On Wednesday, the fifth day of competition at Fargo, the Men’s Cadet Freestyle tournament began and four New York wrestlers remained in medal contention after the first day of action.
- At 138 pounds, Rocky Point’s Thomas Dutton went 4-1 with three pins to advance. He will face Miguel Barreras of New Mexico, who also went 4-1, in his first bout on Thursday.
- At 145 pounds, Nick Vines of Wantagh won three of his four matches and will take on Weston Dobler of North Dakota in the next round.
- At 182 pounds, Jamesville-Dewitt’s Benjamin Honis won all three of his bouts and will have a bye in Round 4 on Thursday. Honis earned All-America honors in the Cadet Greco event earlier in the week.
- At 195 pounds, Bethlehem Central rising sophomore Chris Tangora went 2-1 and will next take the mat against Montana grappler Matthew Welch, also 2-1.
The Empire State women’s team provided a number of highlights throughout the week, including three National Champions – Mary Westman (159 pounds, Junior Freestyle) and Alexis Porter (in both the Cadet and Junior divisions). In addition, the squad boasted five additional All-Americans. On Wednesday, the team placed eighth in the Women’s Freestyle Duals.
Full List of 2012 New York All-Americans – In All Competitions
106 Pounds: Kyle Kelly, 7th Place Greco
113 Pounds: Josh Antoine, 8th Place Greco
120 Pounds: Santo Curatolo, 6th Place Greco
132 Pounds: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, 3rd Place Greco
152 Pounds: Brendan Goldup, 5th Place Greco
160 Pounds: Connor Sutton, 5th Place Greco
182 Pounds: McZiggy Richards, 4th Place Greco
182 Pounds: Chris Loew, 7th Place Greco
94 Pounds: Chris Cuccolo, Cadet Greco 5th
132 Pounds: Jesse Porter, Cadet Greco 4th
132 Pounds: Sam Ward, Cadet Greco 7th
182 Pounds: Benjamin Honis, Cadet Greco 7th
Women – Cadet
143 Pounds: Alexis Porter, Cadet Freestyle Champion
143 Pounds: Kennedie Eddings, Cadet Freestyle 6th
172 Pounds: Yuneris Diaz, Cadet Freestyle 3rd
Women – Junior
112 Pounds: Hanna Grisewood, 2nd Place
130 Pounds: Rosemary Flores, 3rd Place
139 Pounds: Alexis Porter, Champion
159 Pounds: Mary Westman, Champion
172 Pounds: Yuneris Diaz, 5th Place