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WNY Athletics Wrestler of the Week: Carmine Calimeri

Southwestern 8th grader Carmine Calimeri has been selected as the WNY Athletics Wrestler of the Week for the week of Monday, January 31st to Saturday, February 5th, 2022.

Calimeri went a perfect 4-0 at the Section VI Class C/D Tournament on the way to the 102-pound individual title. Calimeri started the day with two first minute pins followed by a 7-4 decision over the 3-seed in the semifinal. In the championship match, Calimeri faced off with Medina’s defending Section VI champion. After falling behind in the first period, Calimeri used a big second period to close the gap in the match score. Then, thirty-five seconds into the 3rd period, Calimeri got a takedown straight to near fall to secure the pin for the 102-pound title. Calimeri’s day helped the Trojans to a 4th place team finish in the final team score as well. Carmine is a returning sectional 4th place finisher from the 2021 season and is the 2-seed for this weekend’s Section VI Division II Championships.

Carmine, who has been a big part of the success of the #6 Trojans this year, is described by his coaches as a model teammate, very coachable, and always respectful both on and off the mat.


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