla (Greenwich) major dec. Justin Bonilla (New Haven), 13-4
Outstanding wrestler: Nehemias Pettway, Fairfield Warde (220)
Class LL brackets and results (FloArena)

2023 CIAC Class L championships
At Guilford
Team Scores: 1. Xavier 293½; 2. New Milford 269; 3. Simsbury 211; 4. Newtown 204; 5. Stratford 139; 6. Guilford 96½; 7. South Windsor 93; 8. Amity 86; 9. New Canaan 84; 10. Bristol Central 67; 11. Bunnell 61; 12. Maloney 60; 12. Windsor 60; 14. Newington 50; 15. Middletown 49; 16. Farmington 41; 16. Fitch 41; 18. Cheshire 39; 19. Pomperaug 36; 20. Shelton 29; 21. Wilton 21; 22. Harding 19; 23. Wethersfield 12
Individual results
106 pounds
Final: Raekwon Shabazz (Xavier) tech fall Alex Oberc (New Milford), 20-5 5:32
Third: Tommy Milligan (Newtown) dec. Logan Gagne (Maloney), 9-2
Fifth: Ethan Quinn (Simsbury) pin Engher Disla Almonte (Bristol Central), 0:33
113 pounds
Final: Braylon Gonzalez (Xavier) dec. Kyden Merlin (South Windsor), 7-0
Third: Kenna Gioffre (Newtown) dec. Coleman Finn (Simsbury), 5-0
Fifth: Kaden Dragon Bristol Central) pin Caden Reynolds (New Milford), 0:51
120 pounds
Final: Kevin Kasperowski (Xavier) dec. Nick Savarese (Simsbury), 7-2
Third: John Lorenti (Amity) pin Steve Purcell (Pomperaug), 2:51
Fifth: Adrian Photopoulos (New Milford) dec. Marcus Cavallo (Stratford), 13-8
126 pounds
Final: Griffin Devivo (Simsbury) dec. Cael Loria (Xavier), 7-4
Third: Jacob Gordon (South Windsor) pin Julianna Morris (Pomperaug), 4:50
Fifth: Tyler Roussel (New Milford) pin Giovanny Jeanty (Bunnell), 1:52
132 pounds
Final: Kyle Levesque (Xavier) major dec. Tynan Lim (New Milford), 20-7
Third: Nathaniel Nagel (Stratford) major dec. John Granger (Simsbury), 11-3
Fifth: Trey Kaupp (New Canaan) forfeit over Maurice Ellis (Bunnell)
138 pounds
Final: Anthony Basile (Xavier) pin Landon Dionne (Bristol Central), 5:54
Third: Braden Olmstead (New Milford) pin Derek McMahon (Middletown), 3:37
Fifth: Elijah McDermott Guilford) dec. Henry Terifay (Newtown), 12-10
145 pounds
Final: Marc Maurath (Newtown) dec. Maximus Morse (Xavier), 4-3
Third: Ryder Langlois (New Milford) pin Cooper Macnevin (Amity), 5:01
Fifth: Austin Coiro (Simsbury) pin Connor Nash (Cheshire), 1:07
152 pounds
Final: Luca Manfredi (Newtown) dec. Matthew Ferrucci (Xavier), 3-1
Third: Brennan Botelho (New Milford) pin Cael Wilderman (New Canaan), 1:27
Fifth: Spencer Ferullo (Amity) dec. Brendan Shugrue (Simsbury), 8-3
160 pounds
Final: Khalil Bourjelli (New Milford) pin Zachary White (Newington), 1:16
Third: Teddy Goetz (New Canaan) dec. Rome Smith (Cheshire), 3-2
Fifth: Jayshaun Barrett (South Windsor) DEF Zachary Fong (Xavier)
170 pounds
Final: Fisher Stites (Newtown) dec. Chad Mairano Simsbury), 11-5
Third: Alejandro Colberg-Martinez (Guilford) dec. Ares Savvides (South Windsor), 7-0
Fifth: Branimir Lah (Amity) dec. Angelo Fernandez (New Milford), 6-3
182 pounds
Final: Charles Weidman (Xavier) tech fall Jesse Baldwin (Middletown), 20-5 5:52
Third: Justin Duhancik (Stratford) pin Christian Sewell (Windsor), 2:59
