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Indians finish 9th in Jamie Mormile Tournament


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

Kaden Potter earned his 100th win mid tournament. Gina Pelletier/For Capital Region Independent Media

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — The RCS Indians’ wrestling team took ninth place in the annual Jamie Mormile Invitational Tournament on their home mat. Senior Kaden Potter also marked a milestone — his 100th win on the mat.

With 18 teams competing, the Indians scored 102.5 points. Arlington took top honors with 182.0, followed by West Springfield (Massachusetts) coming in second at 154.0, Schenectady with 145.5, Bethlehem at 136.5 and Coxsackie-Athens in fifth place with 135.0.

The top finisher for the Indians was senior Kaden Potter, who took second place in the 152-pound weight class. Potter won three matches by pin but lost to Abel Varzeas from West Springfield.

Kaden Potter placed second in the 152-pound weight class. Gina Pelletier/For Capital Region Independent Media

The tournament marked a major milestone for Potter, who celebrated his 100th career win midway through the competition.

Aiden Forester, at 131 pounds, took fourth place in his weight class, defeating competitors from Shaker and Hoosick Falls, both by pin, but falling in matches against John Jay Cross River and Hoosick Falls athletes.

Aiden Forester placed fourth in the 131-pound weight class. Gina Pelletier/For Capital Region Independent Media

Taking fifth place in their respective weight classes were Owen Greene at 108, with two wins, one by pin and one by decision; Jayden Acomb at 116, with four victories before losing by decision to Coxsackie-Athens’ Neil Murphy; and Nick Moyer at 170, with four wins and a loss to Michael Franco of Chester.

Carter Castagna took sixth place in the 101-pound weight class.

Also competing in the tournament were Jacob Alaimo, Jayden Holl, Dominik Maltese, Joe Miller, Alivia Ortiz, Keleem Smith, Mason teRiele and Finnigan Wickware.

Owen Greene placed fifth in the 108-pound weight class. Gina Pelletier/For Capital Region Independent Media

The Jamie Mormile Invitational Tournament was named in honor of Jamie Mormile, a longtime supporter of the school’s wrestling team and the wife of a former coach, Henry Mormile. Jamie Mormile had cystic fibrosis and died in 2010. The school went on to name the tournament in her honor and it is held every winter at RCS.

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