Coming into the season, Southampton wrestler Julius Anglickas (215) had high hopes for himself after finishing in fifth place at the Division II state tournament last season.
Anglickas did well in preparing himself for this season and it showed on Saturday when he pinned his opponent at the Cliff Clark Classic to take first in his weight class. For his efforts during the tournament, he was named most outstanding wrestler.
The only wrestler other than Anglickas to qualify for the finals at the tournament was Erin Simmons (145) who lost his match by an 11-7 decision.
Earlier in the week on December 10, the Mariners were at Miller Place for a non-league dual meet in which they lost 62-10.
One of the most anticipated matches of the night was Anglickas against Miller Place’s Zach Buonaiuto, who placed fifth at states last year at the 189-pound weight class in Division I. In Anglickas’s first match of the season he had a hard time gaining any control and was pinned.
The Mariners received their points when Papa Bullock (125) pinned Miller Place’s Colin Ferrall in 25 seconds and Simmons won his match at 145 with a 15-7 decision over Miller Place’s Chris DeFichy.
Additional information about the match could not be obtained by this edition’s deadline.
Southampton will attend two more tournaments, one at Bellport High School at 9 a.m. on Saturday and another at Ward Melville High School on December 27 which will start at 8 a.m., before its first league meet at home against Mercy which will be January 7 at 5 p.m.