Town of Chenango, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Ever since the International Olympic Committee decided to drop wrestling as a core sport in the 2020 games, there's been plenty of protest. This week is no different as some of New York's best wrestlers will descend on Broome Community College this weekend.
Winners from this weekend's tournament will go on to compete for National Titles later this summer, and they are some of the wrestlers that may be going after spots in those 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
During practice this week, some of the best wrestlers from this area weighed in on how disappointed they are in the Olympic Committee.
"There's no professional wrestling, there's only Olympics," said Johnson City wrestler Reggie Williams. "The only thing I can hope is they do their job, and the Olympic coaches still get us to wrestle in 2020. I'm just looking forward to it. I'm not giving up hope, and I'm praying we still have it."
"When you think of Olympics you think of wrestling. So if they took that away it would just suck...horrible," added Windsor wrestler Matt Abbott.
The Cadet and Junior New York State Wrestling Championships get underway this weekend at BCC.