Wallkill was unfortunately one of the Section 9 programs that was not able to compete this season. Let’s take a look at four Panthers who missed out on their senior season!
Matt is a 2X All-Section wrestler who finished 6th in both 2018 and 2020. With 90 career wins, Davis would have definitely joined the 100 Career Win Club if NYS had a normal wrestling season. Matt has put in a lot of off-season work and is set to compete at the Journeymen NYS Championship tournament in Manheim, PA on April 2nd and 3rd. Davis plans on wrestling in college and has narrowed his choices to Cortland, Castleton, Brockport, and Ithaca.
Justin was a 3 year starter for the Panthers and notched over 70 career wins in those 3 years. Lyle placed 4th in Section 9 at 182 pounds in 2019 and had several wins over sectional placewinners during the 2020 season including a 2nd place finish at the Mamaroneck Tournament.
Cael wrestled a few matches as a sophomore before cracking the starting lineup as a junior. Wrestling mostly at 160 pounds, Atkins notched 15 wins for the Panthers and had a 3rd place finish at the Mamaroneck Tournament.
After only wrestling a few matched as a freshman, James became a regular starter for the Panthers as both a sophomore and a junior. He finished his career with 30 varsity wins and placed 5th at the Mamaroneck Tournament in 2020.