Deonte Wilson Wins State Wrestling Title

Deonte Wilson Wins State Wrestling Title photo
Amityville Memorial High School wrestler Deonte Wilson is a New York State champion. With four match wins in the state finals, the senior captured the title in the 285-pound weight class.

Deonte finished the season with a 31-2 record, then won his second consecutive Suffolk County championship on Feb. 11 at Suffolk County Community College. That earned him a berth in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s 2018 wrestling championships at the Times Union Center in Albany on Feb. 23 and 24, which he entered as the top-seeded wrestler in his weight class. With a win in the finals over a wrestler from Commack, he became Amityville’s first state champion in 17 years. 

“Deonte is a model athlete,” said Evan Farkas, director of athletics, physical education and health. “He leads by example and is a role model to our younger athletes. He is disciplined, has a great work ethic and is overall an amazing student.”

Deonte was led this season by head coach Greg McCoy and assistant coaches Mike Albano, Pat Fallot and Billy Maisel. From March 23-25, Deonte will compete at the National High School Coaches Association competition in Virginia Beach. He plans to continue wrestling in college and is in the process of selecting a school.