Friends of Section 9 Awards Banquet

The Friends of Section 9 held their annual awards banquet last night at Twin Towers Middle School in Middletown. Our limited budget due to the fact that there has been no Eastern States Classic for two seasons prevented us from doing our usual full dinner and dessert banquet at a catering hall, however the 2021-2022 season was so special that we thought it was important to do something! There was so much to celebrate so we decided to have an awards assembly with coffee and desserts afterwards. This season, Section 9 won the sectional team race at the state tournament for the first time since 1975! For this year’s banquet we awarded certificates to the top 6 Division 1 place winners and the top 4 Division 2 place winners at every weight. We also recognized several individuals and teams and provided them with plaques as special awards. Let’s take a look at our special awards winners!

Division 1 Tournament MOW – PJ Duke, Minisink Valley
PJ, still only a freshman, went on the win his 2nd NYS title in Albany in convincing fashion!

Division 2 Tournament MOW – Charlie Wylie, Port Jervis
Charlie became the first girl wrestler to win a Section 9 title wrestling against the boys!

Most Exciting Match – D1 Finals – Luke Greiner (MV) vs Jackson Merli (NFA)
Both Luke and Jackson went on to compete well and earn wins in Albany. Greiner is only a sophomore and has two more shots at the jumping on the podium at states, while Merli will continue his academic and wrestling career at Bucknell!

Most Exciting Match – D2 Finals – Justin Coiteux (NP) vs Logan Zehr (High)

Coiteux went 1-2 up in Albany and is only a sophomore! Zehr wrapped up a great high school career by going 29-2 as a senior!

Friends of S9 Ref of the Year – Paul Cummings
Paul was selected to ref at the state tournament this year and he was recently inducted into the Upstate NY Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame!

Org/Sull Officials Sportsmanship Award – Sofia Macaluso, Minisink Valley
Sofia is currently ranked #1 in the nation for 122-pound female wrestlers. She is the first ever S9 girl to place in the S9 tournament. She is a 2X placer taking 2nd this past season and placing 3rd as a freshman in 2019. Sofia is also a 3X Fargo placer and the 2022 Folkstyle Nationals champion!

Parents of the Year – Mike and Kristi Greco, Warwick Valley
The actual plaque said “Mike Greco” but both we all know that this award goes to both of Alex’s parents!

Scorekeeper of the Year – Elisa Rhodes, Onteora
Elisa became the first person to ever win Scorekeeper of the Year and also win the tournament! Elisa finished 1st in the Girls Only Division…Impressive!!!

Scorekeeper of the Year – Caitlin Hennamen, Minisink Valley
Caitlin has been a Mat Maid for the Minisink Valley program for three years. Her work as a scorekeeper and mentor has always been incredible, and this year she was instrumental in assisting in live feeds for venues with fan restrictions due to COVID!

Come-Back Wrestler of the Year – PJ Duke, Minisink Valley
PJ Missed all of the covid shortened 2020-2021 season and had to battle through an early season injury suffered at the Walsh Ironman. How did he respond? He notched his 2nd NYS title and is currently ranked 3rd in the nation by Flo at 138!

Fan of the Year – Bruce Whitman, Middletown
It’s impossible to quantify the importance of a strong fan base for a wrestling program. Middletown coach Jason Lichtenstein made it very clear that Whitman is one of the Middies greatest all-time fans!

Dave Simmons Most Courageous Wrestler – Stephan Monchery, Middletown
Possibly the greatest ever choice to receive this award. Stephan battled through the emotional anguish of losing his brother to COVID and wound up winning the Section 9 title and finishing 5th in NYS at 285!

Coaches Wife of the Year Award – Katie Ehlers, Chester
Being a wrestling coaches’ wife is never easy – the amount of time away at practice, matches, and tournaments in stressful! Being the wife of a wrestling coach and having your first child is a whole different level of commitment! Congratulations Katie!

Assistant Coach of the Year – AJ Voelker, Chester
The former Section 9 champion from Monroe Woodbury has done an incredible job in helping Coach Ehlers continue to grow Chester wrestling! Great work AJ!

John Bell Lifetime Achievement Award – John Lando, Tuxedo
Coach Landro received this well-deserved award and who better to present it to him than one of his greatest pupils – current Chester head coach Jim Ehlers. Congratulations on an incredible coaching career Coach Landro!

John Bell Lifetime Achievement Award – Bill Stutz, Red Hook
Current Red Hook coach Nick Fredericks gave a great introduction to the man who laid the foundation for the Red Hook wrestling program. Congratulations Coach Stutz. You represent everything that is good about high school sports!

Friends of Section 9 Person of the Year – Bill Coudrey, Newburgh
Bob Coudrey has been a trainer at NFA for over 20 years. He has been the head assessor at the weight certifications since its inception and on more than one occasion has been asked to serve as a trainer at the NYSPHSAA Tournament! Thank you for all that you do for Section 9 wrestling Bob!

Most Improved Team of the Year – Wallkill
This award is based purely on mathematics! Wallkill had the greatest improvement in the Section 9 tournament of any team – D1 or D2! Congrats to Coach Ng and the Wallkill Panthers!

Friends of Section 9 Coach of the Year – Anthony Ng, Wallkill
Taking of a wrestling program that was run by NYS and National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Jeff Cuilty is no easy task! Anthony has accepted the challenge and is working towards making Wallkill a perennial Section 9 power. Congrats Coach Ng!

Troy Bouzakis Wrestler of the Year – Andrew Marchese, Washingtonville
In an almost unanimous vote, Washingtonville senior Andrew Marchese wins the Troy Bouzakis Wrestler of the Year Award. Marchese, who will be continuing his academic and wrestling career and Castleton, capped off an incredible high school career by making it all the way to the state finals this season. He also placed 2nd last year the unofficial Journeymen NYS Tournament and he placed 5th in NYS as a sophomore in 2020. Congratulations Andrew!

