Oneonta's Ahken Chu Captures NYS Championship, OW Award
November 23, 2019


Senior wrestler Ahken Chu (Patterson/Carmel) won the New York State Championship in the 141-pound weight class Sunday afternoon at Oswego. Classmate Tyler Brazinski (Johnson City/Johnson City) was the runner-up in the 149-pound weight class while five other Red Dragons earned All-State honors as well. As a team, the Red Dragons earned a fourth-place finish in the 13-team tournament.

The Inside Story
After receiving a bye in the first round, Ahken Chu (Patterson/Carmel) began his day with an 18-0 tech fall over RIT's Austin Bourgeois. In the quarterfinals, Chu earned a 16-0 tech fall over NYU's Jacob Bernstein. Chu advanced to the finals with a 17-1 tech fall over RIT's Isaiah Ocasio. In the finals, Chu pinned Brockport's Eli Sims in 2:23 to capture the New York State Championship. Chu's efforts earned him the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award as well.