Step onto the mat with Newsday's high school writers as they cover Long Island wrestling.
Live from the Suffolk championships
Good afternoon from Stony Brook, where the Suffolk County wrestling championships are going on.
We're in the quarterfinal round (sorry for the delay, we had some internet troubles), but before I get you up to date on everything that's happening, let's give you a quick tournament preview.
Defending champs: Mike Soria (Kings Park), Damon McQueen (Huntington), Ken Collado (Hauppauge), Nick Meinsen (Glenn), Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point), Andy Rodriguez (Central Islip), Anthony Volpe (Rocky Point), Billy Coggins (Rocky Point).
Defending team champs: Glenn
Defending team runner-up: Hauppauge
Most qualifiers: Glenn, 18
What to watch for: With three wins today, Dutton will surpass Jesse Jantzen of Shoreham-Wading River for the most wins in Long Island history with 222. Coming into the day he is 43-0 on the season.
Also, Collado, the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament last season and a state champ two seasons ago, is slated to take on Pete DeTore of Westhampton (who he beat in last year's 112-pound final) in the quarterfinal round.