Section 9 Results from Fargo

Fargo 2016

Junior Freestyle
132 – Anthony Sountis (Monroe Woodbury)
Prelim: Keaton Geerts (IA) TF 10-0 Sountis
Con: Sountis dec 8-5 Alex Lucas (OH)
Con: Sountis inj Triston Lara (IA)
Con: Shawn Orem (MD) TF 10-0 Sountis

145 – Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury)
Prelim: Barczak TF 11-0 Preston Bunty (ID)
R64: Barczak WBF 2:17 Noah North (SC)
R32: Phil Conigliaro (MA) dec 13-7 Barczak
Con: Gabriel Dinette (CO) TF 14-3 Barczak

182 – Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe Woodbury)
Prelim: Elfstrum TF 11-1 Chris Collins (FL)
R64: Elfstrum dec 8-0 Logan Rill (MD)
R32: Matthew Waddell (GA) TF 14-4 Elfstrum
Con: Elfstrum TF 12-0 Henry Rossiter (TX)
Con: Elfstrum inj 0:00 James Handwerk (OH)
Con: Max Lyon (IA) TF 10-0 Elfstrum

220 – Nick McShea (Monroe Woodbury)
R64: McShea TF 12-0 Ricardo Atkinson (GA)
R32: Zane Black (PA) WBF 5:48 McShea
Con: McShea dec 12-7 Henry Willoughby (TX)
Con: McShea WBF 1:58 Gunnar Cash (OK)
Con: McShea inj 0:00 Jared Campbell (OH)
Con: Brandon Reed (KY) WBF 2:21 McShea

Cadet Freestyle
120 – Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury)
Prelim: Vespa TF 10-0 Matt Richardson (MD)
R64: Phil Moomey (NE) TF 14-4 Vespa
Con: Vespa TF 10-0 Mathew Jun (MD)
Con: Tylor Triana (IN) WBF 2:45 Vespa

170 – Adonis Morano (Middletown)
R64: Gillermo Escobedo (CA) TF 10-0 Morano
Con: Morano TF 12-1 Rockne Hurnley (IN)
Con: Morano WBF 1:36 Justin Segarra (FL)
Con: Morano TF 11-0 Jackson Punzel (IL)
Con: Waggonner (KS) TF 15-2 Morano

Junior Greco
126 – Chris Bouton (Kingston)
R64: Gabe Townsell (IL) TF 10-0 Bouton
Con: Bouton TF 11-0 Simon Potter (KS)
Con: Dante Tacchia (IA) dec 18-16 Bouton

132 – Anthony Sountis (Monroe Woodbury)
Prelim: Shawn Orem (MD) TF 10-0 Sountis
Con: Sountis WBF 2:55 Wyatt Gaspar (WA)
Con: Jacob Butler (OK) TF 10-0 Sountis

Cadet Greco
113 – Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury)
R64: Antonio Saldate (NV) WBF 1:24 Dylan Earl
Con: Kyle Kantola (MI) TF 10-0 Dylan Earl

170 – Adonis Morano (Middletown)
R64: Adonis Morano TF 13-2  Lincoln Coakley (IA)
R32: Quinn Simard (CA) WBF 1:27 Adonis Morano
Con: Adonis Morano TF 15-4 Aidan Hicks (OK)
Con: Adonis Morano dec 14-13 Ryan Vedner (IL)
Con: Gillermo Escobedo (CA) TF 13-2 Adonis Morano


Barczak Ranked #20 in Nation by FloWrestling!

MW's Evan Barczak - Ranked 20th in the nation by Flo!
Evan Barczak – Ranked 20th in the USA by Flo!

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!

Link to FloWrestling’s Ranking Section

Excelsior United at NHSCA National Duals

section9Excelsior 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.

The team scores were:
Blue Claw WC Red-41, Excelsior United-27
Ragin Raisins Split-63, Excelsior United-3
Buxton Broken Hearts-57, Excelsior United-13
SEPA White-46, Excelsior United-26
Excelsior United-51, 84 Athletes-15
Excelsior United-45, Chesapeake Elite Hawk-33

4 Locals Join Team SIR at NHSCA National Duals

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!!!

Barczak and Elfstrum at SE Regionals

Evan Barczak Champion at 145 Freestyle!!!!

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

Evan Barczak (145): Champion at 145 lbs!!!!
Barczak tech Catoe (SC) 11-0
Barczak tech Peede (NC) 10-0
Barczak tech Royal (GA) 10-0
Barczak tech Ruffin (GA) 10-0

Kendall Elfstrum (182): 4-2 DNP (lost to 2nd & 3rd place finishers)
Elfstrum pin Vanik (IL) 4:16
Wadell (GA) tech Elfstrum 12-2
Elfstrum tech Perez (FL) 10-0
Elfstrum tech Fields (FL) 12-0
Elfstrum tech Adolf (IO) 11-0
Vezzetti (IL) tech Elfstrum 10-0

Section 9 in College – Who’s Wrestling Where

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

*The registration deadline for the FS9 Wrestling Camp is 6/15*


Minisink Valley
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

Monroe Woodbury
Vinny Vespa – Hofstra
Nick McShea – Maryland
Kevin Kelly – SUNY Binghamton
Rob Kelly – SUNY Cortland
Anthony Stramiello – York, PA

Port Jervis
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

Pine Bush
Johnny Stramiello – Ithaca

Ryan Sebesta – Niagara Community College

Mike Feliciano – SUNY Ulster

Justin Michaelson – Ashland University, OH

Anthony Torres – Alfred State

Justin McLee – Springfield, MA

Venom Girls Heading to Body Bar

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

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

2016 Beat the Streets – United in the Square

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 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!
2016 BTS

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