Journeymen Classic – The Main Event

And The Hammers Go To…..
99: Anthony Knox (NJ) dec 5-2 Alessando Nini (NJ)
106: Tyler Vazquez (NJ) dec 1-0 August Higler (NJ)
113: Braxton Brown (TX) dec 4-0 Joe Cangro (NJ)
120: Dean Peterson (NJ) maj 9-1 Anthony Noto (NY)
125: Dylan Ragusin (IL) wbf 4:41 Nic Bouzakis (PA)
130: Patrick Noonan (PA) maj 12-2 Timothy Levine (CA)
135: Frankie Tal-Shahar (FL) dec 8-7 Kaden Cassidy (PA)
140: Lachlan McNeil (PA) dec 4-3 Justin Rivera (FL)
145: Ed Scott (PA) dec 5-2 Francis Morrissy(GA)
152: Peyton Hall (WV) dec 3-1 Anthony Tamburrino (PA)
160: Cael Valencia (CA) dec 7-2 Thayne Lawrence (PA)
170: Brock Delsignore (NY) dec 4-2 sv Graham Calhoun (IN)
182: Luke Stout (PA) maj 14-5 Luke Rada (NJ)
195: Nick Stemmet (IL) wbf 2:32 Mike Misita (NJ)
225: John Meyers (PA) wbf 2:24 Cam Bailey (RI)
285: Nick Sannino (NJ) dec 5-2 Antonio Ramos (MA)

Let’s take a look at the results for all of the Section 9 wrestlers who competed in Sunday’s Journeymen Fall Classic – The Main Event!

113A – Justin Morales (Middletown)
RR1: Cangro (NJ) wbf :46 Morales
RR2: Gonzalez (IL) maj 12-2 Morales
RR3: Treanor (PA) maj 8-0 Morales
13-16 Semis: Morales fft over Schafer (NY)
13th/14th Place: Shaw (FL) fft over Morales

120A – Nick Fea (Wyoming Seminary/Goshen)
RR1: Fea dec 8-6 Adrian (MA)
RR2: Fea dec Griffin 3-1 (NH)
RR3: Fea dec 4-2 ot Babin (NJ)
1-4 Semis: Noto (NY) maj 11-1 Fea
3rd/4th: Kayal (NJ) fft over Fea

125B – Matt Morris (Red Hook)
RR1: – bye
RR2: Morris wbf :38 Romero (VA)
RR3: Morris dec 11-5 Bosco (NY)
1-4 Semis: Latona (AL) dec 5-0 Morris
3rd/4th Place: Rondini (CT) wbf 3:54 Morris

152A – Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury)
RR1: bye
RR2: McGinty dec 2-1 Boggiano (PA)
RR3: Kropman (NY) dec McGinty 3-1
5-8 Semis: Cates (NC) maj 15-3 McGinty
7th/8th Place: Strashinsky dec 9-6 McGinty

152B – Nicholas Ross (Onteora)
RR1: Quodala (VA) dec 8-6 Ross
RR2: bye
RR3: Ross dec 13-12 Deintinis (NJ)
RR4: Ross wbf 1:50 Guliani (NY)
RR5: Ross fft over Eller (CO)
3rd/4th Place: Weathersby (PA) dec 10-5 Ross

170B – Patrick Ross (Onteora)
RR1: Perkins (FL) maj 8-0 Ross
RR2: bye
RR3: Campo (NY) maj 10-0 Ross
5th/6th Place: Tobia (FL) dec 6-2 Ross

Day 1 Results from Journeymen Fall Classic


106 – Top 4
1. Josh Brault (CT)
2. Charlie Bunting (PA)
3. Colin Bradshaw (FL)
4. Evan Linder (CT)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Jordan Brown (MW) – 1-2 dnp
Prelim: Brown dec 5-0 Apellaniz (NY)
R16: Brault (CT) wbf :30 Brown
Consi Rd 8 #1: Randisi (NY) dec Brown 3-0

113 – Top 4
1. Donovan Chavis (NJ)
2. Cross Wasileski (NJ)
3. Andrew Marchese (NY)
4, Calan Bollman (PA)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville) – 4-1 3rd Place
R16: Marchese dec 7-0 Pellicci (NJ)
Quarters: Marchese maj 9-0 McLaughlin (MA)
Semis: Wasilewski (NJ) dec 8-2 Marchese
Consi Semis: Marchese dec 5-4 ot Soda (MA)
3rd/4th: Marchese dec 9-7 sv Bollman (PA)
Jackson Merli (NFA) – 0-2 dnp
Prelim: Wasilewski (NJ) maj 9-0 Merli
Consi Rd 16 #2: Soda maj 15-5 Merli

