“The Lightweights” 99 – 126

                                                                  99 Pounds
The Favorites:
Kelan McKenna (New Hartford, S3) – 6th in NYS @ 99 2013; 22-1 this year with 19 pins; only loss was at 106
Dylan Arena (Clarence, S6) – 23-2 with only one loss at 99; 3-0 win over Gramuglia at UE
Dean Raymond (Deposit, S4) – SQ 2013 lost to Powers and Devincenzo at states; 7-1 this year only loss at 113
Jacori Teemer (Long Beach, S8) – undefeated, won Massapequa Tournament, victory over Loew
Thomas Cox (Deer Park, S11) – 16-0 including a 9-2 win over Busiello
Alfredo Almedo (Arlington, S1) – won Mid-Hudson; undefeated this year; senior experience will help
Christian Gramuglia (Burnt Hills, S2) – 20-2; only loss at 99 is to Dylan Arena from Clarence

Keep An Eye On:
Jonathan Loew (Wantagh, S8) – only an 8th grader but battle tested
Adam Busiello (Eastport SM, S11) – extremely talented 7th graders only losses have been to Cox
Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge, S11) – another talented LI middle schooler; 1-pt losses to Busiello and Teemer
Bennie Baker (Newark Valley, S4) – undefeated 7th grader has a 7-6 win over Waverly’s AJ Burkhart
Anthony Stramiello (Pine Bush, S9) – won Shoreline; only loss this year was to Almedo at Mid-Hudson
Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg, S2) – 7th grader; only losses are to Baker and Raymond

                                                                     106 Pounds

The Favorites:
Matteo DeVincenzo (Port Jefferson, S11) – 2nd in NYS @ 99 D2 2013; 12-0 this year all with bonus points
Vinny Vespa (Monroe Woodbury, S9) – 5th in NYS @ 99 D1 2013; undefeated this season
Chris Cuccolo (St. Benedicts Prep, NJ) – 2013 ESC champ at 99; possible rematch with Vespa???
Chris Marrin (Clovis West, CA) – senior is considered top 5 in CA
Paulo Freitas (Danbury, CT) – finished 2nd in CT last year
Parker Kropman (Penfield, S5) – undefeated this year; placed 7th at 2013 ESC

Keep An Eye On:
Anthony Cirillo (Rocky Point, S11) – nearly beat Vespa @ UE; only other loss is to Yianni 
Pedro Rosales (Middletown, S9) – very tough wrestler; lost 4-0 to Vespa at 113
Malik Grant (Curtis, PSAL) – SQ 2013 0-2 in Albany
Ben Tepperman (Hauppauge, S11) – only loss at 106 has been a 4-1 decision to Vespa
John Luke Destafano (Poly Prep, Private) – private school NYS champ last year

                                                                           113 Pounds
The Favorites:
Vito Arujau (Syosset, S8) – 2nd NYS 2013 @ 99; lost to Yianni 3OT in finals; undefeated this year
Kyle Quinn (Wantagh, S8) – 1st NYS 2013 @ 106; lost 6-3 to Arujau early this season
Joe Calderone (Walt Whitman, S11) – 2013 SQ @ 113; 20-0 this year including 5-2 win over Stramiello
Tony Recco (Lyndonville, S5) – 2012 1st NYS @ 99; injured last year; only one loss this year
Johnny Stramiello (Pine Bush, S9) – 2X 6th NYS; only loss this year is to Calderone 
Golan Cohen (Colonie, S2) – 2013 4th NYS & ESC; 3 losses this year all at 120

Keep An Eye On:
Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley, S9) – 2012 SQ @ 99; 24-2 this year with both losses at 120
Hunter Dusold (Locust Valley, S8) – 2013 SQ @ 106; 3 losses this year have all been to quality opponents
Anthony Argentiere (Kenmore West, S6) – 25-2; lost to Yianni @ 120 and other loss was at 126; very tough
Tanner Lapiene (Odgensburg, S10) – 2013 4th NYS @ 99; has lost 2 close decisions to Nathan Marshall
Andrew McFarland (Carthage, S3) – undefeated with a win over Nelson
Joe Nelson (Oxford, S4) – 12-1 major over UE’s Mikey Carr @ 120 is impressive

