REAL REALBUTO: Brown-Bound Senior Wins Shoreline Wrestling Title, Records 100th Victory
Hailing from a legacy of great local wrestlers, senior Colin Realbuto rewrote his own chapter of the family annals on Jan. 6 at the 54th annual Murphy-Guccione Shoreline Classic at New Rochelle High School, taking home top honors in the 138-pound weight class with an 11-0 major decision in the final and recording his 100th career victory.
Currently undefeated at 22-0 and the top-ranked wrestler in the CHSAA at his weight, Realbuto sits at 105 wins, just one shy of the school record held by Connor Mullins '12. Realbuto also won the 138-pound title at Danbury High School's Ryan Sabbagh Holiday Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 30, being named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the process. He owned a career record of 81-36, with 36 pins, heading into this season.
Realbuto also had a tremendous 2016-2017 season, winning the Hendrick Hudson and Somers tournaments in the 138-pound division. He came in second place at Catholic States last year.
A Scout since the 5th grade, he is currently a Life Scout working toward becoming an Eagle—a rank only 6 percent of all Scouts ever attain. He was awarded the History medal after his sophomore year and is presently taking two Advanced Placement courses in Government & Physics, while maintaining an overall GPA of 92.13.
Source: The Journal News | Action photos by Christopher Pope Photography