Patroon Conference wrestling preview: Maple Hill Wildcats

Team: Maple Hill

Head coach: Tommy Gibbons

Last year’s record: 18-7

Playoff result: Finished fourth at Section 2 Class D championships

Returning players: Trent Svingala, James Miller, Caleb Svingala, Hunter Pomykaj, Jacob Morgan, Anthony Spring, Reese Steele, Josh Donnelly, Joe Sturgis, Thomas Merhige

Graduated: Joey Merhige, Fabian Kendrick, Ben Tacy

Newcomers: Devyn Feliz, Cody Chicoine, James Colvin, Tony Ortiz

Outlook for the season: Led by Columbia University-bound senior Trent Svingala, Maple Hill is looking to improve upon its finish at last year’s Sectionals. Svingala completed an undefeated season in 2017-18 by winning his second consecutive New York State title. Svingala signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Columbia at a ceremony Monday, Nov. 26, at Maple Hill High School.

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