DeMaine Dillard

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DeMaine Dillard
(Wrestling, 1990)
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This 2012 Hall of Fame inductee is the only Danbury High School wrestler to have completed an undefeated season, DeMaine Dillard. From the storied Danbury High wrestling program, DeMaine amassed an incredible number of honors and awards. From 1988 to 1990, the three years of DeMaine’s high school career, the Danbury High wrestling team was 71-1. The team records were 1988, 25-1, 1989, 22-0, and 1990, 24-0. During those three seasons, DeMaine, wrestling at the 189 pound weight class, was a two-time FCIAC champion. He was a Class LL winner and State Open champ. In 1990, the Danbury High wrestling team was the first Connecticut team to win the New England Championship team title. That year, DeMaine was both the New England champ and voted the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the New England tournament. DeMaine’s personal three year wrestling record was an incredible 106-10. Aside from all his wrestling accomplishments, DeMaine was also a two-time All-FCIAC honoree for the Danbury High football team under Coach Doug Morrell. He was a nose guard and a center.