Section 9 had their hands full against a team of all stars from District 2, PA. Below are the results from last Wednesday’s event. Keep working hard boys…wrestling against top level competition will only make you stronger!
113: Greg Pascale (Abington Heights) dec Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury) 5-3
Pascale finished 4th in the District at 113 and went 1-2 at the NE Regionals. Barczak was the Section 9 champion at 106 and went 1-2 at the NYS Championships.
113: Bob Hawkins (Coughlin) dec Pedro Rosales (Middletown) 16-11
Hawkins finished 3rd at 113 in the District 2 Tournament and went 2-2 at the NE Regionals. Rosales was the S9 runner up to Barczak at 106.
120: Bob Hawkins (Coughlin) dec Dylan Booth (Port Jervis) 9-7
In his second match of the evening, Hawkins earned a hard fought decision over Section 9′s reigning 113 pound champion. Booth finished 5th in NYS this past season.
126: Chase Gallick (Wallenpaupack) maj dec Da’mani Burns (NFA) 11-3
Gallick finished 2nd in the districts and went 3-2 in the regionals. Burns finished 2nd to Monroe Woodbury’s PJ Smoot at 120 this past season.
126: Billy Poray (Coughlin) wbf Da’mani Burns (NFA)
Poray finished 3rd at an extremely tough 126 pound weight class at the District 2 tournament. Poray went 3-2 at the regionals in a weight class featuring Kyle Krasavage, Colby Ems, and Chase Zemenak.
132: Kyle Krasavage (Wyoming Valley West) wbf Michael Raccioppi (Minisink Valley)
Raccioppi, the S9 champ at 126 who finished 8th in NYS, ran into an absolute buzz-saw in Krasavage. The Hofstra bound senior finished 4th in PA this year with his only two losses coming at the state tournament in Hershey!
138: Danny Ritz (Crestwood) dec Michael Raccioppi (Minisink Valley) 6-2
Ritz finished 2nd to state place winner Jalen Palmer of Delaware Valley at the districts and went 2-2 at regionals.
138: Frank Carrozza (Delaware Valley) maj dec Chris Truglio (Minisink Valley) 15-3
Carrozza was the District 2 champion this past season and he finished 3-2 at regionals. He also finished 8th at the Sophomore Nationals in VA Beach. Truglio won the S9 title at 132 and went 1-2 at the state tournament in Albany.
145: Jalen Palmer (Delaware Valley) wbf Chris Truglio (Minisink Valley)
The Minisink Valley sophomore went from the frying pan to the fire in his second bout of the evening. ..Palmer finished 8th in PA and 7th at the Junior Nationals in VA Beach this past season!
152: Ben Siegel (Tunkhannock) wbf Frankie Hernandez (Minisink Valley)
Seigel finished 3rd in the districts and went 3-2 in the NE Regionals. Hernandez was the Section 9 runner-up at 145 this season.
160: Dan Decarlo (Port Jervis) dec Cody Cordes (Wyoming Valley West) 4-2 ot
Decarlo, a 2X S9 champ who finished 5th in NYS at 152, took down Cordes in sudden victory to get S9 on the board. Cordes finished 3rd in the District 2 tournament at 145 and went 3-2 in the regionals.
160: Shawn Jones (Delaware Valley) dec Alec Guevera (Wallkill) 4-2 ot
Jones, a talented freshman at DV, scored an OT takedown to defeat Guevera who finished 3rd in S9 at 145 this past season.
170: Tanner Sexton (Port Jervis) dec Matt Carr (Abington Heights) 2-0
Sexton became the second PJ wrestler to notch a victory with his 2-0 decision over Carr who finished 4th in District 2 at 145.
170: Cody Cordes (Wyoming Valley West) dec Tyler Glasko (Wallkill) 4-0
Wrestling in his second bout of the evening, Cordes picked up a workman like victory over Blasko who finished 4th at 152 in S9.
182: Matt Carr (Abington Heights) dec Rob Cuomo (Saugerties) 5-4
Carr rebounded from his loss to Sexton and earned a close victory over Cuomo who was the Section 9 runner up at 182 this past season.
195: Matt Wagner (Delaware Valley) dec Aiden Mathews (Marlboro) 6-0
Mathews is still an unknown to many in S9. He attends Marlboro but wrestles for Highland since his school does not have a wrestling program. After going 10-0 during an abbreviated regular season, Mathews won the Division 2 S9 title. Here he lost a 6-0 to Wagner who was a PA state tournament qualifier and was an All American at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals in VA Beach!
220: James Bethel (Saugerties) dec Matt Wagner (Delaware Valley) 2-0
A great win for the Saugerties junior over the sophomore AA from DV. Bethel has been wrestling at a very high level since finishing 3rd at 195 at the S9 tournament finishing 1st and 2nd in freestyle and Greco, respectively, at the NYS-USA Wrestling State Championships a few weeks ago.