The Empire State boasted a pair of champions, Frank Perrelli and Duke Pickett, on Saturday at the Canada Cup Senior freestyle competition. On Sunday, in the Pre-Junior freestyle tournament in Ontario, New York was once again well represented on the podium.
A pair of New Yorkers, Brown University-bound Anthony Finocchiaro of Canastota (63 kg) and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Brian Ervin (130 kg) captured titles while another nine grapplers from the Empire State placed in the top six at their respective weights.
The following Empire State wrestlers finished on the medal stand:
Jack Buell (Sherburne-Earlville) – Fourth place at 76 kg
Brian Ervin (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill) – Champion at 130 kg
Anthony Finocchiaro (Canastota) – Champion at 63 kg
Dan Smith – Sixth at 76 kg
Ryan Snow (General Brown) – Sixth at 54 kg
Alexis Bleau (Schoharie) – Fourth at 49 kg
Rosemary Flores (Curtis) – Third at 60 kg
Kelsey Gray (Fonda-Fultonville) – Sixth at 49 kg
Hanna Grisewood (Warsaw) – Second at 52 kg
Cristta Hartinger (Lancaster) – Fourth at 60 kg
Mary Westman (Cattaraugus-Little Valley) – Second at 70 kg