Congratulations to Monroe Woodbury’s Evan Barczak for being recognized by FloWrestling in their most recent rankings of the top wrestlers in the nation. Barczak, who is a 2X NYS placewinner, was selected as the #20 ranked wrestler in the nation at 145 pounds. The senior-to-be will have an opportunity to ascend up the rankings in a few weeks when he takes the trip to Fargo where he will likely face several other nationally ranked studs! Congratulations Evan!
Excelsior United, a team made up of mostly S9 wrestlers, traveled to VA Beach to compete in the NHSCA National Duals. Coached by Cory Ferguson (Burke Catholic) and assistant Bryan Mongiello (Washingtonville) the team went 2-4 overall. Wallkill senior Ryan Sebesta led the team going 6-0 for the weekend with impressive pin, tech, and OT victories. He was joined by teammates Brad Bonner (3-3) and Avery Ellison (1-4). Washingtonville’s wrestlers were Chris Martin (5-2), Brandon Bobe (4-1), Max Kissack (1-5), Chris Zappolo (1-3), Gino Giacoio (0-5), Noah Cruz (0-3), Lester Larkai, and Henry Van Heemstede Obelt. Burke Catholic’s Logan Ewanciw (1-4) and Chester’s Liam Bullock joined the team as well.
Wightman, Curreri, Yanis, and Goodell Make the Trip to VA Beach
SIR Wrestling, a wrestling club in Lafayette, NJ, put together a team which included 4 Section 9 wrestlers to compete in this weekend’s ultra competitive NHSCA National Duals in Virginia Beach, VA. Lucas Wightman (Warwick), Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley), Noah Curreri and John Goodell (both from Eldred) joined their NJ teammates and battled to a 2-4 record for the weekend. SIR went 2-1 on Saturday beating Grand Strand Hurricanes 49-3 and Ragin Raisins Green 52-15 after dropping their opening dual to Renegade Elite 50-10. On Sunday Team SIR battled hard but dropped all three matches so they are eliminated from the tournament. The scores were Shore Thing CFWA 49 SIR 10, Nauman Teal 39 SIR 22, and Wrestling Addix St. Green 50 SIR 14.
Yanis lead the S9 contingent by going 3-3 including and OT loss to the kid who finished 3rd in NJ this year! Wightman and Curreri were 2-4 for the tournament while Goodell battled every match but went 0-6. Great job men!!!
Monroe Woodbury juniors Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum made the trip to Atlanta, GA to test their Olympic style skills against some of the toughest wrestlers in the country at the USA Wrestling Southeast Regionals. They are competing in the Junior division in both Greco Roman and Freestyle. The Greco Roman tournament is on Saturday while Freestyle action will take place on Sunday. Results below….best of luck men!!!
Greco Roman Evan Barczak (145): 4-1 finished in 2nd place!!!
Barczak wbf Catoe (SC) 2:01
Barczak tech Shaw (NC) 13-2
Barczak dec Febus (FL) 9-7
Barczak dec Nelson (IL) 8-5
Krauss (IL) tech Barczak 12-1
Kendall Elfstrum (182): 1-2 dnp
Shepard (NC) dec Elfstrum 10-3
Elfstrum dec Vanik (IL) 4-4 criteria
Altman (OH) dec Elfstrum 13-8
Below is a running list of Section 9 wrestlers who will be wrestling in college next year. An email was sent to the coaches so this list will be updated as new information is received. Feel free to email any information to email@example.com.
Richard Dennison – SUNY Oneonta
Frankie Hernandez – Johnson & Wales, RI
Michael Raccioppi – East Stroudsburg, PA
Chris Truglio – SUNY Cortland
Gerard Daly – Sacred Heart, CT
AJ Aeberli – Coast Guard Academy
Vinny Vespa – Hofstra
Nick McShea – Maryland
Kevin Kelly – SUNY Binghamton
Rob Kelly – SUNY Cortland
Anthony Stramiello – York, PA
Travis Edwards – Kings University, TN
Hunter Curreri – Coe College, IA
Nathaniel Cohen – University of Scranton, PA
James Bethel – SUNY Oneonta
Ethan Stanley – Navy
Brian Bucci – SUNY Ulster
Newburgh Free Academy
Da’mani Burns – SUNY Cortland
Mike DeCapua – SUNY Oswego
The Body Bar Women’s National Championship, the largest and most prestigious tournament in women’s wrestling, takes place this weekend in Irving, TX and Section 9 will be very well represented at the event! The Venom Girls Wrestling Club run by Heath Macaluso in Otisville will be taking 7 girls to the Body Bar this year! Girls wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA! The tournament can be watched live on FloWrestling and results for our local girls will be posted here! Best of luck Venom Girls!!!
Venom Girls at Body Bar
1. Grace Pauls- Minisink Valley
2. Mia Macaluso- Minisink Valley
3. Sofia Macaluso- Minisink Valley
4. Alyssa Reed- Port Jervis
5. Brooke Tarshis- Pine Bush
6. Rhayna Simpson- Delaware Valley, Pa.
7. Jaida Macaluso- Minisink Valley
This year’s Beat the Streets, dubbed “United in the Square,” will feature some of the best Junior and Senior level wrestlers from the United States, Iran, Korea, and Canada. The event will take place in Times Square between 42nd and 43rd on Thursday May 19th. Wrestling will begin at 3:45 and www.sectionixwrestling.com will be there live and the results will be posted below. That said, if you can make it down to NYC – do it! This is one of the greatest spectacles in wrestling and you need to experience the action live!
Main Event match-ups in order of presentation (begins at 6:30)
Greco-Roman 75 kg – Andy Bisek (USA) vs. Kim Hyeon-Woo (Korea) Women’s 53 kg – Helen Maroulis (USA) vs. Samantha Stewart (Canada) Women’s 75 kg– Adeline Gray (USA) vs. Justina Di Stasio (Canada) Junior men’s fs 55 kg – Daton Fix (USA) vs. Kheyrollah Ghahramani (Iran) Junior men’s fs 60 kg – Mitchell McKee (USA) vs. Peiman Biabani (Iran) Junior men’s fs 74 kg – Mark Hall (USA) vs. Ahmad Bazrighaleh (Iran) Junior men’s fs 84 kg – Zahid Valencia (USA) vs. Mojtaba Goleij (Iran) Men’s fs 86 kg – J’Den Cox (USA) vs. Meisam Mostafa Joukar (Iran) Men’s fs 74 kg – Jordan Burroughs (USA) vs. Pehman Yarahmadi (Iran) Note: Event will be broadcast by Flowrestling