2019 ESC – Middleweights Preview

2X NYS Finalist Justin McDougald

132 Pounds
With no clear cut favorite, 132 will be one of the most entertaining weight classes to follow at this year’s Eastern States Classic. One of the favorites will be Kyle Fields from Danbury, CT who finished 4th here last years and is a 2X CT state champ. 2X NYS finalist Justin McDougald will definitely contend for the title here as could 3X NYS place winner Alex Samson from Victor. Logan Sciotto from Rocky Point placed 3rd in NYS last season and is always dangerous and let’s not forget about Lincoln Heck from Wyoming Seminary who is very tough. Nick Calderone from Newfield is undefeated and will open some eyes here and we can’t overlook Gage DeNatale from Locust Valley who was a state qualifier last year and has yet to lose this year. Sean Peterson from Islip has a win over Sciotto this season and we cannot forget about Jacob Verien from Iroquois who was a NYS place winner last season as was Ethan Ferro from Pal Mac. Victor Perllishi from Pleasantville placed 8th at last year’s ESC and will be in the mix as will Jayden Cardenas from Grand Street Campus, Joe Foxen from Garden City, and Cole French from Fulton. Section 9 has a few wrestlers who could do well here in Matt Romano from Valley Central, Mat Malherio from Highland, and Tommy Maddox from Washingtonville!

Arizona State Commit
Adam Busiello – #2 Intermat

138 Pounds
Adam Busiello is a 4X NYS champion, 3X S32 High School Champion, 2X ESC Champion, and is currently ranked #2 in the nation by Intermat making him the definite favorite here at 138!  However, in order to pick up his 3rd title at Eastern States, Busiello will have to defeat a few well decorated wrestlers! Niagara Falls junior Willie McDougald was a NYS champion and will definitely be a contender. We have a few other state champs at 138 – Ben LeBlanc from Danbury is a 2X Connecticut state champ, Samuel Martel from Noble is a Maine state champ and Mahari Miller from Springfield Central is a Massachusetts state champ. Dan Gibson from Port Washington, who finished 6th in NYS last year, is entered here and we should also keep our eyes on Tyler Albis from John Jay East Fishkill, Kyle Althenn from Mepham, Zacc Romero from Brooklyn Tech, and Hector Rodriguez from Eagle Academy! Section 9 has a few wrestlers who could definitely contend for a spot on the medal stand at 138 in Sean Savacool from Minisink Valley and Ethan Palanca from New Paltz!

2017 NYS Champion Hunter Shaut

145 Pounds
Starting to sound like a broken record but this is another weight class that is absolutely loaded! There are at least a half of a dozen guys with a legitimate shot at winning this bracket! Let’s start with Hunter Shaut from Central Valley Academy. Hunter was the 2017 NYS champ and a 2018 state finalist and should definitely be a contender here. Tyler Sung from New Canaan, CT finished 3rd at last year’s Eastern States Classic and is looking to get to the top step of the podium this year.  Niagara Wheatfield’s Warren McDougald is a 2X NYS place winner and will be in the mix at 145 as will Jonathan Spadafora from Half Hollow Hills East who took 2nd here last year at 138! Cahal Donovan from Marcellus is a 3X NYS place winner and is always a threat and let’s not forget about Lee Mauras from Freeport who came in 4th in NYS last year and is undefeated so far this season. Not done yet….AJ Kovacs from Iona Prep is undefeated, Brock Delsignore from Shenendehowa finished 8th at ESC last year, Ryan Burgbacher took 6th in NYS, and Raymond Costa from Cold Spring Harbor took 6th in NYS and has only one loss this season … to Kris Ketchum of Rocky Point who is also entered at 145. Let’s not forget that Wyoming Seminary has two entries at this weight who are both very tough – Carter Tuttle and Niko Katsuyoshi. Tyler DeSena from Garden City is very formidable and Pine Bush’s Tommy Askey has only lost to Ketchum so far this season! Yeah, this weight class is stacked!

2X NYS Placewinner Zack Lawrence from Duanesburg

152 Pounds
The 152 pound weight class is without question one of the most wide open weights at this year’s ESC!  There are several contenders and no clear cut favorite. Let’s start with Zack Lawrence who finished 3rd at the ESC last year and he’s a 2X NYS place winner as is Bryce Smith from Saranac, Mike Squires from Norwich, and Ryan Stencel from Lancaster. Another wrestler to watch is David Berkovich from Poly Prep who placed 5th at National Preps last season and also took 7th at ESC. Gaven Bell from Cold Spring Harbor is undefeated this year and has a major decision win over 160 pound contender Corey Connelly. Hauppauge’s Danny Mauriello is also undefeated and was a state qualifier last year as was Jacob Edwards from Columbia. Keagan Case from Adirondack has been dominant this season and may surprise a few people here! A few others to keep on your radar are Sammy Toggas from Evangelical Christian Institute (MD) who finished 8th at Prep Nationals, Jack Spahn who was a state qualifier for Islip, Mike DiForte from Petrides and also Section’s Nick Florin from Pine Bush!