Decapua Scholarship Award Winners
Let me begin by apologizing for “almost” forgetting to announce these scholarship recipients at the ceremony yesterday. I had already invited people to go to the cafeteria for coffee and desserts before realizing my mistake. I was able to announce the award winners while most everyone was still in the auditorium; however, they did not receive the proper recognition which they deserved. Again, my sincere apologies to the wrestlers and their families.

Max Winkler, Goshen
Winkler worked his tail off during the off-season and capped of a great high school career by finishing 3rd in the Section 9 tournament. He had an impressive 34-7 record this season and notched 31 wins via pinfall ranking him in the top 7 in Section 9 for pins. Winkler, who will wrestle in college at D2 East Stroudsburg, recently competed in the NYWAY state tournament where he was crowned the 189 Pound NYWAY State Champion for the high school division! Congrats Max!

Henry Villodas, Goshen
Villodas capped off a very successful high school career by putting together a 19-win season for the rapidly improving Goshen wrestling program.

Jackson Merli, Newburgh Free Academy
Merli has a great high school career! The Bucknell bound NFA senior is a 2X Section 9 finalist and a 2X NYS Tournament qualifier! Congrats Jack!

George Racz, Minisink Valley
“Three-Quarter Georgie” capped off a great high school career by finishing 3rd in the Section 9 tournament at 160 pounds. Racz had several huge wins for the Warriors this season and finished with a 41-3 record with 31 pins ranking him #3 in Section 9!

Sofia Macaluso, Minisink Valley
Sofia is a 2X Section 9 place winner and the first ever female to place in the Section 9 tournament wrestling against the boys. Macaluso placed 3rd as a freshman and took 2nd as a senior. Sofia is the #1 ranked girl wrestler in the nation at 122 and she will wrestle collegiately at East Stroudsburg University alongside her sister Mia!

Eric Tigue, Minisink Valley
Tigue made the most out of his 3rd trip to the NYS tournament in Albany! After falling short in the blood round as an 8th grader and a freshman, Tigue capped off a spectacular high school wrestling career by taking 3rd place at 152 pounds as a senior! Eric is still undecided about his college choice but wherever he goes he will certainly be an asset to the team! Congratulations Eric!

Andrew Marchese, Washingtonville
The aforementioned Marchese had a magical senior season. He came up one win shy of the state title but that doesn’t take away from an incredible 2021-2022 campaign. Andrew finished the season with an incredible 47-1 record and 33 pins ranking him 2nd in Section 9! Congrats and best of luck at Castleton, Drew!

Mark Faller Coach of the Year & Frank Tschan Team of the Year
Kevin Gallagher and the Minisink Valley Warriors

Had to save the best for last. Where to begin with the incredible season put together by Coach Gallagher and the Minisink Valley wrestling team??? The Warriors were perhaps the greatest team in the history of New York State wrestling. They were led by Coach Gallagher, who this season passed fellow Hall of Famer Donnie Blaine from Cornwall and became the winningest coach in Section 9 history. (I apologize for forgetting to mention that at the ceremony.) I know that Coach Gallagher would not be pleased if I did not give credit to his incredible coaching staff including long-time assistant Scott Hendershot as well as former MV wrestlers and now assistants Brenden Byrne, Ross Potter, and Michael Raccioppi. The Warriors had a perfect dual meet record and outscored their opponents by an average of 58 points per dual meet. They won the Section 9 Duals, the NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Championships, the Section 9 Tournament and they won the team title at the NYSPHSAA Individual Championships. Minisink Valley also broke the record for most points by a team by notching 155.5 points in Albany surpassing the previous record of 134 set by Hilton in 2019. The Warriors crowned eight Section 9 champions and sent a record ten wrestlers to the state tournament. At the state tournament the Warriors had six wrestlers place in the top 4 in NYS. Andrew Filip placed 4th at 189, Eric Tigue took 3rd at 152, Mikey Altomer placed 2nd at 172, and PJ Duke (138), Zack Ryder (160), and Ethan Gallo (215) were all crowned NYS Champions!!! For Duke and Ryder, this was their 2nd trip to the top of the podium! And just for good measure…the Warriors are only graduating four seniors – Macaluso, Racz, Tigue, and Altomer. Everyone else, including their three NYS champions, are coming back next season! Congratulations to the entire Minisink Valley wrestling program!!!

NHSCA Nationals

Several local wrestlers took the trip down to Virgina Beach to compete at the NHSCA Nationals. This tournament separates high school wrestlers by grade plus they have a middle school division and a girl’s division. Let’s take a look at how our local wrestlers are doing!

Seniors

152 – Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Tigue dec 4-3 Madole (WV)
Rd 32: Garrett (AL) dec 2-0 Tigue
Consi 32 #2: Tigue dec 4-2 Green (GA)
Consi 16 #1: Tigue dec 7-2 Hrcka (NV)
Consi 16 #2: Tigue dec 10-7 Osborn (MN)
Consi 8 #1: New (AL) dec 1-0 Tigue

160 – George Racz (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Hernandez (CA) f 3:55 Racz
Consi 32 #1: Parcell (TN) f 1:55 Racz

195 – Max Winkler (Goshen)
Rd 32: Winkler f 3:28 Dotson (OH)
Rd 16: Negron (DE) f 3:28 Winkler
Consi 16 #2: Zoia (NY) dec 4-0 Winkler

Juniors

113 – Cooper Grossi (Wallkill)
Rd 32: Heaston (IN) f :38 Grossi
Consi 32 #2: White (KY) f 1:38 Grossi

