Ryder, Ross and Altomer Among Several Section 9 Studs Competing at NHSCA Nationals

Several Section 9 wrestlers are entered in this weekend’s NHSCA High School and Middle School Nationals! Match-by-match results for all of our local wrestlers will appear below. If I have missed anyone please contact me at sectionixwrestling@gmail.com and I will add them to the list as soon as possible. Best of luck!

Senior Division
Matthew Davis (Wallkill, 132)
Rd 64: Davis vs Colman (PA)

Nick Ross (Onteora, 160)
Rd 32: N. Ross vs Huckins (ME)

Patrick Ross (Onteora, 160)
Rd 32: P. Ross vs Amaker (SC)

Junior Division
Nick Fea (Goshen, 152 – attend Wyoming Seminary)
Rd 64: Fea vs Barlager (CT)

Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley, 160)
Rd 64: Tigue vs Clemans (VA)

Mike Altomer (Minisink Valley, 170)
Rd 64: Altomer vs Vigstol (MA)

George Racz (Minisink Valley, 170)
Rd 64: Racz vs Conley (OH)

Max Winkler (Goshen, 182)
Rd 32: Winkler vs

Sophomore Division
George Thomas (Wallkill, 145)
Rd 64: Blunt (CO) dec 5-0 Thomas
Consi 32 #1: Thomas vs

Freshman Division
Luke Greiner (Minisink Valley, 138)
Rd 32: Greiner wbf 2:18 Aguirre (WV)
Rd 16: Greiner wbf 2:26 Smoot (UT)
Quarters: Greiner vs Birden (OH)

Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley, 152)
Rd 32: Ryder wbf 1:59 LaPenna (PA)
Rd 16: Ryder wbf :17 Stevens (PA)
Quarters: Ryder vs Olivarria-Montilla (PA)

Other NYS Freshman in Quarters
106 – Matt Marlow (Northport, S11)
126 – Brogan Fielding (Carthage, S3)
132 – Cameron Catrabone (Williamsville North/East, S6)
160 – Sam Szerlip (Nyack, S1)
170 – Malachi Smith (Byron Bergen, S5)
285 – Connor Bushey (Beekmantown, S7)

Middle School Division
Cooper Merli (Newburgh, 80)

Mason Ketcham (Washingtonville, 112)

Day 2 – Journeymen NYS Championships

Finals Match-Ups and Results
99: Damiani (1) dec 6-2 Florance (4)
106: Manfredi (8) dec 1-0 Manta (11)
113: Ferrara (4) dec 2-1 DeJesus Remchuck (5)
120: Echevarria (8) dec Lopez (8)
126: Poulin (2) maj 14-4 Marchese (9)
132: Titus (11) wbf 3:10 Levey (4)
138: Soriano (11) dec 1-0 Centrone (1)
145: Schubert (5) dec 1-0 Camillaci (5)
152: Ryder (9) dec 3-2 Burgess (5)
160: Baer (10) dec 5-1 Spahn (11)
170: Joseph (1) dec 4-3 Oleksak (4)
182: Mulhauser (3) dec 3-0 Altomer (9)
195: Delsignore (2) dec 9-4 Araneo (11)
220: Sorenson (3) dec 3-2 utb Gallo (9)
285: Garibaldi (1) dec 4-2 Fenner (9)

Semifinal Match-Ups and Results
99: Damiani (1) dec 4-3 L. English (2)
99: Florance (4) dec 5-0 G. English (2)
106: Manfredi (8) dec 7-0 Arrick (1)
106: Manta (11) dec 5-4 Browning (6)
113: Ferrara (4) dec 14-3 Adams (C)
113: DeJesus Remchuck (5) dec 3-1 Silvestri (4)
120: Lopez (8) fft Gallagher (11)
120: Echevarria (11) dec Kirsch (6)
126: Poulin (2) dec 13-6 Catrabone (6)
126: Marchese (9) dec 4-3 Bellis (4)
132: Titus (11) dec 5-0 Holmes (2)
132: Levey (4) inj def Sparacio
138: Centrone (1) dec 6-4 Leonard (3)
138: Soriano (11) dec 8-2 Lukas (11)
145: Camillaci (5) dec 14-7 Garofal-Heavner (1)
145: Schubert (5) dec 6-2 Rogers (8)
152: Ryder (9) maj 16-3 Bernstein (1)
152: Burgess (5) dec 3-2 Bova (1)
160: Baer (10) dec 9-2 Mascho (6)
160: Spahn (11) maj 10-1 Ross (9)
170: Joseph (1) dec 5-0 Slayton (5)
170: Olesak (4) dec 3-4 Poe (3)
182: Mulhauser (3) dec 13-0 Meshkov (2)
182: Altomer (9) wbf 1:57 Bell (8)
195: Delsignore (2) maj 19-5 McKusker (8)
195: Araneo (11) dec 8-4 Dorfman (2)
220: Gallo (9) dec Semenenko (P)
220: Sorenson (3) dec 3-1 Hines (11)
285: Garibaldi (1) wbf 3:19 Trago (3)
285: Fenner (9) wbf 3:07 Monchery (9)

