MANHEIM, PA — Batavia/Attica grappler Casper Stewart fared well at this past weekend’s New York State Championships hosted by Journeymen Wrestling.
The Batavia freshman entered the tournament as the five seed at 132 lbs and made it to the quarterfinal round before being ousted by Jashon Holmes of Latham.
“It was a great tournament,” said Batavia/Attica head coach Rick Stewart. “There was excellent competition and deep brackets in every weight class.”
Casper Stewart earned a 3-1 decision over Jared Gallub of Huntington Station in the round of 32 and folowed that up with a 15-0 technical decision over David Ordonez of Putnam Valley. Jordan Titus of Center Moriches won the title at 132 lbs.
Avon/Geneseo senior Ryan Caudill made it to the round of 16 at 152 lbs before falling to Scarsdale’s Noah Bernstein, 5-2. At 145 lbs, Batavia/Attica senior Travis Kauffman and Cal-Mum senior Isaac Crane each made it to the round of 32 before they were ousted.
“Our guys wrestled tough but came up short in some tight matches,” said Coach Stewart.
Stewart says he and other local grapplers relished the opportunity to get one more opportunity on the mat and took advantage of it this past weekend.
“It was great that Journeymen put (the tournament) on and it was a shame that NYSPHSAA couldn’t,” concluded the Blue Devils head coach.