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State Tournament Video Interviews, Part 1

By NYWN, 03/01/17, 6:00PM EST


We spoke to more than 45 wrestlers at the state tournament over the weekend.  

The following are some of the video interviews, with more from state champions to be posted in the near future.


Special thanks to Adam Burgos and Gary Ferro for all their outstanding work.

Matt Grippi, 2nd at 152, Fox Lane (After the Semis)

Zach Ancewicz, 2nd at 170, John Glenn (After the Semis)

Anthony Cirillo, 2nd at 120, Rocky Point (After the Semis)

Kiernan Shanahan, 2nd at 145, Shenendehowa (After the Semis)

Jack Bokina, 2nd at 126, Mattituck (After the Semis)

Hector Colom, 2nd at 132, Fredonia (After the Semis)

Mike Venosa, 2nd at 132, Victor (After the Semis)

Austin Hertel, 2nd at 126, Hilton (After the Semis)

Simon Chee, 2nd at 195, Cardozo (After Quarters)

Adam Wagner, 2nd at 145, South Seneca (After the Semis)

Cody Anders, 2nd at 106, Brockport (After the Semis)

Len Balducci, 106 Placer, Pleasantville (After the Quarters)

Terry Adams, 2nd at 99, Monsignor Farrell

Justin McDougald, 2nd at 113, Niagara Wheatfield (After 1st Round)

Willie McDougald, 126 Placer, Niagara Falls (After the Blood Round)

Warren McDougald, 132 Placer, Niagara Wheatfield (After the Quarters)

James Trezza, 138 Placer, Smithtown East (After 1st Round)

Mason Hoose, 220 Placer, Canisius (After Beating #1 Seed in First Round)

Matt Laporte, Hoosick Falls (After Beating the #1 Seed in Round 1)

Troy Ferris, Brockport (After Beating #2 Seed in First Round)

Joseph Simons, Farmingdale (After Big First Round Comeback)

Tyler Mitchell, Spencerport (After Beating #3 Seed in Opener)

Thomas Hughes, Fulton (After Majoring 6 Seed in First Round)