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Newfane wrestling champ Andy Lucinski commits to UB

Newfane wrestling champ Andy Lucinski commits to UB

NFWOA Tournament at Niagara Community College

Cameron Catrabone from Williamsville North High School defeats Andy Lucinski from Newfane High School in the 99 lb. match during the NFWOA Tournament at Niagara Community College on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019.

Andy Lucinski of Newfane, a three-time sectional champion and twice runner-up in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association intersectional championships, verbally committed to wrestle at the University at Buffalo with a Twitter message on Monday.

"I choose UB because I’ve always wanted to wrestle there," Lucinski wrote. "I’ve gone to club practices and camps there since I was 7 and It’s always been my dream to wrestle there. I’ve known Coach Stutzman for about 6 years now, and I’m really comfortable there. I was also considering Edinboro, Clarion, Gannon and United States Merchant Marine Academy."

Lucinski was the second-place finisher in the state meet at 99 pounds in 2019 and at 106 in 2020 and has posted a 49-9 record at Newfane, according to statistics collected by Matburn.com. Four of his losses were decisions to Jace Schafer of Palmyra-Macedon, including the last two NYSPHSAA championships. Two of his three losses in 2019-20 were to Schafer. The other was to Brandon Cannon of Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) in the Eastern States Wrestling Classic, a top competition. Both Lucinski and Schafer will be eligible to return for the 2020-21 season.

Lucinski has captured three Section VI Division II championships, two at 99 pounds and last season at 106, when he won by decision over Brayden Newman of Falconer in the final.

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