Gill, Cavallaro newest inductees into Plainville Sports Hall of Fame

Published on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 11:36
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This is the second in a multi-part series highlighting the Class of 2022 inductees into the Plainville Sports Hall of Fame.

Tania Gill

Gill was a 1990 graduate of Plainville High School. She was a four-year varsity letter winner and captain as a senior for the girls swimming and diving team. Gill was a four-time All-Conference and four-time All-State athlete in the 200- and 100-yard freestyle events. She competed at the State Open, and as a junior, Gill was a member of the Class S State Champion 400-yard freestyle relay. That same year that relay team broke the Plainville High School record and set a new Class S State Championship record as well as finishing second at the State Open.

Nicholas Cavallaro

Cavallaro graduated from Plainville High School in 2006 as a two-sport athlete in soccer and wrestling. Was a two-time captain in both sports while at PHS during his junior and senior year. In wrestling he accumulated 124 total career wins, even with a shortened junior year due to injury. During his senior year, Cavallaro went undefeated with a regular season record of 48-0 and many first-place invitational victories. He finished the season with 33 pins and only wrestled two full-length matches during the regular season. Cavallaro gave up a remarkably low total of five points to opponents all season. During his time Cavallaro captured two Northwest Conference Championships (2004 and 2006). He won two state championships during his time at Plainville High School. His sophomore year, 2004, he was Class S Champion at 112, and his senior year, 2006, he was CIAC Class S Champion at 125. Also, during his senior year, Cavallaro won the CIAC State Open in the 125 weight class and finished fourth at the New England Championships. As a soccer player Cavallaro was a four-year starter and was considered one of the most coachable student athletes in the program.

After high school, Cavallaro was a four-year wrestler for Division I Sacred Heart University. He graduated with honors with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Music. Cavallaro went on to compete as a professional bodybuilder, winning several titles, most notably 2015 INBF Champion, 2015 US Pro Cup Champion, 2016 Colorado Cup Champion and in 2016 NPC Nationals Champion.

The Plainville Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held October 22 at Hawk’s Landing in Southington. Tickets can be purchased at Modern Barber Shop and The Central Connecticut Dental Group (Dr. Rusty Camp).

Posted in New Britain Herald, Plainville on Tuesday, 23 August 2022 11:36. Updated: Tuesday, 23 August 2022 11:39.