Orleans matmen capture titles at Fred Large Memorial Wrestling Tournament

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 14 December 2019 at 5:27 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – The Large family was well represented at the second annual Fred Large Memorial Wrestling Tournament held today at Lyndonville. Family members attending included his wife Pat and three of their children, from left, are Bob, Robin (Boyle) and Ron.

A quartet of Orleans County grapplers captured top individual weight class honors at the second annual Fred Large Memorial Wrestling Tournament held today at Lyndonville.

Lyndonville’s Mario Fidanza won the 220 lb. weight class title and Holley-Kendall’s Jayden Pieniaszck claimed the 135 lb. crown. Fidanza earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for the upper weight classes.

Medina had a pair of champions in Dominic Callara at 99 and Rashawn Bloom at 106.

Lyndonville also had Ty Holmes (99), Connor Bell (120) and Brennon Munn (145) place second and Christian Garver (99) and Shane Nickerson (113) third. (Click here to see Lyndonville’s Ty Holmes get a pin in the 2nd period.)

Holley-Kendall had Tristyn Moyer (126) place second.

Medina also had Miles Hartway (152) place second and Riley Black (195) third.

The other Varsity Division champions included: 113 – Joe Starowitz (Byron-Bergen), 120 – Andrew Caudill (Gilead), 126 – Lucas Mark (Brighton), 132 – Allen Schultz (Wilson), 145 – Silas Guesno (Gilead), 152 – Zach Hannan (Byron-Bergen), 160 – Trent Kenny (Wilson), 170 – Alex Dean (Byron-Bergen), 182 – Sam Halstead (Williamson-Marion-Sodus), 195 – Miguel Resendiz (Williamson-Marion-Sodus) and 285 – Sebastian Hariram (Brighton).

Orleans winners in the JV Division included Bryden McMurray (99), Jacob Rissew (138) and David Wiley (145) from Medina along with Sebastian Temich (132) and Sam Doolan (195) from Lyndonville and Antonio Geska (126) from Holley-Kendall. In the Girls JV Division Holley-Kendall’s Elizabeth Kruger won at 126.

Brighton won the team title followed by Livonia and East Rochester.

Medina’s Riley Black works toward a win over Alhassan Allami from CSAT.

Lyndonville’s Payton Grabowski in action against Brighton’s Thomas Rick.

Dawson Custer of Holley-Kendall competes against Livonia’s Peter Barracloug-Tan