Sullivan Top Ulster; Raccioppi Wins ESU Open; Other Collegiate Results

Congratulations to Coach Anthony Ng and SUNY Sullivan for earning a hard-fought victory over SUNY Ulster in a battle of our two local JUCO programs!  Hopefully both of these programs will continue to grow and turn this dual into a marquee wrestling event year after year!  Great job both programs!!!

Sullivan 35 Ulster 15
125- Trey Wardlaw (S) win by Forfeit
133- Gavin Pasqualini (U) dec Shamar Johnson (S) (16-10)
141- Rob Satriano (S) tech fall John Miller (U) (17-0)
149- Jose Cintron (S) pin Jacob Studt (U) at 5:24
157- Dan Mandic (S) dec Marquees Randolph (U) (6-2)
165- Adonis Morano (U) pin Justyn Kelly (S) at 5:27
174- Matt Shields (U) pin Antonio Collazo (S) at 1:44
184- Jhavon Innocent (S) win by Forfeit
197- Jon Perez (S) dec Frank Ochoa-Cincotta (U) (5-4) 2 OT
285- Tom Hubmaster (S) pin Quinton Hromirs (U) at 0:42

Raccioppi Tops D1 Competition to Win ESU Open Crown
Congratulations to Minisink Valley graduate Michael Raccioppi for winning the 174 pound title at the East Stroudsburg Open on Saturday. Raccioppi, who wrestles for Division 2 East Stroudsburg, took the top step of the medal stand in a weight class where every other place winner was a Division 1 wrestler! He majored Collin Shannon from American 17-7 and Luke Drugac of Old Dominion 20-8 before pinning Bucknell’s Frank Guida in :53 in the quarters. Raccioppi then defeated Rider’s George Walton 9-4 in the semis before receiving a medical forfeit over Dean Sherry from Rider in the finals.  Great job Michael!!!

Barczak and Daly Notch Wins at Journeymen Duals
Section 9 was well represented at Saturday’s Journeymen Northeast Collegiate Duals in Troy, NY!  Monroe Woodbury grad Evan Barczak, who wrestles at 157 for Drexel, went 2-1 on the day.  He defeated Rian Burris of Citadel 8-2 and topped Austin Nash of Purdue 8-2.  Barczak’s only loss was a 12-2 decision to Nebraska’s Tyler Berger who is a returning All-American and is currently ranked #5 in the nation!  Minisink Valley graduate Gerard Daly is the starting 141 pound wrestler for Sacred Heart.  Daly went 2-0 for the day recording a :59 pin over Citadel’s Ethan Phillips and an injury default over Aaron Coleman from Bloomsburg (Daly was winning by 13 points at the time of the injury). Also of note, former Minisink Valley wrestler Mason Rambarose wrestles at 149 pounds for Sacred Heart. After taking a year off, Rambarose has decided to return to the mat.  Mason wrestled one match on Saturday dropping a hard-fought 5-4 decision to his opponent from Bloomsburg.

Yanis Takes 2nd at Mount Union Invitational
Great job by Minisink Valley graduate Joey Yanis in taking 2nd place at the Mount Union Invitational on Saturday.  Yanis wrestles at 197 pounds for Division III SUNY Brockport.  Yanis pinned his way into the finals before injury defaulting out of the first place match. The match was 2-2 in OT at the time of the injury.  Great job Joey!!!


Sullivan vs Ulster, JMen Northeast Duals & Classic Highlight Upcoming Weekend

The college wrestling season is in full swing and this weekend will provide fans with several great options to get their fix!  Below are just a few of the weekend events which have some local wrestlers competing but please feel free to email me at if you would like to see something added!  Wrestle on!!!!

SUNY Sullivan vs. SUNY Ulster
Our two local JUCO programs will square of at 7:00 PM on Friday at the Paul Gerry Fieldhouse on the campus of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Scheldrake.  Let’s come out in droves to support these two young programs which are both led by former Section 9 wrestlers!  SUNY Sullivan’s head coach is Monticello graduate Anthong Ng while SUNY Ulster is led by former Warwick wrestler Brian Vutianitis.  Good luck to both teams!!!

