Varsity Wrestling Tournament
@ Madison Junior High School
Thursday & Friday, April 10-11, 1924
TECH WRESTLERS WIN FOUR EVENTS
Take Individual Honors in Mat Contests.
Saturday, April 12, 1924
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© 1924 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
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Technical High won four of the final bouts in the Individual
Interscholastic Wrestling Meet held last night at Madison Junior High
Gymnasium. East High was right behind the Tech wrestlers, winning three
of the finals and West High won two events. The Tech grapplers won first
place in the 105-pound class, 118-pound class, 126-pound class, and the
147-pound class. The East Siders won first in the 112-pound class,
135-pound class and 175-pound class. West High won first place in the
160-pound class and in the class over 175 pounds.
The feature match of the evening as was predicted was the match between
Sam Krepack of East High, and Peter Bartolomeo of Technical High. This
was the third meeting of the year between this pair and honors were even
between the bouts. Krepack won the judge's decision in fifteen minutes
because he was much stronger that Batolomeo and showed more
Kress wins at 147.
The big surprise of the evening came in the 147-pound class when Kress,
of Technical High, was pitted against Meyer, the East High captain. This
pair are old rivals and in the two years that they have matched against
each other the Technical High wrestler was never able to gain a decision
until last night. The end of this bout came very suddenly. Kress, who
from the start had done all the leading, picked up Meyer and threw him
to the mat. It seemed as if Meyer's shoulder had barely touched the mat
when referee Sol Hoffman tapped Kress to give him the match by fall.
Plenty of the spectators thought that the referee had not waited long
enough to award a decision.
In the opening bout Schwartz, of Tech, defeated Mooney, of Charlotte, in
a fast bout. James Geraci, of East, threw Dick Collamer, another East
High man, in the 112-pound class. Anthony Gentile, of West, put up a
pretty battle against Sommers, the Tech star, but lost out by a judges'
decision in the 118-pound class.