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Saturday, February 20, 2010

New Haven's Slaughter wins wrestling title

Wilbur Cross senior Tito Slaughter made history Saturday by becoming the first city athlete to capture a wrestling state championship. Slaughter claimed the title after a dominating performance at the Class LL state championships. Slaughter, wrestling for the New Haven co-op team, won three matches, including a pin at 5 minutes, 40 seconds over South Windsor's Quincy Thomas in the final at 189 pounds.

Slaughter, who entered as the top-seed, improved to 29-0 this season and 57-12 in his career. Slaughter had a commanding 7-2 lead before pinning Thomas in the third round of the championship match.

Danbury captured its 14th straight championship after scoring 209.5 points and edging runner-up South Windsor (196). Xavier (156) was third, Shelton (145.5) was fourth and Amity (101) finished sixth.

Shelton's Pat Gillen won at 215 after finishing second the past two years. The junior, who is 39-0 this season, was named the tournament's most outstanding wrestler after defeating Trumbull's Bryan Barnash by technical fall in the championship.

Gillen, who has 136 career victories, breaking the school-record of 132 set by Robbie Ferrante, lost to Simsbury's Lawton Arnold in the Class LL final the past two seasons.


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