Trio of Wilson grapplers ready to shine in first trip to states
February 21, 2023


WILSON - Once in a generation could best describe the amount of wrestlers Wilson High School has sent with hopes of winning a state championship.

The only two who have placed at states since the Lakemen program began in the 1963-64 season were Ben Faery in 1996 and Matt King in 2008.

This year, though, the rare feat became even more historic for the program with a trio of first-time qualifiers. Freshman Victor Cusatis and sophomores Jacob Stephenson and Hamza Merrick are all set to compete in the Division II bracket of the NYSPHSAA wrestling championships Feb. 24-25 at the MVP Arena in Albany.