scott
Aug 13

2020 Class Champions - What is your prediction?

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stallwarning
Aug 20

Late summer predictions for LL (over three months out till season starts...or about 100 days):

 

Class LL

106 – ?

113 – Longo (Trumbull) - 1st LL/AA @ Fargo GR or O’Dell (Danbury) - 5th NE @ 106

120 – Currier (Hall) - 3rd Opens & NE @ 113

126 – Johnson (Danbury) - 6th NE @ 120

132 – Ebert (Warde) - 3rd Opens & NE @ 126

138 – Jack (Danbury) - no need to explain this one, only that he is expected to go 138 - see http://www.hatterswrestling.com within '19-'20 Season Info

145 – ?

152 – Shaughnessy (Warde) - 3rd Opens & 6th NE @ 145

160 – Mazur (Westhill) - 4th NE @ 152

170 – Tsiranides (FP) - 2nd LL @ 160 or Vitti (Southington) - 5th Opens @ 160

182 – Carr (Southington) - 1st LL @ 170 or Rasmussen (Warde) - 6th Opens @ 170

195 – ?

220 – Cocchia (McMahon) - 3rd LL @ 220

285 – Agosto (Danbury) - 2nd LL & Opens @ 285, Weiner (Shelton) - 5th Opens @ 285, or Houston (New Haven) - 1st Opens @ 285

 

Mainly rolled up the various weights from the 18-19 results within LL and Opens, except 138 (Jack - see link above) and for the 220/285, which are more stable. Some weight classes included "?" as I did not see many juniors or below that had a record/place of distinction in the prior weight class in 18-19. Many wrestlers could increase more than one weight class...at this point, just a guess.

 

The other variable in this if there are any class changes (i.e., a school moving up/down to a different classification...LL to L, and vice versa). For example, does Simsbury and Xavier stay in the Ls or do they move up to LLs? Later in the fall, the updated classifications will be released via http://ciacsports.com/site/?page_id=976.

Run.the.Pipes
Sep 10

Longo AA'd at 101lbs so pretty confident he will be at 106 this year. I see Jack at 132 and Kovacs back at 138 for Danbury.

stallwarning
Aug 29

Now for the L...just under 100 days till the start of the season.

 

106 – ?

113 – Rapuano (Xavier) – 1st L/2nd Open/3rd NE @ 106

120 – Aldi (BC) – 2nd L @ 113

126 – T. Finn (Simsbury) – 1st L/3rd Open @ 120

132 – Mairano (Simsbury) – 1st L/4th Open @ 126

138 – Nichols (BE) – 1st L/3rd Open @ 132

145 – Mastroianni (NC) – 1st L/1st Open/2nd NE @ 138

152 – Sung (NC) – 1st L/1st Open/1st NE @ 145

160 – Maleryn (RHAM) 3rd L @ 152 or Sirois (Simsbury) – 4th L @ 152

170 – Bergin (Simbury) – 1st L @ 160

182 – ?

195 – ?

220 – Dubon (Middletown) – 3rd L @ 220

285 – Mackenzie (New London) – 3rd L @ 285 or Facey (BC) – 4th L @ 285

 

Again rolled up each weight class up by one, which is making very strong assumptions as many go up more than one in actuality. The Ls seem pretty clear in many weights and very open in others, especially in the upper weights. In all, the Ls are very strong in many of the lower weights with a good amount of returning L champions or finalists (8 by my count). It would be very interesting if some of the excellent wrestlers in the lower/middle weights went up by more than one class, thus producing some excellent matchups.

 

Again, the question is still at hand with some of the schools to whether they stay, enter, or exit from the Ls. But again, a very early late summer analysis...

Run.the.Pipes
Sep 10

Hamilton from BC is the guy here at 106. He should be able to make a push into the opens as well.

bst
Sep 22

Mastroianni is going to Green Farms Academy this year

stallwarning
Sep 7

Now for the installment of the Ms...

 

106 – ?

113 – Brault (Joel Barlow) – 2nd M/4th Opens @ 106

120 – Johns (Suffield/WL) – 4th M @ 113

126 – O’Brien (Bacon) – 1st M @ 120 or Rondini (Platt) – 2nd M/2nd Open @ 120

132 – Charron (Killingly) – 1st M @ 126

138 – DiVito (E. Haven) – 2nd M @ 132

145 – Stabile (Brookfield) – 4th M @ 138

152 – Klein-Wassink (Joel Barlow) – 2nd M @ 145

160 – Adams (Suffield/WL) – 1st M/1st Open/1st NE @ 152

170 – McNeary (Joel Barlow) – 3rd M @ 160

182 – Doucette (New Fairfield) – 4th M @ 170

195 – LiCastri (Joel Barlow) – 1st M/1st Open/1st NE @ 182

220 – Gens (Avon) – 1st M/5th Open @ 220

285 – ?

 

The Ms have 9 returning finalists, similar to that of the Ls, with 126 being the most interesting based on rolling up the weights one weight class. H. Adam and C. LiCastri are the real cream of the crop in this class being the returning NE champions (and only Ms wrestlers that did anything at the 2019 NE tournament in terms of placing).

