LARCHMONT, N.Y. - The opportunity presented itself for John Guido and the Port Chester junior was not going to allow it to slip by.
Guido executed a throw and went on to pin Glen Coves Nick McAdams, in 59 seconds, to win the 145-pound title at the 38th annual Mamaroneck Tiger Wrestling Tournament, Saturday, at Hommocks Middle School.
Port Chester finished third, with 181.5 points, behind champion Glen Cove and runner-up Clarkstown North. Joey Rodriguez finished second at 113 pounds for the Rams, who also had 12 other wrestlers finish in the top six.
He beat the first seed so I knew he was a good wrestler and I knew he was strong, said Guido, who finished third here last year. I wasnt looking for it, but when I saw the move was there, I had to go with it and I hit it.
Once Guido had McAdams on his back, he was not letting him go, exerting all of his force to finish off the match. It felt good when I hit it and then I had him in the tight grip, Guido said. I was not going to let him get out.
After finishing third last year, I wanted to get back here and win it this year. Rodriguez wrestled well in a 2-0 loss to Clarkstown Norths Justin Hong in the 113-pound final. Hong recorded a takedown in the first period, then fought off repeated attempts by Rodriguez to turn him in the the third period. Rodriguez appeared to have had Hong turned in the third, only to have him belly down.
Port Chester assistant coach Joe Facciola said, despite the result, it was one of Rodriguezs best matches this season.
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