120 – Rocco Futia (Wallkill)
Rd 128: Futia dec 7-0 Hanefeld (OH)
Rd 64: Pizzuto (MD) f 4:31 Futia
Consi 32 #1: Futia maj 17-3 Schotts (IN)
Consi 32 #2: Lehman (PA) maj 11-2 Futia

120 – Joe Torres (Middletown)
Rd 128: Hernandez (CA) f 3:24 Torres
Consi 64 #2: Bourgeouis (LA) dec 5-1 Torres

126 – Jayden Norris (Middletown)
Rd 64: Sheppard (MO) maj 8-0 Norris
Consi 64 #2: McLaughlin (MA) dec 1-0 Norris

132 – Alex Greco (Warwick)
Rd 128: Greco maj 15-5 Lim (CT)
Rd 64: Alyea (VA) f 3:53 Greco
Consi 64 #2: Reyes (CO) dec 5-0 Greco

152 – George Thomas (Wallkill)
Rd 64: Morris (MO) maj 13-4 Thomas
Consi 64 #2: Thomas f 3:30 Simonds (MD)
Consi 32 #1: Pawler (AL) f 3:21 Thomas

160 – Jai Barnett (Wallkill)
Rd 64: Conley (GA) dec 8-1 Barnett
Consi 64 #1: Gallimore (VA) f 3:50 Barnett

182 – AJ Fricchione (Minisink – wrestles for Bergen Catholic)
Rd 64: Fricchione dec 10-8 Nelson (MD)
Rd 32: Fricchione f 3:46 Conlon (AL)
Rd 16: Fricchione dec 11-6 Pool (OH)
Quarters: Griffith (NJ) dec 11-5 Fricchione
Consi 8 #2: Fricchione maj 10-2 Loveless (UT)
Consi 4: Fricchione dec 4-1 Menifee (VA)
Consi Semis: Monteiro (CA) maj 14-1 Fricchione
5th/6th: Fricchione fft over McDonnell (CA)….AJ takes 5th place!!!

Sophomores

126 – Viktor Banda (Wallkill)
Rd 64: Carter (MN) dec 10-8 Banda
Consi 64 #2: Maneckshaw (LA) f 1:23 Banda

126 – Jacob Roger (Middletown)
Rd 128: Roger f 3:12 Green (SC)
Rd 64: Mejia (NC) f 5:03 Roger
Consi 32 #1: Armstong (RI) maj 11-0 Roger

145 – Luke Greiner (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Townsend (PA) f 3:22 Greiner
Consi 32 #1: Greiner f 2:54 Mease (CO)
Consi 32 #2: Greiner maj 9-1 Butler (PA)
Consi 16 #1: Greiner dec 7-0 Newcomer (NC)
Consi 16 #2: Dailey (PA) f 2:02 Greiner

195 – Bryson Tibbs (Middletown)
Rd 32: Tibbs f 1:45 Clark (AL)
Rd 16: Leslie (WA) dec 3-1 Tibbs
Consi 16 #2: MacDonald (NY) f 3:17 Tibbs

285 – Rahmiere Bradley (Middletown)
Rd 32: Pires (MA) dec 4-3 Bradley
Consi 16 #1: Bradley dec 3-1 Scully (PA)
Consi 16 #2: Bradley dec 3-1 Ramirez (MD)
Consi 8 #1: Black (PA) f 3:39 Bradley

285 – Stephan Monchery (Middletown)
Rd 32: Monchery f :36 Howard (VA)
Rd 16: Monchery f :15 Rojas (PA)
Quarters: Lopez (KS) pin Monchery
Consi 8 #2: Monchery f 2:28 Black (PA)
Consi 4: Monchery f :15 Cox (AL)
Consi Semis: Monchery f 3:22 Garibaldi (NY)
3rd/4th: Monchery f :38 Naylor (WV)…Steph takes 3rd place!!!

Freshman

126 – Anthony Tresch (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Murphy f 3:27 Tresch
Consi 32 #1: Tresch f 3:21 Roybal (NV)
Consi 32 #2: Tresch dec 2-0 Alfalla (NY)
Consi 16 #1: Pavlek (PA) dec 4-2 Tresch

126 – Mason Ketcham (Washingtonville – wrestles for Don Bosco)
Rd 64: Ketcham f 1:44 Lehmann (VA)
Rd 32: Ketcham maj 15-4 Salazar (NM)
Rd 16: Ketcham dec 9-4 Florio (FL)
Quarters: Jackson-Bey (TX) maj 15-4 Ketcham
Consi 8 #2: Ketcham maj 10-0 Frinzi (PA)
Consi 4: Ashley (VA) dec 8-3 Ketcham
7th/8th: Tildsley (MA) f 4:52 Ketcham…Mason takes 8th!!

160 – Ryan Burton (Minisink – wrestles for DePaul Catholic)
Rd 64: Burton by fall over McNeil (VA)
Rd 32: Burton f 1:06 Bloodworth (GA)
Rd 16: Burton tf 17-2 Garcia (PA)
Quarters: James (OH) dec 8-6 Burton
Consi 8 #2: Burton dec 6-4 Thomas (OH)
Consi 4: Burton dec 5-0 Bartford (TX)
Consi Semis: Burton dec 6-4 Miller (OH)
3rd/4th: Sugalski (PA) dec 5-3 Burton…Ryan takes 4th!!!

Middle School

95 – Cooper Merli (Newburgh Free Academy)
Rd 32: Merli dec 8-2 Silva (AL)
Rd 16: Merli f 2:26 Fortugno (NY)
Quarters: Merli dec 6-1 Spicer (OH)
Semis: Merli dec 5-4 Johnson (KS)
Finals: Davidheiser (PA) maj 11-1 Merli…Cooper finishes 2nd!!

