Week 7 Tournament Results Including Eastern States Classic Recap

Merli, Monchery Shine at Eastern States Classic

2023 ESC Champion Cooper Merli from Newburgh Free Academy

Our Two Champions!
Congratulations to NFA freshman Cooper Merli and Middletown junior Stephan Monchery who both won titles at this weekend’s Eastern States Classic. Merli won the title at 102 pounds and was awarded the Champion of Champions trophy as voted on by the other champions! Monchery capped of the finals by pinning his opponent, a 2022 state finalist, in the first period! Merli, who was the #2 at his weight, recorded a fall and a tech fall on Day 1 before returning Saturday morning and notching a 3-0 win in the quarters and a 9-3 win over 2022 state qualifier Cullen Edwards from Frontier in the semis. Merli then capped off his COC performance with a 5-1 decision over another returning state qualifier, Connor Sheridan from Hauppauge. Monchery’s path to the title at 285 was absolutely dominating! Also a #2 seed at his weight, Monchery received a first round bye then recorded a :41 pin in the R16 to advance to Saturday! In the quarters Monchery pinned Mohonasen’s Cameron Groncki in 3:57 and then notched a semifinal 5-0 win over Connecticut state placer Nuh Adjindoski from Danbury. This set up a much-anticipated finals match-up with returning state finalist Sebastian Regis from East Islip. After feeling each other out for the first :45 seconds, both Monchery and Regis decided to engage one another in upper body and it was Monchery who converted the throw and the pin at the 1:08 mark! Great job and congratulations to Cooper and Stephan!!!

2022 NYS Champ Ethan Gallo

Our Other Finalist from Section 9
Nationally ranked Minisink Valley had two finalists at this year’s Eastern States Classic – Andrew Filip and Ethan Gallo. Filip who placed 4th in NYS last year at 189, has dropped down to 172 this season and made it all the way to the ESC finals. He started the tournament of Friday with two pins, the second one coming over Cornwall’s Nick Cavallo in what could the Section 9 final at 172 next month. In the quarters Filip pinned Mid-Hudson champ Robby Cunningham from Miller Place in 4:58 before notching a 17-8 major decision over Nyack’s Sam Szerlip in the semis. In the finals, Filip locked horns with 2022 NYSPHSAA Division 2 third place finisher Braidon Woodward from Canisteo Greenwood. Filip gave it his all but it was Woodward who took the crown with a 9-1 major decision. At 215, Minisink Valley senior Ethan Gallo absolutely mowed down the competition on his way to the finals. He notched a :10 pin in the Rd 32 and a pin at 1:31 in the R16. In the quarters Gallo pinned NYS D1 state placer Darien Insogna from Ballston Spa and then stuck D2 state finalist Trent Sibble from Bolivar-Richburg in the semis! This set up a final’s showdown between the 2022 state champions from Division 1 and Division 2 – Ethan Gallo from Minisink Valley versus Sam Sorenson from Homer! After a scoreless opening period, Gallo scored a reversal in the second and after a Sorenson escape, it was a 2-1 lead for Sorenson to start the 3rd. A Sorenson escape tied the match, and his takedown and ride out with :45 seconds remaining proved to be the difference. Great match by both wrestlers and a great performance by Filip and Gallo! Minisink, without the services of state champions PJ Duke and Zack Ryder, finished 4th in the team race at this year’s ESC.

Alex Greco and Jordan Brown Square Off!

Our Other Section 9 Placewinners!
Section 9 had several other outstanding performances which led to a total of 11 place winners at this year’s ESC! At 102, Merli’s NFA teammate William Soto placed 4th and had some great wins including a 19-12 win over 2022 NY state tournament qualifier Vincent Graulau and a 7-0 win over Cullen Edwards from Frontier who was also a state qualifier. At 110, Valley Central sophomore Luke Satriano took home the bronze! Satriano lost in the quarters to VA state placer Evan Sanati from Brentsville but then marched back through the consies with wins over D1 NY state 5th Ralph Keeney from Ballston Spa and D2 NY state 3rd Chris Noto from Honeoye Falls-Lima. Satriano then exacted revenge over Sanati in the 3rd place match in a bout where Luke scored 5 points in the final 13 seconds of the 2nd overtime period to turn a 4-2 deficit into a 7-4 victory! At 118 pounds, Wallkill senior Rocco Futia has opened some eyes on the state level with his 5th place performance at this year’s ESC! Futia, a 2022 state qualifier, notched wins at this year’s Eastern States Classic over state qualifier Tomah Gummow from Indian River, state placer Liam English from Cobleskill, and state placer Tyler Whiteley from Burnt Hills! At 138, Monroe Woodbury senior Jordan Brown took home 3rd place honors! Brown, a 2X NYS place winner, had only one loss this weekend and it was a 3-0 loss in the semis to the eventual champion, Nick Lamorte from Rocky Point who placed 4th in NYS last year. Brown had a great tournament and notched wins over former NYS place winner and fellow S9 stud Alex Greco from Warwick as well as Renzo Montalvo from Amsterdam. At 160, Cornwall’s Tyler Reed put the rest of the state on notice with his 7th place showing. Reed lost a heart-breaking sudden victory match to the top seed Jack Forte in the quarters before wrestling back to 7th with a win over Rhode Island state placer Nick Baccala. At 189, Pine Bush senior Braydon Pennell had a great ESC and took home 4th place honors! Pennell’s only losses were to the eventual champion Elijah Diakomihalis from Hilton and eventual 3rd place finisher Kwasi Bonsu from Baldwin. In the consi semis, Pennell notched an impressive pin over 2022 D2 state finalist Ethan Randall from Central Valley Academy! At 285, Section 9 had a total of three place winners – the aforementioned champion Monchery from Middletown as well as Logan Ormond from New Paltz and Aiden DeEntremont from Goshen! Ormond placed 5th at this year’s ESC and notched a few nice victories along the way notably a 5-3 decision over Eagle Academy’s Christian Solano who was a D2 state place winner at last year’s NYSPHSAA tournament! DeEntremont lost in the Round of 16 on Friday but showed a lot of heart and marched all the way back to the medal stand and took 8th place! Congratulations to all of our 2023 Eastern States Classic place winners!

Charlie Wylie getting ready to lock up a cradle!

Section 9 Recap of a Very Exciting Girls Tournament!
In its 2nd year, the Girls Division of the Eastern States Classic did not disappoint! The tournament was very exciting and when all was said and done, 2 Section 9 girls were crowned Eastern States Classic champions! To nobody’s surprise, Port Jervis freshman Charlie Wylie was the champion at 100 pounds! Wylie was the S9 champ last year in the boys division and she dominated the competition on Saturday notching a :33 pin in the semis and a 1:29 pin over Aislin Kellner of Arlington in the finals! Our other local champion was Brooke Tarshis from Pine Bush! Tarshis recorded a 1:12 pin in the semis before notching a :58 win by fall over another Section 9 hammer, Alyssa Reed from Port Jervis! Great job Charlie and Alyssa! At 107, Section 9 had another finalist in Sara Pauls from Minisink Valley! Pauls was leading 6-4 in her finals match before losing by fall in the final second of the 2nd period. At 114, Section 9 had two wrestlers place in the top 4 in Savannah Tittelback from Saugerties and Kiera Filip from Minisink Valley! The 165 pound weight class also had 3 Section 9 girls make the podium! Monica Allen from Middletown made it all the way to the finals before losing to her opponent from Bronx High School of Science while Zoe Kip from Liberty placed 3rd and Stella Torres from Pine Bush placed 4th! Great job to all of the ladies who competed in this year’s Eastern States Classic! You are growing the sport of girls wrestling!!!

Kohl Tournament

Monroe Woodbury’s Elijiah Brown and NFA’s Joe Ponesse Win Titles at Kohl
Congratulations to Monroe Woodbury’s Elijiah Brown and NFA’s Joe Ponesse for winning titles at the Kohl Tournament on Saturday! Brown, only a 7th grader, took home the crown at 110 with via a 9-1 major decision in the finals over Robert Walker of Sayville. Ponesse, an NFA senior, earned his 172-pound title with a 6-5 decision in the finals over Zach Zboray from Huntington. Let’s take a look at all of the other place winners from Section 9.
102: Kelly Sullivan (MW) 2nd place
110: Jordan Busby (NFA) 6th place
132: Liam Hayes (MW) 2nd place
132: Noah Marte (MW) 6th place
138: Anastasios Tzezailidis (Warwick) 4th place
145: Mike Rosenblum (MW) 2nd place
145: Mike Accardo (Warwick) 3rd place
145: Marcus Charlot (MW) 5th place
152: Brandon Carcaterra (MW) 4th place
160: Aaron Bernard (MW) 2nd place
160: Ricky Guzman (Warwick) 3rd place
160: Jackson Frommeyer (Warwick) 6th place
172: Nick Hansen (MW) 6th place
189: Chris Leggett (NFA) 3rd place
189: Eryk Shammgod (MW) 4th place
215: Jake Rooney (Warwick) 6th place
285: Cam Dalton (MW) 4th place
285: Jose Hernandez Rosa (MW) 6th place

Scarsdale Tournament

Timm, Calloway, & Daniels Win Titles at Scarsdale Tournament
Congratulations to Beacon’s Brody Timm and Jayden Calloway, and to Red Hook’s Luke Daniels for taking home gold at the Scarsdale Tournament on Saturday! Timm pinned his way through the 160-pound bracket to win his title while teammate Calloway notched two pins and two decisions to take home top honors at 215. Top seeded Daniels won the crown at 285 with four wins via pinfall! Congratulations to Red Hook for taking 2nd place in the team race! Other Section 9 placer at the Scarsdale Tournament were:
118: Ewen Celestine (RH) 2nd place
126: Rian Kirker (RH) 2nd place
132: Shane Cranna (RH) 5th place
138: Demetrius Massey (RH) 2nd place
138: Jude Betancourt (Beacon) 4th place
145: Jonathan Melitski (RH) 4th place
152: Christian Totman (RH) 4th place
160: Frankie Shaw (Burke) 4th place
189: Alex Khahil (Beacon) 2nd place
189: Cole Nelson (RH) 3rd place
285: Mark Paschal (RH) 3rd place

Highland Round Robin

Congratulations to Washingtonville for taking 1st place at the Highland Round Robin! Arlington took 2nd place, Bethlehem finished 3rd, and Highland finished 4th in the team race!

