The Canastota Youth Wrestling Club has finally reached the conclusion of another excellent season. In the Canastota area this club most likely has the longest season of any sports program. The first practice started right after Thanksgiving and the last tournament was held at the end of April.
Altogether 45 individuals represented the team in at least one tournament during the year. That was only five off from the record set two years ago. Wrestlers from the club battled in 23 different events during the course of the year, which may be a record. Of the 45 wrestlers that did compete, 14 brought home at least one championship trophy.
Winning the most titles was Douglas Simmons who amassed eight championships. The single season win mark went to Joseph Brown who came out on top 49 times. While setting the season win, mark Brown also had the record for the most pins or technical falls. On 28 occasions Browns' opponents were unable to continue against him.
The most traveled for the team was Brett Huggler. Huggler plied his skills at a grand total of 18 contests and in doing so he also had the most matches for the team, stepping out onto the mat 69 times.
One other stat that shouldn't go unnoticed was compiled by Andrew Marshall. Marshall was the only wrestler to go undefeated. At a tender age Marshall entered two tournaments during the season and won both of them compiling an 8-0 record.
Another team record was set this year and that was accomplished by the team as a whole in winning team trophies at tournaments. Years ago there was no such thing as a team trophy, but in recent years more tournaments have been offering that award. This year the team came away with two team trophies.