Section 9 Rankings # 4

It’s been a busy few weeks capped off by the Eastern States Classic.  Most wrestlers are at the weights where they will be in the post season, however I’m certain we’ll see some last minute jockeying around for position!  I ecided to rank 6 wrestlers per weight for this edition. Greiner and Elfstrum are still out but I have a feeling we’ll see them on the next rankings!  As always, respectful comments are welcomed at  Enjoy!

99 lbs.
1. Nick Picariello – Minisink Valley, freshman
2. Jordan Suarez – Pine Bush, freshman

3. Colby Amell – Saugerties, sophomore
4. Christian Prokosch – Cornwall, junior
5. Justin Morales – Middletown, freshman
6. Jacob Chenier – Kingston, freshman
Pine Bush freshman Jordan Suarez makes the drop to 99 and gets right into the mix at #2 here. Suarez lost a close decision to #1 Piccarello at the MV vs PB dual a few weeks ago and had a wbf over now #6 Chenier.  Picareillo, Prokosch, and Morales all 1-2 at Eastern States and Amell with a wbf over #6 106 Harris.

106 lbs.
1. Dylan Earl – Monroe Woodbury, junior
2. Greg Fischer – NFA, junior
3. Ryan Burgos – Monroe Woodbury, sophomore
4. Kevin Urena – Pine Bush, sophomore
5. Ethan Palanca – New Paltz, 8th grade

6. Wade Harris – Red Hook, senior
Earl and Fischer still hold on to the top two spots respectively however Fischer made a strong case for taking over #1 with his strong showing at ESC which included a win over Queensbury’s Antoine Grace. Burgos and Urena drops to 106 and grabs the #3 and #4 spots while New Paltz 8th grader Ethan Palanca enters the rankings at #5 with his win over #6 Wade Harris.  Harris avenged a Mid Hudson Tournament loss to Pat Ross by pinning the Onteora 8th grader to grab the #6 spot.

113 lbs.
1. Marco Vespa – Monroe Woodbury, sophomore
2. Tyler Lynch – Minisink Valley, senior

3. Matthew Romano – Valley Central, freshman
4. Jimmy Heinlein – Saugerties, sophomore
5. Avery Ellison – Wallkill, senior

6. Liam Bullock – Chester, junior
Lynch drops down to 113 and has a great showing at Eastern States placing 6th. Vespa dnp at Eastern States but has a head to head over Lynch at 120 earlier in the season so he keeps the #1 spot.  Avery Ellison picked up a couple of nice wins at the ESC and enters the board at #5 while Chester junior Liam Bullock is undefeated this season and grabs the #6 position!

120 lbs.
1. James Faison – Wallkill, freshman
2. Joe McGinty – Monroe Woodbury, freshman
3. Nick Conetta – Chester, freshman
4. Tommy Askey – Pine Bush, freshman
5. Chris Bouton – Kingston, senior
6. Patrick Owens – Monticello, senior

Faison has a breakout weekend and is the new #1 at 120.  The Wallkill freshman went 3-2 at the ESC and notched wins over Tyler Albis (ranked #8 by NYWN) and state qualifier Tony Negron.  McGinty went 1-2 at ESC and stays at #2 for now but Chester frosh Nick Conetta is 15-0 with a win over #6 Owens and is right on his heels. Number 4 Askey had a big win over  #5 Bouton in a dual…Bouton has looked very tough since making the cut to 120 including a 6-4 win over MV’s Savacool at the ESC.

126 lbs.
1. Robert Satriano – Valley Central, senior
2. Andrew Davis – Wallkill, senior
3. Cameron Wernicki – Monroe Woodbury, senior
4. Nate Ross – Onteora, freshman
5. Chris Massaro – New Paltz, senior

6. Nick Albornoz – Minisink Valley, sophomore
This is tough weight to rank…126 is deep and will get deeper if MV’s Connor Greiner returns to action this week.  Satriano, Davis and Wernicki are all very talented and could probably beat each other on any giver day.  Ross has a head to head over Massaro who looked very tough at the ESC.  Albornoz has looked good since cutting to 126 but this final spot could have easily gone to MW’s Emanuel Ward who recently was defeated by another contender here, Middletown’s Ishmael Alicea.

132 lbs.
1. Ian Houck – Rondout Valley, junior
2. Brad Bonner – Wallkill, senior

3. Anthony Sountis – Monroe Woodbury, senior
4. Vinny Vetrano – Minisink Valley, junior
5. Robert Estevez – Monroe Woodbury, sophomore

6. Tyler Matos – Middletown, senior
Houck goes 0-2 at Eastern States but still no reason to drop him from the top spot. Bonner, Sountis, and Vinny Vetrano all did well at ESC and could potentially battle it out for the D1 crown in February.  Estevez enters the rankings via his impressive win over #6 Matos at the Massapequa Tournament.

138 lbs.
1. Dominic Vetrano – Minisink Valley, junior
2. Louis Libutti – Monroe Woodbury, senior
3. Dylan Green – Pine Bush, junior
4. Robert Randall – NFA, senior

5. Kyle Ripa – Wallkill, senior
6. Mat Malherio – Highland, sophomore

Dom Vetrano drops to 138 and takes over the #1 spot here however previous #1 Libutti from Monroe is having an outstanding season and plans on making me eat my words by dropping him to #2.  Pine Bush junior Dylan Green made his return to action in style by winning the Shoreline so we put him at #3. Robert Randall from NFA has been solid all year and very tough since dropping to 138.  Ripa is having a great year and has posted 2-point wins over #6 Malherio and next in line Pasquale Satriano from VC.

145 lbs.
1. Brandon Bobe – Washingtonville, senior
2. William Harrison – Port Jervis, sophomore
3. Tom Fini – Monroe Woodbury, senior

4. Shawn Burgos – Pine Bush, junior
5. Tyler Serafini – NFA, sophomore
6. Mike Kubik – Goshen, senior
This weight just became very interesting.  Bobe drops down and becomes the new #1 but seemed to get injured at the ESC after looking very strong on his opening round win.  Harrison and Fini are still rolling along as are Burgos and Serafini.  Kubik from Goshen enters the rankings at #6 but it was a toss-up between him and Justyn Kelly from Monticello who has looked great since dropping to 145.

152 lbs.
1. Evan Barczak – Monroe Woodbury, senior
2. Lucas Wightman – Warwick, senior
3. Nijee Noble – Kingston, senior
4. Tristen Schiafo – Red Hook, junior
5. Dillon Ross – Onteora, junior
6. Nathaniel Garcia – Middletown, senior
Barczak cemented his #1 spot at 152 by storming to the finals of the Eastern States Classic.  The Drexel commit lost in sudden victory of the finals to 2X state finalist Peter Pappas from S8.  Wightman made a statement by placing 8th at the ESC and notched a few impressive wins along the way.  Shiafo and Ross (both 1-2 with quality wins) both had better results at the ESC than Noble (0-2) however Nijee’s title at the MidHudson keeps him over them for now.  Garcia won the title at the Henrick Hudson Tournament and enters the rankings as our #6.

