Galway’s Palaszewski shares WAC MVP honors, several area wrestlers named all-stars
Several area wrestlers were among those named to the Western Athletic Conference all-star team.
Galway’s Dillan Palaszewski shared MVP honors with Duanesburg’s Zack Lawrence.
Palaszewski was a first-team all-star at 160 pounds, while Lawrence was a first-team all-star at 152 pounds.
Palaszewski, a senior, placed third at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships in the Division II Tournament. He finished the season with a 51-4 record.
Galway, which won the WAC title this season had Joey Scheeren (106), Brandon Grupe (113), Jonathan Hoyt (138) and Sam D’Alessandro (195) named first-team all-stars.
Scheeren won the Section II title and finished his freshman season with a 43-7 overall record.
Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Cody Haig (99), Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Hunter Congdon (170) and Fonda-Johnstown’s Na’Jon Subik (220) also earned first-team honors.
In addition to its five first-team all-stars, Galway also had Collin Bayer (126), Billy Ous (132), Riccardo Dery (152) and Russell Cook (285) named to the second team.
Fonda-Johnstown’s Owen Hicks (99) and Justin Kearns (106) also were named second-team all-stars, while Canajoharie-Fort Plain’s Jared Bentz (113), Adam Oertel (120) and Hayden Casler (195) also earned second-team honors.
Schoharie had Austin Lints (126), Dylan Callahan (132), Shawn Kendle (145) and Dominic Snyder (285) named to the first team.
Rounding out the first-team selections were Duanesburg’s David Nicolella (120) and Cadan Landauer (182).
Duanesburg also had Shayne Chiofalo (138), Spencer Whitney (145), Charlie Grygas (160) and Jacob Suits (220) named second-team all-stars.
Rounding out the second-team honorees were Berne-Knox-Westerlo’s Tyler Goodemote (170) and Schoharie’s Mohammad Elkadin (182).
2017-18 Western Athletic Conference Wrestling All-Stars
Co-MVPs: Dillan Palaszewski (Galway), Zack Lawrence (Duanesburg)
99: Cody Haig (Canajoharie-Fort Plain)
106: Joey Scheeren (Galway)
113: Brandon Grupe (Galway)
120: David Nicolella (Duanesburg)
126: Austin Lints (Schoharie)
132: Dylan Callahan (Schoharie)
138: Jonathan Hoyt (Galway)
145: Shawn Kendle (Schoharie)
152: Zack Lawrence (Duanesburg)
160: Dillan Palaszewski (Galway)
170: Hunter Congdon (Canajoharie-Fort Plain)
182: Cadan Landauer (Duanesburg)
195: Sam D’Alessandro (Galway)
220: Na’Jon Subik (Fonda-Johnstown)
285: Dominic Snyder (Schoharie)
99: Owen Hicks (Fonda-Johnstown)
106: Justin Kearns (Fonda-Johnstown)
113: Jared Bentz (Canajoharie-Fort Plain)
120: Adam Oertel (Canajoharie-Fort Plain)
126: Collin Bayer (Galway)
132: Billy Ous (Galway)
138: Shayne Chiofalo (Duanesburg)
145: Spencer Whitney (Duanesburg)
152: Riccardo Dery (Galway)
160: Charlie Grygas (Duanesburg)
170: Tyler Goodemote (Berne-Knox-Westerlo)
182: Mohammad Elkadin (Schoharie)
195: Hayden Casler (Canajoharie-Fort Plain)
220: Jacob Suits (Duanesburg)
285: Russell Cook (Galway)