Wrestling: Ridgefield vs. Trumbull
Watch the Trumbull Eagles and Ridgefield Tigers in the HAN Network debut of FCIAC wrestling on demand below.
The match was carried live on the HAN Network (live.HAN.Network) and its affiliate websites, including TheRidgefieldPress.com, TrumbullTimes.com and FCIAC.net.
Here’s Wednesday's complete meet broadcast in high definition. (If you don’t see the player window, click here to watch):
Play-by-play: Rob Adams; Analyst: Bill Bloxsom; Sideline: Shelby Vaccaro
Trumbull, coached by Niko Filippakis, placed fifth Class LL a year ago. Ridgefield, coached by Travis Tiger, placed ninth in Class LL.
Tristan Haviland (third at 106 pounds), Dante Montanaro (third at 126 pounds), Joey Ryan (fourth at 170 pounds) and Mike Mirmina (fifth at 120 pounds) are returning place-winners.
Leading Ridgefield this season is senior Colin Storm. Competing at 132 pounds, Storm finished third in the FCIAC, fifth in Class LL and third at the State Open last year, qualifying for the New England championships with his top-four finish at the Open.
Also back are fellow senior captains Dylan Chelednik and Kyle McCormick, both of whom placed (top six) at last season’s FCIAC championships. McCormick was fourth at 182 pounds and Chelednik was fifth at 145 pounds. McCormick will remain at 182 pounds this winter, with Chelednik bumping up to 152 pounds.
Upcoming games and more
The HAN Network will be covering numerous events throughout the FCIAC’s winter season, including ice hockey, basketball, wrestling, swimming and diving, and the conference’s postseason championships — including the FCIAC Wrestling Championships.
Boys basketball makes its HAN Network debut on Thursday, Jan. 7, with Danbury vs. Norwalk boys basketball. We’ll have both ends of the St. Joseph-Trumbull boys and girls basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 9. We’ll also feature Norwalk boys basketball at Stamford on Tuesday, Jan. 12; and gymnastics makes its debut on Thursday, Jan. 14, with a meet between Darien and Greenwich. Check out the complete broadcast schedule here.
The HAN Network, formerly known as Hersam Acorn Newspapers, is the exclusive FCIAC broadcast partner through the spring of 2018. HAN Network’s broadcasting division replaced HANRadio.com with a new focus on live video streams of high school athletics along with the Network’s news and lifestyle programming.
Along with Connecticut high school sports contests, HAN broadcasts a daily news program, Coffee Break, focusing on southwestern Connecticut at 11 a.m. and a sports talk show, Nutmeg Sports, Monday-Wednesday. You can watch all the shows at live.HAN.Network or on demand at live.HAN.Network/han-on-demand/.