Foran High’s Nolan Bannon defeated No. 2 seed Johnny Falco from Griswold High, 4-3, and will wrestle for the 195-pound class title at the State Open this evening at New Haven’s Floyd Little Athletic Center.
Finals begin at 4:30.
Bannon, seeded third, trailed 2-1 after one.
Neither grappler was able to score from the neutral position in the later stages of the first, nor the entire second stanza.
From the bottom in the third, Bannon scored to tie things at 2-all.
Off a restart with 42 seconds remaining, the Lion senior scored a two-point takedown.
He gave up a one-point escape and rode out the win on his feet.
Bannon will meet No. 1 seed Joe Gjinaj from Fairfield Warde for the championship.