2010 CIAC Class LL championships                         Complete brackets
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Connecticut Post, Feb. 21: Second place finish in FCIAC inspires Danbury

Hartford Courant, Feb. 21: Four champions for South Windsor

2010 Class LL
At Shelton
Team results -- 1. Danbury 209½; 2. South Windsor 196; 3. Xavier 156; 4. Shelton 145½; 5. Trumbull 103; 6. Amity 101; 7. Glastonbury 98; 8. Southington 94½; 9. Greenwich 86½; 10. Simsbury 85; 11. Brien Mcmahon 83; 12. NFA 80; 13. Cheshire 79½; 14. Stamford 72½; 15. Manchester 71½; 16. Ridgefield 69; 17. Fairfield Prep 61; 18. Newtown 52½; 19. Westhill 43; 20. East Hartford 42; 21. Staples 40; 22. New Britain 32; 23. New Haven 28; 24. Platt Tech/West Haven 27; 25. Warren Harding 10; 26. Bridgeport Central 0.
Individual results
Championship: Sam Odell, South Windsor def. Dylan Bryant, Danbury, 3-2; Third: Cody Keane, Glastonbury def. Johnny D'elia, Greenwich, 11-4; Fifth: Nick Crudo, Newtown def. Brandon Liscinsky, Trumbull, 6-3
Championship: Tyler Keane, Glastonbury def. Brian Jennings, Danbury, 4-3; Third: Ricky Jorge, Xavier def. Sean Kellett, Shelton, Pin 4:48; Fifth: Peter Litwin, Amity def. Clifford Magloire, Stamford, 3-2
Championship: Charles Costanzo, Danbury def. Ben Pierre Saint, Stamford, 3-1; Third: Gregory Ouellette, South Windsor def. Jason Rojas, Fairfield Prep, 10-0; Fifth: Bernard Wallen, New Britain def. Brad Wyzykowski, Xavier, 9-5
Championship: John Damici, Danbury def. Jed Cervero, Cheshire, 4-2; Third: Anthony Pedraza, Manchester def. Brandon Lopez, South Windsor, 9-2; Fifth: David Barbar, Trumbull def. Pat Hamel, Southington, 9-1
Championship: Casey Mitchell, South Windsor def. Benjamin Anderson, Trumbull, 4-0; Third: Daniel Calzarette, Simsbury def. Christian Hammon, NFA, 11-3; Fifth: Doug Fontaine, Southington def. Edward Hunt, Shelton, 12-1
Championship: Joseph Sargenti, South Windsor def. Kane Jarmon, NFA, Pin 2:38; Third: Colin Paulish, Ridgefield def. Joseph Roberts, Fairfield Prep, 8-4; Fifth: Tyler Arsenault, Danbury def. Ryan Butler, Xavier, 7-4
Championship: Tyler Cunningham, Xavier def. Nick Cipriano, NFA, 5-3; Third: David Laborda, Greenwich def. Ricky Jordan, Shelton, 4-1; Fifth: Cory Seeger, Southington def. Joseph Pieretti, Newtown, Pin 3:25
Championship: Jake Odell, South Windsor def. Alex Amador, Fairfield Prep, Pin 1:50; Third: Bryan Polonia, Stamford def. Alexander Pyne, Amity, 3-0; Fifth: James Cummiskey, Greenwich def. Elliot Antler, Xavier, 11-2
Championship: Travis Tiger, Ridgefield def. Nicholas Stemm, Simsbury, 12-1; Third: Dillon Carter, Xavier def. Romero Dasilva, Platt Tech/West Ha, 8-0; Fifth: Kevin Smith, Danbury def. Terron Edwards, Brien Mcmahon, Pin 1:23
Championship: Alex Carpenter, Amity def. William Pogacsus, Shelton, 7-2; Third: John Smith, Danbury def. Spencer Brickey, Simsbury, 20-7; Fifth: Verlin Morgan, Brien Mcmahon def. Christopher Turner, Manchester, 9-4
Championship: Kyle Copes, Cheshire def. Mike Frizinia, Shelton, 11-10; Third: Nicholas Puchalsky, Glastonbury def. Carmine Castiglion, Southington, 5-2; Fifth: Tyler Hancock, Danbury def. Duncan Cozens, Ridgefield, 12-4
Championship: Tito Slaughter, New Haven def. Quincy Thomas, South Windsor, Pin 5:40; Third: Cosmo Iadanza, Westhill def. Colter Abely, Xavier, 5-2; Fifth: Robert Gelozin, Shelton def. Jacob Duchen, Amity, 6-0
Championship: Pat Gillen, Shelton def. Bryan Barnash, Trumbull, 17-2; Third: Dylan Hancock, Danbury def. Lloyd Brown, East Hartford, Pin 5:33; Fifth: Sean Marinan, Xavier def. Jake Reid, Cheshire, 7-3
Championship: Jeff Starr, Brien Mcmahon def. Matthew Kunkel, Xavier, Pin 1:42; Third: Steven Storozuk, Manchester def. Pearce Thompson, Glastonbury, Pin 1:24; Fifth: Paul Sullivan, South Windsor def. Said Sarfaraz, Staples, 1-0
Outstanding wrestler: Pat Gillen (215), Shelton
Fast fall: Steven Storozuk (285), Manchester, 4 Pins, 6:22
Danbury outlasts South Windsor for 14th straight LL title
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SHELTON, Feb. 20 – Only in Danbury can winning a second place trophy cause so much angst. After losing the FCIAC championship for the first time in 23 years to Fairfield Warde, the disappointment stewed with the Hatters throughout the week. The trophy was in the middle of the mat all week as Danbury prepared for the Class LL tournament. And before the week was complete, the team smashed the trophy into bits.

