• When: Saturday, 8 a.m.; championship bouts begin at 5 p.m.
• Where: Shelton High
• Wrestlers to watch (all are No. 1 seeds): Patrick Moynihan, Xavier (106 pounds); Jake Pouliot, Foran (113); Kyle McGinnis, Shelton (120); Jesse Cala, Amity (126); Anthony Milano, East Haven (132); Will Chowanec, Xavier (138); Kenny Agosto, New Haven (145); Jake Lundberg, Guilford (152); Brendan Butler, Xavier (160); Liam Cummings, Shelton (170); Colin Cunningham, Xavier (182); Zach Hubler, Foran (195); Chidi Broderick, Xavier (220); Nick Crowle, Fairfield Prep (285).
• You should know: Last year’s league tournament was canceled due to inclement weather, so Xavier remains the two-time defending champion (2011 and 2012). The Falcons went 23-5 during the regular season and are ranked third in the latest coaches’ poll compiled by the Norwich Bulletin. With five wrestlers seeded first, and four seeded second, Xavier is the prohibitive favorite here. Shelton, Foran, Cheshire, Amity and Fairfield Prep should also fare well. Hand, which won the title from 2008-2010, is young but could surprise.
Chowanec won the SCC title at 113 pounds in 2012. He’ll attempt to win his second league title, this time at 138. That competitive weight class also includes Cheshire’s Jake Cervero and Branford’s Joe Martone.
Agosto is aiming to become just the second New Haven wrestler to win an SCC title.
Check out the SCC Tournament Seeds (subject to change).