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Fusco, Diekel Earn State Wrestling Championships

Tony Fusco (Shenendehowa) and Zach Diekel (Whitehall), both wrestling at the 195-lb. level, brought home championships in the 50th annual New York State Championships held at the Times Union Center on Sunday.

Photo by Ellen Sax

Fusco completed his senior year with an amazing 36-0 record when he scored an 11-3 major decision over Reggie Williams (Johnson City, Section 4) in Division I action.

Diekel posted a 9-3 decision over Bryce Mazurewski (Avon-Section 5) in the Division 2 matchup.

El Shaddai Gilmore-Van Hoesen (285, Div. I) of Columbia and Alex Soutiere (285, Div. II) of Ravena took second in Division I activity.

Curt Rowley (132) of Duanesburg and Aaron Dudley (160) of Hudson Falls both finished second in Division II.

Other top Section II finishers (Division I) included: 113-Brandon Lapi (Amsterdam), fourth; 132-Nick Kelley (Shenendehowa), third; 138-David Almaviva (Shenendehowa), third; 145-Evan Wallace (Columbia), third; 160-Connor Sutton (LaSalle), sixth; 170-Stephen Lumley (South Glens Falls), sixth.

Division II wrestlers consisted of: 99-Luis Weierbach (Hoosick Falls), fifth; 170-Brad Burns (Hoosick Falls), sixth; 182-Tyler Morris (Salem), fourth.

Shenendehowa captured the individual team championship once again to complete a successful season.

It was announced that the state championships will return to the Times Union Center the next four years.

Photo by Ellen Sax

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