Army Wrestling: 2012-2013 Black vs Gold Match This Friday

Warwick Grad Shane Connolly Wrestling For Starting Spot At 141

Warwick graduate Shane Connolly

Army Wrestling will officially “kick-off” this Friday when the top two Black Knights at each weight vie for a starting position at the annual Black vs Gold match.  The event will take place at 6:00 pm on the second floor of Arvin Gymnasium on the West Point campus.

Of special interest locally, 2012 Warwick graduate and Army freshman Shane Connolly will be wrestling off for the starting spot at 141 pounds.  Connolly, a 5X Section 9 champion, will square off against fellow New York native Connor Hanafee, a graduate of Monsignor Farrell HS in Staten Island.  Two other New York prepped wrestlers will be competing for starting roles at the Black vs Gold.  Shenendehowa HS (Section 2) graduate John Belanger will take on returning starter Daniel Young at 149 while Beacon HS (Section 1) graduate Ryan Tompkins will lock horns with Coleman Gracey at 174.  Best of luck Shane!!!

                     Black                                                  Gold 
125 – Nathan Santhanam     vs.           Hunter Wood
133 – Charlie Costanzo         vs.            Jordan Thome
141 – Shane Connolly            vs.           Connor Hanafee
149 – Daniel Young               vs.            John Belanger
157 – Paul Hancock               vs.           Patrick Marchetti
165 – Derek Allen                 vs.            Jared Ross
174 – Coleman Gracey         vs.           Ryan Tompkins
184 – Robert Doyle               vs.           Collin Wittmeyer
197 – Bryce Barnes               vs.           William Gray
285 – Stephen Snyder          vs.           Curtis Garner

Black Team Coach :  Paul Young
Honorary Coach :  CSM Todd Burnett

Gold Team Coach :  Daniel Mitcheff
Honorary Coach :  LTC Nick Mauldin