4 Locals Grab All-American Honors

Congratulations to Nick Wentland, Frankie Carrozza, Jalen Palmer, and Matthew Wagner for earning All-American honors at the 2012 NHSCA High School Nationals Wrestling Championships held in Virginia Beach. 

Minisink's Nicky Wentland All American @ 160

With his 8th place finish at 160, Minisink Valley freshman Nick Wentland was the only Section 9 wrestler to achieve AA status.  Below are his match-by-match results….great job Nicky!!!

Round 16:  Wentland dec 9-4 over Ethan Newall (VA)      
Quarters:  Jake Young (PA) dec 6-1 over Wentland     
1st Consie:  Wentland dec 6-3 over Jacob Woolson (NY)
Consie Quarters:  Taquan Long (SC) dec 7-5 over Wentland
7th Place:  Logan Womeldorf (PA) dec 10-6 over Wentland

Carrozza, Palmer, and Wagner all attend Delaware Valley High School in Matamoras, PA.  Carrozza finished 8th in the freshman division at 126 pounds.  Jalen Palmer, the sophomore brother of 2X PA state place winner CJ Palmer, placed 3rd at 132 pounds.  The top performance of all local wrestlers was turned in by DV freshman Matthew Wagner who finished 2nd at 182 pounds.  Congrats to Frankie, Jalen, and Matthew….great job guys! 


High School Nationals

The NHSCA High School National Wrestling Championships take place this week in Virginia Beach and SectionIXWrestling.com will provide updates on all of our local wrestlers!  Links to updated brackets will also be provided as they become available!  Good luck boys!!!

              Freshman Nationals                   Brackets
Gerard Daly (106) – Minisink Valley
     – 1st Round:  Daly dec 8-7 over Michael Bartolo (PA)
     – 2nd Round:  Daly dec 10-3 over Austin Comeford (NC)
     – 3rd Round:  Michael Russo (NJ) mdec 13-3 over Daly
     – 1st Consie:  Matthew Landgraff (FL) dec 7-4 over Daly

Michael Raccioppi (113) – Minisink Valley
     – 1st Round:  Raccioppi wbf 1:00 over Alan Caro (FL)
     – 2nd Round: Raccioppi dec 7-3 over Caleb Bordner (PA)..Bordner finished 8th in PA!!!
     – Rd 16:  Raccioppi dec 6-4 ot over Tyler Makosy (MD)
     – Quarters:  Jared Prince (FL) wbf 3:00 over Raccioppi
     – 1st Consie:  Orefice (NY) dec 6-4 over Raccioppi

Mason Rambarose (120) – Minisink Valley
     – 1st Round:  Rambarose dec 2-1 over Bobby Gallipoli (NJ)
     – 2nd Round:  Anthony Juckes (NM) dec 8-4 over Rambarose
     – 1st Consie:  Rambarose wbf 2:00 over Andrew Hawthorne (SC)
     – 2nd Consie:  Rambarose wbf 1:28 over Daniel Boyer (PA)
     – 3rd Consie:  Rambarose dec 2-1 over Mateo Lybarger (OH)
     – 4th Consie:  Grant Aycox (GA) wbf 4:21 over Rambarose

Chris Truglio (126) – Minisink Valley
     – 1st Round:  Truglio dec 12-11 over Charlie Johnson (PA)
     – Rd 16:  Neil Richards (VA) wbf 1:20 over Truglio
     – 1st Consie:  Ethan Stever (PA) dec 4-3 over Truglio

Frank Carrozza (126) – Delaware Valley
     – 1st Round:  Carrozza wbf 4:54 over John Lepak (NY)
     – Rd 16:  Mike Monica (NJ) mdec 10-0 over Carrozza
     – 1st Consie:  Carrozza dec 2-1 over Dominic Lucero (NM)
     – 2nd Consie:  Carrozza wbf 1:28 Bracken Lovell (UT)
     – 3rd Consie:  Carrozza dec 3-0 Dustin Yoakum (WV)…. Carrozza an AA!!!
     – Consie Quarters:  Alex Murray (NJ) dec 5-1 over Carrozza
     – 7th Place Match:  Jacob Trujillo (CO) dec 10-7 over Carrozza….Carrozza takes 8th!!!

Nick Wentland (160) – Minisink Valley
     – Round 16:  Wentland dec 9-4 over Ethan Newall (VA)
     – Quarters:  Jake Young (PA) dec 6-1 over Wentland
     – 1st Consie:  Wentland dec 6-3 over Jacob Woolson (NY)…Wentland guaranteed AA
     – Consie Semi:  Taquan Long (SC) dec 7-5 over Wentland…Wentland wrestling for 7th
     – 7th Place Match:  Logan Womeldorf (PA) dec 10-6 over Wentland… Nicky takes 8th!!!

