This Weekend’s Results For S9 In College

Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open
Section 9 was very well represented here with several S9 alum as well as wrestlers from Army, Army Prep, and SUNY Sullivan.  At 133, Pine Bush grad Johnny Stramiello went 1-2 wrestling for the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club while Monroe Woodbury grad Vinny Vespa went 0-2 wrestling at the same weight for Hofstra.  Another MW grad, Nick McShea, wrestled in the Bearcat going 2-2 at 197 for Maryland. SUNY Sullivan was perhaps the only 2 year school at the tournament and the 5 young men wrestled hard but were unable to notch a win going a combined 0-10.  Army wrestling had four placewinners at the Bearcat in Cael McCormick (4th at 157), Lance Peters (6th at 133), Anthony Risaliti (6th at 184) and Bennett Baulson (6th at 197).

Journeymen Wrestling Collegiate Classic
Three former Section 9 wrestlers competed in the inaugural Journeymen Wrestling Collegiate Classic.  Similar to the preseason HS event, The Journeymen Classic, this tournament is a pooled individual tourney.  Onteora graduate Austin Weigel went 3-0 and won the 184C pool wrestling for Buffalo.  NFA grad Da’mani Burns went 0-3 at 141D and MW alum Rob Kelly went 1-2 at 285D.  Burns and Kelly both wrestle for SUNY Cortland. As part of High School All-Star matches, MW senior Evan Barczak defeated Florida’s Jake Brindley 5-1.  Brindley is the 13th ranked 145 pound wrestler on the nation according to FloWrestling!

Electric City Duals in Scranton
SUNY Oneonta heavyweight James Bethel went 4-0 with four pins.  The Saugerties grad is currently ranked #2 in the Division III rankings at 285! Port Jervis graduate Dan DeCarlo went 2-1 wrestling for Oneonta at 174 pounds.

Roger Williams Invitational
Minisink Valley graduate AJ Aeberli came in 4th place at 165 wrestling for the Coast Guard Academy.  Aeberli was the 160 pound NYS champion during his senior year in high school.

Trine Invitational
Freshman Liam Heslin wrestling at D3 Baldwin-Wallace wrestled at the Trine Inviatational @ Trine University going 3-2 on the day coming up one match short of placing.  Heslin placed 6th in NYS last season wrestling for Chester!

SUNY Ulster Duals
The resurrected SUNY Ulster wrestling program opened up their 2016-2017 campaign by hosting the SUNY Ulster Duals.  Results will be posted shortly.

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