Danbury returned to their championship ways with their state-record 14th straight Class LL championship, outlasting pesky South Windsor, 209½ to 196. Four Danbury wrestlers made it to the finals with Charlie Costanzo (119) and John Damici (125) winning titles. Dylan Bryant (103) and Brian Jennings (112) each dropped one-point decisions in the finals. Five other Danbury wrestlers finished in the top six of their respective weight classes.

Costanzo won his third straight Class LL title with a 3-1 win over Stamford’s Ben Pierre Saint, controlling the third period so Pierre Saint could not rally. Damici outlasted Cheshire’s Jed Cervero, 4-2 with a last-second takedown to secure the championship.

Shelton’s Pat Gillen (215) earned the outstanding wrestler award in the tournament with a 17-2 technical fall victory over Bryan Barnash of Trumbull. … Manchester’s Steve Storozuk earned the fast fall award with four pins in 6:22. He finished third at 285 pounds.

BROTHERS WIN TITLES: Brothers Sam Odell and Jake Odell took home championships for South Windsor, which had four champions but finished a close second to Danbury. Freshman Casey Mitchell and junior Joe Sargenti also finished first for South Windsor. Seven Bobcat wrestlers finished in the top four to earn spots in next week’s State Open championships.

Sam Odell, a freshman, began the championship parade with a 4-3 win over Danbury’s Dylan Bryant at 103 pounds. Sam’s big match came in the semifinals when he snapped a three-match losing streak to Glastonbury’s Cody Keane with a 5-0 victory. Jake, a junior, pinned Fairfield Prep’s Alex Amador in 1:50. Also for South Windsor, Mitchell shutout Trumbull’s Benjamin Anderson, 4-0, to win a title at 130 and Sargenti won at 135 by pinning NFA’s Kane Jarmon in 2:38.

COPES WINS TITLE: Cheshire’s Kyle Copes became the second Ram wrestler to bring home a wrestling state championship in school history after his 11-10 victory over Shelton’s Mike Frizinia in the finals at 171 pounds.

Copes beat Frizinia for the fourth time this season. Copes won a week earlier in the final of the Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) tournament with a 9-4 victory.

Copes had four takedowns in the match to build an early lead. He intentionally let Frizinia escape to give him more opportunities for two-point takedowns. Copes led 9-4 entering the third period when Frizinia got a takedown to cut the lead to three, 9-6.

Copes escaped but Frizinia got another takedown to cut the lead to 10-9. But Frizinia couldn’t turn Copes for any near fall points and with time escaping late in the third period, he let Copes escape for an 11-9 lead. Copes was penalized for stalling late in the match but held on for the victory.

“He was aggressive for a majority of the day,” Cheshire coach Don Miller said. “He doesn’t sit back and wait. He sets the tone and goes after kids. He gets his points early so he isn’t chasing.”

Copes’ junior teammate Jed Cervero (125) continues to run into stiff competition in championship matches in the SCC and Class LL tournaments. In the finals of the SCC Tournament, Cervero dropped a 3-2 decision to Hand-Madison’s Ed Carroll, the eventual Class L champion. In the Class LL final, Cervero dropped a tough 4-2 decision to Danbury’s John Damici, whose third period reversal was the difference.

Cervero got the first takedown of the match but Damici tied it on a reversal. It was Damici’s second straight Class LL title.

As a sophomore at 112 pounds, Cervero was second in the Class LL tournament and State Open. “Jed wrestled well,” Miller said. “He was dominant until the final match.” Cervero had two pins and a 5-0 victory over South Windsor’s Brandon Lopez in the semifinals.