Highland Top-4 Placewinners:
102: Lorenzo Caserto – 1st place
118: Bradley Gatto – 2nd place
118: Trevor Coates – 4th place
145: Quinn Jones – 2nd place
152: Daniel Holifield – 4th place
189: Logan Allsion – 4th place

2023 Eastern States Classic – Day 2 Matchups and Results

Section 9 advances 13 wrestlers into the quarters and 8 others are still alive in wrestlebacks! All quarterfinal, semifinal, and medal match results will be posted below as well as the consi matches for our local kids!

Medal Matches
Finals 102: Merli (NFA) dec 5-1 Sheridan (Hauppauge)
3rd 102: Barrientos (Starpoint) dec 7-3 Soto (NFA)
5th 102: Edwards (Frontier) fft over Kellison (Newfane)
7th 102: Pote (Danbury) dec 2-0 Silfies (Sem)

Finals 110: Mangano (SWR) dec 4-2 Gursoy (Midwood)
3rd 110: Satriano (VC) dec 7-4 Sanati (Brentsville)
5th: 110: Noto (Honeoye Falls) dec 5-4 O’Brien (Locust Valley)
7th 110: Keeney (Ballston Spa) dec 6-2 Zimmerman (St Joes)

Finals 118: Marlow (Northport) wbf 3:14 Devins (Saranac)
3rd 118: A Clem (Wantagh) dec 10-4 Perez (Ponaganset)
5th 118: Futia (Wallkill) dec 11-10 Gummow (Indian River)
7th 118: English (Colbeskill) dec 6-1 Mcvige (Honeoye Falls)

Finals 126: Joyce (Ponaganset) dec 7-1 Manfredi (Herricks)
3rd 126: Crumpler (Niagara Falls) dec 3-2 Adams (Calhoun)
5th 126: McKissick-Staley (Pittsford) fft Reynolds (Niagara Falls)
7th 126: Sherman (Fairfield) dec 5-2 Winesman (Honeoye Falls)

Finals 132: Fahrbach (Mt. Sinai) dec 3-2 Kwaak (Brentwood)
3rd 132: Gillings (Newfane) dec 11-7 Giuliano (Miller Place)
5th 132: Carlin (Burnt Hills) dec 5-3 Spaulding (Honeoye Falls)
7th 132: Grimsey (Lowville) dec 4-3 Reed (Central Valley)

Finals 138: LaMorte (Rocky Point) dec 5-1 Noto (Honeoye Falls)
3rd 138: Brown (MW) dec 8-2 Bonasera (Wantagh)
5th 138: LaPlante (Starpoint) dec 5-1 Montalvo (Amsterdam)
7th 138: Dimen (Sem) dec 6-3 Stroud (Brentsville)

Finals 145: Catrabone (Williamsville NW) dec 5-0 Hood (Ponaganset)
3rd 145: Van Orden (Wantagh) f 2:38 Havens (Canisteo)
5th 145: Hasch (RCK) dec 8-7 Hicks (Fonda)
7th 145: Avazov (James Madison) dec 10-4 Tyler (Brentsville)

Finals 152: Stewart (Attica-Batavia) dec 8-3 sv Volpe (Hauppauge)
3rd 152: Liess (Sem) f 2:15 Tansey (Colligiate)
5th 152: Way (Gouverneur) dec 3-1 Bogie (Eagle Academy)
7th 152: Foster (Verona) dec 6-4 Caldwell (Starpoint)

Finals 160: LaPlante (Starpoint) dec 4-3 Reall (Ponaganset)
3rd 160: Gregory (Ballson Spa) f :39 Forte (Clarke)
5th 160: Mattei (Herricks) fft Degl (Iona Prep)
7th 160: Reed (Cornwall) dec 3-2 Baccala (Ponaganset)

Finals 172: Woodward (Canisteo) maj 9-1 Filip (Minisink)
3rd 172: Knapp (Algonquin) dec 5-2 Marchesseault (Ponaganset)
5th 172: Meak (Cold Spring) fft over Szerlip (Nyack)
7th 172: Iaquinto (Danbury) dec 5-0 Smith (Saranac)

Finals 189: Diakomihalis (Hilton) f 2:46 Austin (Whitehall)
3rd 189: Bonsu (Baldwin) dec 7-5 Pennell (Pine Bush)
5th 189: Randall (Central Valley) dec 8-6 McDonald (Orchard Park)
7th 189: Berisha (Fox Lane) maj 9-1 Rettig (Ward Melville)

Finals 215: Sorenson Homer) dec 4-2 Gallo (Minisink)
3rd 215: Sibble (Bolivar) dec 5-3 Insogna (Ballston Spa)
5th 215: Duhancik (Stratford) dec 3-2 Velasquez (MacArthur)
7th 215: Diorio (Ponaganset) fft over Day (Salem)

Finals 285: Monchery (Middletown) f 1:08 Regis (East Islip)
3rd 285: Groncki (Mohonason) f 1:30 Adjindoski (Danbury)
5th 285: Ormond (New Paltz) fft over Nixon (Pittsford)
7th 285: Carlsen (Lancaster) f 2:26 DeEntremont (Goshen)

Girls Finals 100: Wylie (Port Jervis) f 1:29 Kelner (Arlington)
Girls 3rd 100: Perro (Noble) f 3:41 Severen (Bethpage)

Girls Finals 107: Peterson (Islip) f 4:49 Pauls (Minisink)
Girls 3rd 107: Elson (Riverdale) 2:51 Gonzales (Fallsburg)

Girls Finals 114: Foufas (Mepham) dec 3-2 Sibble (Bolivar)
Girls 3rd 114: Tittlebach (Saugerties) f 2:52 Filip (MV)

Girls Finals 120: Brooke Tarshis (Pine Bush) f :58 Alyss Reed (Port Jervis)
Girls 3rd 120: Diaz (Seaford) dec 7-0 Robinson (Martin Luther)

Girls Finals 126: Frost (Tamarac) f 3:26 Viera (Rocky Point)
Girls 3rd 126: Rywolt (Stratford) dec 5-2 Bonilla (Great Neck)

Girls Finals 132: Griffith (Gouverneur) f :54 Retell (Tamarac)
Girls 3rd 132: Demetroulas (Putnam Valley) dec 6-0 Robles (Mepham)

Girls Finals 138: Westerberg (Waterloo) dec 7-2 Lints (Duanesburg)
Girls 3rd 138: Evans (West Senaca) f 3:00 DeGroff (Warsaw)

Girls Finals 145: Cuyler (Brentsville) dec 8-6 DeLong (Fair Haven)
Girls 3rd 145: Shepardson (Little Falls) f 4:14 Garcia (White Plains)

Girls Finals 165: Ofri Axman (Bronx) dq over Allen (Middletown)
Girls 3rd 165: Kip (Liberty) dec 7-5 Torres (Pine Bush)

Semifinals:
102: Sheridan (Hauppauge) vs Kellison-Neglia (Newfane)
102: Merli (NFA) dec 9-3 Edwards (Frontier)

110: Magnano (SWR) dec 6-2 Noto (Honeoye Falls)
110: Gursoy (Midwood) vs Sanati (Brentsville)

118: Marlow (Northport) maj 11-1 Perez (Ponaganset)
118: Devins (Saranac) dec 6-4 Gummow (Indian River)

126: Joyce (Ponaganset) maj 11-2 Reynolds (Niagara Falls)
126: Manfredi (Herricks) dec 4-3 Crumpler (Niagara Falls)

132: Fahrbach (Mt. Sinai) dec 4-3 Carlin (Burnt Hills)
132: Kwaak (Brentwood) dec 6-5 Spaulding (Honeoye Falls)

138: Noto (Honeoye Falls) dec 3-1 LaPlante (Starpoint)
138: LaMorte (Rocky Point) dec 3-0 Brown (Monroe Woodbury)

145: Catrabone (Williamsville NE) dec 7-5 Hicks (Fonda)
145: Hood (Ponaganset) f 3:51 Masch (RCK)

152: Volpe (Hauppauge) dec 3-2 Liess (Sem)
152: Stewart (Attica) dec 5-1 Way (Gouverneur)

160: LaPlante (Starpoint) tf 16-1 Forte (Clarke)
160: Reall (Ponaganset) fft Mattei (Herricks)

172: Woodward (Canisteo) dec 10-8 Knapp (Algonquin)
172: Filip (Minisink) maj 17-8 Szerlip (Nyack)

189: Diakomihalis (Hilton) dec 9-3 Pennell (Pine Bush)
189: Austin (Whitehall) f 2:57 McDonald (Orchard Park)

215: Sorenson (Homer) maj 9-0 Duhancik (Strafford)
215: Gallo (Minisink) f 5:13 Sibble (Bolivar)

285: Regis (East Islip) f :29 Ormond (New Paltz)
285: Monchery (Middletown) dec 5-0 Adjindowski (Danbury)

Consi of 4 – Section 9 Wrestlers:
102: Soto (NFA) dec 4-0 Pote (Danbury)
110: Satriano (Valley Central) dec 5-3 Keeney (Ballston Spa)
118: Futia (Wallkill) dec 4-1 Liam English (Colbeskill)
160: Gregory (Ballston Spa) dec 5-4 Reed (Cornwall)
285: Nixon (Pittsford) f 3:55 DeEntremont (Goshen)

