2017 Section 9 Division 1 Tournament – Quarterfinal Match-Ups & Results

99 Pounds
Morales (Middletown) dec 12-6 Greco (Warwick)
Suarez (Pine Bush) dec 4-0 Picariello (MV)
Prokosch (Cornwall) de 7-5 Chenier (Kingston)
Amell (Saugerties) pin 2:04 Del Rio (Washingtonville)

106 Pounds
Earl (MW) pin 1:18 Pinskey (Warwick)
Urena (Pine Bush) pin 4:54 Brown (Warwick)
G. Fischer (NFA) pin 3:15 Greene (Middletown)
Burgos (MW) pin 1:19 Lyle (Wallkill)

113 Pounds
Vespa (MW) pin :19 Tierney (Goshen)
L. Fischer (NFA) dec 1-0 A. Ellison (Wallkill)
Heinlein (Saugerties) pin 1:04 Amato (Port Jervis)
Romano (VC) pin 2:17 MacDougall (Warwick)

120 Pounds
Lynch (Minisink) pin :06 Savacool (Minisink)
Askey (Pine Bush) maj 13-2 McGinty (MW)
DeLaRosa (NFA) dec 5-3 Owens (Monticello)
Faison (Wallkill) pin 2:27 Bouton (Kingston)

126 Pounds
Greiner (Minisink) pin :23 Maddox (Washingtonville)
Albornoz (Minisink) maj 10-2 Alicea (Middletown)
Wernicki (MW) pin 5:20 Ward (MW)
Davis (Wallkill) dec 4-0 Casteneda (Kingston)

132 Pounds
V. Vetrano (Minisink) pin 1:24 Piratzki (Saugerties)
Sountis (MW) dec 10-5 Florin (Pine Bush)
Bonner (Wallkill) pin 3:44 Autry (Middletown)
Satriano (Valley Central) pin :28 Manzi (NFA)

138 Pounds
D. Vetrano (Minisink) pin 3:13 Cuddy (Goshen)
Greer (Pine Bush) pin 4:43 Estevez (MW)
Matos (Middletown) dec 8-6 Randall (NFA)
Libutti (MW) pin Ripa (Wallkill)

145 Pounds
Bobe (Washingtonville) pin 3:27 Napolitano (VC)
Harrison (Port Jervis) dec 8-3 Gazzillo (Cornwall )
Fini (MW) dec 3-2 Pushman (Wallkill)
Burgos (Pine Bush) dec Kelly (Monticello)

152 Pounds
Barczak (MW) vs Thomas (Wallkill)
Artis (Middletown) dec Kubik (Goshen)
Serafini (NFA) dec 5-4 Garcia (Middletown)
Noble (Kingston) dec Cummings (Valley Central)

160 Pounds
Ferro (Warwick) pin :35 Gary (Middletown)
Larkai (Washingtonville) dec 4-0 Cook (Cornwall)
Daly (Pine Bush) vs Beam (Valley Central)
Ganuncio (Minisink) pin 1:19 Knisell (Saugerties)

170 Pounds
Morano (Middletown) pin 1:04 Bucci (Saugerties)
Butler (Port Jervis) dec 1-0 utb Moore (Minisink)
Mascaro (Wallkill) dec 3-1 DeCapua (NFA) vs
Ohanian (Valley Central) pin 1:05 Ali (Middletown)

182 Pounds
Fekishazy (Wallkill) pin Santander (MW)
Leonard (Cornwall) pin Strauss (MW)
Miller (NFA) pin VHO (Washingtonville)
Yanis (Minisink) pin Marzarago (Kingston)

195 Pounds
Elfstrum (MW) pin Crisfield (VC)
Keller (Cornwall) dec Kearns (Goshen)
Leonty (Washingtonville) dec Kras (Wallkill)
Covais (Minisink) maj Cassidy (Cornwall)

220 Pounds
Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Strauss (MW)
Phillips (Port Jervis) dec 1-0 Slagle (Minisink)
Ball (Saugerties) fft over Tucker (Saugerties)
Perez (MW) pin Parrelli (Warwick)

285 Pounds
Fenner (Minisink) pin Astigarraga (Cornwall)
Duke (Middletown) pin McCartney (NFA)
Taylor (Warwick) dec 4-2 2OT Leser (Saugerties)
Gipson (Middletown) pin Moore (Valley Central)

Week 10 Schedule & Results

Monday 1/30
Port Jervis 48 Goshen 39


Wednesday 2/1
Chester 39 E/L/SW 38                     Cornwall 58 Monticello 18
Rondout Valley 48 Ellenville 30   Wallkill 66 Goshen 12
New Paltz @ Highland                   Middletown 52 Kingston 23
Minisink Valley 60 VC 13               Monroe Woodbury 56 Pine Bush 21
NFA 39 Washingtonville 32           Red Hook 42 Onteora 27
Port Jervis 37 Saugerties 36

Thursday 2/2
Monticello 49 Chester 30
Minisink Valley 72 Burke 3

Friday 2/3
Middletown 41 Valley Central 21

2017 Eastern States Classic

2017 ESC Seeds

Well here we are again!  This Friday and Saturday wrestling fans will be treated to some of the toughest high school wrestling in the nation at the 2017 Eastern States Classic.  The tournament takes place at the field house on the campus of SUNY Sullivan in Loch Sheldrake.  Wrestling will begin at approximately 10:30 on Friday and run all day.  Sixteen wrestlers in each weight class (8 in the championship bracket and 8 in the consolation bracket) will advance to Day 2 on Saturday where wrestling will begin at approximately 9:00 am.

