Preparing for his finals match Saturday at the Niskayuna High School, Josh LoGiudice, center, waits to face Saratoga’s Richard Schrade in the 99-pound weight class, which he won, 13 to 0. LoGiudice, as champion, will compete next weekend along with eight other Guilderland wrestlers — Mike Lainhart in the 106-pound class, Zach Alloush at 120, Brian Knodler at 138, Elijah Clemente at 145, Andy Cummings at 152, Ryan Harris at 160, and Colton White at 170 and Jesse Futia at 182 — in the State Qualifiers at Glens Falls Civic Center.
Battling Saturday, at far left, in the 120-pound weight class, is Zack Alloush, who placed sixth, here against Saratoga’s Hunter Rumpf in the quarterfinal match, which he lost by pin. In the 138-pound weight class, Brian Knodler placed fourth. At left of center, Knodler battles Schenectady’s Antonio Zamora in the quarters, which he won, 3 to 0.
Tight battles, at bottom, were also fought in the 182-pound and 106-pound weight classes. Jesse Futia, right of center, faced Shenendehowa’s Ali Hashimee in the finals but came up short by a score of 11 to 2. Mike Lainhart, far right, faced off against Columbia’s Golan Cohen and also came up short, 7 to 0.
Photos by Michael Koff