100 – Marco Furia (Wallkill)
Rd 32: Futia f 3:57 Armano (MA)
Rd 16: Piparo (NJ) maj 15-2 Futia
Consi 16 #2: Futia dec 3-0 Harrington (VT)
Consi 8 #1: Ortiz (FL) dec 9-2 Futia

105 – Joseph Uhrig (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Uhrig f :33 Pinero (VA)
Rd 32: Jackson (MD) f 1:14 Uhrig
Consi 32 #2: Uhrig maj 13-0 Edwards (SC)
Consi 16 #1: Warta (TN) dec 6-0 Uhrig

105 – Wyatt Boice (Minisink Valley)
Rd 32: Boice f 3:40 Jarrett (RI)
Rd 16: Davis (FL) dec 8-1 Boice
Consi 16 #2: Boice dec 9-4 Russell (NY)
Consi 8 #1: Boice dec 2-1 Dunham (NJ)
Consi 8 #2: Boice dec 3-1 Jackson (MD)
Consi 4: English (NY) dec 5-0 Boice
7th/8th: Boice dec 3-2 Luttrell (NM)…Wyatt takes 7th!!!

127 – Nate Racz (Minisink Valley)
Rd 64: Regis (UT) f :18 Racz
Consi 32 #2: Racz f 2:50 Rivera (CT)
Consi 16 #1: Aguilar (VA) f 2:33 Racz


Minisink Valley Crowns 3 Champs and Sets Team Points Record; Section 9 Wins Tournament for 1st Time Since 1975

Section 9 Division 1 Champs
2022 NYSPHSAA Tournament Champions

Section 9 Wins Division 1 Tournament
For the first time since 1975 Section 9 has won the Sectional team race at the NYSPHSAA wrestling tournament! Our section had 5 finalists, crowned 3 champions, and had 10 Division 1 wrestlers place in the top 8 in their weight class. Section 9 finished with 206.5 points far outdistancing runner up Section 11 (Suffolk County) and third place finisher Section 8 (Nassau County) who finished with 177 and 161.5 points respectively. On the Division 2 side of the tournament, Port Jervis had two wrestlers step on the podium helping the Red Raiders score 25.5 team points! Congratulations to the following state medalists:

102 D1: Luke Satriano (Valley Central) – 4th place
110 D2: Trevor Tufano (Port Jervis) – 8th place
132 D1: Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville) – 2nd place
138 D1: PJ Duke (Minisink Valley) – NYS Champion
138 D1: Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – 5th Place
152 D1: Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) – 3rd place
160 D1: Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) – NYS Champion
172 D1: Mikey Altomer (Minisink Valley) – 2nd Place
189 D1: Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) – 4th Place
215 D1: Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) – NYS Champion
215 D2: Matt Oosterom (Port Jervis) – 7th Place
285 D1: Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – 5th Place

Minisink Valley
2022 NYSPHSAA Tournament Team Champions

(photo art by Darren Ryder)

Warriors Dominate the Competition
Nobody in the wrestling community is surprised that Minisink Valley had a good showing at this weekend’s state tournament – but I don’t think many people predicted just how incredible the performance would be! The Warriors crowned three state champions and had a total of six wrestlers place in the top 4 in what wound up being a record-setting performance! Minisink won the team race by scoring a total of 155.5 points – the most points ever scored by a team in the history of the NYS tournament! The previos recors was 134 points et by Hilton in 2019. Congratulations to PJ Duke, Zack Ryder, and Ethan Gallo for taking the top step on the podium on Saturday night! Duke, still only a freshman, took home the title at 138 pounds. It is his 2nd NYS crown as he won the tournament at 99 pounds in 2020 as a 7th grader. Duke notched 3 technical fall victories before winning the state crown when his opponent was disqualified for excessive unsportsmanlike conduct violations. Ironically, in his finals match Duke defeated the same wrestler who his teammate Zack Ryder defeated in 2020 when he also won his first state title. Ryder won this year’s tournament at 160 pounds in dominating fashion. The Minisink Valley sophomore pinned his first three opponents before beating Section 5’s Nick Sanko by a score of 6-3 to earn his 2nd state title! At 215 pounds Warrior junior Ethan Gallo, who placed 6th at 182 in 2020, would win his first state title in workmanlike fashion. Gallo majored his first opponent then notched wins by scores of 5-2 and 1-0 before sealing the deal via a 6-0 decision in the finals! Minisink Valley senior Mikey Altomer made it all the way to the finals at 172 pounds before dropping a 4-1 decision to undefeated Section 2 wrestler Dylan Schell from Queensbury. At 152 pounds, Eric Tigue lost in the quarterfinals but wrestled all the way back and eventually took 3rd place by defeating the wrestler who defeated him earlier in the tournament, Tim Bova from Arlington. Andrew Filip came into the tournament as the 4th seed at 189 and he wrestled to his seed! The Minisink Valley junior lost in the semis to eventual champion and MOW Kole Mulhauser but bounced back and pinned his opponent in the consolation semis setting up his 4th place finish. The Warriors also had four other wrestlers qualify for the state tournament. Seventh grader Wyatt Boice went 0-2 at 110 and freshman Anthony Tresch went 1-2 at 126. The Warriors had two other wrestlers win matches in Albany as junior Zack McKernan picked up two wins at 132 and sophomore Luke Greiner notched a victory at 145. Of the 10 Minisink Valley wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament, 8 of them are underclassmen. Congratulations on an incredible season to Coach Gallagher, Coach Hendershot, Coach Potter, Coach Raccioppi, Coach Byrne, and the entire Minisink Valley wrestling community!