There is nothing like experiencing the ESC in person, however if you cannot attend every match on all 9 mats will be covered live both days on FloWrestling.  Live brackets will be available at FloArena. (click for links)

Below are several documents that you may find useful and/or interesting.  Now let’s take a look at some of the wrestlers to watch at this year’s event!

Tournament Preview         Fan Info        ESC Champions – All Years
ESC Champs Who Won State Titles

99 Pounds
Our lightest weight class is always one of the most interesting to follow because the vast majority of the entries have no accolades at the varsity level and this is their first opportunity to prove their post-youth wrestling mettle! Brandon Nunez from John Bowne (PSAL) placed 5th here last year and 6th in Albany and should definitely be considered one of the favorites.  Mahopac’s Garret Semetz was a match away from placing at states and will be tough here as well.  Josiah Encarnacion from Wantagh is currently the top ranked wrestler in Section 8 according to LIWA while Christian Gannone from Eastport South Manor holds the same distinction for Section 11.  Terry Adams from Monsignor Farrell and Rick D’elia from Port Jefferson are both returning state qualifiers while some other wrestlers to watch include Ryan Burgos (Hilton), Brock Delsignore (South Glens Falls), Dennis Robin (Arlington), Pablo Martinez (Long Beach), Ivan Garcia (Port Chester), CJ McMonegal (North Rockland), Mason Bush (Central Valley), and Logan Dubuque (Peru).  Section 9 has a few 99 pounders that we should keep an eye on!  Minisink Valley’s Nick Picariello is 20-2 with his only losses coming to wrestlers from NJ at 106.  Middletown’s Justin Morales, Cornwall’s Christian Prokosch, and Monroe Woodbury’s Nick Scancarello are all having very good seasons as well!

106 Pounds
This weight class boasts a D2 state champion as well as three wrestlers who placed in the ESC at 99 pounds last year including the champion, Dylan Ryder from Half Hollow Hills West.  Ryder is currently ranked #20 in the nation by FloWrestling and was also a D1 state finalist last year.  Jon Charles from Section 3’s Central Valley Academy was the D2 state champ at 99 last year and should go deep here.  Zach Redding from Eastport South Manor placed 7th at 99 at least year’s ESC while Deer Park’s Preston Maucere finished 8th.  Matt Griffin from Jamesville Dewitt CBA in Section 3 finished 3rd in NYS D2 at 99 last year.  Some other wrestlers to watch here include Matt Garland (Sandy Creek-South Jefferson), Joe Becker (Lynbrook), Joe Castrasano (Carle Place-Wheatley), and Antoine Grace (Queensbury).  Section 9 has a strong contingent entered here in Dylan Earl and Ryan Burgos both from Monroe Woodbury, Greg Fischer (NFA), Hunter Brown (Warwick) and Kevin Urena (Pine Bush).

113 Pounds
This weight is definitely stacked with some talented wrestlers but the clear favorite here is Greg Diahomihalis from Hilton.  He has been nationally ranked this season and was the 99 pound NYS D1 champion last season. Check out the list of wrestlers entered at this weight that placed in the NYS tournament last season: Kevin DePalma (Farmingdale), Justin McDougal (Niagara Wheatfield), Eli Rodreguiz (Norwich), Mike Bruno (Putnam Valley), Anthony Sciotto (Rocky Point), Bryce Smith (Saranac), Trey LeFlamme (South Jefferson – Sandy Creek), Zach Braddell (Tonawanda), David Traub (Tottenville), and Caleb Robinson (Walton-Delhi).  A few other names to watch for include Jared Altan from Plainedge and Jonathan Spadafora from Half Hollow Hills East. Section 9 has a few bonafide studs entered here in returning state qualifiers Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley) and Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury).  Both could definitely contend for a spot on the medal stand!  Matt Romano from Valley Central has been awesome this year and is definitely worth keeping an eye on at 113!

120 Pounds
Also a very deep weight class this year however nobody in the field has the credentials of Eastport South Manor’s Adam Busiello.  Adam is currently ranked #1 in the nation (@113) by FloWrestling!  He won the ESC at 106 last year, he is a 3X state finalist and he has been the NYS D1 champion the past two seasons! One of the wrestlers expected to challenge Busiello here is his opponent from last year’s ESC finals, Orion Anderson from Schuylerville.  Anderson was the D2 state champ last season and a state finalist in 2015.  Wayne’s Matt Caccamise was also a state champion in D2 last year and has been dominating the competition thus far this season. Danbury’s Jakob Camacho finished 7th at last year’s ESC and was a CT state champ last season.  He had a monster off season and has been a wrecking ball this season and is now ranked 13th in the nation at 120 by FloWrestling. Rocky Point’s Anthony Cirillo finished 3rd at last year’s ESC at 113 and is a 2X state place winner; expect him to go deep here as well as Cahal Donovan from Phoenix who finished 2nd in NYS D2 last season.  Justin Hoyle (Wyoming Seminary), Alex Samson (Victor), and Tony Negron (North Babylon) all placed at the ESC last year and could contend here.  120 has a few out of state studs to watch! Joe Pilecki of Noble was a Maine state finalist last year and Matthew Garcia is a 3X 3rd place finisher in Massachusetts.  We also need to keep an eye on Carson Dobozy (Peru), Joe Tolson (Framingham,MA), Joe Simons (Farmingdale), Luke Bokina (Mattituck), Nick Young (Alexander), and Tyler Albis (JJEF).  Our Section 9 entries at 120 include Patrick Owens (Monticello), Brandon DeLaRosa (NFA), James Faison (Wallkill), Chris Bouton (Kingston), Carson Sauschuk (Port Jervis), Sean Savacool (Minisink Valley), Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury), Tommy Askey (Pine Bush), and Derrick Magsamen (Pine Bush).

