Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00
Senior Dan Grabher had plenty to celebrate on Jan. 5 at the Syosset Wrestling tournament that showcases some of Nassau and Suffolk’s top wrestling talent. After fighting his way to the finals, Dan was able to celebrate his 150th varsity wrestling win by beating Suffolk counties third ranked wrestler at 170 pounds. Grabher, a two-time All County wrestler now holds the school record for wrestling wins after jumping ahead of his brother Rob Grabher, a 2009 graduate and 160 lb County Champion, who had the previous school record of 135 wins. Junior Hunter Sharf took third place at the 126 lb weight class after losing a tight semifinal match 6-4. Senior Wil Blackburn (160 lb.) and Sophmore Georgio Recine (285 lb.) both wrestled hard for sixth place recognition. Sophomore Tristian Vitale fough back for sixth place also.
The Viking team now heads to the county qualifying matches on Saturday, Feb. 2. Each wrestler who places in the top four at that event earns a chance to wrestle in the Nassau County Championships at Hofstra University on Feb. 8 and 9.