Legislator Browning Honors Bellport Wrestler Phil Gray

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Bellport wrestler Phil Gray is a two-time New York State Place Winner, and a three-time Suffolk State Qualifier Champion at the Empire State Games. At a recent South Country Community Conference meeting Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) honored Phil Gray with a proclamation to recognize his achievements and thank him for his service to the community.

In 2015, Phil Gray placed fifth in the Greco Roman Wrestling Championship at 170 pounds, and in 2013 he placed fourth in the Freestyle Wrestling Championship at 160 pounds at the Empire State Games, which is an annual competition of athletes from across New York State. He is also a Junior Fireman for the Hagerman Fire Department and volunteers his time for the South country Community Conference.

“Phil is a gifted athlete and a tremendous asset to the Bellport community,” stated Legislator Kate Browning. “I was proud to honor his many accomplishments and to thank him for his selfless service to the surrounding community. He has set an incredible example for his peers and I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.”

Pictured: Legislator Kate Browning, right, presents a proclamation recognizing Bellport wrestler Phil Gray, center, along with Bellport Athletic Director Robert McIntyre