126 Pounds
With several very good wrestlers but no clear favorite, this is going to be one of the most exciting weight classes to watch at this year’s ESC. 126 has 4 returning ESC placewinners and 12 wrestlers who have placed in their state tournament – 7 of them are multi-time placewinners!  Jake Martel from Noble, ME was a state champion last year and finished 3rd in 2016.  Section 8 D2 power Locust Valley has two former NYS champions entered here in Hunter Dusold and Jonathan Gomez. Sean Wagner from Southington, CT placed 3rd and 4th in the state the past two seasons while Kyle Fields from Danbury took 4th in CT last year.  Jack Bokina from Mattituck is a 3X D2 state placewinner and is undefeated this year. Speaking of undefeated wrestlers, Ben Tepperman (Hauppauge), Randy Earl (JJEF), CJ Walz (Central Valley Academy), and Austin Hertel (Hilton) are all undefeated so far this season and could cotend for a medal here.  Luca Errico (Byram Hills) and Mike Killard (Wantagh) are also extremely tough!  Section 9 has some very talented wrestlers entered at 126 including Andrew Davis (Wallkill), Robert Satriano (Valley Central), Cameron Wernicki (Monroe Woodbury), Nick Albornoz (Minisink Valley), Emanuel Ward (Monroe Woodbury), Chris Massaro (New Paltz), Nate Ross (Onteora), Nick Florin (Pine Bush), Najee Shakleford (Monticello), and Thomas Maddox (Washingtonville).

132 Pounds
This is another very deep weight class but all signs point towards a showdown between 3X NYS D1 champion Jacori Teemer from Long Beach and 2X NYS D2 champion (3X finalist) Dane Heberlein from Alexander.  Teemer is currently ranked #9 in the nation by Flo and #8 by Intermat.  Some of the other guys that we can expect to see battling it out for a step on the medal stand include Keith Gordon (Springfield Central, MA), Tagan Welch (Southington, CT), Matt Maquet (Long Beach), Matt Swanson (Lynbrook), Mike Venosa (Victor), and Chris Gomez (Pat-Med). Noah Carpenter (Elmira), Louie Cree (JJCR), and Tanner Lapiene (Ogdensburg) are also very tough.  Section has a strong contingent entered at 132 led by Mid Hudson Tournament finalist Ian Houck from Rondout Valley.  Brad Bonner (Wallkill), Anthony Sountis (Monroe Woodbury), and Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley) could also make some noise at 132 and we can’t overlook Middletown’s Tyler Matos.

138 Pounds
Every weight at the Eastern States Classic is tough and is filled with talented wrestlers.  That said, 138 is probably a contest for 2nd place because of the heavily favored Vito Arujau from Syosset.  Vito is currently the #1 ranked 138 pound wrestler in the nation by Flo and Intermat. He is a 3X ESC champion and a 3X NYS D1 champion.  This past summer he won the silver medal at the Cadet World Championships in freestyle.  Yeah he’s pretty good! Some of the wrestlers who will be trying to pick off Arujau include nationally ranked Jake Silverstein (Haupaugge), MA state champ Pablo Ogata (Framingham), 3X Maine place winner Austin Shorey (Noble), former NYS champion Benny Baker (Wyoming Seminary), 3X state placer Kyle Mosher (South Side), and Christian Gramuglia (Burnt Hills). Some others to keep an eye on include Derek Osman (Vestal), Garret Gibbons (Massapequa), TJ Philpotts (Holland Patent),  and Ray Cotto (JJCR).  Section 9 has a returning state qualifier entered here in Dom Vetrano from Minisink Valley while Monroe Woodbury’s Louis Libutti is having a strong season as well.

145 Pounds
Season ending elbow surgery to 2X Cadet World Champion and 4X NYS champion Yianni Diakomihalis has completely changed the landscape of the 145 and 152 pound weight classes!  (Rest assured that some of the wrestlers that are entered at 145 would be at 152 if Yianni was healthy.)  The prohibitive favorite at 145 is Penfield’s Frankie Gissendanner.  Frankie is the defending ESC champion at this weight and he is a 2X NYS D1 champion.  Gissendanner is currently ranked 7th in the nation at 152 by Flo and 9th by Intermat.  He will however see plenty of competition here from wrestlers such as Austin Abacherli from Southington, CT who is a 3X state place winner, Matt Gripp from Fox Lane who was a ESC finalist at 138 last year, Tanner Cook from Central Valley Academy, and Ross McFarland from Phoenix both of whom were state finalists last season.  A few other studs to watch at this weight include Kiernen Shanahan (Shenedehowa), David Miele-Estrella (North Babylon), Phil Spadafora (Half Hollow Hills East), Shane Gibbons (Massapequa), John Coletti (Long Beach), Ty Rifanburg (Norwich), Connor Day (Iroquois), Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg), and Lucas Pincus (Hewlett).   Section 9 has a few kids to keep an eye on here especially Brandon Bobe from Washingtonville and William Harrison from Port Jervis who are currently undefeated, and Tom Fini from Monroe Woodbury, Shaun Burgos from Pine Bush, and Tyler Serafini from NFA who have been very tough this year. Steven Gazzillo (Cornwall), Mike Kubik (Goshen), Justyn Kelly (Monticello), and Zach Chartrand (Onteora) are also entered here and can definitely notch a few wins!

