Team New York brought over 20 wrestlers to Indianapolis for the 2013 Schoolboy Duals and finished in sixth place in the Red/Blue pool after tallying a 2-6 record over the two-day Greco Roman action.
The Freestyle tournament will begin on Saturday and continue through to Sunday.
A number of grapplers collected five or more victories during the event for the Empire State group. Although the team mostly forfeited at 190, the upperweights got their hands raised quite a bit, with Dylan Dubuque (175), recording a 6-1 mark and David Wingate (210) going 7-1 and Larry Baker (265) coming in at 6-2. In addition, Hunter Richard, who was a Section 3 champion as an eighth grader for Holland Patent last season, was strong at 128 pounds, earning a 5-1 record with two pins and two technical falls. 128 was a solid weight throughout, as Tyrese Byron won his two appearances in that class as well as his other bout at 136 to go 3-0 with two pins and a technical fall.
Also going undefeated was Charlie Spada, who won both of his bouts, via fall and tech, at 120. Registering four wins were Noah Grover (144) and Trent Svingala (84).
On Day 1 of the tournament in Indiana, Team New York began Pool C action with a loss to Ohio before controlling a 54-20 triumph over Oklahoma Blue. After the squad forfeited the opening weights of 70 and 77 (which happened in all duals) to fall behind the Sooners 10-0, Trent Svingala got things on track with an 8-0 victory at 84 pounds. Trey LaFlamme and Jacori Teemer followed up with a pair of falls to put the squad ahead for good. Between 120 and 175 pounds, the Empire Staters captured seven consecutive bouts, with Hunter Dusold, Hunter Richard, Eric Bartnick, Noah Grover, Vito Smolyak, Dan Knapp and Dylan Dubuque all victorious.
After falling against Texas Blue in the next contest, New York was edged 40-39 by Virginia to move into the Red/Blue division for Day 2.
On Friday morning, Michigan prevailed 42-33 over New York in the opening dual of the day, but the Empire Staters responded to top Maryland 37-31. Matt Maquet picked up the first win of the meet for New York at 105 by a 7-0 score and then the team picked up steam, capturing four in a row, beginning with Charlie Spada at 120. In the ensuing match against Missouri, a 56-18 setback, Hunter Richard (128) and Tyrese Byron (136) provided bright spots with falls. The squad finished against Florida, notching six victories.
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