Matthew Wagner (182) – Delaware Valley
     – Round 16:  Wagner dec 12-6 over Jeff Velez (NJ)
     – Quarters:  Wagner mdec 13-2 over Richard Bilodeau (NH)
     – Semis: Wagner dec 3-2 over Thomas Alcaro (PA)….Wagner in finals!!!!
     – Finals:  Tevis Bartlett (WY) wbf 5:26 over Wagner…. Matt finishes 2nd in nation!!!

                 Sophomore Nationals                 Brackets
Dylan Booth (106) – Port Jervis
     – 1st Round:  Booth dec 5-3 over Michael Beck (MD)
     – 2nd Round:  Booth wbf 3:01 over Sam Shank (PA)
     – Rd 16:  Brent Fleetwood (DE) tech fall 15-0 over Booth
     – 1st Consie:  Bryan Lantry (NY) dec 7-1 over Booth

Johnny Stramiello (113) – Pine Bush
     – 1st Round:  Tyler Carney (DE) tech fall 18-1 over Stramiello
     – 1st Consie:  Stramiello dec 4-2 over Taylor (MD)
     – 2nd Consie:  Stramiello dec 10-3 over Day (IL)
     – 3rd Consie:  Stramiell0 dec 7-5 over Boatman (TN)
     – 4th Consie:  Hone (UT) dec 8-2 over Stramiello

Jalen Palmer (132) – Delaware Valley
     – 1st Round:  Palmer tech fall 17-2 over Dylan Spurlock (AL)
     – Rd 16:  Palmer dec 7-3 over Walker Dempsey (NJ) 
     – Quarters:  Josh Reyes (OR) wbf 4:40 over Palmer
     – 1st Consie:  Palmer wbf 2:26 over Brooks Robinson (UT)….Palmer an AA!!!!
     – 2nd Consie:  Palmer tech fall 16-0 over Payton Shuford (NC)
     – Consie Semis:  Palmer dec 5-1 over Hayden Ryals (AL)….Palmer going for 3rd!!!!
     – 3rd Place Match:  Palmer dec 3-1 over Dempsey (NJ)….3rd Place for Jalen!!!!!!        

                 Junior Nationals                Brackets
AJ Voelker (152) – Monroe Woodbury
     – 1st Round:  Scott McQuaide (MA) dec 2-1 over Voelker
     – 1st Consie: Gomez (NC) dec 2-1 over Voelker

Travis Edwards (160) – Port Jervis
     – 1st Round:  Edwards dec 7-4 over Brad Sullivan (VA)
     – 2nd Round:  Dyvon Gibson (PA) wbf :41 over Edwards
     – 1st Consie:  Edwards dec 3-0 over Markowitz (PA)
     – 2nd Consie:  Karis (WA) tech fall 18-2 over Edwards

Dan Favaro (160) – Delaware Valley
     – 1st Round:  Favaro dec 6-2 over Niquo Hawkins (VA)
     – 2nd Round:  Michael Carrocia (NJ) dec 10-0 over Favaro
     – 1st Consie:  Matlock (TN) wbf 2:00 over Favaro

Lucas Markowitz (160) – Delaware Valley
     – 1st Round:  Rilen Skieens (AK) wbf 4:59 over Markowitz
     – 1st Consie:  Markowitz dec 2-1 over Cassar (NY)
     – 2nd Consie:  Edwards (NY) dec 3-0 over Markowitz 

Martin Strenk (182) – Delaware Valley
     – 1st Round:  Nicholas Baranello (NJ) dec 7-5 over Strenk
     – 1st Consie:  Strenk dec 6-2 over Silano (NJ)
     – 2nd Consie:  Strenk dec 5-2 over Santiago (NY)
     – 3rd Consie:  Strenk wbf 3:48 over Kruklinski (NJ)
     – 4th Consie:  Strenk dec 2-1 over Pesola (MN)
     – Consie Quarters:  Williams (NJ) over Strenk 5-0

Josh Bonneau (195) – Minisink Valley
     – 1st Round:  Ronny Colbilich (NJ) dec 3-1 over Bonneau
     – 1st Consie:  Ramos (NJ) wbf :55 over Bonneau

Jack Fagan (220) – Delaware Valley
     – 1st Round:  Fagan dec 2-1 over Ryan Hughes (NY)
     – Rd 16:  Jden Cox (MO) wbf 1:00 over Fagan
     – 1st Consie:  Fagan dec 1-0 over Linden (OH)
     – 2nd Consie:  Fagan wbf 2:08 over Zorea (AK)
     – 3rd Consie:  Meagher wbf 2:53 over Fagan

                Senior Nationals                    Brackets
Ryan Bedross (160) – Warwick Valley
     – 1st Round:  Curtis Bright (NV) dec 7-2 over Bedross

Youth Tournament Announcement!!!!

