Section 9 Division 2 Championships – Preview, Seeds, Schedule, and Streaming Link

The Section 9 Wrestling Division 2 Championship tournament takes place this Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Liberty High School. Below are the top-4 seeds in every weight, a weight class by weight class preview, the schedule, and a link for a stream of the finals for those who cannot attend.

Click here for a link to the live stream to the finals

Division 2 Tournament Schedule – Liberty High School
11:15 – Outbrackets/Round of 16 (3 mats)
11:45 – Quarterfinals (3 mats)
1:15 – Semifinals (2 mats)
1:15 – Wrestlebacks – Quarterfinals losers (1 mat…3 mats once Semis conclude)
3:00 – Consi Semifinals (3 mats)
4:15 – Consi Finals (3 mats)
5:15 – Introductions
5:30 – Finals (1 mat)

Division 2 Tournament – Top 4 Seeds & Preview

102 Pounds
1. Charlie Wylie – Port Jervis
2. Trent Edwards – Chester
3. Lorenzo Caserto – Marlboro
4. Payton Kothe – Onteora

Top seeded Charlie Wylie from Port Jervis is having a great year and she’s not done yet. She’s a heavy favorite to win here and may surprise a few people in Albany. She has yet to wrestle the #2 seed Edwards but has pinned the #3 seed Caserto and the #4 seed Kothe.

110 Pounds
1. Trevor Tufano – Port Jervis
2. Ewan Celestine – Red Hook
3. Nick Laskowski – Rondout Valley
4. Cody Russman – Port Jervis

Port Jervis senior Trevor Tufano is the top seed, and he is primed to win his 3rd Section 9 title on Sunday. Tufano’s only loss this season came at the NYS Dual meet championships. The bottom half of the bracket should produce a great semifinal between Celestine and Laskowski. These two had a 13-10 shoot out earlier this year which was won the Red Hook freshman Celestine.

118 Pounds
1. Rian Kirker – Red Hook
2. Rebecca Brennen – New Paltz
3. Alyssa Reed – Port Jervis
4. Lucas Ospina – Rondout Valley

Red Hook’s Rian Kirker is looking to capture his second Section 9 crown however his toughest obstacle could be in the semis when he will likely square off with Ospina from Rondout. These two had a great match a month ago where Kirker was victorious 8-6 in sudden victory. If the seeds hold up, we could have an all-girl semifinal on the bottom half of the bracket between Brennen and Reed!

126 Pounds
1. Chris Gatto – Highland
2. Tyler Csernai – Chester
3. Thomas Schields – Onteora
4. Justin Coniker – Ellenville

Chris Gatto from Highland has had a great season and is the heavy favorite here. He has yet to wrestle Csernai from Chester however he has wins by pinfall over the #3 seed Shields and the #4 seed Coniker. Gatto has a 30-6 record for the season.

132 Pounds
1. Rocco DeAveiro – Rondout Valley
2. Demetrius Massey – Red Hook
3. Shane Cranna – Red Hook
4. Nathan VanKleek – Port Jervis

Rondout Valley’s Rocco DeAveiro is the #1 seed here. He has a 14-3 record for the season and all three losses came to D1 wrestlers. His closest win of the season came to our #2 seed, Demetrius Massey from Red Hook. DeAveiro beat Massey 5-3 in sudden victory about a month ago. If the seeds hold true, this could be one of the best matches of the finals!

138 Pounds
1. Logan Zehr – Highland
2. Justin Coiteux – New Paltz
3. Michael Franco – Chester
4. Brandon Thiel – Onteora

Logan Zehr is having a great season and is the top seed here. The Highland senior has only suffered one loss all season and that was back in December at the Mid-Hudson tournament. Zehr and the #2 seed Coiteux have locked horns twice this season with Zehr winning both times. Both matches, however, were competitive -namely the second meeting that was decided by a 3-1 margin.

145 Pounds
1. Ryan Ross – Port Jervis
2. Steven Blakely – Onteora
3. Quinn Jones – Highland
4. Christian Totman – Red Hook

Port Jervis sophomore Ryan Ross is looking to add a 2nd Section 9 D2 title to his trophy case. Ross is a clear-cut favorite here. He hasn’t wrestled the #2 seed Steven Blakely from Onteora however he does have a pin over the #3 seed Quinn Jones from Highland.

152 Pounds
1. Walter Evans – Ellenville
2. Cole Cuppett – New Paltz
3. Frankie Shaw – Burke
4. Tyler Santangelo – Chester

If our seeds hold up here, this will be one of the most anticipated finals of the tournament. Evans is having a great year and Cuppett is tough as nails. We also need to keep an eye on Frankie Shaw here. Shaw ended the season strong and had a very tight 3-1 loss to top seeded Evans a few days ago.

160 Pounds
1. Logan Smith – Highland
2. Cole Nelson – Red Hook
3. Avery Burns – Onteora
4. Gunner Smith – Highland

At 28-3 and no losses to a D2 wrestler, Smith is a heavy favorite to take home the title at 160. Smith lost 2X to Manzi from NFA and lost to a Long Island wrestler at the Mid-Hudson. Nelson and Burns could provide fans with an entertaining semifinal in the bottom half of the bracket.

172 Pounds
1. Wyatt Konjas – Onteora
2. Nick Dicurcio – Chester
3. Jake Mazzie – Burke
4. Nathan Towne – Ellenville

Our #1 seed at 172 is Wyatt Konjas from Onteora and he has wins over the #2, #3, and #4 seeds. He majored DiCurcio and he pinned Mazzie and Towne so he’s a pretty solid favorite to take home the title on Sunday and punch his ticket to Albany.

189 Pounds
1. Ivan Figueroa – Port Jervis
2. Eamon Hill – Onteora
3. Akil Williams – Chester
4. Jacob Roller – Ellenville

Out top seed at 189 is Ivan Figueroa. The Port Jervis sophomore has notched 20 wins this season and one of his victories was a win by fall over our #2 seed Eamon Hill from Onteora. Hill wrestled half of the season at 160 before making the decision to jump up two weights to 189. Akil Williams is dangerous and should be watched here.

215 Pounds
1. Teddy Szymanski – Chester
2. Matt Oosterom – Port Jervis
3. Tomasz Zaborowski – New Paltz
4. Spencer Lewis – Chester

The top two seeds here, Szymanski and Oosterom, met earlier this season and the Chester senior won by pin. Oosterom, only a sophomore, has improved throughout the season so this could wind up being a very competitive finals if the seeds hold!

285 Pounds
1. Logan Ormond – New Paltz
2. Olivier Rekuc – Ellenville
3. Alex Bollin – Rondout Valley
4. Nicholas Bonner – Fallsburg/Tri-Valley

New Paltz junior Ormond seems to be a very solid favorite here and has recorded a pin over the #3 seed Bollin. Ormond has not, however, wrestled Rekuc this season. The #2 seed from Ellenville has split time wrestling at both 215 and 285. Styles make matches so this could be a good one!

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