152 Pounds
This is going to be one of the more interesting weight classes to follow at this year and it also happens to be a weight where a Section 9 wrestler has a legitimate shot at taking the title! Monroe Woodbury senior Evan Barczak is a 2X state place winner and has been nationally ranked as high as #18 by Flo this season.  Hunter Richard from Holland Patent is a 2X D2 state champion and he placed 6th here last year.  Peter Pappas is a 2x state finalist and is currently ranked #17 by Intermat and #20 by Flo. Connor Melbourne from John Jay Cross River finished 2nd at last year’s ESC and took 5th in Albany.   Long Beach has two contenders entered here in Tyrese Byron and Charlie Spada.  Some other wrestlers to keep an eye on include Section 9 contenders Nijee Noble (Kingston), Tristen Schiafo (Red Hook), and Dillon Ross (Onteora).  Billy Sims from Lindenhurst, Demetreus Henry from Grand Street Campus, Joe DiForte from Petrides, Justin Post from Newark Valley,and Cole Rifanburg from Norwich are all very tough as well!

160 Pounds
This is another weight where Section 9 has one of the favorites to take home the title!  Warwick senior Ryan Ferro is a returning state champion and he is having an outstanding season.  He recently pinned Grant Cuomo from Brewster who is a returning state placewinner and is also entered here.  One of the other wrestlers that could give Ferro a run is also from Section 9 – Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West senior Noah Curreri!  Curreri is undefeated this year and just won MOW honors at the Russ Cordell Rotary. Noah Grover from Warsaw finished 3rd in NYS D2 last year and should definitely go deep here.  Another wrestler that we should definitely watch out for is Wantagh’s Jonathan Loew – he has been an absolute buzzsaw this year including a convincing win over Long Beach’s Tyrese Byron.  Other wrestlers who are definitely in the hunt at 160 include Charlie Mahon (Elmire), Kyle Janeski (Albany Academy), and Jake Logan (New Rochelle).  Section 9 has two other kids entered here both of whom are having great seasons, Timmy Ganuncio from Minisink Valley and Owen Daly from Pine Bush.

170 Pounds
This is probably one of the most wide open weights at the Classic this year with about 6 or 7 kids having a legitimate chance of taking the title.  Jason Hoffman placed 2nd at the ESC last year and is also a 3X state placewinner whi is currenly ranked #20 in the nation by Intermat.  Shawn Mosca from Carle Place – Wheatley came in 2nd in NYS D2 last year and placed 5th at the ESC.  Tyler Barnes from Ballston Spa placed 3rd at this weight at last year’s ESC and has also placed in Fargo.  Some other wrestlers that will be fighting for a spot on the medal stand are Jacob Smeader (Hamburg), Nick Gaiser (Alexander), Jordan Wallace (New Rochelle), and Zack Ancewicz (John Glen).  Section 9 will be well represented at 170 by Adonis Morano (Middletown), Maxx DeCapua (NFA), Mark Ohanian (Valley Central), Demetrius Moore (Minisink Valley), Jason Butler (Port Jervis), Tajh Ali (Middletown), and Nick Solek (Washingtonville).

182 Pounds
This weight class is Louis Deprez’s to lose.  The Hilton senior is a 2X defending state champion, returning ESC champion, and is currently ranked #2 in the nation by Flo and Intermat.  Deprez will be attending Binghamton in the fall.  There are several outstanding wrestlers who have their sights set on picking off Deprez.  Evan Frank from John Jay Cross River finished 2nd at last year’s ESC to Deprez and also finished 3rd in NYS D1 and he’s having a great year.  A wrestler who has a couple of recent wins over Frank, however, is Mike Fekishazy from Wallkill.  Fekishazy finished 6th in NYS last year and he’s having an awesome year thus far including wins over Frank and James Hoeg (Mattituck) who is another wrestler who will contend here.  Hoeg was 5th at last year’s ESC and took 4th in NYS D2. Clifton Wang from Edgemont is a 2X D2 NYS place winner and he also finished 8th at last year’s ESC and Tyreek Bromley from Long Beach is always dangerous. Simon Chee from Benjamin Cardozo is having a great year including a win over Wang.  Fekishazy is not the only Section 9 wrestler who could do well at 182.  New Paltz senior Ben Cuppett is a multi time state qualifier while Minisink Valley junior Joey Yanis was a S9 finalist last year and is having a great 2016-2017 campaign. Yanis has only one loss and that was to a NJ wrestler at the Linn Crawn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ.  The other S9 wrestlers entered here are Henricus Van Heemstede Obelt (Washingtonville), Will Leonard (Cornwall), and Ben Santarpia (Washingtonville).

195 Pounds
With no state champions and only six total wrestlers who have ever placed in the NYS tournament, 195 will be one of the most wide open weight classes in the tournament.  As far as the favorites, let’s start with Joe Benedict from South Jefferson – Sandy Creek.  Benedict finished 2nd in NYS D2 as a sophomore and has been absolutely dominating the competition this year. Mattituck’s Tanner Zagarino finished 3rd in D2 NYS last year and has also been very tough this year.  Hilton senior Mike Spallina is always tough – he’s actually the only wrestler in this weight who has ever placed at the ESC finishing 8th at 182 last season.  Although not as credentialed as some of the other wrestlers here, Long Beach’s Elijah Rodriguez is definitely one of the favorites here.  He has made huge strides in the off season and has been very solid this year and is undefeated thus far.  A few other wrestlers to look out for here are Travis Race (Phoenix), Andrew Marquis (Danbury), and Connor Breit (Nanuet).  Section 9 has a few wrestlers to watch here namely Andrew Covais (Minisink Valley), Alex Leonty (Washingtonville), Samson Perez (Monroe Woodbury), John Goodell (E/L/SW), Billy Kras (Wallkill), Tom Kearns (Goshen), John Cassidy (Cornwall), and Julius Oquendo (Middletown).

