The seeds are out so lets take a look at some potential matches we may get to see during Day 1 of the Section 9 D1 Tournament. The D1 Sections are being hosted by Monroe Woodbury High School. Wrestling begins at 4:45 on Friday and will continue through the quarterfinal round. Remember, these are only potential matches based on the seeds. Matches are won and lost on the mat, not on paper! Good luck to all the participants!
The lightweight class is pretty loaded this year so we can expect to see a few hotly contested quarterfinal matches. We could potentially see #3 Prokosch (Cornwall) take on #6 Chenier (Kingston) as well as #4 Picariello (Minisink Valley) square off with #5 Suarez (Pine Bush).
Several potential noteworthy matches here! In the R16 we could see #8 Carson Sauschuck (Port Jervis) go against #9 Sean Savacool (Minisink Valley). In the quarters we could see a few good ones namely #2 Faison (Wallkill) vs #7 Bouton (Kingston) as well as #3 Owens (Monticello) vs #6 DeLaRosa (NFA).
There are two potentail quarterfinal matches here that might be interesting in #4 Greer (Pine Bush) vs #5 Estevez (Monroe Woodbury) and #3 Randall (NFA) vs #6 Matos (Middletown).
In the Port Jervis vs Cornwall dual meet last month, Steve Gazzillo (Cornwall) edged out William Harrison (Port Jervis) by a 3-2 margin. We could see these two lock horns again in a #4 vs #5 quarterfinal on Friday evening!
One of the more intriguing matches of Day 1 could be at 152 in the quarters where we could see #3 Tyler Serafini (NFA) take on #6 Nate Garcia (Middletown).
Several good matches here! In the R16 we should see #8 Santarpia (Washingtonville) vs #9 Bucci (Saugerties) as well as #7 Ali (Middletown) vs #10 Solek (Washingtonville). Jason Butler (Port Jervis) defeated Demetrius Moore (Minisink Valley) 1-0 in a dual meet earlier this year. The two may lock horns again in a #4 vs #5 quarterfinal match on Friday evening!
Cornwall’s #7 seed John Cassidy will likely take on 2 Warriors from MV on Friday. In the R16 he will take on Minisink’s second entry, Anton Juncaj. If Cassidy gets through him he will likely have a rematch again #2 seed Andrew Covais. Cassidy defeated Covais 4-3 during a dual meet at Minisink back in December.
Middletown provided us with the biggest surprise at the seeding meeting by announcing that Horace Duke would bump up and enter at 285. Heaveyweight was already a deep field, and it just got deeper! Fifth seeded Duke will likely take on NFA’s #4 seed Will McCartney in a Friday night quarterfinal match!