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Muldoon Reaches Milestone at Yorktown Duals

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Mahopac’s Mike Muldoon checks how much time is left while he’s in control against Yorktown’s Andrew Finateri. Credits: Rob DiAntonio
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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Mike Muldoon had a goal of reaching 100 career wins for quite some time and the senior captain attained the milestone at the 15th annual Yorktown Dual Meet Tournament on Dec. 10.

Muldoon defeated Yorktown’s Andrew Finateri by a 12-3 major decision in a 120-pound match to attain his goal.

“It felt awesome to get my 100th,” said Muldoon, who went 5-0 on the day with two pins. “A lot of hard work is finally starting to pay off. I remember being in eighth grade on the team and looking at kids getting 100 and thinking how crazy and how cool it was. It’s definitely a match I’ll remember for a while.”

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As a team, Mahopac placed second, going 3-2 on the day while falling to New Rochelle 51-32 in the championship match.

Mahopac defeated Clarkstown North (54-27), Eastchester (70-13) and White Plains (73-9), but lost to Yorktown (42-31).

“I feel like we wrestled really well,” Muldoon said. “Towards the end we kind of lost momentum but everyone wrestled tough. Kids stepped up at a lot of weights and wrestled hard and came away with some nice wins that really helped the team. The whole team fought hard every match, which was really good to see.”

Alex Rabinowitz and Frankie Scauzillo also went unbeaten on the day with a 5-0 record at 126 and 99 pounds, respectively. Andi Berisha was 4-1 at 113 pounds with all of his wins coming by pin. Joe Harney went 4-1 at 220 pounds with two pins, while Mike Delahanty also recorded a record of 4-1 at 285 pounds. Tom Mahoney was 3-0 with two pins while wrestling at 170 and 182 pounds.

Christian Brito (3-2, 152 pounds) and Jack McDonald (3-2, 195) also had strong performances for Mahopac.

Mahopac participated in an opening round quad meet of the Section 1 Dual Meet Tournament on Dec. 7, at Hendrick Hudson High School.

In a 45-36 win over Fox Lane, Mahopac opened the meet with five straight pins from Harney, Delahanty, Scauzillo, A.J. Watts and Berisha. Muldoon scored a 3-1 decision after taking down Mateas Rivera with 20 seconds left to put the Indians up 33-6.

The Foxes rattled off four straight wins to cut the Indians’ lead to 33-22. Brito halted their momentum with a pin at 152 pounds. Fox Lane answered with two pins to trim the lead to just 39-34 with the final match upcoming.

Mahoney came through in the clutch with a pin of Jake Witts at 2:51 in a 182-pound contest to give the Indians the win.

In its first match of the day, Mahopac topped Brewster 63-24. Mahoney (pin, 182), Harney (forfeit, 220), Delahanty (pin, 285), Scauzillo (forfeit, 99), Muldoon (technical fall, 120), Rabinowitz (pin, 126), Tyler Roa (pin, 132), Chris Horan (pin, 138), Brandon Luna (major decision, 145), Brito (pin, 152) and Andrew Wright (pin, 160) all earned wins.

Mahopac has been without defending section champion Garrett Semenetz, who is currently nursing an ankle injury, but has still thrived without one of its big guns.

“Not having Garrett definitely hurt us, but we’ve had kids step up at his weight and win some big matches with pins,” Muldoon said. “The teams have been real tough and I think that’s our key—everyone’s going out ready to scrap and wrestling really tough—and we have that mentality of no one’s unbeatable.”

The Indians took on top-seeded John Jay-Cross River in the quarterfinals of the Section 1 Dual Meet Tournament on Dec. 13.

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