160 lbs.
1. Ryan Ferro – Warwick, senior
2. Timmy Ganuncio – Minisink Valley, junior

3. Noah Curreri – Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West, senior
4. Owen Daly – Pine Bush, senior
5. Zachary Beam – Valley Central, senior
6. Lester Larkai – Washingtonville, senior

Ferro was a late scratch at the ESC but the defending state champ has a pretty secure hold on the top spot at 160 in Section 9.  Ganuncio has been wrestling great!  He lost a regular decision to Ferro in a dual and at the ESC he notched a win over Munch from Commack who finished 5th. He did not place however his two losses where to the Cuomo (champion) and Loew (3rd). Curreri entered the ESC as the #3 seed however he did not place after suffering heart breaking losses to the kids who ended up finishing 4th and 5th.  Ganuncio’s common win over Curerri (Munsch) is the reason for them flipping #2 and #3 positions.  Daly, Beam, and Larkai have all been very solid and they round out 4-6.

170 lbs.
1. Mark Ohanian – Valley Central, senior
2. Adonis Morano – Middletown, junior
3. Maxx DeCapua – NFA, freshman

4. Brian Mascaro – Wallkill, junior
5. Jason Butler – Port Jervis, junior
6. Demetrius Moore – Minisink Valley, senior

Fekishazy moves up to 182 so VC’s Ohanian takes over the top spot at 170.  He had a very solid ESC. He dnp but his two losses were to the eventual champion Tyler Barnes (7-5 sudden victory) and state qualifier Austin Trombley (2-1). Morano was 2-2 at the ESC and was one sv loss away from placing as was DeCapua who is now at 170.  Marcaro is super solid as is Butler who went 1-2 at the ESC.  MV senior Moore returns to the board at #6 but has MW’s Santanter and Middletown’s Ali nipping at his heels!

182 lbs.
1. Mike Fekishazy – Wallkill, senior
1. Joey Yanis – Minisink Valley, junior
2. Ben Cuppett – New Paltz, senior
4. Kyle Strauss – Monroe Woodbury, senior
5. Henricus Van Heedstede Obelt, senior

6. Will Leonard – Cornwall, sophomore
Fekishazy looked awesome at ESC making it to the finals where he medically forfeited out to a 2nd place finish.  Yanis had a nice ESC tournament making it to Day 2 before suffering losses to Louis Deprez (#2 in USA) and state placer Tyreek Bromley. Cuppett went 1-2 while VHO and Leonard both went 0-2.  Strauss at #4 has been very tough since dropping from 195.

195 lbs.
1. Andrew Covais – Minisink Valley, senior
2. Samson Perez – Monroe Woodbury, senior
3. Tom Kearns – Goshen, senior
4. Alex Leonty – Washingtonville, senior
5. John Cassidy – Cornwall, senior
6. Thomas Keller – Cornwall, senior
For the time in a row, 195 was the most difficult weight to rank.  It seems like there are about 7 or 8 wrestlers who might be the best here on any given day.  Covais has the best total body of work so we’ll return him to the #1 spot.  Perez drops to 195 and picks up a close win over Kearns at ESC.  Leonty has been idle for a while but will still be a contender here.  Cassidy, who placed at ESC, and his teammate Keller seem to be very equal.  Middletown’s Oquendo, Wallkill’s Kras, and ELSW’s Goodall are also very tough here.

220 lbs.
1. Ryan Ellefsen – Goshen, senior
2. Horace Duke – Middletown, senior
3. Scyler Phillips – Port Jervis, senior
4. James Ball – Saugerties, senior
5. Tyler Bohenka – Valley Central, senior

6. David Strauss – Monroe Woodbury, sophomore
Although he was probably expecting a better finish, taking 4th at the ESC is outstanding and Ellefsen is still the clear #1 here and a contender for a state title in February.  Duke has been excellent with his only S9losses coming to Ellefsen.  Phillips was a late scratch at ESC but holds at #3 as does Ball at #4.  VC senior Bohenka had a nice win over #6 Strauss in their dual versus MW so he enteres the rankings at #5.

285 lbs.
1. Andrew Fenner – Minisink Valley, junior
2. Norris Gipson – Middletown, senior
3. Guy Soumah – New Paltz, senior
4. Austin Taylor – Warwick, senior
5. Will McCartney – NFA, senior
6. Peter Leser – Saugerties, senior

Gipson placed at ESC and Fenner did not but we keep Fenner #1 and Gipson #2 because of the head to head wbf by Fenner.  No reason to move Soumah, Taylor, or McCartney and we add #6 Leser to the board here.

Week 8 Schedule and Results

Wednesday 1/18
Minisink @Washingtonville          MW @ NFA
Warwick @ VC                                  Goshen @ Monticello
Cornwall @ Port Jervis                   Chester @ E/L/SW
Ellenville @ New Paltz                    Wallkill @ Saugerties
Onteora @ Highland                        Rondout @ Red Hook
Kingston @ Red Hook

Thursday 1/19
Pine Bush @ Middletown

2017 ESC Finals and S9 Medal Matches









The combined career records for the 2017 ESC finalists is 3,816 (wins) and 482 (losses)!  The season record for the finalists is 690-17! These numbers are about to change….here we go!!!

99:  B. Nunez (J. Browne) maj 10-2 T. Adams (Mon. Far.)
106:  Z. Redding (ESM) dec 2-1 UTB D. Ryder (HHHW)
113: G. Diakomihalis (Hilton) dec 3-1 T. LaFlamme (S. Jeff.)
120: J. Camacho (Danbury) dec 5-4 O. Anderson (Schuyler.)
126: J. Gomez (Lo. Val.) dec 9-2 J. Vines (Wantagh)
132: J. Teemer (Long Beach) wbf 1:41 M. Swanson (Lynbrook)
138: V. Arujau (Syosset) dec 3-1 J. Silverstein (Hauppauge)
145: F. Gissendanner (Penfield) dec 3-1 M. Grippi (Fox Lane)
152: P. Pappas (Plainview) dec 3-1 sv E. Barczak (MW)
160: G. Cuomo (Brewster) dec 5-0 N. Grover (Warsaw)
170: T. Barnes (Ball. Spa) vs J. Wallace (N. Rochelle)
182: L. Deprez (Hilton) med fft M. Fekishazy (Wallkill)
195:E. Rodriguez (Long Beach) dec 8-6 sv  T. Zagarino (Matt)
220: D. Caffery (John Glenn) dec 7-6 T. Robinson (Walt Whit.)
285: V. Pelusi (LaSalle) dec 3-2 utbG. Zobel (LaSalle)

Top 6 Teams
1. Long Beach – 134
2. Hilton – 100
3. Mattituck 96.5
4. Wantah 93
5. Danbury 85
6. JJCR 82.5