Fifth: Tyler Rebick (Simsbury) dec. Chayten Prashant (New Milford), 2-0
195 pounds
Final: Jake Kszywanos (Stratford) major dec. Adam Oberc (New Milford), 9-0
Third: Tyler Sinatro (Simsbury) pin Charles Dunn (Newtown), 5:18
Fifth: Gilbert Clay (New Canaan) dec. Liam Alberti (Guilford), 5-4
220 pounds
Final: James Duhancik (Stratford) dec. Naszier Matthews (Fitch), 9-2
Third: Christopher Reiss (New Milford) pin Nick Debrito (Farmington), 0:56
Fifth: Vincent Scileppi (Xavier) pin Chefren Spodnik (Harding), 3:43
285 pounds
Final: John Dasilva (Newtown) pin Carl Mullings (Bunnell), 2:29
Third: Logan Murphy (Guilford) dec. Jaxon Yang (Windsor), 5-3
Fifth: Alden Gaboury (Xavier) dec. Kellen Wilson (Simsbury), 1-0
Outstanding wrestler: Khail Bourjelli, New Milford (160)
Class L brackets and results (Flo Arena)

2023 CIAC Class M championships
At Milford
 (Jonathan Law)
Team Scores: 1. Avon 196½; 2. RHAM 196; 3. Foran 187; 4. Berlin 183; 5. Branford 150; 6. Platt 128; 7. New London 117; 8. Lyman Mem/Windham Tech 95; 8. Suffield/Windsor Locks 95; 10. Ellis Tech 85; 11. Brookfield/Shepaug 81; 12. Daniel Hand 76; 13. Weston 75; 14. Derby/Oxford/Holy Cross 70; 15. Ledyard 68; 16. East Haven 64½; 17. Bethel 62½; 18. Notre Dame-West Haven 59½; 19. Jonathan Law 59; 20. EO Smith 56½; 21. Joel Barlow 51; 22. Bristol Eastern 43½; 23. Rockville 38; 24. Masuk 31; 25. Abbott Tech 28; 26. North Haven 23; 27. Lyman Hall 10; 28. Wolcott Tech 7; 29. Bullard Havens 4; 30. Torrington 3
Individual results
106 pounds
Final: Ben Fournier (RHAM) pin Cesar Rodriguez (Platt), 1:31
Third: Tatianna Irizarry (Ledyard) dec. Peter Annis (Suffield/Windsor Locks), 2-0
Fifth: Collin Sullivan (Berlin) dec. Matt Bray (Brookfield/Shepaug), 3-2
113 pounds
Final: Isaiah Adams Avon) pin Mason Arborio (Berlin), 4:13
Third: Keith Pokornowski (Foran) dec. Jack Batista-Fletcher (East Haven), 8-7
Fifth: Georgios Sezenias (Ellis Tech) dec. Josiah Estriplet (Ledyard), 10-9
120 pounds
Final: Jerry Hill (Bethel) tech fall Mason Hallstrom (Foran), 24-8 5:41
Third: Hunter Sanchez (Lyman Mem/Windham Tech) dec. Elijah Fagin (Avon), 3-2
Fifth: Edwin Lovely (Ellis Tech) forfeit over Andy Martinez-Soliz (New London)
126 pounds
Final: Antonio Madero (Foran) pin Jake Elpi (Branford), 4:49
Third: Kyle Currier (RHAM) dec. Tristan Gauvin (Avon), 6-2
Fifth: Joel Yaport (Platt) major dec. Brayden Hancock (Jonathan Law), 8-0
132 pounds
Final: Danny Carrozza (Brookfield/Shepaug) pin Caleb Phillips (EO Smith), 4:40
Third: Nehemiah Czelusniak (Lyman Mem/Windham Tech) major dec. Carter (Branford), 8-0
Fifth: Kolby Sanders (Ellis Tech) pin Miles Tolman (Rockville), 4:07
138 pounds
Final: Scott Romano (Joel Barlow) dec. Craig Mager (Foran), 7-0
Third: Nicholas Koops (Berlin) tech fall Gavin Plourde (RHAM), 17-2 3:51
Fifth: Larkin Pantano (Daniel Hand) pin Jereck Echevarria Castro (Platt), 2:22
145 pounds
Final: Jonah Weber (Avon) dec. Antonio Perez (Foran), 11-5
