Section 9 Individual Rankings 12-17-17

Section 9 Wrestling
Individual Rankings – Combined D1/D2
December 17, 2017



Take a look at the latest rankings for Section 9!  We are going to wait at least one more week until we rank 99 pounds but it looks like it could be a strong weight class once again this year….especially after the +2!  Once again, respectful comments are welcomed via email at or through the “Comment” section.  Enjoy!!!

106 Pounds
1. Colby Amell – Saugerties, junior
2. Justin Morales – Middletown, sophomore
3. Nikko Walsh – Rondout Valley, freshman
4. Christian Prokosh – Cornwall, senior
5. Jacob Chenier – Kingston, sophomore
6. Matt Morris – Red Hook, sophomore

No changes at 106.  Morales has looked strong and took home the title at the Patriot Invitational.  Walsh notched a nice sv win over Prokosh at the Dragon Duals.  Amell has yet to wrestle but should return to the mat soon.

113 Pounds
1. Greg Fischer – Newburgh Free Academy, senior
2. Ryan Burgos – Monroe Woodbury, junior
3. Hunter Brown – Warwick, senior
4. Nick Picariello – Minisink Valley, sophomore
5. Eric Tigue – Port Jervis, 8th grade
6. Derek Ellison – Wallkill, junior

Fischer is undefeated locally and Burgos hasn’t wrestled a S9 opponent yet but the top 2 stay the same. Brown slides into the #3 spot with an impressive win over #4 Picariello and a hard fought 3-0 loss to #1 Fischer. Fischer and Picariello wrestled a close 2-0 match. Port Jervis 8th grader Tigue breaks into the rankings this week at #5 as does Wallkill’s Ellison who grabs the #6 spot.

120 Pounds
1. Dylan Earl – Monroe Woodbury, senior
2. Brandon DeLaRosa – Newburgh Free Academy, junior
3. Jordan Suarez – Minisink Valley, sophomore
4. Patrick Ross – Onteora, freshman
5. Liam Bullock – Chester, junior
6. Chris Zappolo – Washingtonville, junior

120 is loaded!  As a returning state place winner, Earl stays in the top spot.  DeLaRosa and Suarez swap spots after the NFA junior posted a head to head win over the MV sophomore.  Ross’s only loss has been to NYS finalist Jon Charles from Section 3 while Bullock is rolling and hasn’t lost to a S9 wrestler.  Zappolo enters the rankings at #6 this week but watch out for John Antonelli who dropped a close 10-7 to Bullock last week!

126 Pounds
1. Marco Vespa – Monroe Woodbury, junior
2. James Faison – Wallkill, sophomore
3. Nick Ross – Onteora, freshman
4. Luke Fischer – Newburgh Free Academy, sophomore
5. Tom Maddox – Washingtonville, junior
6. Sean Savacool – Minisink Valley, sophomore

Top 3 stay the same but Luke Fischer is the new #4 after his 2-1 won over Savacool. Maddox is 11-0 with 9 pins and 2 techs and moves up to #5. Vespa is the clear favorite here but this is another very tough weight class! New Paltz’s Ethan Palanca is undefeated at 126 and could easily be ranked here as well!

132 Pounds
1. Connor Greiner – Minisink Valley, senior
2. Matthew Romano – Valley Central, sophomore
3. Tommy Askey – Pine Bush, sophomore
4. Carson Sauschuck – Port Jervis, senior
5. James Heinlein – Saugerties, junior
6. Gabriel Thompson – Valley Central, junior

Sauschuck beat Heinlein 4-3 so they swap places.  Greiner is undefeated and has been dominant and remains #1.  Romano went 5-0 at Ravena while Askey is set to return to action soon.  Thompson, also from VC, has looked good at 132 and debuts at #6 this week.

138 Pounds
1. Dom Vetrano – Minisink Valley, senior
2. Joe McGinty – Monroe Woodbury, sophomore
3. Frank Fea – Goshen, senior
4. Dylan Greer – Pine Bush, senior
5. Mat Malherio – Highland, junior
6. Nick Curreri – Eldred, junior

It looks Dom Vetrano will go at 138 for the Warriors while twin brother Vinny will wrestle 145 for the Warriors.  Vetrano is undefeated and was just selected MOW of the Colonie Tournament. Nate Ross moves to 145 so McGinty, Fea, and Greer slide up one spot. Curreri is our new #6 right behind Malherio from Highland who has a head to hear over Curreri.

145 Pounds
1. Vinny Vetrano – Minisink Valley, senior
2. Nate Ross – Onteora, sophomore
3. Steve Gazzillo – Cornwall, junior
4. Nick Florin – Pine Bush, junior
5. Robert Estevez – Monroe Woodbury, junior
6. Dan Mandic – Goshen, senior

Vinny Vetrano grabs the #1 spot here but it was a toss-up between him and Nate Ross who is having a very strong start to the season. Gazzillo is 10-2 with his only losses coming to Dom Vetrano (MV) and Wrobel (Section1) – both were state qualifiers last season. Florin is very solid at #4 and Estevez is expected to return to action soon and is our #5. Mandic has losses to Curreri and Florin and is #6 here.

