2, 2001) -- No Wacky "Wrestling" Federation antics or acrobatics.
No creepy Vince McMahon-types spewing hype.
dual meet between Spencerport and Canandaigua won't need any of that
to generate excitement when they meet tomorrow at 7 p.m.
(16-0) is ranked No. 1 in the state and has beaten several of the other
top-10 schools to get there. A win over No.6 Spencerport (9-1), Section
V's top team the last 12 years, eliminates any doubt which team is the
least until the Section V Class A championships Feb. 16-17 at Fairport.
is for bragging rights," Spencerport coach Bill Jacoutot said.
Braves, in 1994, were the last team from the section to beat Spencerport
in a dual. They get another shot at the Rangers in their own gym.
always been good," Canandaigua middleweight Eric Mullen said. "You
always say maybe we'll get them next year but they always have JVs that
basically whipped us the last few years and this year we want it to
said that this is the most anticipated dual between area teams since
1984 when East Rochester and Brighton met with the state's No. 1 ranking
on the line. All 1150 tickets for the Canandaigua-Spencerport meet have
been sold. Cananadaigua sold 800 on Saturday alone and Spencerport's
share of 250 were gone in 20 minutes.
wresters are saying, at least publicly, that it's just another meet.
They do acknowledge that they are a slight underdog.
wrestle the same no matter who our opponent is," Spencerport lightweight
Jared Moreland said.
Rangers are facing a Canandaigua team that has defeated five of the
state's top 10 large schools in duals.
also won tournaments in Huntington (Long Island) and Jamestown, where
Braves won 5 of 7 head-to-head matchups with Spencerport wrestlers.