Kyle Mosher – #6 Flo

160 Pounds
This will definitely be a competitive weight however Kyle Mosher from South East Cyclones HS is the definite favorite at 160 pounds. Mosher is a 3X NYS place winner, 2nd place finisher at the 2018 ESC and he is currently ranked #6 in the nation by FloWrestling! He will not be untested though because guys like 2X NYS place winner Jack Chesman from Pearl River and Corey Connelly from Rocky Point who took 4th in NYS last year are very formidable! JD Moore from Wantagh also finished 4th in NYS last year as did Cory Day from Iroquois and we can expect both to contend here. Jacob Null is a sophomore from Dolgeville and he is going to open some eyes at this year’s ESC. He’s undefeated and has a few wins this year over previous NYS qualifiers! Section 2 has a few intriguing entries at 160 including Charlie Grygas from Duanesburg and Peter Meshkov from Niskayuna. A couple others to watch here include Cameron Galvin from Fulton, Cole Rees from Wyoming Seminary, Jose Rodriquez from Tottenville, Alvan Cesar from Springfield Central (MA), and Steven Gazzillo from Cornwall!

2019 ESC – Heavyweights Preview

NYS Champ Ross McFarland

170 Pounds
The 170 pound weight class will have fireworks this year! There are several legitimate title contenders in the field but let’s start with Paul Calo from Southington, CT. Calo finished 2nd at last year’s ESC at this exact weight and he’s also a 2X CT state finalist. We also have Ross McFarland from Phoenix HS in Section 3. He finished 3rd here last year, he’s a 2018 NYS champ and was a NYS finalist in 2017 and 2016! Dempsey Carroll from Copenhagen was a NYS champ last year and also finished 6th at the ESC – he will definitely be in the mix! This bracket will also have Saranac’s Jacob Nolan vying for a title.  Nolan, who is a very decorated freestyle and Greco Roman wrestler, is also a 2X NYS place winner and he finished 4th at last year’s ESC! Horace Greeley’s Aaron Wolk finished 3rd at last year’s ESC and 5th at the NYS tournament. He will definitely contend here, as will Wantagh’s Matt Rogers who finished 4th in NYS last season and Zach Williams from Hannibal who took 6th in NYS! Warsaw’s Sam Wolf will defintely be in the mix at 170 – he finished was a NYSplace winner last year and placed 8th at ESC. There are quite a few others in this bracket who have the potential to step on the medal stand including Nick Meglino from Edgemont, Nicholas Noel from Fulton, Peter Illicete from Copiague, Tyler Serafini from Newburgh Free Academy, Josh Thibeault from Niagara Wheatfield, James Araneo from Ward Melville, and 2X MA placer Dohnavin Harvey from Springfield Central.

New Rochelle’s Logan – #8 Intermat

182 Pounds
Jake Logan from New Rochelle is the heavy favorite here!  Logan was the 182 pound ESC and NYS champion last year and he is currently ranked #8 in the nation by Intermat and #9 nationally by FloWrestling! His stiffest competition will likely come from Angelo Petrakis from Massapequa who comes into the tournament undefeated! Michael Tyrell from Hauppauge is having a great year and has only lost to Petrakis this year and we should also watch out for Luis Munoz who is a MA state placer from Springfield Central. A few other to keep an eye on include Cameron Durantfrom Guilderland, Brandon Bido from Eagle Academy, Alex Behar from Byram Hills, and Paul Toscano from Newfield.  Zavier Bennet from Kingston and Elijah Babb from Middletown are perhaps Section 9’s two best chances for a medal at this weight – both are having excellent seasons!

Intermat #9 Sammy Depez

195 Pounds
With a nice balance of top notch talent and great depth, the 195 pound weight class will be great to follow at the Eastern States Classic.  The pre-tournament favorite has to be Sammy Deprez from Hilton.  Deprez finished 3rd at both the ESC and NYS tournament last year but an incredible off season has launched him into the national spotlight and he is currently ranked #9 in the nation by Intermat! To win his first ESC title, Deprez will have to contend with the likes of 2018 NYS D1 finalist Jhordyn Innocent from East Ramapo and 2018 Rhode Island state champion Tyler Riggs from Ponaganset. Darby McLaughlin from Springfield Central is a 2X MA state placer and Maxx DeCapua from Newburgh Free Academy placed 6th last year at both the ESC and the state tournament! Let’s not overlook Nate DeGroff from Warsaw who took 6th in NYS last year, CT state runner-up Montez Osbey from Danbury, or Wingate’s Michael Babbcort who place 6th at ESC at 220!  Some of the other to keep an eye on at 195 includes Kyle Costello from Wyoming Seminary, Todd DeGroat from Vestal, Matt Hegi from Mepham, Nicholas Franco from Farmingdale, Kolton Gagnon from Cold Spring Harbor, Tyler Grupe from Guilderland, Kyler Martin from Indian River, Matt Kelly from Iona Prep, Jace Filion from Northern Adirondack and Peter Magiliocco from Northport.  This is an extremely deep and talented weight class!

