Pinning and Winning

Written on 03/07/2020
Holden Gumb

The Farrell Wrestling Program

Do you know what's crazy to think about? The last time Farrell didn't win the CHSAA Divisional Crown this year's freshman class wasn't born yet. That's right, you read that correctly. This year, Farrell took home it's 15th straight CHSAA Divisional Crown with an overall team score of 428.5, beating out second-place Iona Prep who had a score of 373.5.

About 200 wrestlers from all around the city and Westchester came to fight in the CHSAA State qualifier, with the top 6 from each weight class earning a spot in the CHSAA State Championships.

Farrell showed out, with senior Dan Adams (113lb) winning Most Outstanding Wrestler after a 3-0 performance with and 3 pins. Perhaps his most impressive victory came over Iona's Robert Horan, who was a state qualifier in 2019.

Amongst the first-place finishers for Farrell were:

Dan Adams - Senior - 113lbs 

Ryan Siller - Senior - 160lbs

John Basile - Senior - 132lbs

Ramon Perez - Senior - 145lbs

Dom Garcia - Junior - 182lbs

Michael Adams - Sophmore - 99lbs

Second-place finishers:

Rich Cappiello - Senior - 152lbs

Matthew Steckman - Senior - 120lbs

Frank Scafuri - Senior - 285lbs

Third-place finishers:

RJ Larson - Senior - 195lbs

Nick Giuseffi - Senior - 126lbs

Mike Mulkerrins - Junior - 220lbs

Ty Andersen - Junior - 170lbs

Michael Caserta - Sophmore - 106lbs

Max Borowiec - Freshman - 113lb

For the NYSPHSAA State Tournament, Farrell sent 4 of its top wrestlers; Mike Adams (99lbs), Dan Adams (113lbs), Ramon Perez (145lbs) and Ryan Siller (160lbs). In the end, The Lions had 3 wrestlers place, with Mike Adams (defeated 14-0 Jordan Brown from Monroe Woodbury) placing 5th, Dan Adams placing 8th in the 113lb bracket and Ryan Siller placing 8th in the 160lb bracket.

This continues the streak of at least one Farrell wrestler placing in the NYSPHSAA Championships, which has now reached 12 straight years since the streak began with Connor Hanafee in 2009.

On top of that, Farrell having 3 wrestlers place also ties the record for most All-State wrestlers for any team, a record which was solely held by another Farrell team which had placed Matt Roberts, Rich Sisti, and Andrew Psomas.


Go Lions!