Third: Brayden McCourt (Jonathan Law) dec. Naser Saleh (Suffield/Windsor Locks), 5-3
Fifth: Hiram Sepulveda (Berlin) dec. Nathan Wolyniec (Derby/Oxford/Holy Cross), 2-1
152 pounds
Final: Caiden Talento (Platt) dec. Jeremy Devine (RHAM), 3-2
Third: Landon Vieira (Berlin) dec. Jack Janes (Avon), 7-2
Fifth: Charles Wahl (Daniel Hand) dec. Kip Faison (Brookfield/Shepaug), 4-2
160 pounds
Final: Roel Johnson (Avon) dec. Ralph Carter (Daniel Hand), 9-2
Third: Kanye Nance (New London) pin Dylan Kollar (RHAM), 1:15
Fifth: Conlan Simard (Berlin) dec. Sebastian Miranda (Notre Dame-West Haven), 5-1
170 pounds
Final: Cameron Sammarco (Lyman Mem/Windham Tech) pin Ahmed Hernandez (Platt), 0:55
Third: Greg Kealey (Branford) dec. Aidan Dejesus (Berlin), 4-1
Fifth: Xaiver Dietz (Ellis Tech) dec. Trevin Robledo-Thompson (New London), 12-6
182 pounds
Final: Joshua Nieroda (Suffield/Windsor Locks) pin Cole Snider (Branford), 3:43
Third: Joseph Cichowski (Foran) pin Gavin Fallon (Avon), 3:46
Fifth: Tatum Peiffer (Weston) pin Adam Zavecz (Bristol Eastern), 1:51
195 pounds
Final: Michael Marques (RHAM) pin Jason Toth (East Haven), 3:34
Third: Michael Melendez (Platt) pin Thomas Jeffers (EO Smith), 3:42
Fifth: William Alvarado (Masuk) forfeit over Jimmy Lowman (Notre Dame-West Haven)
220 pounds
Final: Drew Schwartz (Branford) pin Don Shivas (Derby/Oxford/Holy Cross), 5:07
Third: Nick Ebrahimi Berlin) pin Kaiden Smith (New London), 2:56
Fifth: Colin Rechenberg Suffield/Windsor Locks) pin Jagger Rees (Foran), 0:52
285 pounds
Final: Anthony Shivas (Derby/Oxford/Holy Cross) pin Oscar Tapia (Abbott Tech), 3:03
Third: Henry Santana-liriano (New London) pin Endrit Brahimaj (Bethel), 2:36
Fifth: Sean Martin (Weston) dec. Thiago Delacruz (RHAM), 9-4
Outstanding wrestler: Caiden Talento (Platt), 152
Class M brackets and results (FloArena)

2023 CIAC Class S championships
At Killingly
Team Scores: 1. Killingly 213½; 2. New Fairfield 202½; 3. Windham 188; 4. Haddam-Killingworth 165; 5. Portland 137; 6. Plainville 135; 7. Griswold/Wheeler 107; 8. Waterford 97½; 9. Canton 79; 9. Nonnewaug 79; 11. St Joseph 78½; 12. Stafford 74½; 13. Montville 66; 14. Rocky Hill 56; 15. Old Lyme 55; 16. Bacon Academy 52; 17. Putnam 49; 18. Gilbert 44½; 19. Morgan 40; 20. Somers 38½; 21. Coventry 33; 22. Terryville/Thomaston 31; 23. Lewis Mills 29; 24. Cromwell 27; 25. Sheehan 25; 26. North Branford 24; 27. Granby 21; 28. Northwestern 16; 29. Notre Dame-Fairfield 8; 30. St. Paul 3; 31. Bloomfield 1
Individual results
106 pounds
Final: Jack Gedney (Lewis Mills) tech fall Seth Christie (Griswold/Wheeler), 15-0 4:00
Third: Zachary Brzoska (St Joseph) pin Mason Connetti (Killingly), 4:38
Fifth: Jacob Olson (Putnam) dec. Derek Consolini (Stafford), 9-6
113 pounds
Final: Ian Cathell (Killingly) dec. Hoshena Gemme (Old Lyme), 10-5
Third: Delmazio Despard (Windham) dec. Nick Leadbetter (Canton), 5-4
Fifth: Adam Dean (Portland) pin Noah McCarthy (Haddam-Killingworth), 0:58
120 pounds
Final: Joe Mahoney (New Fairfield) pin Reese Titus (Canton), 0:56
