OV wrestlers excel at New York tournament

OTTER VALLEY JUNIOR Caleb Whitney holds the trophy he earned for winning the 138-pound division at the 50th Annual Livermore Wrestling Invitational in upstate New York on Saturday.

ELLENBURG DEPOT, N.Y. — Several members of the Otter Valley wrestling team fared well in a Saturday tournament hosted by Northern Adirondack High School, including junior Caleb Whitney, who won the 138-pound weight class.

Whitney went 5-0 in the round robin tournament, pinning his first four opponents in the first round and defeating his Essex opponent, 7-2, in his fifth and final match. It was his first tournament championship.

Senior Sam Martin went 4-1 with four pins at 215, but fell in his final match and settled for second place.

Freshman Kingston Cotter also earned second place in a lightly populated 120-pound class after splitting two matches, winning by pin in his victory.

Freshman Isaac Whitney at 189 had the next best result. Isaac Whitney finished in a three-way tie for first with a 4-1 record with four pins, but had to settle for third on a mat-time tiebreaker.

Sophomore Simon Martin also earned a third-place result at 215, as did junior Malachi Sheldrick at 152.

Tucker Babcock at 160 and Derek Li at heavyweight also competed for the OV varsity squad at the tournament.

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