Suburban Council wrestling: Niskayuna pulls out victory over Saratoga Springs

Three consecutive pins late in the match helped the Niskayuna wrestling team defeat Saratoga Springs 42-36 Thursday, Jan. 3, in a Suburban Council dual meet.

Thomas Minehan (152 pounds), James Murphy (160) and Peter Meshkov (170) all recorded pins to give the Silver Warriors a 42-24 lead with two bouts to go. Willie Thacker (145) started the string of 22 unanswered points with an 18-8 majority decision over Patrick Spatafora to help Niskayuna overcome a 24-20 deficit.

Griffin Biviano (113 pounds), Eric Griskowitz (138) and Devon Crowe (182) pinned their opponents for Saratoga Springs.

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Results
220 – Doug Cooper (SS) by forfeit
285 – Derek Meisner (Nisk) pinned Ian Van Dyke :56
99 – Kyle Griskowitz (SS) by forfeit
106 – Brody Johnson (Nisk) 7-2 over Antonio Encarnacion
113 – Griffin Biviano (SS) pinned Matthew Whelan :37
120 – Jack Schiavo (Nisk) 7-2 over Zeph Watkins
126 – Ben Catrambone (Nisk) tech fall over Vito Spatafora 18-3
132 – Luke Zink (Nisk) 7-2 over Maxim Chuckrow
138 – Eric Griskowitz (SS) pinned Ronan Johnson 1:00
145 – Willie Thacker (Nisk) 18-8 majority dec over Patrick Spatafora
152 – Thomas Minehan (Nisk) pinned Jake DeLuca 1:19
160 – James Murphy (Nisk) pinned David Wilk 4:25
170 – Peter Meshkov (NIsk) pinned Spencer Cornell 3:58
182 – Devon Crowe (SS) pinned Zach Hyatt 3:22
195 – Brant Robinson (SS) by forfeit

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