One of the most dominant forces in Section 1 this season has been Nanuet’s Dan Breit. The Golden Knights’ 220-pounder is the only Division 2 wrestler who has still yet to lose this season, with his title at Eastern States in January proving that he’s a legitimate state contender. Breit has pinned D1 champ John Hartnett of Tappan Zee twice this season, which serves as clear evidence that he is the top wrestler in the area in his weight class. Most 220-pounders in D2 bumped up for sectionals just to avoid him.
Weight class: 220 in D2
How many years have you been wrestling for? Nine.
Is this your first section title? No, second.
Describe what was going through your head when the referee raised your hand after the finals: This doesn’t mean anything unless I can perform at states.
What was the most difficult obstacle that you had to overcome this season? Listening to coach (Roger) Banta tell me I’m not wrestling hard enough as I’m pinning him.
What area do you feel that you’ve improved in the most over the course of the season? Neutral.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of wrestling? Play football, hang out with friends and eat.
What is playing in your headphones while you get ready for a match? Rap and a few country songs that aren’t bad like the rest of country music.
What is your favorite TV show? Workaholics.
Name one thing that’s interesting about you that people may not know about: I have my own alpaca farm in my backyard and I’m a father of three.
Photo by Frank Becerra, Jr./The Journal News