Bellucci and Wrobel
Lead Pawling Tigers to
Pawling Varsity Wrestling won the league championship this year under the leadership of team captains and seniors, James Bellucci and Jack Wrobel. This is the first time that the team has won the league championship title since 2011.
Bellucci, currently seeded #1 in his weight class for Section 1, Division 2 finals this weekend, placed 3rd in Section 1, Division 2 finals last year. Wrobel, currently seeded #1 in his weight class for Section 1, broke a Pawling record this year with 125 Varsity wins. Wrobel won the Section 1, Division 2 title last year in his weight class and went to the NYSPHSAA State Wrestling Championship. Carmine Pedoto, Alex Santana, and Jerome Scott are also currently seeded #1 in their weight classes this year. Santana won his weight class last year and went to the NYSPHSAA State Wrestling Championship.
Other team members attending Section 1, Division 2 finals, listed by ascending weight class, include Sean Delgado, Bryce Muller, Luis Panzer, Luke Wrobel, Jason Nikolatos, Seth Watkins, Joe Foster, Mason Watkins, Zach Smith, Carmine Pedoto, Jacob McMahon and Brett Giannantonio.
The team is fortunate to have the dedication and skill of head coach, Joe Amuso, and assistant coaches, Stephen Malone and Brian Ostyn.
Congratulations to the team and a stellar group of athletes!
Section 1, Division 2 Championships will be at Hastings High School on February 9 and 10. Go Tigers!