Johnson City, NY - 7/15/09
Jody Haas (Class of 2010) & Steven Leshinger (Class of 2011) are in Johnson City, NY training with the Team New York contigent in preparation for the USA Wrestling National Championships. The tournament will be held in Fargo, North Dakota for the 14th straight year.
They are training with the 50 or so wrestlers from New York State who made the team. They all will represent Team NY in the Fargo Dome at the largest wrestling tournament in the World. All of the 50 states and Puerto Rico will be represented in the event.
They are the 8th & 9th Sayville HS Wrestlers to make the trip out to Fargo in the last five years.
Here are the others, all Sayville Wrestling legends-
- David Bachy (3 X League Finalist)
- AJ Maier (4 X All League; League Champ; Eastern States Placewinner; 99 Career Wins)
- Michael Haas (4 X All League, League Champ; All County; Eastern States Place Winner)
- Corey Sullivan (4 X All League; Eastern States Placewinner)
- Kaya Gezlev (2 X All League)
- Shawn Mazzarone (3 X All League; League Champion; 2 X All County; Eastern States Finalist)
- Travis Pitre (4 X All League; 2 X County Finalist; 2 X Eastern States Place Winner); 100+ Career Wins and counting)
Jody will be making his 3rd appearance in the tournament and this year makes the second trip for Steven. Jody will compete in the Junior division at 152# & Steven will compete in the Cadet division at 145#.
Jody placed second in the New York State tournament in Greco Roman while Steven placed 3rd in the Northeast Region in Greco Roman & Freestyle. Both earning them a trip to the big dance.
Check back with this site for further details & results.