Section 9 Wrestlers in Medal Rounds
160 Consi 4: Tigue (9) wbf 3:12 Unger (5)
160 Consi Semis: Ross (9) dec 3-1 Tigue (9)
160 3/4 Place: Ross (9) dec 6-2 Mascho (6)
160 5/6 Place: Tigue (9) dec 7-2 K. Slayton (5)

170: Consi 4: Palanca (9) dec 2-0 Barry (6)
170 Consi Semis: Poe (3) dec 6-1 Palanca (9)
170 5/6 Place: R. Slayton (5) dec 5-1 Palanca (9)

195: Consi 4: Soriano (11) dec 5-0 Filip (9)
195: 7/8 Place: Gomez (11) fft Filip (9)

285: Consi Semis: Tibbits (4) dec 6-3 Monchery (9)
285: 5/6 Place: Maiorano (8) 8-3 Monchery (9)

Section 9 Wrestlers at Journeymen/Rudis NYS Championships

Full brackets are on FloArena but I will post the results for all Section 9 wrestlers below:

113 – Alex Greco (Warwick) – 8th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Greco dec 2-0 Clem
Quarters: Ferrara maj 12-2 Greco
Consi 8 #2: Tietjen dec 4-2 Greco

113 – Isaiah Hockx (Saugerties)
Rd 32: Petteys wbf 1:27 Hockx
Consi 16 #2: Randisi wbf :34 Hockx

113 – Rian Kirker (Red Hook)
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Silvestri wbf 3:07 Kirker
Consi 8 #1: Meenaghan dec 6-3 Kirker

120 – Jaden Hansen (NFA)
Rd 64: Hansen dec 3-0 Brown
Rd 32: Waldman dec 7-6 Hansen
Consi 32 #2: Hansen dec 10-5 Reynolds
Consi 16 #1: Hansen maj 12-3 Lyness
Consi 16 #2: Hansen dec 7-0 Patanjo
Consi 8 #1: Hansen dec 2-0 Perlleshi
Consi 8 #2: Gillings wbf 2:22 Hansen

120 – Zack McKernan (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Wagner 7-4 McKernan
Consi 32 #2: Campbell wbf 1:19 McKernan

120 – Rocco Futia (Wallkill)
Rd 64: bye
Rd 32: Gallagher tech 18-2 Futia
Consi 16 #1: Ricciuto maj 14-0 Futia

120 – Sebastian Vidacovich (Valley Central)
Rd 64: bye
Rd 32: Vidacovich dec Russo 6-3
Rd 16: Kirsch dec 6-1 Vidacovich
Consi 16 #2: Vidacovich dec 1-0 Montalvo
Consi 8 #1: Petrone dec 6-0 Vidacovich

120 – Nicolo Ricciuto (Valley Central)
Rd 64: Perlleshi dec 2-0 Ricciuto
Consi 32 #2: Ricciuto maj 10-1 Motta
Consi 16 #1: Ricciuto maj 14-0 Futia
Consi 16 #2: Petrone maj Ricciuto 10-0

126 – Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville) – 2nd seed
Rd 32: Marchese maj 11-0 Clancy
Rd 16: Marchese maj 10-0 Laplante
Quarters: Marchese dec 3-1 Booth
Semis: Marchese vs Bellis

126 – Jackson Merli (NFA)
Rd 32: Romano dec 6-3 Merli
Consi 16 #1: Haycook wbf :41 Merli

132 – Matt Davis (Wallkill)
Rd 32: Davis wbf 1:55 Campbell
Rd 16: Holmes dec 9-2 Davis
Consi 16 #2: Cracchiola dec 8-2 Davis