NYSPHSAA Wrestling Finals Plus Section 9 Medal Matches

Finals Matchups

102 D1: Dunia Sibomana (S8) f 1:32 Ryan Ferrara (S4)
102 D2: Darren Florance (S4) dec 5-0 Gabe English (S2)
110 D1: Joe Manfredi (8) dec 5-1 Mikey Manta (S11)
110 D2: Talan Hubbard (S3) dec 3-0 Andrew Spaulding (S5)
118 D1: Matt Marlow (S11) dec 3-1 Jaden Crumpler (S6)
118 D2: Gianni Silvestri (S4) maj 12-2 Xavier DeJesus-Remchuck (S5)
126 D1: Tyler Ferrara (S4) dec 5-2 Brayden Fahrbach (S11)
126 D2: Max Gallagher (S11) tf 18-2 Jonny Vicario (S6)
132 D1: Steven Lucas (S11) dec 9-6 Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville)
132 D2: Joe Sparacio (S11) dec 6-5 Caden Bellis (S4)
138 D1: PJ Duke (Minisink Valley) dq George Oroudjov (S4)
138 D2: Jordan Soriano (S8) maj 10-1 Caleb Sweet (S5)
145 D1: Jayden Scott (S5) dec 4-2 Anthony Conetta (S8)
145 D2: Jackson Polo (S8) dec 5-3 Donavan Smith (S4)
152 D1: Rocco Camillaci (S5) dec 9-5 Ben Rogers (S8)
152 D2: Ousmane Duncanson (S4) dec 2-1 Mitch Gaiser (S5)
160 D1: Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) dec 6-3 Nick Sanko (S5)
160 D2: Carter Baer (S10) tf 18-2 Nick Brown (S6)
172 D1: Dylan Schell (S2) dec 4-1 Mikey Altomer (Minisink Valley)
172 D2: Reed Douglass (S2) dec 3-1 Ray Hutton (S2)
189 D1: Kole Mulhauser (S3) 3:26 Jake Trovato (S11)
189 D2: Gabriel Monroe (S4) f 3:13 Ethan Randell (S3)
215 D1: Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) dec 6-0 Ryan Stein (S2)
215 D2: Sam Sorenson (S3) dec 2-1 Trent Sibble (S5)
285 D1: Chales Tibbitts (S3) dec 3-2 Sebastian Regis (S11)
285 D2: Tristen Hitchcock (S2) dec 3-1 Nick Rogers (S3)

Section 9 Placement Matches

102 D1 3rd/4th: Evin Gursoy (PSAL) dec 4-2 Luke Satriano (VC)
110 D2 7th/8th: Liam English (S2) dec 3-0 Trevor Tufano (PJ)
138 D1 5th/6th: Jordan Brown (MW) dec 8-1 Matt Catillo (S8)
152 D1 3rd/4th: Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) dec 4-2 Tim Bova (S1)
189 D1 3rd/4th: Eric Carlson (S8) dec 5-2 Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley)
215 D2 7th/8th: Matt Oosterom (Port Jervis) dec 6-0 Connor Hare (S5)
285 D1 5th/6th: Stephan Monchery (Middletown) f :27 Zimmerman (S5)

Day 2 from the NYSPHSAA Championships – Semifinals and Section 9 Blood Round Results

Semifinal Match-ups

102 D1: Ryan Ferrara (S4) dec 5-3 sv Carlos Arango (S8)
102 D1: Dunia Simbomana (S8) de 9-3 Luke Satriano (S9)
102 D2: Darren Florance (S4) de 5-0 Chris Noto (S5)
102 D2: Gabe English (D2) dec 1-0 Gene Edwards (S3)

110 D1: Joe Manfredi (S8) de 4-2 Jason Kwaak (S11)
110 D1: Mikey Manta (S11) de 3-2 Anthony Clem (S8)
110 D2: Talan Hubbard (S2) dec 4-2 Aiden Schufelt (S4)
110 D2: Andrew Spaulding (S5) dec 6-3 Jayden Duncanson (S4)

118 D1: Matt Marlow (S11) dec 2-0 ot Joe Clem (S8)
118 D1: Jayden Crumpler (S6) dec 2-0 sv Christian Lievano (S11)
118 D2: Gianni Silvestri (S4) dec 2-0 Daniel Kirsch (S6)
118 D2: Xavier DeJesus-Remchuck (S5) de 2-1 ot Chase Nevills (S4)

126 D1: Tyler Ferrara (S4) f 1:57 Isaias Torres (PSAL)
126 D1: Brayden Fahrbach (S11) dec 3-0 Liam Carlin (S2)
126 D2: Max Gallagher (S11) maj 15-3 Trey Kimball (S3)
126 D2: Johnny Vicario (S6) dec 8-5 Tyler Roe (S4)

132 D1: Steven Lucas (S11) tf 16-1 John Frustace (S1)
132 D1: Andrew Marchese (S9) dec 5-4 Alex Booth (S3)
132 D2: Joe Sparacio (S11) dec 5-2 Nicholas Noto (S5) vs
132 D2: Caden Bellis (S4) dec 11-8 Aiden Gillings (S6)

138 D1: PJ Duke (S9) tf 18-3 Killian Foy (S8)
138 D1: George Oroudjov (S4) dec 7-1 Casper Stewart (S5)
138 D2: Caleb Sweet (S5) f 4:34 Kyle Barber (S11)
138 D2: Jordan Soriano (S8) de 4-2 Kace Cook (S3)

145 D1: Jayden Scott (S5) f 3:25 Frankie Volpe (S11)
145 D1: Anthony Connetta (S8) dec 2-1Cameron Catrabone (S6)
145 D2: Jackson Polo (S8) dec 10-9 Owen Hicks (S2)
145 D2: Donovan Smith (S4) maj 13-2 Sixx Cook (S3)