220 Pounds
There are definitely some quality 220 pounders entered here but all signs are pointing towards a showdown between last seasons D1 state finalists Terron Robinson and Section 9’s Ryan Ellefsen from Goshen!  Robinson defeated Ellefsen in the NYS finals in one of the most exciting matches of the tournament.  Both wrestlers also placed at last year’s ESC – Robinson came in 2nd while Ellefsen took 7th.  There are several other wrestlers who will be looking to upset the big dogs including Mason Mastrangelo (Lancaster), Mason Hoose (Canisus), Halil Gecaj (John Jay Cross River), Gavin Casey (Wantagh), and Damien Caffery (John Glenn).  Besides Ellefsen, the other Section 9 entries at 220 are Horace Duke (Middletown), Scyler Phillips (Port Jervis), and Andrew Slagle (Minisink Valley).

285 Pounds
With only three returning state qualifiers and no state place winners entered, 285 could prove to be a wide open weight class this year!  Jake Warren from Burnt Hills placed 8th at last year’s ESC andis definitely one of the favorites here along with Eagle Academy’s Jason Gomez who represented the PSAL in Albany last February.  John Monroe from Hauppauge and Bim Gecaj from John Jay Cross River have also had great years and will certainly contend here.  Amityville’s Deonte Wilson was a sectional finalist last year and has been impressive this year as has Lucas Sanders from Glens Falls.  Section 9’s best chance for a placewinner here is probably Andrew Fenner from Minisink Valley who has defeated every local opponent he has faced thus far.  Norris Gipson from Middletown is very dangerous and shouldn’t be over looked either.  Section 9 will also be well represented at 285 by Austin Taylor (Warwick), Will McCartney (NFA), and Owen Astigarraga (Cornwall).



Week 7 Schedule and Results

Tuesday 1/10
Minisink 56 Warwick 16

Wednesday 1/11
Congratulations to Monroe Woodbury senior Evan Barczak for notching his 200th career victory!!!

Middletown 43 NFA 32                Monroe 49 VC 24
Cornwall 58 Goshen 23               Saugerties 45 Red Hook 40
Pine Bush 51 Kingston 29           New Paltz 39 Onteora 33
Rondout 42 Highland 39            Wallkill 55 Port Jervis 30
E/L/SW 44 Ellenville 18

Round by Round Updates from UE Duals

Day 2 Results – Section 9 & Championship Bracket
Minisink Valley 34 Fairport 30   Hilton 39 MW 34

Semifinal Results
Long Beach 32 Wantagh 29   Rocky Point 36 Mattituck 27

Medal Matches
1st: Long Beach 36 Rocky Point 30
3rd: Wantagh 40 Mattituck 31
5th: Minisink Valley 39 Hilton 28
7th: Monroe Woodbury 46 Fairport 18

Day 1 is in the books at the UE Duals.  Both Section 9 teams went 2-1 so they will wrestle in the 5th – 8th place bracket tomorrow.  Minisink Valley will take on Fairport at 9:00 am while Monroe Woodbury squares off against Hilton at 11:00 am.  The winners will wrestle each other for 5th place and the losers will battle it out for 7th. So….if both MV and MW win, or if they both lose, we will get to see a rematch of the Section 9 Duals finals!

Day 2 Brackets

Round 1 Box Scores            Round 2 Box Scores
Round 3 Box Scores            Round 4 Box Scores

Pool A – Long Beach, Fairport, John Jay CR, Union Endicott
Round 1                                      Round 2
Long Beach 76 UE 3                Long Beach 47 JJCR 25
Fairport 35 JJCR 32                 Fairport 66 UE 8

Round 3                                      Round 4
Long Beach 53 Fairport 19     bye
JJCR 64 UE 15                             bye

Pool B – Hilton, Mattituck, BGAH
Round 1                                     Round 2
Mattituck 57 BGAH 12           Hilton 55 BGAH 19

Round 3                                     Round 4
bye                                          Mattituck 39 Hilton 34

Pool C – MW, Rocky Point, Brockport, Farmingdale
Round 1                                   Round 2
MW 50 Farmingdale 28        bye
RP 43 Brockport 16                bye

Round 3                                  Round 4
MW 36 Brockport  27         RP 42 Monroe 21
RP 44 Farmingdale 27        Brockport 45 Farmigdale 36

Pool D – Minisink, Wantagh, Fulton, Brentwood
Round 1                                 Round 2
bye                                        Minisink 45 Fulton 22
bye                                        Wantagh 55 Brentwood 14

Round 3                                     Round 4
Minisink 39 Brentwood 31   Wantagh 39 Minisink 26
Wantagh 56 Fulton 15            Brentwood 39 Fulton 17

Holiday Tournaments

Tuesday 12/27
Minisink Valley @ Linn Crawn Memorial at Kittatinny, NJ
Minisink Valley crowned 3 champs and had 5 other wrestlers finish in the top 4 at the Linn Crawn Memorial Tournament in Kittatiny, NJ.  Tyler Lynch was the champ at 120, Andrew Covais won at 195, and Andrew Fenner pinned his way to the 285 pound title!  Dominic Vetrano (145) and Joey Yanis (182) finished 2nd, Timmy Ganuncio (160) took 3rd, and “Meaty” Moore (170) and Andrew Slagle (220) finished 4th!  Full MV Results Here!

Tuesday 12/27 & Wednesday 12/28
Mid-Hudson Tournament at Arlington HS
2016 Mid Hudson Tournament – Final Results

Tournament Highlights:
– 5 of the top 10 teams from Section 9
– Saugerties 4th, Wallkill 5th, NFA 7th, VC 8th, Cornwall 9th
– Wallkill’s Mike Fekishazy voted MOW Senior!

