Mock Wins ‘Most Outstanding’ Award, Paces Blue Devils

 Huntington wrestler Ryan Mock, top, smothers his opponent last Saturday. (Photo / Huntington School District).

Huntington wrestler Ryan Mock, top, smothers his opponent last Saturday. (Photo / Huntington School District).

Huntington wrestler Ryan Mock won five matches and captured the 113-pound weight class and Most Outstanding Wrestler Award to pace the Blue Devils last Saturday in the “A” bracket of a round robin tournament at Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.

Mock pinned three foes and took a 19-1 technical fall and 7-2 decision en route to his title. The senior is ranked fourth overall in Suffolk.

Teams from Patchogue-Medford, Kings Park, Port Jefferson, Harborfields and New York City’s Grand Street Campus vied against the Blue Devils during the course of the five-round tournament, which stretched into the early evening.

“There were some very tough matches today,” said Travis Smith, Huntington’s head coach. The tournament featured A and B brackets, which separated some of the more experienced wrestlers from those who have less time logged on the mat.

Huntington senior Charlie Gadson won three matches, including pins in 1:13 and 1:29 and a 10-4 decision to grab the 220-pound weight class crown. Aiden McCooey (170 pounds) and Khari McNeil (285 pounds) both took second place in their respective weight class.

McCooey’s victories included a pin in 5:59 and a 10-4 decision. He also won a match when one of his opponents forfeited. McNeil pinned three foes in 2:51, 2:18, 26 seconds and 1:55. His only loss came to Harborfields’ Sean Dall, 1-0.

Sean Flick placed third at 99 pounds, notching pins in 48 seconds, 1:06 and 5:15. Aeden McDonald was third at 106 pounds, picking up a pin in 1:50. Robert Simon was third at 180 pounds with 5-4 and 1-0 decisions. Ryan Stieve took fourth place at 195 pounds with a pin in 2:44.

Isiah Rodriquez (120 pounds), Taji Anthony (126 pounds) and Kareem Chapman (152 pounds) all took fifth place in their respective weight class. William Mejia placed sixth at 145 pounds.

Coach Smith is assisted by Kieran Mock and Peter Fusco.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Smith said. “We see plenty to work on.”

The Blue Devils are set to travel to Miller Place on Saturday for another tournament before beginning their dual meet schedule next week.