Congratulations to Evan Barczak, Kendall Elfstrum, and Ryan Ellefsen for achieving All-American status at the 2017 NHSCA High School Nationals in Virginia Beach! All three seniors will be wrestling at the Division 1 level in the fall! Barczak will be attending Drexel, Elfstrum is going to Princeton, and Ellefsen will be taking his skills to Clarion.
Barczak, who attends Monroe Woodbury, finished 5th at 160 pounds this weekend. He went 6-2 at a 160 pound weight class that had 88 wrestlers in the bracket! Elfstrum was S9’s highest place winner with his 3rd place finish at 182 pounds! Also a Crusader. Kendall went 6-1 with his only loss was a 1-point loss in the semis to Michael Battista who finished 2nd. Elfstrum won the NYS chamionship at 195 pounds last month! Goshen senior Ryan Ellefsen went 7-2 at 220 pounds and took 5th place. He lost in the Round of 32 and battled all the way back to the podium! Great job all three young men!
Fea and Fenner Take Medal Stand in Middle School Division
Also a big congratulations to Nicky Fea (Goshen) and Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) for placing in the NHSCA Middle School Division! Fea came in 2nd at 85 pounds dropping a very exciting 6-4 sudden victory decision in the finals to fellow New Yorker Stevo Poulin. Fenner dropped his opening round match but wrestled back tough and finished the day 4-2 and took 5th place at 230 pounds! Great job boys!