152 D1: Rocco Camillaci (S5) dec 9-6 Jake Hoffmann (S1)
152 D1: Benny Rogers (S8) dec 4-3 Tim Bova (S1)
152 D2: Mitch Gaiser (S5) dec 3-2 Vandavian Way (S10) vs
152 D2: Ousmane Duncanson (S4) de 6-5 Dakota Mascho (S6)

160 D1: Zack Ryder (S9) f 1:07 Brady Unger (S5)
160 D1: Nick Sanko (S5) tf 16-0 Tom Andria (S11)
160 D2: Carter Baer (S10) f :51 Ayden DeForrest (S3)
160 D2: Nick Brown (S6) f 1:25 Brady Buttice (S4)

172 D1: Mikey Altomer (S9) dec 5-4 Elijah Diakomihalis (S5)
172 D1: Dylan Schell (S2) dec 5-1 Jake Scherbyn (S5)
172 D2: Reed Douglass (S2) f 3;04 Luke Dendis (S5)
172 D2: Ray Hutton (S2) DEC 6-3 Dom Weaver (S4)

189 D1: Kole Mulhauser (S3) TF 15-0 Andrew Filip (S9)
189 D1: Joe Trovato (S11) F 1:35 Eric Carlson (S8)
189 D2: Gabe Monroe (S4) DEC 5-1 Jared Bilinski (S3)
189 D2: Ethan Randall (S3) DEC 6-5 Simon Lingle (S6)

215 D1: Ethan Gallo (S9) dec 1-0 Steve Burrell (S1)
215 D1: Ryan Stein (S2) dec 3- 1 SV Robert Smith (S11)
215 D2: Sam Sorenson (S3) f 3:03 Trevor Barry (S6)
215 D2: Trent Sibble (S5) dec 3-1 Garrett Bidwell (S4)

285 D1: Sebastian Regis (S11) dec 4-1 Konrad Kryzston (S6)
285 D1: Charles Tibbitts (S3) dec 3-1 sv Stephan Monchery (S9)
285 D2: Tristen Hitchcock (S2) F 3:08 Connor Bushey (S7)
285 D2: Nick Rogers (S3) dec 6-2 Evan Day (S2)

Section 9 Blood Round Results

102 D1: Ralph Keeney (S2) dec 9-2 Cooper Merli (NFA)
110 D2: Trevor Tufano (PJ) de 1-0 Trevor Waugh (S3)
118 D1: Ray Adams (S8) de 12-5 Rocco Futia (Wallkill)
138 D1: Jordan Brown (MW) dec 9-2 Jashon Holmes (S2)
152 D1: Eric Tigue (MV) f 4:31 RKelly Trajean (S8)
189 D2: Justin Soriano (S8) DE 4-0 Ivan Figueroa (PJ)
215 D2: Matt Oosterom (PJ) F 3:31 Hunter Nemec (S2)

Consi of 4 – Section 9 Results

110 D2: Ryan Farley (S5) dec 4-2 sv Trevor Tufano (Port Jervis)
138 D1: Jordan Brown (MW) dec 7-4 Tyler Rossini (S2)
152 D1: Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) dec 4-0 Hale Lopez (S11)
215 D2: L. Marrisal (S2) f 3:35 Matt Oosterom (Port Jervis)

Consi Semifinals – Section 9 Results

102 D1: Luke Satriano (VC) dec 9-4 Ralph Keeney (S2)
138 D1: Killian Foy (S8) f 2:03 Jordan Brown (MW)
152 D1: Eric Tigue (MV) dec 6-2 Jake Hoffman (S1)
189 D1: Andrew Filip (MV) f 4:19 John McGowan (S1)
285 D1: S. Fearon (S6) dec 6-4 Stephan Monchery (Middletown)


Day 1 from NYSPHSAA Championships – Section 9 Wrestleback Results

Wrestleback #2 – Section 9 Wrestlers

118 D1: Michael Santore (S2) f 4:21 Alex Greco (Warwick)
118 D1: Rocco Futia (Wallkill) f 3:35 Ryan Massengale (S4)
126 D1: Cal Russo (S5) dec 6-4 Sebastian Vidacovich (VC)
126 D2: Dylan Winchell (S2) dec 7-2 Chris Gatto (Highland)
132 D1: Nick LaMorte (S11) f 2:32 Zak McKernan (MV)
132 D2: Alex Clancy (S7) maj 12-3 Rocco Deaveiro (Rondout)
145 D1: Dan Parker (S4) dec 3-1 sv Luke Greiner (MV)
145 D1: Sean Degl (C) dec 5-3 sv Jackson Merli (NFA)
145 D2: Josh Rowland (S4) dec 4-2 Ryan Ross (PJ)
152 D1: Gabe Lynch (S3) f 2:18 Tyler Reed (Cornwall)
160 D1: Jesiere Carter (S6) dec 3-1 sv Anthony Manzi (NFA)
172 D1: Mack Murtha (S11) dec 5-2 Mike Zrelak (MW)
189 D1: Connor McGannon (S1) dec 11-9 sv Brayden Pennell (PB)
189 D2: Ivan Figueroa (PJ) dec 6-4 Jalin Badillo (S1)
285 D2: John Ramos (S8) f 3:25 Logan Ormond (New Paltz)