Cornwall’s Will Leonard

220 Pounds
With no nationally ranked hammers, no returning state champions, and only a handful of state place winners, this weight class is wide open! Will Leonard of Cornwall placed 4th at last year’s ESC and came in 6th in Albany making him one of the top contenders in the bracket. Luke Cirka from Ponaganset, RI is a 2X state place winner and will be in the hunt as should Deaquan Stuart from Roosevelt and Mason Maulding from Peru, both of who are NYS place winners. Erme Mabocoglu from Midwood is undefeated with all first period pins and Ryan Hedi from Mepham has only one loss on the season making both of them medal contenders here. Some other wrestlers to keep on your radar at 220 are Jake Rankin from Oyster Bay, Armel Duke from Middletown, Mark Crisfield from Valley Central, James Oosterom from Port Jervis and Dylan Gianikos from Pat-Med!

Commack’s Slackman – Flo #13

285 Pounds
With one nationally ranked stud and about a dozen other very talented wrestlers in the bracket, the heavy weights will be great to follow this year! Joey Slackman from Commack was the 2018 ESC champ, 2018 NYS runner-up, and is currently ranked 13th in the nation by FloWrestling.  He is definitely the favorite, but he will not sail through untested! Trentyn Rupert from Newark Valley came in 3rd at last year’s ESC and also finished 3rd in the state so we can expect him to contend as will Tyler Rice from Norwich who was 5th in NYS last year. Jordan Agusto from Danbury came in 3rd at the CT states last year and is worth keeping an eye on closely. Dalton Kriss from Peru, Jake Strangle from Ballston Spa, George Lebberes from Ardsley, and Sam Khodaparest from Oyster Bay are all state qualifiers and will be in the hunt for medals! Adam Fenner from Minisink Valley has a win by pinfall over Stangle and we shouldn’t overlook Mike Norris from Freeport who is undefeated with all pins thus far! A few others to look at in this weight class include Collin Burns from Hilton, Collin Null from Carthage, Jimaar Edwards from Iona Prep, and Mike Leibl from Canastota. Besides Fenner, Section 9 has a few others to watch at 285 namely Bryce Moore from VC, Caleb Williams from NFA, and Stefan Monchery from Middletown.

Week 6 Results and Highlights

Wednesday 1/2
Goshen 45 Onteora 9
Highland 57 Red Hook 20
Monroe Woodbury 61 Washingtonville 17
Wallkill 78 Monticello 12
Middletown 36 NFA 30
Minisink Valley 60 Valley Central 14
Saugerties 54 New Paltz 29
Burke 36 Ellenville 24

Highlights….
Let’s start out in Washingtonville where we saw Marchese (Washingtonville) drop to 99 and look very tough with the tf over Toledo (MW)! Ocasio (MW) with a sold 13-6 decision over Austin Maddox (Washingtonville). Over in Middletown, with the score tied 30-30, Elijah Babb (Middletown) gets the WBF over NFA’s Joe Russel to give the Middies the win! DeCapua (NFA) had a great win over Duke (Middletown) at 220. Caleb Williams (NFA) gets the 3-0 win over Stefan Monchery (Middletown) at 285. In Valley Central, MV’s Adam Fenner wins by decision 2-0 over VC’s Bryce Moore and VC’s Satriano defeated MV’s McLaughlin 10-7. In New Paltz we had Aiden Cuppen (NP) getting a WBF over Heinlein from Saugerties! We also saw John Antonelli from Marlboro notch a nice 6-5 win over Matt Morris from Red Hook! Antonelli scored a takedown in the last 10 seconds to pull out the victory!

Thursday 1/3
Chester 42 Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West 39
Cornwall 56 Warwick 18
Saugerties & FDR @ Red Hook

Highlights….
Chester’s Liam Bullock notches a wbf over Joey Curreri from E/L/SW. The Cornwall lightweights came through – Rourke 4-1 over Alex Greco at 99 and Reed 8-5 over Nilson. Warwick’s Schmalfuhs with the wbf over Giumarra at 145 and Heffner from Cornwall with the 3-0 win over Mazzella. Wojehowski from Cornwall with the wbf over Noteboom up at 182!

Friday 1/4
Cornwall 41 NFA 31
Port Jervis 54 Rondout Valley 36

Section 9 Rankings 12/30/18

The holiday tournaments are behind us so these are the first set of rankings after the +2 growth allowance. Although there will certainly be some movement in weight classes at the 11th hour, we can now start to see which wrestlers are going to drop a weight class and who is staying put! As always, comments are welcomed either in the comment section or I can be emailed at sectionixwrestling@gmail.com! Enjoy!!!

