Diekel keeps rolling

Z ach Diekel continues to have a strong season forWhitehall.

A week after recording his 200th victory, the senior was named Whitehall’s Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Montgomery County Duals in Amsterdam.

However, despite compiling a 5-0 record, Diekel couldn’t preventWhitehallfrom going 0-5 at the tournament which features some of the best wrestling programs in the eastern half of the state, including perennial powersPeru,Amsterdamand Monroe Woodbury, who swept their opponents and captured the title with a 5-0 record.

Whitehalllost to Monroe Woodbury 66-15,Amsterdam60-30,Ilion60-27,Peru62-18 and Duanesburg 57-24.

Alternating between 195 and 220 pounds, Diekel pinned all five of his opponents in convincing fashion.
Diekel wasn’t the only wrestler to fare well forWhitehall.

His cousin, John Diekel compiled a 4-1 record at the tournament, as did Al Aubin, whose lone loss came to Brandon Lapi ofAmsterdamat 120 pounds.

Chad Amerio also had a winning record on the day, finishing 3-2 at 113 pounds.

Earlier in the week,Whitehalldropped their Adirondack League season opener toCorinth52-24.

The Railroaders got pins from Jake Gregory (138), Adrian Beebe (160) and Zach Diekel (195).Whitehallalso picked up a win by forfeit at 106 pounds.

John Diekel lost a close match to Kyle Mulcahy, 5-4 at 145 points. In the match, Mulcahy used an escape in the final seconds to claim the victory.

Aubin also wrestled a competitive match, falling to Zach Marcel 8-5 at 120 pounds.

Whitehallwho dropped to 7-10 overall, will hostFortAnnat1 p.m.today (Dec. 22) before traveling to the Pellerin Duals next Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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