LI WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: NICK PICCININNI Ward

LI WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: NICK PICCININNI
Ward Melville, 113, Sophomore, 43-0
Can Piccininni become the second wrestler in LI history to go undefeated as a high school student? Shoreham-WR's Jesse Jantzen did it from 1997-2000. Piccininni extended his streak to 90 wins by beating defending champion Kyle Kelley of Chenango Forks, 14-4, for the 113-pound state title. The win avenged Piccininni's last loss - as an eighth-grader to Kelley. Piccininni earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award in the state tournament . Piccininni, who has a career record of 142-3, would like to become the second LI wrestler to win four state crowns. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

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