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Xavier Captures 2017 SCC Wrestling Championship

Xavier - 2017 SCC Wrestling Champions (Steady Photography photo)

Xavier captured the 2017 SCC Wrestling Championship, held on Feb. 11 at Wilbur Cross High School.  It was the Falcons' sixth SCC title (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2003).

Foran Captures 2016 SCC Wrestling Title

Foran - 2016 SCC Wrestling Champions (Steady Photography photo)

Foran captured its first-ever SCC Wrestling title on Feb. 13 at Wilbur Cross HS.  The Lions finished with 141 points, followed by Xavier (130) and Daniel Hand (129.5).

Final Team Results: 1. Foran, 141; 2. Xavier, 130; 3. Daniel Hand, 129.5; 4. Guilford, 104; 5. Shelton, 102.5; 6. Branford, 91; 6. East Haven, 54.5; 7. Amity Regional, 37; 8. Fairfield Prep, 35; 9. Cheshire, 31; 10. Jonathan Law, 17; 10. New Haven, 17; 11. Notre Dame, 2

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Ryan Luth, Foran, 132 lbs.

Xavier Wins 2015 SCC Wrestling Championship Meet

Xavier 2015 SCC Wrestling Champs

(Steady Photography photo)

Xavier captured the 2015 SCC wrestling title, held on February 14 at Amity Regional.  It was the Falcons' fourth straight (and fifth overall) league title.

Xavier Captures 2014 SCC Wrestling Title

Xavier 2014 SCC Wrestling Champs

Xavier captured the 2014 SCC wrestling title on February 15 at Shelton HS.   The Falcons totaled 224 points, far ahead of runner-up Daniel Hand (103.5) and third-place Foran (85).  It is the third straight title (and fourth overall) for the Falcons, who also won in 2003, 2011 and 2012.

2013 Wrestling Championship Cancelled

The 2013 SCC Wrestling Championship Meet has been cancelled.   Good luck to our teams and student athletes in the upcoming state tournaments.

Follow the SCC at State and New England Wrestling Competitions

Follow the SCC and its member schools and student-athletes at the various 2012 state and regional wrestling competitions.

New England Tournament (March 2-3)

2012 CIAC State Open (Feb. 24-25) - State Open

2012 CIAC State Tournaments (Feb. 17-18) -  Class LL, Class L, Class M

Congratulations to Xavier (Class LL) and Daniel Hand (Class L) for winning state titles.  Xavier and Hand also finished 1-2 at the State Open.

Daniel Hand finished second at the New England Championships.  Two student athletes - Hand's Will Crisco (120 lbs.) and Xavier's Sean Marinan (220 lbs.) won New England titles.

Xavier Captures 2012 SCC Wrestling Title

The 2012 SCC Wrestling Championship Meet was held on Sunday, February 12 at Daniel Hand High School.  Xavier captured its second straight SCC championship - totaling 203.5 points.  Hand was the runner-up (192) while Shelton was third (94.5).

The championship round was webcast at

Click for complete results (pdf)

FINAL TEAM RESULTS:  1. Xavier, 203.5; 2. Daniel Hand, 192; 3. Shelton, 94.5; 4. Foran, 73; 5. Fairfield Prep, 63.5; 6. Guilford, 61; 7. Amity, 47; 8. Branford, 38; 9. Jonathan Law, 33.5; 10. Cheshire, 26; 11. Notre Dame, 16; 11. New Haven, 16; 13. East Haven, 15; 14. Career, 14; 15. Sheehan, 13

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Sean Kellett (Shelton)


106 lbs.

Championship:  Mark Failla (Shelton) def. Matt Elias (Daniel Hand ), 8-2

Consolation: Nick Kelsey (Branford) def. Liam Callahan (Foran), 6-4


113 lbs.

Championship: Will Chowanec (Xavier) def. Jonah Lewis (Daniel Hand), 15-0

Consolation: Joe Martone (Branford) def. Austin MacDonald (Amity), 7-0


120 lbs.

Championship: Will Crisco (Daniel Hand) pinned Brian Manes (Jonathan Law), 3:59

Consolation: Alex Kasinskas (Xavier) def. Ed Rivera (Branford), 4-2


126 lbs.

Championship: Sean Kellett (Shelton) def. C.J. Luth (Foran), 8-3

Consolation: Max Flanagan (Daniel Hand) def. Tyler Bishop (Amity), 3-2


132 lbs.

Championship: Ed Hunt (Shelton) pinned Justin Elias (Daniel Hand), 1:47

Consolation: Dan Grober (Amity) def. Dan Massucci (Cheshire), 7-4


138 lbs.

Championship: Brendan Butler (Xavier) pinned Nick Litwin (Amity), 2:39

Consolation: Tucker MacGregor (Daniel Hand), def. Luke Stojanowski (Foran, 7-1


145 lbs.

Championship: Jake Savoca (Daniel Hand) def. Ryan Butler (Xavier), 7-1

Consolation: Clay Callahan (Foran) def. Nathan Misbach (Guilford), 4-3


152 lbs.

Championship: Nishan Valentini (Xavier) def. Conor Ward (Fairfield Prep), 8-7

Consolation: Ben Onofrio (Daniel Hand) pinned Nick Pogacsas (Shelton), 3:20


160 lbs.

Championship: Tyler Cunningham (Xavier) def. Tim Homan (Cheshire), 7-3

Consolation: Joe Roberts (Fairfield Prep) def. Souhkith Khamhoung (Jonathan Law), 9-7


170 lbs.