99 Pounds
1. Colby Amell – Saugerties
2. Richie Toldeo – Monroe Woodbury
3. Jackson Merli – NFA
4. Nicolo Ricciuto – Valley Central
5. Alex Greco – Warwick
As expected, Amell drops down to 99 and takes over the #1 spot after absolutely dominating the competition at the Mid-Hudson. Toledo, who in the placed top 6 at Massapequa, drops down to #2. Merli notched 2 head-to-heads over #4 Ricciuto and grabs the #3 spot while Greco comes in at #5. Tufano from Port and MW’s Brown are also having great years and deserve mention here!

106 Pounds
1. Zack Ryder – Minisink Valley
2. Andrew Marchese – Washingtonville
3. Justin Morales – Middletown
4. Dylan Winters – Monroe Woodbury
5. Matthew Davis – Wallkill
The Minisink Valley 7th grader keeps mowing through the competition and takes over the #1 spot at 106. Ryder took first place at the Linn Crwn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ. Marchese slides up to #2 while Morales, who placed 3rd at Massapequa, takes over the #3 spot. Winters comes in at #4 and Matthew Davis drops down from 113 and is our new #5 at 106! Warwick’s Nilson is also having a nice season and we need to start keeping our eye on NFA’s Jaden Hansen who continues to improve each week and finished 3rd at the Mid-Hudson Tournament!

113 Pounds
1. Nikko Walsh – Rondout Valley
2. Matt Morris – Red Hook
3. Joe Habert – Minisink Valley
4. Santos Ocasio – Monroe Woodbury
5. Austin Maddox – Washingtonville
Walsh left little doubt about who the top 113 pounder in S9 was with his MOW performance at the Mid-Hudson. He convincingly defeated Amendola from Rocky Point and Fitzsimons from Ward Melville – both are considered top notch 113 pounders in the very powerful Section 11 D1! Morris also placed at Mid-Hudson and remains #2 followed by MV’s Habert. Monroe Woodbury’s Ocasio dropped down to 113 and placed at the Massapequa Tournament and takes over the #4 spot while Austin Maddox rounds out our top 5! We still need to keep an eye on Gonzalez from Warwick and Kohrs from MW. Andrew Filip from MV should return to action soon and could get in the mix here!

120 Pounds
1. Marco Vespa – Monroe Woodbury
2. Nick Picariello – Minisink Valley
3. Jacob Chenier – Kingston
4. John Antonelli – Marlboro
5. Liam Bullock – Chester
As expected, 2X NYS place winner Marco Vespa drops down from 126 and he is our new #1 in S9 at 120. Vespa mowed through the competition at Massapequa winning both his weight class and the aggregate pin award! Picariello (4th at Linn Crawn), Chenier, Antonelli (3rd at Mid-Hudson), and Bullock all slide down a spot and round out the top 5. A few others to look out for at 120 are Drew Greco from Warwick and Joey Curreri from Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West who took 5th at the Windsor Christmas Tournament!

126 Pounds
1. Jordan Suarez – Minisink Valley
2. Eric Tigue – Port Jervis
3. Brandon DeLaRosa – NFA
4. Kevin Urena – Pine Bush
5. Travis Phillips – Valley Central
Jordan Suarez is our new #1 wrestler at 126 pounds! The MV junior has only two losses on the season and both have been to great wrestlers – 2X NYS placer Vespa and NJ state qualifier Dom DiGena! Tigue, who was a win away from placing at D2 states last year, drops down from 132 and is the new #2 at 126. Tigue placed 3rd at the Bethlehem Christmas Tournament in PA. DeLaRosa, who placed 5th at the Mid-Hudson, is #3 followed by #4 Urena from Pine Bush. Phillips from VC is our new #5 but we still need to see if and when Faison (Wallkill) and Burgos (MW) return from injuries because both would definitely contend here! Weinstein from Goshen is also having a nice season.

132 Pounds
1. Mat Malherio – Highland
2. Matt Romano – Valley Central
3. Pat Ross – Onteora
4. Tommy Maddox – Washingtonville
5. Luke Fischer – NFA
Malherio from Highland was our biggest “mover” in these rankings! He went from #5 at 138 to #1 at 132 because of his MOW worthy performance at the Mid-Hudson where he defeated defending D1 S9 champ Romano in the finals! Romano slides down to #2 followed by Ross, Maddox, and NFA’s Luke Fischer. A few others to keep an eye on at 132 are Sam from Middletown, Lombardi from MV, Amato from Port Jervis, and Heinlein from Saugerties.

