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State Open: Danbury claims championship with six weight class winners

The Danbury Hatters captured the CIAC State Open wrestling championship, as well as six individual weight class titles, during a dominating weekend performance at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Danbury scored 212.5 points while finishing first, with Newtown a distant second with 90 points. The Warde Mustangs were third with 86.5 points, and the next highest total for an FCIAC team was the 63.5 scored by the Trumbull Golden Eagles, who finished ninth.

In total, the FCIAC had seven individual champions and nine finalists. In the finals, league wrestlers were 7-2, with both losses coming in head-to-head match-ups of conference opponents.

Earning State Open championships were Danbury’s Ryan Jack (106 pounds), Jakob Camacho (120), Kyle Fields (126), Jake Constantine (182), Andrew Marquis (220), and Michael Gaboardi (285), and Warde’s Timmy Kane (138). Danbury’s A.J. Kovacs (138) and New Canaan’s Tyler Sung (126) were runners-up.

Here’s a complete run-down of the finals and semifinals involving FCIAC wrestlers.

Championship Finals

106

Ryan Jack (Danbury) dec. Christopher Trelli (Bristol Central), 5-0

120

Jakob Camacho (Danbury) pinned Chandler Duhaime (Shelton), 3:34

126

Kyle Fields (Danbury) dec. Tyler Sung (New Canaan), 5-2

138

Timmy Kane (Warde) dec. A.J. Kovacs (Danbury), 6-5

182

Jake Constantine (Danbury) dec. Fransisco Jiminian (East Hartford), 9-5

220

Andrew Marquis (Danbury) dec. Thomas Long (Newtown), 6-5

285

Michael Gaboardi (Danbury) dec. Renel Michel (New London), 6-4

Semifinals

106

Ryan Jack (Danbury) dec. Jarod Kosman (Fitch), 5-4

Christopher Trelli (Bristol Central) dec. Travis Longo (Wilton), 5-2

113

Sean Johnson (Ellis Tech) dec. Matthew Ryan (Trumbull), 3-1

120

Jakob Camacho (Danbury) tech fall Collin Lindner (New Milford), 21-2

126

Kyle Fields (Danbury) dec. Mel Ortiz (New Milford), 3-2

Tyler Sung (New Canaan) dec. Tristan Haviland (Trumbull), 4-2

138

Timmy Kane (Warde) pinned Hunter Adams (Suffield), 2:10

A.J. Kovacs (Danbury) pinned Cole Blair (Ellis Tech), 0:38

145

Avery Shay (New Fairfield) major dec. Michael Mirmina (Trumbull), 10-0

160

Paul Calo (Southington) major dec. Michael Ceci (Greenwich), 10-0

182

Jake Constantine (Danbury) major dec. David Wyzykowski (Haddam-Killingworth), 10-2

Fransisco Jiminian (East Hartford) DEC Brett Nutter (Trumbull), 7-3

220

Andrew Marquis (Danbury) dec. Richard Rivera (Southington), 6-4

285

Michael Gaboardi (Danbury) dec. Michael Burchell (Daniel Hand), 3-2

Updated 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 — A total of 15 FCIAC wrestlers, including seven Danbury Hatters, are one step away from the championship round as the CIAC State Open moves into the semifinals this afternoon.

Danbury leads the team standings with 98 points, with Southington a distant second with 63.5. Trumbull and Ellis Tech (52.5 each), Newtown (49) and Warde (48.5) finish out the top six.

The Hatters have wrestlers in half of the 14 weight class semifinals, while Trumbull has placed four in the semis. In the quarterfinals, Danbury was 7-1, and Trumbull was a perfect 4-for-4.

Warde, Wilton, Ridgefield and New Canaan each have one wrestler in the semifinals.

The 126-pound weight class features the most FCIAC semifinalists with three of the four wrestlers from the conference. The league has two wrestlers in the semifinals at 106, 138, and 182 pounds.

The semifinals are scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m., with the championship matches at 5:45 p.m. The finals will be available from NFHS for a subscription on the CIAC website.

The results of the quarterfinal matches involving FCIAC wrestlers are listed below. To follow the tournament on FloWrestling, click here.

For results from the first two rounds, scroll down.

