Benderoth, Photo by BV
The NYU wrestling team returns several NCAA qualifiers for the upcoming season, including national finalist Nathan Pike as well as William Gockel-Figge, John Messinger and Ray Jazikoff.
Plenty of talented newcomers will look to join those wrestlers in the postseason mix.
Among them are a number of transfers, including former NYS high school finalists Levi Ashley (Shenendehowa, Hudson CC) and Blaise Benderoth (North Rockland, Binghamton).
Ashley was an Eastern States champion, while Benderoth made the podium at the NYS tournament multiple times. In addition, Will Crisco and Jackson Ligerman will be arriving from Division 1 programs.
Directly from the high school ranks, several state placers will enter NYU this fall - the New Jersey trio of Brian Kuhlman, Evan Drill and Jack LaCorte - as well as New York's Kyle Aslanian, Florida's Kevin Ford and New England medalist Bryan Rojas.
For the full list provided by NYU staff, see below.
|Levi Ashley||Shenendehowa/Hudson CC||NYS Runner Up, 197/Hwt|
|Kyle Aslanian||Edgemont||NYS Placer, 133 Pounds|
|Blaise Benderoth||North Rockland/Binghamton||NYS Runner Up, 165 Pounds|
|Will Crisco||Wyoming Seminary/NC State||National Preps All-American; 141 Pounds|
|Maykel Dolorit||Southwest Miami (FL)||Florida Runner Up, 184 Pounds|
|Evan Drill||Somerville (NJ)||NJ Placer, 133 Pounds|
|Kevin Ford||Lake Highland Prep (FL)||Florida Runner Up, 184 Pounds|
|Trevor Haberli||Pascack Hills (NJ)||141 Pounds|
|Colin Hopkins||Edgemont/Nassau CC||NYS Qualifier, 149 Pounds|
|Jackson Kligerman||Rye/Bucknell||174 Pounds|
|Brian Kuhlman||Manville (NJ)||NJ Placer, 125 Pounds|
|Jack LaCorte||Christian Brothers Academy (NJ)||NJ Placer, 197 Pounds|
|Sean Lyons||St. Joseph's (PA)||141/149 Pounds|
|Dante Montanaro||Trumbull (CT)||141 Pounds|
|Marc Paez||Long Beach||149 Pounds|
|Riley Paterson||Servite (CA)||174 Pounds|
|Bryan Rojas||New Milford (CT)||New England Placer, 141/149 Pounds|