138 Pounds
1. Sean Savacool – Minisink Valley
2. Ethan Palanca – New Paltz
3. Nick Ross – Onteora
4. Robert Estevez – Monroe Woodbury
5. Caesar Luna – Highland
No changes in the top 4 at 138! Savacool wins the title in Kittatinny and remains #1 followed by last year’s D2 120 pound champ Palanca from New Paltz who is now D1! Onteora’s Nick Ross had and extremely performance at Mid-Hudson. He finished 3rd, narrowly losing 2-0 in the semis to Logan Sciotto from Rocky Point – Sciotto finished 3rd in NYS D1 last year! Estevez from MW comes in at #4 and our new #5 is Highland’s Caesar Luna who placed 4th at the Mid-Hudson.

145 Pounds
1. Tommy Askey – Pine Bush
2. James McGinty – Monroe Woodbury
3. Nick Albornoz – Minisink Valley
4. Nick Curreri – Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West
5. Robert Giumarra – Cornwall
No changes whatsoever in the top 5 at 145 as all five had great weeks! Askey lost in the finals on the Mid-Hudson to a very tough Kris Ketchum from Rocky Point. McGinty keeps rolling and won Massapequa while Albornoz made it to the finals of Kittatinny. Curreri placed 6th at the Windsor Christmas Tournament and Giumarra was solid at the Mid-Hudson.

152 Pounds
1. Nate Ross – Onteora
2. Nick Florin – Pine Bush
3. Jaccob Gonzalez – Minisink Valley
4. Dan Heffner – Cornwall
5. Vincent Gennaro – Washingtonville
Ross dropped down to 152 and made a statement in the finals the Mid-Hudson pinning previous #1 Florin in :42! Florin drops to #2 followed by MV’s Gonzalez who is still undefeated on the season! Heffner from Cornwall placed 6th at the Mid-Hudson and is #4 followed by Gennaro from Washingtonville. Destin Morano from Middletown placed 4th at Massapequa and needs to be watched and we should also keep our eye on Thomas from Wallkill and Posta from Warwick!

160 Pounds
1. Steve Gazzillo – Cornwall
2. Ethan Gallo – Minisink Valley
3. Alden Hathaway – Wallkill
4. Joe Velazquez – Middletown
5. Dylan Burgos – Pine Bush
Gazzillo made it to the finals of the Mid-Hudson and lost to one of the best wrestlers in the state so he remains #1 in S9 at 160! MV 8th grader Gallo made it to the finals at Kittatinny and moves up to #2 followed by Hathaway from Wallkill. Velazquez took 3rd at Massapequa and is at #4 followed by Dylan Burgos from Pine Bush who finished 6th at Mid-Hudson and enters the rankings at #5 this week. Patterson from NFA is having a good year and should be watched and MW’s Wernicki should be back from injury soon and will make noise either here or at 152!

170 Pounds
1. Tyler Serafini – NFA
2. Matt Bucci – Saugerties
3. Pasquale Satriano – Valley Central
4. William Noteboom – Warwick
5. Chris McLaughlin – Minisink Valley
No changes in the top 5 at 170! Serafini takes 3rd at the Mid-Hudson and had wins by pinfall over both #2 Bucci and #3 Satriano. Bucci took forth at Mid-Hudson and Satriano finished fifth. Noteboom and McLaughlin round out the top 5 and 170 but Felice from MW and Garcia from Middletown are definitely going to contend for medals here!

182 Pounds
1. Zavier Bennet – Kingston
2. Elijah Babb – Middletown
3. Luke Wojehowski – Cornwall
4. Graeme Knisell – Saugerties
5. Michael Cassidy – Cornwall
Bennett was idle and holds on to the #1 spot but 182 has a few new names this week! Middletown’s Babb took 4th at Massapequa and he is our #2 while Wojehowski from Cornwall placed 4th at the Mid-Hudson and he’s our new #3. Knissel, who placed 6th at the Mid-Hudson is #4 followed by another Green Dragon Cassidy. Geysen from MV, Paravati from MW, and Russell from NFA should definitely stay on your radar here!

195 Pounds
1. Sam Santander – Monroe Woodbury
2. Maxx DeCapua – NFA
3. Anthony Owen – Saugerties
4. Carson Henry – Minisink Valley
5. Hayden Barley – Kingston
This was the toughest weight to select a #1….DeCapua placed in NYS last year but he did so on a wildcard because he was pinned in the S9 semis by Santander! We’ll go Santander #1 and DeCapua #2 for now but this will definitely be settled on the mat at some point! Owen from Saugerties is #3 followed by MV sophomore Carson Henry who is having a great year! Barley from Kingston is our #5 at 195!

220 Pounds
1. Will Leonard – Cornwall
2. Armel Duke – Middletown
3. James Oosterom – Port Jervis
4. Mark Crisfield – Valley Central
5. Davis Strauss – Monroe Woodbury
Returning state placer Leonard continues to roll! He won the Mid-Hudson by beating #4 Crisfield in the finals by a 8-0 major decision. Duke was a finalist at Massapequa where he defeated Strauss for the second time this season and is #2 followed by Oosterom from PJ who was the champ down in Bethlehem, PA. The aforementioned Crisfield sits at #4 while MW’s Strauss cracks the top-5 here at 220!

