I was talking to a parent yesterday and we were discussing the possible logjam of fine wrestlers going 135 for sectionals.
Everyone is well aware that Mahopac’s Dominick Oddo, Section 1’s finest wrestler, will win the 130-pound weight class. Now, who is going to jump to 135 and take a shot at the favorite there, Rye’s Charlie Trumm.
Along with Trumm, we have Ossining’s Jeff Alomodovar, Yonkers’ Chris Hernandez (if he bumps up), Nyack’s Udit Thakur, John Jay’s Brian DiBetta (if he returns from an injury), Brewster’s Mike Lopez, New Rochelle’s Marcos Carrsaco, North Rockland’s Jerry Zurla, Beacon’s Ryan Tompkins (should he jump from 130) and Lakeland/Panas’ Joe Hauser (should he decide to bump up after winning Super 16). This would make 135 the deepest weight class and most difficult to place top six. These guys would constitute half of the 16-man field.
It will be very interesting to see what happens at the divisional seeding meeting Thursday, Feb. 7 at Fox Lane.
Something else to think about here, would anyone bump to 140 and take a chance with Fox Lane’s Luke Speno and Clarkstown North’s Steven Ramos? Just thinking out loud.