Consi Semis – Section 9 Wrestlers:
102: Soto (NFA) vs Edwards (Frontier)
110: Satriano (VC) vs Noto (Honeyoe Falls)
118: Futia (Wallkill) vs Perez (Ponaganset)
138: Brown (MW) vs Montalvo (Amsterdam)

Quarterfinals:
102: Sheridan (Hauppauge) dec 5-3 Pote (Danbury)
102: Kellison-Neglia (Newfane) maj 12-4 Soto (NFA)
102: Edwards (Frontier) f 3:14 Barrientos (Starpoint)
102: Merli (NFA) dec 3-0 Andreula (Long Beach)

110: Noto (Honeoye Falls) dec 3-2 Soto (Danbury)
110: Mangano (SWR) dec 5-3 O’Brien (Locust Valley)
110: Sanati (Brentsville) dec 4-2 Satriano (Valley Central)
110: Gursoy (Midwood) dec 6-2 Keeney (Ballston Spa)

118: Marlow (Northport) dec 6-1 Tornambe (Yorktown)
118: Perez (Ponaganset) inj def Campbell (Copiague)
118: Gummow (Indian River) dec 1-0 Mahoney (New Fairfield)
118: Devins (Saranac) dec 5-1 Ramirez (Mahopac)

126: Joyce (Ponaganset) f 1:07 Tripaldi (New Fairfield)
126: Reynolds (Niagara Falls) dec 3-0 McKissik-Staley (Pittsford)
126: Crumpler (Niagara Falls) dec 2-0 J. Clem (Wantagh)
126: Manfredi (Herricks) maj 14-2 Winseman (Honeoye Falls)

132: Fahrbach (Mt. Sinai) dec 7-2 Reed (Central Valley)
132: Carlin (Burnt Hills) dec 6-2 Buttery (Newfane)
132: Kwaak (Brentwood) maj 9-0 Giugliano (Miller Place)
132: Spaulding (Honeoye Falls) dec 11-7 Grimsley (Lowville)

138: Nick Noto (Honeoye Falls) 14-3 Stroud (Brentsville)
138: LaPlante (Starpoint) dec 5-4 Montalvo (Amsterdam)
138: Nick LaMorte (Rocky Point) dec 8-4 Bonasera (Wantagh)
138: Brown (Monroe Woodbury) tf 18-3 Greco (Warwick)

145: Catrabone (Williamsville NE) f 1:09 Carlin (Burnt Hills)
145: Hicks (Fonda) f 2:51 Tyler (Brentsville)
145: Masch (RCK) dec 8-6 McMullen (Bethpage)
145: Hood (Ponaganset) dec 4-3 Leverich (Smithtown)

152: Steward (Attica) tf 17-1 Wheet (Central Valley)
152: Way (Gouverneur) dec 2-1 Bogie (Eagle Academy)
152: Volpe (Hauppauge) dec 7-1 Tansay (Collegiate Academy)
152: Liess (Wyoming Seminary) dec 5-1 Foster (Verona)

160: Forte (Clarke) dec 10-8 sv Reed (Cornwall)
160: Laplante (Starpoint) dec 5-1 Gregory (Ballston Spa)
160: Mattei (Herricks) dec 8-6 Baccala (Ponaganset)
160: Reall (Ponaganset) dec 7-1 Degl (Iona Prep)

172: Woodward (Canisteo Greenwood) f 1:19 Iaquinto (Danbury)
172: Knapp (Algonquin) dec 8-4 Marchesseault (Ponaganset)
172: Filip (Minisink) f 4:58 Cunningham (Miller Place)
172: Szerlip (Nyack) f 1:59 Corwin (Wantagh)

189: Diakomihalis (Hilton) f 1:03 Tibbs (Middletown)
189: Pennell (Pine Bush) f 4:54 Berisha (Fox Lane)
189: McDonald (Orchard Park) dec 4-0 Pinto (Chaminade)
189: Austin (Whitehall) dec 4-3 Randall (Central Valley)

215: Sorenson (Homer) f 2:39 Jones (Mt. Markham)
215: Duancik (Stratford) f 5:56 Diorio (Ponaganset)
215: Sibble (Bolivar) dec 3-1 Day (Salem)
215: Gallo (Minisink) f :52 Insogna (Ballston Spa)

285: Regis (East Islip) dq Bradley (Middletown)
285: Ormond (New Paltz) dec 5-3 Solano (Eagle Academy)
285: Adjindoski (Danbury) dec 4-1 Traynor (New Fairfield)
285: Monchery (Middletown) f 2:58 Groncki (Mohonasen)

Consi Rd 8 #1 – Section 9 Wrestlers:
118: Futia (Wallkill) maj 14-4 Barrientos (Starpoint)
145: Havens (Canisteo) dec 6-2 Greiner (Minisink)
172: Venables (Carmel) dec 4-3 Cavallo (Cornwall)
189: Kwyzwanos (Stafford) dec 4-1 Scott (Cornwall)
215: Oosterom (Port Jervis) f 3:44 Furst (Cornwall)
285: DeEntremont (Goshen) f 3:18 Gove (Minisink)

Consi Rd 8 #2 (Blood Round) – Section 9 Wrestlers:
102: Soto (NFA) f 4:49 Barber (Commack)
110: Satriano (Valley Central) dec 6-0 Hood (Ponaganset)
118: Futia (Wallkill) dec 10-6 Ramirez (Mahopac)
138: Dimen (Sem) f 4:25 Greco (Warwick)
160: Reed (Cornwall) f 2:26 Ricci (Victor)
189: Bonsu (Baldwin) f 3:43 Tibbs (Middletown)
215: Day (Salem) Oosterom (Port Jervis)
285: DeEntremont (Goshen) fft over Bradley (Middletown)

2023 Eastern States Classic – Day 1 Results for Section 9 Wrestlers

Below are the results for every Section 9 wrestler. All results from the quarters, semis, and finals will be posted separately tomorrow. Complete brackets can be found on FloWrestling -> Brackets -> Eastern States Classic.

Round 64:
118: Futia (Wallkill) maj 11-2 Souto (South Side)
118: Schmitz (Hamburg) dec 11-6 Uhrig (MV)
118: Gummow (Indian River) dec 9-3 Giumarra (Cornwall)
126: Racz (Minisink) dec 7-0 Griffin (Garden City)
126: Schriberg (Locust Valley) f 1:54 Harrison (Port Jervis)
126: Spaulding (Honeoye Falls) f 2:50 Urena (Pine Bush)
126: Gardella (Norwalk) f :48 Valicenti (Cornwall)
126: Adams (Calhoun) tf 20-3 Banda (Wallkill)
126: Simons (Hilton) f 3:38 Javorsky (Monroe Woodbury)
126: Massaro (St. Joes) f 1:58 Sullivan (Minisink)
126: Perales (Goshen) dec 6-3 Seymour (Saranac)
126: Ragavanis (Commack) dec 9-3 Petzold (Warwick)
132: Grembocki (Shen) f 2:29 Roger (Middletown)
132: Clancy (Saranac) f 1:34 Pennell (Pine Bush)
145: Coiteux (New Paltz) tf 16-1 Nocca (Horace Greeley)
145: Brady (Goshen) dec 4-3 Leiss (McQuaid)

Round 32:
102: Testa (Hilton) f :17 McNally (Pine Bush)
102: Soto (NFA) inj def 1:17 Fortugno (Briarcliff)
102: Lucinski (Newfance) dec 7-6 Futia (Wallkill)
102: Hasely (Starpoint) f 2:50 Vass (Valley Central)
102: Merli (NFA) dec 6-1 Callahan (Rocky Point)
110: Mangano (Shoreham) f 1:37 O’Lena (Port Jervis)
110: Euceda (Brentwood) md 9-1 Judd (Warwick)
118: Futia (Wallkill) f 4:58 Whitely (Burnt Hills)
118: Tornambe (Yorktown) dec 7-1 Piazza (MW)
118: Dobbins (Plainedge) dec 3-1 Boice (Minisink)
118: Clem (Wantagh) tf 15-0 Duffy (Pine Bush)
126: Joyce (Ponaganset) f :17 Racz (Minisink)
126: Bishop (Tamarac) dec 7-0 Perales (Goshen)
132: Buttery (Newfane) dec 4-3 Tresch (Minisink)
138: Stroud (Brentsville) f :28 Caoili (Cornwall)
138: Hadoulis (Massapequa) dec 3-0 Norris (Middletown)
138: McKernan (Minisink) dec 4-0 Edward R Murrow)
138: Bonacera f 1:28 Theodore (Port Jervis)
138 Greco (Warwick) dec 8-4 Fatone (Warwick)
138: Brown (MW) f 1:08 Welcome (Averill Park)
145: Catrabone (Williamsville NE) f 1:10 Curreri (Port Jervis)
145: Hicks (Fonda) maj 12-1 Filip (Minisink)
145: McMullen (Bethpage) f 1:35 Coiteux (New Paltz)
145: Masch (RCK) dec 9-4 Brady (Goshen)
145: Greiner (Minisink) maj 8-0 Hoffman (Kellenburg)
152: Stewart (Batavia) f 1:00 Cosgrove (Cornwall)
152: Cuppett (New Paltz) f 2:51 Bevilaque (Chaminade)
160: Reed (Cornwall) f 2:38 Hamilton (Ithaca)
160: Ricci (Victor) f 3:03 Martini (Wallkill)
160: Reall (Ponaganset) f 3:52 Morgan (Minisink)
172: Filip (Minisink) f 1:06 Saito (Edgemont)
172: Cavallo (Cornwall) tf 17-2 Anfossi (Long Beach)
189: Rettig (Ward Mellville) dec 5-0 Scott (Cornwall)
189: Austin (Whitehall) f :51 Loundsbury (Minisink)
215: Furst (Cornwall) f 2:53 Pendergrass (Levittown)
215: Oosterom (Port Jervis) f :59 Thompson (Victor)
215: Diorio (Ponaganset) f 6:00 Rekuc (Ellenville)
215: Gallo (Minisink) f :10 Barrett (Rocky Point)
285: Bradley (Middletown) f 3:54 D’avanzo (Massapequa)
285: DeEntremont (Goshen) dec 4-1 Petzold (Plainedge)
285: Gove (Minisink) f 1:55 Page (Kellenburg)

