Panthers down the Woodlands Falcons

Sophomore Tyler Aslanian’s pin was one of ten for Edgemont in its win over Woodlands.

Edgemont took on the Falcons at Woodlands High School on Wednesday and came away with a dominating performance winning 11 of 12 bouts, 10 by way of fall. The final score was 51-24 with 18 of Woodlands? points coming from Edgemont forfeits at the 170, 182 and 195 lb classes.

The win improved the Panthers to 3-0 in the League with matches against Ardsley and Hastings remaining.

The match kicked off at 126 lbs. where sophomore Will Graybeal got things started on a strong note for the Panthers with a 2:44 fall over Woodlands? Daniel Kraemer. At 132, sophomore Marc Ficuciello kept the momentum going for Edgemont wrestling one of the best matches of his career and earning a hard fought 11-5 decision over John Pachonte.

At 138, sophomore Colin Hopkins controlled his match and got the pin at 1:44. ?Senior Pete Berman, bumping up to 145 lbs, fell to Calim Elder. At 152, Ross Kantor, returning to the line-up after a minor injury, got things going back in Edgemont?s favor with a huge throw and eventual pin of Aaron Salguero at the 0:51 mark.

Chris ?Korean Lightening? Kim definitely showed why he earned himself the nickname in his decisive 1:20 fall at 160 lbs. If you blinked you might have missed it.

?Big? Dan Kornberg bumped up to 285 for the match to take on Woodlands? Austin Lynch. Dan had his offense going on all cylinders and eventually pinned Lynch after securing two takedowns in the first frame.

Wrapping back around to 99 pounds, Edgemont saw pins from both Kyle and Tyler Aslanian, before sophomore Riki Mistry took it home with another pin at 113. Mistry looked sharper than ever and continues to make gains.

Wrestling exhibition bouts against Woodlands were freshman Dylan Huff at 126 lbs and sophomore Saumil Kothari at 152 lbs. Both wrestled with something to prove, hoping to break into the varsity line-up and both delivered big pins to give Edgemont its 10th and 11th wins of the day.

Edgemont is back in action this weekend as 6 wrestlers compete in the prestigious Eastern States Classic at Sullivan County Community College on Friday and Saturday, while the rest of the squad travels out to Herricks High School on Long Island for the always-challenging Herricks New Year?s Tournament.