Newtown wins 1st State Open wrestling team title

Sophomores Joe Accousti (152 pounds) and Anthony Falbo (170) won individual titles to lead Newtown High to its first CIAC State Open title Feb. 28 at the Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven. CPTV Sports was there and will show the broadcast premiere Monday March 2 at 7 p.m.

Falbo won a State Open title for the second year in a row and was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler. The previous two weeks, Newtown won its first South-West Conference title and took the Class LL meet for the second year in a row.

Also scoring team points for Newtown: James Leuci (138) third place; Luca Crudo (113), Ed Lovely (126) and Andy Hubina (195) fourth; Connor Lemay (160) sixth.

Meet results here; read the meet story from the Danbury News-Times’ Richard Gregory here.