Journeymen Northeast Duals
This tournament keeps getting better every year.  The Northeast Duals will take place on Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.  It’s always a great event and there will be several teams with local ties competing this year!  Drexel University will be there and Monroe Woodbury graduate Evan Barczak could face two nationally ranked opponents at 157 in Tyler Berger (Nebraska, #5 by Flo) and Griffin Parriot (Purdue, #20 by Flo).  Minisink Valley graduate Gerard Daly and Sacred Heart will take on The Citadel, Bloomsburg, and Appalachian State.  Division III power Ithaca College will also be at the NE Duals so we could possibly see Anthony Stramiello (Pine Bush/Monroe Woodbury), Johnny Stramiello (Pine Bush), Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury), and Tristin Schiafo (Red Hook) on the mat at some point!  RIT will also be there and they have Sam Weinger (Washingtonville) and Ian Houck (Rondoud Valley) on the roster.  Plus we can’t forget about the University of Virginia and their Head Coach Steve Garland (Middletown) who will also have three dual meets on Saturday!  Good luck men!

East Stroudsburg Open
The East Stroudsburg Open is always a great tournament and is less than an hours drive from Port Jervis.  Minisink Valley graduate Michael Raccioppi wrestles at 174 for East Stroudsburg and really opened some eyes last year!

Journeymen Collegiate Classic
Day two at Hudson Valley CC will showcase an individual tournament where we will see the Army Black Knights take the mat.  Army kicked of the season in stellar fashion last weekend placing 12 wrestlers at the Princeton Open.  There Black Knights currently have three nationally ranked wrestlers!

8 Generals Place at Brockport Open; Weinger Takes 2nd at Ithaca Invitational

It was a great opening weekend for the SUNY Sullivan wrestling team!  The Generals placed 8 wrestlers in the top 6 and finished 3rd in the unofficial team race behind Brockport and Alfred State. Leading the way for Sullivan were Trey Wardlaw and Jhavon Innocent who placed 2nd at 125 and 184 respectively! Also placing for the Generals were VC grad Rob Satriano who took 3rd at 133,  Goshen’s Dan Mandic who took 4th at 149, Wallkill alum Avery Ellison who placed 4th at 125, Port Jervis grad Jose Cintron who took 6th at 146, Monticello’s Justyn Kelly who finished 6th at 157, and Thomas Hubmaster who took 6th at 285!  Congratulations to Coach Ng, his staff, and of course the wrestlers for a great performance!

A few other local wrestlers shined at the Brockport Open namely Pine Bush graduate Shaun Burgos who finished 2nd at 165 wrestling unattached and Minisink Valley alum Joey Yanis who took 3rd place at 197 wrestling for host Brockport! NFA grad Michael DeCapua went 1-2 at 174 wrestling for the Buffalo Wrestling Club.  Well done men!

Washington graduate Samuel Weinger who wrestles for RIT made it all the way to the finals and placed 2nd at 197 at the very tough Ithaca Invitational. Other Section 9 wrestlers who competed in the tournament were Anthony Stramiello (Ithaca College/Pine Bush/Monroe Woodbury) who went 1-2 at 125, Dylan Earl (Ithaca College/Monroe Woodbury) who went 2-2 at 133, Ian Houck (RIT/Rondout Valley) who went 1-2 at 157, and Tristen Schiafo (Ithaca College/Red Hook) who went 2-2 at 157.  Congrats guys!

Onteora graduate Dillon Ross made it to the quarterfinals of the Clarion Open and finished in the top 8 at 165 wrestling for Division 1 University of Buffalo – unattached.  Ross finished 3-2 for the day…great job Dillon!

Saugerties grad James Bethel went 5-0 with 4 pins on his his way to the 285 title at the Ted McInley Invitational!  Bethel is a senior at Oneonta and is currently the #2 ranked D3 heavyweight in the nation!!!  Great job James!

