Warwick 54 PJ 25; Connolly beats Muller 2-0, Bedross edges Edwards 3-2

Although the outcome of the dual meet was never in question, there were a few marquee match-ups, as well as a great charity event, which made for an exciting evening of wrestling at Warwick on Thursday.  Proceeds from the dual went to “Pinning Down Cancer.”

On the strength of 4 pins and 4 forfeits, Warwick, the #3 ranked team in NYS, dominated Port Jervis 54-25.  The dual meet, however, did feature two marquee match-ups between ranked wrestlers; both matches lived up to their billing.  At 145 pounds, Warwick’s Shane Connolly defeated Port’s Dylan Muller by a score of 2-0.  Connolly, a 4X Section 9 champion, scored the only points of the match with a takedown at the end of the first period.  At 160 pounds, Warwick’s Ryan Bedross narrowly defeated Travis Edwards 3-2.  The other potential headline match could have taken place at 152 pounds where many in attendance anticipated a showdown between Warwick’s Kyle Weirzbicki and Port’s Bret Sauschuck.  Weirzbicki was injured, however, and did not dress for the dual.  Click below for complete boxscore.

Warwick 54 Port Jervis 25

Five Section 9 Teams Ranked in the Top 20 in New York State!!!!!

The New York State Sportswriter’s Association has released their initial team rankings for the 2011-2012 wrestling season.  It is with great pride that I report the release of these state rankings as there are three D1 Section 9 teams ranked in the top 11 and two D2 Section 9 teams ranked in the top 20!!!  Warwick Valley #3, Monroe Woodbury #8, and Minisink Valley #11 all cracked the large school rankings, while Red Hook #19 and Onteora #20 made the list for small schools.  Congratulations to all these programs…you are putting Section 9 back on the map!!!  Below is the complete list of both the D1 and D2 rankings as compiled by Glen Irving of the Sportswriter’s Association. 

   Large School – D1                                           Small School – D2
1.  Wantagh – 8 (tie)                                                  1.  Phoenix – 3
1.  Shenedehowa – 2  (tie)                                        2.  Fredonia – 6
3. Warwick9                                                        3.  Peru – 7
4.  Fox Lane – 1                                                          4.  Midlakes – 5
5.  Spencerport – 5                                                     5.  Warsaw – 5
6.  Fulton – 3                                                               6.  Greene – 4
7.  Sachem East – 11                                                   7.  Palmyra Macedon – 5
8.  Monroe Woodbury – 9                                   8.  Holland Patent – 3
9.  Longwood – 11                                                       9.  Royalton-Hartland – 6
10. Hauppague – 11                                                    10.  South Jefferson – 3 
11. Minisink Valley – 9                                          11.  Oyster Bay – 8
12. Queensbury – 2                                                     12. BGA – 4
13. St. Anthony’s – CHSAA                                       13.  Locust Valley – 8
14. Connetquot – 11                                                    14.  Hudson Falls – 2
15. Columbia – 2                                                         15.  Beekmantown – 7
16. MacArthur – 8                                                      16.  Holley – 5
17. Eastport-South Manor-11                                   17.  Bayport-Blue Point-11
18.   Brentwood-11                                                     18.  Windsor-4

19.   Indian River-3                                                    19.   Red Hook-9
20.   Penfield-5                                                           20.   Onteora-9
tie   Webster Schroeder-5                                         tie   Duanesburg-2
tie   Union-Endicott-4                                               tie   Corinth-2        


Wednesday’s Results

Results from Wednesday’s action as I get them…..

                         Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuxedo 48 Millbrook 18     Highland 63 Tuxedo 18
Warwick 60 Kingston 12
NFA 51 Middletown 27
Washingtonville 52 Cornwall 26
Minisink Valley 62 Saugerties 15
Monticello 45 Goshen 36
Red Hook 66 Ellenville 10
Port Jervis 43 Wallkill 42
Monroe Woodbury 59 Valley Central 13

Minisink Valley Youth Wins Warwick Holiday Tournament!

Congratulations to the Minisink Valley Youth Wrestling Program for winning the team title at the 2011 Warwick Holiday Tournament.  With over 325 wrestlers representing dozens of youth programs spanning several states including NY, NJ, and PA, the Warwick Holiday is one of the largest youth tournaments in the state.  

The MV youth grapplers edged out Sparta, NJ by one point!  Collecting individual titles for Minisink were Zack Ryder, Ethan Gallo, Ryan Cherry, Nick Albornoz, Tyler Castro, Connor Greiner, Demetrius Moore, Austin Rambrose, Nick Perdomo, and Ethan Hamilton.  Second place honors for Minisink were earned by  AJ Friccione, Jace Hirsch, Andrew Doty, Austin Oldfield, and Nick Rodriguez.  Third and fourth place finishers for MV included Sofia Macaluso, Tom Perdomo, Jarred Greiner, and CJ Post.

Special “thanks” go out to the Warwick Youth Program for hosting such an outstanding tournament.  Last, but certainly not least, congratulations should go out to every single participant in Sunday’s tournament.  Whether you won every match or lost every match…..the entire Section 9 Wrestling community is proud of all of you!  We admire your effort and your courage….YOU are the future of our sport!!!

Click here for complete tournament results.

New Rankings Released!!!!

With the two pound growth allowance less than one week away, S9 wrestlers are starting to “make their move” towards the weight class of their choice.  Who’s dropping down???  Who’s staying up???  Time will tell…but for now, here are your new Section 9 wrestling individual rankings!

