KINGSTON — A strong weekend for the Peru wrestling team resulted in a 9-1 team record and a second-place finish at the Kingston Duals.
The Indians, after going 4-1 Saturday, won all five of their matches Sunday over Pearl River (45-36), Valley Central (47-33), Newburgh (50-30), Saugerties (54-27) and LaSalle Institute (50-27).
“We took second place behind North Rockland, which beat us by 10 points yesterday,” Peru co-head coach Mike Hogan said. “They went 10-0 in the tournament and are considered the top Division I team in Section I.
“The boys wrestled tough today. The teams were pretty balanced, and we could have easily been 3-2 on the day. But the boys picked up the pace and showed some toughness. I was proud of the guys.”
Leading the way for the Indians was standout Troy Seymour, who went 10-0 at 170 pounds. Seymour won two matches by forfeit and the eight others by fall, while not spending a lot of time on the mat in doing so.
Noah Phillips also had a big weekend, going 9-0 at 152, while Caleb Feazelle did well, finishing 9-1 at 160.
“That’s a lot of matches for the guys to start the season,” Hogan said. “We’re a little beat up right now.
“We had some close matches that could have gone either way. It was a good weekend for us and I’m pretty happy with that.”
The Indians have only a short time to rest up before hosting rival Beekmantown in CVAC mat action Wednesday.
Peru 45, Pearl River 36
132- Forget (P) won by forfeit.
138- Simeti (PR) dec. T. Phillips, 8-6, OT.
145- Bushey (P) pinned McDonagh, :44.
152- N. Phillips (P) dec. Gullo, 8-5.
160- C. Feazelle (P) pinned Mullahy, 1:41.
170- Seymour (P) pinned Carroll, :21.
182- Flynn (PR) pinned Neyer, 3:05.
195- Avanzato (P) won by forfeit.
220- McKee (P) won by forfeit.
285- Avery (PR) won by forfeit.
99- McGarvey (PR) pinned Cosme, 3:52.
106- Kelly (PR) dec. Hogan, 9-0.
113- Kurzhals (PR) pinned Goddeau, 3:33.