WARRENSBURG - Showing early season promise Saturday, the Burgher wrestling team pummeled South Glens Falls 65-24 and nearly defeated the far-larger suburban Albany school district Guilderland Central during the Duanesburg Invitational Tournament. Guilderland edged out Warrensburg 40-36.
In the five-way meet, several Burgher wrestlers were standouts.
Leading the charge was seventh-grade sensation Aiden Szabo at 96 pounds who won four of 5 matches including a first-round pin against his Guilderland opponent.
Freshman Beecher Baker tallied 5-0 at 103 pounds at the tournament, bouncing back from a 0-4 start for the season. Experienced Senior Donovan Santisteban won four of five matches at 119.
Senior Cole Tennant, considered a rising Burgher star, battled for a 4-1 tournament tally at 152 pounds, and Kendall Converse had an equal success at 189 pounds, lifting his impressive season record to 7-2.
Next up for Warrensburg this week was Schuylerville on Tuesday, followed by a tournament in Granville featuring 13 teams area teams. Monday, Burgher Coach Mark Trapasso predicted that the Burghers would be one of the several top teams at the mass meet.