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State wrestling: Bena's return an inspiration

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Joe Bena is in. Levi Ashley is out. And that’s just part of what happened Friday on a strange first day of the state wrestling tournament at the Times Union Center. The 75-year-year-old Bena suffered a stroke last Wednesday, three days after coaching three of his Duanesburg wrestlers to Section II titles. He was released from the Sunnyview rehabilitation facilty in Schen­ectady, and was in the corner of his wrestlers Friday. Bena stayed long enough ...

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