SCARSDALE, N.Y. Before Danny Kornberg stepped on the mat for the 220pound final of the 30th annual Edgemont Wrestling Tournament, he remembered a promise he made to his little sister, Stephanie.
The Edgemont senior promised Stephanie, who turned 8 on Saturday, that he would win the tournament for her. Kornberg, not wanting to disappoint his sister, went out and gave her a memorable birthday present.
Kornberg decisioned Collegiates Kevin Brumback 42 in overtime to win the title on Sunday.
He was one of four Panther champions as Edgemont won the team title for the first time in tournament history, amassing 228 points. Scarsdale finished second (179.5 points) and Horace Mann, coached by Ardsley graduate Gregg Cuilty, was third (178.5 points).
Tyler (99 pounds) and Trey Aslanian (113) and Sky Korek (106) won their respective weight classes. Trey Aslanian shared most outstanding wrestler honors with Scarsdales Jacob Berkowitz.
Following his title, Kornberg was greeted by Stephanie with a big hug.
Stephanie wanted me to win it and I promised her I would, Kornberg said with a big smile. I know she was very happy. I heard her screaming, You won! You won! It was very special.
Kornberg and Brumback were even at 22 after regulation. Kornberg executed a takedown with 15 seconds remaining in the oneminute overtime period.
I was working on trying to get underhooks to a throw-by single, but instead, he took a shot, Kornberg said. I was able to get him out of position on the shot and go behind him for the takedown and win.
Tyler Aslanian pinned James Kelly of Pearl River in the final and Trey Aslanian did the same to John Muldoon, also of Pearl River, in their final. Trey Aslanian, who decisioned Muldoon in the Ted Murphy Shoreline Classic 113final, pinned him in 34 seconds. Korek won by major decision, 113, in his title bout.
Team standings and key 1. Edgemont (Ed) 228 points; 2. Scarsdale (Sc) 179.5; 3. Horace Mann (HM) 178.5; 4. Pearl River (PR) 142; 5. Yonkers (Y) 121; 6. Mamaroneck (Mk) 120.5; 7. Pawling (Pw) 97; 8, Monticello (Mt) 78; 9. Collegiate (Col) 65; 10. Rye (R) 59; 11. Tie, Eastchester (E), Tuxedo (Tux) 53; 13. Westlake (Ws) 50.5; 14. Tie, Hackley (Hk), Mount Vernon (MV) 48; 16. Salesian (Sl) 45; 17. Woodlands (Wd) 34.
99 Tyler Aslanian (Ed) pin. James Kelly (PR), 4:26; 106 Skyler Korek (Ed) major dec. Lynn (Tux), 113; 113 Trey Aslanian (Ed) pin. John Muldoon (PR), :34; 120 Justin Gilston (HM) pin. Rameek McKenzie (Y), 2:50; 126 Gomez (Mt) pin. Dan Jureller (Sc), 5:08; 132 Zack Rico (Sl) pin. Colin Hopkins (Ed), 5:38; 138 Justin Seim (Hk) pin. Joe Koshakow (Sc), 2:58; 145 Ford (Col) dec. Russo (HM), 52; 152 Ben Miller (Mk) dec. Scott Porter (Pw), 42; 160 Dion Duran (Mk) won by injury default over Erik Derektor (HM); 170 Jack Braun (Sc) pin. Joe Simolacaj ®, 1:50; 182 Jacob Berkowitz (Sc) major dec. Oliver Mold (Pw), 130; 195 Simpson (MV) pin. Marji (Y), 4:31; 220 Danny Kornberg (Ed) dec. Brumback (Col), 42 OT; 285 Michael DAbbraccia (Mt) pin. Austin Lynch (Wd), 1:35.
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