Finocchiaro, Ervin Win Titles; Nine Additional NYers Make Podium at Canada Cup Pre-Junior Tournament

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:

Men’s Placers

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

Women’s Placers:

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


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