Wrestler Elie Farah '19 Wins NYSAIS State Championship
The Dalton Wrestling team finished their season with a strong showing at the NYSAIS State Tournament. Four Dalton wrestlers grappled their way into the finals -- Jake Intrater '19, William Swett '18, Jamaal Spence '20, and Elie Farah '19.
Swett's trip to the final capped off one of the most successful wrestling careers in Dalton history marking the 4th time he has made the finals of the State Tournament.His four strong years of competition earned him the New York State Wrestling Coaches Association's Iron Horse Award.
The event was capped off for Dalton when Farah took the mat in the finals of the 195-pound weight class. He wasted no time in earning his spot atop the podium pinning his opponent in only 38 seconds, even taking time to smile at his teammates in the process. By winning the NYSAIS State Championship, Farah went on to represent the association at the New York State Wrestling Federation Championship in Albany, NY at the Times Union Center.
Story submitted by Middle School Math Teacher and Athletics Coach Cory Cowles