Hilton wrestlers pin Victor on senior night

By on January 27, 2020
Hilton senior wrestlers Alex Perez, Ryan Burgos, Ryan Hinman, Greg Diakomilhalis, Ricky Foster, Alex Fronczak, Jake Cretelle, Ruvim Poplavskiy, and Collin Burns with coaching staff. Photo by Warren Kozireski

Hilton senior wrestlers Alex Perez, Ryan Burgos, Ryan Hinman, Greg Diakomilhalis, Ricky Foster, Alex Fronczak, Jake Cretelle, Ruvim Poplavskiy, and Collin Burns with coaching staff. Photo by Warren Kozireski

Nine Cadet wrestlers ended their respective bouts by pin and another via technical fall as Hilton routed Victor 68-13 as nine seniors were recognized prior to their final home wrestling match.

Senior Jake Cretelle moved up a weight class and ended his 220 lb. bout with a second period pin in 3:14. Zach Grover also moved up and made a great move late in the second period to pick up a reverse and quick pin in 3:57 at 285 lb.

That set the tone for the rest of the match as the Cadets registered falls in five of the final seven weight classes.

Tyler Simons was leading 2-0 after his 106 lb. match and chose down for the second period. An escape and takedown led to his fall in 3:27.

Following a forfeit being awarded to Landon Lazarek at 113 lb., senior Alex Perez needed only 42 seconds to pin his 120lb. opponent while senior and four-time defending state champ Greg Diakomihalis followed at 126 lb. winning by fall in 1:22.

Rocco Camillaci registered his fall at 132 lb. in only 59 seconds before senior Ryan Hinman decided to get some work in with multiple takedowns in each period on his way to a 23-8 technical fall at 138 lb.

Senior Ryan Burgos also toyed with his 145 lb. opponent a bit with four first period takedowns before pinning his man in 1:34.

Earlier in the match Nate Kasper and senior Alex Fronczak each recorded first period falls in 1:34 and 1:43 at 160 and 170 lb. respectively.

Mike Marasco made a second period escape hold up until a last-second third period takedown in his 3-0 victory at 195 lb.

“I thought the team looked good today,” Diakomahalis said. “Some were just trying to get more mat-time getting ready for bigger matches so they are not just used to pinning kids quick and when a hard match comes, they are a little star-struck by it.” The senior plans to join older brother and two-time NCAA champion Yianni wrestling for Cornell this fall.

The Cadets have two dual meets remaining against Brockport and Rush-Henrietta leading up to the Section V championships February 8.