The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

Local Sports

February 25, 2013

Roy-Hart's Hull claims state wrestling title

Medina Journal-Register — ALBANY — A year ago as a junior he fell just one point short of earning a state title but on Saturday Roy-Hart senior Drew Hull (145) got that point back with interest and a coveted state wrestling championship.

A two point takedown proved to be just enough to earn Hull a 2-0 victory in the championship bout over Frank Garcia (Norwich — Section IV).

“It didn’t feel good last year losing by a point but this feels great to end this way,” said Hull by phone moments after capturing the title. “He chose down and I got the takedown, Top wrestling is my best position. The only thing close was the score as I controlled every move and never felt in danger.”

“Drew wrestled very, very smart,” said Roy-Hart coach Kevin Lawson. “He lost by a point last year and he made sure it wasn’t going to happen again. I couldn’t be more proud of him. It’s huge for him, for Roy-Hart and for our league.”

Hull, who finishes the season with a 44-0 record, becomes Roy-Hart’s first state champion since Lou Roselli claimed his second title in 1988.

Hull advanced to the finals with decision wins of 5-1 over Sal Mazzella (Highland — Section IX) in the opening round, 11-2 over Kyle Mulcahy (Corinth — Section II) in the quarterfinals and 4-2 over fourth seeded Jude Gardner (Fredonia) in a rematch of the recent Section VI final.

After surviving two overtime bouts to gain the finals, Medina High senior Matt Montesanti (285) dropped an 8-3 decision to Matt Abbott (Windsor — Section IV) in the championship bout.

Breaking a 1-1 deadlock, Montesanti took a 2-1 lead at the outset of the decisive third period with an escape.

Abbott countered with a takedown but Montesanti quickly pulled even again at 3-3 with another escape.

However, Abbott again countered with a takedown for a 5-3 lead and this time Montesanti could not answer back. Abbott then put a lock on the title with a three point near fall and an 8-3 victory.

Text Only
Local Sports
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates
House Ads
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page
Seasonal Content
Photo of the Day
Twitter Updates