DANBURY — The Danbury wrestling team won eight of 14 matches against Fairfield Warde on Wednesday night, leaving the Mustangs with a respectable six triumphs over the defending FCIAC, Class LL and State Open champions.
The score didn’t reflect the close gap, though.
The Hatters scored a host of pins early in the meet to claim a 45-24 victory over Warde in a battle between the top programs in the conference. Danbury’s lighter grapplers built an insurmountable advantage before Warde claimed several late victories by pin.
“We’re a little green with guys starting for the first time, and his upper (weight) guys are a little better than our upper guys,” Danbury coach Ricky Shook said. “My lower-weight guys carried us today. It was a good win.”