On Tuesday, January 8, the Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West team defeated the fourth-seeded Highland Huskies 37-36 to win their first-ever Section 9 Dual Meet Championship! The match was tied 36-36 after all bouts were completed. ELS was awarded the victory because they won 8 bouts to the Huskies’ 7.
The team’s win at the Section 9 Dual Meet Championship qualified them for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association 2019 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships. The team travels to Syracuse on Friday, January 25 to stay overnight for the tournament the next day. They will compete at Onondaga Community College starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. There are two divisions with twelve teams in each division. ELS will compete as an unseeded team in Division II. Their first match is against top-seeded Tioga from Section 4.