Area Wrestlers Gear Up for State Tourney

10-Elmira region grapplers eye state titles

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 SPORTS) - The NYS Wrestling Tournament hits again next weekend in Albany.

A total of 10 wrestlers from Elmira, Corning and Horseheads will compete in the DI large-school division next Friday, February 23 through Saturday the 24th. Last year's Section IV Champions, Horseheads, will send four wrestlers, while this year's Section IV title winners, Elmira, send three and Corning also has three representing the Hawks. 

Potentially, the area could have a few more wrestlers going to the state level once the wildcard selections will be released by New York later this week. In Division II, Tioga's John Worthing and Spencer-Van Etten's Grady Alpert will be representing Section IV in the tournament. 

In Section V, Brad Cheek of Canisteo-Greenwood and Zander Sharp will be competing in the DII tournament for the Redskins. A complete list of competitors is listed from around the Twin Tiers below, along with their records to date.

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For a complete schedule for states, visit: http://www.nysphsaa.org/Sports/Wrestling 

New York State Tournament Wrestling Competitors 
Blake Brooks, Elmira, DI 106-pound freshman -
(26-10) overall record, Ross Kordell Rotary Champion, STAC Champion.

Drew Witham, Corning, DI 113-pound sophomore - (34-2) record, 1st Elmira Christmas Tournament, STAC Champion, Stan Elisky Tourney Champion. 

John Worthing, Tioga, DII 113-pound junior - (37-2) record, making fourth trip to NYS Tourney placed 2nd, 3rd and 5th in previous years. 1st North Country Invitational, 1st Windsor Christmas Tournament, Robert Bradshaw Champion, 1st in IAC Championship. 

Devin Woodworth, Horseheads, DI 120-pound junior - (31-0) record, making third straight trip to states and first place finish, 1st Penfield Tournament, Windsor Christmas Tournament Champion, STAC Champion. 

Brad Cheek, Canisteo-Greenwood, DII 120-pound junior - (49-1) record, Hornell State Farm Classic Champion, 1st in Section V Class B title, Section V overall champion. Returns to states for second time in his career. 

Chase Daudelin, Corning, DI 126-pound freshman - (27-4) record, 1st place at Elmira Christmas Tournament, Stan Elinsky Champion. 

Jake Scibek, Horseheads, DI 132-pound sophomore - (24-7) record, making second trip to NYS Tournament after qualifying in 2016. 

Ben Howe, Elmira, DI 138-pound senior - (31-8) overall record, 1st at Elmira Christmas Tournament, 1st at Rotary Tournament, STAC Champion. 

Matt Kline, Corning, DI 145-pound senior - (36-1) record, Elmira Christmas Tournament champion, Windsor Tournament Champion, STAC Champion, Stan Elinsky Champion, defending Section IV champion. 

Jesse Johnson, Horseheads, DI 145-pound senior - (27-6) overall record, won first ever Section IV title this past weekend. 

Zandor Sharp, Canisteo-Greenwood, DII 160-pound senior - (47-4) overall record, 1st place Hornell State Farm Classic, Class B champion, Section V overall champion. 

Max Johnson, Tioga, DII 160-pound senior -  (20-3) overall record, will be making first ever trip to states. 

Chris Eames, Horseheads, DI 170-pound senior - (30-3) record, won third straight Section IV title, 1st place at Penfield Tournament. Was just one match away from a podium finish last year at states. 

Grady Alpert, Spencer Van-Etten, DII 170-pound senior - (32-4) record, 1st place at Clyde Cole Invitational, Mik Watson Invitational Champion, IAC Champion, Stan Elinsky Champion, Class B Champion. 

Charlie Mahon, Elmira, DI 182-pound senior - (25-4) overall record, won third consecutive Section IV title, Elmira Christmas Tournament Champion, Rotary Tournament Champion. 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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