Wrestling

2019-20 Wrestling Championships
Championship Dates Defending Champions
Open February 28-29 DANBURY  
LL February 21-22 DANBURY  
L February 21-22 BRISTOL EASTERN  
M February 21-22 KILLINGLY  
S February 21-22 GILBERT  
GeneralNewsSchedules/Results/StatsCIAC Tournament Results
Important Dates (2019-20 Season):

  • First Practice Date: Dec. 2
  • First Contest: Dec. 16
  • Last Date to Count for Tournament: Feb. 13

Weight Control

Scores and Forms Submission

National Federation Wrestling Information:

Wrestling Divisions
2019-20 Boys Wrestling Divisions
Class LL (760 and over/26)
  • Bridgeport Central
  • Brien McMahon
  • Conard
  • Danbury
  • East Hartford
  • Enfield
  • Fairfield Ludlowe
  • Fairfield Prep
  • Fairfield Warde
  • Glastonbury
  • Greenwich
  • Hall
  • Manchester
  • New Britain
  • New Haven Wrestling
    Coop: Wilbur Cross (Host) & Hillhouse
  • Newtown
  • Norwalk
  • Norwich Free Academy
  • Ridgefield
  • Shelton
  • Southington
  • Stamford
  • Staples
  • Trumbull
  • West Haven
  • Westhill
  • Class L (544-759/26)
  • Amity
  • Bristol Central
  • Bristol Eastern
  • Bunnell
  • Cheshire
  • Daniel Hand
  • Darien
  • E.O. Smith
  • East Lyme/Norwich Tech
    Coop: East Lyme (Host) & Norwich Tech
  • Farmington
  • Fitch
  • Harding
  • Maloney
  • Middletown
  • Naugatuck
  • New Canaan
  • New Milford
  • Newington
  • North Haven
  • Pomperaug
  • Simsbury
  • South Windsor
  • Wethersfield
  • Wilton
  • Windsor
  • Xavier
  • Class MM (0)
    Class M (390-543/27)
  • Abbott Tech
  • Avon
  • Berlin
  • Bethel
  • Branford
  • Brookfield
  • East Haven
  • Ellis Tech
  • Foran
  • Guilford
  • Joel Barlow
  • Jonathan Law
  • Masuk
  • New Fairfield
  • New London
  • Notre Dame-West Haven
  • Platt
  • RHAM
  • Rockville
  • St. Joseph
  • Stratford
  • Suffield/Windsor Locks
    Coop: Suffield (Host) & Windsor Locks
  • Tolland
  • Torrington
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Weston
  • Class S (Up to 389/38)
  • Bacon Academy
  • Bloomfield
  • Bolton
  • Canton
  • Career Magnet
  • Coventry
  • Derby
  • East Catholic
  • East Hampton
  • East Windsor
  • Gilbert
  • Granby Memorial
  • Griswold
  • Haddam-Killingworth
  • Immaculate
  • Killingly
  • Ledyard
  • Lewis Mills
  • Lyman Memorial/Windham Tech
    Coop: Lyman Memorial (Host) & Windham Tech
  • Montville
  • Morgan
  • Nonnewaug
  • Northwestern
  • Notre Dame-Fairfield
  • O'Brien Tech
  • Oxford
  • Plainville
  • Portland
  • Rocky Hill
  • Seymour
  • Somers
  • St. Paul Catholic
  • Stafford
  • Stonington
  • Terryville
  • Thomaston/Holy Cross
    Coop: Thomaston (Host), Holy Cross & Litchfield
  • Windham
  • Woodland
  • Wrestling Committee
    Name (Title)School/Organization
    Carmen Delvecchio (Officials)N/A
    Derek Dion (Coach)Southington HS
    Chris Gamble (Coach)Waterford HS
    Ernest Goodwin (CAAD)Amity Reg. HS
    David GreenNonnewaug HS
    John Lawless (Coach)Nonnewaug HS
    Keith Lipinsky (CAAD)New Milford HS
    Steve MerlinoCoventry HS
    Kelly MurphyN/A
    David NowakowskiN/A
    Ted OczkowskiEmmett O'Brien Technical HS
    Chris PielNew Milford HS
    Pat Risley (Coach )Windham HS
    Ricky Shook (Consultant)Danbury HS
    Bob SwanEast Haven HS
    Roy WentworthNorwich Free Academy
    Wrestling Boards
    • Connecticut Interscholastic Wrestling Officials Association
    CIAC Creating Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament

