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
Rich Cappiello - Senior - 152lbs
Matthew Steckman - Senior - 120lbs
Frank Scafuri - Senior - 285lbs
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.