Quarterfinals

106

Ryan Jack (Danbury) tech fall Danny Charron (Killingly), 16-1

Travis Longo (Wilton) dec. Logan Smith (Waterford), 1-0

113

Devon Schoenberger (South Windsor) won by forfeit vs. Ben Leblanc (Danbury), 7-1 3:49

Matthew Ryan (Trumbull) dec. Robert Hartling (E.O. Smith), 6-5

120

Jakob Camacho (Danbury) tech fall Keldon Larose (Guilford), 19-3

126

Mel Ortiz (New Milford) dec. Jesse Walker (Ridgefield), 12-10

Kyle Fields (Danbury) pinned Austin Robertson (Fitch), 3:30

Tyler Sung (New Canaan) dec. Noah Caskey (Montville), 3-1

Tristan Haviland (Trumbull) dec. Nicholas Rende (Wilton), 5-0

132

Baltazar Gonzalez (Ellis Tech) dec. Alex Steele (Warde), 7-2

138

Timmy Kane (Warde) major dec. Charles Schultz (New Milford), 19-7

Alan Kovacs (Danbury) dec. Joshua Kowalski (Simsbury), 9-3

145

Michael Mirmina (Trumbull) major dec. John Nieroda (Suffield), 8-0

160

Michael Ceci (Greenwich) DEC Grayson Adler (Haddam-Killingworth), 6-5

170

Benjamin Kibby (Granby Memorial) pinned Zachary Zeyher (Wilton), 0:58

Mason Laflam (Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech) dec. Kieran Clarke (Staples), 6-2

182

Jake Constantine (Danbury) dec. Emanuel Diaz (Montville), 3-1

David Wyzykowski (Haddam-Killingworth) dec. Joe Gjinaj (Warde), 5-3

Brett Nutter (Trumbull) dec. William Magrino (New Fairfield), 4-2

220

Andrew Marquis (Danbury) pinned Robert Krajewski (Masuk), 1:58

Richard Rivera (Southington) pinned Granit Hoti (Darien), 5:44

285

Michael Gaboardi (Danbury) dec. James Starr (Southington), 7-2


Updated, 9:30 p.m., Friday — Twenty-three FCIAC wrestlers have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the CIAC State Open tonight at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

The quarterfinalists included eight Danbury Hatters, four Trumbull Golden Eagles, and three wrestlers from the Warde Mustangs and the Wilton Warriors. Ridgefield, New Canaan, Greenwich, Staples and Darien have placed one each in the quarterfinals.

The championship bracket quarterfinals will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday.

At the end of wrestling on Friday, Danbury led the field with 52 points, followed by Southington (42.5), Warde (35.5), Montville (34) and New Milford (33) in the top five.

The results of the round of 16 matches involving FCIAC wrestlers are listed below. To follow the tournament on FloWrestling, click here.

For results from the first round, scroll down.

Round of 16

106

Ryan Jack (Danbury) tech fall Bryce Beebe (Bristol Eastern), 15-0

Christopher Trelli (Bristol Central) major dec. Benjamin Smart (Ridgefield), 13-4

