Medina wrestling club completes season

Contributed Story Posted 24 March 2017 at 8:44 am

Contributed Photo – The Medina’s Wrestling Club has ended its season after 15 weeks of practice and tournaments. In the front row are Liam Castricone, Brady Christiaansen, Trenton Morley, Dominick Callara, Brennan Allen, Brandon Brueckner, Lathan Miller, Gauge Moore, Lex Gray, Luke Duffina, Cole Herman, Aidan Gamet and Jacob Duffina. In the second row are Coach Jeff Kingsbury, Conor Crandall, Laurence Williams, Mila Molina, Logan Gray, Landon Johnson, Seth Micalizio, Jayden Travis, Tyler Allen, Joshua Hilobuk, Aidan Oberther, Morgan Zeiner, Ahlyssah Miller and Coach Jamie Duffina. In the third row are Drew Boardway, Roosevelt Mitchell, Sawyer Kingsbury, Breydin Miller, Dawson Carpenter, Rashawn Bloom, Kole Campbell, Bryden McMurray, Joshua Watts, Brandon Christiaansen, Alexander Cowan, Caiden Class and Coach Matt Caldwell. Absent from the photo are Elayna Velez, Chrystian Velez, Tyler Wittcop, Avion Johnson and Justin Holmes. “The wrestling club continued to grow this year with almost a third more participants than last season,” said Coach Jamie Duffina. “The program focuses on teaching basic folk style moves and fundamentals in a fun and healthy experience while developing sportsmanship, character, and leadership skills in our youth. The wrestlers were given the opportunity to practice against one another in drills and live wrestling situations as well as a combined practice with the Lyndonville Wrestling Club. More of our wrestlers entered tournaments this year than in the past couple years and fared very well often placing and bringing home a trophy, medal, or t-shirt. These kids have impressed the coaching staff with their growth on and off the mat this year.”