SUNY Ulster held a quad meet and had 3 duals on Saturday finishing 1-2 beating UAlbany and losing a close match to UCONN 33-22. The Senators were led by Middletown’s Adonis Morano who was 3-0 on the day and Walkill’s Mike Fekishazy who finished 2-1.

Drexel Duals
Monroe Woodbury graduate Evan Barczak went 2-0 in his his two matches on Sunday winning both matches by 22-7 technical fall.  Barczak wrestles at 157 for Division 1 Drexel University.  Great job Evan!

Super 32 Challenge – NYS Entries

This weekend’s Super 32 Challenge is without question the toughest preseason high school tournament in the nation!  There are over 1,600 high school boys and 181 girls entered in this year’s event!  Take a look at the list of all of the NYS high school boys entries. Let’s give a special shout-out to local wrestlers Nicky Fea (106 – Goshen/Wyoming Seminary), Frank Fea (152 – Goshen), and Douglas Doherty (160 – Monticello).  Props also go out to Minisink Valley junior Grace Pauls who is entered at 130 pounds in the girl’s division!!! Best of luck to all of the competitors!!!

106 Pounds
Nick Fea (Goshen/Wyoming Seminary) – Ranked #2 by Flo
Stevo Poulin (Shenendehowa, S2) – NYS Champ; #10 by Flo
Dante Geislinger (Norwich, S4) – NYS D2 Champion
Chase Liardi (Massapequa, S8) – NYS D1 Finalist
Rocco Camillaci (Hilton, S5)
Gregor McNeil (Hilton, S5)
Jace Schafer (Pal-Mac, S5)
Sean Flick (St. Anthony’s, C)
Avery Leonard (Milford Central, S4)
Antonio George (North Shore, S8)

113 Pounds
Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton, S5) – 3X NYS Champ; Ranked #1 by Flo
Terry Adams (Monsignor Farrell, C) – NYS Champion
Jordan Titus (Center Moriches, S11) – 2X NYS Finalist” #20 by Flo
Troy Spratley (Wyoming Seminary)
Josiah Encarnacion (Wantagh, S8)
Ivan Garcia (Portchester, S1)
Kole Mulhauser (Central Square, S3)
Jake Eckerle (Commack, S8)
Luke Smith (Hauppauge, S11)
Micah Roes (Lowville, S3)
Alexander Giuliani (Massapequa, S8)
Ethen Garrison (Indian River, S3)
Andrew Maiorini (Hauppauge, S11)

120 Pounds
Jayden Scott (Rush Henrietta, S5) – NYS D1 Finalist
Chandler Merwin (Walton, S4) – NYS D2 Finalist
Matt Garland (South Jefferson, S3)
Joe Constrastano (Wheatley, S8)
Evan Matias (Rocky Point, S11)
George Oroudjov (Syosset, S8)
Anthony DiBartolo (Hauppauge, S11)
Daniel Adams (Monsignor Farrell, C)
Ryan Ocasio (Lakeland, S1)

126 Pounds
Adam Busiello (ESM, S11) – 4X NYS Champ; 3X S32 Champ; #3 Flo
Zach Redding (ESM, S11) – NYS Champion
Ryan Burgos (Hilton, S5)
Preston Maucere (St. Anthony’s, C)
Dennis Robin (Arlington, S1)
Gavin Demasco (Commack, S8)
CJ McGonegal (North Rockland, S1)
Chris Perry (Brunswick, S1)
Joe Foxen (Garden City, S8)
Chase Daudelin (Corning, S4)
Kaleb Burgess (Pal-Mac, S5)
Beckett Herman (Henrick Hudson, S1)
Matthew Hole (Islip, S11)

132 Pounds
Justin McDougald (Niagara Wheatfield, S6) – NYS Finalist
Ethan Ferro (Pal-Mac, S5)
Aiden Cullen (Greenville, S2)
Nick Calderone (Newfield, S6)
Kyle Althenn (Mepham, S8)
Michael Waxman (Commack, S8)
Drew Whitham (Corning, S4)

