State wrestling champ 2014: Nick Piccininni

The Ward Melville junior became the third Suffolk wrestler in the 52-year history of the New York State tournament to win three state championships. Piccininni capped a 45-0 season with a 3-0 win over East Islip junior Jesse Dellavecchia in the 120-pound final. He extended his winning streak to 133 bouts and his overall career record is 183-3. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware and Gregg Sarra) (Photo Credit: Thomas A. Ferrara and Pat Orr)

Portrait of Ward Melville wrestler Nick Piccininni in the Newsday studio on the afternoon of March 5, 2014. He is a member of the 2014 Newsday high school all star wrestling team.

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