December 30, 2012

Seymour leads Peru wrestlers to title

QUEENSBURY — The Peru and Saranac wrestling teams finished first and fourth, respectively, in Saturday’s 46th-Annual Holiday Festival, hosted by Queensbury High School.

The Indians, led by school record-breaking Troy Seymour, had five first-place finishers and five second-place finishers while ending up with 252 points.

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The Chiefs, meanwhile, won three weight classes and took second in another on the way to 146,5 points.

Host Queensbury was a distant second to Peru, finishing with 174 points, while in third place was Hudson Falls with 167.

Kyler Agoney (112), Nick Forget (126), Noah Phillips (145), Seymour (170) and Luke McKee (220) all won their weight classes for the Indians, while Brandon Goddeau (99), Colin Hogan (106), Tanner Phillips (132), Jordan Bushey (138) and Caleb Feazelle (152) all placed second.

Seymour won his 184th-career varsity match, breaking the old school record held by Arik Robinson.

“Troy also won the Outstanding Senior Award,” said Peru co-head coach Gary Edwards.

“This was the first time this year that a lot of our wrestlers went down a weight class. Now was the time to do so. It was a good day for us — the kids wrestled tough, even in their losses.”

Winning weight classes for Saranac were Austin LaTulip (132), Codie Gillette (138) and James Black (152). Paul Herrara (220) was second.

Peru and Saranac wrestlers met four times in the championship bouts, with the Chiefs coming away with three wins.

LaTulip decisioned Tanner Phillips, 6-4, Gillette was a 6-2 winner over Jordan Bushey and Black defeated Caleb Feazelle, 5-3.

“It would have been a perfect day for us if we would have won those three matches,” said Edwards. “Still, it was a good one.”

The Indians’ win over the Chiefs came with McKee’s quick pin of Herrera in the 220-pound title match.

46th-Annual Holiday Festival

Team scores

1, Peru, 252. 2, Queensbury A, 174. 3, Hudson Falls, 167. 4, Saranac, 146.5. 5, Saratoga, 132. 6, Ravena, 127.5. 7, Salem, 111.5. 8, Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George, 103. 9, Ballston Spa, 87. 10, Glens Falls, 59. 11, Queensbury B, 56. 12, tie, Fort Ann, Peru B, 13. 14, Saranac B, 9. 15, Hudson Falls B, 9. 16, Salem, 2.

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