CORNING - Corning-Painted Post High School took center stage on Sunday for the first annual Greg Partridge Duals.
The tournament featured five teams including Corning, Union-Endicott, Pittsford, Owego and West Genesee.
Pittsford led the field with a perfect 4-0 record on the day, West Genesee took second with a 3-1 record, Owego was 2-2, Corning went 1-3 and Union-Endicott was 0-4.
Corning's Matt Kline was named most outstanding wrestler going a perfect 4-0 on the day in the 99-145 weight class and Victor Elias of West Genesee was given the honor in the 152-285 weight class.
Also for the Hawks, Drew Witham went 5-0 at 113 pounds and Chase Daudelin wrestled to a 4-1 record at 126 pounds.
Formerly titled the Corning Duals, Sunday was the first installment of the name change honoring former Corning Hawks wrestler Greg Partridge with the largest dual meet that the Hawks host in their season.
Partridge graduated Corning-Painted Post High School in 2013 and was a Section IV champion in wrestling and a multi-sport scholar-athlete.
On May 1, 2016 Partridge passed away in a car crash on a highway in central Texas.
Before the teams hit the mat, tournament director John Wilcox started off the afternoon with a speech about Partridge with Greg's parents, Dale and Pam in attendance. Wilcox spoke about "the boss" and his glowing character traits like honesty, friendliness, dedication, respectfulness, generosity and kindness.
"He could of written anything on the paper, and it would have been no less than magnificent," said Dale Partridge. "Today's speech honored the community, it honored wrestling, it honored our wrestlers and it honored Gregory's name in memory. It was absolutely beautiful."
The re-naming of the tournament had a profound impact on the Partridge family.
"After many years of Gregory being a part of wrestling, it's certainly is a great honor not only to his memory, but to our entire family," Partridge said. "It means the world to us. He dedicated a lot of time to wrestling and he truly loved this community. It's great to see the wrestling community, the Corning Painted-Post school district and everyone coming together to make this happen."