Meet the Champs: Irvington’s Brett Pastore


Irvington’s Brett Pastore was one of five section champs to repeat in Division 2, doing so with a first period pin of Edgemont’s Jack McCormack in the 152-pound final on Sunday. He’s had his ups and downs against some tough D1 opponents this season, but has cruised through most D2 wrestlers. As we’ve seen in the past, guys who are making their second appearance in Albany tend to be more comfortable, which can yield favorable results. We’ll find out next weekend.

Year: Senior

Weight class: 152 in D2

How many years have you been wrestling for? About 10.

Is this your first section title? No, this is my second.

Describe what was going through your head when the referee raised your hand after the finals: This is just one more step towards my goal of being a state champion.

What was the most difficult obstacle that you had to overcome this season? Minor injuries and making weight.

What area do you feel that you’ve improved in the most over the course of the season? I improved in all areas.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of wrestling? Eat.

What is playing in your headphones while you get ready for a match? I don’t listen to music before I wrestle; I stay completely focused on the match.

What is your favorite TV show? Family Guy.

Name one thing that’s interesting about you that people may not know about: I can’t catch or throw a ball.

Photo by John Meore/The Journal News


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