152 Pounds
1. Ian Houck – Rondout Valley, senior
2. Zach Chartrand – Onteora, senior
3. William Harrison – Port Jervis, junior
4. Carter Stewart – Monroe Woodbury, senior
5. Joe Pushman – Wallkill, senior
6. Dan Heffner – Cornwall, junior

Top-ranked Houck looked good with his 5-4 win over new #2 Chartrand and 7-4 win over #3 Harrison! Stewart from MW is the new #4 then Pushman at #5 who had a nice win over Velazquez of Middletown. Cornwall junior Dan Heffner is 8-4 and is our #6 this week.

160 Pounds
1. Tyler Serafini – Newburgh Free Academy, junior
2. Tristen Schiafo – Red Hook, senior
3. Shaun Burgos – Pine Bush, senior
4. Destin Morano – Middletown, junior
5. Griffin Roddy – Port Jervis, senior
6. Ray Napolitano – Valley Central, senior

Serafini is our new #1 with his 6-4 win over Schiafo from Red Hook! Burgos has looked awesome and could make a case for #1 very soon! Morano is solid at #4 and Roddy and Napolitano enter the rankings at #5 and #6 respectively.

170 Pounds
1. Dillon Ross – Onteora, senior
2. Timmy Ganuncio – Minisink Valley, senior
3. Brian Mascaro – Wallkill, senior
4. Nick Solek – Washingtonville, senior
5. Matt Bucci – Saugerties, junior
6. Collin Cummings – Valley Central, senior

Another very tough weight class!  Ross and Ganuncio remain #1 and #2 and would be a great match to watch! Mascaro has been awesome this year and will definitely challenge for a S9 title. Solek, Bucci, and Cummings round out 4, 5, and 6 and are all very tough!  Keep your eyes on Conner Leggett here!

182 Pounds
1. Joe Yanis – Minisink Valley, senior
2. Jason Butler – Port Jervis, senior
3. Graeme Knisell – Saugerties, sophomore
4. Alex Miller – Newburgh Free Academy, senior
5. Collin Cassidy – Cornwall, junior
6. Nicholas Rekuc – Ellenville, junior

Yanis drops down to 182 and is the clear #1 while Butler looks to be a huge favorite in D2 at this weight. Knisell is having a great season as are Miller and Cassidy. Ellenville’s Rekuc stays at #6 with very limited action though.

195 Pounds
1. Maxx DeCapua – Newburgh Free Academy, sophomore
2. Sam Santander – Monroe Woodbury, junior
3. Andrew Wierzbicki – Warwick, senior
4. Ben Santarpia – Washingtonville, senior
5. Ryan Hobson – Red Hook, senior
6. Anton Juncaj – Minisink Valley, junior

DeCapua’s only loss has been to Yanis so he is our new #1 at 195. Santander has looked great in limited action and Wierzbicki, Santarpia, and Hobson are all very solid.  MV junior Juncaj has only one loss in S9 (6-0 to Leonard at 220) and he breaks into the rankings at #6.

220 Pounds
1. Will Leonard – Cornwall, junior
2. David Strauss- Monroe Woodbury, junior
3. Julius Oquendo – Middletown, senior
4. Hayden Barley – Kingston, junior
5. John Goodell – Eldred, senior
6. Adam Fenner – Minisink Valley, freshman

Leonard has looked great so he debuts at #1 but Strauss looked impressive with his wbf over #3 Oquendo.  Barley has racked up a bunch of wins and we have a new #6 in Minisink freshman Adam Fenner!

285 Pounds
1. Andrew Fenner – Minisink Valley, senior
2. Bryce Moore – Valley Central, junior
3. Max Kissack – Washingtonville, senior
4. Preston Havison – Monroe Woodbury, junior
5. Liam Dietrich – Red Hook, sophomore
6. Caleb Williams – Newburgh Free Academy, junior

No changes at 285.  Fenner has dominated local wrestlers, as has Moore! Kissack has been out but should return soon.  Havison has yet to lose and Dietrich beat Williams 1-0 recently. Keep and eye on Chase Hawkins from Wallkill!

6 thoughts on “Section 9 Individual Rankings 12-17-17”

  1. You guys should be considering Evan Jansen at 285 for New Paltz he is a freshman and he is 5-1 with 4 pins and one forfeit yes he might not of wrestled anyone ranked but that is a great start for a freshman in a senior weight class and he is expected to do well at pearl river on the 28th

  2. Just a little FYI as the rankings change to include 99lbs Nikko Walsh won the Phoenix tournament going 5-0 and beat a wrestler that was 17-0 going into the the finals earning Most Outstanding Wrestler for the light weights.

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