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Lapi to wrestle in all-star meet

March 27, 2013
By The Leader-Herald ( , The Leader Herald
Amsterdam’s Brandon Lapi, top, tries to turn Fonda-Fultonville’s Jacob Boyer during their 132-pound match Jan. 15 at Lynch Literacy Academy in Amsterdam. Lapi was recently selected to compete as a member of Team Upstate New York in the first Team Upstate vs.?Team Long Island all-star dual meet at Cornell University in Ithaca. The match is scheduled for Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Cornell’s Friedman Wrestling Complex. A match between wrestlers from?Section?IV and V will take place before the Team Upstate-Team Long Island contest. Lapi placed second at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Division I (large-school) tournament, finishing his junior season with a 48-4 record. Lapi also won a fourth-straight Section II Division I title this season. Lapi and Columbia’s El Shaddai VanHoesen were the only Section II wrestlers named to Team Upstate. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)


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