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Linked Up – Winter Championships 2020

Southington got a number of strong performances to earn a title in Class L. David G. Whitham – Hearst CT Media.

It begins with many runs at the Floyd Little Athletic Center and wraps up with the “Run To The Sun” and the “Road To The Whale.” Of course the “it” is the CIAC winter championship season, and it is underway. Thirty-seven teams will lift CIAC championship plaques and there will be stories on those and many others throughout the winter. Linked Up – Winter Championships 2020 will have all the great championship stories and corresponding emotion right here.

For those unfamiliar (or simply as a reminder for those who are previously familiar) Linked Up Championships will provide a link to the local media story for all of the CIAC Championships over the course of the season.It provides a one-stop shop for anyone looking for great stories on championship-winning teams.


Danbury’s Ryan Jack captured a fourth-straight State Open title as an individual and helped his team to a fourth-straight win as well. Christian Abraham – Hearst CT Media.


Fairfield Ludlowe’s Tess Stapleton had a record-setting day at the State Open. Peter Hvizdak – Hearst CT Media.

Girls Indoor Track & Field:

  • From the Hartford Courant: Glastonbury got contributions from everywhere en route to its first State Open in almost a decade.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Windsor needed, and got, the little bit more its coach asks for to claim another Class L championship.
  • From the Norwalk Hour: Things started well for Weston and then ended very well with the team earning the Class M title.
  • From GameTimeCT: Bloomfield took control and never let go as the team earned the title in Class S.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Depth was the key in Class LL as Glastonbury scored points in a variety of way to earn the crown.

Conard’s Gavin Sherry celebrates a record time at the State Open. Cloe Poisson – Special to Hartford Courant.

Boys Indoor Track & Field:

  • From the Hartford Courant: A standout field-event-trio was the difference as Bloomfield claimed the State Open title.
  • From the Hartford Courant: Strength in the distance events was key for Tolland as the team won a title for the first time in 23 year in Class M.
  • From the Hartford Courant: It came in unusual and dramatic fashion, but Hall finished as the champions of Class LL.
  • From the New Haven Register: Hillhouse was in Class L this season, but still found a way to earn a championship.
  • From GameTimeCT: After a (relative) Class S title drought, Bloomfield returned to the championship circle in impressive fashion.

CIAC Creating Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament

CHESHIRE, Conn. – For the first time the CIAC will host a Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament in conjunction with the CIAC Wrestling State Open February 28-29 at the Floyd Little Center in New Haven. This marks the first CIAC organized event solely for female wrestlers. The Invitational will crown winners in 10 weight classes, andContinue Reading

Schedule Changes For New England Championships

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the forecast of inclement weather, there have been changes to the schedules for the New England Wrestling and Indoor Track & Field Championships. Competition on Saturday at the New England Wrestling Championships will now begin at 10 a.m. and the schedule will also eliminate all breaks in the competition whenContinue Reading

2018-19 Winter Sports Schedules Posted

2018-19 Winter Sports Schedules Posted

Schedules for 2018-19 winter sports have been posted on the site. To view a schedule for any school or specific team, or a statewide master varsity schedule for a sport, visit the main schedule and results page of the site.

Linked Up – Winter Championships 2018

Just like that, it’s over. Thirty-seven stories and a month or so after it started, the 2018 winter championship season has come to a close. From track to basketball, gymnastics to hockey all the championship stories are right here in one place. Relive another wonderful championship season. Kudos to all the athletes who took partContinue Reading

CIAC Wrestling Championship Schedule Changes

CHESHIRE, Conn. – Due to the threat of inclement weather beginning this evening the schedules for the CIAC Wrestling Divisional Championships have been altered in an effort to conclude the meets at an earlier time. In the Class LL meet at Trumbull High School the finals will begin at approximately 4 p.m. The finals forContinue Reading

Linked Up – Winter Championships 2017

Linked Up – Winter Championships 2017

After more than a month and a half, way too much snow, and a lot of great competition the 2017 CIAC winter championship season has concluded. This championship edition of Linked Up features 36 stories of state title winners, and hopefully many more memories those student-athletes will never forget. Thanks for reading along and for allContinue Reading

Winter Sports Tournament Packets Posted

Winter Sports Tournament Packets Posted

Tournament packets for boys and girls basketball, boys ice hockey, girls gymnastics, outdoor track, boys swimming and wrestling have all been posted and are available for download. Tournament divisions for these sports for the upcoming season can be found on each sport’s mainpage. Basketball (Boys) Basketball (Girls) Gymnastics Ice Hockey Indoor Track Swimming (Boys) Wrestling

Schedule Set For 2016-17 Winter Rules Interpretation Meetings

Below is the schedule for the 2016-17 winter rules interpretations meetings provided to CIAC by officials’ organizations and leagues. CIAC rules and regulations require head coaches or their designee to represent your school at these important meetings. Other coaches are encouraged to attend. If your coach cannot make the meeting in your area, I amContinue Reading

Wrestling Committee Meeting Minutes 9/21/15

WRESTLING COMMITTEE MINUTES September 21, 2015 Present:  Dave Nowakowski, Steve Merlino, Brian Manzi, Pat Risley, Ernest Goodwin, David Green, Bob Swan, Roy Wentworth, Ricky Shook, Ross Sward. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steve Merlino at 3:30 p.m. The 2015 tournament was reviewed.  There was discussion on the cost at Haddam-Killingworth as wellContinue Reading