It was a great opening weekend for the SUNY Sullivan wrestling team! The Generals placed 8 wrestlers in the top 6 and finished 3rd in the unofficial team race behind Brockport and Alfred State. Leading the way for Sullivan were Trey Wardlaw and Jhavon Innocent who placed 2nd at 125 and 184 respectively! Also placing for the Generals were VC grad Rob Satriano who took 3rd at 133, Goshen’s Dan Mandic who took 4th at 149, Wallkill alum Avery Ellison who placed 4th at 125, Port Jervis grad Jose Cintron who took 6th at 146, Monticello’s Justyn Kelly who finished 6th at 157, and Thomas Hubmaster who took 6th at 285! Congratulations to Coach Ng, his staff, and of course the wrestlers for a great performance!
A few other local wrestlers shined at the Brockport Open namely Pine Bush graduate Shaun Burgos who finished 2nd at 165 wrestling unattached and Minisink Valley alum Joey Yanis who took 3rd place at 197 wrestling for host Brockport! NFA grad Michael DeCapua went 1-2 at 174 wrestling for the Buffalo Wrestling Club. Well done men!
Washington graduate Samuel Weinger who wrestles for RIT made it all the way to the finals and placed 2nd at 197 at the very tough Ithaca Invitational. Other Section 9 wrestlers who competed in the tournament were Anthony Stramiello (Ithaca College/Pine Bush/Monroe Woodbury) who went 1-2 at 125, Dylan Earl (Ithaca College/Monroe Woodbury) who went 2-2 at 133, Ian Houck (RIT/Rondout Valley) who went 1-2 at 157, and Tristen Schiafo (Ithaca College/Red Hook) who went 2-2 at 157. Congrats guys!
Onteora graduate Dillon Ross made it to the quarterfinals of the Clarion Open and finished in the top 8 at 165 wrestling for Division 1 University of Buffalo – unattached. Ross finished 3-2 for the day…great job Dillon!
NED MCINLEY INVITATIONAL
Saugerties grad James Bethel went 5-0 with 4 pins on his his way to the 285 title at the Ted McInley Invitational! Bethel is a senior at Oneonta and is currently the #2 ranked D3 heavyweight in the nation!!! Great job James!
SUNY ULSTER DUALS
SUNY Ulster held a quad meet and had 3 duals on Saturday finishing 1-2 beating UAlbany and losing a close match to UCONN 33-22. The Senators were led by Middletown’s Adonis Morano who was 3-0 on the day and Walkill’s Mike Fekishazy who finished 2-1.
Monroe Woodbury graduate Evan Barczak went 2-0 in his his two matches on Sunday winning both matches by 22-7 technical fall. Barczak wrestles at 157 for Division 1 Drexel University. Great job Evan!