(By Mike DeBellis)
Greeley Wrestlers Take 3rd at Rye Tournament
Greeley defeated Beacon 42-40, Lakeland 63-12, and Rye 65-24 and lost to Hackley 35-44 and John Jay Cross River 25-48 at the season opening tournament at Rye this past weekend.
Earning championship status for the Quakers were: Kirby Atlas (126), Bing Bing Xie (132), and Mitchell Klein (152lbs). Andrei Nesbit (106), Ryan Rudinger (120), Brock Cvijanovich (182), Sammy Tugendhaft (195), and Brent Lobien (285) all went 4-1 earning a runner-up status. Billy Marino (220), Matt Kaufman (113), Elijah Kim (138), Anthony Sasso (145), Paul Seham (145) each took third place in their respective weight classes. Mitchell Klein received junior MOW for the tournament.
Section One Wrestling Duals
On Tuesday, December 4th, Greeley wrestlers hosted the Section One Wrestling Duals. Competing were Greeley, Somers, John Jay Cross River and Fox Lane. Greeley and Fox Lane respectively beat John Jay and Somers to compete against one another. Greeley fell short to the defending Section One Champions Fox Lane 36-41.
Earning pins for the Quakers were Tom Couto (99), Brock Cvijanovich (182), Scott Wymbs (195), Billy Marino (220), and Brent Lobien (285). Earning decision wins were Kirby Atlas(126) 9-8 and Mitchell Klein(145) 5-1.
The team wrestled extremely tough against the defending champs. We will see them later in the year in a league match and hopefully we can flip the script on them and take home the league victory.