Eagles have contenders for FCIAC titles
The Trumbull High wrestling team will compete this weekend at the FCIAC Championships at New Canaan High School.
Leading the way for coach Niko Filippakis’ Eagles (25-9, 10-2 FCIAC) will be past FCIAC place-winners Brandon Liscinsky, David Briganti and Brandon Fulco.
A senior wrestling at 126 pounds, Liscinsky went 30-3 in the regular season. He placed second at FCIACs and third in Class LL a year ago.
Briganti is 17-6 on the season at 152 pounds, and last year as a junior took third in both the FCIACs and Class LL.
Fulco, another outstanding senior, will bring a 36-4 record at 160 pounds into the FCIACS, where he placed third last season.
Cross Cannone, a sophomore at 113 pounds, is 31-4 and was third in Class LL as a freshman.
Senior Dylan Haviland is 16-18 at 120 pounds.
Kevin Cecio, a junior with an 18-15 record at 132 pounds, is a darkhorse to place in both FCIACs and states.
Adam Angelucci had a fine 23-15 season as a sophomore at 138 pounds.
Stephen Briganti posted a 28-9 record as a sophomore at 145 and is a strong contender to place in FCIACs.
Erik Mercado has stormed his way to 34-5 record at 195 pounds in his first season wrestling varsity, and the senior will challenge for the top spot on the podium at FCIACs.
John Miolene, who was out a year ago with an ankle injury, stepped in this season for the injured Andrew Marino and has posted a 20-8 record at 220 pounds.
Trumbull defeated Ridgefield, 44-28, to close out the dual-match season on Wednesday.
113 —Dylan Chlednesck (Rid) dec Jimmy McEwan (Trum) 5-2
120—Kevin Side(Rid) maj. dec. Dylan Haviland (Trum) 12-4
126—FFT Matt Philbin (Rid)
132—Kevin Cecio (Trum) dec. Jack Boscia (Rid) 6-4
138—Adam Angelucci (Trum) pin Fermin Ruybal (Rid) 47 secs.
145—Steve Briganti (Trum) FFT
152—David Briganti (Trum) pin Tyler Hamilton (Rid) 2:58
160—Brandon Fulco (Trum) pin Victor Hernandez (Rid) 3:00
170—Matt Sesto (Rid) pin Mohamed Othman 1:00
182—Kyle McCromich (Rid) dec. Steven Green (Trum) 6-2
195—Erik Mercado (Trum) FFT
220—John Miolene (Trum) FFT
285—Steven D’Amato (Trum) FFT