AMHS Wrestler Claims “All-American” Title

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For the first time in the history of Amityville Memorial High School athletics, 15-year-old sophomore, Deonte Wilson, earned the title of “Sophomore All-American” wrestler following his impressive performance at the 2016 National High School Coaches Association National Wrestling Championships.
 
Wilson, along with his coaches, traveled to the Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia to compete against some of the top wrestlers in the nation from April 1-3. After dropping his opening bout in a sudden 3-2 victory, Wilson went on to win seven straight matches including wins against two state champions, two overtime wins, two major decisions and a victory over fellow Long Islander, Maguire Horl, from St. Anthony’s High School. Wilson finished the competition in third-place in the 220-weight class, earning him the title of “Sophomore All-American” wrestler.

During his successful 2015-16 athletic season, Wilson was also named League VI Champion, Second XI Runner-up and State Qualifier.