Despite the fact that neither team was at full strength on Monday, Nanuet’s 49-32 win over Edgemont in the Section 1 Dual Meet tournament Division 2 championship sent a clear message that the Golden Knights are still the team to beat. After the meet, Nanuet coach Carmine Serra told me that his team is ahead of where his section championship team was at this point last season. Even without Anthony Calvano, who many consider to be the Golden Knights top wrestler pound-for-pound, Nanuet received contributions from up and down the lineup.
The biggest performance came from Dan Breit (pictured above), who bumped up from 195 pounds to wrestle Danny Kornberg at 220. Breit was at a size disadvantage, but used his quickness to starve off any offense from Kornberg for the 7-4 decision. That enabled the Golden Knights to continue a streak of eight straight wins from 160-106 pounds, effectively taking away a win that the Panthers had banked on.
The other thing that really hurt Edgemont was all of the forfeits. The Panthers gave up 24 points, which ultimately cost them the match. The absence of Trey and Tyler Aslanian, along with Skylar Korek and Jason Worobow, most certainly took its toll. But even with its full lineup, Edgemont would still be forfeiting at 195 and 285, which is why I still believe that Nanuet would have prevailed.
I took some videos of a few key matches. Here are the links:
- At 132, Nanuet’s Matt Dillon defeated Edgemont’s Colin Hopkins by major decision, 10-0.
- At 220, the big matchup of the day featured Nanuet’s Dan Breit defeating Edgemont’s Danny Kornberg by decision, 7-4.