Panthers release 2015-2016 Competition Schedule

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Two-time Section 1 Champion Cliffton Wang returns for his junior campaign.

Five home dual meets plus a refreshed field for the 34th Annual Panther Tough Invitational highlight Edgemont’s 2015-2016 schedule.

Panther grapplers open their season on Thursday, December 3rd in the preliminary rounds of the Section 1 Dual Meet Championships at Pleasantville HS. If the Panthers advance through the quarter and semifinal rounds, the championship finals will be contested on Thursday, December 10th at a location to to be decided.

“I’m excited about the competition schedule we’ve put together this winter for our student-athletes. They will be challenged at every turn, which is exactly what we need to prepare them to excel in the post-season. With a good mix of veterans and younger wrestlers, this is exactly the kind of schedule we need to build champions this year and in the future,” said Coach Pete Jacobson

The home slate kicks off with the Port Chester Rams on Tuesday, December 8th. Other home duals include the Harrison Huskies on Thursday, January 7th; the Croton-Harmon Tigers on Thursday, January 14th; and the Hastings Yellow Jackets on Thursday, January 28th.

Edgemont also plays host to this year’s incarnation of the Bronx River Cup – the annual cross-town rivalry match against the Scarsdale Raiders. While normally contested on a Friday evening late in January, due to scheduling conflicts, this year’s Bronx River Cup will be wrestled at Edgemont High School on Tuesday, January 26th at 4:30 PM.

The 34th Annual Panther Tough Invitational will feature 18 teams from Section 1, Section 9, Catholics and Connecticut, battling it out on Saturday, January 30th. This is one of the Section’s largest tournaments and is always competitive. Returning squads include: Croton-Harmon, Eastchester,Edgemont, Hen Hud, Irvington, Monticello, Mount Vernon, New Fairfield, Rye, Salesian, Westlake, Woodlands and defending champion, Yonkers. New entrants this year include Beacon, New Rochelle, Pawling, Port Chester and Stepinac.

Other highlights of the schedule include a return trip to the always-challenging Center Moriches Duals in Suffolk County on December 19th and 20th, where the Panthers square off in nine dual meets over two days against some of the toughest teams on Long Island. Additionally, the Ted Murphy Shoreline Classic on January 9th pits the Panther grapplers against the largest tournament field in Section 1. Finally, several selected wresters will compete in the Eastern States Classic on January 15th and 16th at Sullivan County Community College, billed as the toughest tournament in New York State; and in the Westchester County Championships on January 23rd at Yonkers High School.

The post season for the Panthers kicks off with the Section 1 Championships, hosted this year at Pearl River High School, on Friday and Saturday, February 12th and 13th. The New York State Championships are two weeks later on Friday and Saturday, February 26th and 27th, returning once again to Albany’s Times Union Arena.

Thu 12/3 Section 1 Dual Meet Championships @ Pleasantville 4:30 PM
Sat 12/5 Horace Greeley Duals 9:30 AM
Sat 12/5 Hen Hud JV Tournament 8:30 AM
Tues 12/8 Port Chester @ Home 4:30 PM
Thur 12/10 Section 1 Dual Meet Championsip Finals (if team qualifies) 4:30 PM
Fri 12/11 Yorktown JV Tournament 4:00 PM
Sat 12/12 North Rockland Tournament 9:00 AM
Sat 12/12 Mamaroneck Tournament 9:30 AM
Wed 12/16 @ New Rochelle 4:30 PM
Sat 12/19 Center Moriches Duals 8:30 AM
Sun 12/20 Center Moriches Duals 8:30 AM
Thur 1/7 Harrison @ Home 4:30 PM
Sat 1/9 Shoreline Tournament @ New Rochelle 8:45 AM
Sat 1/9 Clarkstown South JV TBA
Tue 1/12 @ Irvington (LEAGUE) 4:30 PM
Thur 1/14 Croton @ Home (LEAGUE) 4:30 PM
Fri 1/15 Eastern States Classic @ Sullivan County C.C. 10:40 AM
Sat 1/16 Eastern States Classic @ Sullivan County C.C. 9:00 AM
Sat 1/16 Hen Hud Tournament 9:00 AM
Wed 1/20 @ Woodlands (LEAGUE) 4:30 PM
Sat 1/23 Westchester County Championships @ TBA 9:00 AM
Sat 1/23 Herricks Tournament 10:30 AM
Tue 1/26 Bronx River Cup vs. Scarsdale @ Home (Full Gym) 4:30 PM
Thu 1/28 Hastings @ Home (LEAGUE) 4:30 PM
Sat 1/30 Edgemont Panther Tough Invitational Tournament 9:00 AM
Wed 2/3 JV Meet @ Rye Country Day 4:30 PM
Fri 2/12 Section 1 Championships @ Pearl River 4:15 PM
Sat 2/13 Section 1 Championships @ Pearl River 9:15 AM
Fri 2/26 NY State Championships @ Times Union Center, Albany 9:30 AM
Sat 2/27 NY State Championships @ Times Union Center, Albany 9:30 AM

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