We’re Getting There…Some Dates to Remember

August 25-30 Cadet Worlds in Bosnia…3X NYS champ Yianni Diakomihalis will be representing Team USA at 58kg!

September 7-12 World Championships in Las Vegas…Can Jordan Burroughs repeat???

September 19 Waterway Duals in Oxford PA…Coach Gartiser is bringing a very talented team!!!

October 3-4 Journeymen Classic/OverFlo in Albany…there will be several S9 wrestlers in this ultra competitive event!

October 31-November 1 – Super 32 Challenge …. How many locals will enter the toughest preseason tournament in the USA???


Jeff Cuilty Newest Member of National Wrestling Hall of Fame

CuiltyCongratulation 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.

Goshen’s Fea Finishes 3rd at NUWAY Tournament

Photo by Josh Conklin
Photo by Josh Conklin

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!

Barczak and Fea at NUWAY Summer Duals

section9Monroe 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!!!

Several S9 Taking the Mat in Fargo for Junior Freestyle

138: Evan Barczak – Monroe Woodbury
Prelims: Evan Barczak TF over Wolfgang Clapper (MO) 10-0
R64: Sal Profaci (NJ) TF Evan Barczak 14-3
Consies: Evan Barczak TF over Auston Hall (SC) 11-0
Consies: Evan Barczak WBF over Tim Edmonson (TX) 5:45
Consies: B. O’Keefe (NV) WBF over Evan Barczak 1:53

182: Kendall Elfstrum – Monroe Woodbury
Prelims: bye
R64: Max Lyon (IA) dec Kendall Elfstrum 10-3
Consies: Kendall Elfstrum TF Tim Nichelson (ME) 12-2
Consies: Kyle Hostetter (MO) dec Kendall Elfstrum 14-10

195: Nick McShea – Monroe Woodbury
Prelims: bye
R64: Nick McShea TF Braden Zini (AZ) 24-13
R32: Nick McShea WBF over Jamir Moore (IA) 1:49

220: Aiden Mathews – Marlboro
Prelims: bye
R32: Ethan Anderson (IA) TF over Aiden Mathews 10-0
Consies: James Ford (OH) WBF over Aiden Mathews 1:29

Fargo Cadet Freestyle – Vespa and Noble Updates

106: Marco Vespa – Monroe Woodbury
Prelims: Dylan Drogemueller (MN) wbf over Marco Vespa 1:58
Consies: Xavier Rico (AZ) wbf over Marco Vespa 1:42

160: Nijee Noble – Kingston
Prelims: bye
Round of 64: Nijee Noble tech fall over Caleb Armijo (CO) 10-0
Round of 32: Nijee Noble dec Ritchie Heywood (Utah) 8-2
Round of 16: Max Wohlabaugh (Florida) tf Nijee Noble 10-0
Consies: Nijee Noble dec Jeff Skyrud (CA) 10-9
Consies: David Crawford )OH) dec Nijee Noble 4-2

S9 in Fargo: Noble Goes 3-2 Including an Incredible Throw in Cadet Greco

NobleFargoGrecoThrowCongrats to Kingston junior Nijee Noble for going 3-2 in a very tough 160 lb. bracket at the 2015 USAW Cadet Greco Roman Nationals in Fargo, ND. Noble bounced back from an opening round loss to semifinalist Victor Marcelli of Ohio with three impressive wins including a highlight reel throw against Philip Murphy from Minnesota (right).  Noble pinned Murphy in :29 – and that wasn’t his fastest pin of the day!  In the very next round, Nijee recorded a :17 pin against Michael Escobedo from Arizona!  Great job Nijee…freestyle starts in a few days so rest up!

Six S9 Wrestlers Making the Trip to Fargo

Best of luck to the 6 Section 9 wrestlers who are making the trip to Fargo to compete against the nation’s best at the 2015 Cadet and Junior Nationals!  SectionIXWrestling.com will post all of the results for our local competitors listed below!

Marco Vespa (MW)Cadet 106
Nijee Noble (Kingston) Cadet 160
Evan Barczak (MW) Junior 138
Kendall Elfstrum (MW) Junior 182
Nick McShea (MW) Junior 195
Aiden Mathews (Marlboro/Wyoming Seminary) Junior 220