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 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.
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 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
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.
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 www.sportingnewsct.com
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)
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Sean Kellett (Shelton)
Championship: Mark Failla (Shelton) def. Matt Elias (Daniel Hand ), 8-2
Consolation: Nick Kelsey (Branford) def. Liam Callahan (Foran), 6-4
Championship: Will Chowanec (Xavier) def. Jonah Lewis (Daniel Hand), 15-0
Consolation: Joe Martone (Branford) def. Austin MacDonald (Amity), 7-0
Championship: Will Crisco (Daniel Hand) pinned Brian Manes (Jonathan Law), 3:59
Consolation: Alex Kasinskas (Xavier) def. Ed Rivera (Branford), 4-2
Championship: Sean Kellett (Shelton) def. C.J. Luth (Foran), 8-3
Consolation: Max Flanagan (Daniel Hand) def. Tyler Bishop (Amity), 3-2
Championship: Ed Hunt (Shelton) pinned Justin Elias (Daniel Hand), 1:47
Consolation: Dan Grober (Amity) def. Dan Massucci (Cheshire), 7-4
Championship: Brendan Butler (Xavier) pinned Nick Litwin (Amity), 2:39
Consolation: Tucker MacGregor (Daniel Hand), def. Luke Stojanowski (Foran, 7-1
Championship: Jake Savoca (Daniel Hand) def. Ryan Butler (Xavier), 7-1
Consolation: Clay Callahan (Foran) def. Nathan Misbach (Guilford), 4-3
Championship: Nishan Valentini (Xavier) def. Conor Ward (Fairfield Prep), 8-7
Consolation: Ben Onofrio (Daniel Hand) pinned Nick Pogacsas (Shelton), 3:20
Championship: Tyler Cunningham (Xavier) def. Tim Homan (Cheshire), 7-3
Consolation: Joe Roberts (Fairfield Prep) def. Souhkith Khamhoung (Jonathan Law), 9-7
Championship: Elliott Antler (Xavier) def. Kevin Wivell (Daniel Hand), 14-4
Consolation: Zach Hubler (Foran) def. Mike DeMarco (East Haven), 8-2
Championship: Ray Sherwood (Guilford) def. Shane Dempsey (Fairfield Prep), 7-0
Consolation: Drew Pichnarcik (Xavier) def. Carter Chattilon (Daniel Hand), 14-4
Championship: Mark Lisitano (Guilford) def. Jake Whelan (Xavier), 4-2
Consolation: Jeff Petit (Sheehan) pinned Will DiMeo (Shelton), 3:54
Championship: Sean Marinan (Xavier) def. Nick Crowle (Fairfield Prep), 6-0
Consolation: Camilo Venargas (Notre Dame) pinned Peter Bassine (Foran), 4:22
Championship: Joe Demichele (Daniel Hand) pinned Daykwion Aleman (New Haven), 1:18
Consolation: Derek Schneider (Career) def. Ben Lisle (Xavier), 7-3
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 http://ctwrestling7.homestead.com/index1.html
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 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