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January 19, 2009 - 1:28pm

Byron-Bergen grad, McInally, wins state wrestling title for RIT

posted by Brian Hillabush in sports, byron, wrestling.

Former Byron-Bergen standout Mike McInally won all five matches he wrestled over the weekend and was the only Division III grappler to win a championship at the New York State Championships Saturday at SUNY Oswego.

McInally's RIT team was seventh out of 18 teams in the team tournament. 

McInally was the No. 2 seed at 125 pounds and dropped Columbia's Kyle Gilchrist 6-2 in the semifinals and University at Buffalo's Dan Bishop 3-1 in the finals.

McInally is ranked fourth in Division III at 125 pounds and has a 22-0 record.

Russ Stresing
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Its a pretty special accomplishment for any DIII athlete to best DI and DII competition. I realize things are somewhat different in sports like wrestling, hockey and some others than in the "major" sports, but gaining admission to RIT and then having the discipline and talent to win a state title at the college level makes you one damned impressive individual.
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My cousin went to state finals seeing those guys you'd think all they do is buy steroids and juice but it's amazing to see how hard they work compared to other sports i don't think any athlete could keep up with them training.

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