Section  9 Champs
– Matt Romano (VC) @ 113
– Nijee Noble (Kingston) @ 152
– Marc Ohanian (VC) @ 170
– Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) @ 182… MOW Senior!!!
– Jimmy Ball (Saugerties) @ 220

Wednesday 12/28
Monroe Woodbury, Middletown @ Massapequa Christmas Tournament
The Crusaders came in 2nd behind Long Beach and crowned two champions at the Massapequa Christmas Tournament.  Dylan Earl was the champion at 106 and Marco Vespa took home the title at 113.  Vespa also won the aggregate pin award for earning the most pins in the least amount of time.  Evan Barczak finished 2nd losing 4-1 in the finals to a wrestler from Canada who recently finished 4th at the Beast of the East.  Anthony Sountis also finished in 2nd place for the Crusaders at 132.  Other top for finishers for Monroe include Joe McGinty (3rd @ 120), Cameron Wernicki (4th @ 126), Rob Estevez (4th @ 132), Louis Libutti (4th @ 138), Tom Fini (3rd @ 145), John Minnies (4th @ 160), and Kyle Strauss (4th @ 182).

Middletown finished in 6th place as a team and had three top 4 finishers.  Julius Oquendo came in 3rd at 195 while Adonis Morano (170) and Horace Duke (220) both finished in 4th place!

Wednesday 12/28 & Thursday 12/29
E/L/SW @ Windsor Christmas Tournament
Eldred Liberty Sullivan West brought 5 wrestlers to the Windsor Christmas Tournament and 3 placed!  As a team, E/L/SW finished 17th out of 31 teams.  Noah Curreri won the title at 160 pounds by defeating fellow state qualifier Madison Hoover of BGAH.  Nicky Curreri took 4th at 126 while John Goodell placed 5th at 195.

2016 Windsor Christmas Tournament Results

Thursday 12/29 & Friday 12/30
Port Jervis @ Tony Isello Christmas Tournament at Bethlehem Catholic, PA

Weekend #3 Tournaments

Friday 12/16 and Saturday 12/17
Monroe Woodbury @ XCalibur Wrestling Invitational
Evan Barczak wins the 152 bracket with a 10-0 major decision over Kade Laughney from West Morris Central, NJ.  Awesome performance by Evan!  Marco Vespa finished 4th at 120 and Cam Wernicki took 6th at 132.  Monroe Woodbury finished 5th in the team race.  Great job by the Crusaders!

NFA, MW(B), & Warwick @ Tony Carlucci Duals
NFA 49 Monroe Woodbury (B) 26    NFA 48 Carmel 21
NFA 55 Harrison 26    NFA 63 Port Chester 19
Raritan 53 Warwick 19  Harrison 41 MW (B) 37

Sunday 12/18
MV, PJ, Cornwall, VC, & Washingtonville @ Jim Wilson Duals
Host Minisink Valley went 4-0 and took home the first place trophy at the Jim Wilson Duals on Sunday.  Warrior 195 pounder Andrew Covais was awarded the Frank Carrozza MOW as voted on by the coaches, while MV 182 pounder Joey Yanis won the Don Simmons Aggregate Pin Award with 4 pins in a combined 3:07!  Washingtonville’s Brandon Bobe picked up his 100th career win when he teched VC’s Quinn Robinson 18-2.  Congrats to Brandon!

Minisink 63 Port Jervis 13      Pearl River 48 Corning 33
VC 51 Washingtonville 31      Minisink 67 Corning 17
Pearl River 43 Port 26             Plainedge 42 Cornwall 28
Minisink 57 Pearl River 27    Cornwall 49 Washingtonville 33
VC 36 Plainedge 30                  Port Jervis 40 Corning 35
VC 46 Cornwall 31                   Plainedge 47 Washingtonville 36

Medal Rounds:
1st: Minisink Valley 59 Valley Central 26
3rd: Plainedge 45 Pearl River 37
Cornwall 49 Corning 24
Port Jervis 43 Washingtonville 30

Wallkill @ Clarkstown North Tournament
Wallkill crowned 2 champs, 3 runner ups, and 2 thirds at the Clarkstown North Tournament this Sunday.  Note:  Wallkill’s Avery Ellison, James Faison, Brad Bonner, Joe Pushman, and Billy Kras were not entered.

Team Scores
1 – John Jay Cross River – 160
2 – New Rochelle – 89
3 – West Islip – 86
4 – Wallkill – 72

3rd place:
120-Angel LeBron
152-Kraig Thomas
2nd place:
170- S1 Champ: Jake Logan (New Ro) wbf Mike Fekishazy 1:34
182-S1 Champ-Jordan Wallace (New Ro) tech Brian Mascaro 18-0
285-Bim Gecaj (JJC) wbf Gabe Vasquez  3:50
99-Derek Ellison dec Julianna Duva (JJCR) 7-2
126-Andrew Davis dec Matt Kramer (JJCR) 12-7

Pine Push @ Pawling Invitational
Pine Bush took 1st of 7 Teams at Sunday’s Pawling Invitational. Horace Greeley  came in 2nd place while Pawling finished 3rd.  Pine Bush had 3 champions in Kevin Urena (113), Tommy Askey (120), and Derrick Magsamen (126).

