The Hewlett wrestling team made senior night one to remember Jan. 16 when it defeated South Side, 64-15, highlighted by senior Rob Rosenberg’s 100th career victory.
“It’s a pretty exclusive club in Long Island,” Rosenberg said after reaching the plateau. “To do it for Hewlett, an up and coming program felt great, especially at home.”
Rosenberg pinned his opponent in the 145-pound bout in just 55 seconds, an emphatic way to reach the milestone.
“We knew it was coming,” Bulldogs coach Stephen Jones said of Rosenberg’s victory. “He’s determined, he works hard and he takes care of business. He is a pleasure to coach.”
After presenting their respective mothers with flowers before the match the Hewlett seniors sought to make a statement a week after the team suffered a tough loss against powerful Plainedge.
The 285-pound standout Lester Enriquez did just that by shutting out his opponent 10-0 in his victory. Teammate Lucas Pincus won what may have been the most exciting match of the night when his last second two point reversal resulted in a 10-6 win and an upset over one of the Cyclones’ top wrestlers, Ryan Holzgruber, in the 106-pound weight class.
“We had a big win at 106,” Jones said, highlighting the importance of the clash. “Pilncos beat a top-ranked kid.”
Other winners for Hewlett included Matt Kaminer, who pinned his opponent at 220 in under a minute; Tredd Smith, who also won by pin in the second round with just 1.3 seconds remaining at 160; Simon Greebel, who continued a strong campaign with a pin at 120; Oran Revivo, who took an exciting 5-3 decision over Paul Wolfrom at 132, and Sal Bosco, who made a statement at 195 when after a scoreless first round against Alex Weiss he quickly got the pin, rendering the early going meaningless.
“We really came out here and took care of business,” Rosenberg said.
“They wrestled good,” Jones said of his team. “Everyone came in here and wrestled like we expected and more.”
The Bulldogs, who last Friday lost 39-28 against Division despite pins by Greebel and Matt Kevelson, are looking forward to the Nassau Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 2 where they are built to make noise. The county championships are set for Feb. 9-10 at Hofstra University.