Pair first NV wrestlers to go Divison I in at least 25 years

Newark Valley wrestling duo headed to Buffalo

By wbng sports

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM EST

NEWARK VALLEY (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Derek Holcomb and Trevor Hoffmier have been wrestling together since they were five years old. That trend will continue, as they've both elected to wrestle at the University of Buffalo.

The two signed their letters of intent Tuesday at Newark Valley High School, where they've been teammates for the last four years.

Hoffmier said the two are thrilled to be taking the next step in their academic and athletic careers together.

"We're already planning to be friends forever," he said. "So another four years is only going to make us closer."

Holcomb and Hoffmier, according to NV wrestling coach Eric D'Arcy, are the first wrestlers from their school to sign with Division I programs in at least 25 years.