Staples High wrestler Jeremy Sherman lost in the third round of the 126-pound class at the State Open on Saturday in New Haven.
After close wins in his first two matches, Sherman dropped a 3-2 decision to Trumbull's Brandon Lisci in his third bout.
Sherman -- fifth in LL states at 126 pounds and ranked 18th at the Open -- earned a 2-0 decision over Montville's Thomas Wynosky in the first round. He then defeated Fairfield Warde's Charles Kane 3-2 by decision in the second. Kane, the No. 2 seed, came in unbeaten.
The Staples senior went 1-1 in the loser's bracket. He defeated New Canaan's Kevin Hall by major decision 11-1 and lost to New Milford's Niko Stefanatos 5-3 by decision.
Staples placed 70th out of 87 teams with six points. Danbury won the team title with 130 points, its 11th championship in the last 14 years.