Round 16:
102: Soto (NFA) dec 19-12 Graulau (Mohonasen)
102: Merli (NFA) tf 17-2 Haseley (Starpoint)
110: Satriano (VC) f 4:32 Euceda (Brentwood)
118: Marlow (Northport) f 4:21 Futia (Wallkill)
138: Bonasera (Wantagh) f 4:25 McKernan (Minisink)
138: Greco (Warwick) dec 8-4 Koppers (Rush Henrietta)
138: Brown (Monroe Woodbury) f :34 Wolf (Farmingdale)
145: Leverich (Smithtown West) dec 6-3 Greiner (Minisink)
152: Wheet (Central Valley) f 5:03 Cuppett (New Paltz)
160: Reed (Cornwall) tf 18-3 Jacobs (Farrell) …Tyler’s 100th career win!
172: Filip (Minisink) f 3:12 Cavallo (Cornwall)
189: Tibbs (Middletown) maj 17-5 Gallagher (Chaminade)
189: Pennell (Pine Bush) f 1:16 Aguire (McQuaid)
215: Sorenson (Homer) f 1:01 Furst (Cornwall)
215: Jones (Mt. Markam) f 1:21 Oosterom (Port Jervis)
215: Sibble (Bolivar) f 2:00 Fratz (Highland)
215: Gallo (Minisink) f 1:31 Johnson (Fordham)
285: Bradley (Middletown) f 3:33 Radar (Victor)
285: Ormond (New Paltz) dec 10-5 Rosa (Farrell)
285: Traynor (New Fairfield) f 2:29 DeEntremont (Goshen)
285: Adjidonski (Danbury) dec 6-1 Gove (Minisink Valley)
285: Monchery (Middletown) f :41 Nixon (Pittsford)

2023 Eastern States Classic

The 2023 Eastern States Classic is here! After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the tournament is back, and it is as strong as ever! This year’s ESC is once again at SUNY Sullivan and takes place on Friday 1/13 and Saturday 1/14. Tournament updates will be provided here throughout the tournament. Below are a few links to useful information! Looking forward to another great Eastern States Classic!!!

Tournament Tickets: click here
Watch Live on FloWrestling: https://flosports.link/3jDVF8o

Tournament Schedule: click here
Boys Tournament Preview: click here
Girls Tournament Preview by Matt Diano from NYWN: click here

2023 ESC Tournament Program

2023 Section 9 Duals

Day 2 – January 11, 2023
Division 1 and Division 2 @ Minisink Valley High School

Division 1 Semifinal – 5:00 Minisink Valley 49 Monroe Woodbury 16
Division 1 Semifinal – 5:00 Cornwall 1 Middletown 0 – Middletown inadvertently put out wrestler who was up 2 weight classes from his weigh-in weight. By rule, Cornwall wins 1-0.

Division 1 Finals – mat 1 – Minisink Valley 52 Cornwall 12
Division 2 Finals – mat 2 – Saugerties 48 Red Hook 25

The Division 1 and Division 2 champions of the Section 9 Duals will represent Section 9 at the NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Championships on Saturday, January 28th at the SRC Arena and Events Center in Syracuse!

2023 NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Championships

Day 1 – Tuesday January 10, 2023
Division 1 – Newburgh Free Academy location

Round of 16
Minisink Valley – bye
Newburgh Free Academy 56 Valley Central 12
Monroe Woodbury 59 Kingston 12
Warwick 51 FDR-Hyde Park 22

Quarterfinals – 7:30
Minisink Valley 54 Newburgh Free Academy 14
Monroe Woodbury 48 Warwick 18

Day 1 – Tuesday January 10, 2023
Division 1 – Wallkill location

Round of 16
Middletown 64 Beacon 9
Goshen 43 Washingtonville 24
Cornwall 54 Pine Bush 15
Wallkill – bye

Quarterfinals – 7:30
Middletown 42 Goshen 24
Cornwall 33 Wallkill 29

Day 1 – Tuesday January 10, 2023
Division 2 @ Port Jervis High School

Quarterfinals
Port Jervis 48 Highland 30
Saugerties 64 Onteora 6
Chester 39 New Paltz 33
Red Hook 51 Our Lady of Lourdes 15

Semifinals – 7:30
Saugerties 42 Port Jervis 26
Red Hook 48 Chester 28

Week 6 Tournaments and Results

Saturday January 6, 2023

Eric D’Agnese Memorial Somers Tournament
Middletown Results:
Middletown’s tourney squad headed to the Somers for their Eric D’Agnese Memorial tourney and finished 3rd! The Middies were led by tournament champion and MOW Rahmiere Bradley who took Gold at 285! Joining him atop the podium was DJ Aviles who won the title at 132!
The other Middletown top-6 place winners were:
102: Andrew Smith – 5th
118: Jared Lupian – 5th
215: Julani Graham -4th
Our Lady of Lourdes Results:
Matt Krauza was crowned champion at 189 at the Somers Tournament!
189: Matthew Krauza – 1st
102: Bryce Reilly – 6th
138: Connor Wilson – 5th
Beacon Results:
126: 3rd-Brandon Martinez-Hardy
160: 5th- Brody Timm
189: 5th- Alex Khalil
215: 2nd- Jayden Calloway

Russ Cordell Tournament
Saugerties came in 6th place as a team and crowned one champion as Christian Hockx won the title at 160 pounds! Also placing in the top 6 for the Sawyers were Anthony Denier (4th), Vance Dyke (6th), Isaiah Hockx (5th), James Burns (3rd) and Zane Grant (6th).

Jamie Mormile Invitational
Red Hook took 6th and Chester 8th in the team race! Section 9 had one champion in Michael Franco from Chester who earned gold at 145 pounds!
Section 9 Top 6 Placewinners:
118: Ewen Celestine (Red Hook) – 4th
126: Rian Kirker (Red Hook) – 3rd
132: Shane Cranna (Red Hook) – 6th
138: Brenon Thiel (Onteora) – 5th
145: Mike Franco (Chester) – 1st, Steve Blakely (Ont) – 3rd, Jon Melitski (RH) – 4th
152: Christian Totman (Red Hook) – 6th
160: Marcus Colon (Chester) – 5th
172: Riley Hegeman (Onteora) – 6th
189: Akil Williams (Chester) – 2nd, Cole Nelson (Red Hook) – 5th
215: Jorge Reyes (Liberty) – 5th
285: Luke Daniels (Red Hook) – 3rd, Eric Sabino (Chester) – 6th
Section 9 Results by Team:
Red Hook Chester Onteora Liberty

Stan Elinsky Wrestling Tournament
Section 9 crowned 4 individual champions and had Pine Bush finish 3rd in the team race at the Stan Elinsky Tournament! Port Jervis had two champs in Chalie Wylie (102) and Matt Oosterom (215). Pine Bush also had two champs in James Duffy (118) and Braydon Pennell (189).
Section 9 Top 6 Placewinners:
102: Charlie Wylie (PJ) – 1st, Gabriel McNalley (PB) – 5th
118: James Duffy (PB) – 1st, Alyssa Reed (PJ) – 3rd, Nick Laskowski (RV) – 4th
126: Richard Urena (PB) – 2nd, Justin Harrison (PJ) – 5th
132: Logan Pennell (PB) – 3rd, Danny Trojan (PB) – 6th
138: Maddox Mouangkhou (PB) – 6th
152: Ethan Conrow (PB) – 2nd
189: Braydon Pennell (PB) – 1st, Micah King (RV) – 6th
215: Matt Oosterom (PJ) – 1st, Sullivan Toback (PB) – 6th
285: Gregory Florin (PB) – 2nd, Edwar Ponce (Falls) – 3rd
Section 9 Results by Team:
Pine Bush Port Jervis Rondout Valley Fallsburg Tri-Valley

RCK Mat Wars
Section 9 Top 6 Placewinners:
102: Lorenzo Caserto (Marlboro) – 2nd
118: Trevor Coates (Highland) – 4th
126: Bradley Gatto (Highland) – 3rd
152: Quinn Jones (Highland) – 5th
160: Gunnar Smith (Highland) – 4th
215: Danny Fratz (Highland) – 3rd

Wildcat Varsity Tournament
Round 1
Monroe Woodbury 61 Tappan Zee 12
Goshen 40 Yorktown 27
Warwick 57 Clarkstown South 18
Newburgh 48 Suffern 20
Round 2
Warwick 42 Tappan Zee 30
Middletown 60 Pearl River 12
Monroe 57 Suffern 12
Newburgh 60 Clarkstown South
Round 3
Monroe Woodbury 42 Pear River 16
Goshen 52 Clarkstown South 18
Middletown 48 Suffern 18
Newburgh Free Academy 45 Yorktown 28
Round 4
Suffern 33 Warwick 27
Middletown 57 Yorktown 12
Newburgh Free Academy 35 Pearl River 30
Goshen 40 Tappan Zee 33
Round 5
Warwick 36 Yorktown 35
Middletown 48 Tappan Zee 26
Monroe 70 Clarkstown South 0
Goshen 36 Pearl River 35
Round 6
Newburgh Free Academy 61 Tappan Zee 6
Goshen 37 Suffern 27
Monroe Woodbury 61 Yorktown 6
Middletown 69 Clarkstown South 6
Warwick vs Pearl River

Saratoga Invitational
Valley Central’s Luke Satriano wins the 110-pound title with a dominating performance over a returning state place winner. Satriano defeated an extremely tough Ralph Keeney from Ballston Spa 11-1 in the finals. Keeley placed 5th in NYS D1 last year! 102-pounder EJ Vass placed 3rd for VC and Richie Degon placed 5th at 126!