285 Pounds
1. Preston Havison – Monroe Woodbury
2. Adam Fenner – Minisink Valley
3. Bryce Moore – Valley Central
4. Caleb Williams – NFA
5. Stephan Monchery – Middletown
Havison takes 2nd at Massapequa and remains #1 here followed by Fenner from MV who was the champ at Kittatinny. Bryce Moore defeated Caleb Williams head-to-head at the Mid_Hudson so they swap #3 and #4 followed by Middletown’s 7th grader Monchery who took third place in Massapequa!

Week 5 Results – Holiday Tournaments

Thursday 12/27
Minisink Valley @ Linn Crawn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ
Minisink Valley crowned three champions and took 2nd place in the team race at the Linn Crawn Tournament in Kittatinny, NJ. Winning titles for the Warriors were Zack Ryder at 106, Sean Savacool at 138 and Adam Fenner at 285. Minisink had three other finalists in Jordan Suarez at 126, Nick Albornoz at 145 and Ethan Gallo at 160! Great job boys!

Thursday 12/27 & Friday 12/28
Cornwall, Highland, NFA, Onteora, Pine Bush, Red Hook, Rondout Valley, Saugerties, Valley Central, and Wallkill at the Mid-Hudson Tournament

Section 9 crowned six champions at the 2018 Mid-Hudson Tournament on Friday! Newburgh finished 3rd in the team race edging out Cornwall who took 4th. Valley Central also had a nice showing and finished 8th as a team! Below is a weight by weight breakdown of the tournament!

99 Pound Champion – Colby Amell (Saugerties)
Amell keeps rolling along and won by technical fall in the finals over Christopher Crawford from Beacon. NFA’s Jackson Merli finished 3rd by defeating 4th place finisher Nicolo Ricciuto 3-2 in the medal round.

106 Pound Champion – Michael Rapuano (Xavier)
NFA’s Jaden Hansen had a great tournament going 6-1 for and taking 3rd place honors! Matt Davis from Wallkill finished 5th and notched a win by fall over Hansen in the quarterfinals!

113 Pound Champion – Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley)
Walsh looked great defeating Amendola from Rocky Point 11-2 in the semis and then taking out Fitzsimons form Ward Melville 6-0 in the finals! Matt Morris from Red Hook took 5th and Cornwall’s Gabe Giumarra placed 6th at 113. Walsh was selected as Sophomore MOW!

120 Pound Champion – Evan Matias (Rocky Point)
Matias took out state placer Ivan Garcia 7-5 with a late takedown in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament. John Antonelli from Marlboro had a great tournament and finished 3rd and Wallkill’s Derek Ellison took 6th!

126 Pound Champion – Dennis Robin (Arlington)
Congratulation to Robin for becoming Arlington’s all time wins leader when he picked up career victory 188 in the semifinals! NFA’s Brandon DeLaRosa was Section 9’s only placewinner at 126 by taking 5th place!

132 Pound Champion – Mat Malherio (Highland)
In an all-S9, D1 vs D2 finals, it was Malherio with the 3-2 double OT win over defending S9 champion Matt Romano from VC for the title! Great job boys! NFA’s Luke Fischer also placed at 132 coming in 6th place. Malherio was selected as Senior MOW of the tournament!

138 Pound Champion – Logan Sciotto (Rocky Point)
Sciotto, who finished 3rd in NYS at 113 last season, was trailing Tyler Albis in the finals before securing the wbf at the 4:57 mark! Ontoera’s Nick Ross had an extremely impressive tournament and finished in 3rd place. In a bout which could have gone either way, Ross narrowly lost a 2-0 decision to the aforementioned Sciotto in the semis. Caesar Luna from Highland took 4th at 138!

145 Pound Champion – Kris Ketchum (Rocky Point)
Ketchum defeated Pine Bush junior Tommy Askey in the finals to take the title. It was a very close match however Ketchum was able to catch Askey in a cradle in the 3rd and record the wbf. Wallkill’s Jacob Lyle defeated Red Hook’s Tyler Benincasa by a 12-9 margin in the bout for 5th place.

152 Pound Champion – Nate Ross (Onteora)
In another all-Section 9, D1 vs D2 final, it was once again the small school wrestler taking the gold as Ross notched a win by fall over Pine Bush’s Nick Florin at the :42 mark in the first period. Earlier in the day, Florin recorded his 100th career win when he defeated Rocky Point’s Brian Whitman 14-0…Congrats Nick! Cornwall’s Dan Heffner finished 6th at the weight.

160 Pound Champion – Corey Connelly (Rocky Point)
Connelly, one of the top 160 pound wrestlers in the state, pinned Cornwall’s Steve Gazzillo in the finals to win the title. Gazzillo was giving Connelly all he could handle at the time of the fall! Pine Bush’s Dylan Burgos wrestled well and took home 6th place honors at 160!

