YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Just a little over a week after he recorded his 100th-career victory, Andrew Finateri, Yorktown’s senior captain and five-year varsity wrestler, continues to earn well-deserved accolades.

The latest came at the Yorktown duals, a round-robin style meet on Saturday, Dec. 14, when he earned MVP of the event, where he recorded a 5-0 record in the 120-pound weight class.

“I was really happy when I found out I won MVP, because it showed that my hard work is paying off,” Finateri said.

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Joseph Tornambe (99 pounds) and Christian Sinagra (170), also registered 5-0 marks, for Yorktown (5-7).

“They wrestled with extreme toughness and that’s why they did so well,” Finateri said.

As a team, Yorktown was 2-3, with wins against Mahopac (57-26) and Roy C. Ketcham (46-34), and losses to Westhampton Beach (48-27), who placed first at the duals, Glen Cove (48-34), and Pleasantville (41-40).

“We are definitely improving with a lot of young guys showing promise,” Finateri said. “We just need to work on not giving up bonus points in dual meets, but besides that, we wrestled well overall.”

Lakeland/Panas

Lakeland/Panas’ Nicolas DeSantis (170), who also went 5-0, at the Yorktown Duals, earned the sportsmanship award at the event.

“It means a lot to be able to go 5 and 0 at any wrestling tournament,” DeSantis said. “It also means that all the hard work that I put in practice paid off.”

Fellow Rebels, Shane Coster (138), Conor McGannon (182), and Charlie Dubrawski (220), each went 4-1.

“They wrestled that good, because they work the hardest at practice every day, much like me,” DeSantis said.

As a team, the Rebels went 3-2, beating Ketcham 42-40,  defeating Clarkstown North 60-24, falling to Glen Cove 39-35, losing to Westhampton Beach 55-24, and winning against Mahopac 48-31.

“I feel the team performed very well, as we are a young team, with not a lot of experience,” DeSantis said. “We held our own in each and every match.”

Lakeland/Panas (4-4) also hosted Mahopac at Walter Panas on Dec. 10, with the Indians coming out on top 51-36.

Spencer Maja (106), Austin Bergen (132), DeSantis (182), McGannon (195), Dubrawski (220), and Julian Soto (285), each won by pin against the Indians.