Pine Bush junior Chris Cuccolo, a 2013 Section 9 99-pound champion, is transferring to St. Benedict’s (N.J.) Prep for his senior season.
Cuccolo’s ultimate goal is to wrestle at Division I West Point. He believes a move to St. Benedict’s, which wrestles a national schedule, will increases his chances.
“They wrestle all over the country,” Cuccolo said. “I can get my name out there more than Section 9.”
St. Benedict’s finished 14th at the national prep school championships in February. The team wrestles in high-profile tournaments including the Super 32, Beast of the East and Ironman.
Cuccolo will be wrestling at 106 pounds for St. Benedict’s coach Omar Feliciano, who will be in his first season. Feliciano is Cuccolo’s club coach at Scorpions in Fairfield, N.J.
St. Benedict’s had three wrestlers earn all-American Prep honors last season.