Wrestleback #1 – Section 9 Wrestlers

102 D2: Tanner King (S10) dec 3-2 Charlie Wylie (PJ)
110 D1: Tyler Whitely (S2) maj 8-0 Wyatt Boice (MV)
110 D1: Austin Zimmerman (C) dec 6-0 Nick Weeden (VC)
118 D1: Alex Greco (Warwick) dec 5-2 Dylan Furman (S40
118 D1: Rocco Futia (Wallkill) – bye
118 D2: Trevor Cortright (S4) maj 11-0 Lucas Ospina (Rondout)
126 D1: Luke Nieto (S8) dec 12-5 Anthony Tresch (MV)
126 D1: Sebastian Vidavovich (VC) dec 2-1 Ariel Waldman (S8)
126 D2: Chris Gatto (Highland) dec 4-0 Zoe Griffith (S10)
132 D1: Zak McKernan (MV) dec 2-0 Tremell Matthews (S6)
132 D2: Rocco DeAveiro (Rondout) f 2:38 Louis Canatta (S8)
138 D2: Greyson Meak (S8) f 1:00 Justin Coiteux (New Paltz)
145 D1: Luke Greiner (MV) f 3:29 Nick Campanella (PSAL)
145 D1: Jackson Merli (NFA) – bye
145 D2: Ryan Ross (PJ) dec 3-2 Kayleb Martin (S3)
152 D1: Tyler Reed (Cornwall) f 2:34 Rocco Ferriera (S10)
152 D2: Anthony Evangalista (S11) f 4:42 Cole Cuppett (NP)
160 D1: Anthony Manzi (NFA) maj 15-6 Anthony Carter (S1)
160 D2: Cornal Brinson (S7) dec 6-4 Logan Smith (Highland)
172 D1: Mike Zrelak (MW) f 3:27 Jaiden Burdick (S3)
172 D2: Landen Smith (S7) maj 12-1 Wyatt Konjas (Onteora)
189 D1: Brayden Pennell (PB) dec 5-2 Ben Velazquez (S8)
189 D2: Ivan Figueroa (PJ) dec 9-1 Noah Campbell (I)
215 D1: Gabe Willins (S11) f 2:57 Bryson Tibbs (Middletown)
285 D1: Jon Feramola (S11) dec 3-1 Rahmeire Bradley (Middletown)

Day 1 from NYSPHSAA Championships – Quarterfinal Results for Section 9

Here are the quarterfinal results for every Section 9 wrestler! Quarterfinal winners advance to tomorrow morning’s semifinals and are guaranteed a spot on the podium on Saturday night!

Division 1 Quarterfinal Results
102: Luke Satriano (Valley Central) dec 7-4 Evan Gursoy (PSAL)
102: Ryan Ferrara (S4) dec 3-1 Cooper Merli (NFA)
132: Andrew Marchese (Wash) dec 2-0 Tom Bonasera (S8)
138: PJ Duke (Minisink Valley) tf 23-8 Collin Coughenour (S6)
138: George Oroudjov dec 6-3 Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury)
152: Tim Bova (S1) dec 6-4 Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley)
160: Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) f 3:13 Cunningham (S11)
172: Mikey Altomer (Minisink Valley) f :34 Noah Corwin (S8)
189: Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) dec 6-3 Dillon Blanchard (S2)
215: Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) dec 5-2 John Santowski (S5)
285: Stephan Monchery (Middletown) f 4:41 Gannon Johnston (S4)

Division 2 – Quarterfinal Results
110: Andrew Shufelt (S4) dec 7-0 Trevor Tufano (Port Jervis)
215: Sam Sorenson (S3) f 2:37 Matt Oosterom (Port Jervis)

Day 1 from the NYSPHSAA Championships – Round of 16 Results for Section 9

For Day 1 of the state tournament, all results for Section 9 wrestlers will be posted below. For Day 2 complete semifinal and final results for both D1 and D2 tournaments will be posted as well as wrestle back results for our Section 9 wrestlers.

102 Division 1 – Round of 16
(2) Luke Satriano (Valley Central) f 3:13 Jason Euceda (S11)
(8) Cooper Merli (NFA) de 12-10 (9) Vincent Graulau (S2)

110 Division 1 – Round of 16
(1) Joe Manfredi (S8) f :50 (16) Nicholas Weeden (VC)

110 Division 2 – Round of 16
(13) Trevor Tufano (PJ) de 7-0 (4) Bryce Dellapenta (S6)

118 Division 1 – Round of 16
(6) Jaden Crumpler (S6) maj 11-0 (11) Alex Greco (Warwick)
(5) Joe Clem (S8) f 1:07 (12) Rocco Futia (Wallkill)

126 Division 1 – Round of 16
(4) Isaias Torres (P) f 4:23 (13) Anthony Tresch (MV)
(3) Liam Carlin (S2) de 7-2 (14) Sebastian Vidacovich (VC)

126 Division 2 – Round of 16
(2) Mason Welch (S4) f 1:07 (18) Chris Gatto (Highland)

132 Division 1 – Round of 16
(3) Andrew Marchese (Wash) de 6-5 (14) Tom Wagner (S8)
(2) Alex Booth (S3) tf 15-0 (15) Zak McKernan (MV)

138 Division 1 – Round of 16
(1) PJ Duke (Minisink Valley) tf 18-3 Matt Castillo (S8)
(6) Jordan Brown (MW) (1tf 16-11) Askar Imanbekov (PSAL)

138 Division 2 – Round of 16
(3) Kace Cook (S3) f 1:44 Justin Coiteux (New Paltz)

145 Division 1 – Round of 16
Frank Volpe (S11) de 11-5 (4) Luke Greiner (Minisink Valley)
(8) Justin Klein (S11) maj 10-2 (9) Jackson Merli (NFA)

145 Division 2 – Round of 16
(5) Brady Smith (S4) f 3:55 (12) Ryan Ross (Port Jervis)

152 Division 1 – Round of 16
(7) Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) de 2-1 Matt Hole-Lopez (S11)
(1) Rocco Camillaci (S5) tf 20-4 Tyler Reed (Cornwall)

