Kantor and DeMaio to be inducted into Edgemont Wrestling Club Hall of Fame

Anthony DeMaio ’92 was Edgemont’s first-ever Section
Champion and All-State honoree.

Edgemont Wrestling Club is pleased to announce the creation of the Edgemont Wrestling Club Hall of Fame! Our inaugural class will appropriately pay homage to two trailblazers in the history of Edgemont Wrestling, Eric Kantor and Anthony DeMaio ’92. They will be inducted at the Edgemont Wrestling Club Barbecue on June 9th at 3 PM at the Candlelight Inn in Scarsdale. All are welcome to show their support!

Coach Eric Kantor’s 1963-1964 Edgemont Wrestling Team

Kantor was Edgemont’s first ever wrestling coach, introducing the sport to Edgemont in the 1963-1964 Season. He lead the team its first few seasons. Kantor, now retired, was also a long-time math teacher at Edgemont High School and a tremendous supporter of all Edgemont athletics. Over the years, Kantor has been a fixture at Edgemont wrestling matches and has been “The Voice” of the Edgemont Invitational Wrestling Tournament for 30 years. Additionally, Coach Kantor is the namesake behind the Eric B. Kantor Sportsmanship Award given each year at the Edgemont Tournament to the team displaying the best overal sportsmanship throughout the event, as selected by the tournament officials. Similarly, the end of season Eric Kantor Award is given each year at the Edgemont Wrestling banquet to the Varsity athlete who best exemplifies these qualities throughout the prior season. This year’s recipient was sophomore Riki Mistry.

DeMaio was a 1992 Edgemont graduate and team captain. DeMaio was a three-time Section 1 Finalist and a 1992 Section Champion at 112 pounds. DeMaio placed 4th in the NYS Championships and was Edgemont’s first-ever All-State honoree. He finished his high school career with 130 wins, an Edgemont Wrestling record that stood for 18 years.