About two weeks ago Schuylerville Senior Orion Anderson won his third consecutive wrestling title after competing in his fourth consecutive Division II State Championship match. The Times Union newspaper honors a local athlete every month and after pinning his opponent in 1:34 on February 24th to capture his third straight state championship Anderson has been named the male athlete of February.

"There might have been a little tears," Anderson said afterwards. "Knowing that was the last time I was going to step on a mat in high school. I love wrestling here and I'm going to miss it."

Orion Anderson has now won state titles at 106 pounds in 2016 and 120 pounds in 2017, 126-pound champion, by pinning Port Jefferson's Vince Miceli. Anderson's first championship match four years ago is the only one he didn't bring home where he lost a unanimous decision  Waverly's A.J. Burkhart in the 99-pound final.

 

This is a great feature by the Times Union and we wish Orion the best of luck moving forward.