Wantagh wrestlers make history
February 08, 2018


Wantagh added to its rich wrestling history when the Warriors took home the inaugural New York State Division I dual meet championship in dramatic fashion.

Trailing by seven points to Minisink Valley, the Warriors gutted out a 37-28 victory at Onondaga Community College on Jan. 27 aided by two standout wrestlers bumping up in weight classes to achieve clutch pins. James Langan moved from competing at 182 pounds during the tournament to 195, while Jonathan Loew went from 195 to 220. Despite the weight difference, longtime head coach Paul Gillespie said he felt confident that both Langan and Loew could utilize their athletic talents to record key points when it mattered most.