Panthers Make Mark at North Rockland

Sophomore Tyler Aslanian nabs his first tournament title
Edgemont Wrestling kept chugging along this weekend. The Panthers took the mats Saturday at North Rockland High School?s Jerry McGuire Tournament and came away with some impressive victories and many hard fought battles.Leading the way for the Panthers were their four finalists: freshman Tyler Aslanian (99 lbs), junior Trey Aslanian (113 lbs) and seniors Max Abramsky (120 lbs) and Danny Kornberg (220 lbs).

Tyler Aslanian stepped up big for Edgemont in the semi-finals where he beat defending Section Champion Joe Dillon of Nanuet 7-4 in a thrilling come-from-behind victory.? Dillon had bested Aslanian in their last meeting in the semi-finals of the 2011 Section 1 Championships. In the finals, Aslanian met Derek DiMarsico of North Rockland who had also won their prior bout earlier that day. This time Aslanian would not be denied as came back with a vengeance to record the first-period pin and the tournament title.

Older brother Trey Aslanian was next and continued his winning ways, improving to 13-0 on the season with his victory over Troy Feniger of North Rockland. Aslanian recorded the fall in 1:33.

Abramsky finished second with a tough finals loss to Jose Rodriguez of North Rockland. Finally, Kornberg lost a hard fought, drawn-out battle to Tappan Zee?s Chris McGann. The final score was 3-1 with McGann scoring two very controversial points on disputed penalty points.

Other key performances for the Edgemont were turned in by junior Sky Korek (106 lbs), sophomore Will Graybeal (126 lbs), senior Peter Berman (138 lbs) and sophomore Chris Kim (182 lbs). Korek was 4-1 on the day, finishing in 3rd and turning many heads with his gritty victories. Graybeal continued his development, finishing 4th and battling each opponent tenaciously.

Berman finished his day with 3rd place accolades, grinding out some hard fought wins. Finally, Chris ?Korean Lightening? Kim amazed on-lookers with his exciting style, placing 5th at 182 lbs, giving up 20 pounds to his opponents.

The Panthers? next stop is at home tomorrow, Monday, December 12 as they take on defending Section Champs Nanuet in the Championship Finals of the Section 1 Dual Meet Tournament at 4:30 PM in Edgemont?s Old Gym.