1956-57 Spencerport Rangers Varsity Wrestling Team
ON MAT: Mr. Bernabi, Egan, Spaziano. FRONT ROW: Newbauer, B.
Wittman, Gotts. BACK ROW: Johnston, Paige, Dini, DeLorenzo,
Russell, Granby, E. Whitman. (SOURCE: Panorama, Spencerport
Central School, 1957)
Coach Leo Bernabi has the nucleus of another undefeated wrestling
team with many veteran wrestlers returning to the squad. They
include: Bernie Wittman weighing 98 pounds, Dave Spaziano, 123;
Eugene Wittman, 127 (Sectional Champ 1955); Neil Schaeffer, 133
(undefeated 1955-56); Dave Egan, 138 (Sectional Champ 1956); Al
Granby, 145; Eugene Dini, 165 (Sectional Champ 1956) and Cesar
DeLorenzo, unlimited (Sectional Champ 1955).
Spencerport Central wrestlers captured their own Invitation
Wrestling Tournament. Perry Central did, however, manage to tie
Coach Bernabi's squad in the number of champions, 5. Final team
scores were: Spencerport-79, Perry Central-59, Alexander Central-56,
Individual winners for S.C.S. were 112-lb. Dave Spaziano outpointed
Paul Glor (Alex.) 8-0, 120 lb. Dave Egan outpointed Ken Lewis
(Hornell) 6-0, 127-lb. Gene Wittman outpointed Alton Beechler (Alex.)
9-3, 175 lb. Gene Dini outpointed Stan Staba (Alex.) 3-0, unlimited
Cesar DeLorenzo won by default over Joe Fuller (Perry).
Other S.C.S. finalists were Bernie Wittman, Jack Newbauer, Gordy
Paige and Al Granby.