Friday and Saturday, January 15th and 16th, Nine NY Titans will storm the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse of SUNY Sullivan to compete in the Eastern States Classic. The tournament features over 600 wrestlers representing 156 schools from NY, CT, MA, RI, VA, and PA (including national powerhouse Wyoming Seminary).
Leading the Titans are undefeated Cadets Trent Svingala and Kyle Jasenski of The Albany Academies, undefeated Johnny “T-Rex” Devine of Columbia High School, and Schuylerville’s “Horses” Orion Anderson and Tyler Green. Colonie High School’s Jake Kimble will be returning to the tournament with returning section 2 finalist Caiden Mondore. These seven will join their off-season practice partners Dillon Ross of Onteora High and Taylor Benson of Red Hook in their neighborhood for what is sure to be an amazing weekend of competition.
Iron Man status is earned by competing in a minimum of 80 off-season matches. The following wrestlers have earned the right to be called IRON MAN.
- Devin Wright, Bethlehem HS
- Max Tempel, LaSalle HS
- Jimmy Devine, Columbia HS
- Johnny Devine, Columbia HS
- Zack Zebrowski, Albany Academy
- Kyle Jasenski, Albany Academy
Albany Academy Senior Matt Morris has committed to wrestle at Williams College starting in the fall of 2014.
Matt is a 2013 Section II champion and a two-time New York State champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. Matt competes for Albany Academy and trains with coaches Jefferson LaMountain and Kevin Grupe at New York Titan Wrestling and with coach Joe DeMeo.
Matt, a high honors student, chose Williams for the combined strength of the college’s academic and athletic programs. Williams College is ranked first among liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges. Williams College athletes participate in NCAA Division III varsity sports in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. In 2013, Williams College wrestling’s head coach, Scott Honecker, took three wrestlers to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, two of whom earned All-American honors.
Matt plans to study mathematics and will begin his collegiate wrestling career in the 125 pound weight class.
J. Kindlon and Sean Romanski playing the parts!