120 – Top 4
1. Alex Booth (NY)
2. Chris Bacchioni (NJ)
3. Sean Wang (NY)
4. Mayson Harms (NJ)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Jaden Hansen (NFA) – 0-2 dnp
Prelim: Bacchioni (NJ) wbf 1:20 Hansen
Consi Rd 16 #1: Wang (NY) dec 5-1 Hansen

125 – Top 4
1. Jmari Lowman (RI)
2. Zachary Jones (NJ)
3. Aiden Hebert (CT)
4. Riley Halal (NJ)
Section 9 Wrestlers – none

130 – Top 4
1. Christian Colman (PA)
2. Luke Albanese (MA)
3. Evan Matias (NY)
4. Felix Lettini (NJ)
Section 9 Wrestlers – none

135 – Top 4
1. Myles Griffen (FL)
2. Will Kennedy (FL)
3. Devin Mathews (CT)
4. Eric Broadie (NJ)
Section 9 Wrestlers
John Antonelli (Marlboro) – 1-2 dnp
Rd 16: Hood (RI) dec 4-2 sv Antonelli
Consi 8 #1: Antonelli wbf 1:10 Lanuna (NY)
Consi 8 #2: Fenton (NJ) tf 4:11 Antonelli

140 – Top 4
1. Michael Cetta (NJ)
2. Saul Pera (CT)
3. Kaleb Burgess (NY)
4. Michael Bobola (MA)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Luke Fischer (NFA) 2-2 dnp
Prelim: Fischer dec 2-0 Rude (PA)
Rd 16: Burgess (NY) wbf 1:58 Fischer
Consi 16 #2: Fischer dec Saul (NJ)
Consi 8 #1: Zarrella (RI) wbf 3:25 Fischer
Jordan Suarez (Minisink Valley) 0-2 dnp
Rd 16: Marlow (NY) dec 5-2 Suarez
Consi 8 #1: Bobola (MA) dec 4-0 Suarez

145 – Top 4
1. Jack Janda (NJ)
2. Anson Dewar (NH)
3. Dara Heydarpor (CA)
4. Garrett Hughes (FL)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Ethan Palanca (New Paltz) – 2-2 dnp
Rd 16: Leon (NJ) dec 4-1 Palanca
Consi 8 #1: Palanca dec 6-2 Bernhardt (MA)
Consi 8 #2: Palanca wbf 4:47 Boltze (NJ)
Cons 4: Hughes (FL) dec 1-0 Palanca
Brian Lombardi (Minisink Valley) 0-2 dnp
Prelim: Hughes dec 5-1 Lombardi
Consi 16 #2: Heydarpour (CA) dec 7-5 Lombardi

152 – Top 4
1. Jackson Ellar (GA)
2. Colin Calvetti (NJ)
3. Jacob Baier (VA)
4. Max Maquet (NY)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Jaccob Gonzalez (Minisink Valley) 3-2 dnp
Rd 16: Barrett (MA) wbf 3:20 Gonzalez
Consi 8 #1: Gonzalez wbf :32 Priest (NY)
Consi 8 #2: Gonzalez by dq Matthews (CT)
Consi 4: Gonzalez maj 13-3 Cirignano (MA)
Coni Semi: Baier (VA) wbf 4:01 Gonzalez

160 – Top 4
1. Bailey Flanagan (FL)
2. Blake Bahna (NJ)
3. Jack Reusing (NY)
4. Achilles Gikas (MA)
Section 9 Wrestlers – none

170 – Top 4
1. Peter Meshkov (NY)
2. Samuel Bergin (NY)
3. Lance Urbas (PA)
4. Adam Frost (VT)
Section 9 Wrestlers
Marcus Brown (Monroe Woodbury) 1-2 dnp
Rd 16: Jake Polansky (NC) dec 11-4 Brown
Consi Rd 8 #2: Brown dec Dougherty (NJ)
Consi Rd 4: Urbas (PA) wbf 1:46 Brown

182 – Top 4
1. Shane Quick (PA)
2. Elias Emery (NJ)
3. Luke Duthie (PA)
4. Alex West (PA)
Section 9 Wrestler – none

195 – Top 4
1. Scott Schlett (NJ)
2. Jamikael Lytle (CT)
3. Mike Edmonds (MA)
4. Isaiah Hughes (NY)
Section 9 Wrestlers – none

Girls Division – Section 9 Wrestlers

106 – Brooke Tarshis (Pine Bush)
Rd 1: Moccia tf 10-0 Tarshis
Rd 2: Maliqui tf 12-2 Tarshis
Rd 3:Farnsworth wbf :21 Tarshis
Rd 4: Simoes wbf 1:53 Tarshis
Rd 5: Giangeruso wbf 1:48 Tarshis

125.5 – Sofia Macaluso (Minisink Valley) – Champion
Rd 1: Macaluso tf 1:02 Perez
Rd 2: Macaluso wbf :46 Moore
Rd 3: Macaluso def 1:12 Pichardo
Rd 4: Macaluso tf 10-0 Dalrymple
Rd 5: Macaluso def 4:17 Brisco…Sofia was up big against this Canadian World Team Member!!!

