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Wrestling Finishes 5.5 Points Shy of State Championship, Placing 7 of 22 Competitors

The grappling Gaels fell just 5.5 points short of a Catholic State Championship Feb. 10-11, finishing second in its division while placing seven of 22 wrestlers. Senior Colin Realbuto was crowned the 138-pound champion and named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Senior Luke Tobia, who recently committed to play football for Ithaca College, finished second in the 220-pound category. The Gaels then had four, third-place finishers in seniors Christian Petrilli (182 pounds) and James Roemer (195 pounds), and juniors Conor Lane (145 pounds) and Jimaar Edwards (285 pounds). Junior Nick Calbo rounded out the scoring with a fourth-place finish at 195 pounds.

Now with the most wrestling victories in school history, Realbuto improved his season record to 43-2 and 124-38 overall. He will compete at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Championships Feb. 17-18 in Albany.