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Wrestlers from the tournamentMonticello hosts first wrestling tournament in 20 years

January 10, 2013

On January 5, the Monticello High School Varsity Wrestling team hosted its first tournament in 20 years. The tournament began with a clinic instructed by Ohio State Buckeyes National Champion Wrestler Mitch Clark. The schools who participated in tournament were Columbia, Chester, Eldred/Fallsburg, Tri Valley, Taconic Hills, and Monticello.

Monticello placed second with a 4-1 record, and Columbia won the tournament with a 5-0 record. Monticello's John Doherty was voted most outstanding wrestler for his team.

Top photo: Wrestlers Angelo Kress from Columbia, Brendan Long from Chester, Adam Hurwitz from Eldred/Fallsburg, Kevin Palko from Tri Valley,
Brian Myers from Taconic Hills, and John Doherty from Monticello
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Robert Doherty, Coach Justin Fenichel, Mitch Clark and John DohertyBottom photo: Robert Doherty, father of Monticello wrestler John Doherty, who was instrumental in bringing Mitch Clark to Monticello for the Clinic; Justin Fenichel, Monticello Varsity Head Coach; Mitch Clark, National Champion for Ohio State; and John Doherty, Monticello's most outstanding wrestler.