Minisink Valley 8th Grader Zack Ryder Ranked #3 Junior High Wrestler by FloWrestling

You knew it was just a matter of time!!! Congratulations to Minisink Valley 8th grader Zack Ryder for being recognized by FloWrestling as the 3rd ranked Junior High wrestler in the nation!

Ryder with Coach Kevin Gallagher after NYS semifinals

After having an absolutely stellar youth wrestling career, Ryder’s varsity career began with a bang! Ryder was the starting 106 pounder for the Warriors and he left no doubt that his youth accolades were not a fluke. Ryder went 45-4 as a 7th grader and finished 2nd in NYS after losing 4-3 to Stevo Poulin in the 106 pound state finals. Poulin was the #1 ranked 106 pound wrestler in the nation last season. Actually, 3 of Zack’s 4 losses were to Poulin – his other loss was at the Eastern States Classic to 2017 state finalist Chase Liardi. Ryder would avenge the loss to Liardi in the NYS semifinals.

Congratulations Zack! Section 9 is proud to call you our own!!!

5 thoughts on “Minisink Valley 8th Grader Zack Ryder Ranked #3 Junior High Wrestler by FloWrestling”

  1. Congratulations on all of your accomplishments! You have such a bright future ahead. Continue to work hard and reach for the stars ⭐️. I have no doubt you will go far. Way to go Zack!

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