Pop & Flo Mini-Men Nationals
April 28th & 29th
Union College, Schenectady, NY

                               Tournament Concept
In 2010 JourneymenWrestling and Flowrestling joined forces to create one of the top alliances in wrestling – Pop & Flo Wrestling. That alliance spawned one of the most renowned tournaments in the country – The Pop & Flo National Duals in Lake Placid, NY. Now that Pop & Flo National Duals is up and running, we are shifting some of our energy, creativity and resources to the wrestling young guns! The goal is to use our relationships within the wrestling community to bring the best youth wrestlers together for this event. We plan to properly showcase and promote the legends of tomorrow by giving them the platform they deserve with some airtime on Flowrestling. You and your teammates are cordially invited to scrap with some of the toughest wrestlers in the country.

         2012 Pop & Flo Mini-Men Nationals Registration Information

NY Wrestling Makes a Statement!

Defeat NJ All-Star Team  27-23 at Charity Event!!!

Team New York pulled of a shocker on Sunday at the NY-NJ Charity Challenge by defeating a decidedly better credentialed team from NJ by the score of 27-23.  Make no mistake about it, although this was first and foremost a charity event, no punches were being pulled…..both teams wanted the “W” and they wrestled accordingly.  The match was decided at the 285 pound weight class in dramatic fashion when Cole Lampman from Shenendehowa defeated his NJ foe in overtime.

Team New Jersey, wrestling on behalf of the Adam Frey Foundation, put together a roster which included 9 state champs, 5 state runner-ups, and one 4X youth champion.  The New York squad, wrestling for Pinning Down Autism, had only 5 state champs, 3 runner-ups, 3 third-place finishers, and 4 forth-place finishers….and keep in mind that NY has a two-division system while NJ does not!!!

In a few other marquee match-ups… At 132 Nick Kelley (3rd in NY D1) defeated NJ state champ Scott Delvecchio…Dylan Palacio (NY) pinned undefeated NJ state champ Ramiaah Bethea …. NY D2 state champ Zack Zupan upended 2X defending NJ state champ Ryan Harrington (his first loss in 84 matches)!!! Congratulations should be extended to all of the wrestlers who competed.  It was an absolutely incredible event and it’s only going to get better!

99: Jay Rodriguez (NY) dec. Kyle Bierdumpfel (NJ), 11-7; NY 3 NJ 0
106: Nick Piccininni (NY) dec. Carl Buttitta (NJ), 7-4, NY 6 NJ 0
113: Brendan Calas (NJ) dec. Patrick Skinner (NY), 5-0 NY 6 NJ 3
120: Sean McCabe (NY) dec. Mike Magaldo (NJ), 4-2 NY 9 NJ 3
126: Maverick Passero (NY) dec. Gary Dinmore (NJ), 3-1 NY 12 NJ 3
132: Nick Kelley (NY) dec. Scott Delvecchio (NJ), 5-1 NY 15 NJ 3
138: BJ Clagon (NJ) dec. Anthony Finnochiaro (NY), 8-4 NY 15 NJ 6
Lenny Richardson (NJ) dec. Mike Caputo (NY), 9-4 NY 15 NJ 9
Dylan Palacio (NY) pin Ramiaah Bethea (NJ), 5:12 NY 21 NJ 9
Johnny Sebastian (NJ) dec. Rrok Ndokaj (NY), 6-3 NY 21 NJ 12
: Zack Zupan (NY) dec. Ryan Harrington (NJ), 6-5 NY 24 NJ 12
182: Dallas Winston (NJ) maj. dec. Jacob Berkowitz (NY), 10-2 NY 24 Nj 16
Eric McMullen (NJ) maj. dec. Reggie Williams (NY), 14-2 NY 24 NJ 20
Lex Knapp (NJ) dec. Patryk Kopczynski (NY), 1-0 NY 24 NJ 23
Cole Lampman (NY) dec. Jermaine Eleumenor (NJ), 2-1 (3 ot) NY 27 NJ 23

2nd Annual NY vs NJ Charity Challenge

The NY vs. NJ Charity Challenge will take place on Sunday, March 25th at Clarkstown South High School.  The event, now in its second year, raises money for a charity selected by each team.  This year Team New York will be representing Pinning Down Autism.  Team New Jersey will be wrestling on behalf of the Adam Frey Foundation.  Donation to the charities at the door will be $20 for adults, $5 for students.  Doors open at 11:30 for concessions and raffle purchases.  Exhibition matches will start at noon and the showdown between Team NY and Team NJ will start at 1:00.  Below are the line-ups.

