Honis, Dutton, Vines and Tangora Move On in Cadet Freestyle on Day 5 at Fargo
On Wednesday, the fifth day of competition at Fargo, the Men’s Cadet Freestyle tournament began and four New York wrestlers remained in medal contention after the first day of action.
- At 138 pounds, Rocky Point’s Thomas Dutton went 4-1 with three pins to advance. He will face Miguel Barreras of New Mexico, who also went 4-1, in his first bout on Thursday.
- At 145 pounds, Nick Vines of Wantagh won three of his four matches and will take on Weston Dobler of North Dakota in the next round.
- At 182 pounds, Jamesville-Dewitt’s Benjamin Honis won all three of his bouts and will have a bye in Round 4 on Thursday. Honis earned All-America honors in the Cadet Greco event earlier in the week.
- At 195 pounds, Bethlehem Central rising sophomore Chris Tangora went 2-1 and will next take the mat against Montana grappler Matthew Welch, also 2-1.
The Empire State women’s team provided a number of highlights throughout the week, including three National Champions – Mary Westman (159 pounds, Junior Freestyle) and Alexis Porter (in both the Cadet and Junior divisions). In addition, the squad boasted five additional All-Americans. On Wednesday, the team placed eighth in the Women’s Freestyle Duals.
Full List of 2012 New York All-Americans – In All Competitions
106 Pounds: Kyle Kelly, 7th Place Greco
113 Pounds: Josh Antoine, 8th Place Greco
120 Pounds: Santo Curatolo, 6th Place Greco
132 Pounds: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, 3rd Place Greco
152 Pounds: Brendan Goldup, 5th Place Greco
160 Pounds: Connor Sutton, 5th Place Greco
182 Pounds: McZiggy Richards, 4th Place Greco
182 Pounds: Chris Loew, 7th Place Greco
94 Pounds: Chris Cuccolo, Cadet Greco 5th
132 Pounds: Jesse Porter, Cadet Greco 4th
132 Pounds: Sam Ward, Cadet Greco 7th
182 Pounds: Benjamin Honis, Cadet Greco 7th
Women – Cadet
143 Pounds: Alexis Porter, Cadet Freestyle Champion
143 Pounds: Kennedie Eddings, Cadet Freestyle 6th
172 Pounds: Yuneris Diaz, Cadet Freestyle 3rd
Women – Junior
112 Pounds: Hanna Grisewood, 2nd Place
130 Pounds: Rosemary Flores, 3rd Place
139 Pounds: Alexis Porter, Champion
159 Pounds: Mary Westman, Champion
172 Pounds: Yuneris Diaz, 5th Place