138 Pounds
Logan Sciotto (Rocky Point, S11)
Alex Samson (Victor, S5)
Tyler Albis (John Jay East Fishkill, S1)
Dan Gibson (Port Washington, S8)
Kristopher Ketchum (Rocky Point, S11)
Ramon Perez (Monsignor Farrell, C)

145 Pounds
Warren McDougald (Niagara Wheatfield, S6)
Lee Mauras (Freeport, S8)
David Berkovich (Poly Prep, C)
Chase Runfola (Letchworth, S5)
Gaven Bell (Cold Spring, S8)
Ryan Burgbacher (Pat-Med, S5)
Christian Hansen (St. Anthony’s, C)
Ryan Siller (Monsignor Farrell, C)

152 Pounds
Frank Fea (Goshen, S9)
Kyle Mosher (South Side, S8)
Tyler DeSena (Garden City, S8)

160 Pounds
Doug Doherty (Monticello, S9)
Matthew Rogers (Wantagh, S8)
Jack Chesman (Pearl River, S1)
Corey Connolly (Rocky Point, S11)
JD Moore (Division, S8)
Johan Dohr (Notre Dame, C)

170 Pounds
Aaron Wolk (Horace Greeley, S1)

182 Pounds
Sammy Deprez (Hilton, S5) – #19 FloWrestling
Zachary Finn (Harrison, S1)
Nicholas Meglino (Edgemont, S1)

195 Pounds
Matthew Werts (SJCI, S6)
Isiah Prado (Chittenango, S3)
Kyler Martin (Sackets Harbor, S3)

Hudson Valley Challenge Results

Congratulations to all of the wrestlers who competed at the 2018 Hudson Valley Challenge.  Special thanks to the Friends of Section 9, specifically Gary Rissler and Dan Wernikoff, for running the tournament and to John Foley and  Port Jervis High School for hosting the event! Below is a list of all of the top 3 finishers in every weight class!

High School Division
99: 1. Evan Mougailian   2. Chris Crawford   3. Zach Vera
106: 1. Rick Camano   2. Ben Bautista   3. Matt Davis
113: 1. Jacob Chenier   2. Nick Patel   3. Chis Demiglio
120: 1. Mike Tanderello   2. Shane Woolf   3. Steve Ciambrone
126: 1. Nick Picariello   2. John Antonelli    3. Logan Zehr
132A: 1. Patrick Ross   2. Paul Cohn   3. Brian Lombardi
132B: 1. Aaron Ayzerov   2. Jordan Suarez   3. Riley McHale
138A: 1. Nick Ross   2. Logan Hurwitt   3. James Sullivan
138B: 1. Michael Nicpon   2. Brendan Carroll   3. Andrew Plunkett
145: 1. Kawan Wills   2. Nick Albornoz   3. James Hubbard
152A: 1. Chris Fini   2. Marcus Brown   3. James Shaw
152B: 1. Trevor DuBoff   2. Cael Atkins   3. Connor O’Brein
160A: 1. Alex Casiano  2. Michael Buscemi   3. Chris McLaughlin
160B: 1. Dean Appell   2. Gianni Campbell   3. Kieren Ryan
170: 1. Pasquale Satriano   2. Steven Felice
182: 1. Joe Seltzer   2. Sean Barrick
195: 1. Jeffrey Guitierrez   2. Remi Land   3. Dirani Hayes
220: 1. Elijah Babb   2. Stehan Monchery   3. Damani Bellamy

Middle School
Group 1: 1. Ryan Haynes   2. Luke Satriano
Group 2: 1. Colin Menier  2. Mason Ketcham  3. Lucas Wells
Group 3: 1. Ricky Gomez  2. Ben Marchetto   3. Jordan Brown
Group 4: 1. Chris Crawford   2. Liam Kelly   3. Aaron Kim
Group 5: 1. Hunter Endricat  2. Remington Kim  3. Daniela Parisi
Group 6: 1. Kyle Kubik  2. Oliver Rekus

