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Sports Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, February 17, 2011

Casullo gets third, Holoday gets coaching award

By Jordan J. Michael

BERNE –– The Berne-Knox-Westerlo wrestling season ended with some good news.

Junior Matt Casullo, after losing in the 152-pound quarterfinals to Mike Green of Cobleskill, won four matches in a row to take third place in the Section II state qualifiers on Saturday in Glens Falls.

Casullo finished the year with a 29-10 overall record and now has 77 career wins for the Bulldogs. By placing third on Saturday, Casullo scored extra points for next season.

“He wrestled back really hard because he wasn’t going to accept anything less,” Head Coach Jeff Vogel said this week. “He had a few pins in there. It was a dominating performance.”

Vogel’s assistant, Rich Holoday, was named Junior Varsity Coach of the Year this week. Vogel said that Holoday brought another perspective to the program, something it needed.

“It gives the kids another personality to relate with,” said Vogel. “He’s a young guy, so he can wrestle with the kids. It’s a nice lift.”

BKW had its best season in 2011 since forming a team in 2004. The Bulldogs finished third in a loaded Class D field and had four wrestlers place in the top eight of the state qualifiers last weekend. 

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