Eight Excellent EI Wrestlers Place at Rocky Gilmore

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With eight place winners for the day, the high shool’s varsity wrestling team were happy hosts of the 31st annual Rocky Gilmore Classic wrestling tournament on Jan. 6.

Senior Zach Cabrera placed third overall at 126 pounds. Cabrera pinned his first opponent and came from behind to earn victory over fifth seed Esteban Sandoval of Brentwood in the quarterfinals. Cabrera lost a hard-fought semifinals match but came back to face second seed Shane Santora of Bayport for third place, winning 9-3 by decision.

Sophomore Nick Agresta also placed third overall at 182 pounds. Agresta pinned Kellenberg’s Alex Cooper in 44 seconds in the quarterfinals. After losing in the semifinals, he took third with a win over second seed Malachi Lord-Kelly of Central Islip.

Other place winners for the Redmen were freshmen Emily Conlon (106 pounds), Jack Flynn (106 pounds) and Nick Vetrano (120 pounds); junior Jonathan Guadagno (160 pounds); and seniors Nick Picece (132 pounds) and Kiernan Stanton (220 pounds).