    CIAC Creating Girls Wrestling Invitational Tournament

    November 18th, 2019

    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, and the first, third, and fifth-place matches will coincide with the same matches in the State Open competition. The Invitational seeding and[...]

    Schedule Changes For New England Championships

    Schedule Changes For New England Championships

    March 1st, 2019

    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 when possible to expedite the conclusion. There is no change to Friday's schedule. The following are the schedule changes for Saturday’s New England[...]

    2018-19 Winter Sports Schedules Posted

    2018-19 Winter Sports Schedules Posted

    October 6th, 2018

    Schedules for 2018-19 winter sports have been posted on the CIACsports.com 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

    Linked Up - Winter Championships 2018

    March 19th, 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 part and thanks to the media for covering the championships with aplomb. For those unfamiliar (or simply as a reminder for those[...]

    CIAC Wrestling Championship Schedule Changes

    CIAC Wrestling Championship Schedule Changes

    February 17th, 2018

    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 for the Class L meet at Bristol Central High School will begin at approximately 3:30 p.m. The finals for the Class M[...]

    Linked Up - Winter Championships 2017

    Linked Up - Winter Championships 2017

    March 21st, 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 all the great media coverage for CIAC championship events that makes Linked Up possible. See you in the spring! For those unfamiliar[...]

    Winter Sports Tournament Packets Posted

    Winter Sports Tournament Packets Posted

    November 3rd, 2016

    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

    Schedule Set For 2016-17 Winter Rules Interpretation Meetings

    October 28th, 2016

    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 am certain he/she would be welcome at one of the other meetings. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your[...]

    Wrestling Committee Meeting Minutes 9/21/15

    Wrestling Committee Meeting Minutes 9/21/15

    September 21st, 2015

    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 well as other costs related to the operation of the 2015 tournament.  There was a considerable variance of costs among the four sites of the[...]

    Linked Up Winter Championships - 2015

    Linked Up Winter Championships - 2015

    March 23rd, 2015

    Nearly one month exactly. That's how long it took to crown 35 CIAC team winter champions across eight sports. The first Indoor Track & Field Class title was decided on February 23rd, and after a riveting weekend of competition at Mohegan Sun and Yale, the championships have concluded. Battling snow, cold, and mostly the competition, these champions earned memories that will last a lifetime while capturing the trophy. Here are all the stories for all[...]

    Wrestling Committee Report - 4/29/14

    Wrestling Committee Report - 4/29/14

    April 30th, 2014

    Editors Note: CIAC sports committees meet periodically throughout the year, and the meeting reports will highlight relevant decisions or information from the meetings. The CIAC Wrestling Committee met on Tuesday, April 29. The following were a few notable discussion topics and decisions. The Committee addressed significant concerns about the continuing challenge of skin diseases and the challenges it presents to competition. Working to insure the health and safety of all student-athletes in dealing with the skin issues[...]

    Linked Up  - Winter Championships

    Linked Up - Winter Championships

    March 24th, 2014

    Remarkable. That is just one of the many adjectives that describes the CIAC winter championship season, which was capped off by an enthralling series of games and meets. The final championship weekend featured three overtime games, numerous records being set, thrilling finishes and incredible team and individual performances. All of the competitors should be lauded for their efforts, and hopefully this now complete Winter Championship edition of Linked Up will help fans and players alike[...]

