Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd last week included a NYS finalist. Sandy Creek's Joe Benedict was featured for setting a state record for rushing yards in a game on the gridiron, but the paragraph also mentioned his runner up performance at 195 pounds at the state tournament last year. Benedict went 38-2 as a sophomore, according to trackwrestling, with more than 20 pins and both losses to state champ Jack Buell.
Congrats to Joe Benedict, who will certainly be among the favorites to win it all in the upperweights in 2018!
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S FACES IN THE CROWD