The 34th Annual Niagara Frontier Officials High School Wrestling Tournament will be held at Niagara Community College On January 2nd and 3rd, featuring some of the top wrestlers from the Western New York and Rochester area teams.

The 400 wrestler field will include three defending State Champions in Junior Kellen Devlin of Amherst, Senior Trevor Allard of Mexico and Sophomore Yianni Diakomihalis of Hilton High School. Diakomihalis captured the Super 32 title in Greensboro North Carolina in November and is currently ranked 4th in the nation by Intermat rankings at 120 pounds.

Regarding the schools competing for the team title, defending champion and number one ranked Large school Lockport will face a tough test competing against some of the premier teams from across New York State. Battling the Lions for the team title will be top ranked small school power Maple Grove, winners of the recent Cheektowaga duels, perennial powers Niagara Wheatfield, Kenmore West, Iroquois, Lancaster, Jamestown and Niagara Falls. Powerful Rochester and Syracuse area teams Spencerport, Webster Schroeder, Hilton and Mexico will also travel to NCCC to compete against Western New York’s finest.

Wrestling will begin on Friday at 11am and conclude at approximately 7pm. Saturday’s wrestling will then resume at 9am with Semi-finals taking place at pm and anticipated finals at 5:00pm.

The top wrestler will be awarded the Ilio DiPaolo Most Outstanding Wrestler Award as voted on by the NFWOA Officials in attendance. All members of the NFWOA who work the tournament will donate their services with proceeds going to support high school wrestling in Section Six.

For more information contact Don Sanderson at

Filed under: High School Wrestling

Tagged with: , , ,

Readers Comments (0)

Sorry, comments are closed on this post.