Place   School           Team NY Wrestler               Wt.      Team NJ Wrestler      School             Place
2nd      Wantagh              Jose Rodriquez (9)               99     Kyle Bierdumpfel         Mahwah 3X Youth SC 
1st         Ward Melville    Nick Piccininni (9)              106    Carl Buttitta(10)            JFK – Iselin           2nd
3rd        Kellenberg          Patrick Skinner (12)           113     Brendon Calas (11)       Seton Hall Prep     1st 
1st         Connetquot         Sean McCabe (12)               120     Mike Magaldo (10)       Watchung Hills      1st
1st         Eastport SM        Maverick Passaro(12)       126     Gary Dinmore (10)       Hunterdon            2nd
3rd        Shenedehowa     Nick Kelley (11)                    132     Scott Delvecchio(11)   South Plainfield     1st
2nd       Canastota            Anthony Finocchiaro(12) 138    BJ Clagon (11)                 Toms River South  1st
4th        N. Rockland       Mike Caputo (12)                  145    Len Richardson(12)     St. Peter’s Prep       1st
1st         Long Beach        Dylan Palacio (12)                152    Raamiah Bethea(12)    Trenton Central      1st
4th       Msgr. Farrell      Rrok Ddokaj (12)                  160    Johnny Sebastian(10)  Bergen Catholic     1st
1st        Canastota            Zack Zupan (12)                    170    Ryan Harrington(12)     West Morris           1st
2nd      Scarsdale             Jacob Berkowitz (12)         182    Dallas Winston (12)        Jackson Mem.       1st
4th      Johnson City       Reggie Williams (10)          195    Eric McMullen (12)         North Bergen       2nd
4th     Brooklyn Tech     Patryk Kopcynski (12)        220   Lex Knapp (12)                 Lacey Twsp.         2nd
3rd     Shenedehowa      Cole Lampman (12)             285   Je. Eleumenor(12)          Morris Knolls       2nd

***Last year, the 160 pound wrestler that represented Team NY was Minisink Valley’s Kyle Diesel!  Would you like to be the next Section 9 wrestler selected for the team?  If so, what do YOU need to do to make it happen?***

Dapper Dan This Weekend

Brian Realbuto gets nod at 152 for Team USA;  Max Askren selected as Coach! 

For the amateur wrestling junkie, it doesn’t get much better than this weekend!  Two amazing events take place on Sunday…The NY vs. NJ Charity Challenge (article tomorrow) and The Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic!

Held at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the University of Pittsburgh campus, the Dapper Dan is an annual event which pits a USA All-Star Team against a PA All-Star Team.  All proceeds go to selected Dapper Dan charities.  Preceding the main event, a match is wrestled between an all-star team from western PA (WPIAL) and a team from a particular state.  At this year’s event, the WPIAL will take on Team Maryland. 

Representing Team USA at 152 pounds will be Brian Realbuto of Somers HS (Section 1).  Brian, a 3X NYS Champion, will be taking his talents to Cornell University in the fall.  The Honorary Coach for Team USA is Max Askren.  Askren, a 3X NCAA D1 All-American and 2010 National Champion from the University of Missouri, is an assistant coach for Somers.  Good luck Brian and Max!  Click below for complete rosters.

                                   Team USA       vs.        Team Pennsylvania

                                   Team Maryland      vs.      Team WPIAL

PMD 7th Annual Golf Outing


We are pleased to once again host our annual golf outing at the prestigious Golf Club at Mansion Ridge on Monday, June 4, 2012. Because of your support the PMD Foundation is able to award $12,500 each year in scholarships to college bound wrestlers in the Hudson Valley. 

 With your help, The PMD Foundation has stepped up our efforts to support our community and help deal  try and prevent  tragedies.  Our support group continues to be a much needed resource for families in our area. 

 Thank you for your past and current support.

 Tom Kennedy
President, Patrick M. D’Aliso Foundation

7th Annual PMD Golf Outing – Brochure

2012 NCAA Championships

With six All-Americans including three national champions, the Penn State Nittany Lions clinched the 2012 NCAA Wrestling Championships team title before the finals had even started.  Under the leadership of 3rd year head coach Cael Sanderson, the Nittany Lions have won the last two team titles.