132 – Gavin Richter (Kingston)
Rd 32: Richter maj 10-0 Smith
Rd 16: Sparacio maj 10-0 Richter
Consi 16 #2: Gallub dec 7-0 Richter

138 – Drew Greco (Warwick)
Rd 64: bye
Rd 32: Coughenour maj 9-1 Greco
Consi 16 # Hoffman tech 21-4 Greco

152 – Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) – 1st seed
Rd 64: bye
Rd 32: Ryder wbf 1:39 Jablonski
Rd 16: Ryder wbf :44 Tansey
Quarters: Ryder wbf :32 Green
Semis: Ryder vs Bernstein

152 – Jacob Gonzalez (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: bye
Rd 32: Gonzalez tech 21-4 Carter
Rd 16: Gonzalez maj 19-1 Pirozzolo
Quarters: Bova wbf :58 Gonzalez
Consi 8 #2: Walsh dec 8-5 Gonzalez

160 – Nick Ross (Onteora) – 3rd seed
Rd 32: Ross dec 6-0 Austin
Rd 16: Ross dec 6-4 Dinall
Quarters: Ross dec 3-2 Slayton
Semis: Ross vs Spahn

160 – Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) – 4th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Tigue wbf 1:04 Buthfer
Quarters: Mascho dec 3-2 2OT Tigue
Consi 8 #2: Tigue dec 6-2 Poueriet
Consi 4: Tigue vs Unger

160 – Dylan Burgos (Pine Bush)
Rd 32: Poueriet wbf 4:59 Burgos
Cons 16 #2: Cirolli maj 15-7 Burgos

170 – Patrick Ross (Onteora) – 3rd seed
Rd 32: Beilec dec 7-2 Ross
Consi 16 #1: Ross dec 5-2 Forte
Consi 16 #2: Ross dec 4-2 Watkins
Consi 8 #1: Ross dec 3-1 Ortega
Consi 8 #2: Artsisheuskiy tech 15-0 Ross

170 – Ethan Palanca (New Paltz) – 5th seed
Rd 32: Palanca dec 7-2 Schell
Rd 16: Palanca dec 9-3 Ortega
Quarters: Slayton dec 3-0 Palanca
Consi 8 #2: Palanca dec 4-2 Douglass
Consi 4: Palanca vs Douglass

182 – Michael Altomer (Minisink Valley) – 3rd seed
Rd 32: Altomer wbf :57 Koodin
Rd 16: Altomer dec 7-0 Cantelmo
Quarters: Altomer maj 12-1 Aina
Semis: Altomer vs Bell

182 – Max Winkler (Goshen)
Rd 32: Monroe wbd 1:09 Winkler
Consi 16 #2: Cantelmo vs Winkler

182 – Bryson Tibbs (Middletown)
Rd 16: Santowsi wbf :53 Tibbs
Consi 16 #2: Tibbs by inj def Tedesco
Consi 8 #1: Tibbs wbf 3:43
Consi 8 #2: Aina maj 11-3 Tibbs

195 – Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) – 7th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Filip dec 8-1 Woodworth
Quarters: Araneo tech 19-3 Filip
Consi 8 #2: Filip wbf 3:27 Zegras
Consi 4: Filip vs Soriano

195 – Scott Geysen (Minisink Valley) – 8th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Geysen wbf 1:26 Carlson
Quarters: Delsignore maj 14-5 Geysen
Cons 8 #2: Gomez dec 4-1 Geysen

220 – Joe Russell (NFA) – 7th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Bila dec 5-0 Russell
Consi 16 #2: Russell dec 4-1 Benjamin
Consi 8 #1: Harris wbf 1:01 Russell

220 – Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) – 4th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Gallo maj 11-0 Donohue
Quarters: Gallo 9-0 Walsh
Semis: Gallo vs Semenenko

285 – Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) – 2nd seed
Rd 32: Fenner wbf 1:12 Frele
Rd 16: Fenner dec 4-0 Gadway
Quarters: Fenner dec 4-0 Albretch
Semis: Fenner vs Monchery

285 – Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – 6th seed
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Monchery wbf 3:27 Groncki
Quarters: Monchery wbf Stein 1:11
Semis: Fenner vs Monchery

285 – Aidan Deentremont (Goshen)
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Stein wbf :36 Deentremont
Consi 16 #2: Ganter wbf :26 Deentremont

Journeymen NYS Championships – Top Seeds and Brackets

Let’s take a look at the top 8 seeds at every weight class for the 2021 Journeymen NYS Wrestling Championships. The tournament is taking place on April 2nd and 3rd in Manheim, PA. These seeds can change if any seeded wrestlers withdraw or fail to make weight for the tournament.