Championship: Elliott Antler (Xavier) def. Kevin Wivell (Daniel Hand), 14-4

Consolation: Zach Hubler (Foran) def. Mike DeMarco (East Haven), 8-2


182 lbs.

Championship: Ray Sherwood (Guilford) def. Shane Dempsey (Fairfield Prep), 7-0

Consolation: Drew Pichnarcik (Xavier) def. Carter Chattilon (Daniel Hand), 14-4


195 lbs.

Championship: Mark Lisitano (Guilford) def. Jake Whelan (Xavier), 4-2

Consolation: Jeff Petit (Sheehan) pinned Will DiMeo (Shelton), 3:54


220 lbs.

Championship: Sean Marinan (Xavier) def. Nick Crowle (Fairfield Prep), 6-0

Consolation: Camilo Venargas (Notre Dame) pinned Peter Bassine (Foran), 4:22


285 lbs.

Championship: Joe Demichele (Daniel Hand) pinned Daykwion Aleman (New Haven), 1:18

Consolation: Derek Schneider (Career) def. Ben Lisle (Xavier), 7-3




Shelton's Pat Gillen is National Wrestling Finalist

Congratulations to Shelton senior Patrick Gillen, who wrestled for the 215-pound national high school title on Sunday, April 3 in Virginia Beach, Va.   Gillen fell to New York's Nick Gwiadowski in a fall at 4:57 - it was Gillen's first loss of the season in 54 bouts.   Gillen was the third wrestler from the state of Connecticut to compete for a national title.   Gillen finished his high school career with a 204-15 career record and his 201 wins make him the state's all-time winningest wrestler.

Gillen is a four-time All-SCC, three-time All-State and two-time All-New England honoree.   Gillen, who has accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, was recently named a SCC/SportsCenter of Connecticut Scholar Athlete of the Month.

For more information on the nationals, go to


Xavier Captures 2011 SCC Wrestling Championship

Xavier won the 2011 Southern Connecticut Conference Wrestling Championship, which was held on Saturday, February 12 at Foran High School.   The Falcons (186.5 points) finished ahead of runner-up Hand (176).  Hand was the reigning three-time SCC champion.    


Hand Wins Third Straight SCC Wrestling Title

Hand Captures Third Straight SCC Wrestling Title

Final Team Results: 1. Hand, 173; 2. Xavier, 157; 3. Shelton, 144; 4. Amity, 81; 5. Cheshire, 75, 6. Jonathan Law, 48.5; 7. Foran, 46; 8. Guilford, 42.5; 9. East Haven, 39; 10. New Haven, 24; 11. Branford, 20; 11. Sheehan, 20; 13. Fairfield Prep, 18


Individual Results (Championship Match is listed first)

103 lbs. – Justin Elias (Hand) def. C.J. Luth (Foran), 15-5

Mark Falla (Shelton) def. Alex Kasinkas (Xavier), 8-4


112 lbs. – Ricky Jorge (Xavier) def. Pete Litwin (Amity), 6-2

Sean Kellett (Shelton) def. Saroj Bhandari (Branford), 5-3


119 lbs. – Jason Richardson (Law) pinned Jake Savoca (Hand), 1:45

Jason Rojas (Fairfield Prep) def. Tyler Bishop (Amity), 3-2


125 lbs. – Eddie Carroll (Hand) def. Jed Cervero (Cheshire), 3-2

Brian Dinse (Guilford) pinned Billy D’Avignon (Foran), 4:02


130 lbs. – Ed Hunt (Shelton) def. Max Flanagan (Hand), 17-6

Brandon Ferrigno (Branford) def. Tylor Baker (Law), 9-3


135 lbs. – John Jongbloed (Hand) def. Ryan Butler (Xavier), 5-2

Stephon Carmona (East Haven) def. Andrew Rogers (Cheshire), 18-6


140 lbs. – Nick Giuletti (Sheehan) def. Tyler Cunningham (Xavier), 9-3

Ricky Jordan (Shelton) def. Tim Proctor (Guilford), 10-1


145 lbs. – Mike DiNicola (East Haven) def. Elliott Antler (Xavier), 8-2

A.J. Pyne (Amity) def.  C.J. Cavuoto (Shelton), 5-3 (OT)


152 lbs. – Brian Onofrio (Hand) def. Dillon Carter (Xavier), 5-2

Brian Antunes (Shelton) def. Evan Miles (Amity), 5-4


160 lbs. – Alex Carpenter (Amity) def. Will Pogacsas (Shelton), 3-0

Drew Pichnarak (Xavier) def. Matt Topitzer (Cheshire), 9-8


171 lbs. – Kyle Copes (Cheshire) def. Mike Frizinia (Shelton), 9-4

Rick Hahn (Hand) def. Ian Brocksleper (Guilford), 6-3


189 lbs. – Tito Slaughter (New Haven) def. Colter Abely (Xavier), 11-4

Rob Gelozin (Shelton) pinned Stephon Davis (Law), 1:45


215 lbs. – Pat Gillen (Shelton) pinned Sean Marinan (Xavier), 1:21

Dylan Lindahl (Hand) pinned Jake Reid (Cheshire), 1:46


285 lbs. – Joseph DiMichele (Hand) def. Matt Kunkel (Xavier), 4-3

Ryan Furlow (Foran) pinned Mike Milano (Guilford), 4:53



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