Aubin receives at-large bid to NYS championships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Al Aubin will be joining John and Zach Diekel at this weekend’s state wrestling championships.

Aubin was selected to compete in this weekend’s tournament as an at-large bid and will compete in the 120-pound weight class.

He finished second at the Section II championships on Feb. 18, falling in the finals to Corinth’s Zach Marcel by pin in the first period. The match was redemption for Marcel who finished to second to Aubin in last year’s sectional championships.

At-large bids give second- and third-place finishers at sectional tournaments a second chance to compete at the state championships. At-large bids are determined by season record and previous state and sectional performances.

Aubin is the defending Section II champion at 120 pounds and had 25 wins on the season, so he had a strong case for an at-large bid.

He and Marcel could renew their rivalry this weekend. Both are in the same bracket and could square off in the quarterfinals if they advance.

John Diekel, who defeated Albany Academy’s Cam Milliken for his first Division II title, is seeded seventh at 138 pounds.

Zach Diekel received a three seed at 195 pounds.

The New York wrestling championships will be held at the Times Union Center in Albany on Friday and Saturday, Feb 24 and 25.

Preliminary matches will begin at 10 a.m. with quarterfinal bouts tentatively scheduled to begin at 2 p.m., followed by wrestle-backs from 4 to 8 p.m.

Semifinal matches will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by wrestle-backs at 12:30 p.m. and consolation finals at 2 p.m.

Championship bouts will begin at 6 p.m.

For a full schedule, brackets, and additional information, visit www.nysphsaawrestling.com.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

‘Finding Bigfoot’ draws large crowd

DSC_1007

By Dan King The green trucker hat atop the mop top head of James ‘Bobo’ Fay read “Keep it Squatchy” […]

Washington County residents smoke more, weigh more

smoke

By Derek Liebig County residents smoke more, weigh more and have limited access to exercise and medical care in Washington […]

Wiskoski wins Distinguished Young Women crown

Haley Wiskoski waves to the crowd after winning the 2016 DYW title

By Dan King Haley Wiskoski has become the first junior to win the Distinguished Young Women Program at Whitehall High […]

Family racing to beat cancer

Racing Against Cancer

By Derek Liebig When Frank Hoard Jr. climbs into his race car later this month at Lebanon Valley Speedway, he […]

Village of Whitehall officials honored

By Dan King Bob Dylan once said “the times, they are a changing,” and such is the case in the […]

Eagle Scout to build prayer garden

Eagle Scout Project

By Dan King Garrett Stevens hopes by the time his Eagle Scout project is over that people won’t even recognize […]

Man arrested for growing pot

MUGSHOT-Pot grower

A New Hampshire man was charged last week with operating a marijuana growing operation out of a house he owns […]

Whitehall still seeking superintendent

By Dan King Finding a new superintendent of schools, even an interim appointee, is proving to be not a quick […]

State aid unclear for school budget

By Derek Liebig Uncertainty over the distribution of state aid is muddling Granville Central School District’s budget process. The district […]

Village of Whitehall eyes 1.4 percent tax increase

By Dan King The proposed budget for the Village of Whitehall would raise taxes slightly. The Village Board work-shopped its […]

Granville man arrested for fraud

Mark Bardin

A Granville man was charged last week with a felony after he tried to use a stolen public benefits card. […]

First Friday welcomes spring

First Friday Moose Crossing

By Derek Liebig The remnants of a long, cold winter may still be holding on but, inside Granville’s museums, spring […]