Highland, Pine Bush, Saugerties, Valley Central, and Washingtonville at Beacon Bulldog Tournament
Valley Central crowned two champions and won the team title at the Beacon Bulldog Tournament. Ray Napolitano was the champ at 152 while Collin Cummings took home the title at 160. Pine Bush also crowned two champs in Tommy Askey at 132 and Chris Tremper at 182. The Bushmen finished 4th in the team race. Kingston finished in 8th place while Saugerties took 9th and crowned 2 champs – Graeme Knisell at 170 and Anthony Owen at 220. Washingtonville finished 10th and Highland crowned a champ, Mat Malherio at 138, and finished 11th in the team race. Marlboro and Monticello finished 13th and 14th respectively.
Minisink Valley, Middletown, Goshen, Red Hook, Rondout Valley, and Burke at Gene Brigham Tournament @ Minisink Valley Middle School
Minisink Valley ran away with the team title scoring 351 points and crowned 9 champions at the 2018 Gene Brigham Tournament. Winning title for the Warriors were Nick Picariello (106), Mia Macaluso* (120), Sean Savacool (126), Connor Greiner (132), Dom Vetrano (138), Timmy Ganuncio (170), Joey Yanis (182), Anton Juncaj (195), and Adam Fenner (220). Middletown came in 2nd in the team race with 123 points and crowned two champions – Justin Morales at 99 and Jose Velazquez at 152. Red Hook was 3rd in the team race with 100 points and had the 160 pound champion in Tristen Schiafo. Ian Houck from Rondout Valley was the champion at 145 avenging his loss at ESC against MV’s Vinny Vetrano in the finals. Connor Greiner was selected MOW and Joey Yanis won the pin title (4 pins in under a minute)!
* The biggest news of the day however was the result at 120 pounds where Minisink Valley’s Mia Macaluso became the first girl in the history of Section 9 wrestling to win an individual tournament! Congratulations Mia…Great Job Mia Mac!!!!
Other Section 9 placers were…
Minisink Valley: Andrew Filip 4th @ 99, Joe Habert 3rd @ 106, Jordan Suarez 2nd @ 113, Brian Lombardi 3rd @ 113, Frankie Hauber 2nd @ 138, Vinny Vetrano 2nd @ 145, Nick Alboroz 3rd @ 145, Jace Hircsh 2nd @ 152, Chris McLauglin 3rd @ 152, Matt Rajnert 2nd @ 160, James Udasco 4th @ 160, Donnie LeBlanc 2nd @ 220, Andrew Fenner 2nd @ 285
Middletown: Moises Diaz 4th @ 113, Destin Morano 3rd @ 160, Tyshawn Moody 4th @ 170, Elijah Babb 3rd @ 195, Bruce French 3rd @ 220, True Allah Clark @ 220, Armel Duke 4th @ 285
Red Hook: Matt Morris 2nd @106, Ryan Hobson 2nd @195, Liam Dietrich 3rd @285
Goshen: John Alejo 3rd @ 120, Dan Mandic 4th @ 145, and Kyle Dahowski 4th @ 195
Rondout Valley: Nikko Walsh 3rd @ 99, Timmy Perira 4th @ 106
John S. Burke: Brendan Douthit 4th @ 138, James Shaw 4th @ 152
Wallkill, Port Jervis, Warwick, and Cornwall @ Wallkill Duals
Monroe Woodbury, New Paltz @ Kohl Invitational
Monroe Woodbury placed 11 wrestlers in the top 6 at the Kohl Tournament including 7 finalists and 4 champions. Placing for the Crusaders were: Richie Toledo (3rd @ 99), Jack Kohrs (2nd @ 106), Dylan Earl (1st @ 113), Marco Vespa (1st @ 120), Shamar Johnson (4th @ 126), Max Wernicki (4th @ 132), Joe McGinty (2nd @ 138), Julian Campofiori (2nd @ 145), Mike Paravati (6th @ 170), David Strauss (1st @ 220), and Preston Havison (1st @ 285). Monroe finished 2nd in the team race behind Bristol Eastern from Connecticut. New Paltz also had 6 wrestlers place at the Kohl led by finalist Ethan Palanca who lost to Vespa in the 120 pound final. Also placing for New Paltz were Elliot Crocco (6th @ 106), Aiden Cuppett (5th @ 113), Brian Kenney (4th @ 170), Devon Dixon (3rd @ 220), and Evan Jansen (5th @ 285).
Washingtonville @ Wrangle in the Plains
Washingtonville had 4 wrestlers compete at Shenendehowa’s Wrangle in the Plains tourney this weekend. Andrew Marchese 2nd Place at 99, Tom Maddox 3rd Place at 126, Thomas Moriarty 4th place at 182 and Ben Santarpia 5th Place at 182.