Four Wrestlers Place at Rocky Gilmore


The high school’s varsity wrestling team hosted the 30th annual Rocky Gilmore Classic wrestling tournament on Jan. 7, walking away four place winners.

Senior Ethan Addeo (16-5) placed second overall at 152 pounds.  Addeo, who has a team leading 11 pins on the season, pinned his first three opponents, including a pin over third seed Jose Dejesus of Central Islip in the semifinals. In the finals, he lost a tough match to Malcolm Bunce of Central Islip, 12-3. 

Junior Rob Condon (10-6) pinned his first two opponents, including a pin in in the 285-pound semifinals over top seed Brian Plietez of Brentwood.  In the finals, Condon lost 2-1 in double overtime to Bob Christ of Mount Sinai.

Other place winners for the Redmen were junior Nick Picece (15-5) who wrestled at 120 pounds and finished in third place overall, and senior Kai Brothers (7-5), who wrestled in the 220-pound division and came in a solid fourth.

Half Hollow Hills East won the tournament for the second year in a row with 265 points.