Burghers make their mark in Sectional tourney

All but Rock and Campbell are underclassmen, and their wins in the Sectionals might help them earn a wild-card spot next year in the state tournament, McKenna said.

The Section II C& D playoffs are Friday and Saturday at Glens Falls Civic Center. The Friday matches start at 11 a.m., and the Saturday matches begin earlier.

McKenna said he had high hopes for all seven qualifying wrestlers.

Rock, he said, is sprinting daily, building up strength and stamina. Roth, he added, is also training hard and continually gaining new strategies.

Winter, he said, should never be underestimated.

"He's as flexible as Gumby, and he pulls out anything in a match," McKenna said. Vaisey, he said, is always learning more and getting better. "And Cole is a heck of an athlete - he's in good shape and is tough to beat. If he has a rematch with that guy from Salem, he can beat him. And Colin Campbell is likely to place in the top four next week."

"All team members wrestled tough on Friday, and we're looking forward to next weekend," McKenna added.

Team rankings in Fridays Section D tournament were -in descending order - Whitehall, Duanesburg, Salem, Warrensburg, Berne-Knox, Maple Hill, Voorheesville, Rensselaer, Cambridge, Albany Academy, Berlin, and Waterford.

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