The match featured two undefeated state champions and the wrestler from Long Beach emerged victories.
Dylan Palacio, the Long Beach senior wracked up a 41-0 record and won a Division I state wrestling title last month, pinned undefeated New Jersey state champion Raamiah Bethea of Trenton Central at the New York / New Jersey All-Star Wrestling Challenge at Clarkstown South High on Sunday.
Wrestling at 152 pounds, Palacio had the only pin and earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors as the Long Island contingent went 5-1 and New York held on for the 27-23 win, according to Newsday. Palacio said:
"I got the rush before the match. I knew the match would be straight doubles, everything he had. I have great defense. We fought and fought, and it was one of the best matches of the day."
Last month, Palacio won an 11-4 decision over Half Hollow Hills West’s Tyler Grimaldi in the 160-pound Division I state final at Times Union Center in Albany.