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York vs. Gettysburg Match to Benefit York Area Down Syndrome Association

YORK, Pa. - In support of the York Area Down Syndrome Association, the #22 York College wrestling team hosts Gettysburg College on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 pm in the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center's M&T Bank Field House. The match's proceeds will be donated to this outstanding organization!

The YADSA provides support, education, fellowship, and encouragement to families and friends who have a loved one with Down Syndrome. Meeting on a monthly basis, YADSA provides services to support and encourage parents of newborns with Down Syndrome. Informative guest speakers and video presentations are offered periodically. Annual activities include a summer activity, holiday party, and the annual Buddy Walk.

The YCP Winning for Down Syndrome event features the #22 Spartans are coming off a solid tie for third place at the outstanding New Standard Corporation Invitational. Junior Chris Albright captured the title at 141 pounds, defeating both the #2 and #3 ranked wrestlers in Division III to defend his championship. Alex Martocello, ranked #1 at 184 pounds, reached the finals before dropping a result to #2 Mike Denver of TCNJ in overtime. Kyle Minogue (197) and George Saliba (285) also reached the championship bout for the Green and White while Chris Gugliotti grabbed third at 149.

Gettysburg visits York sporting a 1-0 record having competed in four tournaments already this season. Their dual meet victory came on November 9, with a 36-12 triumph over Scranton. Zach Thomson has proven a force for the Bullets at 165 pounds. He currently stands at 17-1 on the season and has posted four pinfalls and six majors. Matt Spano (133) has posted a 16-5 mark while Kevin Poplaski (285) sports a 15-6  record this season.

YADSA's monthly members meetings are held every third Friday at Christ's American Baptist Church - 730 Menges Mill Road, Spring Grove PA 17362.  Food and drinks are provided starting at 6pm. eetings from 6:45pm to 8:30, with speakers and other helpful information. Child care is provided. Come join us!         

(all YADSA information courtesy of www.yorkareadownsyndrome.org)  

PHOTO: Alex Martocello wrestles during the 2011 New Standard Corporation on Saturday, December 3, in York. Courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications student-photographer.

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