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It’s bigger,faster and meaner. It’s the end of the line one way or another – it’s the New York State Wrestling Championship.

Karl Palmer is through to the next round after wrecking his first round opponent 15-0. Coach / dad Steve Palmer said he did not expect his 140-pounder to tech fall his guy in the first round, but he also said that with a smile.

A dominant performance by Palmer. Fast, fluid and merciless. Peter Ferrante of New Paltz spent most of the match on his back, as the score shows, the match ended at 3:45.

The body are flying and now, so will the burgers – it’s lunch time.

The opening win sets up the match many have been waiting for, the rematch of Palmer and Brian Walsh from Watervliet. For those of you who don’t know Palmer beat him for the section title 3-2 in a match that was not as close as the score would seem to indicate. Karl controlled that match to exact revenge for a 4-2 loss in a close match the previous year for the section title.

Palmer will wrestle again about 2:30-ish.

This should be a heck of a match and I’ll have the results posted as soon as possible. I’m splitting time with Keith the Lobster Lobdell on his PC at the media tables matside so I might have to wait to get some results posted. After all, Keith has five guys here.

I’ll also work on picking up some of the other results from the rest of the Section II team. At a glance, we’re doing pretty good although the sixth seed at 135 pounds Tyler Nicholson lost a tough one by one 6-5. His opponenet, a tough cookie from Saranac Ryan Guynup could have been hit with a stall late as he spent the last minute of the match watching the clock and countering. BUT he hadn’t been warned, so…that’s the way it goes.

Times Union is PACKED. Parking is what it always is, incredibly hard to find but you can’t beat the atmosphere of ANY wrestling tourney.  

 

All right, update hunting…

Sam Chase from Mechanicville continues to live dangerously, he’ sucrrently in OT up by one, 4-3. Gave up a stall to put the match into OT. That’s how it ends, once again, narrowly.

They’re going to use all of the mats to finish off Div. 1 to keep the tourney going on time. Still doesn’t look too bad for the next round of wrestling. The second round will finish before the wrestlebacks start. Good way to go.

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