In the second annual Dual of the Schools wrestling match between students from Pieter B. Coeymans and A.W. Becker, Pieter B. edged out their competition with an 80-75 win.
Families cheered each of the athletes during the friendly competition created by the RCS Youth Wrestling program, where Pieter B. was defending their title from last year. The winners received a four-foot high trophy that will be on display at the school until next year’s duel.
Leading up to the match, both buildings held practice twice a week between January and March. The duel ran much like a varsity match, all youth wrestlers were weighed in and matched up against each other by weights.
A.W. Becker coaches are Justin Schipano and Bill Craft. Pieter B. coaches are Tony Lintner and Denis Topliffe.