Barczak Takes Title At ESU Open In Very Busy Weekend For Section 9 Wrestlers In College!

Former Crusader Barczak Has Great Weekend!
Drexel University 165 pounder Evan Barczak, a graduate of Monroe Woodbury, went a perfect 5-0 on the opening weekend for NCAA wrestling! On Friday Barczak picked up a 3-0 win over Purdue’s Emil Soehnlen in a dual meet. On Sunday, Evan went 4-0 and won the 165 crown at the East Stroudsburg University Open!

Evan Barczak (165lbs), 1st place 4-0
Barczak (Drexel) DEC Cody Walsh (Una-Drexel), 11-6
Barczak (Drexel) DEC Blake Bahna (Una-Long Island U), 9-6
Barczak (Drexel) DEC Dalton Harkins (Army), 4-1
Barczak (Drexel) DEC Tate Nichter (Una-Drexel), 8-1

Former Red Hook Wrestlers Morris and Dietrich at ESU Open
Matt Morris (Millersville, 133)
Lopez (USMAPS) tech 28-13 Morris
Morris Med Ft Fernandez (Spartan Combat RTC)
Morris maj 13-3 Ferraina (Kutztown)
Lucerne (Navy) tech 19-3 Mossis

Liam Dietrich (Drexel, 285)
Catka (Navy) wbf 4:16 Dietrich
Estevez (Rutgers) dec 6-3 Dietrich

Washingtonville’s Maddox, MW’s McGinty both go 2-2 at Clarion Open
Congrats to Washingtonville graduate Tommy Maddox who now wrestles at 133 for Division 1 Buffalo for putting in a very solid 2-2 showing at the Clarion Open. Monroe Woodbury grad Joe McGinty who is now wrestling at 157 for D1 Hofstra also went 2-2 including a 6-2 win over former 2X NYS champion Hunter Shaut.

Tommy Maddox (Buffalo, 133)
Cockrell (Maryland) dec 5-4 Maddox
Maddox tech 17-1 Deville (Buffalo)
Maddox pin 2:59 England (Clarion)
Siebert (West Virginia) maj 14-4 Maddox

Joe McGinty (Hofstra, 157)
McGinty pin 3:19 Bonomo (Bloomburg)
McGinty dec 6-2 Shaut (Buffalo)
Ho (Clarion) pin 3:15 McGinty
Elfvin (Clarion) dec 8-5 McGinty

Pine Bush’s Askey Takes 5th at Southeast Open
Appalachian State 157 pounder and Pine Bush graduate Tommy Askey, a former NYS champion, took home 5th place in the Freshman/Sophomore division at the Southeast Open. Another former Section 9 and NYS champion, Kendall Elfstrum from Monroe Woodbury, also competed at the Southeast Open. Elfstrum wrestles in the open division of the tournament competing at 184 for D1 Princeton. In his opening bout, Elfstrum lost by pinfall to nationally ranked, 2X All-American Hunter Bolen of Virginia Tech and had to medically forfeit out of the tournament.

Tommy Askey (Appalachian State, 157)
Askey dec 6-1 Reid (Roanoke College)
Bassett (George Mason) pin :42 Askey
Askey maj 16-6 Chisolm (Campbell)
Askey maj 10-2 Hopkins (Campbell)
Askey NC over Finn (VA Tech)

NFA Graduate Hansen Off To Solid Start at Alfred State
Newburgh Free Academy graduate Jaden Hansen is off to a very good beginning to his collegiate wrestling career at Alfred State under the tutelage of another former Section 9 wrestler, head coach Justin Signorelli. On Wednesday Hansen picked up a win by pin fall at 6:40 in his college debut against Elmira against Mason Cardinale at 125 pounds. On Saturday, Jaden made the best of a tough draw and went 1-2 at the Adrian Invite in Michigan. Hansen began the tournament with a 9-7 win in his opening match against Skyler Pike from Aurora. In his next bout Jaden lost by pin to the eventual champ Christian Merrill of Wabash and then lost his first consolation bout 5-3 to eventual 3rd place finisher Colton Weimer of Adrian. Kingston Graduate Gavin Richter also wrestled in the Adrian Invite for Alfred State going 1-2 with a pin in his first match!

