Cross Cannone Day
Cross Cannone, the all-time wins leader for the Trumbull High wrestling team, was honored when First Selectman Vicki Tesoro proclaimed October 28 as Cross Cannone Day.
Cannone was a three-time NCAA Division 3 All American at Wartburg College (Iowa), where he won the Division 3 National title at 149 pounds in 2018.
The all-time leader in wins by technical fall (15 points) at Wartburg, Cannone helped the Knights capture three National championships.
He was D3 National runner-up at 141 pounds in 2017 and placed third at Nationals in the 157-pound weight class this past season.
Cannone, who had a 63-match winning streak at Wartburg, was a two-time Iowa Conference champion and a two-time MVP.
At Trumbull, Cannone was the State Open champion in 2015. He was a two-time New England finalist.
A two-time Open finalist, Cannone won the Class LL title in 2013 and 2015. He was a two-time FCIAC champion.
Cannone has been invited to try out for a spot on the World Wrestling Team at the New York City Regional Training Center in Hoboken, N.J.
Among his coaches will be Kendall Cross, a two-time Olympian who captured the gold medal for the United States at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta at 57kg.
The former three-time All-American and NCAA Champion for Oklahoma State, Cross has had tremendous success in freestyle competitions. He is a three-time US national champion and the 1997 USA wrestling athlete of the year. Cross was inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a distinguished member in 2002. Cross has also had experience coaching collegiately at the University of North Carolina and Harvard University before coming to New York City.