As everyone finishes packing their bags and begins the troop up to Albany, I wanted to take a moment to wish all of the Section 1 participants the best of luck this weekend! Section 1 has an opportunity for a very strong showing and I know that many people are looking forward to multiple state place finishers.
I’ll be heading up to the Times Union Center tomorrow morning and staying until Saturday for the finals. I’ll do my best to update the blog as often as possible (internet service pending), so as to keep everyone following from home up to date. Check here for results and analysis.
Lastly, I had a story appear in today’s paper detailing the special relationship shared by Fox Lane senior Steven Rodrigues and Somers junior Brian Realbuto. It was really quite interesting talking with the two top wrestlers in the section about how they’ve helped each improve over the years. You can just hear the passion in their voices; it’s easy to see that these two eat, sleep and breath wrestling. That type of 110% attitude is what makes them so hard to beat, and their competitive fire is unmistakable. When I asked each about how they would fare against the other today, both gave confident and resounding (and somewhat playful) answers about how the other would have no shot.
Once again, best of luck to everyone this weekend! It should be a fun one.