Ned McGinley Invitational
Cornwall graduate Steve Gazzillo led a strong contingent of 5 former Section 9 wrestlers competing at the Ned McGinley Invitational in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Gazzillo went 4-2 with three pins and was one win away from making the podium! Also competing in the tournament were Ian Houck (Rondout Valley), Josh Sam (Middletown), James Udasco (Minisink Valley), and Devin Doty (Minisink Valley).

Steven Gazzillo (Cortland, 165)
Geiger (Wilkes) pin 5:37 Gazzillo
Gazzillo pin :38 Loughney (NYU)
Gazzillo med ft Anderson (RIT)
Gazzillo pin 4:02 DeVries (York)
Gazzillo pin 2:17 Grebe (Roger Williams)
Sparks (York) dec 8-5 Gazzillo

Ian Houck (RIT, 165)
Walker (Penn) dec 7-2 Houck
Houck pin :38 DuBoff (Wilkes)
Podlusky (NYU) pin 4:28 Houck

Josh Sam (RIT, 149)
Sam dec 6-5 Coppolo (Waynesburg)
Paolucci (York) maj 10-1 Sam
Bair (York) pin 6:58 Sam

James Udasco (Cortland, 157)
Winters (RIT) pin 2:14 Udasco
Martin (Averett) pin 5:15 Udasco

Devin Doty (Wilkes, 165)
Pantelandolfo (NYU) pin :20 Doty
Haskin (Greensboro) dec 5-0 Doty

Ithaca Invitational
Section 9 had several former wrestlers compete in this year’s Ithaca Invitational. Let’s take a look at match-by-match results for all of them. If I missed anyone please message me!

Jordan Suarez (Minisink Valley – Johnson & Wales, 133)
Suarez pin Schaefer 1:15 (Norwich)
Gonyea (Castleton) pin 3:21 Suarez
Suarez pin 1:01 Hudson (Western New England)
Suarez pin 3:51 Quintanilla (Johnson & Wales)
Suarez pin 1:17 Cheng (Western New England)
Gonyea pin 2:15 Suarez

Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury – Ithaca, 133)
Earl pin 2:52 Laubach (Oswego State)
Arborio (Western New England) pin 1:33 Earl
Earl dec 7-3 Morocho (American International)
Earl dec 6-3 Panda (Balwin Wallace)
Hoerle (Stevens) maj 20-6 Earl

Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley – Castleton, 149)
Parrott (Springfield) dec 7-2 Walsh
Walsh pin 4:02 Marinilli (Johnson & Wales)
Walsh pin 6:19 Pacheo (Oswego State)
Merritt (Norwich) maj 13-1 Walsh

Tristan Schiafo (Red Hook – Ithaca, 165)
Snyder (Stevens) dec 6-5 Schiafo
Schiafo dec 7-6 Kupniewski (Baldwin Wallace)
DeFex (Johnson & Wales) dec 10-3 Schiafo

Ethan Palanca (New Paltz – Castleton, 174)
Mooney (Western New England) maj 11-1 Palanca
Palanca fft Murphy (Johnson & Wales)
Vanase (American International) pin 4:41 Palanca

Steve Felice (Monroe Woodbury – Oswego State, 174)
Medina (Stevens) pin 1:35 Felice
Pugliese (Johnson & Wales) dec 8-4 Felice

Jeremy Mazzella (Warwick – Ithaca, 184)
Mazzella pin 2:01 Spellman (Norwich)
Gifka (Western New England) dec 8-5 Mazzella
Mazzella dec 6-1 Torres (Springfield)
Mazzella dec 6-2 Bremner (American International)
Conrad (Stevens) dec 4-3 Mazzella

Maxx DeCapua (NFA – Johnson & Wales, 285)
Abdulrahaman (Castleton) maj 9-1 DeCapua
DeCapua pin 3:38 Guasco (Norwich)
Dickinson (Western New England) pin 5:56 DeCapua

Joe Russell (NFA – Stevens, 285)
Lewis (Baldwin Wallace) maj 10-0 Russell
Russell dec 7-5 Cullen (American International)
Walker (Baldwin Wallace) dec 4-3 Russell

4 thoughts on “Barczak Takes Title At ESU Open In Very Busy Weekend For Section 9 Wrestlers In College!”

  1. Just wondering how serious the injury default of PJ Duke was. Will he be out of action for a while, or he is back to wrestling already?

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