Before I begin to summarize a busy weekend in Section 9 wrestling, I would like to first congratulate NFA's Johnny Bastone and Roundout Valley's Ian Morse who both recorded their 100th career victory this weekend. Bastone earned his milestone with a victory via technical fall versus Ellenville at the Highland Duals while Morse got his 100th win in the quarter-finals of the Gene Brigham Invitational at Minsink Valley. I would also like to offer congratulations to Washingtonville's Colin Casey who became his school's all-time wins leader by recording his 136th career victory en route to earning the 170 pound title at the Beacon Tournament. Great job guys!
Gene Brigham Invitational @ Minisink Valley: Host Minsink Valley crowned three champions and edged out Section 11 power Longwood 183-181.5 to take the team title at 2012 Gene Brigham Memorial Wrestling Tournament. Earning individual titles for Section 9 were Michael Raccioppi (MV, 106), Mason Rambrose (MV, 113), John Hodes (RV, 120), Donald Brown (Middletown, 126), Anthony Sannella (MV, 182), Vinny Nastro (Goshen, 195), and Alex Ortiz (Middletown, 220). Click below for finals results, awards, and top-5 team standings.
2012 Gene Brigham Invitational Results
Beacon Wrestling Tournament: Valley Central and Washingtonville finished first and second, respectively, and each team crowned an individual champion at this weekend's Beacon Wrestling Tournament. Valley Central&#
039;s Bilal Hasan captured the 182 pound title while Washingtonville's Colin Casey was the 170 pound champion. Casey's victory, the 136th of his career, has earned him the distinction of now being Washingtonville's all-time wins leader. Click below for a brief tournament summary.
2012 Beacon Wrestling Tournament
Conklin Memorial Tournament in Carmel: The Pine Bush Wrestling Team placed second at the Conklin Memorial Tournament on Sunday in Nanuet. Seven wrestlers placed first: Chris Cuccolo 99, John Stramiello 106, Damon Bennett 113, Max Marie 138, Ryan Sause 145, Pat Sause 160, and Damion Rampe 220. Three wrestlers placed second: Andrew North 99, Andrew Dutchatellier 120, and Jordan Robles 132. Damion Rampe also won the award for the most pins in the least amount of time.
Kohl Tournament in Suffern: Monroe Woodbury crowned two individual champions and won the team title at this weekend's Kohl Tournament held at Suffern High School. Vinny Vespa (99) and JP Vandercliff (152) won titles for the Crusaders. PJ Smoot (113), Dan Circelli (138), AJ Voelker (145), and Jorge Vasco (220) took second while Evan Barczak (99), Brandon Lewis (126), and Drake Barczak (145) earned third place honors for MW.
Highland Duals: Newburgh Free Academy finished 4-0 in their pool and 106 pounder Johnny Bastone recorded his 100th career victory. Congrats Johnny!
Edgemont Tournament: Monticello's Paul Gomez (126) and Mike D'Abbraccio (285) won titles while Adam Kaiser took 5th at 160. Tuxedo also competed and received a 2nd place finish from Dylan Lynn at 106. Dean Stanton placed 4th at 99 and Zach Williams placed 6th at 170 for the Tornadoes.