Seniors set tone for Lynbrook
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Espinosa’s work ethic is as good as anyone’s, Renz said, and his unorthodox style gives him a chance to win every time he steps on the mat. “He can flip the momentum of a match in an instant,” Renz said.
Andrew Tappetto, at 170, and Chris Francia, at 195, head Lynbrook’s short list of juniors that includes Dan Verhey and Andrew Ferrall. Tappetto placed in the Battle at the Beach event, while Francia won three of his first four matches after returning from injury.
The Owls feature a slew of young guns, including eighth-grader Matt Swanson at 99 pounds. A tremendous technical wrestler who competes year-round, he pinned his first two varsity opponents after going unbeaten in JV bouts. The rest of the lineup is all sophomores and freshmen. Mike Vogt and Zach Khan split time at 106, Matt Ligouri fills 113, Anthony Arena backs Curcio at 132, Anthony Salamone backs Lollar at 138, Frank Capobianco is at 145, Mike Miata and Frank Candreva compete at 152, Feroz Quereshi goes at 160, David McCarthy backs Espinosa at 182, Steve Rossetti is at 195, and Steve Barbato at 285.