March 30, 2013

Seymour Wrestler of the Year

PLATTSBURGH — Editor’s Note: All-Stars were selected by the CVAC coaches.

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Peru’s Troy Seymour has been chosen as the Wrestler of the Year on the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference 2012-2013 Wrestling All-Star Team.

The senior standout, who wrestled at 170 pounds this season, became the first Section VII matman to win 200 career matches.

In addition, Seymour became a Section VII champion for the fourth time and was a Division II place-winner at the state meet for the second time, finishing third this past season.

Seymour compiled a 207-35 record for his career, which included six years on the varsity.

Seymour joins Peru teammates Brandon Goddeau (99), Nick Forget (126), Tanner Phillips (132), Jordan Bushey (138), Noah Phillips (145), Caleb Feazelle (160) and Luke McKee (220) on the first team.

The Indians, who were awarded the Ray Holmes Sportsmanship Award, went unbeaten in defending their CVAC and Section VII titles.

The remainder of the first team included Beekmantown’s Anthony Cartee (113), Gage Bourdeau (182), Brandon Defayette (195) and Cody Watts (285), along with Northern Adirondack’s Austin Trombley (106) and Hunter Carpenter (152), and AuSable Valley’s Dylan Baker (120).

Goddeau, Trombley, Forget, Bushey, Noah Phillips, Carpenter, Seymour, Bourdeau and McKee all finished with unbeaten CVAC records.

Trombley, Forget, Bushey, Seymour, Bourdeau and McKee won Section VII championships this past season, with Forget placing fifth in the state at 126 and Bourdeau sixth in the state at 182.

Forget, Bushey and McKee are two-time sectional champions.

Beekmantown coach Lenny Gadway was selected by his peers as the Coach of the Year for 2012-2013.

Section VII champions highlighting the second team include Saranac’s Johnny Devins (99), Peru’s Ethan Feazelle (120), Saranac’s Austin Latulip (132), Saranac’s Codie Gillette (145), Beekmantown’s Zach Myers (152), Northern Adirondack’s Matt Lashway (195) and Northern Adirondack’s Scott Guerin (285).

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