Edgemont’s Aslanian Coaching Kids in Wrestling

Edgemont’s Trey Aslanian works with two young wrestlers at the New York State Wrestling Camp at John Jay High School. (Photo by Tony Pinciaro)

From The Daily Scarsdale

by Tony Pinciaro

CROSS RIVER, NY — Trey Aslanian did not mind being the demonstration partner for the wrestling clinician at the New York State Wrestling Camp at John Jay-Cross River High School. After all, the Edgemont junior was working with Troy Nickerson, New York State?s only five-time wrestling champion and a four-time all-America at Cornell. Nickerson will be teaching through Thursday. Former Mahopac great, 1999 state champion and two-time all-America at Cornell, Joe Mazzurco, will be running the Thursday night session.
?It?s pretty sick,? said Aslanian, a three-time Section 1 small-school champ and 103-pound state runner-up last year. ?You?re only drilling with him but you are drilling with one of the all-time greats in New York. You?re also learning.?
Aslanian has been attending the camp since he was a fifth-grader. He was into the camp his first year and made it a priority each summer, even though it starts on the first Monday following the end of school. ?Any time you can wrestle six hours a day it?s awesome,? Aslanian said. ?You can see the improvements in your wrestling so much faster.?
Aslanian graduated to being a counselor this year, along with many other Section 1 wrestlers. Aslanian made sure when he was talking to the younger wrestlers, he modeled the move for each of them. ?It?s fun,? Aslanian said. ?I love wrestling. I love teaching my little brother and I want to give back to the Edgemont youth program. I remember when I was in the youth program, Genta (Murayama) used to come back two nights a week and work with us. I want to do the same.?