Seeding this tournament was extremely difficult. Normally, a state tournament is seeded using results from the wrestler’s current season. Unless a wrestler is a defending state champion or high placewinner, very little “weight” is given to the results of prior years. Off-season results are not a factor in the current state seeding system. The current system allows for no subjectivity – it is a completely mathematical formula that requires no human opinions or input. Well….due to the fact that there really wasn’t much of a 2021 wrestling season, all of that went out the window! This tournament was seeded by a three-person committee which carefully evaluated each wrestler’s total body of work over the past 15+ months. Consideration was given to following: 2019-2020 regular season results, 2020 state qualifying tournaments, 2020 state championship tournaments, 2020/2021 off-season results, and the 2021 regular season when applicable. Is this a perfect system? Of course not…but I can say with absolute certainty that the committee made every effort to identify the top-8 wrestlers in every weight class. Please note – Journeymen Wrestling was NOT part of the seeding committee. Do not contact Frank or anyone else from Journeymen Wrestling if you have any questions about a seed.

Brackets on FloWrestling – Arena

99 Pounds
1. Cosmo Damiani – 1, senior
2. Darren Florance – 4, freshman
3. Ayden Buttery – 6, 8th grade
4. Mason Mangialino – 11, 8th grade
5. Liam English – 2, 8th grade
6. Gabe English – 2, 8th grade
7. Ken Schmitz – 6, sophomore
8. James Leuer – 6, sophomore

106 Pounds
1. Joe Manfredi – 8, freshman
3. Mikey Manta – 11, junior
4. Travis Browning – 6, junior
5. Jair Gomez – 2, junior
6. Dillon Arrick – 1, freshman
7. Carlos Arango – 8, junior
8. Anthony Clem – 8, freshman
8. Brendan Dellinger – 12, senior

113 Pounds
1. Tyler Ferrara – 4, sophomore
2. Gianni Silvestri – 4, freshman
3. Xavier Dejesus Remchuck – 5, junior
4. Christian Lievano – 11, junior
5. Michael Adams – C, junior
6. Chris Petteys – 2, senior
7. Shane Meehaghan – C, sophomore
8. Alex Greco – 9, sophomore

120 Pounds
1. Maxx Gallagher – 11, sophomore
2. Jeremiah Echeverria – 8, senior
3. Daniel Kirsch – 6, junior
4. Kevin Lopez – 8, senior
5. Anthony Surace – 5, senior
6. Joe Berenson – 5, junior
7. Michael Schiffhauser – 6, junior
8. Aiden Gillings – 6, 8th grade

126 Pounds
1. Stevo Poulin – 2, senior
2. Andrew Marchese – 9, junior
3. Caden Bellis – 4, freshman
4. Cameron Catrabone – 6, freshman
5. Cody Merwin – 4, senior
6. Nick Palso – 2, senior
7. Alex Booth – 3, junior
8. Owen Deutsch – 1, junior

132 Pounds
1. Jordan Titus – 11, senior
2. Jackson Polo – 8, junior
3. Joe Sparacio – 11, junior
4. Casper Stewart – 5, freshman
5. Jashon Holmes – 2, junior
6. Michael Cantazaro – 6, senior
7. Zach Levey – 4, senior
8. Kieran Cullen – 2, freshman

138 Pounds
1. Avery Leonard – 3, senior
2. Jordan Soriano – 8, junior
3. Jake Hoffmann – 1, junior
4. Jack Roszko – 8, junior
5. Angelo Centrone – 1, junior
6. Braidon Woodward – 5, freshman
7. Nicholas Noto – 5, sophomore
8. Greg Hotaling – 2, senior

145 Pounds
1. Rocco Camillaci – 5, junior
2. Ben Rogers – 8, junior
3. Carter Schubert – 5, junior
4. Nate Wade – 3, senior
5. Sean Garofal-Heavner – 1, senior
6. Zach Harrington – 4, senior
7. Kameron Riordan – 6, senior
8. Carson Alberti – 6, junior