160 Division 1 – Round of 16
(1) Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) f :39 (17) Frankie Theiroux (C)

160 Division 2 – Round of 16
(6) Jack Forte (S8) maj 17-6 (11) Logan Smith (Highland)

172 Division 1 – Round of 16
(1) Mikey Altomer (Minisink Valley) f :18 (1) Kiam Coleman (S1)
(6) Jake Scherbyn (S5) f 1:27( 11) Mike Zrelak (Monroe Woodbury)

189 Division 1 – Round of 16
(4) Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) f 1:58 (12) Jack MacDonald (S6)
(6) John McGowan (S1) dec 5-4 (11) Bradyn Pennell (Pine Bush)

189 Division 2 – Round of 16
Simon Lingle (S6) f 2:00 Ivan Figueroa (Port Jervis)

215 Division 1 – Round of 16
(1) Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) maj 12-1 (17) Gabriel Gillins (S11)

215 Division 2 – Round of 16
(8) Matt Oosterom (Port Jervis) maj 16-7 (9) Donovan Mitchell (S4)

285 Division 1 – Round of 16
(3) Stephan Monchery (Middletown) f 2:00 John Feramola (S11)

285 Division 2 – Round 16
Noah Wazinski (S5) f 1:40 Logan Ormond (New Paltz)

Day 1 from the NYSPHSAA Championships in Albany – Preliminary Round Results for Section 9

For Day 1 of the state tournament, all results for Section 9 wrestlers will be posted. For Day 2 complete semifinal and final results for all wrestlers for both D1 and D2 tournaments will be posted as well as wrestle back results for our Section 9 wrestlers.

102 Division 1 – Prelims
Luke Satriano (Valley Centra) – bye
Cooper Merli (NFA) – bye

102 Division 2 – Prelims
Ashten Haley (S2) dec 4-0 Charlie Wylie (Port Jervis)

110 Division 1 – Prelims
Nicholas Weeden (Valley Central) de 4-2 sv Wyatt Boice (MV)

110 Division 2 – Prelims
Trevor Tufano (Port Jervis) tf 17-2 Ryan Mashow (S10)

118 Division 1 – Prelims
Alex Greco (Warwick) – bye
Rocco Futia (Wallkill) f 1:36 Dylan Furman (S4)

118 Division 2 – Prelims
James Carlock (Ind) f 3:52 Lucas Ospina (Rondout Valley)

126 Division 1 – Prelims
Anthony Tresch (Minisink Valley) de 5-4 Ariel Waldman (S8)
Sebastian Vidacovich (Valley Central) dec 8-6 Luke Nieto (S8)

126 Division 2 – Prelims
Chris Gatto (Highland) de 6-2 Gavin Bob (S5)

132 Division 1 – Prelims
Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville) – bye
Zak McKernan (Minisink Valley) f 2:24 Dino Battisti (S5)

132 Division 2 – Prelims
Culley Bellino (S3) f 1:59 Rocco Deaveiro (Rondout Valley)

138 Division 1 – Prelims
PJ Duke (Minisink Valley) – bye
Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – bye

138 Division 2 – Prelims
Justin Coiteux (New Paltz) de 7-3 Vakramogo Dosso (PSAL)

145 Division 1 – Prelims
Luke Greiner (Minisink Valley) – bye
Jackson Merli (NFA) – bye

145 Division 2 – Prelims
Ryan Ross (Port Jervis) de 8-1 John Bower (S8)

152 Division 1 – Prelims
Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) – bye
Tyler Reed (Cornwall) de 4-3 Jamison Colongione (S11)

152 Division 2 – Prelims
Devone Bogie (PSAL) maj 16-3 Cole Cuppett (New Paltz)

160 Division 1 – Prelims
Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) – bye
Liam Levantovich (S4) dec 7-6 Anthony Manzi (NFA)

160 Division 2 – Prelims
Logan Smith (Highland) f 2:50 Barratt Pennington (Ind)

172 Division 1 – Prelims
Mikey Altomer (Minisink Valley) – bye
Mike Zrelak (Monroe Woodbury) – bye

172 Division 2 – Prelims
Trevor Harrington (S4) f 1:37 Wyatt Konjas (Onteora)

189 Division 1 – Prelims
Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) – bye
Brayden Pennell (Pine Bush) – bye

189 Division 2 – Prelims
Ivan Figueroa (Port Jervis) maj 10-1 Alon Alkeali (S11)

215 Division 1 – Prelims
Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley) – bye
Camden McConnell (S4) dec 4-2 Bryson Tibbs (Middletown)

215 Division 2 – Prelims
Matt Oosterom (Port Jervis) – bye

285 Division 1 – Prelims
Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – bye
Sebstian Regis (S11) dec 6-2 Rahmiere Bradley (Middletown)

285 Division 2 – Prelims
Logan Ormond (New Paltz) f 1:02 Diego Giron (S11)

2022 NYSPHSAA Championships – Schedule, Tickets, Brackets, Stream, and Previews

2022 NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships
MVP Arena
Albany, NY
Friday 2/25 and Saturday 2/26


2022 Tournament Brackets

Friday Tournament Schedule (Session 1)
8:30 – Doors Open
9:30 – Opening Ceremonies
10:00-12:00 – Preliminaries
12:00-3:00 – Round of 16
3:00-4:30 – Quarterfinals
4:30-8:00 – Consolation Wrestlebacks

Saturday Tournament Schedule (Session 2)
8:30 – Doors Open
9:30-12:00 – Semifinals
12:30-2:00 – Wrestlebacks and Consolation Semifinals
2:00 – Consolation Finals (Arena is cleared after this round.)

Saturday Tournament Schedule (Session 3)
5:00 – Doors Open
5:50 – Parade of Champions
6:05 – Finals

2022 Tournament Brackets

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