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Mamaroneck's Youssif Hemida Wins State Championship In Wrestling

Youssif Hemida, right, defeats Vin Feola of Walt Whitman High School.
Youssif Hemida, right, defeats Vin Feola of Walt Whitman High School. Photo Credit: Contributed
Youssif Hemida, state wrestling champion, after winning it all in Albany on Saturday.
Youssif Hemida, state wrestling champion, after winning it all in Albany on Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- Youssif Hemida of Mamaroneck High School won a state championship in wrestling on Saturday by defeating 220-pound wrestlers from Chappaqua and Long Island.

The top-ranked Tiger defeated Brock Cvijanovich of Horace Greeley High School, 7-1, in the semifinals at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Hemida then edged Vin Feola of Walt Whitman High School, 5-2, in the state title match to win a state wrestling title for the first time in Mamaroneck school history.

Weekend attendance at the state wrestling championships was the largest since 2009 at 12,981.

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