Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Gabe Greenberg gets ready to make a move before winning his match.

Gedalia Akselrod squares off with his opponent before making a pin.

Asher Powers making one of two pins.

Max Schechter pushes down his opponent before pinning him.

The TABC Storm prides itself on wrestling against the best opponents. They take on both yeshivas and public schools throughout the season. In two recent match-ups, they won one and lost one against strong public school programs.

On December 17, the Pascack Valley Indians visited TABC. The Storm had an impressive outing against a traditionally strong team, beating their visitors in 10 of 16 match-ups. Winners included seniors Gabe Greenberg and co-captains Ben Antosofsky and Max Schechter. Junior Mikey Schwartz and sophomore Ari Gross won their matches. Seniors Moshe Gutfreund and Asher Powers had great nights, with two wins each.

On January 3, the Storm visited perennial grappling powerhouse Parsippany High School, the reigning North 1 Freedom Division champions. The Spartans won 7 of 11 matches.

But TABC (5-3 overall) did have reasons to celebrate. Senior co-captain Schechter continued his winning streak with a pin in the first period, taking his record to 8-0. There were also wins by seniors Powers and Greenberg, as well as freshman Yosef Kryzman.

By Barry Schechter