Cold Spring Wrestler Wins Championship

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 and Garbowski (Photo provided)

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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