Jack leads Danbury wrestling and its new faces

Danbury’s Ryan Jack wrestles in the 120-pound final at the 2018 FCIAC championships in February. — Dave Stewart photo

Danbury, Connecticut, and Raleigh, North Carolina, do not have too much in common, yet a pipeline is developing between the former’s high school and the latter’s largest university.

Danbury High’s wrestling team is consistently one of the top programs in New England, and is on track to send a third standout to NC State. Junior Ryan Jack committed to the school in the offseason.

That falls on the heels of Kevin Jack winning the ACC championships at 141 pounds for the Wolfpack, and Jacob Camacho joining the program this year. Ryan Jack spent the summer in Raleigh training nonstop.

“I’ve got 10 years of watching NC State wrestling upcoming, and there may be more,” said Hatters veteran coach Ricky Shook. “They’re taking all my guys and it’s a great thing. You couldn’t ask for a better program for my guys to go to, it’s the same concepts of a program. It’s great for our program that a lot of our guys want to go there.”

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