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Indians win RCS Round Robin by wide margin


By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

RCS wrestler Antonio Piscitelli is declared the winner in his match. Melanie Lekocevic/Capital Region Independent Media

RAVENA-COEYMANS-SELKIRK — Ten schools headed to RCS on Sunday for the school’s annual Round Robin wrestling competition.

The Indians came out on top, scoring 139 team points.

Also competing in the contest were Middletown, Shaker, Christian Brothers Academy, Berlin, Bethlehem, La Salle Institute, Rensselaer, Guilderland and Cairo-Durham.

Following RCS in the rankings were Middletown in second place with 81 team points, Shaker in third with 29 and Christian Brothers Academy in fourth with 24.

In the eight finals matches, six RCS athletes defeated their opponents.

In the 110-pound division, Aiden Forster pinned his own teammate, Owen Greene, in 1:25. RCS’s Adam Hatz pinned Shaker’s Mark Royce in :26 in the 132-pound division.

The Indians’ Kaden Potter won by decision 13-0 against teammate Nick Moyer in the 152-pound division, while RCS’s Antonio Piscitelli defeated Bethlehem’s Mason Golonka by a 12-2 decision.

The Indians’ Antonio Piscitelli goes up against Bethlehem’s Mason Golonka during the RCS Round Robin on Sunday. Melanie Lekocevic/Capital Region Independent Media

In the 189-pound division, the Indians’ J.T. Lyle pinned Shaker’s Arshaq Alamgir in 1:43, and RCS’s Jaymie Carkner pinned Middletown’s Cameron Whiley in the 285-pound division in 5:32.

In the consolation finals, the Indians’ Kellen Houghtaling won in the 160-pound division by decision.

Kellen Houghtaling, competing for RCS, faces off against La Salle Institute’s Daniel Lovely. Melanie Lekocevic/Capital Region Independent Media

The Indians’ wrestling team is now tied with Schalmont for first place in the Colonial Council.

Junior varsity wrestlers competed in the large gymnasium Sunday during the RCS Round Robin, pictured, while varsity wrestlers wrangled in the wrestling room next door.
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