Another weekend of activity is in the books for the Canastota Youth Wrestling Club. Over a two day period the team competed in a tournament held at Rome and on the following day co-hosted with Vernon-Verona-Sherrill to put on a tournament at Oneida.
At Rome only four wrestlers registered. Two reasons for the low attendance was that most of the club didn't want to double up on one weekend since most had planned on going to Oneida and the fact that this was a double elimination format and as such there was no guarantee of three or more matches.
Of the four who did compete three did end up placing. Andrew Trujillo had three matches altogether. Of those his best outing was a 10-5 win to go along with a second place trophy.
Josh Seamon also took second place losing only one match.
Third place went to Brett Huggler. Huggler lost his first bout and went into wrestle backs. Each contest from there on out was hotly contested, but Huggler found a way to prevail each time to finally come away with third place.
Joseph Brown also went the route of wrestle backs and during the process recorded one pin although narrowly missing the opportunity to finish in the top three.
The Oneida tournament the next day found young and old alike pursuing the same goal. From little guys as young as four to adults pushing forty, Canastota had 29 entrants and that's if you counted three that wrestled in two different age brackets.
The three that doubled up were Nicholas Rouse, Douglas Simmons and Wyatt Albanese.
In his regular group Rouse took second place winning two out of three times with a pin being one of those wins. Stepping up in age Rouse placed again. This time he added a third place trophy to his collection.