Naugatuck’s Wilcox moves up in class

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NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck High wrestler Logan Wilcox is moving up in weight class to start his junior year.

Wilcox, who wrestles as a team of one with Pomperaug, will compete in the 182-pound weight class this season.

“I spent the offseason working to get better and I went to a wrestling camp at Cornell University,” he said. “I learned a lot about technique and ways to finish a match; being around that caliber of competition really helped me to get a better understanding of the sport.”

As a freshman, Wilcox wrestled in the 152-pound weight class and finished 6-9 in the regular season and 0-1 in the postseason.

Last season, Logan wrestled in the 170-pound weight class and showed improvement, going 6-7 in the regular season and 4-4 in the postseason. He went 2-2 at the Berkshire Championship meet and also picked up a pair of wins at the Class L state meet.

That experience instilled confidence in Wilcox as he moves up to a new weight class this season.

“I’m looking to continue to improve,” Wilcox said. “I thought I gained a lot of experience, especially in the Berkshire Championships and the state meets. That really helped my confidence.”

Wilcox said he’s looking forward to applying everything he’s learned the last two years this season, and may drop down in class as the season goes on.

“Obviously, getting back to the states is a goal. But I would like to go further in the Berkshire Championship this year and make the state open,” he said. “I will start the year at the higher weight, but by the first of the year I can see myself dropping back to the class I wrestled in last year.”

Pomperaug begins the season on Wednesday against New Fairfield. The team will wrestle in the Mike O’Keefe Invitational on Saturday at Pomperaug.