Week 5 Results – Holiday Tournaments

Thursday 12/27
Minisink Valley @ Linn Crawn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ
Minisink Valley crowned three champions and took 2nd place in the team race at the Linn Crawn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ. Winning titles for the Warriors were Zack Ryder at 106, Sean Savacool at 138 and Adam Fenner at 285. Minisink had three other finalists in Jordan Suarez at 126, Nick Albornoz at 145 and Ethan Gallo at 160! Great job boys!

Thursday 12/27 & Friday 12/28
Cornwall, Highland, NFA, Onteora, Pine Bush, Red Hook, Rondout Valley, Saugerties, Valley Central, and Wallkill at the Mid-Hudson Tournament

Section 9 crowned six champions at the 2018 Mid-Hudson Tournament on Friday! Newburgh finished 3rd in the team race edging out Cornwall who took 4th. Valley Central also had a nice showing and finished 8th as a team! Below is a weight by weight breakdown of the tournament!

99 Pound Champion – Colby Amell (Saugerties)
Amell keeps rolling along and won by technical fall in the finals over Christopher Crawford from Beacon. NFA’s Jackson Merli finished 3rd by defeating 4th place finisher Nicolo Ricciuto 3-2 in the medal round.

106 Pound Champion – Michael Rapuano (Xavier)
NFA’s Jaden Hansen had a great tournament going 6-1 for and taking 3rd place honors! Matt Davis from Wallkill finished 5th and notched a win by fall over Hansen in the quarterfinals!

113 Pound Champion – Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley)
Walsh looked great defeating Amendola from Rocky Point 11-2 in the semis and then taking out Fitzsimons form Ward Melville 6-0 in the finals! Matt Morris from Red Hook took 5th and Cornwall’s Gabe Giumarra placed 6th at 113. Walsh was selected as Sophomore MOW!

120 Pound Champion – Evan Matias (Rocky Point)
Matias took out state placer Ivan Garcia 7-5 with a late takedown in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. John Antonelli from Marlboro had a great tournament and finished 3rd and Wallkill’s Derek Ellison took 6th!

126 Pound Champion – Dennis Robin (Arlington)
Congratulation to Robin for becoming Arlington’s all time wins leader when he picked up career victory 188 in the semifinals! NFA’s Brandon DeLaRosa was Section 9’s only placewinner at 126 by taking 5th place!

132 Pound Champion – Mat Malherio (Highland)
In an all-S9, D1 vs D2 finals, it was Malherio with the 3-2 double OT win over defending S9 champion Matt Romano from VC for the title! Great job boys! NFA’s Luke Fischer also placed at 132 coming in 6th place. Malherio was selected as Senior MOW of the tournament!

138 Pound Champion – Logan Sciotto (Rocky Point)
Sciotto, who finished 3rd in NYS at 113 last season, was trailing Tyler Albis in the finals before securing the wbf at the 4:57 mark! Ontoera’s Nick Ross had an extremely impressive tournament and finished in 3rd place. In a bout which could have gone either way, Ross narrowly lost a 2-0 decision to the aforementioned Sciotto in the semis. Caesar Luna from Highland took 4th at 138!

145 Pound Champion – Kris Ketchum (Rocky Point)
Ketchum defeated Pine Bush junior Tommy Askey in the finals to take the title. It was a very close match however Ketchum was able to catch Askey in a cradle in the 3rd and record the wbf. Wallkill’s Jacob Lyle defeated Red Hook’s Tyler Benincasa by a 12-9 margin in the bout for 5th place.

152 Pound Champion – Nate Ross (Onteora)
In another all-Section 9, D1 vs D2 final, it was once again the small school wrestler taking the gold as Ross notched a win by fall over Pine Bush’s Nick Florin at the :42 mark in the first period. Earlier in the day, Florin recorded his 100th career win when he defeated Rocky Point’s Brian Whitman 14-0…Congrats Nick! Cornwall’s Dan Heffner finished 6th at the weight.