Journeymen Classic – Section 9 Very Well Represented

The 2019 Journeymen Fall Classic will take place on Saturday 9/28 and Sunday 9/29 at the Union College Memorial Field House in Schenectady, NY. This event has quickly become toughest preseason tournaments in the nation! On Saturday we will be treated to the the ES/MS Divisions, Girls Tournament, and the OverFlo Tournament! Winners of the OverFlo will be invited to take place in the Main Event on Sunday! Last year’s classic featured 45 nationally ranked wrestlers registered! We can expect this year’s event to be just as tough!

Let’s take a look at the varsity level Section 9 wrestlers who are registered for this year’s Journeymen Fall Classic!

Journeymen Classic – The Main Event (Sunday)
113 – Justin Morales (Middletown) – 2X NYS Qualifier
120 – Nicky Fea (Wyoming Seminary/Goshen) – Nationally Ranked
125 – Matt Morris (Red Hook) – 6th NYS D2
152 – Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury) – 4th NYS D1
152 – Nicholas Ross (Onteroa) – 3rd NYS D2
160 – Nathan Ross (Onteora) – 5th NYS D2
170 – Patrick Ross (Onteora) – 2X NYS Qualifier
285 – Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) – 5th NYS D1

Journeymen OverFlo (Saturday)
106 – Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury)
113 – Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville) – S9 D1 Champ
113 – Jackson Merli (Newburgh Free Academy) – 3rd S9 D1
120 – Jaden Hansen (Newburgh Free Academy) – 3rd S9 D1
135 – John Antonelli (Marlboro) – 2nd S9 D2
140 – Jordan Suarez (Minisink Valley) – S9 D1 Champ
140 – Luke Fischer (Newburgh Free Academy) – 4th S9 D1
145 – Ethan Palanca (New Paltz) – S9 D2 Champ (2018)
170 – Marcus Brown (Monroe Woodbury)

Journeymen Girls Tournament (Saturday)
125 – Sofia Macaluso (Minisink Valley) – 3rd S9 D1

Vision Wrestling – Wednesdays and Sundays at Goshen HS

Section 9 wrestlers are encouraged to take advantage of a great opportunity to improve their skills by training at Vision Wrestling and Coach Brian Vutianitis. Vision Wrestling has sessions from 6:00 – 7:30 every Wednesday and Sunday evening at Goshen High School. All wrestlers are invited! Let’s pack the gym Section 9….wrestling season is right around the corner!

David Taylor Clinic This Sunday September 15 at Empire Wrestling Academy

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from the best!!! This Sunday, September 15th, 2X NCAA Champion and 2018 World Champion David Taylor will be conducting a clinic at Empire Wrestling Academy in Somers, NY! Let’s pack the place Section 9!!!

Click here to register!

Minisink Valley 8th Grader Zack Ryder Ranked #3 Junior High Wrestler by FloWrestling

You knew it was just a matter of time!!! Congratulations to Minisink Valley 8th grader Zack Ryder for being recognized by FloWrestling as the 3rd ranked Junior High wrestler in the nation!

Ryder with Coach Kevin Gallagher after NYS semifinals

After having an absolutely stellar youth wrestling career, Ryder’s varsity career began with a bang! Ryder was the starting 106 pounder for the Warriors and he left no doubt that his youth accolades were not a fluke. Ryder went 45-4 as a 7th grader and finished 2nd in NYS after losing 4-3 to Stevo Poulin in the 106 pound state finals. Poulin was the #1 ranked 106 pound wrestler in the nation last season. Actually, 3 of Zack’s 4 losses were to Poulin – his other loss was at the Eastern States Classic to 2017 state finalist Chase Liardi. Ryder would avenge the loss to Liardi in the NYS semifinals.

Congratulations Zack! Section 9 is proud to call you our own!!!

SUNY Sullivan Inks International Stud

Newest SUNY Sullivan General Anas Samir

Congratulations to head coach Anthony Ng and the entire SUNY Sullivan wrestling program for recruiting the program’s first ever international wrestler, Anas Samir! Samir has enrolled for the Fall semester at SUNY Sullivan and projects at 157/165 for the Generals. Anas is a 2019 National Champion for Morocco. He currently lives in Roubaix, France and trains at LC Tourcoing with many for the best wrestlers in France! Best of luck Anas …Welcome to the Section 9 wrestling community!