Aggregate Pin – Adam Busiello
Referee’s Sportsmanship Award – Middletown
Lightweight MOW –  Jacob Camacho (Danbury, 120)
Middleweight MOW – Jacori Teemer (Long Beach, 132)
Upperweight MOW – Tyler Barnes (Ballston Spa, 170)
Champion of Champions – Jacob Camacho (Danbury, 120)

Section 9 Placers:
113: J. McDougald (NW) dec 3-1 Tyler Lynch (MV) …Tyler takes 6th
152: P. Pappas (Plainview) dec 3-1 Evan Barczak (MW) ..Evan 2nd
152: T. Byron (LB) med fft L. Wightman (Warwick)..Lucas takes 8th
182: L. Deprez (Hilton) inj def Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill)..Fek is 2nd
195: V. Marzano (Poly Prep) dec 4-2 J. Cassidy (Corn)…John takes 8th
220: H. Gecaj (JJCR) dec 5-0 Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen)…Ryan takes 4th
285: B. Gecaj (JJCR) wbf 3:47  N. Gipson (Midd)…Norris takes 8th

2017 ESC – Semifinal Match-Ups and Results

99: B. Nunez (John Bowne) maj 10-1 J. Encarnacion (Wantagh)
99: Terry Adams (Mon. Far.) dec 8-1 Nick Botello (Sem)

106: Dylan Ryder (HHHW) dec 8-1 Jon Charles (Central Valley)
106: Zach Redding (ESM) dec 4-2 Ryan Jack (Danbury)

113: G.Diakomihalis (Hilton) dec 4-2 A. Sciotto (Rocky Point)
113: Trey LaFlamme (S. Jefferson) dec 3-1 J. McDougald (NW)

120: Jake Camacho (Danbury) dec 4-3 Adam Busiello (ESM)
120: Orion Anderson (Sch) tech 18-3 M. Caccamise (Wayne)

126: Jon Gomez (L. Valley) maj 15-3 J. Bokina (Mattituck)
126: Justin Vines (Wantagh) dec 5-3 sv Randy Earl (JJEF)

132: Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) dec 9-2 Mike Venosa (Victor)
132: Matt Swanson (Lynbrook) wbf D. Heberlein (Alexander)

138: Vito Arujau (Syosset) dec Kyle Mosher (Southside)
138: Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge) dec 7-1 Benny Baker (Sem)

145: F. Gissendanner (Penfield) dec 9-3 D. Miele-Estrella (N. Bab)
145: Matt Grippi (Fox Lane) dec 7-0 Tanner Cook (Central Valley)

152: P. Pappas (Plainview) maj 11-3 D. Henry (Gr. St. Campus)
152: Evan Barczak (MW) dec 6-1 Connor Melbourne (JJCR)

160: Grant Cuomo (Brewster) dec 3-0 Max Sims (Lindenhurst)
160: Noah Grover (Warsaw) wbf Isaac Mathews (Ketcham)

170: Tyler Barnes (Ball. Spa) dec 6-5 Jacob Smeader (Hamburg)
170: Jordan Wallace (N. Rochelle) wbf Matt Gaiser (Alex.)

182: L. Deprez (Hilton) dec 7-1 Clifton Wang (Edgemont)
182: Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) dec 3-1 sv Evan Frank (JJCR)

195: Tanner Zagarino (Matt) dec Greg Hodulick (Islip)
195: Elijah Rodriguez (Long Beach) dec Mike Spallina (Hilton)

220: Terron Robinson (Walt Whit) maj 14-2 T.  Ruppert (N. Valley)
220: Damien Caffery (John Glenn) dec 6-2 Halil Gecaj (JJCR)

285: Garrett Zobel (LaSalle, PA) dec 3-2 Jake Warren (Burnt Hills)
285: Deonte Wilson (Amityville) vs Vin Pelusi (LaSalle, PA)

Section 9 Placers:
113: Tyler Lynch (Minisink) vs. J. McDougald (NW) for 5th
152: Evan Barczak (MW) vs Peter Pappas (Plainview) for 1st
152: L. Wightman (Warwick) vs T. Byron (Long Beach) for 7th
182: Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) vs Louis Deprez (Hilton) for 1st
195: John Cassidy (Cornwall) vs V. Marzano (Poly Prep) for 7th
220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen)
285: Norris Gipson (Middletown) vs B. Gecaj (JJCR) for 7th

2017 ESC – Day 1 results

Day 1 is in the books at the 2017 Eastern States Classic.  Section 9 has 8 wrestlers in the quarter final round and 17 others still alive in the consolation bracket.   Wrestling begins at 9:00 am tomorrow.

Take a look at tomorrow’s quarterfinal match-ups as well as the 8 wrestlers alive in the consies for each weight class!  We’ve also listed the results for every Section 9 wrestler at the bottom.

99 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Brandon Nunez (John Bowne) vs Ivan Garcia (Port Chester)
Josiah Encarnacion (Wantagh) vs CJ McMonegal (N. Rockland)
Terry Adams (Mon. Farrell) vs Chris Perry (Yorktown)
Nick Botello (Wyoming Sem.) vs Luke Smith (Hauppauge)

106 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Dylan Ryder (HHHW) vs. Matt Garland (S. Jefferson)
Matt Griffin (Jamesville) vs. Jon Charles (Central Valley)
Carlos Negrete (Wyoming Sem) vs Ryan Jack (Danbury)
Greg Fischer (NFA) vs Zach Redding (Eastport SM)

113 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton) vs. Kevin Depalma (Farmingdale)
Marco Vespa (MW) vs Anthony Sciotto (Rocky Point)
Justin McDougald (Nia. Wheat.) vs. David Traub (Totten.)
Nick Bauer (Wyoming Sem.) vs. Trey LaFlamme (S. Jeff.)

120 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Adam Busiello (Eastport SM) vs. Alex Samson (Victor)
Justin Hoyle (Wyoming Sem) vs. Jake Camacho (Danbury)
Matt Caccamise (Wayne) vs Cahal Donovan (Phoenix)
Luke Bokina (Mattituck) vs Orion Anderson (Schuylerville)

126 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Jonathan Gomez (Locust Valley) vs CJ Walz (Central Valley)
Jack Bokina (Mattituck) vs Satoshi Abe (Put. Val)
Austin Hertel (Hilton) vs. Justin Vines (Wantagh)
Lucas King (New Harford) vs Randy Earl (JJEF)

132 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) vs Keith Gordon (Springfield)
Matt Maquet (Long Beach) vs Mike Venosa (Victor)
Matt Swanson (Lynbrook) vs Cooper Kropman (Penfield)
Dane Heberlein (Alexander) vs Anthony Sountis (Monroe)

138 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Vito Arujau (Syosset) vs Derek Osman (Vestal)
Christian Gramuglia (Burnt Hills) vs Kyle Mosher (S. Side)
Benny Baker (Wyoming Sem.) vs Anthony Dushaj (HHHW)
TJ Philpotts (Holland Patent) vs. Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge)

