Victor Gao was afraid to try wrestling, but he always wanted to. This year he realized it was his last real chance, so he joined the Scarsdale High School team as a senior.
Injuries were the Scarsdale Raiders wrestling team’s worst enemy again this past weekend at the Bernie Miller Dual Tournament hosted by Rye High School. There were many key wrestlers out for the Raiders in their final tournament before postseason as illnesses and injuries added up.
The Scarsdale wrestling team has been struck, yet again, with the plague of injuries.
Improvement and promise define the Scarsdale wrestling team’s performance this past weekend at the annual Scarsdale Invitational Tournament. The Raiders took seventh place out of 15 teams, competing against top tier teams from Long Island, as well as teams from Rockland and Westchester counties.
Twice within a three-day span, Soren Benaissa had the fate of the Scarsdale wrestling team in his hands. In order for the Raiders to win, the junior had to avoid being pinned. Both times, in a dual match against East Ramapo and at the Nanuet Tournament against Putnam Valley/Haldane, Benaissa…
The Scarsdale wrestling team’s results at the Garden City Duals this past weekend are certainly not representative of their intense work ethic and grit. The Raiders went 1-3 overall with a solid 49-36 win against Sayville, while the team suffered losses to competitive opponents in Deer Park,…
Scarsdale wrestling coach Jeremy Szerlip chose a pair of Long Island tournaments for the first two weekends of the year to challenge his team. At the first tournament at North Babylon last Saturday, the Raiders were indeed challenged and four wrestlers walked away with third- or fourth-place…
Sumeddha Biswal was wrestling on one mat, Lorenzo Carta on another. On the sidelines, their teammates were cheering them on like it was the Section 1 finals.
Barney Foltman, who coached Scarsdale’s varsity wrestling team for 33 years through 2018, and also at New York School for the Deaf prior to that, was inducted into the Section 1 Wrestling Hall of Fame. Foltman had more than 300 dual meet wins, more than 150 sectionals place finishers, 10 lea…
The last four standing for Scarsdale wrestling are the exact types of competitors any coach can put on a pedestal to show the rest of the team exactly what one can achieve when you dedicate your mind and body to the sport.
The list of Scarsdale graduates coaching at Scarsdale High School keeps growing:
Carrying the weight of an entire team isn’t an easy task. The Scarsdale upperclassmen at the heavier weight classes just make it look that way.
Scarsdale’s new head varsity wrestling coach is not new at all. Between volunteering at the high school level for two stints and being paid as the modified and varsity assistants over the last 16 seasons, Jeremy Szerlip knows the program inside and out.
If Barney Foltman walks around the house screaming about things like cement mixers, cradles, sprawls, whizzers and high crotches next winter, hopefully his wife will understand.