The FCIAC had 17 wrestlers medal, highlighted by three weight class champions at the CIAC State Open Saturday in New Haven.
The champions were seniors Brendan Gilchrist of Norwalk at 195 pounds and Nuh Ajdinoski of Danbury at 285, and sophomore Dominick Spadaro of Warde at 126.
In the finals, Gilchrist won a 6-4 decision over East Hartford’s Sammy Montovani, and Ajdinoski won a 3-1 decision over Fairfield Prep’s Malachi Mercer-Robinson.
In the 126-pound final, Spadaro scored four points on a takedown and nearfall in the closing seconds to come from behind and defeat New Fairfield’s Vincent Tripaldi 8-5.
Danbury had the FCIAC’s best team finish, taking fifth place with 90 points, followed by Norwalk in sixth with 85.5 points, and Warde in ninth with 64 points.
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FCIAC’s Individual Medalists
4th – Cristian Pote (Danbury)
6th – Zachary Brzoska (St Joseph)
3rd – Dominic Barrella (Ridgefield)
1st – Dominick Spadaro (Fairfield Warde)
3rd – Phoenix Gardella (Norwalk)
6th – Dylan Sherman (Fairfield Ludlowe)
4th – Victor Petkov (Ridgefield)
6th – Zavier Hernandez (Brien McMahon)
4th – Donnell Young (Fairfield Ludlowe)
5th – Teddy Goetz (New Canaan)
2nd – Ryan Gilchrist (Norwalk)
5th – Dominic Iaquinto (Danbury)
1st – Brendan Gilchrist (Norwalk)
5th – Aethan Munden (Trumbull)
3rd – Nehemias Pettway (Fairfield Warde)
4th – Jhonnyel Ramirez (Danbury)
1st – Nuh Ajdinoski (Danbury)