Locust Valley High School hosted its annual wrestling invitational on Jan. 3, which included 12 teams from across Long Island. It was an exciting day for the Falcon grapplers as seven champions were crowned, accumulating more than 300 team points and earning a team title for the Falcons. There were several standout individual champions as well. They included Jack DeNatale (115 lbs.), Hunter Dusold (120 lbs.), Nick Casella (132 lbs.), Kevin Jackson (145 lbs.), Mike Dusold (152 lbs.), Bryce Dusold (182 lbs.) and Spencer Matthaei (220 lbs.).  In their weight class, Bryan Coll (115 lbs.) took second place, Andrew Cantatore (126 lbs.) earned second place, John Romano (106 lbs.) took third place, Jack Ward (126 lbs.) won third place, Alex Cassisi (195 lbs.) won third place and Patrick Briody (126 lbs.) earned fourth place. In addition, Kevin Jackson earned “Most Pins, Least Amount of Time,” with four pins totaling 5:21. 

The annual event was a success due to support of the high school’s Athletic Council, which prepared hot food throughout the day, and with additional support from the parents of the wrestlers who provided cold refreshments. The high school custodial staff was instrumental as they assisted with the setup and breakdown of the mats. The wrestling team’s coaching staff, led by Joe Enea and assistants Tim Bellisari and Cory Haldas, worked hard before and during the event to ensure that the day was a success. 

Congratulations to all of the student-athletes for a great team performance!