SOMERS, N.Y. – The Mahopac wrestling team took first place at the Eric D’Agnese Memorial Wrestling Tournament last Saturday, Jan. 4, at Somers High School.
Mahopac totaled 208 points, Middletown was second at 182.5, and Goshen took third with 178. Carmel finished seventh at the tournament.
“That was a good tournament for us to come back to off the break,” said Indians coach Steve Tornambe. “All of the kids did well. They’ve been working hard, and it shows. It’s always tough to win a tournament, so I was excited for the kids.”
Indians captains Angelo Centrone and Tyler Roa both kept their records unblemished, with Centrone winning at 113, and Roa taking the 152-pound title, as both improved to 20-0 on the season.
Mahopac captain Larry Nardecchia took a second at 145, improving to 15-4, and fourth team captain Londrim Hasanramaj (13-3) also took a second at 220.
Steve Guaragna (99), James Russo (132) and Sean Gallagher (138) took fourths, Sam Przymylski (106), Xander Smith (113), Chris Morris (99) and Brock Fitzpatrick (170) all took fifths, and Liam Condon was sixth at 170.
“Russo had a real good semifinal, he wrestled very tough,” Tornambe said. “Angelo and Tyler also both continued to wrestle very well. Londrim taking a second there was good, he did well. And Muldoon beat a kid who had beaten him twice last year, so that was impressive.
“We also had two freshmen who took fifth (Morris and Przymylski) and both gave us good performances,” the coach added. “Those guys are turning heads, they were pretty impressive.”
The Indians were set to compete with part of their team at the Eastern States Tournament Friday and Saturday, while the rest of the Indians hits the Staples Dual Meet Tournament in Connecticut.