By Dan Farfaglia
All wrestlers in Section 3 today (Saturday, Feb. 15) are competing at Onondaga Community College for the right to represent their weight class at the New York State Tournament, which will be held in Albany Feb. 28 and March 1.
In order to take part in today’s event, they had to place in the top five in their Class tournament.
Last Saturday at Indian River High School, the Fulton Red Raider wrestling team finished in first place in the Section 3 Class As.
Overall they accumulated 264.5 points and 16 of their wrestlers earned the right to participate in today’s state qualifiers.
Mitch Woodworth (120 pounds), Travis Race (160 pounds) and Jonathan Earl (132 pounds) finished the day as champions in their individual weight classes.
Joe Abelgore (106 pounds) and Collin Flynn (145 pounds) came in second place.
Finishing in third were Kevin Tucker (113 pounds), Tim Holden (138 pounds), Kyle Ware (also at 145 pounds), Aaron Yablonski (152 pounds), James Bailey (170 pounds), Noah Gates (182 pounds) and Matt Marshall (220 pounds).
Coming in fourth place were Nick Noel (99 pounds), Mitch LaBeef (126 pounds) and Malachi Manford (285 pounds).
Jacob Bailey (152 pounds) won the fith place prize.