152 Pounds
1. Zack Ryder – 9, freshman
2. Caleb Burgess – 5, senior
3. Tim Bova – 1, junior
4. Ryan Nugent – 6, senior
5. Ryan Caudill – 5, senior
6. Luca Pirozzolo – 3, senior
7. Nikko Walsh – 2, senior
8. Justin Hoffman – 2, senior

160 Pounds
1. Carter Baer – 10, junior
2. Jack Spahn – 11, senior
3. Nick Ross – 9, senior
4. Eric Tigue – 9, junior
5. Dakota Mascho – 6, senior
6. Kade Slayton – 5, senior
7. Jake Scherbyn – 5, junior
8. Brady Unger – 5, sophomore

170 Pounds
1. Tyler Joseph – 1, senior
2. Brody Oleksak – 4, senior
3. Patrick Ross – 9, senior
4. Mason Watkins – 1, senior
5. Ethan Palanca – 9, senior
6. Aiden Poe – 3, junior
7. Adrian Artsheuskiy – P, senior
8. Kalil Cuffe – 8, senior

182 Pounds
1. Kole Mulhauser – 3, junior
2. Gavin Bell – 8, senior
3. Michael Altomer – 9, junior
4. Gabe Monroe – 4, junior
5. Peter Meshkov – 2, senior
6. Jake Aina – 5, sophomore
7. Alec Richards – 2, senior
8. John Santowski – 5, junior

195 Pounds
1. Brock Delsignore – 2, senior
2. James Araneo – 11, senior
3. Cameron Bundy – 3, senior
4. Jack McKusker – 8, senior
5. Robert Gomez – 11, senior
6. Colden Dorfman – 2, senior
7. Andrew Filip – 9, sophomore
8. Scott Geysen – 9, senior

220 Pounds
1. Alex Semenenko – P, junior
2. Sam Sorenson – 3, sophomore
3. Jayshon Hines – 11, senior
4. Ethan Gallo – 9, sophomore
5. Conner Walsh – 6, senior
6. Nino Prisco – 1, senior
7. Joe Russell – 9, senior
8. Langdon Sibley – 4, senior

285 Pounds
1. Sebastian Giriabaldi – 1, senior
2. Adam Fenner – 9, senior
3. Ryan Stein – 2, junior
4. Charlie Tibbitts – 4, junior
5. Isaiah Trago – 3, senior
6. Stephan Monchery – 9, freshman
7. Evan Albrecht – 11, senior
8. Spencer Dickinson – 2, senior

2020-2021 Section 9 “Virtual” Championships

Since Section 9 was not able to have our Section 9 Championships this season due to Covid, our coaches had a seeding meeting and created a virtual championships. Trust me, everyone involved in this process wishes that our wrestlers were able to compete and have these championships the proper way – ON THE MAT! I guess this is the best we could do this year. Congratulations to all of our wrestlers.

NCAA Wrestling Championships

Section 9 has three former wrestlers who haver earned the privilege of competing in the 2021 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Eldred graduate Noah Curreri recently competed in the Division 2 Championships and became the first wrestler in school history to earn All-American status. Curreri, a senior at Queens University of Charlotte, took 8th in the nation at 174 pounds. The Division I tournament takes place on March 18-20 in St. Louis and Monroe Woodbury grads Vinny Vespa and Evan Barczak will be on the mat! Vespa, a senior at Hofstra wrestles at 141 pounds while Barczak, a junior at Drexel, is entered at 165 pounds. Army West Point wrestling also has 7 wrestlers who have qualified for the NCAAs! Take a look below for match-by-match results for all Section 9 and Army wrestlers!

