Matt Power recently brought home the Nassau Division I 138-pound wrestling championship at the finals at Hoftsra University, according to an article on the East Meadow Herald website.
Power will represent the Jets at the New York State championships this Friday and Saturday at Albany’s Times Union Center.
Power beat Calhoun High School's Julian Arroyo, 6-0, in the finals.
“Matt got through the toughest part of the bracket, and we knew he was up against a strong kid in the finals,” East Meadow coach Chris Critchley said. “Arroyo beat the top seed in the quarterfinals. The goal was to out-slick him. It was important to get the first takedown and ride him out after that.”
Power was one of three Jets that made it to the finals.
Senior Mike Tropiano, also a qualifying champ, was Nassau runner-up to Mepham’s Louis Hernandez at 145 pounds, while junior Adam Smith lost a tough 6-5 decision to Long Beach’s Steven Sewkumar at 113.