Wrestling: Cross Cannone from Trumbull wins National title

Cross Cannone celebrates after winning the NCAA Division III wrestling title at 149 pounds.

Cross Cannone from Trumbull is the NCAA Division III National champion in the 149-pound class.

A junior at Wartburg College, the top-seeded Cannone posted a 9-1 major decision over York’s No. 2 seed Gregory Warner to win his first National title in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday.

He was runner-up a year ago.

Cannone finished the season a perfect 33-0, as the Knights won their third consecutive National title and 14th overall.

Cannone defeated No. 3 seed Alex Wilson from Augsburg, 8-0, in the semifinals.

In the quarterfinals, Cannone scored a 10-1 major decision over No. 8 seed Austin Bethel from Wabash.

Cannone defeated Grant Sorensen from Trinity by 12-3 major decision in his first match.

Cannone went 23-5 at 141 pounds as a freshman, and a combined 30-5 as a 133-141 pounder in his sophomore year.

At Trumbull High, Cannone won the State Open title in 2015, was a two-time New England finalists, a two-time Class LL champ and twice took home FCIAC titles.

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