2015-16 Croton-Harmon Tigers
Coach — Sam Occhipinti
How many years have you been coaching at your current school? I am entering my 29th year coaching at Croton.
How did you team do last season? 1-12 dual meet record and placed 14th in the Division 2 sectional tournament.
Who are your top returning wrestlers? Thomas Barsuch, Chris Columbo, Sean Martin, Alex Julian, Jake Dominello and Brendan Stierli.
Who are the top wrestlers that you lost to graduation? None.
What is the strength of your lineup? A strong off-season of recruiting will allow us to cover most of the weight classes this season. We may surprise a few teams this year.
What will be the biggest challenge for your team? As a team composed mostly of ninth and 10th graders, the biggest challenge will be to be competitive in all dual meets, as well as in tournaments. I think we’re moving in the right direction to meet that challenge.
Will you host any tournaments? None.
Which team(s) is your top rival? With a young team sprinkled with a few experienced wrestlers, every team on our schedule will be viewed as a rival.
What are your team goals for the season? This team is capable of doing well in our league and winning additional dual meets during the season…something we have had difficulty with over the past two seasons. I think with improved numbers on our roster and experienced team leaders, that will be an attainable goal. We can only get better than we have been.
On deck: Clarkstown North
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