145 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Frankie Gissendanner (Penfield) vs. Ty Rifanburg (Norwich)
Connor Day (Iroquois) vs David Miele-Estrella (N. Babylon)
Tanner Cook (Central Valley) vs. Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg)
Lucas Pincus (Hewlett) vs Matt Grippi (Fox Lane)

152 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Peter Pappas (Plainview) vs. Billy Sims (Lindenhurst)
Charlie Spada (Long Beach) vs. Demitreus Henry (GSC)
Evan Barczak (Monroe Wood.) vs Analon Rigal (J. City)
Connor Melbourne (JJCR) vs. Anthony Laniewski (Nisk)

160 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Grant Cuomo (Brewster) vs Jake Logan (N. Rochelle)
Max Sims (Lindenhurst) vs. Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa)
Isaac Mathews (Ketcham) vs. Nick Bushey (Peru)
Joe Bartolloto (Miller Place) vs Noah Grover (Warsaw)

170 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Tyler Barnes (Ball. Spa) vs Anthony Malfitano (Pearl River)
Sammy Deprez (Hilton) vs Jacob Smeader (Hamburg)
Shawn Mosca (Carles Place) vs Matt Gaiser (Alexander)
Darrin Simons (Farmingdale) vs. Jordan Wallace (N. Rochelle)

182 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Louis Deprez (Hilton) vs Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley)
James Hoeg (Mattituck) vs. Clifton Wang (Edgemont)
Evan Frank (JJCR) vs John Franzese (John Glenn)
Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) vs Simon Chee (Ben. Cardozo)

195 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Joe Benedict (South Jefferson) vs Greg Holulick (Islip)
Connor Breit (Nanuet) vs. Tanner Zagarino (Mattituck)
Elijah Rodriguez (Long Beach) vs Kyle Davis (Beacon)
Mike Spallina (Hilton) vs. Dylan Nerich (William Bryant)

220 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Terron Robinson (W. Whit) vs Jacob Carandy (Duanesburg)
Mark Rivera (Long Beach) vs Trentyn Ruppert (Newark Val)
Mason Mastrangelo (Lanc.) vs Halil Gecaj (JJCR)
Damien Caffery (John Glenn) vs Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen)

285 lb. Quarterfinal Match-Ups
Jake Warren (Burnt Hills) vs Andrew Fenner (Minisink)
Jayson Gomez (Eagle Academy) vs Garrett Zobel (LaSalle)
Deonte Wilson (Amityville) vs Bim Gecaj (JJCR)
John Monroe (Hauppauge) vs Vin Pelusi (LaSalle)

Section 9 Results
99 lbs.
Justin Morales (Middletown) 1-2
Christian Prokosch (Cornwall) 1-2
Nick Picariello (Minisink Valley) 1-2

106 lbs.
Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury) 2-1 in consies
Greg Fischer (NFA) – 2-0 in quarters
Ryan Burgos (Monroe Woodbury) 0-2
Kevin Urena (Pine Bush) 0-2
Hunter Brown (Warwick) 0-2

113 lbs.
Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury) 2-0 in quarters
Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) 3-1 in consies
Matt Romano (Valley Central) 2-1 in consies
Avery Ellison (Wallkill) 3-1 in consies

120 lbs.
James Faison (Wallkill) 3-1 in consies
Patrick Owens (Monticello) 0-2
Brandon DeLaRosa (NFA) 0-2
Chris Bouton (Kingston) 2-2
Carson Sauschuck (Port Jervis) 0-2
Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury) 1-2
Sean Savacool (Minisink Valley) 1-2
Tommy Askey (Pine Bush) 1-2
Derrick Magsamen (Pine Bush) 1-2

126 lbs.
Chris Massaro (New Paltz) 2-2
Robert Satriano (Valley Central) 1-2
Andrew Davis (Wallkill) 3-1 in consies
Cameron Wernicki (Monroe Woodbury) 2-2
Nick Albornoz (Minisink Valley) 2-2
Najee Shackleford (Monticello) 0-2
Nick Flourin (Pine Bush) 0-2
Thomas Maddox (Washingtonville) 0-2

132 lbs.
Ian Houck (Rondout Valley) 0-2
Brad Bonner (Wallkill) 1-2
Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) 2-2
Anthony Sountis (Monroe Woodbury) 2-0 in quarters
Tyler Matos (Middletown) 0-2

138 lbs.
Dom Vetrano (Minisink Valley) 1-2
Louis Libutti (Monroe Woodbury) 1-2

145 lbs.
Brandon Bobe (Washingtonville) 1-2 (med fft out)
Zach Chartrand (Onteora) 0-2
Tom Fini (Monroe Woodbury) 3-1 in consies
Tyler Serafini (NFA) 0-2
Steve Gazzillo (Cornwall) 1-2
Shaun Burgos (Pine Bush) 1-2
Justyn Kelly (Monticello) 0-2
Mike Kubik (Goshen) 1-2

152 lbs.
Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury) 2-0 in quarters
Dillon Ross (Onteora) 1-2
Tristen Schiafo (Red Hook)
Nijee Noble (Kingston) 0-2
Lucas Wightman (Warwick) 2-1 in consies

160 lbs.
Noah Curreri (E/L/SW) 2-1 in consies
Timmy Ganuncio (Minisink Valley) 1-1 in consies
Owen Daly (Pine Bush) 0-2

170 lbs.
Adonis Morano (Middletown) 2-1 in consies
Mark Ohanian (Valley Central) 2-1 in consies
Maxx DeCapua (NFA) 2-1 in consies
Demetrius Moore (Minisink Valley) 1-2
Jason Butler (Port Jervis) 1-2
Tajh Ali (Middletown) 0-2

182 lbs.
Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) 2-0 in quarters
Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) 2-0 in quarters
Ben Cuppett (New Paltz) 1-2
Henricus VHO (Washingtonville) 0-2
Will Leonard (Cornwall) 0-2

195 lbs.
Andrew Covais (Minisink Valley) 1-2 (med fft out)
John Goodell (E/L/SW) 0-2
Samson Perez (Monroe Woodbury) 2-1 in consies
Tom Kearns (Goshen) 0-2
John Cassidy (Cornwall) 1-1 in consies
Julius Oquendo (Middletown) 1-1 in consies
Billy Kras (Wallkill) 0-2

220 lbs.
Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) 2-0 in quarters
Horace Duke (Middletown)

285 lbs.
Andrew Fenner (Minisink Valley) 1-0 in quarters
Norris Gipson (Middletown) 1-1 in consies
Will McCartney (NFA) 0-2
Austin Taylor (Warwick) 0-2
Owen Asitigarraga (Cornwall) 0-2

2017 Eastern States Classic

2017 ESC Seeds

Well here we are again!  This Friday and Saturday wrestling fans will be treated to some of the toughest high school wrestling in the nation at the 2017 Eastern States Classic.  The tournament takes place at the field house on the campus of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake.  Wrestling will begin at approximately 10:30 on Friday and run all day.  Sixteen wrestlers in each weight class (8 in the championship bracket and 8 in the consolation bracket) will advance to Day 2 on Saturday where wrestling will begin at approximately 9:00 am.

