Rocky Point High School 10th-grade wrestling standout Thomas Dutton capped off this year’s varsity wrestling season with not only a 50-4 record, but also his first All-State athletic honor.
After a tough match against the state’s top wrestlers, Dutton finished fourth during this year’s All-State championship. The team captain has amassed more than 170 wins at the high school level to date.
He is on pace to break the all-time Suffolk County wins record, has been named League VI individual champion for the past four years, helped the team win the League VI tournament championship and has four All-County designations to his name.
“Thomas is the heart and soul of the Eagles wrestling team,” said Darren Goldstein, who coached the team to a 24-1 winning record this year and an eighth-place ranking in New York State. “His presence has helped others elevate their game to an elite level, and that’s what makes him so special.
"They say you can tell someone is an MVP when they make those around them better; Thomas Dutton is certainly an MVP in Rocky Point because of who he is both on and off the mat.”