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Juan Garcia, Charlie Kane claim New England wrestling titles

Charlie Kane of Fairfield-Warde and Juan Garcia of Danbury were crowned among the region’s best wrestlers as they captured New England championships on Saturday in North Andover, Mass.

Wrestling at 138 pounds, Kane defeated Ryan Monteiro of Minnechaug, Mass., 5-2, in the final. He was one of two Warde wrestlers to reach the finals, joining Daniel Ebert at 145 pounds. Ebert lost a battle with Ryan Peters of Timberlane, Mass., in the final, 4-3.

In the 182-pound final, Garcia took a 3-1 decision over Connor Humphries of East Longmeadow, Mass., to claim his New England crown.

Trumbull’s Cross Cannone also reached the tournament finals at 132 pounds, but fell to Dylan LaFountain of Mt. Anthony, Vt., in the final, 4-1.

Mt. Anthony was the tournament’s team champion with 122.5 points, followed in the top three by two Connecticut schools: Newtown with 84 points, and Warde with 69. Danbury scored 51.5 and finished sixth, and Trumbull scored 40 and finished 10th.

51st New England Tournament At Andover, Mass., March 6-7

Team Scores (Top 10): 1. Mt. Anthony, Vt. 122.5; 2. Newtown 84;  3. Warde 69; 4. Marshwood, Me., 55; 5. Timberlane, Mass., 54; 6. Danbury 51.5; 7. Springfield Central, Mass., 51; 8. Moses Brown, R.I. 42; 9. Londonderry, N.H., 41; 10. Trumbull 40

New England Finals for FCIAC wrestlers

132 pounds

Dylan LaFountain, Mt. Anthony, Vt. dec. Cross Cannone, Trumbull, 4-2

138 pounds

Charlie Kane, Warde dec. Ryan Monteiro, Minnechaug, Mass., 5-2

145 pounds

Ryan Peters of Timberlane, Mass., dec. Daniel Ebert, Warde, 4-3

182 pounds

Juan Garcia, Danbury dec. Connor Humphries, East Longmeadow, Mass., 3-1

FCIAC’s Place Wrestlers

106 pounds

Jacob Camacho, Danbury – 3rd

Tristan Haviland, Trumbull – 5th

126 pounds

Timmy Kane, Warde – 3rd

Jeremy Fields, Danbury – 5th

132 pounds

Cross Cannone, Trumbull – 2nd

138 pounds

Charlie Kane, Warde – 1st

145 pounds

Daniel Ebert, Warde – 2nd

182 pounds

Juan Garcia, Danbury – 1st

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Danbury's Juan Garcia wrestles during the FCIAC tournament in February. Garcia won a New England championship this weekend. (Dave Stewart/Hersam Acorn Photo)

Danbury’s Juan Garcia wrestles during the FCIAC tournament in February. Garcia won a New England championship this weekend. (Dave Stewart/Hersam Acorn Photo)

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