Coaches Corner: Charlie Anderson, Trumbull

Charlie Anderson Trumbull Wrestling Years as head coach: 12 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Assistant freshman football and girls track and field; Was head coach of Norwalk wrestling for eight years. Full-time profession: Health and physical education teacher at Trumbull High School From the coach: “I have been a member of the Connecticut National … Read more

Danbury’s Ricky Shook named Connecticut Coach of the Year

For the second straight year and fourth time overall, the National Wrestling Coaches Association has named Danbury wrestling coach Ricky Shook as the Connecticut Coach of the Year. Shook previously won the award in 2008, ’09 and ’19 The Hatters were undefeated this past season (16-0), winning the New England, State Open, Class LL and … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more

New Canaan’s Tyler Sung heading to Lehigh wrestling

From the moment Tyler Sung first stepped onto the wrestling mats at New Canaan High School, it was pretty clear the Rams had a star in their midst. Four seasons later, Sung has not only rewritten the Rams’ record books, he’s about to embark on a journey to one of the top college programs in … Read more

2019-20 All-FCIAC Wrestling Awards

First Team Lexani Pagan, Ridgefield Michael Longo, Trumbull Kai O’Dell, Danbury Carlos DeWinter, Greenwich Tyler Johnson, Danbury Jack Ryan, Trumbull Ryan Jack, Danbury Will Ebert, Warde Tyler Sung, New Canaan Luke Molina, Staples Tommy Mazur, Westhill Brendan Gilchrist, Norwalk Nicholas Augeri, Staples DJ Donovan, Danbury Jordan Agosto, Danbury Second Team John Schneider, McMahon Alex Blaha, … Read more

Jack, Danbury win fourth consecutive State Open wrestling championship

NEW HAVEN — Danbury captured the State Open title for the fourth consecutive season at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven on Saturday. Leading the way was 138-pound senior Ryan Jack, who won his fourth consecutive Open title with a 13-5 victory over Thomas Nichols from Bristol Eastern. “This is my favorite time … Read more

Eleven FCIAC wrestlers win state championships

Eleven wrestlers representing six FCIAC schools won state championships this weekend. Danbury, which claimed the Class LL team title, led the way with four individual champs, while Warde, the Class LL runner-up, and Trumbull had two apiece. FCIAC State Wrestling Champions 106 – Michael Longo, Trumbull, Class LL 113 – Kai O’Dell, Danbury, Class LL … Read more

Danbury holds off Warde to win fifth-straight Class LL wrestling title

TRUMBULL — Another big step on the journey. But the mission isn’t accomplished yet. The Danbury wrestling team earned its fifth straight Class LL team championship Saturday night at Trumbull High School. The Hatters, who won 14 straight LL crowns between 1997 and 2010, finished the two-day competition with 269 points to hold off Warde … Read more

New Canaan’s Sung pins his way to Class L three-peat

BRISTOL — New Canaan has had its fair share of elite wrestlers over the years. As far as coach Bobby Rushton is concerned, Tyler Sung is in a class by himself. “He’s the all-time greatest,” Rushton said. “As far as New Canaan history, he’s set the bar really high.” Sung put on a tour de … Read more

New Canaan’s Sung scores emotional FCIAC three-peat, month after mom dies

The wrestling mat was a sanctuary for Tyler Sung. An emotional month had led to this moment: Sung’s New Canaan teammates loudly cheering him on from the side of the mat, and his coaches watching intently from the corner, in the bright spotlight of the FCIAC wrestling finals. Sung has won many championships during his … Read more