All Valley Central Results

Preview – 2023 Eastern States Classic

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, The Eastern States Classic is BACK!!! SUNY Sullivan will once again serve host to the ESC which will take place on Friday 1/13 and Saturday 1/14. Although the vast majority of the wrestlers are from New York, this year’s tournament will have wrestlers from eight states – NY, NJ, PA, CT, MA, RI, ME, and VA! Let’s take a look at a weight class by weight class breakdown of the 2023 Eastern States Classic!

Dunia Sibomana
2022 NYS D1 Champ

102 Pounds
The lightweights are always an exciting weight class to follow at the ESC and this year will be no exception. One of the favorites at 102 is returning NYS D1 champion Dunia Sibomana from Long Beach. Dunia has three losses this year – all at the Beast of the East where he placed 8th. One of his wins at the Beast was against NFA’s Cooper Merli who will definitely be in contention here as will Hauppauge’s Connor Sheridan who went 1-2 in Albany last year. Merli is the defending S9 champ at 102 and made it to the blood round in Albany last year. 102 is deep this year at ESC! Others we need to watch here include Jack Silfies from Wyoming Seminary, William Soto from NFA, Jaron Barrientos from Starpoint, Brayden Kellison-Neglia from Newfane, Vincent Graulau from Mohonasen, Ethan Andreula from Long Beach, Christian Pote from Danbury, and Cullen Edwards from Frontier.

Luke Satriano from Valley Central finished 4th in NYS in 2022

110 Pounds
Luke Satriano from Valley Central finished 4th in NYS D1 last season and is one of the favorites at 110 at this year’s Eastern States Classic. Satriano is undefeated thus far this season and just turned in a very impressive performance where he won the title and majored a nationally ranked wrestler, Raekwon Shabazz, in the finals! Like all of the weight classes at the ESC, 110 has no shortage of talent. Christopher Noto from Honeoye Falls-Lima placed 3rd in the NYS D2 tournament last year and his only loss this year has been a 2-1 utb loss to last year’s 102 D1 state finalist Ryan Ferrara at the Windsor Tournament. Another favorite at this weight will be D2 hammer Gavin Mangano from Shoreham Wading River. Mangano is undefeated this season and has wins over Keeney from Ballston Spa and Mangialino from Comsewogue who are going to 110-pound contenders this year! PSAL’s Evin Gursoy will also contend here. Gursoy placed 3rd in NYS last year and he is currently undefeated in 2022-2023. Ralph Keeney from Ballston Spa and Mason Mangialino from Comsewogue both placed in the state tournament last year and will be contenders here as will Jared Hood from Ponaganset, a Rhode Island state champion last year! Wyoming Seminary has two entries here who could be in the mix in Wyatt Fry who is ranked #6 in the middle school rankings and Hayden Haber who went 1-2 at the Beast of the East. Let’s also keep an eye on Brady Oulette from Noble, ME, Jason Euceda from Brentwood, and Deydon Soto from Danbury, CT.

Northport’s Matt Marlow was a NYS champion at 118 in 2022

118 Pounds
With no less than a dozen returning state place winners registered, 118 is going to be a meat grinder of a weight class! Let’s start with the returning, and currently undefeated, D1 and D2 state champions who are entered here – Matt Marlow from D1 Northport and Talan Hubbard from D2 Homer. Marlow has mowed through the competition thus far this year with only one victory not earning bonus points while Hubbard has been tested a few times yet still has an unblemished record in 2022-2023. Marlow and Hubbard are not the only state champions entered here – Joseph Mahoney from New Fairfield is going to make sure that people understand that a CT state crown carries some weight! Anthony Clem from Wantagh will definitely have something to say about the outcome of this bracket. Clem placed 4th in NYS D1 last season, and he is having a great year with his only losses coming at the Beast of the East and up at 126 to fellow Long Island hammer Ray Adams. One of his closest wins came via a 4-2 decision over Sean Campbell from Copiague who is definitely going to go deep at this year’s ESC. Gene Edwards from Central Valley Academy is going to open some eyes here too. Edwards placed 5th in NYS D2 last year and is having a great season sporting an unblemished record. Gabe English from Cobleskill-Richmondville placed 2nd in NYS D2 last season and can’t be overlooked and the same should be said for twin brother Liam who placed 7th in Albany in 2022. A few others to watch here include state placers Dillon Arrick from Arlington, Tyler Whitely from Burnt Hills, Jacob McVige from Honeoye Falls-Lima, Ryan Devins from Saranac, Shane Meenaghan from Chaminade, and Joe Tornambe from Yorktown. Shane Dobbins from Plainedge is worth keeping an eye on too – he’s tough! Section 9 has a handful of tough wrestlers entered here who will be looking to get on the podium in Rocco Futia from Wallkill, Nick Weeden from Valley Central, Wyatt Boice and JoJo Uhrig from Minisink Valley and Marco Piazza from Monroe Woodbury.

Max Gallagher is ranked in the top-5 nationally by both Flo and MatScouts

126 Pounds
This weight has two nationally ranked wrestlers in the bracket so let’s start there. Max Gallagher from Bayport-Bluepoint was the NYS D2 champion last year and is currently ranked #5 in the nation by Flo and #4 by MatScouts. Gallagher, who will wrestle for Penn next year, placed 4th at this year’s Ironman and 3rd at the 2020 Eastern States Classic. The other nationally ranked stud registered at 126 is Jacob Joyce from Ponaganset, RI. Joyce is a 2X Rhode Island state champ and a 3X state finalist who will be attending Stanford in the Fall. This is definitely not a two-horse race though – just ask Joe Manfredi from Herricks! Manfredi is a 2X NYS D1 finalist and was the 2022 NYS champion at 110 pounds. Manfredi has been wrestling at 138 and 145 all season and is undefeated with every win being either a pin or technical fall. Not to be outdone by brother Anthony, Wantagh junior Joe Clem will also make some noise at the ESC this year. Clem, who placed 3rd in NYS D1 last year, is having an awesome year with his only two losses coming at the Beast of the East! Jaden Crumpler from Niagara Falls can do very well here along with his teammate Amarfio Reynolds – both placed in NYS last year! Ray Adams from Calhoun placed 4th in NYS last year and he’s having a great 2022-2023 campaign as is Andrew Spaulding from Honeoye Falls-Lima who was a D2 state runner-up last season. Others to watch here include Theo Townsend from Brentsville, VA, Cameron Hinchcliff from Ballston Spa, Dylan Sherman from Fairfield, CT, Cody Marchand from Noble, ME, and Nathan Sayers from Xavieran Brothers, MA.

Beast of the East Champion
Tyler Knox

132 Pounds
This will be a very competitive weight at the 2023 ESC however the clear favorite on paper is Tyler Knox from St. John’s Prep, MA. Knox is a 2X MA state champ, a New England champ, and the 2022 Beast of the East champion. Knox, who will wrestle for Stanford next year, is currently ranked #13 in the nation according to Flo and #6 by MatScouts. Two of the wrestlers expected to challenge Knox for the title here hail from Long Island – Jason Kwaak and Brayden Fahrbach. Kwaak is a sophomore from Brentwood who placed 3rd in NYS D1 last year and is currently undefeated this season. Fahrbach, also undefeated thus far this season, is a junior at Mt. Sinai who placed 2nd in NYS D2 last season and 3rd in 2020. Liam Carlin from Burnt Hills and Michael Giugliano from Millers Place are having great season and will definitely contend here as will Newfane sophomore Aiden Gillings who is a 2X state place winner in the D2 tournament. Other former state place winners to keep an eye on here are Kaden Dustin from Noble, MA, Dylan Devine from Schalmont, Patrick Grimsey from Lowville, Jazz Spaulding from Honeoye Falls-Lima, Jesse Defonce from Danbury, CT, and Cooper Reed from Central Valley Academy. Minisink Valley sophomore Anthony Tresch has three losses this year – two at Ironman and one at Kittatinny to nationally ranked Luke Stanich. Tresch can open some eyes here as may AJ Didas from Clarence, and Joseph Joyce from Ponaganset, RI.

Jordan Brown (r) squares off with PJ Duke last year! Brown could win it all at this year’s ESC at 138!

138 Pounds
This is going to be a great weight to follow with at least four wrestlers with a legitimate chance to come out on top on Saturday night! Let’s start with our local wrestler Jordan Brown from Monroe Woodbury. JB is a 2X NYS D1 place winner and he is having a great season. He is currently undefeated in 2022-2023 and has a 7-2 win over state placer and wrestler to watch here, Renso Montalvo from Amsterdam. Another contender here is Nick Noto from Honeoye Falls-Lima. Noto is a 3X NYS D2 place winner and is currently having a great season. Noto has three losses on the season, but all three losses are by decision to excellent wrestlers – Cameron Catrabone, Casper Stewart, and Caden Bellis. Noto had a win over 2022 state place winner Gabe Goss from Burnt Hills who is also in this bracket and will do well! Wyoming Seminary has a very tough kid entered here in Matt Dimen. The PA sophomore made it to the blood round at the Beast of the East tournament. Another title hopeful here is Nick Lamorte from Rocky Point. Lamorte, who placed 4th in NYS D1 last year, is undefeated this year and rolled through the competition at the Mid-Hudson. Section 9 has a few other wrestlers to keep an eye on here – Alex Greco from Warwick is a 2X Section 9 champ and a former state place winner while Zak McKernan from Minisink Valley is a 2022 state qualifier who is having an outstanding season! We also can’t look past Griffin LaPlante from Starpoint who placed 5th in NYS last season and just went 2-2 at the ultra-competitive Powerade tournament. A few others to watch here include Thomas Bock from New Fairfield, CT, Max Watson from Iona Prep, Cameron Mayfield from Eagle Academy, and Jackson Stroud from Brentsville, VA.

