SCARSDALE, N.Y. - It was not the start Scarsdale was planning on against Edgemont on Friday, in its annual wrestling match for the Bronx River Cup.
The Raiders found themselves trailing by 18 points through three matches before Dan Jureller got the ball rolling. Jureller initiated a string of five wins in the next six bouts, fueling Scarsdale to a 46-30 victory over Edgemont.
The Raiders concluded the regular season by regaining the cup and will now prepare for the Section 1 Division I Wrestling Championships qualifier on Saturday, Feb. 4. The Raiders will be at Horace Greeley.
Edgemonts Tyler (106 pounds), Trey Aslanian (113) and Max Abramsky (120) opened with pins for a quick, 18-0 lead. Jureller halted Edgemonts momentum with a 12-3 in the 126-pound bout. John Tambunting (132) and Joe Koshakow (138) followed with wins, 12-3 and 9-4, respectively, making the score 18-10.
Jack McCormack (145) stopped Scarsdales run with a 6-1 win, but it was brief. Chen Shen (152) and Brian Hackel (160) registered pins, giving Scarsdale the lead for good at 22-21. Shen fought off his back and the pin attempt of Ross Kantor.
Hackel, who clinched Scarsdales win over Croton, Wednesday, finished his match in the second period.
Brian and Chen really came up big with the pins, senior and captain Jacob Berkowitz said. Chen showed great determination to get off of his back and pick up a pin for us. It showed how much winning his match meant to him and the team. Winning the cup lets us go out on a win and it feels great.
Berkowitz and fellow captain Jack Braun both received forfeits.
Scarsdale 46, Edgemont 30
106 -- Tyler Aslanian (Ed) pin. Dan Kestenbaum, 5:10; 113 -- Trey Aslanian (Ed) pin. Mike Hodges, 3:02; 120 -- Max Abramsky (Ed) pin. Evan Caligor, :33; 126 -- Dan Jureller (Sc) major dec. Will Graybeal, 12-3; 132 -- John Tambunting (Sc) dec. Colin Hopkins, 9-4; 138 -- Joe Koshakow (Sc) dec. Peter Berman, 6-3; 145 -- Jack McCormack (Ed) dec. Adam Meyer, 6-1; 152 -- Chen Shen (Sc) pin. Ross Kantor, 5:15; 160 -- Brian Hackel (Sc) pin. Chris Kim, 3:32; 170 -- Jake Feingold (Sc) won by forfeitl 182 -- Jack Braun (Sc) won by forfeit; 195 -- Jacob Berkowitz (Sc) won by forfeit; 220 -- Alyson Kornberg (Ed) won by forfeit; 285 -- George Bobolakis (Sc) won by forfeit; 99 -- Kyle Aslanian (Ed) dec. Robbie Keltz, 11-5.
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