Wrestling in Fulton kicks off Saturday Nov. 30 with a dual meet pitting the Fulton Raider against the Canandaigua Braves at G. Ray Bodley High.
Battles between these two intersectional rivals over the years have been fiercely competitive. The two teams have met 13 times in the series with seven of the matches being decided by the outcome of a single bout.
“The Fulton-Canandaigua super dual is one of the highlights of the season for our program”, said Fulton’s second-year head coach Chris Stalker. “Fulton and Canandaigua have a long history of great duals and tournament competition. High school wrestling doesn’t get any better than this”, he said.
Canandaigua is led by Section V Class Finalist Vinny Romeo at 152 lbs. The Braves have four Section V Class A place-winners in their line-up: Romeo, Nate Gilligan at 132, Mitch Fisher at 170 and Daniel Dillon at 220.
Fulton is led by Section 3 Champion Mitchell Woodworth at 120, Class A Champion Brandon Hill at 132, and Joey Abelgore who placed fourth in the Section 3 Tournament at 99 pounds.
This is the first dual meet to be held on Thanksgiving weekend. The early season match-up was organized to fit Canandaigua in the schedule and give alumni and fans home for the holidays a chance to see the event.
The varsity dual is scheduled for 1:30 pm following the noon-time junior varsity dual.