Michigan commit Catrabone was a Powerade finalist this season!

145 Pounds
All of the weights at the Eastern States Classic will be competitive however if there is one bracket with a heavy favorite it would have to be 145. Williamsville North-East senior Cameron Catrabone is a 3X NYS D1 state place winner and is currently ranked #14 in the nation by FloWrestling and #11 by MatScouts. Catrabone just placed 2nd at Powerade where he notched a win over Vince Bouzakis in the semis. Catrabone, still only a junior, has committed to wrestle for the University of Michigan where his dad Jeff was a 3X All-American. Looking to pick off Catrabone will be 2X Maine state champion Derek Cote from Noble. Cote is currently undefeated this season as is Owen Hicks from Fonda-Fultonville-Johnstown. Hicks placed 4th in the NYS D2 tournament last season, and he has scored bonus points in every victory this season. His closest match all season was a 10-2 major over Colin Carlin from Burnt Hills who will be competitive here. Canisteo-Greenwood sophomore Colton Havens placed 6th in NYS D2 last year and is a wrestler to watch here as is Kyle Barber from Bayport Bluepoint who was a D2 state placer. Kieren Cullen from Greenville was a D2 state place winner two seasons ago so we should keep an eye on him, but we really should keep Luke Greiner from Minisink Valley on our radar! Griener was a D1 Section 9 champ last year and went 1-2 at the state tournament. He is currently 15-3 on the season with two of his losses coming at Ironman and the other being a 5-2 loss to Jordan Brown. Greiner just pinned his way through the Kittatinny tournament. One of Greiner’s losses at the state tournament last year was to Daniel Parker from Ithaca who is entered here. Parker is undefeated this year and will make some noise here at 145. A few others to watch here are Jesse VanOrden from Wantagh and Kenneth Leverich from Smithtown West.

2X Fargo All-American Casper Stewart from Attica-Batavia is one of the favorites at 152!

152 Pounds
The 152 bracket is loaded with talent and will be a great weight class to follow at the 2023 Eastern States Classic. One of the favorites at this year’s event will be Casper Stewart from Section 5. Stewart, from Attica-Batavia, is a 2X NYS D1 state place winner who is undefeated this year with quality wins over Renso Montalvo, Nick Noto, and Colton Havens. Wyoming Seminary’s Nolan Liess placed 7th at the Beast of the East a few weeks ago and he will definitely be in the hunt here. Ponaganset senior Jason Hood placed 4th in the New England tournament and will definitely be in the mix here as will Connor Gregory from Ballston Spa who placed 7th in D1 NYS last season. Gregory’s only loss this season came to the best 152-pound wrestler in the nation, PJ Duke from Minisink Valley who is out with an injury. Recent Hofstra commit Frankie Volpe from Hauppauge placed 3rd in NYS D1 last season and his only two losses this year were at Ironman so we should definitely keep our eyes on him, and let’s not forget about 2X D2 NYS state placer Sixx Cook from Central Valley Academy. Gouverneur junior Vandavian Way placed 4th in NYS D2 last year and will compete for a medal here as will Sean Tansey from the Collegiate School who was a state placer in 2022. A few others to watch here include Cole Cuppett from New Paltz, Charles Grippo from Delbarton, Devon Downes from Plainedge, and Charles Foster from Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.

Cornwall senior Tyler Reed may open some eyes at the Eastern States Classic this year!

160 Pounds
Perhaps one of the most wide-open weight classes at the 2023 ESC, 160 should provide plenty of fireworks for wrestling fans! There are several wrestlers registered here with a legitimate shot at winning the title but let’s start with Jack Forte from Clarke HS. Forte finished 3rd in NYS D1 last year and is currently undefeated in 2022-2023 with every win earning bonus points. One of the wrestlers expected to push Forte both here and in Albany is Tyler Reed from Cornwall. Reed was a state qualifier last year but seems to have taken his game to the next level this year. Reed is currently undefeated and just ran the table in a very tough weight in winning the Mid-Hudson tournament. Another wrestler to watch here is Andrew Reall from Ponaganset, RI. Reall was a RI state champ last season and a NE tournament place winner. Gage LaPlante from Starpoint is another wrestler with the potential to be the last man standing on Saturday night. LaPlante placed 7th in the D1 NYS tournament last but has level jumped this year and recently placed 8th at the very tough Powerade tournament! Joe Mattei from Herricks placed 8th at the NYS D1 tournament last year so we shouldn’t overlook him and let’s not forget about Sean Degl from Iona Prep who is only has one loss this year and that was an 8-6 decision to state placer Tansey during the opening weekend of the season. Wyoming Seminary has a very tough kid entered here in Jake Bacon who went 1-2 at the Beast of the East. A few other to watch here are Sam Ricci from Victor, Michael Syposs from Niagara Falls, and Jack Clough from Watertown.

Braidon Woodward from Canisteo-Greenwood finished 3rd in NYS D2 last season and is one of the favorites at 172!

172 Pounds
One of the top contenders at the 172 pound weight class at this year’s Eastern States Classic is Justin Soriano from Clarke HS on Long Island. Soriano placed 3rd in NYS D1 last season and is currently undefeated in his 2022-2023 campaign. Another wrestler to watch here at 172 is Braidon Woodward from Canisteo-Greenwood. Woodward placed 3rd in NYS D2 last season and is also undefeated thus far this year with every match ending in pin or technical fall. Minisink Valley senior Andrew Filip finished 4th in NYS D1 last year and his only losses this year were at Ironman. Filip will definitely contend here as will Ponaganset’s Nicholas Baccala who is a 3X Rhode Island state finalist. Rafael Knapp from Algonquin Regional, MA placed 3rd in New England and he was a NHSCA All-American so we definitely need to keep an eye on him, and we should also look out for Sam Szerlip who is mowing through competitors this season! A few others to watch here include Will Johnson from Brentsville, VA, Leo Venables from Carmel, Henry Forte from Delbarton, and Robert Cunningham from Millers Place.

Manhasset’s Eric Carlson is one of the contenders in a wide open 189-pound bracket!

189 Pounds
With Minisink Valley’s Zack Ryder a few weeks away from returning to the mat, the 189-pound weight class at the ESC is wide open! One of the favorites here has a last name that we are very familiar with – Diakomihalis. Hilton sophomore Elijah Diakomihalis placed 3rd in NYS D1 last season as a freshman and is undefeated this season with every match ending by fall or technical fall. Eric Carlson from Manhasset is another wrestler to watch here. He placed 3rd in NYS D1 last year and is also sporting a perfect record this year including the title at the Windsor tournament. Ethan Randall from Central Valley Academy placed 2nd in NYS D2 last year and is having a great season this year as is Ponaganset’s Preston Marchesseault who finished 3rd in RI last year. Section 9 has two very talented wrestlers registered here who could definitely end up on the medal stand on Saturday night. Pine Bush senior Brayden Pennell was a state qualifier last year and his only loss this year was to Andrew Filip from Minisink Valley. Middletown junior Bryson Tibbs was also a state qualifier last year and he has pinned every opponent he’s faced this season! A few others to watch at 189 this year are Alexander Berisha from Fox Lane and Kwasi Bonsu from Baldwin.

2022 NYS D1 champion Ethan Gallo is one of the favorites at 215!

215 Pounds
This weight class has no shortage of talent, but all signs point to a showdown between last year’s D1 NYS champion Ethan Gallo squaring off with last year’s D2 NYS champion Sam Sorenson! Gallo, a senior from Minisink Valley, is currently ranked 11th in the nation by Flo and 17th by MatScouts is having a tremendous senior season! He placed 5th at the Ironman and dominated everyone at the Kittatinny tournament. Sorenson, a senior from Homer High School in Section 3, is also undefeated this year and won the title at the Windsor tournament a few weeks ago. By no means is 215 going to be a two-horse race at this year’s Eastern States Classic! Trent Sibble from Bolivar-Richburg was a state finalist last year narrowly losing to Sorenson and he is having an awesome 2022-2023 which includes a win over 285 hammer Stephan Monchery. Darrien Insogna from Ballston Spa will definitely contend here. Insogna has only one blemish on his record this year – a 6-1 loss to Gallo during the first weekend of the season. The state of Connecticut is well represented in this bracket with James Duhancik from Stratford and Jhonnyel Ramirez from Danbury who finished 2nd and 4th respectively last year in the CT state tournament. Matt Oosterom from Port Jervis has been dominating opponents this year and will definitely be in the mix as will Evan Day from Salem-Cambridge, Matt Caldwell from Starpoint, Ben Velsquez from MacArthur, Dominic Jones fromMount Markam, and Gavin Furst from Cornwall.

State placer Stephan Monchery is one of the favorites to win it all at the 2023 ESC!

285 Pounds
Some of the most memorable finals matches in the history of the Eastern States Classic have come from the heavyweights! This year has the potential to add to that legacy. Two of the best D1 285-pound wrestlers in NYS this year, Sebastian Regis and Stephan Monchery are entered here. Regis, a junior from East Islip placed 2nd in NYS D1 last season and he is undefeated this season. Monchery, a junior from Middletown, has suffered one loss this year, an 8-4 decision to Trent Sibble during the first weekend of the season. They say that styles make matches, and this bout can potentially become another instant heavyweight classic from the ESC! Connecticut has two state placers entered here. Doug Trainor from New Fairfield finished 2nd in CT last year while Nuh Adjindoski from Danbury placed 3rd. Christian Solano from Eagle Academy-Bronk was a D2 NYS place winner last year and we also should keep an eye on Gabe Garibaldi from Iona Prep who is having a great season. A few others to watch here include Logan Ormond from New Paltz, Aiden DeEntremont from Goshen, and Ty Radar from Victor.