Vinny Vespa (Hofstra, 141)
Prelim: Rooks (Indiana) maj 10-1 Vespa
Consi Outbracket: D’Emilio (Ohio State) maj 8-0 Vespa

Evan Barczak (Drexel, 165)
Rd 32: Wentzel (Pitt) dec 1-0 Barczak
Consi Outbracket: Stamm (Hofstra) dec 5-3 Barczak

Lane Peters (Army, 141)
Rd 32: Duncan (Illinois) maj 13-2 Peters
Consi 16 #1: D’Emelio (Ohio State) dec 10-4 Peters

PJ Ogunsanya (Army, 149)
Rd 32: Parco (Fresno State) dec 7-5 Ogunsanya
Consi 16 #1: Ogunsanya dec 5-3 Hunsake (Utah Valley)
Consi 16 #2: Ogunsanya wbf 5:45 Parriott (Purdue)
Consi 8 #1: Abas (Stanford) dec 9-2 Ogunsanya

Markus Hartman (Army, 157)
Rd 32: Carr (Iowa State) maj 16-2 Hartman
Consi Outbracket: Hartman dec 3-0 Frinzi (Lehigh)
Consi 16 #1: Hartman dec 8-4 Heller (Hofstra)
Consi 16 #2: Willits (Oregon State) maj 13-2 Hartman

Ben Pasiuk (Army, 174)
Rd 32: Pasiuk dec 8-3 Lautt (North Carolina)
Rd 16: Kemmerer (Iowa) tech 17-1 Pasiuk
Consi 16 #2: Pasiuk dec 6-5 Logan (Lehigh)
Consi 8 #1: Turley (Rutgers) wbf 2:40 Pasiuk

Taylor Brown (Army, 184)
Rd 32: Poznanki (Rutgers) maj 14-2 Brown
Consi 16 #1: Kane (North Carolina) dec 8-5 Brown

JT Brown (Army, 197)
Rd 32: Jakobsen (Lehigh) fall 7:50 Brown
Consi 16 #1: Brown dec 5-3 Janzer (Rutgers)
Consi 16 #2: Pentz (North Dakota State) maj 11-1 Brown

Bobby Heald (Army, 285)
– had to withdraw from tournament

Newburgh Free Academy – Senior Spotlight

The very talented NFA wrestling team was, unfortunately, not given permission to compete this season. The Goldbacks have six seniors on their roster so let’s take a minute to look at all of them in our NFA Senior Spotlight.

2nd S9 2020; 3rd S9 2019
Jaden Hansen

Jaden Hansen
Jaden is the embodiment of everything that is good about the sport of wrestling. He never wrestled in the youth circuits but he decided to give the sport a try as a freshman. I mean hey, why not…his great great grandfather was an Olympic wrestling champion! Hansen won only four matches as a freshman – three were via forfeit. He worked his tail off in the off season and put together an incredible 34-12 season as a sophomore and placed 3rd in Section 9 at 106. As a junior, Hansen took it to the next level and finished the season 41-5 and placed 2nd in Section 9 Championships to Andrew Marchese – Andrew eventually finished 5th in NYS. With a regular senior season, Jaden would have easily reached the 100 career win plateau – very impressive for a kid who stepped on the mat for the first time only 3 years ago! Jaden has decided to wrestle in college at Alfred State under Head Coach and former Section 9 wrestler Justin Signorelli.

2020 Eastern States Placer
Joe Russell

Joe Russell
This year would have been Russell’s 5th year wrestling for the Goldbacks. He saw limited action during his 8th grade and freshman years however he hit his stride in his sophomore year and finished 4th in the Section 9 tournament. His junior year was his breakout season where Russell posted an outstanding 43-3 record and placed 1st at the Mid Hudson Tournament, 5th at the Eastern States Classic, and 2nd at the Section 9 Championships. Joe has 83 career wins and is continuing his education and wrestling careers at the Steven’s Institute of Technology in New Jersey.

Section 9 Finalist
Conner Boyer

Conner Boyer
During the 2020 season Boyer wrestled as a “shadow” wrestler for NFA. This means he attended James I O’Neil but he was their only wrestler so he trained with NFA and went to matches and tournaments with the Goldbacks as an independent wrestler. This season Boyer was set to be a full-fledged member of the NFA wrestling team – until Covid 19 ended their season. Boyer went 21-6 last year, placed 3rd at the Mid-Hudson, and finished 2nd at the Section 9 Division 2 Championships.

145 Pounder Zachary Inman

Zachary Inman
Inman has been part of the Newburgh Free Academy wrestling program since his freshman year. After wrestling mostly junior varsity as a freshman and sophomore, Zachary cracked the starting lineup and picked up 5 wins for the Goldbacks during their very successful 2019-2020 season. Inman’s positive attitude and perseverance were contagious to his teammates and he was always a valuable member of the program.