Cornell’s 157-pound wrestler Kyle Dake (Lansing, NY – Section 4) becomes the first wrestler in NCAA history to win national titles in 3 different weight classes!

                                                   Finals Results                                                                              
125 Pounds Matt McDonough (Iowa) dec 4-1 over Nico Megaludis (Penn State)                            
133 Pounds
Logan Stieber (Ohio State) dec 4-3 over Jordan Oliver (Ok. St.)                           
141 Pounds
Kellen Russell (Michigan) dec 6-4 OT over Montell Marion (Iowa)                            
149 Pounds
Frank Molinaro (Penn State) dec 4-1 over Dylan Ness (Minnesota)                            
157 Pounds
Kyle Dake (Cornell) dec 4-1 over Derek St. John (Iowa)                            
165 Pounds
David Taylor (Penn State) tech fall 22-7 Brandon Hatchett (Lehigh)                            
174 Pounds
Ed Ruth (Penn State) mdec 13-2 over Nick Amuchastegui (Stanford)                            
184 Pounds
Steve Bosak (Cornell) dec 4-2 over Quentin Wright (Penn State)                            
197 Pounds
Cam Simaz (Cornell) dec 7-5 over Chris Honeycutt (Edinboro)                            
285 Pounds
Tony Nelson (Minnesota) dec 4-1 Zach Rey (Lehigh)

SectionIXWrestling.com has provided updates on our local wrestlers at this weekend’s NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships in St. Louis, MO.  For complete tournament coverage including up-to-date brackets go to www.intermatwrestle.com.

All-American Joe Kennedy finishes in 8th …. CONGRATS

197   Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) Delaware Valley, PA         
Rd. 1 – bye                 

          Rd. 2 – Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) dec 3-1 over Richard Perry (Bloomsburg)  
          Rd. 3 – Cayle Byers (Oklahoma State) dec 5-2 over Joe Kennedy(Lehigh) 
          Cons. Rd. 2 – Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) dec 3-4 over Keldrick Hall (Oklahoma) 
          Cons. Rd. 3 – Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) dec 6-1 over Cody Reed (Binghamton)
          Cons. Rd. 4 – Joe Kennedy (Lehigh) dec  10-3 over Brent Hayes (Missouri)
          Cons. 1/4’s – Sonny Yohn (Minnesota) dec 2-0 over Joe Kennedy (Lehigh)
          Medal Match – Micah Burak (Penn) dec 2-1 OT over Joe Kennedy (Lehigh)

NY Wrestlers who earned All-American status:
125 – Steve Bonanno (Hofstra) – Wantagh – finished 8th
133 – Steven Keith (Harvard) – SWR – finished 8th
141 – Mike Nevinger (Cornell) – Letchworth – finished 7th
149 – Donnie Vinson (Bing) – Whitney Point – finished 3rd
157 – Kyle Dake (Cornell) – Lansing – 2X Champ…will wrestle St. John (Iowa) in finals!!!
285 – Nick Gwiazdowski (Bing) – Duanesburg – finished 8th

133   Jamie Franco  Hofstra
          Rd. 1 – bye
          Rd. 2 – Chris Dardanes (Minn) wbf  2:43 over Jamie Franco (Hofstra)
          Cons. Rd. 1 – Matt Nelson (Virginia) dec 6-2 over Jamie Franco (Hofstra)  

133   Jordan Thome  Army
          Rd. 1 – bye
          Rd. 2 – Jordan Thome (Army) wbf 4:20 over Garrett Drucker (Ore. St.)
          Rd. 3 – Logan Steiber (Ohio State) wbf 1:17 over Jordan Thome (Army)
          Cons. Rd. 2 – Jordan Thome (Army) dec 2-1 OT over Bryan Ortenzio (Penn)
          Cons. Rd. 3 – AJ Schopp (Edinboro) dec 7-5 over Jordan Thome (Army)

165   Coleman Gracey  Army
          Rd. 1 – bye
          Rd. 2 – Coleman Gracey (Army) dec 3-2 over Mike Ottinger (Central Mich.)
          Rd. 3 – Bekzod Abdurakhmono (Clarion) m dec 11-3 over Coleman Gracey (Army)
          Cons. Rd. 2 – Nick Sulzer (Virginia) dec 10-8 over Coleman Gracey (Army) 

197   Derek Stanley  Army
         Rd. 1 – bye
         Rd. 2 – Mario Gonzalez (Illinois) dec 6-1 over Derek Stanley (Army)
         Cons. Rd. 1 – Derek Stanley dec 5-2 over Ryan Smith (Cal. Poly)
         Cons. Rd. 2 – Cody Reed (Binghamton) dec 4-2 OT over Derek Stanley (Army)