The Port Washington varsity wrestling team recently concluded another successful year.
Despite a season plagued with illness and a varsity line-up that included many underclassmen, the Port Washington squad finished the season with a 14-10 dual meet record, according to head coach Anthony Schettino.
“We’re very excited for the future and extremely proud of our wrestler’s efforts and accomplishments this past season,” Schettino said.
Schettino said the squad’s biggest wins came against powerhouse league rivals Hicksville, Garden City and Sewanhaka East.
They also managed to pick up victories against teams from Suffolk County such as, Copiague, Bayport Bluepoint and Hampton Bays, Schettino said.
In addition, eighth grader Dan Gibson, sophomores Andrew Gaudiuso and Mark Napoli, and senior captains Michael Nahas and Henry Burns were all named Nassau Qualifying finalists.
Gaudiuso, Nahas, and Gibson were also named Nassau Conference Champions as well.
Schettino said Nahas capped off his career as a two time Nassau Conference Champion, an All-County wrestler, and was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Nassau Qualifying Tournament.
Nahas also made history by scoring 124 career victories with Port Washington and became the fourth wrestler in program history to reach 100 wins.
Gibson also made history by becoming a Nassau Conference Champion and the youngest to earn All-County honors.
He was also the youngest Nassau County Finalist in program history, in which he finished in second place at the County Championships on February 12 at Hofstra University.
Gibson also became the youngest wrestler in Port Washington’s program to reach the NYSPHSAA Section VIII Finals.
The eighth grade wrestler finished his season 25-5 overall, where he wrestled in two weight classes. He sports a 9-3 record at 113 pounds and a 16-2 mark at 106 pounds.
“Dan already has his sights on a future county title and knows what it will take to get there,” Schettino said.