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Svingala brothers remain unbeaten on the mat

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    Maple Hill wrestlers Trent Svingala (left) and Caleb Svingala (right) trained with four-time NCAA champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State over the weekend.

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    Maple Hill wrestlers Trent Svingala (left) and Caleb Svingala (right) both improved to 17-0 this season by winning the championship in their respective weight classes at the Jamie Mormile Tournament at Ravena High School on Saturday.

January 9, 2019 12:00 pm Updated: January 9, 2019 01:16 pm

RAVENA — Maple Hill’s Trent and Caleb Svingala kept their perfect records intact at 17-0 by winning the championship in their respective weight classes at the Jamie Mormile Wrestling Tournament at Ravena High School on Saturday.

Trent Svingala also posted his 100th consecutive varsity win in earning the championship in the 132-pound division. He defeated Watervliet’s Patrick Moore by technical fall in the final, 17-1. He earned a trip to the final by stopping Dillon Blanchard of Guilderland by technical fall in 2:05, 19-3 in the quarterfinals, then pinning Firas Zoha of Arlington in 1:15 in the semifinals.

Caleb Svingala defeated Peyton White of Watervliet in the championship match, 15-5. He needed just :31 to pin Shane Fallon of Taconic Hills in the quarterfinals, then pinned Jayden Rampolla of Arlington in 1:13 in the semis.

The Wildcats finished sixth out of 18 teams in the tournament with 131 points. Coxsackie-Athens was seventh with 117, Catskill finished ninth with 72 and Taconic Hills took 16th with 29 points. Arlington won the team title with 187 points. Guilderland was second with 186.5

A day after winning their championships, the Svingala brothers went right back to work, training with four-time NCAA national champion Logan Stieber of Ohio State. Stieber is one of only five collegiate wrestlers to ever win four titles and is regarded to be one of the best wrestlers of all time.

Catskill’s Forbes wins title

Catskill’s Richard Forbes won the the championship in the 170-pound weight class at the Jamie Mormile Wrestling Tournament at Ravena High School on Saturday.

Forbes defeated Austin Grant of Guilderland in the final, 3-2. He pinned Andrew Riley of Coxsackie-athens in the quarterfinals in 1:30, then earned a major decision over Bethlehem’s Nick Gicewicz, 12-1, in the semifinals.

Two Coxsackie-Athens grapplers made the finals. Dakota Anatriello lost in the 195-pound championship match to Tyler Grupe of Guilderland, 8-5. He punched his ticket to the final by pinning Joe Sturgis of Maple Hill in :36.

Devin Shader dropped a 14-7 decision in the 220-pound final to Sterling Spoon of Watervliet. He pinned Carlos Maldonado of Watervliet in 2:57 in the semifinals.