Sag Harbor brothers Adam and John Busiello took first in their weight classes in last week’s Suffolk County wrestling championships at John Glenn High School in Elwood, an event sanctioned by USA Wrestling.
Despite their obvious youth, Adam is a third grader at Sag Harbor Elementary and John is a sixth grader at Pierson, both boys are experienced wrestlers, earning All-American status last year at the Northeast Nationals in York, Pa.
Next up for the pair, who travel to Finest Fitness in Patchogue several times a week in the winter to train with the RaZor Wrestling Club, are the New York State championships in Endicott, N.Y. on March 5. The last tournament of their season is the Ohio Tournament of Champions in Columbus, Ohio on April 24.
The boys do wrestle locally in their off-season, occasionally working out with Bonac varsity coach Joe Russo and his assistant (and father) Lou Russo in the East Hampton youth wrestling program.
In nailing down their county titles this past weekend, Adam pinned all four of his competitors in the 65-pound Intermediate Division while John overcame a three-time state champion in winning the 85-pound Novice Division.