Kevin Barry, a Cold Spring resident who is a senior at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, won the Catholic High School Athletic Association state wrestling championship on Feb. 11 in the 182-pound class.
Barry entered the tournament, held on Staten Island, as the sixth seed of 16 wrestlers in the weight class. He won the title after executing a double overhook throw against an opponent from Long Island and pinning him at 1:06 in the first period.
To reach the title match, Barry pinned a wrestler from Buffalo in 42 seconds and defeated the division’s top seed (and third overall), from Long Island, 11-0. On the second day, he defeated a wrestler from Iona Prep in New Rochelle and another from Buffalo to reach the finals.
Stepinac teammate and Putnam Valley resident Joe Garbowski placed fourth in the 285-pound class.
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