Holiday Tournaments will keep you up-to-date on all of the Holiday Tournaments which have local teams entered in them.  Any results or note-worthy outcomes are welcomed via email to

BECAHI Holiday Tournament
Port Jervis grapplers Dylan Booth (113) and Travis Edwards (160) have both reached the semifinal round of the Bethlehem Catholic High Holiday Tournament!!!   Tanner Sexton (170), Randy Wilson (182), and Josh Obermeyer (285) are still alive in wrestlebacks.

Update….Travis Edwards is in the finals at BECAHI…stay tuned!!!!
Update… Port took 8th as a team…Edwards 2nd @ 160, Booth 3rd @ 113!!!

Somers Tournament
Middletown finished 2nd as a team and crowned two individual champs.  Pedro Rosales finished on top of the 106 pound weight class and Alex Ortiz was the 220 pound champ.

Mid-Hudson Tournament in Arlington
Section 9 wrestlers took home titles in 4 weight classes at Friday’s Mid-Hudson Tournament at Arlington HS.  Pine Bush juniors Chris Cuccolo and Johnny Stramiello won their weights at 99 and 113 respectively.  Onteora senior Austin Weigel pinned his way through the tournament in winning the 160 pound title, and Kyle McGuire of NFA was crowned champion at 170.  Several Section 9 wrestlers took second place honors including Tyler Lynch (VC, 106),  Gabe Campbell (VC, 113), Da’mani Burns (NFA, 120), Javeed Green (Kingston, 132), Brett Johnson (Cornwall, 138), Ray Isales (Cornwall, 145), Tyler Blasko (Wallkill, 152), Jake Wood (Kingston, 170), Dylan Anderson (Kingston, 182), Dustin MacKenzie (Onteora, 195), and Terrence Cheeks (NFA, 285).

Click  2012 Mid Hudson Pools With Bracket Results for complete results!

Windsor Holiday Tournament
Liberty’s Andy Martinez, who finished 6th in NYS at D2 182 last year, lost a 4-0 decision to Mike Beers of Walton at 182 in the finals of the Windsor Holiday Tournament. In the marquee matchup of the night, Huntington’s Corey Jamison defeated William Koll of Lansing by a 3-1 margin in the 126 pound final.

Massapequa Holiday Tournament
Monroe Woodbury finished second in the team race and crowned 4 individual champions at Friday’s Massapequa Holiday Tournament.  Tournament winners for the Crusaders were Vinny Vespa (99), Evan Barczak (106), JP Vandercliff (160), and AJ Voelker (170).  Other finalists for Monroe Woodbury included Kevin Kelly (99), Angel Martinez (126), Brandon Lewis (132), and Rob Kelley (220).

Click here for individual results and team scores.

Pearl River Tournament
Warwick crowned three champions and finished 2nd as a team behind North Rockland.  Wildcat champions were AJ Aeberli (132), Thomas Wightman (138), and Connor Leavell (195). 

Five Warriors place 4th at the Cougar Classic in NJ
Michael Raccioppi (126), Chris Truglio (132), Nick Truglio (138), Nick Wentland (170), and Josh Bonneau (220) all finished in 4th place at the very tough Cougar Classic Tournament held a Kittatinny Regional High School in Newton, NJ.  Minisink, competing without 5 regular starters, finished 5th in the team race.

Highlights From Around the State
Jamison (Huntington, S11) dec Koll (Lansing, S4) 3-1 @ 126
Orefice (Lockport, S6) dec Stowell (Gouvernor, S10) 7-1 @ 113
Kelley (Shenendehowa, S2) wbf Lewandowski (Lancaster, S6) @ 138
Walcott (Waverly, S4) dec Lupi (Huntington, S11) 2-1 @ 220

Bonus Coverage….POWERade Tournament
I may also throw in an occasional update from The POWERade Tournament in PA.  The POWERade is one of the 5 toughest HS tournaments in the US and could provide wrestling fans with a much anticipated showdown between Chance Marsteller and Cody Weircioch in the 170 pound final.  Chance and Cody are ranked #1 and #2 respectively in every national HS ranking publication.  Marsteller has never lost a HS wrestling match!

Update:   Marsteller and Weircioch still on a crash course…more to follow…

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