Eighth-grader Zack Ryder is NYSPHSAA wrestling champ in the 126 lb. weight class

Zack celebrating his wrestling winCongratulations to eighth-grader Zack Ryder, who is the 2020 NYSPHSAA state champion in the 126 lb. weight class after winning first place at NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Arena in Albany this past weekend.

Zack is 47-3 this season, with a 90-7 career record thus far!

Minisink Valley had a strong showing in the state championship meet!  Junior Adam Fenner won third place in his 285 lb. weight class. He is 48-2 this season with a 110-16 career record thus far.   Freshman Ethan Gallo earned sixth place in his 182 lb. weight class.   His is 43-3 this season, with a current career record of 76-13.

“We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of our three NYSPHSAA medal winners at last weekend’s state wrestling championships,” said Athletic Director Tim Bult. “They have worked extremely hard all year and their efforts have paid incredible dividends. Eighth-grader  Zack Ryder continued his dominance over every wrestler he faced as he won his first state title and bought home Minisink Valley’s third state  wrestling championship. As a freshman, Ethan Gallo placed sixth and junior Adam Fenner moved up from last year’s fifth place to third in the state in 2020. Congratulations to the hardest working wrestlers in New York State.”

See more photos on the district’s Facebook page.