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Wrestling: Quakers Finish Strong at Cornwall Duals

Horace Greeley comes away with five champions and four runners up, coach writes.

(Editor's Note: Below is a write up from Greeley Coach Mike DeBellis):

The Greeley wrestling team took the show on the road across the Hudson to Cornwall on Saturday, December 15th. Greeley opened the day with a 60-22 victory over Rondout Valley. Next they downed Pearl River in a barn burner 46-41. The Greeley Quakersrs then fell to Section 9 powerhouse Cornwall 32-51. In the last match of the day, Greeley put away Tri-Valley 69-9.

The Greeley wrestlers had their best showing of the year this weekend. They wrestled tough all day and had some huge individual performances on their way to capturing second place in the tournament. Capturing individual titles for Greeley were: Mitchell Klein at 160 pounds, Brock Cvijanovich at 182 pounds, Scott Wymbs at 195 pound, Billy Marino at 220 pounds and Brent Lobien at 285 pounds. Earning second place in their respective weight classes were: Ryan Ruddinger at 120 pounds, Kirby Atlas at 126 pounds, Bing Bing Xie at 132 pounds and Shawn Soneja at 152 pounds. Placing third were: Andrei Nesbit at 113 pounds and Sammy Tugendthaft at 170 pounds. Placing fourth were: Tom Couto at 99 pounds, Matt Kaufman at 113 pounds, Anthony Sasso at 145 pounds, Josh Wendel at 126 pounds and Evan Harrison at 120 pounds.

Mitchell Klein and Brock Cvijanovich earned co most outstanding wrestler. Brock came from behind in two separate matches and pinned his opponents. The first was against Pearl River, which sealed the dual meet victory for the Quakers. The second was against Cornwall’s Andrew Giese who placed 4th in the Section 9 last year. Mitchell Klein continues his dominance on the mat compiling a16-0 record to start his junior year. Mitchell has had only nine points scored on him all year. Mitchell is 145 pounds and has been wrestling up to 160 pounds to make our lineup stronger. Mitchell defeated two all-section wrestlers on his way to the championship.

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