Norwich Takes Third At STACs On The Back Of Six Champions
Published: January 24th, 2017
By: Cameron Turner

Norwich takes third at STACs on the back of six champions

HORSEHEADS – History was made this past weekend in Horseheads. Despite bringing home the most individual champions from any team at the 2017 STAC championships – Norwich was unable to sneak any closer to Horseheads for the team win, as the host team was able to secure the first ever STAC championship as a team in school history.

Taking home six individual champions – with one repeat champion in Ty Rifanburg at 145 pounds – Norwich secured a solid finish to the weekend as they slid their way into a tie with Elmira for third place as a team at 170.5 points.

Horseheads would advance to wrestlers to the finals round, however, would suffer two losses – therefore merely holding off Vestal by 6.5 points for the win. Vestal would take second place with a score of 189.5 team points to Horseheads 196 – as they brought home a pair of champions in Derek Osman at 138 pounds and Jordan Favela at 220 pounds.

Norwich's tournament-high six champions was rivaled by none in their show of dominance on the weekend. Norwich saw first place finishes from: Dante Geislinger at 99 pounds, Mikey Squires at 106 pounds, Eli Rodriguez at 113 pounds, Ty Rifanburg at 145 pounds, Cole Rifanburg at 152 pounds, and Brennan Slater at 182 pounds.

“Going six for six in the finals is just a heck of a job by those young me,” said Norwich head coach Bob Hagenbuch.


The Evening Sun

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