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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.

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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


Hand Captures 2009 SCC Wrestling Title


The 2009 SCC Wrestling Championship was held on February 14 at East Haven... With 126 points, Hand captured its second straight SCC title. (Photo by Bill O'Brien)

Hand Captures 2009 SCC Wrestling Championship

February 14, 2009 @East Haven HS

Final Team Standings: 1. Hand, 126; 2. Xavier, 117; 3. Amity, 112; 4. Jonathan Law, 99; 5.Shelton, 89, 6. Guilford, 87.5; 7. East Haven, 85.5; 8. Derby, 51; 9. Cheshire, 31; 10. Branford, 16; 10. Sheehan, 16; 12. Foran, 14; 12. New Haven, 14; 14. Fairfield Prep, 8; 15. Notre Dame, 4.

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Mike Vernik (Amity, 140 lbs.)

Championship Matches
103--Rob Lonergan (Law) dec. Steve Matson (Amity), 8-0
112--Tony Delprete (Derby) dec. Max Flanagan (Hand), 11-4
119--Eddie Carroll (Hand) pin Vinny Delprete (Derby), 2:47
125--Rob Ferrante (Shelton) pin Vinny DiNicola (East Haven), 5:20
130--Tom Ayala (East Haven) dec. Patrick Michael (Branford), 10-8
135--John Jongbloed (Hand) dec. Jon Castaneda (Law), 7-0
140--Mike Vernik (Amity) dec. Tom Abbate (Xavier), 3-2
145--Ryan Scott (Xavier) pin Mike DiNicola (East Haven), 0:57
152--Brian Onofrio (Hand) pin Chris Emmanuelson (Xavier), 0:21
160--Kyle Lundberg (Guilford) dec. Kyle Copes (Cheshire), 10-3
171--Dan Thompson (Xavier) dec. Bill Verab (Amity), 9-0
189--Cody Bias (East Haven) pin Tito Slaughter (New Haven), 3:48
215--Pat Gillen (Shelton) pin Andrew Teofilo (Guilford), 1:18
285--Ricky Rozier (Law) dec. Mohammed Chater (Xavier), 10-2.


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