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Five wrestlers earn NHSCA Academic All-American honors

Five wrestlers have earned  2023-24 first team High School Academic All-American honors as selected by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA), the organization announced earlier this month.

Athletes need to carry at least a 3.6 grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0.

It’s the 30th year that the NHSCA has honored athletes from across the country in 22 different sports with Academic All-American honors.

First team
Marc Maurath, wrestling, Newtown, junior
Fisher Stites, wrestling, Newtown, senior
Kenna Gioffre, wrestling, Newtown, junior
Chase Kastner, wrestling, Southington, freshman
Joey Iamunno, wrestling, Greens Farms Academy, senior
Brooke Jones, volleyball, Farmington, senior
Courtney Crombie, girls soccer, Staples, senior

Second team (wrestlers only) 
Kyle Levesque, Xavier, senior
Isaiah McDaniel, Middletown, freshman
Daniel Carrozza, Brookfield, senior
Nate Taylor, Greens Farms Academy, senior
John Schneider, Greens Farms Academy, senior
Xavier Giles, Greens Farms Academy, senior
Kayla Batres, Greens Farms Academy, freshman

Honorable Mention (wrestleds only)
Brighton Karvoski, Greens Farms Academy, freshman
Alex Lopez, Hopkins School, senior
Nate Levitt, Hopkins School, senior
Peter Ivanov, Hopkins School, senior
Fereol Faure, Hopkins School, sophomore
Richard Fearon III, Hopkins School, junior
Davis Bachner, Hopkins School, junior
Connor Tomasulo, Hopkins School, senior
Izzy Kittredge, Greens Farms Academy, junior
Ronnie Christolin, Greens Farms Academy, senior
Kinston Daniels Silva, Greens Farms Academy, junior
Gabriel Garibaldi, Greens Farms Academy, senior
Dominic Iaquinto, Greens Farms Academy, junior
Charles Dunn, Newtown, junior
Brady Kaupp, Greens Farms Academy, junior
Harry Kittredge, Greens Farms Academy, sophomore
Jeremy McGrath, Greens Farms Academy, freshman
Cael Wilderman, Greens Farms Academy, sophomore
Ben Zuckerman, Greens Farms Academy, junior
Michael Baker, Southington, senior
Joshua Howard, Southington, senior
Keegan Blanar, Brookfield, freshman
Morgan Styranovski, Brookfield, junior
Matthew Bray, Brookfield, sophomore
Kip Faison, Shepaug, senior
Grayson Renkert, Newtown, junior
Antonio Arguello, Newtown, freshman
Tommy Milligan, Newtown, senior

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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