Congratulations to Connor Greiner and Kendall Elfstrum for winning their respective pools at the 2015 Journeymen Classic. Greiner, a Minisink Valley sophomore went 3-0 at 120E and notched a win over a state champion from Massachusetts. Monroe Woodbury junior Elfstrum went 3-1 and won his 182B pool via criteria by pinning his final opponent!
Evan Barczak also had a great tournament. The Crusader junior, competing in the 145B pool, went 3-0 on his side of the pool before dropping a heartbreaking 2-1 OT decision is his crossover match earning his second place honors. At 106B Monroe Woodbury freshman Marco Vespa took second place by going 2-1 with two pins.
Section 9 had two wrestlers entered into the A pools of their respective weight classes and both competitors notched victories. Minisink Valley’s AJ Aeberli finished in 6th place in the A pool at 160. The Warrior went 1-3 competing in a bracket that had three nationally ranked wrestlers. Monroe Woodbury senior Nick McShea came in 4th place at 195A and notched a victory over fellow NYS placewinner Jack Buell.
OverFlo champ Noah Curreri (Eldred/Liberty/Fallsburg) showed that he deserved to compete in the Classic. Curreri finished in 3rd place at 160C and took the eventual pool champion into SV!
For many wrestling fans, the Journeymen Classic serves as a welcomed reminder that the high school wrestling season is right around the corner! In just a few short years this event has become one of the premier high school wrestling tournaments in the nation. The 2015 Journeymen Classic will be a two-day event taking place on October 3rd and 4th at the Union College Memorial Fieldhouse in Schenectady, NY. The main event, The Classic, takes place on Sunday and will be covered by FloWrestling. Saturday’s action is known as the OverFlo Tournament. It serves as a qualifier for the Classic because the top pool winners in many of the weight classes will gain admission to Sunday’s main event!
Section 9 will be very well represented at this year’s Journeymen Classic. SectionIXWrestling will be in attendance for the event and provide up to date results for our local wrestlers. Best of luck men!
Marco Vespa – Monroe Woodbury
Evan Barczak – Monroe Woodbury
AJ Aeberli – Minisink Valley
Kendall Elfstrum – Monroe Woodbury
Nick McShea – Monroe Woodbury
Dylan Earl – Monroe Woodbury
Anthony Stramiello – Monroe Woodbury
Connor Greiner – Minisink Valley
Jarred Greiner – Minisink Valley
Taylor Benson – Red Hook
Noah Curreri – Eldred/Liberty/Fallsburg
Joe Yanis – Minisink Valley
Congratulations to the Orange County Warriors for going 2-2 at this weekend’s Waterway Duals in Oxford, PA. The WW Duals is one of the toughest preseason dual tournaments in the nation! Nearly every member of the OC Warriors attends Monroe Woodbury High School making them one of the few teams at the event that was, basically, a HS team. Most of the other teams at the tournament were all-star laden club teams. Special congrats to Evan Barczak, Kendall Elfstrum, and Nick McShea for finishing the day undefeated! Great job guys!!
Congratulation to Wallkill wrestling coach Jeff Cuilty for being the most recent Section 9 coach to be selected for induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Cuilty will be inducted in the Upstate New York chapter on Sunday, September 20th at the Double Tree Hotel in Syracuse, NY. Coach Cuilty joins Cornwall coach Don Blaine and former Minisink Valley coach and athletic director Frank Carrozza as recent HOF inductees. Congratulations Jeff! There is nobody who is more deserving of this honor than you!
Anyone interested in attending the ceremony can click here for more information.
Congratulations to Goshen’s Frank Fea for finishing 3rd at 102 pounds at Saturday’s NUWAY Summer Nationals held in Long Branch, NJ. Fea, who finished 3rd at 99 pounds at last year’s Section 9 Championships, went 4-1 for the day with his only loss coming to the eventual champion! Great job Frankie!
Monroe Woodbury junior Evan Barczak is competing at 145 for Team NYWAY while Goshen sophomore Frank Fea is manning the 102 pound slot for Team Sugarfoot at today’s NUWAY Summer Duals taking place in Long Branch, NJ. Team NYWAY is loaded! Some of Barczak’s teammates include nationally ranked studs Yianni Diakomihalis, Tommy Cox, Adam Busiello, Chris Mauriello, Christian Araneo, and Edwin Rubio! Updated results for Barczak and Fea below.
Evan Barczak – Monroe Woodbury
Barczak wbf 3:50 over Vincent Foggia (Seagull WC)…Foggia is a NJ state qualifier!
Barczak dec 5-2 over Liam Hoagland (Triumph WC)
Vince Concina (Apex) dec 3-2 over Barczak
Barczak dec 2-1 ot over Mark McCormick (Camden Catholic)…McCormick is a 2X NJ placewinner!!!
Barczak dec 2-1 ot over Sam Cali (Garden Fresh)… Cali finished 3rd in NJ this past season!!! Great Job Evan!!!
Frank Fea – Goshen
Fea dec 7-2 over Mike Primo (Delaware All-Stars)
Fea wbf 3:17 over Amante Young (Funky Monkey Green)
Fea fft over (Southern Regional)
Beau Bayless (Brawlers WC) dec 6-0 over Fea
Nick Rosengrant (Dark Knights) dec 4-2 over Fea
Nice job today Frankie!!!
Beginning in August, the FS9 club will be moving. New site is:
Local 17 Laborers Union at 451A Little Britain Road, Newburgh August Schedule: Monday and Wednesdays only 6:00 to 7:30
Hopefully.. back to 4 nights for September and October