Brendan Should be nominated, what’s wrong with you?
Hi. My name is Kieran Ryan, Senior wrestler out of Tappan Zee High School. I started my wrestling quest at the modified level and continued on JV through my Freshman, Sophmore, and Junior years. I floated around the 182 weight class through those years and last year became the Junior Varsity county champion at 170 pounds even though I missed weight that morning at the 160 weight class. This year was my time to shine. With an opening in the lineup at 152 I cut my brains out to get down to weight and defend my Varsity spot. I wrestled through the first half of the year pretty decent but my weight was a factor, when Christmas came that 2 pound allowance saved me a couple bucks on Pedialyte and made the cut a bit easier. In the month of January I had my mind set on the Rockland county championships. The week before counties I was focused on something just as important, my final home match, senior night. I ran out on the mat in my home gym for the last time... knowing that I have never won a wrestling match in this gym made it even more nerve racking. I ended up going out there and getting 6 for my team in front of a massive home (senior night) crowd of a whopping 18 people. The day finally came and I was the 7 seed, I may have got lat dropped a couple times throughout the day but I somehow found myself in the 5th place match. I knew I could do it... shut up all those haters especially that guy Vince from lohud that didn’t even have me making to this match. I ended up losing that match but still wasn’t too upset knowing that I had many people sleeping on me going into that tournament as the 7 seed and ending up placing 6th. Now it was time to refocus on quite possibly the last tournament of my career...divisions. One week later I found myself weighing in at 154 pounds for what I though would be the last time... but it wasn’t. U already know I went full send and lat dropped myself all the way into the third place match. In this match I would end up lat dropping another tough yet very respectful opponent to receive my bronze medal and a trip to sections(even tho I already qualified by making the 3rd place match). Sections came around and I was for sure this time that sometime throughout the day I would have my last high school wrestling match. I ended up going two and out and it was very unfortunate to realize that the sport that I dedicated my life and reputation to would come to an end for me. I ended up finishing the season with somewhere around a 13-16 record. May have not been above .500 but was still acceptable for my first year on varsity. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I was not even supposed to make that 5th place match at counties, or win my final home match, or even qualify for sections, but in the end I DID. That’s what matters. So Vince I would like you to know that I and extremely upset that I am not even in the conversation for Rockland County Wrestler of the Year. Thank you.
Hello. My name is brendan Whooley. I am a little dumb founded I’m not on this list. As all my fans know, I had a competitive loss in the out brackets at county’s, and also looked very good in an 0-2 showing at divisions. I know I’m only a sophmore, but me and shan will be devastated if I don’t get the award. Thank you all. Please use the hashtag #GetBrendanNominated and get it trending on twitter. Thank you.
Rockland county wrestler of the year !!
Jake has dominated his opponents all throughout the postseason while some how flying under the radar. He Is a humble competitor and deserves the title of Wrestler of the Year.