Pine Bush Top-3 placers :
Jordan Suarez 3rd @ 106
Kevin Urena 1st @ 113
Tyler Tarshis 2nd @ 113
Tommy Askey 1st @ 120
Austin West 2nd @ 120
Derrick Magsamen 1st @ 126
Nick Florin 2nd @ 132
Shaun Burgos 3rd @ 145
Owen Daly 2nd @ 170
Jacob Smith 2nd @ 285

Week 2 Tournaments


Friday 12/9 & Saturday 12/10
Minisink Valley @ Linda Stuart Duals in Colonie
Despite missing two starters due to injury, Minisink Valley went 6-1 at the Colonie Tournament with their only loss coming to out of state power Mt. Anthony from Vermont. Undefeated Warriors included Nick Picariello (99), Joey Yanis (182),  Andrew Covais (195), and Andrew Slagle (220).
Minisink Valley 70 Albany Academy 10
Minisink Valley 58 Indian River 18
Minisink Valley 64 Ketcham 12
Minisink Valley 57 Burnt Hills 25
Minisink Valley 40 Queensbury 34
Minisink Valley 36 Massapequa 31
Mt. Anthony, VT 38 Minisink Valley 36

Onteora @ Valley Duals
Copenhahen 51 Onteora 25    Central Valley 78 Onteora 6
Onteora 46 Little Falls 36        Onteora 57 Whiteboro 30
La Salle 54 Onteora 34            SVEC 57 Onteora 26
Mexico 48 Onteora 30             La Salle 45 Onteora 39

Saturday 12/10
Cornwall & Rondout Valley @ Dragon Duals
1st Place – Columbia
2nd Place – Pearl River
3rd Place – Cornwall
4th Place – Horace Greeley
5th Place – Rondout Valley

Undefeated Cornwall wrestlers were Christian Prokosch (99), Steve Gazzillo (145), and Will Leonard (182).  Columbia’s John Devine (138) was voted tournament MOW.

Pearl River 60 Rondout Valley 24        Pearl River 41 Cornwall 36
Cornwall 60 Rondout Valley 24           Cornwall 51 Horace Greeley 32
Columbia 44 Cornwall 31

Pine Bush @ East Ramapo Titan Tournament 
Pine Bush Varsity represented Section 9 Wrestling at the “East Ramapo Titan Duals” in Spring Valley, NY this Saturday 12/10/2016, and took 1st place of 6 Varsity Teams.  Pine Bush’s Tommy Askey went 5:0 at 120 lbs with all 5 pins to take “Most Outstanding Wrestler” ! Pine Bush had 6 undefeated wrestlers on Saturday :
Jordan Suarez (106), Tommy Askey (120), Derrick Magsamen (126), Shaun Burgos (145), Chris Tremper (160), and Owen Daly (170).

Pine Bush 50 East Ramapo 34     Pine Bush 51 Tappan Zee 15
Pine Bush 66 Arlington 24          Pine Bush 54 Croton Harmon 33
Pine Bush 66 Nyack 24

John Jay Tournament

2 WALLKILL 215.5*

Wallkill crowned 1 champ, 6 runner ups, and 2 thirds, 1-4th ,two-5th and 1-6th at the John Jay Tournament this Friday/Saturday


3rd place:
138-Kyle Ripa
170-Brian Mascaro

2nd place:
99-Julianna Duva-JJCR dec Derek Ellison-Wallkill SV 6-4
113-Mickey Bruno-PV major dec Avery Ellison -Wallkill 10-1
120-Tyler Albis-JJEF wbfall James Faison-Wallkill 5:40
126-Andrew Davis (not entered)
132-Randy Earl-JJEF dec Brad Bonner-Wallkill 7-0
145-Ray Cotto-JJCR major dec Joe Pushman-Wallkill 9-1
195-Johnny Santos-Fox Lane wbfall Billy Kras-Wallkill 3:!7 

182-Mike Fekishazy won by inj default over Evan Frank (3rd NYS last year)-JJCR. Fekishazy was winning 6-2 late in third period when Frank stopped the match.

Tournament MOW- Grant Cuomo-Brewster-152 lbs

Middletown finished 3rd as a team behind Champion John Jay Cross River and Runner up Wallkill. Top 3 placers for the Middies:
Champions – 170lbs Adonis Morano, 285lbs, Norris Gipson.
Runners up – 170lbs Tajh Ali, 220lbs Horace Duke
3rd place – 106lbs Justin Morales, 152lbs Nate Garcia, 195lbs Julius Oquendo

Newburgh Free Academy crowned 2 champions and had 3 other wrestlers finish 3rd.  Greg Fischer was crowned champion at 106 while Tyler Serafini won the title at 152.  Tyler Dellatore (113), Maxx DeCapua (182), and William McCartney (285) all finished in 3rd place for the Goldbacks.  Click HERE for all of the NFA individual results.

Kingston @ Matmania in Glens Falls
Kingston placed 5th of 18 teams at the Glens Falls Matmania. Seven Tigers placed.
Nijee Noble took 2nd at 170  with a 3-0 loss to Northern Adirondack’s Justin Trembley. In the semis, Noble defeated 2x Section II champ Eoghan Sweeney of Niskayuna 2-1.

Chris Bouton took 2nd at 132 with a loss to Rolland LaPoint of Northern Adirondack.  Tyler Marzarago placed 3rd at 195lbs, Hayden Barley 4th at 220lbs, Javier Casteneda 4th at 126lbs, and Jake Chenier and Ryan Muller taking 5th and 6th respectively.

