As the excitement from Sectionals subsides each year, we get to focus in on preparing our State Qualifiers to take on the best in New York State at the State Championships. As you know, this year, junior Nick Meglino will be representing Edgemont and Section 1 in Albany at 170 pounds.
So last Thursday evening, the Edgemont girls basketball team had earned the opportunity to host the first round of their Sectionals at Edgemont at 6 PM. In an effort to support them, virtually our entire team showed up to cheer them on. (I?m happy to report they were the most enthusiastic fans in the gym and decked out in Edgemont Wrestling apparel!). Nicky (and myself) were unfortunately unable to attend. We returned back to Edgemont from the Section 1 State Team practice around 7 PM and then Nicky had to get in a strength and conditioning workout in in our weight room.I?ll be the first to tell you, this was a GRUELING workout we were putting him through that night – I?m sure it wasn?t fun. Well, our team knew that Nicky was busting his butt in the weight room while they were watching the game, so as soon as the game ended (we won an exciting last minute victory! #PantherTough!), our whole team filed into the weight room, dressed in their Edgemont Wrestling gear, and proceeded to cheer, clap, scream and support Nicky for the last 10 minutes of his ?torture session.? It was amazing to watch and I could see how it helped Nicky to finish strong!It?s not something that anyone did for ?credit? and it?s not something most of the world would ever even know about, but it is just another of hundreds of examples of how our team supports one another and how everyone plays an important role in the success of everyone else. We all do it together!The detailsThe State Championships starts Friday morning at 9:30 AM at Albany?s Times Union Center.The Times Union Center is located at:51 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207Tickets to the tournament can be purchased ahead of time (recommended – so you don’t get stuck on line) at:https://www.ticketmaster.com/
search?tm_link=tm_header_ search&user_input=NYSPHSAA&q= NYSPHSAA‘Tickets are general admission, but the Edgemont contingent will *probably* be in Section 121.Tournament Schedule:
Friday, February 238:30 am???????? Gates Open9:30 am?.??????? Parade of Champions/National Anthem10 am ? 2 pm?..?.??? Preliminaries: Division 1 and 22 pm ? 4 pm??..????Quarterfinals: Division 1 and 24 pm ? 8 pm?..?????Wrestlebacks: Division 1 and 2SESSION #2
Saturday, February 248:30 am???????? Gates Open9:30 am???????? National Anthem/Special Awards10 am ? 12:30 pm???.. Semifinals: Division 1 and 2Wrestlebacks: Division 1 and 212:30 ? 2:00 pm????.. Wrestlebacks/Cons Semifinals: Div. 1 & 22 pm ? 3:30 pm?????Consolations Finals: Division 1 and 2SESSION #3
Saturday, February 245 pm???????? Gates Open5:50 pm??????… Ceremonies Begin6:30 pm.…………………… FINALS: Division 1 and 2 (2 mats only)Hope to see a lot of you this weekend – please let me know if you?re coming up!Feed the Panther!PetePeter Jacobson