Rangers grapplers ranked second in state; Egenlauf registers 100th career win

By on February 3, 2020

Only Minisink Valley of Section 9 stood ahead of the revitalized Spencerport wrestling team among large school rankings as of January 9 and they showed why, easily taking care of Attica/Batavia 59-21 behind six falls.

Sophomore Joe Marcello began the meet by jumping out to an 8-0 first period lead before ending his 160 lb. match by technical fall in the second period 15-0.

After junior Jon Aina won via injury forfeit, freshman Jake Aina and senior Silas Egenlauf both registered first period falls in 1:05 and 1:12 at 182 lb. and 195 lb. respectively. For Egenlauf, ranked first in Section V in his weight class, it marked his 100th career victory.

“It feels great,” Egenlauf said. “I didn’t know if I was going to get it or not…and last home match so I get to share it with my friends.

“(We’re) definitely better than in years past; we’ll be able to compete much better this year in states. Much more talent in the room and the hard work the team put in every day.”

The Rangers added to their lead as senior Mike Nanna, also ranked first, pinned his opponent in 1:45 at 285 lb. before freshman Cal Russo (99 lb.) racked up 13 first period points before winning via fall in 3:23, and junior Sean Cullen took only 62 seconds to pin his 106 lb. challenger.

Senior Seth Russo (113 lb.) and sophomore Dominic Vinci (120 lb.) both accepted forfeits followed by junior Alex Burroughs using a first period takedown along with an escape and takedown in the second in his 5-0 decision at 126 lb.

Senior Mason Wersinger, yet another Ranger ranked first in Section V at 145 lb., finished the match with an 8-3 decision at 152 lb.