There is nothing like experiencing the ESC in person, however if you cannot attend every match on all 9 mats will be covered live both days on FloWrestling.  Live brackets will be available at FloArena. (click for links)

Below are several documents that you may find useful and/or interesting.  Now let’s take a look at some of the wrestlers to watch at this year’s event!

Tournament Preview         Fan Info        ESC Champions – All Years
ESC Champs Who Won State Titles

99 Pounds
Our lightest weight class is always one of the most interesting to follow because the vast majority of the entries have no accolades at the varsity level and this is their first opportunity to prove their post-youth wrestling mettle! Brandon Nunez from John Bowne (PSAL) placed 5th here last year and 6th in Albany and should definitely be considered one of the favorites.  Mahopac’s Garret Semetz was a match away from placing at states and will be tough here as well.  Josiah Encarnacion from Wantagh is currently the top ranked wrestler in Section 8 according to LIWA while Christian Gannone from Eastport South Manor holds the same distinction for Section 11.  Terry Adams from Monsignor Farrell and Rick D’elia from Port Jefferson are both returning state qualifiers while some other wrestlers to watch include Ryan Burgos (Hilton), Brock Delsignore (South Glens Falls), Dennis Robin (Arlington), Pablo Martinez (Long Beach), Ivan Garcia (Port Chester), CJ McMonegal (North Rockland), Mason Bush (Central Valley), and Logan Dubuque (Peru).  Section 9 has a few 99 pounders that we should keep an eye on!  Minisink Valley’s Nick Picariello is 20-2 with his only losses coming to wrestlers from NJ at 106.  Middletown’s Justin Morales, Cornwall’s Christian Prokosch, and Monroe Woodbury’s Nick Scancarello are all having very good seasons as well!

106 Pounds
This weight class boasts a D2 state champion as well as three wrestlers who placed in the ESC at 99 pounds last year including the champion, Dylan Ryder from Half Hollow Hills West.  Ryder is currently ranked #20 in the nation by FloWrestling and was also a D1 state finalist last year.  Jon Charles from Section 3’s Central Valley Academy was the D2 state champ at 99 last year and should go deep here.  Zach Redding from Eastport South Manor placed 7th at 99 at least year’s ESC while Deer Park’s Preston Maucere finished 8th.  Matt Griffin from Jamesville Dewitt CBA in Section 3 finished 3rd in NYS D2 at 99 last year.  Some other wrestlers to watch here include Matt Garland (Sandy Creek-South Jefferson), Joe Becker (Lynbrook), Joe Castrasano (Carle Place-Wheatley), and Antoine Grace (Queensbury).  Section 9 has a strong contingent entered here in Dylan Earl and Ryan Burgos both from Monroe Woodbury, Greg Fischer (NFA), Hunter Brown (Warwick) and Kevin Urena (Pine Bush).

113 Pounds
This weight is definitely stacked with some talented wrestlers but the clear favorite here is Greg Diahomihalis from Hilton.  He has been nationally ranked this season and was the 99 pound NYS D1 champion last season. Check out the list of wrestlers entered at this weight that placed in the NYS tournament last season: Kevin DePalma (Farmingdale), Justin McDougal (Niagara Wheatfield), Eli Rodreguiz (Norwich), Mike Bruno (Putnam Valley), Anthony Sciotto (Rocky Point), Bryce Smith (Saranac), Trey LeFlamme (South Jefferson – Sandy Creek), Zach Braddell (Tonawanda), David Traub (Tottenville), and Caleb Robinson (Walton-Delhi).  A few other names to watch for include Jared Altan from Plainedge and Jonathan Spadafora from Half Hollow Hills East. Section 9 has a few bonafide studs entered here in returning state qualifiers Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) and Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury).  Both could definitely contend for a spot on the medal stand!  Matt Romano from Valley Central has been awesome this year and is definitely worth keeping an eye on at 113!

120 Pounds
Also a very deep weight class this year however nobody in the field has the credentials of Eastport South Manor’s Adam Busiello.  Adam is currently ranked #1 in the nation (@113) by FloWrestling!  He won the ESC at 106 last year, he is a 3X state finalist and he has been the NYS D1 champion the past two seasons! One of the wrestlers expected to challenge Busiello here is his opponent from last year’s ESC finals, Orion Anderson from Schuylerville.  Anderson was the D2 state champ last season and a state finalist in 2015.  Wayne’s Matt Caccamise was also a state champion in D2 last year and has been dominating the competition thus far this season. Danbury’s Jakob Camacho finished 7th at last year’s ESC and was a CT state champ last season.  He had a monster off season and has been a wrecking ball this season and is now ranked 13th in the nation at 120 by FloWrestling. Rocky Point’s Anthony Cirillo finished 3rd at last year’s ESC at 113 and is a 2X state place winner; expect him to go deep here as well as Cahal Donovan from Phoenix who finished 2nd in NYS D2 last season.  Justin Hoyle (Wyoming Seminary), Alex Samson (Victor), and Tony Negron (North Babylon) all placed at the ESC last year and could contend here.  120 has a few out of state studs to watch! Joe Pilecki of Noble was a Maine state finalist last year and Matthew Garcia is a 3X 3rd place finisher in Massachusetts.  We also need to keep an eye on Carson Dobozy (Peru), Joe Tolson (Framingham,MA), Joe Simons (Farmingdale), Luke Bokina (Mattituck), Nick Young (Alexander), and Tyler Albis (JJEF).  Our Section 9 entries at 120 include Patrick Owens (Monticello), Brandon DeLaRosa (NFA), James Faison (Wallkill), Chris Bouton (Kingston), Carson Sauschuk (Port Jervis), Sean Savacool (Minisink Valley), Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury), Tommy Askey (Pine Bush), and Derrick Magsamen (Pine Bush).

126 Pounds
With several very good wrestlers but no clear favorite, this is going to be one of the most exciting weight classes to watch at this year’s ESC. 126 has 4 returning ESC placewinners and 12 wrestlers who have placed in their state tournament – 7 of them are multi-time placewinners!  Jake Martel from Noble, ME was a state champion last year and finished 3rd in 2016.  Section 8 D2 power Locust Valley has two former NYS champions entered here in Hunter Dusold and Jonathan Gomez. Sean Wagner from Southington, CT placed 3rd and 4th in the state the past two seasons while Kyle Fields from Danbury took 4th in CT last year.  Jack Bokina from Mattituck is a 3X D2 state placewinner and is undefeated this year. Speaking of undefeated wrestlers, Ben Tepperman (Hauppauge), Randy Earl (JJEF), CJ Walz (Central Valley Academy), and Austin Hertel (Hilton) are all undefeated so far this season and could cotend for a medal here.  Luca Errico (Byram Hills) and Mike Killard (Wantagh) are also extremely tough!  Section 9 has some very talented wrestlers entered at 126 including Andrew Davis (Wallkill), Robert Satriano (Valley Central), Cameron Wernicki (Monroe Woodbury), Nick Albornoz (Minisink Valley), Emanuel Ward (Monroe Woodbury), Chris Massaro (New Paltz), Nate Ross (Onteora), Nick Florin (Pine Bush), Najee Shakleford (Monticello), and Thomas Maddox (Washingtonville).

