Some of Section 9’s Best To Compete In Sunday’s Journeymen Classic

Ten wrestlers from Section 9 will compete in this Sunday’s Journeymen Classic taking place at Niskayuna HS in the Albany area.  The Journeymen has quickly become one of the toughest preseason high school wrestling tournaments in the nation.  This year’s event will showcase over 40 nationally ranked wrestlers including 3 national number 1’s!

Representing Section 9 in this invite-only event will be:
S9sitelogoAnthony Stramiello (Pine Bush) 106
Vinny Vespa (Monroe Woodbury) 120
Johnny Stramiello (PB – Wyoming Seminary) 120
Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley) 130
Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury) 130
Da’mani Burns (Newburgh Free Academy) 140
Chris Truglio (Minisink Valley) 140
Michael Raccioppi (Minisink Valley) 145
AJ Aeberli (Minisink Valley) 160
Nick McShea (Monroe Woodbury) 195

All of the weight classes at this years Journeymen are star-studded and laced with nationally ranked competitors however 120 and 152 are probably the toughest!

The 120 pound weight class will feature 5 of the top 15 ranked 120 pounders in the country!  Registered to compete are #1 Nick Suriano (NJ), #6 Yianni Diakomihalis (NY), #8 Jack Mueller (TX), #9 Cameron Sykora (MN), and #14 Alex Mackall (OH).  Other top wrestlers in 120 include Matteo Devincenzo (NY state champ), Kyle Quinn (NY state champ), Gage Curry (Super 32 finalist), as well as NY state place winners Vespa, Stramiello, Parker Kropman, Jay Albis, and Luke Yankloski.

152 pounds is no joke either!  Top contenders at this weight include #1 Isaiah White (IL), #3 Zach Kelly (PA), #4 Larry Early (IL), #11 Thomas Dutton (NY), and #13 Jake Restrepo (NY).  Also registered here are Jesse Porter (NY) and Sean Glasgow (NJ) who both recorded wins over Restrepo and the Iron Horse Invitational.  NYS finalists Alex Herringshaw and Andrew Showers, along with NJ placewinner Gavin Murray, could also make some noise at 152.

Good luck to all of the competitors especially those representing Section 9!  For those who cannot make it to Niskayuna, Flowrestling will be covering the event live and one of the Flo commentators will be Section 9’s very own Vinny Barber!!!

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