Minisink Valley @ Linn Crawn Memorial (Kittatinny, NJ)
Despite not having wrestlers entered at 120 and 138, Minisink Valley crowned 6 champions and placed 10 in the top 3 to run away with the team title at the Linn Crawn Memorial Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ. Claiming titles for the Warriors were Jordan Suarez (113), Sean Savacool (126), Connor Greiner (132), Timmy Ganuncio (170), Joey Yanis (182), and Andrew Fenner (285). Joe Habert (106) and Dom Vetrano (145) took 2nd while Nick Albornoz (152) and Anton Juncaj (195) took 3rd.
Top 3 Teams:
1. Minisink Valley 227 points
2. Roxbury 174 points
3. Kittatinny 167.5 points
Wednesday 12/27 & Thursday 12/28
Mid-Hudson Tournament at John Jay East Fishkill – Cornwall, Highland, NFA, Onteora, Pine Bush, Red Hook, Rondout Valley, Saugerties, Valley Central, and Wallkill
Section 9 had six individual champions and had two teams, Cornwall and NFA, place in the top four at the 2017 Mid-Hudson Tournament. Rondout Valley’s Nikko Walsh won the 99 pound title and was voted the tournament’s Most Outstanding Freshman. Walsh’s teammate Ian Houck picked up his 150 career victory in taking 5th place. Onteora senior won the title at 170 and was not scored upon. He also picked up his 150th career victory! Cornwall’s Steve Gazzillo and Wallkill’s James Faison also notched their 100th career win at the tournament! Congrats Nikko, Ian, Dillon, James, and Steven!
Top 5 Teams:
1. Rocky Point (Section 11) – 227.5 points
2. Ward Melville (Section 11) – 147 points
3. Cornwall (Section 9) – 144.5 points
4. Newburgh Free Academy (Section 9) – 129.5 points
5. Mattituck (Section 11) – 122 points
Section 9 Champions:
99: Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley) – Freshman MOW
160: Shaun Burgos (Pine Bush)
170: Dillon Ross (Onteora)
195: Maxx DeCapua (Newburgh Free Academy)
220: Will Leonard (Cornwall)
285: Liam Dietrich (Red Hook)
Monroe Woodbury, Middletown @ Massapequa Holiday Tournament
Dylan Earl was the champion at 113 and Marco Vespa brought home the title at 120 leading Monroe Woodbury to a 2nd place finish at the Massapequa Holiday Tournament. The Crusaders had four other finalists and a total of 11 placewinners. Middletown finished 7th in the team race and had seven wrestlers place in the top six!
Chester/Tuxedo, New Paltz, Washingtonville @ Pearl River Tournament
Thursday 12/28 & Friday 12/29
Port Jervis @ Bethlehem Catholic Holiday Tournament
The Port Jervis Wrestling placed 9th at the Christmas City Tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. Jason Butler 170, William Harrison 152 and Joey Amato 120 took 3rd. Gavin Staerker 138 and Caleb Harrison 113 took 5th. Griffin Roddy 160 took 6th.
Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West @ Windsor Christmas Tournament