132 Pounds
This is another very deep weight class but all signs point towards a showdown between 3X NYS D1 champion Jacori Teemer from Long Beach and 2X NYS D2 champion (3X finalist) Dane Heberlein from Alexander.  Teemer is currently ranked #9 in the nation by Flo and #8 by Intermat.  Some of the other guys that we can expect to see battling it out for a step on the medal stand include Keith Gordon (Springfield Central, MA), Tagan Welch (Southington, CT), Matt Maquet (Long Beach), Matt Swanson (Lynbrook), Mike Venosa (Victor), and Chris Gomez (Pat-Med). Noah Carpenter (Elmira), Louie Cree (JJCR), and Tanner Lapiene (Ogdensburg) are also very tough.  Section has a strong contingent entered at 132 led by Mid Hudson Tournament finalist Ian Houck from Rondout Valley.  Brad Bonner (Wallkill), Anthony Sountis (Monroe Woodbury), and Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) could also make some noise at 132 and we can’t overlook Middletown’s Tyler Matos.

138 Pounds
Every weight at the Eastern States Classic is tough and is filled with talented wrestlers.  That said, 138 is probably a contest for 2nd place because of the heavily favored Vito Arujau from Syosset.  Vito is currently the #1 ranked 138 pound wrestler in the nation by Flo and Intermat. He is a 3X ESC champion and a 3X NYS D1 champion.  This past summer he won the silver medal at the Cadet World Championships in freestyle.  Yeah he’s pretty good! Some of the wrestlers who will be trying to pick off Arujau include nationally ranked Jake Silverstein (Haupaugge), MA state champ Pablo Ogata (Framingham), 3X Maine place winner Austin Shorey (Noble), former NYS champion Benny Baker (Wyoming Seminary), 3X state placer Kyle Mosher (South Side), and Christian Gramuglia (Burnt Hills). Some others to keep an eye on include Derek Osman (Vestal), Garret Gibbons (Massapequa), TJ Philpotts (Holland Patent),  and Ray Cotto (JJCR).  Section 9 has a returning state qualifier entered here in Dom Vetrano from Minisink Valley while Monroe Woodbury’s Louis Libutti is having a strong season as well.

145 Pounds
Season ending elbow surgery to 2X Cadet World Champion and 4X NYS champion Yianni Diakomihalis has completely changed the landscape of the 145 and 152 pound weight classes!  (Rest assured that some of the wrestlers that are entered at 145 would be at 152 if Yianni was healthy.)  The prohibitive favorite at 145 is Penfield’s Frankie Gissendanner.  Frankie is the defending ESC champion at this weight and he is a 2X NYS D1 champion.  Gissendanner is currently ranked 7th in the nation at 152 by Flo and 9th by Intermat.  He will however see plenty of competition here from wrestlers such as Austin Abacherli from Southington, CT who is a 3X state place winner, Matt Gripp from Fox Lane who was a ESC finalist at 138 last year, Tanner Cook from Central Valley Academy, and Ross McFarland from Phoenix both of whom were state finalists last season.  A few other studs to watch at this weight include Kiernen Shanahan (Shenedehowa), David Miele-Estrella (North Babylon), Phil Spadafora (Half Hollow Hills East), Shane Gibbons (Massapequa), John Coletti (Long Beach), Ty Rifanburg (Norwich), Connor Day (Iroquois), Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg), and Lucas Pincus (Hewlett).   Section 9 has a few kids to keep an eye on here especially Brandon Bobe from Washingtonville and William Harrison from Port Jervis who are currently undefeated, and Tom Fini from Monroe Woodbury, Shaun Burgos from Pine Bush, and Tyler Serafini from NFA who have been very tough this year. Steven Gazzillo (Cornwall), Mike Kubik (Goshen), Justyn Kelly (Monticello), and Zach Chartrand (Onteora) are also entered here and can definitely notch a few wins!

152 Pounds
This is going to be one of the more interesting weight classes to follow at this year and it also happens to be a weight where a Section 9 wrestler has a legitimate shot at taking the title! Monroe Woodbury senior Evan Barczak is a 2X state place winner and has been nationally ranked as high as #18 by Flo this season.  Hunter Richard from Holland Patent is a 2X D2 state champion and he placed 6th here last year.  Peter Pappas is a 2x state finalist and is currently ranked #17 by Intermat and #20 by Flo. Connor Melbourne from John Jay Cross River finished 2nd at last year’s ESC and took 5th in Albany.   Long Beach has two contenders entered here in Tyrese Byron and Charlie Spada.  Some other wrestlers to keep an eye on include Section 9 contenders Nijee Noble (Kingston), Tristen Schiafo (Red Hook), and Dillon Ross (Onteora).  Billy Sims from Lindenhurst, Demetreus Henry from Grand Street Campus, Joe DiForte from Petrides, Justin Post from Newark Valley,and Cole Rifanburg from Norwich are all very tough as well!

160 Pounds
This is another weight where Section 9 has one of the favorites to take home the title!  Warwick senior Ryan Ferro is a returning state champion and he is having an outstanding season.  He recently pinned Grant Cuomo from Brewster who is a returning state placewinner and is also entered here.  One of the other wrestlers that could give Ferro a run is also from Section 9 – Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West senior Noah Curreri!  Curreri is undefeated this year and just won MOW honors at the Russ Cordell Rotary. Noah Grover from Warsaw finished 3rd in NYS D2 last year and should definitely go deep here.  Another wrestler that we should definitely watch out for is Wantagh’s Jonathan Loew – he has been an absolute buzzsaw this year including a convincing win over Long Beach’s Tyrese Byron.  Other wrestlers who are definitely in the hunt at 160 include Charlie Mahon (Elmire), Kyle Janeski (Albany Academy), and Jake Logan (New Rochelle).  Section 9 has two other kids entered here both of whom are having great seasons, Timmy Ganuncio from Minisink Valley and Owen Daly from Pine Bush.

170 Pounds
This is probably one of the most wide open weights at the Classic this year with about 6 or 7 kids having a legitimate chance of taking the title.  Jason Hoffman placed 2nd at the ESC last year and is also a 3X state placewinner whi is currenly ranked #20 in the nation by Intermat.  Shawn Mosca from Carle Place – Wheatley came in 2nd in NYS D2 last year and placed 5th at the ESC.  Tyler Barnes from Ballston Spa placed 3rd at this weight at last year’s ESC and has also placed in Fargo.  Some other wrestlers that will be fighting for a spot on the medal stand are Jacob Smeader (Hamburg), Nick Gaiser (Alexander), Jordan Wallace (New Rochelle), and Zack Ancewicz (John Glen).  Section 9 will be well represented at 170 by Adonis Morano (Middletown), Maxx DeCapua (NFA), Mark Ohanian (Valley Central), Demetrius Moore (Minisink Valley), Jason Butler (Port Jervis), Tajh Ali (Middletown), and Nick Solek (Washingtonville).

