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alt As the wrestling season approaches, local wrestlers have taken their training up a notch in order to prepare to contend for all-city and all-state honors.  On the weekend of October 20-21, many of the top wrestlers in the city took a training trip to Cornell University.

The wrestlers were able to train on campus at one of the top academic institutions in the country with one of the NCAA’s top wrestling teams.  Sunday morning, the wrestlers scrimmaged with the Finger Lake Wrestling Club and the Tompkins County Community College Club Team at the Friedman Center, which is the nation’s only stand-alone facility devoted solely to collegiate wrestling. More information on the center can be found here.

Cornell Head Wrestling Coach Rob Koll was happy to serve as host for the trip, saying, "It is exciting to see the growth of the BTS program. It won’t be long before we have former BTS athletes representing the Big Red!"

BTS Coaches Mike Torriero, Allen Cornelius, and Ray Brinzer accompanied the wrestlers on the trip.  According to Torriero, "This was a great opportunity for the student-athletes of NYC. They were afforded an opportunity to visit one of the most premier academic and athletic (wrestling) institutions in the world. Cornell University and its staff are world-class in all facets. It was important for our kids to leave NYC and broaden their perspective for what the world can offer. It was a perfect way to set the tone moving into the High School season."

Mike also provided a full roster of wrestlers on the trip, so as the wrestling season starts, keep your eyes on the following wrestlers:

Name School
Aaron Gandola Erasmus
Adis Radoncic RKA
Alpha Diallo BK International
Benjamin Mensah AE Smith
Bertin Sambeau Wingate
Bohang Liu Towsand Harris
Bryan Arroyo Truman
Cedrick Stephens Wingate
Daniel Amancio MLK
Elvin Gervacio BK International
Eric Bergin Wingate
Gary Coltrane Eagle Academy
Henry Baitz Bathgate
Isaiah Blake Baruch
Jairo Pepin Eagle Academy
Keanu Thompson Grand Street Campus
Kevin Tynes BK Tech
Konstantin Parfiryev James Madison
Leonard Angola Harbor School
Marc D’Chiutiis James Madison
Marcus King Wingate
Mariana Olalde BK Tech
Mark Ifraimov James Madison
Miguel Perez Eagle Academy
Mike Ganone Tottenville
Mohammad Farooq John Bowne
Naquan Herring Wingate
Nathaneal Rose Eagle Academy
Nigel Williams Eagle Academy
Oliver Kafka Dalton
Pavel Dobruskin Bronx Science
Ramel McCintosh MLK
Santo Curatolo Tottenville
Trevaughn Cummings Eagle Academy
William Guo MLK
Yuneris Tavarez Bathgate
Zimba Hamm Eagle Academy

 

 

Allen Cornellius Coach
Ray Brinzer Coach
Mike Torriero Coach

 

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