…another Giant Step Towards Statewide Competitiveness
The competition opened on Saturday with the Novice and Intermediate age groups. 7 BTS novice wrestlers placed. At 120 Pounds Yshiem Hicks of MS 72 took 2nd, Isaiah Forde of Wagner took 3rd, and John Volpetti of the Lions took 5th. at 130 Pounds Matthew Quinones of Baruch took 4th. At 140 pounds Cameron Chapelle of the Harlem Jets finished in 3rd and his teammate Jacob Folayan 5th.
BTS took home its 1st state title of the weekend at 165 pounds where Elijah Scott of the Harlem Jets placed 1st.
On Sunday in the schoolboy division, 8 BTS wrestlers earned state medals. At 136 pounds Shateek Palmer of Roosevelt Island placed 5th and Alex Palmer of Seth Low placed 6th. At 144 pounds Cooper Weaver of the Giants placed 6th. At 175 pounds BTS placed 3 wrestlers in the top 5, Rich Sisti of Monsignor Farrell placed 1st, Bryant Mora of MS 577 placed 3rd and Alexis Solano of MS 577 placed 5th. Finally at 190 pounds Pavel DeBruskin of RKA took 3rd and Kevin Zhang of Baruch placed 6th.
Brian Giffin (President & Executive Director) reported to the Board of Directors “NYC first state champions crowned this past weekend. Huge weekend for BTS………..85 kids, 15 coaches, 15 place winners including 2 State Champs!
The past few weeks have led us to this point with intensive training and dedication from both coaches and kids. I must say, one of the most gratifying weeks of work leading up to Kids States.
Fantastic team effort from all that made this a reality.
We’re rolling right into our FS season that will be launched with our FS clinic on March 27, Brandon Slay (USA Wrestling National Resident Coach -2000 Olympic Champion) and Zeke Jones (USA national Team Coach-World Champion Olympic Silver Medalist) as our headliners.
We have 14 programs dedicated to the expansion of FS and Greco/Roman wrestling. Anticipate several hundred kids on the mat ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Girls team is also wrestling away and taking the region by force, Steve Flannigan and Cheryl Wong, leading the efforts.”
|120||Yshiem Hicks||MS 72||2nd|
|140||Cameron Chapelle||Harlem Jets||3rd|
|140||Jacob Folayan||Harlem Jets||5th|
|165||Elijah Scott||Harlem Jets||1st|
|136||Shateek Palmer||Roosevelt Island||5th|
|136||Alex Palmer||Seth Low||6th|
|175||Bryant Mora||MS 577||3rd|
|175||Alexis Solano||MS 577||5th|