Third: Gabriel Garcia (Windham) dec. Brody Quinn (Portland), 14-11
Fifth: Dominic Larabee (Morgan) pin Brody Ruest (Waterford), 0:35
126 pounds
Final: Vincent Tripaldi (New Fairfield) dec. Brady Zadora (Killingly), 8-2
Third: Christopher Manganiello (North Branford) major dec. Harrison Accorsi (Somers), 9-0
Fifth: Ethan Bochman Rodriguez (Terryville/Thomaston) major dec. Gunnar Howes (Haddam-Killingworth), 8-0
132 pounds
Final: Kaden Ware (Killingly) major dec. Jay Chase (Sheehan), 13-2
Third: Evan Schibi (Gilbert) pin Nicholas Spaziano (Morgan), 2:11
Fifth: Naveen Rodriguez (Coventry) dec. Shawn Pitrulle (New Fairfield), 5-3 SV
138 pounds
Final: James Linder Jr. (Montville) dec. Joseph Kennedy (Plainville), 7-4
Third: Spencer Rosado (Portland) pin John Maroney (St Joseph), 2:53
Fifth: Amani Samuel Killi (Killingly) pin Jeffrey Bentley (Griswold/Wheeler), 2:07
145 pounds
Final: Thomas Bock (New Fairfield) major dec. Lucas Gannotti (Waterford), 11-2
Third: Jesse Costley (Griswold/Wheeler) dec. Luke Chapman (Montville), 2-1
Fifth: Carter Chambers (Canton) pin Giovanni Sanchez-Ruelas (Killingly), 1:37
152 pounds
Final: Jack Richardson (Killingly) pin Matt Gish (Cromwell), 0:30
Third: Colin McCormack (New Fairfield) pin William Lirot (Haddam-Killingworth), 4:45
Fifth: Jeff Bernardi (Nonnewaug) pin Connor Tuttle (Bacon Academy), 2:41
160 pounds
Final: Cavin Napoletano (Haddam-Killingworth) pin Cooper Theriault-Dinielli (Plainville), 3:00
Third: Tyler Peterson (New Fairfield) DEF Aaron Palacios-Mendoza Windham), 4-2 3:00
Fifth: William Depault (Stafford) forfeit over Carson Brown (Bacon Academy)
170 pounds
Final: Jacob Martone (Haddam-Killingworth) pin Tyler Quinn (Portland), 0:50
Third: Devon Powers (Waterford) major dec. Braden Joyal (Somers), 11-2
Fifth: Alex Muniz (Rocky Hill) pin Caleb Ives (Stafford), 2:31
182 pounds
Final: Jack Wendel (Nonnewaug) pin Andrew Johnson (Portland), 0:26
Third: Asael Garcia-Rodriguez (Windham) dec. Cooper Pitts (Haddam-Killingworth), 7-1
Fifth: Zachary Ruest (Waterford) pin Michael Capalbo (Griswold/Wheeler), 2:32
195 pounds
Final: Malachi Fowler (Windham) pin Stefan Ryer (Old Lyme), 2:51
Third: Jacob Boucher (Plainville) dec. Lucas Benoit (Putnam), 3-0
Fifth: Ryan Gruetzner (New Fairfield) tech fall Braeden Sollima (Waterford), 16-1 3:46
220 pounds
Final: Yael Garcia-Rodriguez (Windham) dec. Chris Adamczyk (Rocky Hill), 3-2
Third: Nicholas Dennis (Plainville) dec. Kaleb Arcouette (Stafford), 5-3
Fifth: Devin Exarhoulias (Killingly) major dec. Ethan Krasniewski (Portland), 9-0
285 pounds
Final: Doug Traynor (New Fairfield) dec. Jeff Quirion La Oz (Plainville), 7-1
Third: Jaycee Diaz (Windham) dec. Anthony Oates (Killingly), 7-4
Fifth: Lucas Kellogg (St Joseph) DQ Jonathon Macfeat Griswold/Wheeler), 1:09
Outstanding wrestler: Jack Wendel, Nonnewaug (182)
Class S brackets and results (FloArena)

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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