Edgemont and Scarsdale Wrestlers Come Out On Top atEdgemont Invitational

30th Annual Edgemont Wrestling Tournament Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler
recipients Trey Aslanian (r) and Scarsdale’s Jacob Berkowitz.


Posted WEDNESDAY, 25 JANUARY 2012 12:02

Edgemont placed first and Scarsdale second in the 30th Annual Edgemont Wrestling Invitational that took place on Sunday January 22nd. The tournament, one of Section 1?s largest was originally planned for Saturday January 21, and was delayed one day due to the snow. Seventeen teams competed from public, private and Catholic schools, including Collegiate, Eastchester, Edgemont, Hackley, Horace Mann, Mamaroneck, Monticello, Mount Vernon, Pawling, Pearl River, Rye, Salesian, Scarsdale, Tuxedo, Westlake, Woodlands, and Yonkers.

Edgemont cam out on top with 228 points and had 10 of its 15 wrestlers place in the top 6 of their respective weight classes (9 in the top 4). They had 5 finalists and 4 individual champions. Here are their names and weight classes: Tyler Aslanian (sophomore, 99 lbs); Sky Korek (junior, 106 lbs); Trey Aslanian (junior, 113 lbs); Danny Kornberg (senior, 220 lbs). Kornberg won a thrilling sudden death overtime victory in his finals match.

The Most Outstanding Wrestlers of the tournament (as voted by all the coaches) were Jacob Berkowitz (Scarsdale, 182 lbs) and Trey Aslanian (Edgemont, 113 lbs).

According to Edgemont?s Head Coach Peter Jacobson, “This was a great tournament for our team. Our guys all wrestled hard and it shows in the results. To have 10 out of 15 wrestlers place at their respective weight classes says a lot about how much of a team effort this was. Our goal is to keep working hard and keep this momentum rolling into Sectionals and States.”

Scarsdale coach Barney Foltman was also pleased with the team?s second place finish on Sunday when Scarsdale wrestler?s place in many events. Here is how they fared:

1st Jacob Berkowitz 182 lbs

1st Jack Braun 170 lbs

2nd Daniel Jureller 126 lbs

2nd Joe Koshakow138 lbs

3rd Mike Hodges 113 lbs

5th Chen Shen 145 lbs

6th George Bobilakis lbs

According to Foltman, ?it?s been a great season so far, the kids have worked hard and many of the boys are looking to place at sectionals.? The team is looking forward to the Divisional Tournament on February 4th at Horace Greeley and to the Sectionals on 2/11 and 2/12 at Pace University.

The final team standings and points were:

1. Edgemont 228

2. Scarsdale 179.5

3. Horace Mann 178.5

4. Pearl River 142

5. Yonkers 121

6. Mamaroneck 120.5

7. Pawling 97

8. Monticello 78

9. Collegiate 65

10. Rye 59

T-11. Eastchester 53

T-11. Tuxedo 53

13. Westlake 50.5

T-14. Hackley

T-14. Mount Vernon

16. Salesian 45

17. Woodlands 34

This Friday night, January 27th, see Scarsdale meet Edgemont when Edgemont hosts the Bronx River Cup at 6 pm.