    CIAC Concussion Management Policy

    CIAC Concussion Management Policy

    February 7th, 2014

    The issue of concussions and brain injury has been a focus of the CIAC for many years, and with new information coming to the fore, the critical importance of this issue has come into sharper focus. Through its policies and requirements the CIAC has made great effort to protect the well-being of student-athletes. It has worked to empower athletic directors, coaches, and parents by providing the latest information from medical groups and the National Federation[...]

    Best Of the CIAC Network 2012-13 - Part 3

    Best Of the CIAC Network 2012-13 - Part 3

    July 19th, 2013

    The first two editions of CIACsports.com's look back at the 2012-13 championship moments covered the fall sports season. Check out part 1 and part 2 before moving on to see what is on tap for the best CIAC Network moments of the winter. Despite one of the largest snowstorms in Connecticut history, the winter championship season provided an abundance of memorable moments including the ones highlighted below. WRESTLING: The state Open wrestling competition is a whirlwind of[...]

    Linked Up - 4/19/13

    Linked Up - 4/19/13

    April 19th, 2013

    This edition of Linked Up is admittedly a bit maudlin and sentimental. As this sentence is typed, there is a manhunt going on in the Boston area, in the days following a heartbreaking tragedy. Yet as has been frequently pointed out these terrible events often bring out the best in humanity as people pull together. Similarly, when talented writers tackle the immense emotion in such situations, it produces brilliant and touching pieces of writing. Which[...]

    Linked Up - 3/1/2013

    Linked Up - 3/1/2013

    March 1st, 2013

    With the focus on postseason games and league tournaments, there was not a ton of feature stories in the Connecticut papers this week. But this is still a link-heavy edition of Linked Up, particularly with a heavy does of national stories. And still some interesting Nutmeg State articles thrown in. From CBSnews.com: This video has been making the rounds on the internet, and for good reason. It is a tremendous example of sportsmanship and the value of[...]

    Eye On The CIAC

    Eye On The CIAC

    February 25th, 2013

    A busy few days of championship action and the closing days of the regular season in girls basketball along with conference tournaments in other sports led to some interesting competition last week. For basketball, we have focused mainly on wins that might help teams earn the qualifying standard of 40-percent and teams in League Tournaments this week. Speaking of the championships, Danbury followed up its Class LL Championship by winning the state Open. The team collected[...]

    Linked Up - Winter Championships - 2/24/2013

    Linked Up - Winter Championships - 2/24/2013

    February 24th, 2013

    In the fall, CIACsports.com provided versions of Linked Up that featured the newspaper accounts of various state championships, so readers could quickly find recaps for their favorite team's title (the gymnastics Open link will be added once completed). With the winter sport championship season now in full swing it is time to take a look at the articles written as teams claimed championships in indoor track & field, wrestling and gymnastics over the past two weeks. From[...]

    Changes To CIAC Postseason Schedules

    Changes To CIAC Postseason Schedules

    February 22nd, 2013

    Due to the threat of inclement weather across the state there have been slight changes to the schedules for the CIAC Wrestling Open and the CIAC Gymnastics Class Championships for Saturday, February 23. Competition at the Wrestling Open on Saturday will now start at 9 a.m. with an expected finish around 5:30 p.m. (complete schedule can be found here). The gymnastics meets for class M and S will now be run concurrently at 1:00 at Pomperaug[...]

    Wrestlers Granted Additional Weight Allowance For Friday

    Wrestlers Granted Additional Weight Allowance For Friday

    February 13th, 2013

    Because numerous schools have been closed for much or all of this week, all wrestlers will be granted an additional 2 pound weight allowance for Friday's Divisional Tournament competition. For example: 106, which is 108 after Dec 25, now becomes 110 for Friday. Saturday weigh-ins allow for one additional pound due to consecutive days of competition.[...]