138lb Section 9 Girls Champ
Carolyn Santiago

Carolyn Santiago
Carolyn was a two year member of the Newburgh Free Academy wrestling program. She wrestled a handful of junior varsity matches during her sophomore and junior seasons, but the defining moment of her high school career occurred last year when she won the 138 pound title at the inaugural Section 9’s Girls Championship Tournament. Carolyn was also very involved in NFA’s youth program, Future Stars, and she was instrumental in getting other girls interested in the sport of wrestling!

Section 9 Girls Silver Medalist
Gabrielle Colon

Gabrielle Colon
Gabrielle was a three year member of the NFA wrestling program. She picked a few wins in both junior varsity and varsity however her crowning jewel came during her junior season when she took home the silver medal at 170 pounds in the the first ever Section 9 Girls Wrestling Championship. Like her teammate Carolyn, Gabrielle was involved in the Future Stars Youth Program and helped recruit other girls into the sport of wrestling.

Wallkill – Senior Spotlight

Wallkill was unfortunately one of the Section 9 programs that was not able to compete this season. Let’s take a look at four Panthers who missed out on their senior season!

2X Section 9 Placewinner
Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Matt is a 2X All-Section wrestler who finished 6th in both 2018 and 2020. With 90 career wins, Davis would have definitely joined the 100 Career Win Club if NYS had a normal wrestling season. Matt has put in a lot of off-season work and is set to compete at the Journeymen NYS Championship tournament in Manheim, PA on April 2nd and 3rd. Davis plans on wrestling in college and has narrowed his choices to Cortland, Castleton, Brockport, and Ithaca.

2019 Section 9 4th Place
Justin Lyle

Justin Lyle

Justin was a 3 year starter for the Panthers and notched over 70 career wins in those 3 years. Lyle placed 4th in Section 9 at 182 pounds in 2019 and had several wins over sectional placewinners during the 2020 season including a 2nd place finish at the Mamaroneck Tournament.

Cael Atkins

Cael Atkins

Cael wrestled a few matches as a sophomore before cracking the starting lineup as a junior. Wrestling mostly at 160 pounds, Atkins notched 15 wins for the Panthers and had a 3rd place finish at the Mamaroneck Tournament.

James Hubbard

James Hubbard

After only wrestling a few matched as a freshman, James became a regular starter for the Panthers as both a sophomore and a junior. He finished his career with 30 varsity wins and placed 5th at the Mamaroneck Tournament in 2020.

Minisink Valley – Senior Spotlight

Nationally ranked Minisink Valley has six Seniors on this year’s roster – Adam Fenner, Scotty Geysen, Brian Lombardi, Jaccob Gonzalez, Devin Doty, and Rory Hamilton. Here are some team and individual highlights for the graduating senior class. These six seniors have put together an amazing four years of high school wrestling!

2018
Section 9 Duals Champs
Section 9 Tournament Champs
NYS Duals runner up
Division Champs
Ranked #2 in NYS
30-1 record

2019
Section 9 Duals Champs
Section 9 Tournament Champs
Division Champs
Ranked #3 in NYS
25-1 record

2020
Section 9 Duals Champs
Section 9 Tournament Champs
NYS Duals Champs
Division Champs
Ranked #1 in NYS
26-3 record

2021
Started the season Ranked #21 in the Country
Section 9 Dual Champs

Note: Career team record of 85-5 and only lost 2 matches in NYS over the past 4 years

Adam Fenner 285lbs

2X NYSPHSAA Placewinner
Adam Fenner

Adam may go down as one of the most decorated heavy weights in MV wrestling history. Aside from a little youth wrestling in his younger days, Adam really didn’t start wrestling until 7th grade. This makes his accomplishments even more impressive.

Adam is unbelievably flexible for a heavy weight and wrestles like a light weight on the mat. He can wrestle out of many positions that many kids can not.

Adam’s accolades
2018 3rd in Sections
2019 Section 9 Champion
2019 5th in NYS
2020 3rd in Eastern States
2020 Section 9 Champion
2020 3rd in NYS
2x NHSCA All-American.
Ranked in the top 20 in various high school national rankings.
110-16 career record

Some huge moments in Adams wrestling career: Pinning the Fulton kid in the NYS duals finals, pinning the Brentwood kid in NYS to reverse a loss in the ESC, and beating the Hilton kid for 3rd place in NYS.

Adam is also an All state football player as well. Adam has the potential to be a force in both football and wrestling in college.