High School Opening Weekend Schedule and Results…Plus Some College Notes

Friday 12/2 & Saturday 12/3
NFA @ Columbia Duals
NFA 40 South Glen Falls 24                     NFA 64 Shalmont 17
NFA 63 Northern Adirondack 24          Columbia 51 NFA 35
NFA 55 Whitehall/Fort Ann 30              NFA 42 Beekmantown 39
NFA 50 Tamarac 29

Saturday 12/3
Goshen, Port Jervis, Saugerties, Monticello, Onteora, and E/L/SW @ Lance Golubiski Duals

Team Standings
Saugerties 1st
Port Jervis 2nd
Oneonta 3rd
Goshen 4th
Ryan Ellefsen – MOW
Graeme Knisell (Saugerties) – Most Promising Freshman

Saugerties 63 Oneonta 24                  Saugerties 52 Port Jervis 21
Saugerties 75 Monticello 9                Saugerties 55 East Ramapo 21
Saugerties 63 Goshen 16                    Goshen 51 E/L/SW 25
Goshen 31 Nanuet 30                          Oneonta 48 Goshen 33
Port Jervis 42 Goshen 31                    Nanuet 42 Monticello 21
E/L/SW 48 Monticllo 24

Monroe Woodbury @ Battle at the Beach
The Crusaders crowned 4 champions and came in 2nd place in the team race to host Long Beach.  Champions for Monroe Woodbury included Dylan Earl (113), Marco Vespa (120), Evan Barczak (160), and Sam Santander (182).  Other top 4 placers for MW included Ryan Burgos (2nd @ 113), Joey McGinty (3rd @ 126), Emanuel Ward (4th @ 126), Cameron Wernicki (2nd @ 132), Carter Stewart (4th @ 145), Tom Fini (4th @ 152), Samson Perez (4th @ 220), and Preston Havison (3rd @ 285).

Cornwall, Warwick, Washingtonville @ Greeley Duals
Cornwall 72 Collegiate School 3        Cornwall 42 Putnam Valley 40
Cornwall 60 Mamaroneck 25            John Jay CR 57 Cornwall 16
Washingtonville 54 Edgemont 26    Washingtonville 34 Carmel 48
Washingtonville 46 Pawling 36       Washingtonville 71 Mamaroneck 14

Wallkill at the Bethlehem Round Robin
Wallkill crowned 5 champs, 3 runner ups, and 3 thirds at the Bethlehem Tournament this Saturday/Sunday.

3rd place:
106-Jacob Lyle
113-Avery Ellison
182-Matt Alusio

2nd place:
99-Jake Chenier (Kingston) tech fall Derek Ellison (Wallkill) 150- 5:38
138-Caiden Mondore (LaSalle) dec Kyle Ripa (Wallkill) 8-2
145-Ian McLHenry (Greenville) WBF Joe Pushman (Wallkill) 5:18
152-Roman Braga (Bethlehem) WBF Kraig Thomas (Wallkill) 2:40

Champions (wins over sectional place winners
James Faison 7-0 (5 pins)
120-James Faison WBF Anthony Canova (Bethlehem) 2:36
120-James Faison WBF Aiden Cullen (Greenville) 2:03
120-James Faison WBF Matt Laporte (Hoosick) 4-2

Andrew Davis 8-0 (8 pins) – Records 100th Career Win
126-Andrew Davis WBF Garrett Cummings (Salem-Cambridge) 1:45 

Brad Bonner 9-0 (6 pins)
132-Brad Bonner dec Sam Richards (Hoosick) 8-3
132-Brad Bonner WBF Dwayne Compton (Cohoes) 4:59

Brian Mascaro (5-0) 2 pins
170-Brian Mascaro dec Larry Oliver (Highland) 3-0

Billy Kras (6-0) 3 pins
195-Billy Kras dec Tyler Mazargo (Kingston) 10-4

Kingston at the Bethlehem Round Robin
This past weekend the Kingston wrestling team traveled to Bethlehem High School for a two day, 9 match, round robin tournament. The final outcome resulted in six medal winners for the Tigers.
99lbs Jake Chenier champion
106lbs Ryan Robles 2nd
182lbs Donnel Weigel 2nd
195lbs Tyler Marzarago 2nd
220lbs Hayden Barley 3rd
285lbs Najib Barak 2nd

College Notes:
Vinny Vespa (Hofstra, Monroe Woodbury) @ Journeymen Tussle
Sean Fausz (NC State) tech fall Vespa 17-2
Scott Delvecchio (Rutgers) dec Vespa 9-4
Vespa wbf Paul Ambrose (Campbell) 5:33

New Standard Corporation Invitational
125 – Anthony Stramiello (York, Monroe Woodbury)
Rob Murray (Stevens) maj 17-5 Stramiello
Dylan Nuttall (York) wbf 2:59 Stramiello
165 – AJ Aeberli (Coast Guard, Minisink Valley)
Aeberli dec 4-1 Josh Farrar (Cortland)
Aeberli dec 3-2 Dale White (Johnson & Wales)
Aeberli dec 3-1 TB2 Anthony Arroyo (Baldwin Wallace)
Alec Golner (Roger Williams) dec 6-0 Aeberli
Nick Remke (Coast Guard) dec 6-5 Aeberli
Aeberli dec 7-6 Andrew Tolbert (Ferrum)…AJ takes 5th place!!!
285 – Rob Kelly (Cortland, Monroe Woodbury)
Carlos Leyva (Ferrum) maj 10-0 Kelly
Francis Kelly (USMMA) wbf 4:51 Kelly

LaRuffa placed 2nd at the Niagara Thunderwolves Open
Michael LaRuffa (Monticello, SUNY Brockport)

149 – Michael LaRuffa placed 2nd and scored 13.50 team points.
Quarters – LaRuffa (Brockport) dec Mike Phelps (Niagara) (10-4)
Semis – LaRuffa (Brockport) tech Matt Osborne (Brockport) (17-0)
Finals – Chris Moungle (Spartanburg)  maj LaRuffa (Brockport) (12-0)

RIT Invitational
James Bethel (Saugerties, Oneonta) won the title at 285 while Sam Weinger (Washingtonville, RIT) came in 3rd place at the same weight!

Gerard Daly Goes 1-1 for Sacred Heart
Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley, Sacred Heart) went 1-1 today at 133 for Sacred Heart.  He defeated Davidson’s Dustin Runzo 5-3 and was defeated by Appalachian State’s Colby Smith 15-7.