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New York To Eliminate 99lbs?

By Smitty, 05/03/19, 11:30AM EDT

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Will 99lbs be removed for the upcoming 2019-2020 season?

New York is considering the idea of dropping the 99lb weight class for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Below is an article from lohud.com highlighting pivotal points regarding this topic that has been sweeping the state!

https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/wrestling/2019/05/01/wrestling-nysphsaa-may-eliminate-varsity-weight-class-99-pounds/3639740002/

It is crazy to ponder the thought of not having a 99lb class. Consider this, below are the previous 99lb state champions since its inception in 2011-2012 (Changed from 96 to 99). Without 99lbs, these champions may have never been...

2019 - Gregor McNeil (Hilton-5) and Jace Schafer (Palmyra Macedon-5)

2018 - Stevo Poulin (Shenendehowa-2) and Dante Geislinger (Norwich-4)

2017 - Brandon Nunez (John Bowne-P) and Anthony Noto (Honeoye Falls-Lima-5)

2016 - Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton-5) and Jon Charles (Central Valley-3)

2015 - Adam Busiello (Eastport-South Manor-11) and AJ Burkhart (Waverly-4)

2014 - Jacori Teemer (Long Beach-8) and Dane Heberlein (Alexander-5)

2013 - Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton-5) and Derek Spann (Adirondack-3)

2012 - Kyle Kelly (Chenango Forks-4) and Tony Recco (Lyndonville-5)

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