 

87 days till first practice/season opening...but who is counting?

john
Sep 10

both Ellis tech kids are from Ms? Sean Johnson 1 @ Ms 2nd open 1 NE 138, Hayden Minski 2nd Ms 4th Open and 6th NE

stallwarning
Sep 10Edited: Sep 10

@John Both of those wrestlers performed well last year @ NEs. However, they were both seniors last year, thus cannot do anything in the Ms for the 19-20 season, which this thread is all about.

Run.the.Pipes
Sep 10

106 - i think brault is coming back down. Matt Carozza is also in contention at this weight.

stallwarning
Sep 21

Last installment of this thread...now for the Ss:

 

106 - Hines (Haddam-Killingworth) - 3rd Ss @ 106/AA @ Fargo FS @ 100

113 - Chapman (Montville) 2nd Ss @ 106

120 - Levesque (East Hampton) - 1st Ss/6th Opens @ 113

126 - Verdiglione (Nonnewaug) - 2nd Ss @ 120

132 - Bond (Montville) - 2nd Ss @ 126

138 - Bradley (Morgan) - 1st Ss @ 132 or Matthews (Gilbert) 2nd Ss/5th Opens @ 132

145 - Light (Stonington) - 2nd Ss @ 138

152 - Rodriguez Rivera - 1st Ss @ 145

160 - Matthews (Gilbert) - 1st Ss @ 152

170 - ?

182 - ?

195 - Cronin (Nonnewaug) - 1st Ss/2nd Opens @ 182

220 - Lytle (Northwestern) - 2nd Ss/5th Opens

285 - ?

 

The Ss have a bunch of returning finalists from the 2018-19 season - 11 from my count. The 138 weight-class could be the barn-burner in this class with a possible rematch of Bradley & Matthews. Again, many assumptions here with only moving up one weight class from last year's results (i.e., the final weight classes should be very different once the season starts AND after the 2-pound allowance).

 

72 days/10 weeks till opening day of practice...

 

Any thoughts on the possible 19-20 Opens contenders at each weight?

techfall
Oct 22

Killingly and Ledyard are moving down to Class S based on CIAC updated class list

stallwarning
Oct 22

@techfall Amity is also moving down from the LL to the L, with Fairfield Ludlowe moving up to the LL.

justafan
6 days ago

@techfall Bacon Academy also dropped to S. Looks like the entire ECC dropped. New London is now in M's

mikspik
Oct 1

Cayleb Leclerc is going 145 again this year. He barely took second at 145 last year and was light for the weight class. This year will be his senior year !

stallwarning
Oct 2

Here is my attempt at the Opens...October-1 Edition:

 

106 - Brault (Joel Barlow) - 4th Opens @ 106 (and wrestled at 106 in Journeymen)

113 - Rapuano (Xavier) - 2nd Opens/3rd NE @ 106

120 - Currier (Hall) - 3rd Opens/3rd NE @ 113

126 - Rondini (Platt) - 2nd Opens, T. Finn (Simsbury) - 3rd Opens, or Johnson (Danbury) - 5th Opens/6th NE @ 120

132 - Ebert (Warde) - 3rd Opens/3rd NE @ 126

138 - Jack (Danbury) - 1st Opens/1st NE @ 126

145 - ?

152 - Sung (New Canaan) - 1st Opens/1st NE @ 145

160 - Adams (Suffield/WL) - 1st Opens/1st NE @ 152

170 - Vitti (Southington) - 5th Opens @ 160 or Bergin (Simsbury) - 6th Opens @ 160

182 - Rasmussen (Warde) - 6th Opens @ 170

195 - LiCastri (Joel Barlow) - 1st Opens/1st NE @ 182

220 - Lytle (Northwestern) - 5th Opens @ 195 or Gens (Avon) - 5th Opens @ 220

285 - Agosto (Danbury) - 2nd Opens or Houston (New Haven) - 1st Opens

 

There are many quality wrestlers coming back for a run at the Opens this upcoming season. For this analysis, I tried to stay with returning Open medalists, thus many other good wrestlers could contend for the Open title (i.e., many class champions did not place in the Opens).

 

Many weights look stacked, especially in the lower weights (e.g., 126). Also many weights have returning Open finalists/champions/NE place-winners (8 returning Open finalists and 4 returning NE champions - Jack, Sung, Adams, LiCastri). However, the 145 weight class looks wide open as all place-winners at 138 were seniors last season (and all class champions were also seniors last year).

 

Again, many assumptions made here as many wrestlers could go a different weight or could have moved out of state/go to private school (e.g., Mastrianni to Greens Farm Academy). Lastly, the 132/138 classes could change if Jack decides to go 132.

 

62 days till the first practice...

mlagoshelby
Nov 8

 

both Ellis tech kids are from Ms? Sean Johnson 1 @ Ms 2nd open 1 NE 138, Hayden Minski 2nd Ms 4th Open and 6th NE

 

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