Journeymen Fall Classic – September 28th and 29th

Registration is now open for one of the nation’s premier preseason events – The Journeymen Fall Classic!

This is where the wrestling hammer originated! The event that everyone wants to see! The best of the best from across the country squaring off in a preseason modified round-robin format. Last year, our sixth year, was outstanding. We had 500 competitors from 40 different states, 45 of whom were nationally ranked. We anticipate an even more competitive environment in 2019!

Best of the Best: This is a true national battleground for wrestlers. It’s all meat and potatoes! Four-, six-, eight-man or 15-man round-robin brackets with all decorated and accomplished opponents (three to four matches for each wrestler) National, State or New England place finishers, followed by state qualifiers (If applicable), get preference.
Didn’t make the cut in the Journeymen Fall Classic-HS due to being lighter criteria? Don’t stress. You can work your way into the event by wrestling in this mini tournament. Winners of their respective weight/bracket earn a slot in Sunday’s competition. Winners must weigh in again for Sunday’s competition. There will be a 5-pound allowance, and qualifying wrestlers can weigh in directly after completion on Saturday.

NUWAY Summer Nationals

Several of our local wrestlers took advantage of a great opportunity to sharpen their skills at the NUWAY Summer Nationals in Atlantic City, NJ. Let’s take a look at how they made out at this very tough event which includes an individual folkstyle tournament, and individual freestyle tournament, and a dual meet tournament! If I missed anyone, please email me at

Folkstyle Individual Tournament

High School Division
155 – Louis Paulino (Monroe Woodbury) – dnp 0-2
Rd 32: Mendheim (NJ)) wbf 3:53 Paulino
Consi 16 #2: Matthews (CT) wbf Paulino :46
167 – Marcus Brown (Monroe Woodbury) – 5th place 5-2
Rd 32: Brown wbf 4:01 Onigbanjo (MD)
Rd 16: Brown wbf :54 Galex (MA)
Quarters: Campo (NY) wbf :49 Brown
Consi 8 #2: Brown dec 7-0 Sotir (NY)
Consi 4: Brown dec 8-4 Swinson (VA)
Consi Semis: Roberts (OH) wbf 4:21 Brown
5th/6th: Brown fft over Paglia (NJ)
187 – Steve Felice (Monroe Woodbury) 8th place 2-3
Rd 16: Hall (VA) dec 5-1 Felice
Consi 8 #1: Felice wbf 2:53 Hohman (VA)
Consi 8 #2: Felice wbf :53 Tipton (NJ)
Consi 4: Chicka dec 5-3 Felice
7th/8th: Petite (NJ) wbf 2:03 Felice

15U Division
100 – Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury) 5th place 2-2
Quarters: Brown dec 2-1 Tietjen (NJ)
Semis: McCaw (MD) dec 3-0 Brown
Consi Semis: Brady (IN) dec 5-0 Brown
5th/6th: Brown wbf 1:24 Bunton (IN)
110 – Jackson Merli (Newburgh Free Academy) dnp 0-2
Rd 32: Florance (NY) dec 4-2 Merli
Consi 16 #2: Ratcliffe (NJ) wbf 2:38 Merli
120 – Jaden Hansen (Newburgh Free Academy) dnp 1-2
Rd 32: Hansen dec 5-4 Reinert (PA)
Rd 16: Kunstek (PA) wbf :35 Hansen
Consi 16 #2: Sgambellone (NJ) dec 7-5 Hansen
HWT – Stephan Monchery (Middletown) Champion 4-0
Rd 1: Monchery wbf :38 Stewart (WA)
Rd 2: Monchery wbf :32 Clark (WA)
Rd 3: Monchery wbf 2:01 Groncki (NY)
Rd 4: Monchery wbf :19 Bennett (MD)

Freestyle Individual Tournament

High School Division
167 – Marcus Brown (Monroe Woodbury) 2nd Place 2-1
Rd 1: Braun (NJ) tech 10-0 Brown
Rd 2: Brown fft over Bonomo (PA)
Rd 3: Brown fft over Figueroa (NJ)

High School Girls Division
138 – Grace Pauls (Minisink Valley) 2nd Place 2-1
Quarters: Pauls wbf :50 Schoultz (PA)
Semis: Pauls wbf :58 Pegarella (PA)
Finals: Benjamin (MD) tech 10-0 Pauls

15U Division
Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury) 2nd Place 2-1
Rd 1: Brown tech 12-2 Montgomery (MD)
Rd 2: Daily (PA) tech 10-0 Brown
Rd 3: Brown tech 13-2 Jackson (IN)