Posted 25 February 2015, 6:16 pm by Vincent Mercogliano
After breaking down the Division 1 brackets yesterday, here is what I came up with for Division 2. Tonight’s live chat starts at 7:30, so be sure to come back soon!
Local competitors: Cliffton Wang, So., Edgemont (unseeded)
NOTES: As a two-time champ, Wang has been on this stage before. That always helps. He’s seen some of wrestlers in this bracket before, including sixth-seeded Michael Dusold of Locust Valley (who he lost a 9-2 decision to at Eastern States). His first round opponent will be fifth-seeded Zafar Iskandarov of Brooklyn International, who it doesn’t seem to have made it to states last season. That’s an advantage for Wang. He’s another one in a collection of young, but very talented D2 wrestlers from Section 1, so I don’t think a few wins are out of the question. Of course, if he were to reach the semis, he’d probably have to deal with top-seeded Frank Garcia of Norwich (Section 4), who is the defending champ at this weight.