WINDSOR - Four defending Section IV champions finished the first half of the wrestling with championships at the 57th Annual Windsor Tournament.
Norwich juniors Tristan Rifanburg (138) and Frankie Garcia (152) captured titles leading the Tornado matmen to a sixth-place team finish among 29 teams entered. Greene’s Christian Dietrich (182) rolled to a title, and B-G/Afton/Harpursville’s Chris Cirigliano built momentum toward the second half of the season with a win at 106 pounds.
It was Rifanburg who was likely the most dominant of all champions at the longest continuous running high school wrestling tournament in New York. All of his victories Friday and Saturday were decided by pinfall or technical fall, and he dispatched Zack Bendick of Union-Endicott in the finals, 15-0 in just 2:36 of mat action.