Gymnasts, Wrestlers Invade Advance Headquarters For Media Day
Ok, Ok … we admit it.
We weren’t able to usher in a steadiness beam or floor mats into our Grasmere headquarters for the Staten Island Advance HS Gymnastics and Wrestling Media Day on Wednesday, however that does not imply the 65 athletes and coaches who attended weren’t treated to a grand old time.
In actual fact, despite the fact that we weren’t in a position to get a first-hand instance of these jocks in motion, there were loads of discussions on vaulting and double-leg take downs, to call just a few, just the same.
With their respective seasons proper around the corner, Media Day served as a perfect stepping-stone to the brand new marketing campaign.
“I’m wanting forward to the beginning of the new season with my brothers at Farrell and this was a variety of enjoyable, a superb way to deliver in the season,” mentioned Monsignor Farrell senior Anthony Lanza, a 4-year varsity competitor who will wrestle in the 152/145 weight class this season. “I wish to take pleasure in my final experience (at celebs stone island Farrell). It will likely be unhappy when it is over, however I will make the most of my senior year and this was an effective way to begin it.”
The Lions, who finished second in the Catholic states a year ago, are clearly hoping to take it one step further in the course of the 2017-18 season.
The nine wrestling and 4 gymnastics teams that attended Wednesday’s event … the fifth one hosted by the Advance in the last 15 Stone Island Online months … have been handled to a lot of stations, including photos, video, arm-wrestlling and food.
The event was sponsored by ShopRite of latest Dorp and the Warriors of Wrestling.
“I assumed it was very nice. We’re privileged that (the Advance) took the money and time to acknowledge these Staten Island (athletes),” mentioned Mary Casale, who has been the Tottenville ladies’ gymnastics coach since 2000. “It’s a pleasant gesture and an exquisite event for all concerned.”
Maybe the largest noise was made by the biggest child within the room, Petrides’ wrestler Francis Tawiah. Not solely did Tawiah win the boys’ arm-wrestling competition by defeating Charles Vuong, but he received the general championship by defeating Advance Sports activities supervisor Joe D’Amodio as well.