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Seven area wresters crowned Section III champions

Posted 2/13/23

Seven local wrestlers won Section III titles this past weekend.

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Seven area wresters crowned Section III champions


Seven local wrestlers won Section III titles this past weekend.

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill’s Charlie Foster won back-to-back titles, this time at 152 pounds in the large schools Division 1. He beat Brady Lynch of Indian River 8-3 in the finals.

Chris Belmonte of New Hartford/Sauquoit Valley won a Division 1 title at 285 with a 6-2 decision of Syracuse’s Sean Hunt.

VVS’ Adam Munz finished second at 110.

Rome Free Academy’s Chad Tennant finished fourth at 138. VVS’ Kody Foster was fourth at 145.

In the small schools Division 2, five locals finished atop the podium.

Camden’s Kolton Kelley won the 126-pound weight class with a 7-5 decision over Colin Scherer of Marcellus.

Central Valley Academy’s Sixx Cook won a third title, this time at 152 with an 18-5 major decision over second-place finisher Sean Seymore of Camden.

Trent True of Holland Patent won at 160, pinning General Brown’s Cael Buckley in 4:45.

HP teammate Jordan Koenig earned a second trip to the state meet, winning at 172 with an 8-3 victory over Sean Kelly of Lowville.

Adirondack’s Colin White pinned Camden’s Joshua Salsman in 2:50 to win at 285.

CVA had three wrestlers finish second: Jacob Hurd at 102, Gene Edwards at 118 and Cooper Reed at 138.

Canastota’s Culley Bellino was second at 132.

Dolgeville’s Jared Bilinski was second at 189.

Adirondack’s Isaac Croneiser was second at 215.

Little Falls’ Nate Verri was third at 102. Cole Croniser of Adirondack was third at 110. Keith Seaton beat teammate Carson Mantelli to take third and fourth, respectively, at 118. Dolgeville’s Grayson Eggleston beat Kyle Peavey of Morrisville-Eaton in the consolation finals at 126. Bryce Mosher was fourth at 132. CVA’s Aden Mead was fourth at 138. Adirondack’s Raymond Hennessey was third at 160. Aiden Highers of South Lewis beat Brad Burke of Mount Markham at 172 in the consolation final. CVA’s Ethan Randal beat Canastota’s Keeran Timerman in the consoliation final at 189. CVA’s Sal Fresco was fourth at 215 and teammate Jeremy McRedmond was fourth at 285.

In team scoring in Division 2, CVA took first (176 points). Adirondack and Camden tied for second with 123 points each. HP was seventh and Dolgeville was 10th.

The state will be Feb. 24-25 in Albany.


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