The Port Washington Viking wrestlers had a busy and successful month in January.
On Jan. 10, the Vikings headed to Jericho High School to compete in the Jericho Duals. After defeating three teams, Port finished as tournament champion.
Next was a trip to top ranked Long Beach. Port entered the match down a number of starters due to injury and illness but had a few outstanding performances. At 126 Sam Goldman led the charge by dismantling one of Long Beach’s tougher opponents by a score of 13-0. Next, Teddy Tanenbaum had a rematch of last year’s 4-3 victory in the Nassau Qualifying Finals against John Colletti. This time Tanenbaum shut down his opponent by 3-0. At 195 lbs., Elmer Mendez would match his teammate Goldman by downing his opponent, also by a score of 13-0. In perhaps the most exciting match of the night, senior Michael Petty defeated one of the top wrestlers in both the county and nation while upending Charlie Spada by a close score of 9-7. [Read more…]