The Shoreham-Wading River wrestling team competed in the New York State Section XI Qualifier tournament on Feb. 11. Eight Wildcat wrestlers earned All-County. Three Wildcats were county champions: Gavin Mangano, 110 pounds; Chris Colon, 118 pounds; and Joe Steimel, 152 pounds. Steimel has been county champion twice. Two were finalists: Tommy Palumbo, 138 pounds and Will Miller, 145 pounds.
Other placers were Aidan Franks, 215 pounds, third place; Zack Miller, 189 pounds, fourth place; and Nate Spuhler, 160 pounds, fourth place. Joe Steimel earned the Champion of Champions Award voted on by all the county finalists. Chris Colon earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award voted on by the coaches. The team had a great season, finishing 25-6 overall and earning wins against many top-ranked teams in multiple sections throughout the state (large and small school).
Thank you to WAC, the parents, coaches, SWR administration and alumni!
Date Added: 2/13/2023