A weekend full of national-level competition came to an end on Sunday, with many more trips to the podium for New York wrestlers.
TJ Fabian capped off his spectacular senior year by adding a national title to the state gold medal he earned in Feburary. The Shoreham Wading River wrestler won six matches in Virginia Beach, including a 10-4 decision over Pennyslvania’s Kyle Krasavage in the 126-pound championship bout at the NHSCA Senior Nationals.
He was joined on the medal stand by a number of other Empire State grapplers on Sunday, including fellow Long Islander Michael Hughes of Smithtown West, who was the runner up at heavyweight. For a full list of New York All-Americans at the Senior NHSCA competition, see below.
In addition, a number of Middle School and Elementary wrestlers put their talent on display at the FloNationals in Pennsylvania, with G2 World Wrestling Academy’s Ryan Burgos winning a national crown of his own at 75 pounds. Burgos pinned his way to the finals, where he captured an 8-4 decision over Jimmy Carmany of Ohio.
See below for more information on additional New Yorkers who placed at the event.
For the NHSCA Middle School, Freshman, Sophomore and Junior medalists as well as the FloNationals High School All-Americans, see this link.
NHSCA SENIOR NATIONALS
126: TJ Fabian (Shoreham Wading River)
285: Michael Hughes (Smithtown West)
106: Steven Lee (West Babylon)
106: Jake Yankloski (Wayne)
138: Nick Tighe (Phoenix)
170: Carlos Toribio (Brentwood)
113: Mat Bradice (William Floyd)
126: Chris Araoz (Wantagh)
160: Troy Seymour (Peru)
170: Dan McDevitt (Wantagh)
113: Dillon Stowell (Gouverneur)
132: Matt Leshinger (Sayville)
152: Chris Koo (Great Neck South)
113: Steven Sewkumar (Long Beach)
126: Dylan Realbuto (Somers)
170: Johnny Vrasidas (St. Anthony’s)
FLONATIONALS – MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY
Middle School (MS) 75: Ryan Burgos
MS 126: Louie DePrez
Elementary 68: Greg Diakomihalis
MS 119: Matt Grippi
MS 135: Conor Melbourne
MS 145: Andrew Passaro
MS 157: Mike Spallina
Elementary 105: Hunter John
MS 145: Ray Cotto
MS 157: Jason Hoffman
Elementary 78: Ethan Ferro
MS 95: Sammy DePrez
MS 135: Josh Shamp