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  • Crudo Runner Up As Grapplers Place 11th In Championships

    TRUMBULL — Newtown High School’s wrestling team placed 11 in the Class LL state championships, at Trumbull High School, February 15 and 16. The Nighthawks were led by 106-pound weight division grappler Luca Crudo who earned a second-place finish.

    Danbury, with 215.5 points, was first among 27 LL schools to score points in the two-day competition. Newtown scored 83.

  • Grapplers Sound Off On Potential Cut Of Wrestling From Olympics

    Wrestling may soon lose some validity at a high level, and those involved in the sport locally recognize that there may be a trickledown effect. The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), on February 12, agreed on the 25 sports it will propose to the 125th IOC session for approval as the core sports for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games — and recommended that wrestling not be included, joining seven shortlisted sports.