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It Took a Family…

December 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Actually, it took many families coming together last week to help organize and support the Warriors’ during Saturday’s 5-way duals. Many thanks to the booster Moms and Dads who helped move mats, set up tables, prepare and serve food, get their wrestlers to the gym on time. We appreciate the support we get from everyone.

The Warriors went 2-2 on the day, defeating Bridgeport’s Harding (60-16) and Central (69-12) teams and falling to Shelton (51-22) and Fairfield Warde (69-9). The team’s dual meet record now stands at 2-3 for the season. Wilton’s varsity next wrestles at the Warde Invitational Tournament at Fairfield Warde High School on January 4th. The team’s next dual meet is scheduled for January 8th at Norwalk High School.

Senior Dan Holland had an outstanding day for the Warriors with 3 wins, 2 by pin, 1 by superior decision, as well as forfeit victory to go 4-0 on the day. Jeremy Jeffreis went 3-1 with one pin; Ken Pokora went 3-1, with all three of his wins by pin; and Ace Sakamoto went 3-1, with two wins by pin and one by decision in overtime.

Other varsity wrestler’s results were: James Mannix 1-2, Riley Kennedy 2-2, both wins by pin, Quinn Reedy 2-2 with one pin, Alec Favorolo 2-1 with one pin, Price Figurelli-Reid 1-1, Walt Winrow 1-2, Harry Winrow 1-2, Keiran Reardon 1-3 with one pin, Jared Gladstein 1-0, and Joey Fraccaroli 3-1.

In JV action, Andrew Fanti went 2-1 with two pins, and Jared Gladstein also had a pin in a JV match.

Practice Monday at 9:00 AM on the mat. We should easily be out by noon.

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Autism and Wrestling Benefit Event January 5th @ Sacred Heart University

December 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Head coach Andy Lausier and assistant Derek Moore are in the process of rebuilding Connecticut’s only Division I wrestling program. They are also on a mission to help develop Connecticut wrestling at all levels. Sacred Heart has a top 25 recruiting class of freshman and picked up the University’s first Division I dual meet win in almost years recently against Davidson University. The Pioneers’ first home dual meet is on January 5th at 5pm and they have invited you to watch some DI competition and come support the Sacred Heart Pioneers.

SHU’s Pioneers wrestling is also partnering up with Pinning Down Autism for this dual meet so there will be a $5 entry fee for all attendees. All proceeds will go towards raising funds and awareness. With this entry fee each person will be entered into a raffle. During the intermission between 157 and 165 we will have a drawing and one lucky fan will win a brand new IPad courtesy of our alumni association.

The team is also doing a T-shirt exchange during the dual. Anyone that brings a t-shirt from another university to the dual meet can trade it in for a brand new Sacred Heart wrestling shirt.

Before the match the Pioneers will have a 1 hour clinic from 3pm-4pm followed by free pizza. Wrestlers can bring their shoes(and appetites) and come out on the mat for a technique session.

Here is a flyer with all the information. Coaches Lausier and Moore thank you very much for your support and hope to see you on the 5th of January.

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1:00 PM @ Wilton YMCA Today

December 27, 2013 Leave a comment

We will be moving one of Wilton Youth Wrestling’s mats to the field house today (Friday) for tomorrow’s meets and will try to start practice early and finish set up early as well.

On Saturday parent volunteers will be able to begin concession set up at approx 7:30 AM. Wrestlers report no later than 8:00 AM. Weigh-ins at 9.

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Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

December 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Enjoy your break. Relax and have fun!

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Time Change for Practice on 27th

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

In order to set up for Saturday’s match , we have switched practice on Friday to the afternoon. Practice itself will ten from 3-5 but we will need help moving mats from the Y and to set up for the 6 team duals on Saturday. We will let you know exactly when to arrive as soon as we know when our transportation is arranged.

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Saturday Tournament Update

December 22, 2013 Leave a comment

At Guilford’s Varsity Invitational, Ace Sakamoto took first and Price Figurelli-Reid, Dan Holland, and Joey Fraccaroli placed 4th.

At Trumbull’s JV tournament, Harry Winrow and Jared Gladstein took first; Jack Walsh, Mason Peraino, Andrew Fanti, Dan Walter, and Riley Kennedy took 2nd; and James Mannix, Patrick Noonan, and Will McArdle took third.

Thanks to the parents, managers and fans who came out to support the teams! Congratulations to all the place-winners, and well-done to their team mates who gave their best on the mat or in support.

Rest up today, and we’ll see you on Monday!

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Vacation practice and competition

December 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Practice:

12/23 – 9:00 AM to approx 11:00 AM
12/24 & 12/25 – no practice
12/26 – 3:00 PM to approx 5:00 PM
12/27 – 9:00 AM to approx 11:00 AM
We will need wrestlers to help move mats after practice to prep for 12/28 competition.

12/30 – 9:00 AM to approx 11:00 AM

All times above are ‘on the.mat’. Arrive early for set up and warm up.

Competition

12/28 – Six team multi- dual meet
9:00 AM – approx 4:00 PM

We will have to set up 3 mats, score tables, etc. beforehand. Plan on arriving early.

We will need help moving mats after this meet.

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