This will end a long run of having a Fenner as the heavy weight for the MV wrestling team. The whole Fenner family has done so much for the Minisink community and will be missed. However, we know they won’t be far away.

Scotty Geysen 189lbs

Geysen’s cradle helped MV win the NYSPHSAA Dual Championship

Scotty is also a journeyman of the MV wrestling program. He is the typical “Blue Collar” hard working kid that exemplifies MV wrestlers. His big strong hands allows him to slap the cradle on almost anyone.His unorthodox wrestling style at times gives his coaches a heart attack but he gets the job done in big moments.

A classic moment was the NYS duals final against Fulton. Scotty got a huge win that put the team in the driver’s seat to win the NYS Duals Championship.

Scotty is a 2x Section 9 place winner. This year he would have been in position to win his first Section title.

Scotty is a two sport athlete (football and wrestling). He has been accepted at East Stroudsburg University, Oswego, and Brockport. Best of Luck Scotty!

Section 9 Finalist
Brian Lombardi

Brian Lombardi 145lbs

Brian is the “Ultimate Warrior” of the MV wrestling program. Brian is a mat rat and always looking for someone to wrestle. At camp one year, Brian wrestled 30 matches over the 3 days. He would go to wrestling tournaments by himself just to get mat time.

Brian has an incredible record at MV wrestling but what is more valuable is his unwavering dedication to his teammates and team. Brian can always be seen helping younger wrestlers, warming up with teammates before the states, and helping with youth wrestling.

Brian has had some huge wins for the program over the years. Last year in the NYS duals semi finals, Brian had a huge pin that helped us reach the finals. Then in the finals. Brian had an overtime win that set the MV fans into a roar!

Brian does everything right. Any college wrestling program would be lucky to have him. One day, we will be calling him Dr. Lombardi!

Brian is a 2x Section 9 place finisher. Last year he was runner up to his teammate. Best of luck Brian!

Jaccob Gonzalez 152lbs

Gonzalez placed 3rd in Section 9
in 2020

Lightning fast, strong, and slick on his feet describe Jaccob Gonzalez. Jaccob was late starting the sport of wrestling.He really only started in 7th grade. He burst onto the scene his sophomore year by going undefeated 22-0 going to the ESC. Injuries have prevented him from having the success he deserves. A tireless worker in and out of the wrestling room has Jaccob set up for a stellar senior season.

Jaccob finished 3rd in Section 9 last season. He had a heartbreaking loss in the semi finals but showed his guts and character wrestling back for 3rd.

Last year, Jaccob battled with some of the best kids in the country out at the Clash. Jaccob has yet to hit his potential in the sport of wrestling.

Jaccob has committed to East Stroudsburg University to wrestle next year. Best of luck Jaccob!

Devin Doty 160lbs

Doty going for the pin!!!

Devin has been in the MV wrestling program since the 7th grade. He is the type of kid that every coach wants in his program. He can often be seen helping his teammates get in some extra reps and volunteering his time with the youth wrestling program over the last 4 years.

Devin’s work ethic in the classroom and upstanding character has afforded him the opportunity to apply to the United State Military Academy at West Point. He has also applied to Wilkes College.
Wherever Devin decides his future is, they will not be disappointed.

Devin’s academic accomplishments have earned him a spot in the National Honor Society. Best of luck Devin!

Rory Hamilton 152lbs

Hamilton running the bar!!!

Rory has been in the MV wrestling program for six years. Rory has quietly improved over the years to one if the BEST kept secrets on this team. He is always doing the right thing in the room (working hard). His killer cradle is a match ender.

Rory has also applied to the United State Military Academy at West Point. He has also applied to Boston University, Notre Dame, and Maryland.

Along with his wrestling, Rory is a standout baseball player. At the same time, he has been taking college classes and will graduate with more than 12 college credits. All the best in the future Rory!

Ellenville – Senior Spotlight

Ellenville Senior
Edwin Price

Edwin Price
Edwin wrestled at 170 pounds and was the only senior wrestler on the Ellenville roster this season. He has been wrestling with the program for 5 years, this season would have been his sixth but the school opted out of wrestling this year to to Covid-19. Price placed 4th at the NYWAY Regionals in 2019. He has also volunteered in the Ellenville Youth Wrestling program for two years. Congratulations Edwin and best of luck in your future!