Locust Valley High School sent 13 wrestlers to the Nassau County Championships this past weekend. Jack DiTuro took fourth place and completed his senior season with a 40-3 record. Jack lost a 2-1 decision in the semifinals to the eventual champion. Locust Valley had five finalists at the qualifying tournament, including two champions. Eighth graders Christian Briody and Sam Ward both lost in heart breaking finishes in the round to earn all-county honors. Eighth grader, Nick Casella also had an outstanding showing winning his first two matches.

 "I am so proud of the way our wrestlers represented themselves at the county tournament, they held their own against the best competition in Nassau County and helped reaffirm my belief that Locust Valley Wrestling is close to recapturing status as one of Nassau County's best programs,"  said Wrestling Coach Joseph Enea.

Congratulations to the following students on outstanding performances displayed at the Nassau County Division I Qualifying Tournament:
96-      Christian Briody- third place
            John Pedranghelu- fourth place
112-    Sam Ward- Second place
119-    Andrew Lombardo- Fourth Place
125-    Jose Mejia- Third Place
130-    Alex Hochberg- Champion
            Bobby Heney- Fourth Place
135-    Michael Dusold- Third Place
140-    Jordan Formicola- Second
152-    Jack DiTuro- Champion
171-    Sam Casella- Fourth Place
189-    Paul Pietrofere- Second

Congratulations to all of the wrestlers and to Head Coach Joe Enea, Assistants, Kyle Simensky and Tim Bellisari on a fantastic season!!


Although the Falcons did not have any other place winners the Locust Valley team wrestled extremely well. 8th graders Christian Briody and Sam Ward both lost in heart breaking finish in the round to earn all-county honors. Another 8th grader, Nick Casella also had an outstanding showing winning his first two matches. "I am so proud of the way our wrestlers represented themselves at the county tournament, they held their own against the best competition in Nassau County and helped reaffirm my belief that Locust Valley Wrestling is close to recapturing status as one of Nassau County's best programs."  Of the 13 wrestlers that wrestled this past weekend, 5 are still in middle school and 4 will be wrestling again next season.