    CIAC To Allow Sunday Makeups For Remainder Of Winter Season

    CIAC To Allow Sunday Makeups For Remainder Of Winter Season

    February 10th, 2013

    Due to the fact that many schools will be out Monday and possibly beyond, the CIAC will be allowing the scheduling of Sunday makeup contests for Winter sports for the remainder of the regular season, providing: Sunday games are mutually agreed upon by both schools Sunday games do not start prior to 12:30 p.m. We hope this change will be helpful to member schools and allow them to complete their regular season schedules prior to the last date[...]

    CIAC Tournament Central

    CIAC Tournament Central

    February 4th, 2013

    Looking for pairings, results, schedules, rosters, streaming video, tickets, merchandise and more for the CIAC tournaments? Look no further then CIAC Tournament Central, your one-stop shopping location for CIAC tourney info![...]

    Linked Up - 1/17/2013

    Linked Up - 1/17/2013

    January 17th, 2013

    Interesting stories all around the state as January ticks along. Several of the stories deal with coaches making their imprints on their team in significant ways, which is not a surprising revelation, but is always interesting to discover the details. From the Hartford Courant: The Hartford Public/Weaver wrestling co-op seems to be on the way back up. From the Milford Orange-Bulletin: A pair of Amity girls indoor track & field performers are both excelling and looking to break some records in their[...]

    Wrestling Teams Honor One Of Their Own

    Wrestling Teams Honor One Of Their Own

    December 19th, 2012

    Just in time for the holidays, two wrestling teams provided a present for those who appreciate sportsmanship, generosity, kindness and camaraderie. It was not an extravagant gesture, but it was something Jonathan Law (Milford) wrestling coach Matthew Schoonmaker knew he wanted to do. In fact, the idea came to him while sitting at the memorial service for his pupil Jet Dylan Krumweide. Jet died tragically in a kayak accident in late October. As the Connecticut Post[...]

