Friday, 26 February 2010 00:00
Daniel Cataldi, a senior at Great Neck South, won the 140-pound final in the Nassau County Division 1 Wrestling Championships at a packed stadium at Hofstra University on Feb. 14. Daniel Cataldi defeated defending Nassau County champion and All American Dylan Palacio of Long Beach. In addition to the Nassau County first-place champion title Daniel Cataldi was awarded both the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award and the Champion of Champions Award and Newsday named him Athlete of the Week. It is the first time in 32 years that Great Neck South has had a first-place county wrestling champion. Daniel Cataldi will now move on to wrestle in the New York State championship held in Albany, Feb. 26-27. Daniel Cataldi will wrestle next year at Brown University.