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After breaking down the Division 1 brackets yesterday, here is what I came up with for Division 2. Tonight’s live chat starts at 7:30, so be sure to come back soon! 99 – Local competitors: Sean McGarvey, So., Pearl River (No. 5 seed); Mikey Bruno, Fr., Putnam Valley (unseeded); James... Read More →
Peter Pjetri is one of those guys that steps on the mat and everyone in the gym takes notice. He’s developed himself into a physical specimen; the type of wrestler that intimidates his opponents as soon as he takes his warm-ups off. But Pjetri has always been a strong kid—the... Read More →
One of the most unpredictable weight classes in either divisions this year was the 99-pound class in Division 2. You had a defending champ in Putnam Valley’s Mikey Bruno and a former champ in Pleasantville’s James Bathon. And with Pearl River thrown into the D2 mix this year, Sean McGarvey... Read More →
Taboola Home/Section Front Player I’ve told this story in bits and pieces before, but with my wrestling feature that ran in today’s paper, this seems like an appropriate time to lay it all out. I wasn’t all too familiar with the sport of wrestling when I was assigned the beat back... Read More →
I spent some time this afternoon breaking down the chances for each local Division 1 wrestler at the state championships, which will be held at the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday and Saturday. We’ll breakdown D2 tomorrow. You can see the full brackets by clicking right here. I’d also... Read More →
The final of Putnam Valley’s four champs that we’ll profile is Constantine George, the 220-pound champion in Division 2. As a sophomore, George’s title gave the Tigers three champions who are underclassmen, along with freshman Kyle Sams (106) and sophomore Satoshi Abe (113). That bodes very well for the future... Read More →
One of the few D2 wrestlers to repeat this season was Edgemont’s Cliffton Wang. And, believe it or not, he now has two section title trophies on his mantel with two more years to go. I often get asked about D2 wrestlers who could compete for titles in D1, and... Read More →
There were plenty of contenders in the 138-pound weight class this season, but when the dust had settled, Arlington’s Brady Robin was the only man left standing. He was probably the most consistent guy at 138 all year, which earned him the No. 1 seed, but there was no easy... Read More →
It’s fair to say that no Section 1 wrestler is having a season as impressive as Mamaroneck’s Youssif Hemida. Hemida missed most of his junior campaign due to an ongoing neck injury, but he returned just in time for sectionals and shook up the 220-pound bracket by upsetting defending champ... Read More →
States: Championship thoughts
The 2014-15 wrestling season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean that our #lohudwrestling coverage has concluded...
Wednesday notes: Looking back at sectionals (and ahead to next season)
I’m told that the wild cards for states should be out at some point tonight, so we’ll find out those out a bit later on...