While only two locals made it to the finals at the New York state wrestling championships at the Times Union Center in Albany on Saturday, they both made it count.
Edgemont senior Trey Aslanian captured in his first state title in his third consecutive state finals appearance, defeating top-seeded Sean Peacock of Midlakes in the 120-pound Division 2 final with a 4-2 decision. Trey overcame an early deficit to avenge a loss to Peacock in last year’s final.
Ossining junior Alex Delacruz made it a clean sweep for Section 1 at 120 pounds with his 11-7 decision over top-seeded Steven Michel of Lancaster in Division 1. It was a great day for Delacruz, who came into the tournament as a wild card, but avenged his section finals loss against Pearl River’s John Muldoon with a 6-4 overtime win today in the semifinals.
I’ll be back tomorrow with reaction and quotes from Aslanian, Delacruz and more, but right now, it’s time to go home. Congrats to all of the local wrestlers who competed, and have a great night everyone!
Photos by Matthew Brown/The Journal News