Meet the Champs: Brewster’s Liam Erickson


The bitter taste of defeat stayed with Brewster’s Liam Erickson throughout the offseason, and he took advantage of his opportunity to exact some revenge on Monday. Erickson was upset as the top seed in the semifinals last year by eventual champ Jake DiMarsico of North Rockland. The Bears’ 132-pounder came in as the top seed once again this season, and he got another chance to wrestle DiMarsico in the finals. This time around, Erickson came through with a 6-4 decision to earn his first trip to Albany.

Year: Junior

Weight class: 132 in D1

How many years have you been wrestling for? 11 years; four years on varsity.

Is this your first section title? Yes.

Describe what was going through your head when the referee raised your hand after the finals: All my hard work finally paid off, and now it’s time to think about states.

What was the most difficult obstacle that you had to overcome this season? All of my injuries that occurred in the offseason.

What area do you feel that you’ve improved in the most over the course of the season? I’ve become better at riding on top.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of wrestling? I like to play lacrosse.

What is playing in your headphones while you get ready for a match? I don’t like to listen to music before a match.

What is your favorite TV show? Family Guy.

Name one thing that’s interesting about you that people may not know about: I have a lot of pre-match rituals.

Photo by Frank Becerra, Jr./The Journal News


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