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Youth Grapplers Compete In Postseason

Published: March 16, 2017 at 12:00 am

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A team-record ten youth wrestlers competed in the New England championships on March 11. (Chris Stites photo)
A team-record ten youth wrestlers competed in the New England championships on March 11. (Chris Stites photo)
Newtown's youngest grapplers competed in the Mighty Mite, Bantam, and Girls' State Championships in early March. (Chris Stites photo)
Newtown's youngest grapplers competed in the Mighty Mite, Bantam, and Girls' State Championships in early March. (Chris Stites photo)
A team record ten Newtown youth wrestlers competed at Salem High School in Massachusetts in the 2017 Youth New England Championships, on March 11. Just like the Newtown High School team, the youth program tested its mettle against the best wrestlers from the six state region.

Luca Manfredi, Adam Wright, Jack Wendel (sixth grade), Danny Accomando and Fisher Stites (fifth grade), Marco D'Amico, Marc Maurath, Brendan McAnaspie, and Shaun Daoust (fourth grade), and Jake Maddox (third grade), all represented Newtown at the tournament.

Youth New England wrestlers are recognized if they finish between first and sixth; some weight brackets contain 30 wrestlers or more. Among the Newtown Youth Wrestling Association competitors who distinguished themselves in the intermediate division are Marc Maurath (second place), Shaun Daoust (third place), and Marco D'Amico (fifth place). In the older, novice division, Luca Manfredi ended the day with a fourth place finish and Fisher Stites took home a sixth place medal.

Newtown Youth Wrestling Association's youngest grapplers, on March 5, took the mat to compete in the Mighty Mite, Bantam, and Girls' State Championships. The contest, held in New London, was for youth wrestlers born between 2009 and 2012. Newtown had more than a dozen wrestlers competing, including one in the Girls' Division. Stephen Accomando and Camilla Collesian won state championships, Max Malitsky and Antonio Arguello earned second place, and Riley Lovett placed fourth.

Newtown Youth Wrestling thanks its sponsors as the wrestlers continue to travel to find tough competition in New Hampshire, Maine, and upstate New York during the next month.

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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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