2023 Eastern States Classic – Schedule, Tickets, and Link to FloWrestling

The 2023 Eastern States Classic is a week away! The tournament has been cancelled the past two seasons due to COVID, but it’s back this year and back with a vengeance!! Approximately 530 wrestlers…Over 150 schools…8 states…3 nationally ranked programs….12 nationally ranked wrestlers! Let’s do this!!

Dates: Friday January 13th & Saturday January 14th
Location: SUNY Sullivan, Loch Sheldrake, NY
Tickets: Tickets are available through TicketLeap
FloWrestling: 2023 ESC can be viewed through this link on FloWrestling

Day 1 Schedule
10:20 – Round of 64
11:25 – Round of 32
3:45 – Consolation Round 1 (Rd 64 & Rd 32 losers)
4:45 – Round 16 & Consolation Round 2 (Rd 32 losers)
7:15 – Consolation Round 3 (Rd 16 losers)
10:00 – Approximate end time
At the end of Day 1, 16 wrestlers will return in each weight class – 8 in the winner’s bracket and 8 in the consolation bracket

Any bout number under 1000 will be wrestled on Friday. Any bout number 1000 or higher will be wrestled on Saturday.

Day 2 Schedule
9:15 – Quarterfinals (mats 1,2,3,4,7)
9:15 – Consi Round 4 (mats 5,8,9) – Consi Rd 3 winners versus each other
10:45 – Consolation Round 5 – Quarterfinals losers vs Consi Rd 4 winners
12:00 – Girls Outbracket (mats 7,8,9)
12:15 – Girls Quarterfinals (mats 7,8,9)
1:00 – Semifinals (mats 1,2,3)
1:00 – Consi Round 6 (mats 4,5,6) – Consi Rd 5 winners versus each other
1:15 – Girls Consolation Round 1 (mats 7,8,9) – Outbracket losers
2:00 – Girls Semifinals (mats 7,8,9)
2:45 – Girls Consolation Round 2 (mats 7,8,9) – Quarterfinals losers

2:45 – Consi Semifinals (mats 4,5,6) and 7th/8th matches (mats 1,2,3)
3:10 – Girls Consolation Semifinals (mats 7,8,9)
4:15 – Medal Rounds
Mat 1 – Finals
Mat 2 – Girls Finals
Mat 3 – 3rd/4th Place matches
Mat 4 – 5th/6th Place matches
Mat 7 – Girls 3rd/4th Place matches

Week #5 – Schedule and Results

Tuesday January 3rd, 2023

Chester 48 Highland 28
Wallkill 44 Saugerties 20

Wednesday January 4th, 2023

Middletown 35 Newburgh Free Academy 33
Red Hook 49 Port Jervis 24
Cornwall 42 Goshen 26
Minisink Valley 78 FDR-Hyde Park 0
Valley Central 47 Warwick 27
Beacon 60 Monticello 18
Pine Bush 47 Kingston 21
Burke @ Highland
Monroe Woodbury 64 Washingtonville 6
Chester 78 Tri-Valley 0
Rondout Valley 39 New Paltz 33
Saugerties 63 Our Lady of Lourdes 12
Ellenville 36 Liberty 24

Thursday January 5th, 2023

Monroe Woodbury 33 North Rockland 27

Friday January 6th, 2023

Goshen 39 Port Jervis 27

Section 9 Wrestling Individual Rankings – 1/1/2023

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Valley Central’s Luke Satriano majors nationally ranked Raekwon Shabazz from Xavier, CT on his way to the Mid-Hudson Tournament title at 110!

What better way to start 2023 with a fresh set of individual rankings! Our wrestlers have received their 2-pound growth allowance and the holiday tournaments, namely the Mid-Hudson, have provided some clarity on some of these rankings. The next few weeks, including the Section 9 Duals and the Eastern States Classic, will provide even more! This set of rankings separates Division 1 and Division 2 wrestlers and excludes all wrestlers who are sidelined with injuries. Please feel free to contact me directly with any comments or questions at sectionixwrestling@gmail.com.

102 Pounds – Division 1
1. Cooper Merli (Newburgh Free Academy) – freshman
2. William Soto (Newburgh Free Academy) – 8th grade
3. EJ Vass (Valley Central) – 7th grade
4. Marco Futia (Wallkill) – freshman
5. Elijah Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – 7th grade

102 Pounds – Division 2
1. Charlie Wylie (Port Jervis) – freshman
2. Santiago Chrisjohn (Saugerties) – 8th grade

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On the D1 side Merli keeps the #1 position with a very impressive championship performance at the Mid-Hudson. Finishing 3rd at the Mid-Hudson was Merli’s teammate Soto while Valley Central 7th grader Vass placed 5th. Vass had a 13-4 major over Futia at the Mid-Hudson. Brown had a solid 4th place finish at Massapequa. Other D1 102 pounders to watch are Sullivan from MW, Simpson from MV, and Judd from Warwick. On the D2 side Wylie is the clear favorite. She is currently undefeated and could definitely place high at the D2 state tournament in Albany. Saugerties 8th grader Chrisjohn is having a great year and is going to make some noise in February. Let’s also keep an eye on Marlboro’s Lorenzo Caserto.

110 Pounds – Division 1
1. Luke Satriano (Valley Central) – sophomore
2. Brady Judd (Warwick) – sophomore
3. Gianni Gennaro (Washingtonville) – 8th grade
4. Jordan Busby (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
5. Liam McCarthy (Wallkill) – sophomore

110 Pounds – Division 2
1. Gavin Ingrassia (Saugerties) – senior
2. Richard O’Lena (Port Jervis) – junior

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Luke Satriano was a buzz saw at the Mid-Hudson! He won the title with a dominating 18-4 performance over a Raekwon Shabazz from Xavier, CT. How impressive of a performance was that??? A week prior to the Mid-Hudson, Shabazz majored 2022 NYS champion Dunia Sibomana at the Beast of the East! Judd and Gennaro were idle. Busby drops to 110 for the Mid-Hudson and takes 5th while McCarthy wrestled tough but didn’t advance to Day 2 there. A few others to watch here are Keaton Venarchick from Cornwall and Logan Shultis from Kingston. In D2 Saugerties senior Gavin Ingrassia has looked great and has a first period win by pin over our #2 wrestler here, Richard O’Lena from Port Jervis.

118 Pounds – Division 1
1. Rocco Futia (Wallkill) – senior
2. Marco Piazza (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
3. Wyatt Boice (Minisink Valley) – 8th grade
4. Marco Giumarra (Cornwall) – senior
5. Cooper Grossi (Wallkill) – senior

118 Pounds – Division 2
1. Ewan Celestine (Red Hook) – sophomore
2. Savannah Tittelback (Saugerties) – sophomore

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Futia drops to 118 and makes a statement with a Mid-Hudson title capped off by a first period pin in the finals! Piazza was idle. Boice looked great in winning the title in Kittatinny! Giumarra looked very good at the Mid-Hudson placing 5th including a win over our top D2 118 pounder, Ewan Celestine from Red Hook. Savannah Tittelback from Saugerties is tough! She will definitely be in the D2 hunt along with Port Jervis junior Alyssa Reed who is having a great year!

126 Pounds – Division 1
1. Nick Weeden (Valley Central) – senior
2. Matt Mercado (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
3. JoJo Uhrig (Minisink Valley) – 8th grade
4. Maxim Javorsky (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
5. Liam Hayes (Monroe Woodbury) – freshman

126 Pounds – Division 2
1. Rian Kirker (Red Hook) – senior
2. Bradley Gatto (Highland) – sophomore

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The 126-pound weight class is without question the most interesting weight class in Section 9 Division 1. Weeden was idle. Mercado was very impressive taking 3rd at the Mid-Hudson with a win over D2 favorite Kirker. Uhrig placed 2nd at Kittatinny while Javorsky won Massapequa and Hayes took 3rd at the same tournament! Some of the honorable mentions here are legit S9 title contenders! Racz from MV only lost to Weeden 5-4 in a dual. Rourke from Cornwall only lost 2-0 to Uhrig. Erik Martin Jr. from Middletown enters the conversation with his title up at Cooperstown including a win over Perales from Goshen who is having a great year! Let’s not forget about Banda from Wallkill who made it to Day 2 at the Mid-Hudson. The D2 side is led by the aforementioned Kirker who placed 5th at the Mid-Hudson followed by Gatto from Highland, but we can’t overlook Harrison from Port Jervis!

132 Pounds – Division 1
1. Anthony Tresch (Minisink Valley) – sophomore
2. Griffin Petzold (Warwick) – sophomore
3. Logan Pennell (Pine Bush) – sophomore
4. Jacob Roger (Middletown) – junior
5. DJ Aviles (Middletown) – freshman

132 Pound – Division 2
1. Anthony Denier (Saugerties) – senior
2. Thomas Shields (Onteora) – junior

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Quite a few changes at 132 D1! Tresch places 2nd at Kittatinny with his only loss coming to nationally ranked Stanick from Roxbury, NJ and he is our top guy here. Petzold was idle but is having a really good year so he’s #2. Logan Pennell from Pine Bush has been flying under the radar a little but he’s having a really good year and is at #3 followed by Middletown teammates Roger and Aviles who both placed at Cooperstown. Goshen’s Michael Lombardi is having a solid season and should definitely not be overlooked. On the Division 2 side our #1 for this week is Anthony Denier from Saugerties. Denier is undefeated against small school opponents thus far this season and was narrowly defeated by Petzold by the score of 8-6. Shields from Onteora is having a solid season as is Cranna from Red Hook who made it to Day 2 of the Mid-Hudson.