182 Pounds
This weight class is Louis Deprez’s to lose.  The Hilton senior is a 2X defending state champion, returning ESC champion, and is currently ranked #2 in the nation by Flo and Intermat.  Deprez will be attending Binghamton in the fall.  There are several outstanding wrestlers who have their sights set on picking off Deprez.  Evan Frank from John Jay Cross River finished 2nd at last year’s ESC to Deprez and also finished 3rd in NYS D1 and he’s having a great year.  A wrestler who has a couple of recent wins over Frank, however, is Mike Fekishazy from Wallkill.  Fekishazy finished 6th in NYS last year and he’s having an awesome year thus far including wins over Frank and James Hoeg (Mattituck) who is another wrestler who will contend here.  Hoeg was 5th at last year’s ESC and took 4th in NYS D2. Clifton Wang from Edgemont is a 2X D2 NYS place winner and he also finished 8th at last year’s ESC and Tyreek Bromley from Long Beach is always dangerous. Simon Chee from Benjamin Cardozo is having a great year including a win over Wang.  Fekishazy is not the only Section 9 wrestler who could do well at 182.  New Paltz senior Ben Cuppett is a multi time state qualifier while Minisink Valley junior Joey Yanis was a S9 finalist last year and is having a great 2016-2017 campaign. Yanis has only one loss and that was to a NJ wrestler at the Linn Crawn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ.  The other S9 wrestlers entered here are Henricus Van Heemstede Obelt (Washingtonville), Will Leonard (Cornwall), and Ben Santarpia (Washingtonville).

195 Pounds
With no state champions and only six total wrestlers who have ever placed in the NYS tournament, 195 will be one of the most wide open weight classes in the tournament.  As far as the favorites, let’s start with Joe Benedict from South Jefferson – Sandy Creek.  Benedict finished 2nd in NYS D2 as a sophomore and has been absolutely dominating the competition this year. Mattituck’s Tanner Zagarino finished 3rd in D2 NYS last year and has also been very tough this year.  Hilton senior Mike Spallina is always tough – he’s actually the only wrestler in this weight who has ever placed at the ESC finishing 8th at 182 last season.  Although not as credentialed as some of the other wrestlers here, Long Beach’s Elijah Rodriguez is definitely one of the favorites here.  He has made huge strides in the off season and has been very solid this year and is undefeated thus far.  A few other wrestlers to look out for here are Travis Race (Phoenix), Andrew Marquis (Danbury), and Connor Breit (Nanuet).  Section 9 has a few wrestlers to watch here namely Andrew Covais (Minisink Valley), Alex Leonty (Washingtonville), Samson Perez (Monroe Woodbury), John Goodell (E/L/SW), Billy Kras (Wallkill), Tom Kearns (Goshen), John Cassidy (Cornwall), and Julius Oquendo (Middletown).

220 Pounds
There are definitely some quality 220 pounders entered here but all signs are pointing towards a showdown between last seasons D1 state finalists Terron Robinson and Section 9’s Ryan Ellefsen from Goshen!  Robinson defeated Ellefsen in the NYS finals in one of the most exciting matches of the tournament.  Both wrestlers also placed at last year’s ESC – Robinson came in 2nd while Ellefsen took 7th.  There are several other wrestlers who will be looking to upset the big dogs including Mason Mastrangelo (Lancaster), Mason Hoose (Canisus), Halil Gecaj (John Jay Cross River), Gavin Casey (Wantagh), and Damien Caffery (John Glenn).  Besides Ellefsen, the other Section 9 entries at 220 are Horace Duke (Middletown), Scyler Phillips (Port Jervis), and Andrew Slagle (Minisink Valley).

285 Pounds
With only three returning state qualifiers and no state place winners entered, 285 could prove to be a wide open weight class this year!  Jake Warren from Burnt Hills placed 8th at last year’s ESC andis definitely one of the favorites here along with Eagle Academy’s Jason Gomez who represented the PSAL in Albany last February.  John Monroe from Hauppauge and Bim Gecaj from John Jay Cross River have also had great years and will certainly contend here.  Amityville’s Deonte Wilson was a sectional finalist last year and has been impressive this year as has Lucas Sanders from Glens Falls.  Section 9’s best chance for a placewinner here is probably Andrew Fenner from Minisink Valley who has defeated every local opponent he has faced thus far.  Norris Gipson from Middletown is very dangerous and shouldn’t be over looked either.  Section 9 will also be well represented at 285 by Austin Taylor (Warwick), Will McCartney (NFA), and Owen Astigarraga (Cornwall).



Week 7 Schedule and Results

Tuesday 1/10
Minisink 56 Warwick 16

Wednesday 1/11
Congratulations to Monroe Woodbury senior Evan Barczak for notching his 200th career victory!!!

Middletown 43 NFA 32                Monroe 49 VC 24
Cornwall 58 Goshen 23               Saugerties 45 Red Hook 40
Pine Bush 51 Kingston 29           New Paltz 39 Onteora 33
Rondout 42 Highland 39            Wallkill 55 Port Jervis 30
E/L/SW 44 Ellenville 18

Weekend Schedule and Results

Union Endicott Duals – Monroe and Minisink 
(click for link to live updates page)

Russ Cordell Rotary – Saugerties and E/L/SW
Noah Curreri of Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West was the 160 pound champion notching a pin, tech fall,and a major decision in the finals. Noah was selected as the upper weights MOW for the tournament! Saugerties finished in 6th place as a team with Colby Amell (3rd @ 99), Jimmy Heinlein (3rd @ 113), Nate Cantwell (4th @ 132), and Jimmy Ball (2nd at 195) all finishing in the top 4.

Saugerties Results     

2017 Monticello Invitational 
(click for link for tournament summary)

Shoreline Tournament – Warwick and Pine Bush
Team Scores:
1. Fox Lane 157
2. Warwick 142
3. North Rockland 138.5
4. Pine Bush 138
5. Bellmore Kennedy 126.5

Warwick had 3 champions in Lucas Wightman (152), Ryan Ferro (160) and Harrison Parrelli (195).  Ferro pinned NYS placewinner Grant Cuomo in the finals and was named MOW of the tournament.  Austin Taylor took 3rd at 285 and Andrew Wierzbicki (170), Hunter Brown (106), and Drew Greco (99) all finished in 4th place.

Pine Bush’s Dylan Greer took home the title at 138 while Kevin Urena finished 2nd at 106. Jordan Suarez (99), Derrick Magsamen (126), and Shaun Burgos (145) all finished 3rd while Tommy Askey (120) took 4th.

