Four Warwick athletes win Section 9 championships


Four Warwick athletes win Section 9 championships

February 12, 2024

At the Section 9 Division I wrestling championships on Feb. 10, Warwick’s Brady Judd defeated Jordan Busby of Newburgh Free Academy in the 118-pound finals to win gold medal at Monroe-Woodbury High School.

The top three finishers in each weight class advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships on Feb. 23-24 at MPV Arena in Albany. Judd will be joined at the state tournament by teammates Griffin Petzold, Michael Accardo and Johnny Accardo, who won third-place matches.

Petzold defeated Joseph Uhrig of Minisink Valley 6-2 in the third-place match at 138 pounds. Michael (152) Accardo beat Jack Bucci of Saugerties 5-3, and his brother Johnny Accardo (190) pinned Minisink Valley’s Keith Henry.

In the first-ever Section 9 girls wrestling tournament on Feb. 11, Warwick freshman Victoria Alvarado won the championship at 138-pounds. She pinned Monticello’s Ashlin Garcia in 54 seconds in the finals. Alvarado pinned Asanya Barham of Monroe-Woodbury in 28 seconds in the semifinals. Alvarado was seeded eighth at 138 pounds in the tournament.

The first girls wrestling state championship will be held next year.


The Wildcats also captured championships in the Section 9 Class A indoor track and field championship meet at West Point on Feb. 10.

In the girls meet, Warwick’s Lily Beattie won the pole vault by clearing 12 feet. Teammate Reagan Smith was second in the 1,500-meter race walk. Beattie also competed in the prestigious Millrose Games at the Armory in Manhattan, taking second place with a personal-record vault of 13 feet, 5.25 inches.

In the boys Section 9 meet, Luke Beattie finished first in the pole vault (15 feet) and teammate Klaus Lindenau took third (13-6). Beattie also placed third in the 55-meter dash (6.68 seconds).



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