Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Saturday, February 24, 2018 | BataviasBest.org
Of the four who participated at this weekend’s NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships, Alexander’s Nick Young was the lone local wrestler to advance past the first stage of the tournament.
Nick, the #2 seed in 132 lbs Division II, came through with two wins on Friday afternoon and he now moves on to the semifinals where he will face his toughest test yet.
In his first match on Friday afternoon, Young pinned Alex Christman of Saranac (VII) in 5:55 which moved him to the quarters. Following which, he worked his way to his second pin of the day, over Daniel Motta of Mechanicville-Stillwater (II) in 3:07.
After a dominant Friday on the mat, Young now looks forward to his semifinal match later on today which will be against Kyle Sams of Putnam Valley-Haldane (I). Sams’ 2017-2018 record is currently 39-5 and he is the #7 seed at DII-132 lbs.
Elsewhere at the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships, the three other local wrestlers competing all fell short of the podium.
Isaac Crane (Cal-Mum), Mason Compton (Batavia/Attica), and Josh Barber (Batavia/Attica) were all eliminated after losses in the consolation bracket. Crane was the only one of the three to pick up a win in the preliminary round, before being pinned in the quarterfinals and then ousted shortly after. Compton won his first match in the consolation bracket, but lost his second.
Stay tuned @BataviasBestHS on Twitter where I will continue to update you on Nick’s status this afternoon.
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