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!
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!!!