    Schedules/Results

    YearClassChampionRunnerupScoreDetails
    2019OpenDanburyXavier 
     LLDanburyTrumbull 
     LBristol EasternSimsbury 
     MKillinglyForan 
     SGilbertMontville 
    2018OpenDanburyFairfield Warde / Bristol Eastern / Killingly 
     LLDanburyFairfield Warde 
     LBristol EasternXavier 
     MForanKillingly 
     SWindhamGilbert 
    2017OpenDanburyNewtown 
     LLDanburyXavier 
     LBristol EasternNew Milford 
     MEllis TechForan 
     SLedyardWindham 
    2016OpenNew FairfieldDanbury 
     LLDanburyFairfield Warde 
     LNew MilfordBristol Eastern 
     MForanLedyard 
     SWindhamKillingly 
    2015OpenNewtownDanbury 
     LLNewtownDanbury 
     LNew MilfordFairfield Warde 
     MLedyardForan 
     SWindhamMontville 
    2014OpenDanburyNew Milford 
     LLNewtownXavier 
     LNew MilfordFairfield Warde 
     MLedyardWaterford 
     SWindhamTerryville 
    2013OpenDanburyWindham/South Windsor 
     LLDanburyTrumbull 
     LNew MilfordFairfield Warde 
     MLedyardForan 
     SWindhamHaddam-Killingworth 
    2012OpenXavierDaniel Hand 
     LLXavierDanbury 
     LDaniel HandNew Milford 
     MLedyardWindham 
     SOld Saybrook/WestbrookGriswold 
    2011OpenBacon AcademyDaniel Hand 
     LLXavierDanbury 
     LNew MilfordDaniel Hand 
     MBacon AcademyLedyard 
     SGriswoldOld Saybrook/Westbrook 
    2010OpenDanburySouth Windsor 
     LLDanburySouth Windsor 
     LFairfield WardeNew Milford 
     MBacon AcademyWaterford 
     SSomersNonnewaug 
    2009OpenDanburySouth Windsor 
     LLDanburyXavier 
     LFairfield WardeNew Milford 
     MWaterfordJonathon Law 
     SKillinglySomers 
    2008OpenDanburyLedyard 
     LLDanburyAmity 
     LMiddletownBerlin 
     MLedyardWindham 
     SKillinglyMontville 
    2007OpenDanburyGriswold 
     LLDanburyNew Milford 
     LMiddletownBristol Central 
     MLedyardWindham 
     SGriswoldThomaston 
    2006OpenDanburyNew Milford 
     LLDanburyNew Milford 
     LFairfield WardeBristol Central 
     MWindhamMontville 
     SGriswoldAvon 
    2005OpenDanburyWaterford 
     LLDanburyFairfield Warde 
     LLedyardMontville 
     MWaterfordWindham 
     SNorthwesternGriswold 
    2004OpenDanbury  
     LLDanburyGlastonbury 
     LLedyardFitch 
     MWindhamKillingly 
     SNonnewaugPlainville 
    2003OpenDanburyRHAM 
     LLDanburyGlastonbury 
     LBerlinFitch 
     MKillinglyWindham 
     SMontvilleMorgan 
    2002OpenDanburyRHAM 
     LLDanburyFairfield 
     LFitchBerlin 
     MRHAMKillingly 
     SDerbyNew London 
    2001OpenDanburyBethel 
     LLDanburySouthington 
     LBerlinSimsbury 
     MBethelRHAM 
     SDerbyMorgan 
    2000Open   
     LLDanburySouthington 
     LLedyardFermi 
     MBerlinBethel 
     SDerbyMontville 
    1999LLDanbury   
     LLedyard   
     MBerlin   
     SMorgan   
    1998LLDanbury   
     LBristol Central   
     MNew Fairfield   
     SRocky Hill   
    1997LLDanbury   
     LSimsbury   
     MNew Fairfield   
     SNonnewaug   
    1996LLManchester   
     LBristol Eastern   
     MBerlin   
     SNonnewaug   
    1995LLManchester   
     LSimsbury   
     MDaniel Hand   
     SAvon   
    1994LLNorwich Free Academy   
     LWindham   
     MGuilford   
     SAvon   
    1993LLNorwich Free Academy   
     LWindham   
     MNew Fairfield   
     SAvon   
    1992LLSimsbury   
     LWindham   
     MBerlin   
     SNonnewaug   
    1991LLNorwich Free Academy   
     LWindham   
     MBerlin   
     SNonnewaug   
    1990LLDanbury   
     LStaples   
     MStratford   
     SAvon   
    1989LLDanbury  
     LWindham  
     MBerlin  
     SAvon  
    1988LLNorwich Free Academy  
     LFitch  
     MLedyard  
     SMontville  
    1987LLNorwich Free Academy  
     LHall  
     MLedyard  
     SAvon  
    1986LLNorwich Free Academy  
     LGuilford  
     MLedyard  
     SBerlin  
    1985LLNorwich Free Academy  
     LBristol Central  
     Mwindham  
     SWaterford  
    1984LLNorwich Free Academy  
     LEnfield  
     MLedyard  
     SDerby  
    1983LLNorwich Free Academy  
     LWindham  
     MDaniel Hand  
     SAvon  
    1982LLConard  
     LLedyard  
     MDaniel Hand  
     SAvon  
    1981LLConard   
     LSt. Bernard   
     MLedyard   
     SPulaski   
    1980LLEnrico Fermi   
     LConard   
     MMaloney   
     SPulaski   
    1979LLBrien McMahon   
     LEnfield   
     MMontville   
     SPulaski   
    1978LLSouthington   
     LGlastonbury   
     MMontville   
     SDaniel Hand   
    1977LLBrien McMahon   
     LWethersfield   
     MLedyard   
     SPulaski   
    1976LLHall   
     LConard   
     MLedyard   
     SPulaski   
    1975LL-LConard   
     OpenLedyard   
     SLedyard