138 Pounds – Division 1
1. Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – senior
2. Alex Greco (Warwick) – senior
3. Zak McKernan (Minisink Valley) – senior
4. Jayden Norris (Middletown) – senior
5. Jude Betancourt (Beacon) – sophomore

138 Pounds – Division 2
1. Demetrius Massey (Red Hook) – senior
2. Vance Dyke (Saugerties) – senior

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This weight class will be fun to watch! JB is the definite favorite to win on the D1 side but he’s going to be tested by two other decorated wrestlers who will be looking to punch their ticket to Albany. Alex Greco is a 2X S9 champ and has placed in the state tournament. McKernan was a state qualifier last year and won two matches up in Albany. Norris from Middletown is having a great year and placed 2nd in Cooperstown while Betancourt was idle but is very solid at #5. We should also keep an eye on Caoili from Cornwall who made it to Day 2 of the Mid-Hudson. Demetrius Massey looked great at the Mid-Hudson and ended up placing 5th at the tournament. Vance Dyke from Saugerties should not be overlooked. He’s having a very solid season including a nice win over Betancourt earlier in the season.

145 Pounds – Division 1
1. Luke Greiner (Minisink Valley) – junior
2. Jackson Brady (Goshen) – senior
3. Kevin Segali (Newburgh Free Academy) – senior
4. Zack Filip (Minisink Valley) – freshman
5. Michael Rosenblum (Monroe Woodbury) – senior

145 Pounds – Division 2
1. Justin Coiteux (New Paltz) – junior
2. Reece Greathouse (Marlboro) – junior

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Minisink Valley junior Luke Greiner is the definite favorite to win his 2nd Section 9 D1 title at 145 pounds! Greiner is having an awesome year and just dominated the competition on his way to the championship at the Kittatinny Tournament. Brady came in 3rd in Cooperstown with his only loss coming to a very tough kid while Segali drops to 145 for the Mid-Hudson and makes a nice run all the way to the finals. Greiner’s teammate Filip placed 3rd in Kittatinny at 152 and he’s having a very solid year including a win over our D2 #2 Greathouse from Marlboro. Rosenblum placed 2nd at Massapequa and breaks into the rankings at #5 but we can’t overlook his teammate Marcus Charlot or Wallkill’s Matt Rizzo who will both be in the hunt. In D2 Coiteux from New Paltz was a finalist at the O’Connell and is having another great season however he will definitely be pushed by Greathouse. Isaiah Hockx from Saugerties, Blakely from Onteora, Jones from Highland, and Melitski from Red Hook will all be in the mix in February!

152 Pounds – Division 1
1. Brandon Carcaterra (Monroe Woodbury) – junior
2. Liam Holmes (Minisink Valley) – junior
3. Ibrahim Aljamal (Washingtonville) – senior
4. Michael Accardo (Warwick) – junior
5. Patrick Cosgrove (Cornwall) – junior

152 Pounds – Division 2
1. Cole Cuppett (New Paltz) – senior
2. Michael Franco (Chester) – junior

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With PJ Duke on the shelf, 152 becomes a wide-open weight class in Section 9 Division 1! Carcaterra is having a very good year and has a pin over Holmes from MV. Aljamal just keeps on winning and can definitely be there at the end and we should not forget about Accardo and Cosgrove who are both game. Another wrestler to watch here is Thomas from Wallkill – this will be great to watch in February! The D2 side has Cuppett from New Paltz sitting on top with an undefeated Michael Franco from Chester at #2, but we also have to watch out for Saugerties junior Jackson Bucci who is dangerous!

160 Pounds – Division 1
1. Tyler Reed (Cornwall) – senior
2. Quinten Morgan (Minisink Valley) – junior
3. Marco Martini (Wallkill) – senior
4. Isaiah Grant (Monroe Woodbury) – junior
5. Hunter Hecht (Newburgh Free Academy) – senior

160 Pounds – Division 2
1. Christian Hockx (Saugerties) – senior
2. Frankie Shaw (Burke) – junior

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One of the stories to follow this year in Section 9 is the “level jump” by Tyler Reed. Although the Cornwall senior was a S9 finalist and state qualifier last year who went 2-2 in Albany, he basically flew under the radar. This year is a different story! Reed just cruised through a tough bracket at the Mid-Hudson and has many people thinking he could wind up on the top few steps of the medal stand in Albany! MV’s Morgan looked great at Kittatinny and finished 3rd while Martini, Grant, and Hecht are all definitely in the mix! Others to watch in D1 are Dan Weeden from Goshen who just placed 2nd at Cooperstown and Jai Barnett from Wallkill. In Division 2, Hockx is our #1 and is the favorite but Burke’s Frankie Shaw is still undefeated and has a win over Barnett from Wallkill! If it happens, Hockx versus Shaw could be a great match!

172 Pounds – Division 1
1. Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) – senior
2. Nick Cavallo (Cornwall) – senior
3. Joe Ponesse (Newburgh Free Academy) – senior
4. Logan Serafin (Washingtonville) – senior
5. Michael Loundsbury (Minisink Valley) – senior

172 Pounds – Division 2
1. Marcus Colon (Chester) – senior
2. Nathan Towne (Ellenville) – senior

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Minisink Valley’s Andrew Filip continues to have an awesome year! His only two losses this season were at Ironman, and he just won the title at Kittatinny with a tough win over a NJ state qualifier. Cavallo from Cornwall placed 2nd at the Mid-Hudson and had another head-to-head win over our #3, Ponesse from NFA. Serafin has yet to lose and sits at #4 while MV’s Loundsbury, who placed 2nd at Kittatinny at 190, is our #5 here. A few other to watch at 172 D1 are Annacone from Wallkill, Hansen from MW, and Lamparillo from Goshen. In D2 our #1 wrestler this week is Marcus Colon from Chester. Colon is 7-0 this year with all bonus point victories. Nathan Towne from Ellenville is our #2 but James Burns from Saugerties might be as good as anyone in D2 at this weight!

189 Pounds – Division 1
1. Braydon Pennell (Pine Bush) – senior
2. Bryson Tibbs (Middletown) – junior
3. Nick York (Kingston) – senior
4. Chris Leggett (Newburgh Free Academy) – sophomore
5. Liam Scott (Cornwall) – senior

189 Pounds – Division 2
1. Matthew Krauza (Our Lady of Lourdes) – senior
2. Maddox McCormick (Port Jervis) – sophomore

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With Ryder still out with an injury, 189 D1 becomes a very interesting weight class! Pennell from Pine Bush was a state qualifier last year and his only loss this year has been to Filip so we have him at #1 but right there with him is fellow 2022 state qualifier Tibbs from Middletown who is undefeated this year and just dominated the field in Cooperstown! Nick York has only wrestled once but it was a win by fall over Leggett from NFA who just placed 3rd at the Mid-Hudson. Leggett notched a nice win at the Mid-Hudson over Scott from Cornwall who sits at #5 right now but he has Shammgod from Monroe Woodbury nipping at his heels! Kubik from Goshen is also putting together a nice season at 189. On the D2 side, Matthew Krauza from Our Lady of Lourdes is our #1 wrestler for this week! Krauza had an outstanding Mid-Hudson where he made it all the way to the finals and notched head-to-head wins over both Leggett and Scott! Krauza also has a win over PJ sophomore McCormick who is our #2 here but we can’t forget about Williams from Chester who is dangerous!

215 Pounds – Division 1
1. Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) – senior
2. Gavin Furst (Cornwall) – senior
3. Jayden Calloway (Beacon) – junior
4. Dante Joseph (Goshen) – senior
5. Fernand Vera (Middletown) – senior

215 Pounds – Division 2
1. Matthew Oosterom (Port Jervis) – junior
2. Charles Batista (Our Lady of Lourdes) – senior

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Returning state champion Ethan Gallo is currently ranked #11 in the nation by FloWrestling and he’s our clear #1 here. Gallo’s only losses were at Ironman where he placed 5th and he just mowed through the competition at Kittatinny. Furst is having a nice season and just made it all the way to the finals at the Mid-Hudson so he’s our #2 but Calloway from Beacon is still undefeated and will contend here. Joseph from Goshen and Fernand from Middletown enter our rankings based on their solid performances at Cooperstown where they placed 3rd and 5th respectively. Oosterom is a returning state placer and has his sights set on a higher step on the medal stand in Albany. Oosterom also has a win this season over our #2 Batista from OLL who was also a state qualifier last year. Daniel Fratz from Highland, Lent from Saugerties, and Rekuc from Ellenville are all having nice season and will compete here!

285 Pounds – Division 1
1. Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – junior
2. Rahmiere Bradley (Middletown) – junior
3. Aiden DeEntremont (Goshen) – senior
4. Aiden Gove (Minisink Valley) – senior
5. Jesse Corces (Monticello) – senior

285 Pounds – Division 2
1. Logan Ormond (New Paltz) – senior
2. Luke Daniels (Red Hook) – senior

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Monchery, Bradley and DeEntremont were all up at the Cooperstown Invitational. With first period pins over the other two, Monchery left no doubt about who is the top dog in Section 9 D1! Bradley and DeEntremont are still having great seasons and remain #2 and #3 but s is Gove from Minisink Valley who just placed 3rd at Kittatinny. Jesse Corces from Monticello enters the rankings this week at #5 and he is someone who should definitely watch as well as Michael Varian from Beacon and Gabriel Dayton from Cornwall. On the D2 side, Logan Ormond made it all the way to the finals at the O’Connell before dropping a tough 5-2 decision to Gabe Garibaldi who is one of the best heavyweights in D1! Daniels looked great at the Mid-Hudson and took home 4th place followed by his teammate Mark Paschal who placed 5th and is definitely one to watch here. Zane Grant from Saugerties is having a very good season and could make some noise at 285 D2 this February!