Falcons are State Champs!

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Day Two of Competition in Albany, NY:
The LVHS wrestling team has been crowned New York State Division II State Champions! Additionally, freshman Hunter Dusold has been crowned a State Champion.

The Falcons entered day two of the state championships with four wrestlers competing in the semifinals. From those four athletes, freshmen Jon Gomez and Hunter Dusold advanced to the finals, Jon in the 99-lb. weight class and Hunter in the 113-lb. weight class. Jon finished second earning All-State Honors. Hunter won an exciting match in the finals 3-1 therefore being crowned New York State Champion. He is Locust Valley's first state champion since Rich Pidgeon in 1985.

Juniors Nick Casella and Sam Ward battled in wrestle backs. Sam took third place earning All-State Honors while Nick finished in fifth place also earning All-State Honors.

 

Day One of Competition:
Six of the Falcon county champion wrestlers advanced at the State Championships to the quarter finals on day one of competition during the opening round.  They were: Nick Casella, Hunter Dusold, Mike Dusold, Jordan Formicola, John Gomez and Sam Ward.

Jon, Nick, Sam and Hunter continued their success with big wins advancing to the semifinals on day two (Saturday, March 1st).

Congratulations to all of the competing Falcons and good luck to those advancing in the competition!