Elementary 2 Division
Group 1: 1. Ryan Fitzpatrick  2. Gio Lomonaco  3. Lorenzo Caserto
Group 2: 1. Joey Rizzuto  2. Charlie Wylie   3. Garrett Judd
Group 3: 1. Luke Satriano  2. Justin Harrison   3. Cole Lamberton
Group 4: 1. Mason Ketchem  2. Logan Mohl  3. Rhayna Simpson
Group 5: 1. Griffin Petzold   2. Nick DeBellis

Elementary 1 Division
Group 1: 1. Hudson Judd   2. Angelo Caserto
Group 2: 1. Will Soto  2. Andy Cappichionni  3. Santino Caserto
Group 3: 1. Brandon Mayock  2. Jax Meyers  3. Ben Sayers

Girls Division
Group 1: 1. Sophia Lentine   2. Charlie Wylie
Group 2: 1. Alyssa Reed  2. Rhayna Simpson
Group 3: 1. Isabella Garcia   2. Daniela Parisi

Full Results
HV Challenge – High School               HV Challenge – MS ES Girls

SUNY Ulster Schedule and Roster

2018 – 2019 Roster
Gavin Pasqualini (Arlington) – Section 1 Champion 2018
John Miller (Highland) – Section 9
Jacob Studt (Kingston) – Section 9
Marquees Randolph (Mt. Vernon) – Section 1 Placer 2017
Adonis Morano (Middletown) – Section 9 Champ 2017
Matthew Shields (Onteora) – Section 9 Finalist; National Qualifier
Jeffrey Kiluba (Red Hook) – Section 9 Champion 2017
Frank Cincotta (Rondout Valley) – Section 9 Placer 2017
Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) – 2X Section 9 Champ; NYS Finalist 2017
Quentin Kromirs (Onteora) – Section 9 Placer 2011
Diego Orellana (Ossining) – 2X Section 1 Placer

Head Coach Brian Vutianitis
Coach Vutianitis is a 2011 Graduate from Warwick Valley HS where he was a Section 9 champion on Warwick’s championship team that boasted a record 8 champions in one season. After high school Coach Vutianitis wrestled for SUNY Cortland where he was a two year captain and all conference in the ECWC in 2015. He graduated with a degree in criminology. Coach Vutianitis was a two year assistant coach at Warwick Valley High School before taking over at SUNY Ulster while he pursues his Masters in School Counseling through Liberty University. Coach Vutianitis is also the club president and owner of Vision Wrestling club, a Section 9 club based in Warwick NY.

Assistant Coach Trevor Gale
Coach Gale was a member of the Onteora wrestling program. He is a 2X Section 9 champion and a state place winner in high school. After high school Coach Gale was an assistant coach at SUNY Cortland for 2 seasons before taking his talents back to Section 9 where he has been a member of Onteora’s coaching staff for 7 years. Coach Gale also assisted at Delta Wrestling Club in Section 9.

Hudson Valley Challenge Is This Sunday, October 21!!!!

The 2018 Hudson Valley Challenge is right around the corner! Have you registered yet???  The tournament will take place on Sunday, October 21th and will once again be held at Port Jervis High School.  This tournament is run by the Friends of Section 9 – the same organization that runs the Eastern States Classic!  Let’s spread the word and pack the gym with both wrestlers and fans!

Registration is available through TicketLeap here!

Team Vision at Columbus Day Duals

Section 9 based Team Vision

Coach Brian Vutianitis and Vision WC are down in York, PA at the Columbus Day Duals this weekend.  Vision is a Section 9 based wrestling club which includes some of the best local wrestlers including 2018 Section 9 champs Justin Morales (Middletown) and Tyler Serafini (Newburgh Free Academy).

A handful of other local wrestlers are also competing for other clubs including Nick Fea (RedWolf Red), Nikko Walsh (Empire Black), and Frank Fea (RedWolf Red).

Live results are available on TrackWrestling and full local results will be posted here by Sunday evening!  Best of luck to all competitors!!!