On This Day in History | 1961

The Blue and White | Szabados (Back, 3rd from left), Sawyer (Back, 4th from left), McLean (Back, 4th from right), Leax (Front, 4th from left), Race (Front, 3rd from right), Kuo (Front, 2nd from right) & Hannas (Front, 1st on right)

On this day 50 years ago, the wrestling squad completed an undefeated dual meet season with a 25-14 victory over Riverdale. The win over their rivals from the Bronx gave the Brook the Ivy League Championship for the first of three straight years.

The Brook quickly took a 9-0 lead behind wins from Warren Hannas (4-1), Dick Kuo (5-0), and Ron Race (5-2). After the Blue and White dropped the 130-pound match, Jack Leax pinned his man in 5:17 to give the boys a 14-3 lead. Louis Szabados followed with a pin in the 141-pound class to build a 19-3 advantage from which their opponents would not recover. Jeff Sawyer won in the 157-pound match and Read McLean in the unlimited weight class to provide the final points.

Results

Riverhead26-26
New York Military Academy36-11
St. Paul’s22-17
Poly Prep32-9
Horace Mann35-8
Kings Park29-15
Trinity51-0
Hackley41-5
Riverdale25-14
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