Chris Hernandez Tournament – Newburgh Free Academy
NFA had four wrestlers finish in the top 4 at the Chris Hernandez Memorial Tournament.  Luke Fischer was crowned champion at 113, Matt Slepoy took 3rd at 99, and Connor Leggett (152) and Diego Wilson (195) finished 4th.

2017 Chris Hernandez Memorial Final Brackets


Stan Elinsky Tournament – Rondout Valley
Rondout Valley placed 4 wrestlers in the top 4 and finished 2nd in the team race behind Massapequa.  Ian Houck finished 2nd at 132 after losing 5-2 in the finals to tournament MOW Cooper Hall from Deposit Hancock.  Frank Cincotta (170) and William Sutherland (285) also came in 2nd place for Rondout Valley.  Nikko Walsh (99) and Hayden Baker (145) finished in 3rd place while Tim Pereira (106) and Kevin McColgan (285) took 4th.

                                      2017 Stan Elinsky Brackets 


Jamie Mormile Invitational – Red Hook and Onteora
Section 9 Team Standings
Red Hook 5th 128
Onteora 6th 121

145 – Zach Chartrand, Onteora  MOW -middle weights
170 – Matt Shields, Onteora
182 – Jeff  Kiluba, Red Hook

2nd place
113 – Nick Ross, Onteora
126 – Nate Ross, Onteora
152 – Dillon Ross, Onteora

3rd Place
106 – Wade Harris, Red Hook
152 – Tristen Schiafo, Red Hook
220 – Mahmoud Hefnawy, Red Hook

4th Place
99 – Matt Morris, Red Hook
160 – Mike Kenny, Red Hook
170 – Ryan Hobson, Red Hook
195 – CJ Benincasa, Red Hook


Mat Wars – Goshen, Washingtonville, Kingston, Middletown, New Paltz, and Highland
JJEF 48 Washingtonville 41                 Ketcham 45 Washingtonville 41
Washingtonville 38 East Rampo 37   Kingston 40 Washingtonville 32
Washingtonville 57 Highland 21       Washingtonville 45 New Paltz 42
Arlington 61 Washingtonville 21      Washingtonville 51 Goshen 18
Middletown 63 East Ramapo 12        Middletown 70 Goshen 9
Middletown 82 Highland 3                 Middletown 62 JJEF 18
Middletown 48 Kingston 24                Middletown 74 New Paltz 3
Middletown 67 Ketcham 6                  Kingston 44 Ketcham 36
Kingston 51 New Paltz 24                   Kingston 43 JJEF 42
Kingston 63 Highland 12                    Kingston 54 Goshen 27
East Ramapo 42 Kingston 40             Arlington 64 Kingston 16

Round by Round Updates from UE Duals

Day 2 Results – Section 9 & Championship Bracket
Minisink Valley 34 Fairport 30   Hilton 39 MW 34

Semifinal Results
Long Beach 32 Wantagh 29   Rocky Point 36 Mattituck 27

Medal Matches
1st: Long Beach 36 Rocky Point 30
3rd: Wantagh 40 Mattituck 31
5th: Minisink Valley 39 Hilton 28
7th: Monroe Woodbury 46 Fairport 18

Day 1 is in the books at the UE Duals.  Both Section 9 teams went 2-1 so they will wrestle in the 5th – 8th place bracket tomorrow.  Minisink Valley will take on Fairport at 9:00 am while Monroe Woodbury squares off against Hilton at 11:00 am.  The winners will wrestle each other for 5th place and the losers will battle it out for 7th. So….if both MV and MW win, or if they both lose, we will get to see a rematch of the Section 9 Duals finals!

Day 2 Brackets

Round 1 Box Scores            Round 2 Box Scores
Round 3 Box Scores            Round 4 Box Scores

Pool A – Long Beach, Fairport, John Jay CR, Union Endicott
Round 1                                      Round 2
Long Beach 76 UE 3                Long Beach 47 JJCR 25
Fairport 35 JJCR 32                 Fairport 66 UE 8

Round 3                                      Round 4
Long Beach 53 Fairport 19     bye
JJCR 64 UE 15                             bye

Pool B – Hilton, Mattituck, BGAH
Round 1                                     Round 2
Mattituck 57 BGAH 12           Hilton 55 BGAH 19

Round 3                                     Round 4
bye                                          Mattituck 39 Hilton 34

Pool C – MW, Rocky Point, Brockport, Farmingdale
Round 1                                   Round 2
MW 50 Farmingdale 28        bye
RP 43 Brockport 16                bye

Round 3                                  Round 4
MW 36 Brockport  27         RP 42 Monroe 21
RP 44 Farmingdale 27        Brockport 45 Farmigdale 36

Pool D – Minisink, Wantagh, Fulton, Brentwood
Round 1                                 Round 2
bye                                        Minisink 45 Fulton 22
bye                                        Wantagh 55 Brentwood 14

Round 3                                     Round 4
Minisink 39 Brentwood 31   Wantagh 39 Minisink 26
Wantagh 56 Fulton 15            Brentwood 39 Fulton 17


Parent of Section 9 Wrestlers:

As we get ready to embark on running NY States Premier Tournament: The Eastern States Classic, it will not be business as usual this year.

157 teams, 600 wrestlers, 9 mats and 20 officials will be there,

Your team and your table workers will be there, but some key personnel will not be there. Some key members of our staff have retired (as their kids have graduated) or due to jobs and physical conditions, they cannot put in the same amount of time that they have in the past. We have hired full time trainers but there are still areas we need help with.

The help needs to come from Section 9 Parents (or even from Coaches whose team is not competing):  We are doing a planning meeting on Sunday January 8th at SCCC at 2:00 pm and then continuing it at the Pizza Hut in Liberty at 2:45-3:00 pm.  .

A job summary is as follows:

Thursday 1/124:00-10:00 pm
Friday 1/13- 6 am to 10 pm
Saturday 1/14- 6 am to 7pm

Needed for Friday/Saturday-Jan 13-14th:

3 or 4 full time servers at the Hospitality room
(setting up food, cleaning up, constantly stocking drinks and coolers,)

Hospitality room door guard-to allow people with bracelets in and the others out
(all day Friday and up till 2pm Saturday)

2  people at the ticket booth

2 people for weigh-in’s  Friday and Saturday morning (to enter wrestlers weights as they weigh in)

2 people to run the copy machine to print, collate, and distribute bracket sheets
(Friday morning, Friday night, and Saturday afternoon)

1 or 2 people to help supervise Minisink Mat maids in printing and updating the wall charts.

2 to 5 people for mat and clock set up on Thursday night  (1/08) from 4 to 10 pm –approximate

1 or 2 general administrative “floaters” to be near the head table to assist with whatever various jobs need to be done.

Or just let us know days and times you are available and we can find a way for you to help.

Please reply back to: if you would like to help out.