0-0 overall, 0-0 NCCC
Wednesday, Dec. 17
At Enfield, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20
At Derby Invitational, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 30
At SMSA/University/Classical, noon
Saturday, Jan. 3
At Chad Antoch Memorial Tournament, Westerly, RI, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 7
SOMERS, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 10
GILBERT, MONTVILLE, WESTON, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
STAFFORD, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 17
At Eagle Classic (East Catholic), 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21
At Suffield/Windsor Locks/East Granby, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28
AVON, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31
At Highlander Duals (Portland), 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
At Coventry, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7
At Granby with Derby, Morgan, Griswold, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
EAST WINDSOR, 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21
At Class S championships at Haddam-Killingworth
Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28
At State Open championships at New Haven
Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7
At New England championships at New Haven
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Lang picks up another 2 wins by pin at New Englands
PROVIDENCE, March 8 – For Canton senior Skylar Lang, the New England wrestling championships was no different than other matches for him this season. Lang earned victories and did it with pins. Lang (220 pounds) went 2-2 at the New England tournament and won both bouts by pin.
Lang (43-3) had pins in 11 of his 14 post-season matches. He finished the year with 30 pins, second on school record list for most pins in a single season.
At the New England tournament, Lang dropped his first bout to Imran Gholizadeh of Woburn, Mass., 16-6, but Lang rebounded with a pin over Alex Kane of Wakefield, Mass., in 3:23. In his next match, Lang pinned Alex Urquhart of Hermon, Maine in 4:23. Urquhart finished second at the Maine state championship meet.
Lang was eliminated by Glastonbury’s Andrew Cavanna, 9-3. It was just third time this season that Lang wrestled six minutes. Lang’s two New England tournament losses were to medal winners. Gholizadeh finished third while Cavanna took fourth.
Lang was just the sixth Canton wrestler to compete in the New England tournament and the first since 2002 when current coach Josh Kaplan participated.
Lang takes 3rd at Open, qualifies for New England meet
NEW HAVEN, March 1 – With five pins in six matches, Canton senior Skylar Lang (220) finished third at the State Open and became the first Canton wrestler to qualify for the New England championships in 12 years. The last wrestler to compete at the New England tournament was current head coach Josh Kaplan in 2002.
Lang lost in the quarterfinals but won three straight with three pins to finish third. He now has 28 pins on the year. Senior Patrick Lawler (152) went 3-2 with a double OT and a OT victory. Dylan Houle (170) dropped two close bouts.
Lang wins Class S championship, Canton takes 10th
WILLIMANTIC, February 22 – He goes out trying for a pin in every match. In most matches, he gets it. On Saturday, Canton senior Skylar Lang had four pins in the CIAC Class S wrestling tournament and captured a state championship.
Lang pinned Griswold’s James Walsh in the final of the 220 pound weigh class in 1:13 to win state championship. “He’s a beast,” Canton coach Josh Kaplan said. “He’s big strong and athletic. He knows how to wrestle and when he wants to turn it on, he can turn it on.”
Lang (36-0) helped Canton finish 10th in the tournament and he was one of four CHS seniors who brought medals for finishing in the top six of their respective weight classes. Seniors Patrick Lawler (152) and Dylan Houle (170) each took fourth while Devin Glasson (195) took fifth. All four qualified to participate in this weekend’s State Open championships in New Haven.
