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2003 State Open championships
Stories and results
2003 State Open
At Glastonbury
Team scores: 1. Danbury 115; 2. RHAM-Hebron, 97; 3. Southington, 74½; 4. Bethel, 63½; 5. Killingly, 62; 6. New Canaan, 60½; 7. Fitch-Groton, 50; 8. Berlin, 45; 9. Fairfield, 43; 10. Plainville, 42; 11. Norwich Free Academy, 41½; 12. Windham, 40; 13. Glastonbury, 39; 14. New Fairfield, 38; 15. Simsbury, 35; 16. Montville, 33; 17. St. Bernard-Montville, 32; 18. Bridgeport Central, 31; 19. Weston/Joel Barlow-Redding, 28½; 20. Greenwich, 28; 21. Stamford, 27½; 22. (tie) East Windsor and South Windsor, 27; 24. Waterford, 25; 25. Avon, 24; 26. Holy Cross-Waterbury, 22; 27. (tie) Amity-Woodbridge, Morgan-Clinton and Ridgefield, 21; 30. (tie) Nonnewaug-Woodbury and Northwestern Regional, 20; 32. New London; 33. (tie) Bulkeley-Hartford and Conard-West Hartford, 17; 35. Westhill-Stamford, 16½; 36 (tie) Ledyard and Pomperaug-Southbury, 16; 38. Rocky Hill, 15; 39. (tie) Farmington and Masuk-Monroe, 14; 41. Staples-Westport, 13½; 42. Woodstock Academy, 13; 43. (tie) Hartford Public and Rockville, 12; 45. (tie) Gilbert-Winsted and Newtown, 11; 47. (tie) Branford, East Lyme and Stafford, 10; 50. Hall-West Hartford, 8; 51. (tie) Derby and Hand-Madison, 5; 53. (tie) Bacon Academy-Colchester, Harding-Bridgeport and Xavier-Middletown, 4; 56. (tie) Canton, East Hartford, Griswold, Portland, Seymour and Windham Tech, 3; 62. (tie) Bristol Eastern, Bunnell-Stratford, Cheshire, Fermi-Enfield, McMahon-Norwalk, New Milford and Newington, 2; 69. (tie) East Catholic-Manchester, East Haven, Guilford, Jonathan Law-Milford and Trumbull, 1.

103-Championship: Joey Martin, Simsbury dec. Mike Silvestri, Danbury, 7-4. Third place: Ken Fratus, Waterford dec. Nick Palermo, Bethel, forfeit; Fifth place: Charles Isif, Fitch dec. Kyle McAlees, South Windsor, 4-2.

112-Championship: Jason Vermes, East Windsor dec. Ian Kessler, New Fairfield, 4-2. Third place: Jesse Cavallaro, Plainville dec. Nick Miraglioulo, Woodstock Academy, 8-6; Fifth place: Yujia Zhai, Conard dec. Evan Vold, Gilbert, 8-0.

119-Championship: James Therrien, Killingly dec. Pat Newkirk, NFA, 7-3. Third place: Josh Feldman, Pomperaug dec. Tony Nguyen, Rocky Hill, 7-2; Fifth place: Nick Weyer, Danbury dec. Andrew Sichel, Staples, forfeit.

125-Championship: Trevor Brown, RHAM dec. Jeff Oldham, Bethel, 3-1. Third place: Joel Webster, Northwestern dec. Max Meisel, Weston/Barlow, 6-5; Fifth place: Kostas Hatzkastas, Nonnewaug dec. Ciro Martone, Branford, forfeit.

130-Championship: Rob Tolk, Avon dec. Ryan Murphy, New London, 2-1 (2 OT). Third place: Bill St. Pierre, Southington dec. Brandon Stavola, Amity, 9-5; Fifth place: J.P. Gilbert, Fitch dec. B.J. Madey, Berlin, 3-0.

135-Championship: Chris Coppolo, Fitch dec. C.J. McCormack, Berlin, 6-2. Third place: Brock Littlefield, RHAM dec. Justin Unger, Weston/Barlow, 11-4; Fifth place: Chris Lee, Southington dec. Jeff Marra, Danbury.

140-Championship: Anthony Hayes, Danbury dec. Vito Barbagallo, Plainville, 7-3. Third place: Bran Crudden, Windham pin Jesus Cruz, Hartford Public, 1:46; Fifth place: Ben Gardiner, Rockville pin Grayson Glover, Nonnewaug, 1:30

145-Championship: Doug Milburn, Bethel dec. Dave Iaquinto, Morgan, 3-1 (2 OT). Third place: Trevor Howe, Danbury dec. Bryan Howard, Montville, 14-3; Fifth place: Ian Coyne, RHAM dec. Jon Read, Newtown, 9-1.

152-Championship: Greg Dussol, RHAM dec. Matt Tricarico, Danbury, 6-5. Third place: Shaun Canney, Holy Cross dec. William White, Bridgeport Central, 6-4; Fifth place: Fielding Pagel, Fitch dec. Lawrence Loomis, Killingly, 8-3.

160-Championship: Alex Ohrn, New Canaan dec. Kevin Davis, RHAM, 10-0. Third place: Charles Cycon, Westhill dec. Bryan Hawes, Windham, 6-0; Fifth place: Andy Liseo, Southington dec. Brandon Beloin, Killingly, 12-4.

171-Championship: Tim Donnelly, Stamford pin Lucas Roesler, St. Bernard, :51 Third place: Nick Provenzano, Masuk dec. Chris Oghayore, Bridgeport Central, 6-5; Fifth place: Nick Woodward, Hall dec. Cole Whitehead, Killingly, 4-3.

189-Championship: Max Pazdan, Fairfield dec. Joshua Murphy, NFA, 15-6. Third place: Jon Keyes, South Windsor dec. Scott Kates, Farmington, 14-5; Fifth place: Tom Kruszewski, Montville dec. Mike LaBeef, Killingly, 4-2.

215-Championship: Ross Massey, Glastonbury dec. Jon Vose, Southington, 1-1 (2 OT), criteria. Third place: Dan Puccinni, Ridgefield dec. Brendan Herlihy, Fairfield; Fifth place: Jason Landri, New Canaan dec. Eric Choisy, East Lyme, 11-10.

275-Championship: John Sullivan, Greenwich dec. Bruno Dorismond, New Canaan, 5-2;  Third place: John Russo, Berlin dec. Ray Dommermuth, New Fairfield, 7-5; Fifth place: Juan Carrion, Bulkeley pin Matt Morgan, Montville, 3:34.

Outstanding wrestler: Alex Ohrn, New Canaan.
Fastest fall: Juan Carrion, Bulkeley, four pin in 14:37.
New Britain Herald, March 3:
Illness can't slow down Russo, Kates

Waterbury Republican American, March 3: For Feldman, victory was within his grasp

Danbury News Times, March 2:
Hayes leads Danbury to 3rd Open title

Stamford Advocate, March 2:
Donnelly, Ohrn bring home titles

Hartford Courant, March 2:
Simsbury freshman wins first Open title

The Herald Press [Bristol edition], March 2: Plainville looks sharp at Open

The Herald Press [New Britain edition], March 2: Three wrestlers reach finals but fall short

Norwich Bulletin, March 2: Sweet victory for Therrien, Coppolo

The Register Citizen, March 2:
Northwestern's Webster takes 3rd in Open