Ray Weiner advances to State Open semifinals

Shelton High wrestler Ray Weiner stayed in the chase for a State Open championship on Saturday at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven.

Weiner, the third place finisher from Class LL in the 195-pound class, defeated Class M champion Jacob Commander from New London, 5-3, in the quarterfinals on Friday night.

He will meet Joe Gjinaj from Fairfield Warde, the Class LL runner-up, in the semifinals.

Leading Commander 3-2 in the third period, Weiner added two back points to advance.

Weiner defeated Class L No. 2 seed Justin Searls from Hall High in 1:49 of his first match.