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Horace Greeley Wrestling Surpassing Goals

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Scott Wymbs and his Horace Greeley wrestling teammates came into the current season with one of their goals being a .500 - or better - record. As of now, the Quakers have already surpassed this goal. The Quakers are currently 12-5, including second-place finishes at the Rye, Greeley and Cornwall Dual-Meet tournaments. In the three tournaments, the Quakers went 11-3 with two of the losses coming to Cornwall. Greeley is not taking the week off. Coach Mike DeBellis, a former Section 1 wrestling champion for Carmel, is taking the team to a tournament in Oswego Thursday. Wymbs, one of the captains along with senior John Russo, likes what he has seen this month. “We have improved a lot,” Wymbs said. “Everyone has been wrestling hard and been putting in the time by staying after to work with the coaches or by going to Iowa Style Wrestling with John (Degl).” Wymbs has also noticed a difference in attitude and approach to the sport. “The atmosphere in the room has changed," he said. "Everyone, including the coaches, is really into it.” Wymbs is one of six varsity wrestlers who began wrestling on modified. This has enabled Greeley to make progressive steps, annually, along with DeBellis introducing a kids’ wrestling club. Many of these young wrestlers will join modified having a knowledge of the sport. This will eventually lead to the continued progress of the varsity team. “This shows that we keep improving as a team and as a program," Wymbs said. "And each time we wrestle we keep getting better and better."

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