Wrestling: Grapplers honored at banquet

Shelton High wrestling award winners (l-r): Dan Persson (Iron Man), Kyle McGinnis (Iron Man, 100 Wins, finished with 134 victories — third in Shelton history), Ray Weiner (Rookie of the Year), Nick Monaco (Coach’s Award), Jake Litts (Scholar Athlete) and Nico Distasio (Wrestler’s Wrestler).

The Shelton High wrestling team recently held their Awards Banquet at the Stone Barn in Monroe.

The Gaels finished up a successful campaign, going 22-5 on the season to tie the team record for most wins.

Shelton boasted three Southern Connecticut Conference champions (Chandler Duhaime, junior, 113, Dan Persson, senior, 182 and Nico Distassio, senior, 120).

Alex Ercolani and Delonne Sloan were recognized as SCC All-Academic. Five wrestlers placed in the Class LL tournament (Duhaime, Persson, Distassio, Ray Weiner, freshman, 195 and Kyle McGinnis, senior, 145) and represented the Gaels in the State Open, where Persson medaled by placing sixth.