Holley Wrestler Quinton Murphy Sets State Record For Wins

Section V teams and wrestlers led the way in the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association meet which wrapped up Saturday at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn.

Quinton Murphy of Holley set a New York State record for wins when he scored a technical fall, 18-2 in 5:56, over Dan Reagan of Lewiston-Porter at 138 pounds. He broke the mark of 275 wins by Cody Ruggirello of IX-Valley Central.

Webster Schroeder took the team title with 183.5 points. Warsaw was second at 138 and Lew-Port led the Western New York schools, finishing third with 138 points. Niagara Falls was fourth with 136.

Dylan Caruana of Kenmore West won the Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Outstanding Wrestler award. Caruana defeated Alec Dierna of Webster Schroeder via pinfall in 3:54 to win at 126 pounds.

Donny McCoy of Niagara Falls (99 pounds), Anthony Orefice of Lockport (106), Rocco Russo of Frontier (120), Tom Page of Eden (132), Drew Hull of Roy-Hart (145), Tristan Hamner of Medina (152), Nick Mitchell of Frewsburg (170), Niagara-Wheatfield’s Jake Kelly (195) and Max Antone (220), and Brandon Lathrop of Kenmore West (285) were other weight class winners from Section VI schools.

The Jeff Bloom Aggregate Pin Award went to Frank Shomers of Niagara Falls. He had five pins in 14:24. The Tom Broad Overachiever Award went to Brandon Dallavia of Lew-Port.

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