Andrew Peers Memorial Wrestling Tournament Packs North Gym

Last year’s NY State Silver Medal Winner and Suffolk County Champion Vincent Feola (220lb), starts his season off with a huge win over a rival he has faced several times. The championship match had the crowd on their feet as Conner Farrell from Sachem East gave it his all with seconds to go. Feola kept his lead for a well earned, hard fought win.
Last year’s NY State Silver Medal Winner and Suffolk County Champion Vincent Feola (220lb), starts his season off with a huge win over a rival he has faced several times. The championship match had the crowd on their feet as Conner Farrell from Sachem East gave it his all with seconds to go. Feola kept his lead for a well earned, hard fought win.
Whitman wrestler Kevin Romano, in the 113-pound class, has no problem controlling his opponent from Port Washington that will put him into the Championship round.
Whitman wrestler Kevin Romano, in the 113-pound class, has no problem controlling his opponent from Port Washington that will put him into the Championship round.
The Jimmy Kaden Most Outstanding Wrestling Award went to North Babylon wrestler Tony Negron. Presenting the award is Jim and Debbie Kaden.
The Jimmy Kaden Most Outstanding Wrestling Award went to North Babylon wrestler Tony Negron. Presenting the award is Jim and Debbie Kaden.
The Meringolo Award that went to Chris Meloni from Shoreham Wading River, represents the most pins in the shortest amount of time. Presenting the Award to Chris is Angela Meringolo.
The Meringolo Award that went to Chris Meloni from Shoreham Wading River, represents the most pins in the shortest amount of time. Presenting the Award to Chris is Angela Meringolo.

On Saturday, December 13, hundreds of wrestlers weighing between 99 and 285 pounds descended upon Whitman’s North Gym for the 20th Annual Andrew Peers Wrestling Tournament.

Top performer for the Wildcats was champion Vin Feola who won 5-4, in an epic battle against rival Conner Farrell from Sachem East in the 220-pound class. Second-place finishers were Kevin Romano in the 113-pound class and Terron Robinson in the 285-pound class.

Congratulations to the entire Wildcat wrestling team, who open their home season against Bay Shore on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 6:45 PM in Whitman’s South Gym.

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The Andrew Peers Memorial Tournament is named in memory of 1988 Walt Whitman graduate Andrew Peers, who was killed in an auto accident in 1994. Andrew was one of Whitman’s most spirited and accomplished athletes in the 1980s. He won All-League honors three times and was All-County in his senior year for wrestling. Andrew was also an accomplished lacrosse attack man, garnering All-League honors.