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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