PERU -The two Section VII wrestlers who ended their seasons in the final match in Albany headlined the Section VII wrestling All Star team, announced recently.
Four-time state champion Arik Robinson, who finished his wrestling career for the Peru Indians with a record of 180 wins against only 10 losses, was named a first team All Star at 112 lbs.
Robinson went 8-0 in Section VII matches and 38-2 for the 2010-11 season, rolling through the NYSPHSAAState Championships in February to earn his fourth title in Division II. Overall, Robinson won twice at 112, once at 103 and once at 96. He was also a five-time Section VII champion (96-96-103-112-112). Robinson finished in fourth place at states the year prior to starting his seldom-seen four-peat.
Joining Robinson was teammate, classmate and three-time state place finisher Patrick "Pappy" Hogan.
Hogan, who wrestled at 130 lbs. this season, finished with a record of 8-0 in Section VII, 39-5 on the season and 168-40 for his career. Hogan lost in the state championship finals by the slightest of margins, but was a team leader for the Indians and the Section VII state contingent.
Hogan was a four-time Section VII champion (119-119-125-130) and finished sixth in the 2009 state tournament (119) and fourth in the 2010 tournament (125).
Hogan is set to attend Harvard in the fall.
Northern Adirondack eighth-grader and current Section VII champion Scott Kellet (7-1 in Section VII, 33-4 this season, 62-26 overall) was named a first-team All Star at 96 lbs., along with Peru two-time sectional champion sophomore Kyler Agoney (8-0, 32-6, 63-19) at 103, Peru two-time sectional champion senior Alex Pugh (6-1, 26-5, 63-30) at 119, Beekmantown two-time sectional champion senior Jesse Daniels (8-0, 42-1, 168-18) at 125, Peru sophomore Noah Phillips (8-0, 25-11, 47-22) at 135, Peru freshman Josh Wright (5-1, 21-10, 25-15) at 140, Saranac three-time sectional champion and fifth-place finisher at states senior Ryan Guynup (7-0, 31-5, 116-33) at 145, Peru two-time sectional champion senior Adam Stickle (8-0, 28-12, 82-55) at 152, Peru senior Brandon Moore (8-0, 26-11, 61-61) at 160, Beekmantown two-time sectional champion senior Ethan Kerr (8-0, 39-9, 130-43) at 171, Beekmantown three-time sectional champion senior Nick Bushey (7-1, 35-7, 113-35) at 189, Northern Adirondack two-time sectional champion senior Mike Riley (8-0, 41-3, 118-31) at 215, and Beekmantown two-time sectional champion junior Hayden Head (8-0, 38-3, 91-40) at 285.