On Friday, the final four All-Americans were crowned for New York at Fargo. Jesse Porter collected his second medal of the week, this time in Cadet Freestyle, when he scored six points in the waning seconds of his last match to capture a 12-7 victory over Matt Ferraro of Illinois to grab fifth.
That performance came after the Shenendehowa wrestler took second at 152 in Greco earlier in the week. He compiled a stellar 14-3 record across the two competitions with his only two losses in Freestyle to the runner up (5-4 score) and the third placer (4-4 on criteria).
The Empire State took seventh and eighth in Cadet Freestyle at 145 pounds, with Peru’s Jordan Bushey and Sachem East’s Jakob Restrepo, respectively. Bushey grabbed the seventh place bout over his state counterpart by injury default. The Section 7 wrestler ended with a 6-2 record.
Youssif Hemida also earned a spot on the medal stand when he notched seventh at 220 pounds. The upperweight earned a 13-1 triumph over Dustin Remer of Oklahoma that took just under a minute and a half for seventh place. All four of his wins came by technical fall.
New York had eight grapplers begin the Junior Freestyle competition on Friday, however, none advanced to Saturday’s medal round. Those wrestlers were:
113: John Twomey 4-2
120: Matthew Morris 3-2
126: William Koll 4-2
152: Trevor Hoffmier 3-2
160: Troy Seymour 5-2
160: Chris Koo 3-2
170: Andrew Psomas 3-2
182: Cedric Stephens 3-2
A full Fargo recap will follow in the next few days.