Tonawanda News — Grade: Junior
Weight Class: 170
Stats: 45-6 record in 2013-14 with 29 pins, six technical falls and three major decisions.
The Scoop: Finished in first place at the CHSAA Tournament. ... Won MMA title for the third time. ... Won Ken-Ton, Niagara Officials and Batavia tournaments. ... Finished second at Lockport, Spencerport and Byron Bergen tournaments.
“As a wrestler, Richie’s fantastically talented. He’s consistently getting better, and I don’t think we’ve seen him wrestle at his best yet, which is scary for a guy who’s been wrestling at the varsity level since the seventh grade. Richie’s also a good, fun-loving kid and has a great personality.”
— St. Joe’s coach Pete Kennedy