Edgemont’s Trey Aslanian displays the wall chart after?
winning the 113-pound weight class in the 48th annual?
Ted Murphy Shoreline Wrestling Classic, Saturday.
Photo credit: Tony Pinciaro
by Tony Pinciaro
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Even though Trey Aslanian was leading in the 113-pound final at the 48th annual Ted Murphy Shoreline Wrestling Classic, opponent John Muldoon of Pearl River was gaining confidence.
Aslanian was holding an eight-point early in the third period when he put an end to any hope of an upset, pinning Muldoon 53 seconds in to win his first Shoreline title, Saturday.
Edgemont had 83 points and finished ninth in the 21-team field. Aslanian was the team?s only champion. Aslanian, who has been wrestling up at 120 the majority of the season, noted this was his first weigh-in at 113 since Dec. 18.
?I knew this was a pretty sound tournament and would be a good tune-up for the Eastern States next week,? said Aslanian, who remained undefeated.
Aslanian, who registered technical falls in his first two matches, was leading, 7-0 after the first period. He said he began to cramp up in the second period, resulting in Muldoon registering a pair of takedowns. Aslanian said the cramping was a result of him coming down to make weight this week.
Despite the cramping, Aslanian was able to work through it and re-establish his command in the third period, before the pin.
?Even though I cramped up I felt I wrestled really timely,? Aslanian said. ?I turned him at the end of the first period and I had a takedown at the end of the second period.?