Schuylerville High School wrestler Orion Anderson took second place in the 99 pound weight class at the New York State wrestling championships on Saturday, Feb. 28, after losing in the finals 3-0 to A.J. Burkhart of Waverly High School.
In the first round, Anderson won by a technical fall over Nick Young of Alexander High School. In the quarterfinals, Anderson defeated number three ranked Cody Field of General Brown High School, 7-3. And, in the semifinals, Anderson took down the second ranked wrestler in the state, Jack Bokina of Mattituck High School, 10-5. Anderson finished the season with a record of 35-2.
“It was a great experience,” Anderson said. “There were a lot of people there, it was exciting.”
Schuylerville High School wrestler Tyler Green also competed at the New York State wrestling championships. Green lost his first match 11-4 to number one ranked Trevor Allard of Mexico High School. Green then defeated Josh Burge of Watkins Glen High School 7-4, followed by a pin over Sidney’s Nick Jump. In the consolation quarterfinals, Green lost to the third ranked wrestler, Aaron Paddock, from Warsaw. Tyler finished the season with a record of 36-5.
“Both Orion and Anderson should be pleased with their outstanding performances and records,” Athletic Director Heath Morris said. “They represented Schuylerville and Section II exceptionally and we are very proud.”