Youth Wrestlers Earn State Championships
The Newtown Youth Wrestling Association (NYWA) had 37 wrestlers who competed in the Connecticut Youth Wrestling State Championships at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven in early March. This represents the most wrestlers the NYWA has qualified for the state championships in the program's 15-year history.
Nearly 600 wrestlers from across the state competed in the event. In the end, NYWA had 20 wrestlers reach the podium, including five state champions. As a team, Newtown placed second in medal count out of 46 teams and first as a town program. Results are as follows:
First place: Camron Veneziano, Brighton Karvoski, Matthew Stoerzinger, Joseph Stoerzinger, and Fisher Stites.
Second place: Antonio Arguello and Jake Maddox.
Third place: Joey Cotter, Tristan Rosenschein, and Micah Houston.
Fourth place: Daniel Candullo.
Fifth place: Cole Praissman, Kenna Gioffre, and Luke Longo.
Sixth place: Ryan Kenney, Ryder Symes, Jake Fattibene, Maxwell Praissman, Marc Maurath, and Brendan McAnaspie.