Travis Longo (Wilton) pinned Chase Parrot (Westhill), 5:04

Logan Smith (Waterford) dec. Jack Ryan (Trumbull), 9-5

113

Devon Schoenberger (South Windsor) pinned Finnegan Mcgovern (Wilton), 0:49

Ben Leblanc (Danbury) dec. Mike Charron (Killingly), 6-1

Nick Arborio (Berlin) dec. Samuel White (Norwalk), 6-2

Matthew Ryan (Trumbull) major dec. Cole Shaughnessy (Warde), 10-2

120

Jakob Camacho (Danbury) pinned Noah Sylvester (Middletown), 3:33

Collin Lindner (New Milford) dec. Noah Zuckerman (Warde), 6-1

126

Jesse Walker (Ridgefield) tech fall Sebastien Stultz (Windham), 22-6

Kyle Fields (Danbury) pinned Steven Muller (Granby Memorial), 1:26

Tyler Sung (New Canaan) pinned Connor Massey (Notre Dame-West Haven), 4:23

Nicholas Rende (Wilton) pinned Shayne Mccourt (Jonathan Law), 4:38

Tristan Haviland (Trumbull) major dec. David Dabkowski (Nonnewaug), 11-0

132

Alex Steele (Warde) dec. Garey Mendez (Stamford), 6-5

138

Timmy Kane (Warde) tech fall Owen Walsh (Newtown), 19-3

A.J. Kovacs (Danbury) pinned Nathan Tardiff (East Windsor), 0:36

145

Michael Mirmina (Trumbull) tech fall Aidan Korper (Haddam-Killingworth), 16-0

Samuel Kury (Montville) pinned Simon Preston (Ridgefield), 2:42

152

Zachary Cash (Branford) dec. Brian Wallace (Trumbull), 9-2

160

Ryan Devivo (Xavier) tech fall Tadeusz Godlewski (Ludlowe), 17-1

Michael Ceci (Greenwich) dec. Jacob Commander (New London), 4-3

Michael Barrett (Bristol Eastern) dec. Gino Baratta (Danbury), 5-3

170

Zach Zeyher (Wilton) dec. Evan Titus (Fairfield Prep), 4-3

Trinadad Gonzalez (Bristol Eastern) dec. Matheus Ribeiro (Warde), 2-1

Kieran Clarke (Staples) dec. Okotie Ikani (Hall), 5-1

182

Jake Constantine (Danbury) tech fall Zachary Marquis (Bristol Eastern), 17-2

Brett Nutter (Trumbull) dec. Isaiah Rivera (E.O. Smith), 6-3

Joe Gjinaj (Warde) pinned Ivan Villanueva (Morgan), 1:43

195

Gabriel Schwartz (Northwestern) dec. Alexander Nanai (Greenwich), 2-1

Josh Wright (Terryville) dec. Matt Cuoco (Warde), 14-7

220

Andrew Marquis (Danbury) dec. Isaiah Jiminian (East Hartford), 12-6

Granit Hoti (Darien) major dec. Gavin Thuotte (Ellis Tech), 9-0

285

Michael Gaboardi (Danbury) dec. Maxwell Cyr (Middletown), 4-2

Jasper Stone (Simsbury) pinned George Harrington (Staples), 2:58


Original Story: The CIAC State Open wrestling championship is underway in New Haven tonight and so far, FCIAC teams have fared well, going 17-10 in the first round.

With 21 conference wrestlers receiving byes, the FCIAC has 38 in the championship bracket’s Round of 16.

The results of first-round matches involving FCIAC wrestlers are listed below. To follow the tournament on FloWrestling, click here.

CIAC State Open Round of 32

106

Travis Longo (Wilton) tech fall Michael Giordano (Foran), 15-0

Jack Ryan (Trumbull) pinned Daniel Mow (Gilbert), 1:31

Byes: Ryan Jack (Danbury), Benjamin Smart (Ridgefield), Chase Parrot (Westhill)

113

Finnegan McGovern (Wilton) dec. Devin Matthews (Gilbert), 4-3

Samuel White (Norwalk) dec. Trevor Follo (Morgan), 8-3

Cole Shaughnessy (Warde) pinned Victor Torres-Martir (Platt), 3:18

Byes: Ben LeBlanc (Danbury), Matt Ryan (Trumbull)

120

Noah Zuckerman (Warde) pinned Richard Lawton (Portland), 1:00

Michael Fedorko (Masuk) pinned Dylan Ehret (Greenwich), 1:43

Bye: Jakob Camacho (Danbury)

126

Jesse Walker (Ridgefield) pinned Jake Borda (Terryville), 4:58

Nick Rende (Wilton) major dec. Matthew Leroux (Xavier), 10-1

Byes: Kyle Fields (Danbury), Tyler Sung (New Canaan), Tristan Haviland (Trumbull)

132

Shaun Williams (Danbury) dec. Jarrod Asche (Terryville), 5-0

Bye: Alex Steele (Warde)

138

Byes: Tim Kane (Warde), A.J. Kovacs (Danbury)

145

John Nieroda (Suffield) dec. Peterson Souza (Danbury), 4-3

Simon Preston (Ridgefield) injury default Gavin Williamson, 1:05

Mannash Carlson (Platt) dec. Denver Dorsainvil (Westhill), 8-6

Bye: Michael Mirmina (Trumbull)

152

Brian Wallace (Trumbull) dec. Zavian Arroyo (Platt), 2-1

Justin Marshall (Bristol Eastern) dec. Liam Courtney (Ridgefield), 4-2

No Byes

160

Gino Baratta (Danbury) pinned Adam Hendrick (Daniel Hand), 4:35

Michael Maloney (Somers) dec. Brian Showstead (Ridgefield), 4-2

Tadeusz Godlewski (Fairfield Ludlowe) dec. Maximillian Khoshabo (Bethel), 7-5

Bye: Michael Ceci (Greenwich)

170

Zachary Zeyher (Wilton) pinned Nathan Morrissey (Amity), 1:47

Kieran Clarke (Staples) dec. Noah Silk (RHAM), 7-1

Matheus Ribeiro (Warde) pinned Damien Benway, 4:52

No Byes

182

Jake Constantine (Danbury) pinned Nicolas Gugliotti (Simsbury), 3:34

Josh Wojcik (Ellis Tech) pinned Ryan Mahoney (Staples), 0:37

Ivan Villanueva (Morgan) dec. Dominick Mastro (Fairfield Ludlowe), 6-5

Brett Nutter (Trumbull) pinned Xavier Alvarez (New London), 5:11

Bye: Joseph Gjinaj (Warde)

195

Justin Searls (Hall) dec. Joseph Palmieri (Trumbull), 9-8

Jackson King (Simsbury) pinned Christopher D’Entrone (Ridgefield), 3:18

Byes: Matt Cuoco (Warde), Alexander Nanai (Greenwich)

220

Alex Brito (St. Bernard/Norwich Tech) pinned Dillian Gonzalez (Westhill), 1:45

Byes: Andre Marquis (Danbury), Granit Hoti (Darien)

285

Byes: George Harrington (Staples), Michael Gaboardi (Danbury)

Danbury’s Jake Constantine wrestles with Warde’s Joe Gjinaj during the FCIAC finals earlier this month. Constantine was one of six Hatters to win State Open titles this weekend, as Danbury captured the team championship. — Dave Stewart/HAN Network photo

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