                                                                             120 pounds

The Favorites:
Nick Piccininni (Ward Mel, S11) – ranked 5th in nation; 2X NYS champ; 2013 ESC champ; yeah he’s good!
Bryan Lantry (Wayne, S5) – 2013 4th NYS @ 113; 2012 5th NYS; 2013 3rd ESC @ 113; undefeated so far
Luis Weierbach (Hoosick Falls, S2) – 2013 NYS champ D2 has committed to West Point
Nick Casella (Locust Valley, S8) – 2X NYS finalist; 7th @ ESC last year; lost to Russ @ 132 this year
Dylan Booth (Port Jervis, S9) – 2013 5th NYS; win over Daly; only loss was to PA stud Gardner
James Szymanski (Shoreham WR, S11) – 2013 5th NYS; 2013 3rd ESC; undefeated; win over Dellavecchia
Brett Brice (Longwood, S8) – pinned Ingraham at Mid Hudson; only lost 4-3 to Booth
Jesse Dellavecchia (East Islip, S11) – 2013 4th NYS; very dangerous wrestler

Keep An Eye On:
Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury, S9) – 2013 SQ; undefeated with an 8-6 victory over Grippi
Austin Ingraham (Highland, S9) – 2013 6th NYS @ 113 D2; has a win of Golan Cohen this year
Jon Errico (Byram Hills, S1) – has traded wins with Grippi this year
Chris Bryant (Danbury, CT) – senior has finished 3rg in CT twice
Andrew North (Pine Bush, S9) – very talented wrestler with a win over Rauch at Mid Hudson
Matt Grippi (New Rochelle, S1) – talented 8th grader has a win over Errico
Mikey Carr (Union Endicott, S4) – all 4 of this year’s losses have been to quality wrestlers
Daniel Amancio (MLK, PSAL) – 2013 2nd in PSAL; lost to Curatolo by a pt; undefeated this year 17-0

                                                                                      126 Pounds

The Favorites:
Kevin Jack (Danbury, CT) – 2X ESC champion is currently ranked #13 in nation by Flo
Mike Knoblauch (Clovis West, CA) – 2013 3rd CA; Currently ranked # 19 in the nation by Flo
Travis Passaro (Eastport SM, S11) – 2013 3rd NYS; huge off season; undefeated this year
Alex Delacruz (Ossining, S1) – 2013 NYS Champ; undefeated; 16-9 win over Burns at Mid-Hudson
Kellen Devlin (Amherst, S6) – 2013 3rd NYS D2; 18-0 with 14 pins this year
Blake Retell (Shaker, S2) – 2013 7th ESC; undefeated with a win over Greene @ 132 this year
Da’mani Burns (NFA, S9) – only loss is to Delacruz; has dominated everyone else
PJ Smoot (Monroe Woodbury, S9) – 2013 SQ when he beat Burns; only loss this year to Stamm

Key An Eye On:
Ryan Snow (General Brown, S3) – 3X D2 state place winner is always a threat
Matt Rauch (Red Hook, S9) – 2013 SQ D2; only loss this year has been to AJ North
Richard Burke (Ithaca, S4) – 2013 SQ @ 132 is down a weight class; has only lost to Koll this year
Daiton Powell (Suffern, S1) – undefeated with an ot win over Tom Reina
Tom Reina (Garden City, S8) – only loss to Powell; wins over  Adam Smith and Anthony Messina
Hunter Richard (Holland Patent, S3) – 2013 SQ went 1-2 in Albany last year
Dempsey King (New Hartford, S3) – 2012 SQ; very solid wrestler who can surprise you


8 thoughts on ““The Lightweights” 99 – 126”

    1. They are done, he’s just not posting them, you should keep asking him. Haha when he’s done with them, I’m sure they will be posted.

    1. Good call…I’ll put him in there…looks like I have to edit 99 regardless because Clarence is now attending the ESC so their 99, Arena, will be in the mix!

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