The Royals hosted the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats in the semifinals of the Division 2 dual meet wrestling championships on Jan. 18.
With a great team effort, the Royals battled throughout the game. The contributions from team members kept the match close. With two weight classes left to compete, the Royals were trailing 33-27. Cade Delgado came up huge, winning his match 12-3 and earning the Royals four points, which set the stage for Nick Comito. With the Royals trailing 33-31, Nick needed a victory for the team to advance to the finals. He was trailing 1-0 with less than a minute left, but was able to get an escape followed by a take-down with 20 seconds left to go up 3-1. Nick finished it off from there, securing a 6-1 victory and propelling the Royals to a 34-33 victory.
“Whether they were out on the mat or encouraging teammates from the bench, it was an outstanding performance by the team,” Athletic Director Adam Sherrard said. “I look forward to the team bringing that same energy to the Division 2 championships against Elwood-John Glenn.”
The Royals advance to the championship match on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. at Bay Shore High School.
Date Added: 1/19/2023