2014 Class S championships
Team results -- 1. Windham High, 183½; 2. Terryville, 173½; 3. Montville, 163; 4. Nonnewaug, 143½; 5. Derby, 141½; 6. Haddam-Killingworth, 130½; 7. Portland, 116½; 8. Oxford, 104; 9. Morgan, 100; 10. Canton, 95; 11. Seymour, 72; 12. Griswold, 69; 13. Somers, 61½; 14. Plainville, 60; 15. Holy Cross, 59; 16. East Catholic, 57; 17. Granby, 56; 18. Gilbert, 52; 19. East Windsor, 48½; 20. Weston, 46; 21. Enfield, 42; 22. OSW (Old Saybrook/Westbrook), 29½; 23. Northwestern, 29; 24. Goodwin Tech, 26; 25. Rocky Hill, 25; 26. Housatonic, 23½; 27. Stafford, 18; 28. Old Lyme, 18; 29. St. Paul Catholic, 14; 30. East Hampton, 9; 31. Notre Dame, 7; 32. O'Brien Tech, 6; 33. SMSA/Classical/University 4; 34. Cromwell, 0
Championship: Patrick Miko, Derby dec. Max Gonzalez, East Catholic, 6-1; 3rd Place: Moonis Ansari, Gilbert dec. Brandon Davis, East Windsor, 5-3, OT; 5th Place: Joseph Pedrolini, Northwestern pin Sharone Foster, Morgan, 0:34
Championship: Josh Russell, Derby pin Jacob Martin, Windham, 4:40; 3rd Place: Devon Schoenberger, Gilbert dec. Joel Morth, Montville, 9-1; 5th Place: Fred Ellegard, Terryville dec. Darius Sanchez, Housatonic, Default
Championship: Sebby Ruffino, Windham tech fall Sam Ferreira, Terryville, 17-2, 5:58; 3rd Place: Ed Boisits, Nonnewaug pin Zach Looney, Montville, 2:35; 5th Place: Christian Andrade, Somers pin Angel Solis, Portland, 0:51
Championship: Mason Rambarose, Portland dec. Elliott Wilion, Terryville, 7-5; 3rd Place: Tommy Wynosky, Montville dec. Lyiam Mathis, Old Lyme, 12-0; 5th Place: Dominic Rivera, Windham pin Mike Mauro, Derby, 2:21
Championship: Kieran Duggan, Nonnewaug dec. Tyler Dobek, Derby, 11-5; 3rd Place: Janos Lobb, Oxford dec. Zac Cassidy, Griswold, 7-3; 5th Place: Mackay Revis, Haddam-Killingworth pin Connor Reinsch, Portland, 3:26
Championship: Jacob Caskey, Montville dec. David Colvin, OSW, 2-0; 3rd Place: Dane Christiansen, Seymour pin Ryan Landona, Derby, 2:16; 5th Place: Peter Harris, East Catholic dec. Jordan Balskus, Portland, 10-4
Championship: Ryan Henderson, Haddam-Killingworth dec. George Andrews, Terryville, 9-3; 3rd Place: Nick Bradley, Morgan dec. Kevin Kehoe, East Windsor, 3-1; 5th Place: Sean Mooney, East Catholic dec. Michael Rivera, Windham, 6-1
Championship: Bryan Burnette, Holy Cross dec. Joseph Adams, Goodwin Tech, 4-2; 3rd Place: Jacob Berryparker, Somers dec. Patrick Lawler, Canton, 4-3; 5th Place: Jacob Schmalz, Montville pin Jonathan Oliveira, Plainville, 1:43
Championship: Dakota Fleming, Windham dec. Steve Persson, Oxford, 6-3; 3rd Place: Ian Concascia, Montville dec. Jarret Maloney, Enfield, Default; 5th Place: Tim Caplan, Portland dec. Logan Smith, Gilbert, Default
Championship: Zachary Roth, Haddam-Killingworth pin Tyler Bergeron, Terryville, 0:58; 3rd Place: Patrick Bogan, Montville dec. Dylan Houle, Canton, 3-2; 5th Place: Alex Perez, Windham pin James Planeta, Portland, 2:35
Championship: John D’Agostino, Nonnewaug pin Paul Larosa, Haddam-Killingworth, 1:48; 3rd Place: Chris Young, Rocky Hill dec. Greg Lee, Morgan, 5-4; 5th Place: Ryan O’Connell, Weston dec. Spencer Ravagnani, Portland, 9-0
Championship: Albi Cekici, Nonnewaug dec. Justin Pronovost, Terryville, 5-2; 3rd Place: Adam Patsun, Somers dec. Seiji Arzuaga, Windham, 3-2; 5th Place: Devin Glasson, Canton pin Blake Ward, Griswold, 1:48
Championship: Skylar Lang, Canton pin James Walsh, Griswold, 1:23; 3rd Place: Tom Bergeron, Terryville pin Joe Corkindale, Holy Cross, 2:08; 5th Place: Travis Delaney, Weston pin Justin Lengvarsky, Granby, 1:59
Championship: Dan Carbonaro, Oxford pin Dylan Fusco, Plainville, 2:47; 3rd Place: Chris Ernst, Seymour pin Chris Seales, Morgan, 0:42; 5th Place: Enrique Mejia, Enfield pin Anthony Fernandez, Windham, 2:37
Outstanding wrestler: Jacob Caskey, Montville (138)
Fast fall: Dan Carbonaro, Oxford (285), 4 Pins in 4:36