Congratulations to Minisink Valley rising sophomore Sofia Macaluso for winning the 122 pound national championship in Fargo for the 16U Division! Earlier this year, Macaluso, who trains freestyle with Venom Girls Wrestling in Otisville, became the first ever girl to place at the Section 9 Tournament when she finished 3rd at 120 pounds.
Sofia navigated her way through a tough 37 girl bracket on her way to the top step of the podium. As the #1 seed, she began by advancing to the R32 with a bye and then reeled off two techs, two pins and then an impressive 10-0 tech at 1:04 in the finals to take home the gold. Let’s take a look at her match-by-match results! Congratulations and great job Sofia!!!
Rd 64 – Macaluso bye
Rd 32 – Macaluso tech 10-0 Adeduntun (MN)
Rd 16 – Macaluso tech 12-2 Paulino (HI)
Quarters – Macaluso wbf 1:02 Mateo (CT)
Semis – Macaluso wbf 1:44 Condit (CO)
Finals – Macaluso tech 10-0 Escamilla (CA)