Tournament Recap: 2023 CT State Open Tournament – Boys 8U and Girls Youth

Group shot of Girls State Open participants at Stratford High School. Great showing for Girls wrestling!

February 12, 2023 – Yesterday, some of our youth wrestlers kicked off the post season in style with a strong showing at the CT Open Championship tournament for Girls’ Youth (6U through Middle School) and boys 6U and 8U. TTWC had 7 wrestlers compete in various divisions and came home with five state championships!

Girls Division

TTWC had five athletes compete in the Girls’ divisions. Three of our five wrestlers reached the top of the podium. Of the many highlights, Cecilia Verrilli won her 4th Girls State Championship pinning all of her opponents along the way. Her younger sister Fiona finished third at her weight.

Mia Henckel and Jasmin Weiner also reached the top of the podium pinning each of their opponents on the way to their titles. Ella Henckel wrestled tough and took 4th place.

Boys 8U Division

In the boys 8U Division, Ty Silverstrim and Luca Amato dominated their way to state titles.

Luca scored an amazing 44 points over his three matches while giving up only ten points.

Ty had a close 4-2 victory in his first match and then two falls to take his state championship.

Please join us in congratulating our newly crowned Champions!

Next up for TTWC is the State Qualifying Tournament on Sunday, February 19th at Trumbull High School. At stake are bids to the State Open Tournament the following weekend where the Youth State Campions will be crowned.