New rankings are announced every Monday evening at 7:00 PM on the Section 9 Wrestling Talk Show at kjbroadcasting.com

 Wt.          First                       Second                        Third                     Fourth___ 99         Daly (MV)               Vespa (MW)              Rivera (NFA)             Cuccolo (PB)               106       Bastone (NFA)       Raccioppi (MV)        Sweeney (Corn)        Booth (PJ)
113        Stramiello (PB)      Kreider (Corn)         Smoot (MW)              Rambrose (MV) 
120       Jackson (Midd)      Mongiello (Wash)   Hodes (RV)                Baum (MW)                
126       Corradino (War)    Brown (Midd)          Derham (NFA)          Johnson (Corn)           
132       Dimler (RV)            Robles (PB)              Ginley (War)              Isales (Corn)  
138       Murphy (MW)        Roth (Corn)             Morse (RV)                Milisci (Wash)
145       Connolly (War)       Muller (PJ)              Fennel (MV)              Curley (MW)               152       Wierzbicki (War)    Sauschuck (PJ)       Sommer (RV)            Voelker (MW)
160       Bedross (War)        Weston (PB)            Vandercliff (MW)     Edwards (PJ)
170       Casey (Wash)          Sause (PB)               DeCarlo (PJ)              Nelson (Midd)     182       Sannella (MV)        Hasan (VC)              Milano (MW)             Sakac (War)
195       Leavell (War)         Edmond (King)       Kelly (MW)                Giese (Corn)
220      Gorelov (War)        Giordano (War)      Winters (Wall)           Ortiz (Midd)       285      Stanley (Saug)       Stauble (King)         Cheeks (NFA)            Corcoran (El-Fa)

***  Click below for a printable version which includes full names and classes ***
                                                            Week 3 Rankings

Section 9 Wrestling Talk Show, Updated Rankings; Tonight @ 7:00

Tune into kjbroadcasting.com tonight at 7:00 for another installment of The Section 9 Wrestling Talk Show.  Tonight’s guest are Port Jervis Coach Eric Hartmann as well as PJ wrestlers Bret Sauschuck and Travis Edwards.  Mike and Tim will review the week that was, preview the week that will be, and, of course,  release their new rankings!

Weekend Results Summary…More to Follow…

MV goes 4-0 to win Jim Wilson Duals! Finals:  Minisink 42 William Floyd 27
Minisink 58 Averill Park 18   Minisink 64 Nanuet 6  Minisink 50 Plainedge 24

Highland crowns 5 champions to wins Lourdes Tournament!
Austin Ingraham (113), Sal Mazella (145), Sam Cruz (152), AJ Buchanan (170), and Kevin Rivera (285) all took home titles as Highland edged host Lourdes 282 to 262 in the team race.

Sommer gets 100th win; Rondout goes 2-2 at Dragon Duals!
RV 46 Pearl River 35   RV 60 Tri Valley 16   Cornwall 49 RV 30   Horace Greeley 39 RV 26

Terrence Cheeks wins 285 title as NFA takes 2nd at Clarkstown North!  Click below for a summary of NFA’s performance.
NFA at Clarkstown North Tournament

Mahopac defeats Valley Central for 1st place at Tri-State Holiday Tournament!  Click below for a summary of the team results.  (Individual results will appear in the “Results” section, as well as on each team’s personal page, as they become available.)
Tri-State Holiday Tournament

Monroe Woodbury goes 4-0 at Montgomery County Duals.  Vinny Vespa and AJ Voelker go 4-0!


Results from Jim Wilson Duals @ Minisink Valley

Round 1:
Minisink 50 Averill Park 12
William Floyd 64 John Jay East Fishkill 13
Nanuet 36 Plainedge 36 (Nanuet wins on criteria 8 matches won)

Round 2
Minisink 64 Nanuet 6
Massapequa 57 Washingtonville 20
Plainedge 43 Averill Park 36

Round 3
Minisink 49 Plainedge 24
William Floyd 38 Massapequa 34
Washingtonville 49 John Jay East Fishkill 29

Round 4
William Floyd 55 Washingtonville 21
Massapequa 66 John Jay East Fishkill 13
Averill Park 42 Nanuet 30

Medal Round
Minisink 42 William Floyd 27
Massapequa 51 Averill Park 27
Plainedge 49 Washingtonville 22
Nanuet 43 John Jay East Fishkill 36

Upcoming Action in S9 Wrestling!!!

Section 9 Wrestling has a busy weekend on tap for their fans!  Below is a list of some of the upcoming duals and tournaments, as well as some of the potential marquee individual match-ups that we could see over the next few days!

Friday 12/16
Saugerties @ Kingston….Stanley vs. Stauble II
Middletown @ Washingtonville…Nelson vs. Casey II
Monticello @ Pine Bush … Stramiello vs. Vargas???

Saturday 12/17
Cornwall, Rondout Valley, Tri-Valley at Cornwall Dragon Duals
Saugerties, Onteora @ Ravena Duals
NFA @ Clarkstown North Tournament
Eldred/Fallsburg @ Freeport Tournament (Long Island)
Minisink & Washingtonville @ Jim Wilson Duals (Minisink Valley HS)
Port Jervis, Middletown, Valley Central, Wallkill, Monticello, and Goshen  @ Port Jervis                  Holiday Tournament
Monroe Woodbury @ Amsterdam Duals
Liberty @ Cuneen-Doan Tournament (Walton HS)
Highland, Millbrook @ Lourdes Tournament (Our Lady of Lourdes HS)
Red Hook @ Lee Van Slyke Memorial Tournament (Burnt Hills HS)