SOUTHINGTON, March 13 – Shelton’s Patrick Gillen was named Connecticut’s wrestler of the year in balloting by state wrestling coaches at the annual All-State wrestling banquet at the AquaTurf. Gillen, a two-time New England champion at 215 pounds, won two State Open and two Class LL championships. He went 49-0 this season.
Bacon Academy, which won its first State Open championship, was honored as the state’s team of the year.
Wrestlers that won State Open, Class LL, Class L, Class M and Class S championships were honored along with over 100 wrestlers earning Academic All-State honors for finishing in the top six of their respective weight class and having an average over 85.
“It was a wonderful way to add closure to the season and honor our All-State wrestlers as well as our Academic All-State recipients,” said Eric Misko of Farmington, the chairman of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association’s wrestling committee.
Click on the link below for the 2011 All-State banquet program.