Falcon Wrestlers Make it to Semifinals in County Tournament

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The Locust Valley Falcon wrestlers are always achieving and this past weekend was no different. The team advanced to the semifinals in the Nassau County Dual Meet Championships for the first time since 1984.

The Falcons entered the competition as the number 4 seed. Locust Valley High School was one of four sites that hosted the opening two rounds of this two-day event, which began Friday night. The Falcons drew a bye in the opening round and wrestled Garden City High School in round II who had defeated Roslyn earlier in the competition. The Falcons dominated the Trojans from start to finish, 63-15, with strong performances by seniors Bryce Dusold and Andrew Cantatore along with Jack DeNatale and Patrick Briody.

The Falcons advanced to day two in the tournament that was held at Clarke High School and faced Farmingdale High School, a school that is three times the size of Locust Valley High School. However, that didn’t stop the Falcons on their mission as they once again defeated their opponents with little trouble with a score of 54-20. The match included great performances by eighth-grader Vito Rodriguez and Jack DeNatale, Jack Ward, Patrick Briody, Bailey O'Brien and upperclassmen Hunter Dusold and Jon Gomez, along with seniors, Spencer Matthaei, Andrew Cantatore and Bryce Dusold.  This victory placed the Falcons in the semi-finals against the number one ranked team in Nassau County, Long Beach High School.

Congratulations to the team and their coaches on this incredible success!