Six Locust Valley wrestlers qualify for state championships

Locust Valley High School wrestlers Robbie Burns, Justin Dvorak, C.J. Kelly, Dylan Mueller, Finn O’Brien and Thomas Rutherford all qualified for the New York State boys wrestling individual championships during the county tournament at Cold Spring Harbor High School on Feb. 9 and 10.

Burns, Kelly and O’Brien became county champions at the tournament, while Mueller finished second in his weight class and Dvorak and Rutherford finished third in theirs.

“I can’t say how incredibly proud of this group I am,” coach Brush said. “It was definitely not an easy road for any of them, but despite any challenges they pushed through and kept fighting and I know they will continue to upstate.”

All six students will head up to Albany to represent the Falcons on Feb. 23 and 24 with hopes of becoming state champions.