170 Pound Champion – James Araneo (Ward Melville)
Section 9 was very well represented at 170 with 3 top-6 place winners! NFA senior Tyler Serafini came in 3rd and had head-to-head wins over both Matt Bucci of Saugerties who took 4th and Pasquale Satriano of VC who finished in 5th place!

182 Pound Champion – Cameron Durant (Guilderland)
Section 9 had 2 medalists at 182 in Luke Wojehowski from Cornwall who took 4th and Graeme Knisell from Saugerties who placed 6th! Great job both guys!

195 Pound Champion – Maxx DeCapua (NFA)
DeCapua drops down to 195 for the first time this season and takes the title at 195! Maxx was a state placer at this weight last season! Cornwall’s Josh Keller had a great tournament and placed 6th at this weight.

220 Pound Champion – Will Leonard (Cornwall)
In our 3rd all-S9 final, returning state placer Will Leonard from Cornwall defeated VC’s Mark Crisfield 8-0 for the title.

285 Pound Champion – Zack Maiorano (Hewlett)
Maiorano defeated VC’s Bryce Moore 3-2 in the finals to take home the gold! Moore notched a 2-1 will over NFA’s Caleb Williams in the semis. Williams went on to finish 4th!

Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West @ the Windsor Christmas Tournament
ELSW had two placewinners at the 2018 Windsor Christmas Tournament. Joey Curreri took 5th at 120 pounds while his brother Nick took home 6th place honors at 145 pounds!

Friday 12/28
Middletown, Monroe Woodbury @ Massapequa Tournament
Monroe Woodbury crowned 3 champions, had 12 placewinners, and finished tied for 2nd in the team race. Middletown placed 9 in the top-6 and finished 5th in the team standings! MW senior Marco Vespa was the champion at 120 pounds and also won the aggregate pin award for having the most pins in the least amount of time. Joe McGinty was the champion at 145 and Sam Santander was the Crusader’s 3rd champ taking top honors at 195! Let’s take a look at all of the placewinners from the MW and Middletown!
99: Richie Toledo (MW) – 5th place
106: Justin Morales (Middletown) – 3rd place
113: Santos Ocasio (MW) – 5th place
113: Jack Kohrs (MW) – 6th place
120: Marco Vespa (MW) – Champion
120: Moises Diaz (Middletown) – 5th
132: Josh Sam (Middletown) – 5th
145: JoeMcGinty (MW) – Champion
152: Destin Morano (Middletown) – 4th
152: Marcus Brown (MW) – 5th/6th place (rule)
160: Joe Velazquez (Middletown) – 3rd
160: Nick Hadallar (MW) – 5th
170: Steven Felice (MW) – 5th
170: Pablo Garcia (Middletown) – 6th
182: Elijah Babb (Middletown) – 4th
195: Sam Santander (MW) – Champion
220: Armel Duke (Middletown) – 2nd
220: David Strauss (MW) – 5th
285: Preston Havison (MW) – 2nd
285: Stephan Monchery (Middletown) – 3rd

Monticello @ Mahopac Duals

Chester, New Paltz, Warwick @ Michael O’Connell Tournament

Friday 12/29 and Saturday 12/29
Port Jervis at the Christmas City Wrestling Tournament
The Port Jervis Wrestling team competed at The Christmas City Wrestling Tournament in Bethlehem, Pa. on December 28th & 29th.  The Raiders finished in 10th place. The Raiders were led by James Oosterom who finished first at 220lbs. Joey Amato took second at 132lbs. Eric Tigue was third at 126lbs and Bryce Horner was 4th at 160lbs.




NYSSWA Team Rankings – #9 Monroe Woodbury and #12 Minisink Valley Make the List

The New York State Sports Writers Association released their team rankings last week and two Section 9 teams were ranked in the top 12 for D1 while 4 other programs received Honorable Mention recognition. The Crusaders from Monroe Woodbury have been ranked as the #9 large school team while their arch rivals, Minisink Valley, are sitting in the #12 spot! Middletown, Saugerties, Wallkill, and NFA received Honorable Mention recognition. Congratulations to all six programs!!!

Division 1 – Large School
1. Massapequa – Section 8
2. Rocky Point – Section 11
3. Hilton – Section 5
4. Wantagh – Section 8
5. Shenendehowa – Section 2
6. Eastport South Manor – Section 11
7. Spencerport – Section 5
8. Hauppauge – Section 11
9. Monroe Woodbury – Section 9
10. Fulton – Section 3
11. Long Beach – Section 8
12. Minisink Valley – Section 9
13. Lindenhurst – Section 11
14. Smithtown West – Section 11
15. Niagara Wheatfield – Section 6

Division 2 – Small School
1. Mt. Sinai – Section 11
2. Central Valley Academy – Section 3
3. Canisteo-Greenwood – Section 5
4. Falconer – Section 6
5. Windsor – Section 4
6. Locust Valley – Section 8
7. Pioneer – Section 6
8. Norwich – Section 4
9. Carthage – Section 3
10. Corinth – Section 2
11. Perry – Section 5
12. Warrensburg – Section 2
13. Center Moriches – Section 11
14. Peru – Section 7
15. Tioga – Section 4

Section 9 Rankings – 12/20/2018

These will be the final individual rankings posted until after the 2 pound growth allowance…aka the wrestler’s Christmas gift!!!  For these rankings, only wrestlers who have competed this season will be listed. As always, please feel free to send comments directly to me at sectionixwrestling@gmail.com. Enjoy!

