The Middle School wrestling team traveled to Black River this past Friday after school to compete for a PAC championship. This tournament included both Stars and Stripes side of the divisions and was very competitive. The Cardinals came in with a starting lineup of eight wrestlers and three extras. Emmanuel Crabtree at 98 lbs, Shawn Moore, Michael Vimpeny, and Zakery Kolleda at 110 lbs, Logan Fowler at 116 lbs, Zander Lacavera at 122 lbs, Kris Kostohryz at 128 lbs, Michael Gomes at 150 lbs, Collin Thompson and AJ Llado at 205 lbs, and Patrick DiBatttiste at 245 lbs.
The team battled hard all night and fought for every point. The boys ended up in 9th place. The standings ended up very close and a few more pins would have jumped them up three to four places.
Top performers and highlights:
Michael Goes- 2nd Place
Collin Thompson- 2nd Place
Michael Vimpeny- 3rd Place
Pattick DiBattiste- 4th Place
Highlight- Zakery Kolleda recorded his first victory on Friday. Way to keep working hard Zakery!
One last event: If you haven’t had a chance to see the team wrestle this year then you are in luck! They have a makeup date scheduled for this Thursday at home. The Dual is vs Columbia and will start at 6pm in the BHS gym. Hope to see you there! GO CARDS