The Huntington wrestling team is coming off a great performance at the 29th annual New Year’s Tournament at Herricks. The Blue Devils won seven separate weight class championships at last weekend’s competition that included two teams from Suffolk and six Nassau squads.
Huntington was joined by teams from St. John the Baptist, Herricks, Massapequa, Manhasset, Hempstead, Sewanhaka West and Wheatley at the day-long event.
Huntington’s Sam Nicotra, Enzo Pupillo, Dante Salgado, Max Casiano, Lucas Petrizzi, Robbie Smith and Kaleef Riley all won weight class titles. Lucas Cirlincione, Tom Smith and Zachary Zboray captured second place finishes at their respective weight class. John Acompora-Miller and Joe Algieri grabbed third place and Vincent Pupillo and Jeffrey Quintanilla finished fourth. Christian St. John and Bryan Lizama both placed fifth. Walter Kusterbeck and Adrian White both placed sixth. Raseac Caleb finished seventh at 285 lbs. and Cristian Alfaro placed eighth at 132 lbs.
The Blue Devils have several important league dual meets this week. Huntington wrestles at Connetquot on Tuesday and hosts Smithtown East on Wednesday. The Blue Devils travel to Half Hollow Hills East on Friday. Huntington will compete in the Kohl Tournament at Suffern High School on Saturday.
“We have a great group of wrestlers this year,” Huntington head coach Travis Smith said. “Everyone is working hard and we have had a lot of success so far. It’s important that everyone keeps improving. We have some tough matches ahead. We want to finish up our dual meet schedule strong and be ready for the league and county tournaments. We have many wrestlers capable of achieving great things.”