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Newest edition of state wrestling record book has been released

AVON, Dec. 4, 2016 — Connecticut Wrestling Online is proud to release the 14th edition of the Connecticut High School Wrestling Record Book, recognizing the achievements of athletes and coaches on the mat here in Connecticut.

There were several notable achievements in 2016. Foran’s Ryan Luth (132 pounds) tied a state record for most wins in a single season with 55. Luth was 55-4 in Connecticut and New England competition, tying the record set by Tyler Banks of Griswold (55-3) nine years earlier in 2007.

Luth helped Foran-Milford set a new single season mark for most victories in a season with 35. Foran went 35-3, snapping the previous record of 33 wins set by cross-town rival Jonathan Law-Milford in 2007.

Ledyard became the team with the most wins in state history with 805 wins. The Colonels hold a slight lead over Danbury with 801 wins. Conard (795) and Windham (787) are the next schools in line for 800 wins in program history.

Windham comes into the season with a 55-match winning streak that dates back to 2012. It is the fourth longest streak in state history behind Danbury (96), Manchester (61) and New Milford (61).

Last year, Newtown’s Anthony Falbo won his third State Open championship. This year, the Purdue-bound senior could become just the third wrestler in state history to win capture four Open titles if he can win again.

New information in this year’s record book includes the Connecticut All-Americans from the USA Wrestling championships held each summer in Fargo, North Dakota.

2017 Connecticut High School Wrestling Record Book

The newest edition of the Connecticut High School Wrestling Record Book is now online.

Single season records
Most wins:  Tyler Banks (125), Griswold, 55-3, 2007 and Ryan Luth (132), Foran-Milford, 55-4, 2016
Most recent undefeated season*: Baltazar Gonzalez (126), Ellis Tech, 49-0; Tim Kane (132), Fairfield Warde, 46-0; Charlie Kane (145), Fairfield Warde, 34-0; Anthony Falbo (182), Newtown, 50-0.
*Record does not include results from NHSCA national tournaments
Most takedowns: Jeff Vitti, Danbury, 242, 1990
Most team points: Kacy O’Connor, Canton, 296.5, 1999
Most pins: Matthew Dowler (103), St. Bernard/Norwich Tech, 2014, 44 pins
Career records
Most wins: T.J. Hepburn, Ledyard, 200-4, 2004-07
Highest winning percentage: T.J. MarcAurele, NFA/Ledyard, 171-1 (.994), 1989-92; Ray Ortiz, Conard, 98-1 (.989), 1980-82
Most team points: Jeff Vitti, Danbury, 1539, 1987-90
Most pins: Casey Mitchell, South WIndsor, 121, 2010-13
Most takedowns: Shane Day, Berlin, 682, 2004-07
Fastest pins
0:04, Jon Torres (145), Windham , 2007
0:04, Kip Lewis (171), Darien, 2008
0:04, Dillon Carter (160), Xavier, 2009
0:04, Conor Kirkegard (103), New Milford, 2010
0:05, Joe Willametz (160), Berlin, 1989
0:05, Kurt Hemme (275), Avon, 1990
0:05, Joe Laskowski (189), Platt, 1990
0:05, Doug Rohner (103), Manchester, 2004
0:05, Nick Palmero (125), Bethel, 2005
0:05, Kevin O’Leary (112), Rocky Hill, 2006
0:05, Derek Marsette (135), Jonathan Law, 2007
Team records
Win streak (dual meets): Danbury 96, 1996-01
Most pins in dual meet: 13, Stafford vs. Somers, Jan. 11, 2003 and Danbury vs. Fairfield Ludlowe, Dec. 15, 2004 and New Milford vs. East Windsor, 1990
Most wins in a season: 35, Foran-Milford (35-3) in 2016
Most pins in a season: 318, Danbury, 2005
Most wins as a team: Ledyard, 805
Most state titles: Ledyard, 22
Most consecutive state titles: Danbury, 14
Coaching
Most wins: Buster Jadach, Derby, 600 wins, 1980-16

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