Written by Doug Axman Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:24
Senior Cassidy Exum won his second Nassau County Wrestling Championship to become a three-time All-County Wrestler. He defeated Christian Tartaglia of Cold Spring Harbor in the finals by a score of 9 to 1 to capture his second championship title in his career. Exum completed his season with a record of 32 wins and six losses, along with five individual tournament championships.
Exum represented Oyster Bay and Nassau County in the prestigious New York State Wrestling Championships in Albany. Along with Exum, five additional Baymen wrestlers achieved All-County honors. Tournament runner-ups were freshman Andre Perez, junior David Lapidus and sophomore Kevin Velasquez, all reaching the championship finals.
Eighth-grader Keith Cassar and senior Anthony Panella achieved All-County status by placing third in their respective weight class.
In the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament the previous week, Exum, Lapidus and Velasquez each won a Conference Championship. Andre Perez, Keith Cassar and Panella earned All-Conference honors.