160 Pound Champion – Corey Connelly (Rocky Point)
Connelly, one of the top 160 pound wrestlers in the state, pinned Cornwall’s Steve Gazzillo in the finals to win the title. Gazzillo was giving Connelly all he could handle at the time of the fall! Pine Bush’s Dylan Burgos wrestled well and took home 6th place honors at 160!

170 Pound Champion – James Araneo (Ward Melville)
Section 9 was very well represented at 170 with 3 top-6 place winners! NFA senior Tyler Serafini came in 3rd and had head-to-head wins over both Matt Bucci of Saugerties who took 4th and Pasquale Satriano of VC who finished in 5th place!

182 Pound Champion – Cameron Durant (Guilderland)
Section 9 had 2 medalists at 182 in Luke Wojehowski from Cornwall who took 4th and Graeme Knisell from Saugerties who placed 6th! Great job both guys!

195 Pound Champion – Maxx DeCapua (NFA)
DeCapua drops down to 195 for the first time this season and takes the title at 195! Maxx was a state placer at this weight last season! Cornwall’s Josh Keller had a great tournament and placed 6th at this weight.

220 Pound Champion – Will Leonard (Cornwall)
In our 3rd all-S9 final, returning state placer Will Leonard from Cornwall defeated VC’s Mark Crisfield 8-0 for the title.

285 Pound Champion – Zack Maiorano (Hewlett)
Maiorano defeated VC’s Bryce Moore 3-2 in the finals to take home the gold! Moore notched a 2-1 will over NFA’s Caleb Williams in the semis. Williams went on to finish 4th!

Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West @ the Windsor Christmas Tournament
ELSW had two placewinners at the 2018 Windsor Christmas Tournament. Joey Curreri took 5th at 120 pounds while his brother Nick took home 6th place honors at 145 pounds!

Friday 12/28
Middletown, Monroe Woodbury @ Massapequa Tournament
Monroe Woodbury crowned 3 champions, had 12 placewinners, and finished tied for 2nd in the team race. Middletown placed 9 in the top-6 and finished 5th in the team standings! MW senior Marco Vespa was the champion at 120 pounds and also won the aggregate pin award for having the most pins in the least amount of time. Joe McGinty was the champion at 145 and Sam Santander was the Crusader’s 3rd champ taking top honors at 195! Let’s take a look at all of the placewinners from the MW and Middletown!
99: Richie Toledo (MW) – 5th place
106: Justin Morales (Middletown) – 3rd place
113: Santos Ocasio (MW) – 5th place
113: Jack Kohrs (MW) – 6th place
120: Marco Vespa (MW) – Champion
120: Moises Diaz (Middletown) – 5th
132: Josh Sam (Middletown) – 5th
145: JoeMcGinty (MW) – Champion
152: Destin Morano (Middletown) – 4th
152: Marcus Brown (MW) – 5th/6th place (rule)
160: Joe Velazquez (Middletown) – 3rd
160: Nick Hadallar (MW) – 5th
170: Steven Felice (MW) – 5th
170: Pablo Garcia (Middletown) – 6th
182: Elijah Babb (Middletown) – 4th
195: Sam Santander (MW) – Champion
220: Armel Duke (Middletown) – 2nd
220: David Strauss (MW) – 5th
285: Preston Havison (MW) – 2nd
285: Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – 3rd

Monticello @ Mahopac Duals

Chester, New Paltz, Warwick @ Michael O’Connell Tournament

Friday 12/29 and Saturday 12/29
Port Jervis at the Christmas City Wrestling Tournament
The Port Jervis Wrestling team competed at The Christmas City Wrestling Tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. on December 28th & 29th.  The Raiders finished in 10th place. The Raiders were led by James Oosterom who finished first at 220lbs. Joey Amato took second at 132lbs. Eric Tigue was third at 126lbs and Bryce Horner was 4th at 160lbs.

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