99 Pounds
1. Richie Toldeo – Monroe Woodbury
2. Nicolo Ricciuto – Valley Central
3. Jackson Merli – NFA
4. Alex Greco – Warwick
5. Trevor Tufano – Port Jervis
Toledo holds onto the top spot but he was pushed to the limit by new #2 Ricciuto from VC. Merli is still looking very solid as are Greco and Tufano. We still need to keep an eye on MW’s “other” 99 pounder Jordan Brown who only lost to teammate Toledo by 1 point earlier this season!

106 Pounds
1. Colby Amell – Saugerties
2. Zack Ryder – Minisink Valley
3. Andrew Marchese – Washingtonville
4. Justin Morales – Middletown
5. Dylan Winters – Monroe Woodbury
Amell is still in the top spot at 106 however MV 7th grader Ryder is getting a lot of attention by the way he is rolling through opponents. Marchese remains at #3 with his win over #4 Morales who is looking very good recently! MW’s Winters looked very impressive at Wrangle on the Plains and may surprise people here! Warwicks’s Erik Nilson is definitely worth keeping an eye on!

113 Pounds
1. Nikko Walsh – Rondout Valley
2. Matt Morris – Red Hook
3. Joe Habert – Minisink Valley
4. Matt Davis – Wallkill
5. Austin Maddox – Washingtonville
The D2 kids take the top 2 spots at 113 – both Walsh and Morris are having great years! – Habert from MV is looking great and Davis has bounced back from a few early season losses and is back to form!  He won MOW at the Patriot last weekend! Ausin Maddox is having a great year and takes the #5 spot this week but we need to keep an eye on David Gonzalez from Warwick.

120 Pounds
1. Nick Picariello – Minisink Valley
2. Jacob Chenier – Kingston
3. Liam Bullock – Chester
4. John Antonelli – Marlboro
5. Drew Greco – Warwick
Picariello has been on fire this year as has Chenier so they hold on to the top 2 spots this week! Bullock from Chester is having another excellent season and is our #3. Antonelli from Marlboro notched nice wins over Joey Curreri and Walsh (#1 @ 113) and takes over #4 followed #5 Greco from Warwick. 

126 Pounds
1. Marco Vespa – Monroe Woodbury
2. Jordan Suarez – Minisink Valley
3. Brandon DeLaRosa – NFA
4. Kevin Urena – Pine Bush
5. Luke Fischer – NFA
Two time state placer Vespa remains undefeated and stays #1. He recently recorded a convincing 14-7 decision over Balducci from S1 who came in 3rd in NYS D2 last season! 2X Section 9 finalist Suarez remains number 2 and his only loss has been by decision to Vespa. NFA’s DeLaRosa and Fischer have both wrestled 126 and hold the #3 and #5 spots respectively. Pine Bush’s Urena has a win over Fischer and is our #4 at 126! Faison (Wallkill) and Burgos (MW) are injured and will definitely contend here if and when they can return!

132 Pounds
1. Matt Romano – Valley Central
2. Pat Ross – Onteora
3. Eric Tigue – Port Jervis
4. Tommy Maddox – Washingtonville
5. Joshua Sam – Middletown
Romano defeated Ross 7-5 in sudden victory and is the #1 at 132.  Tigue who was a win away from placing at states last year is #3 followed by Maddox and Sam and #4 and #5 respectively. MV’s Brian Lombardi is having a nice season and is knocking on the door of cracking the top 5.

138 Pounds
1. Sean Savacool – Minisink Valley
2. Ethan Palanca – New Paltz
3. Nick Ross – Onteora
4. Robert Estevez – Monroe Woodbury
5. Mat Malherio – Highland
The 138 pound weight class is pretty stacked!  Savacool has been awesome and just won MOW at the Wilson Duals! Palanca is a defending D2 S9 champ and comes in #2 followed by another former D2 champ in Nick Ross!  Estevez from MW just picked up a nice winn at Carlucci Duals over a state qualifier and is at #4 and Malherio, the 3rd former D2 S9 champ in this weight, comes in at #5! And we’re not done… James Heinlein from Saugerties is still undefeated this season and we should also watch Alex Burns from Cornwall and Marcos Madden from Pine Bush!

145 Pounds
1. Tommy Askey – Pine Bush
2. James McGinty – Monroe Woodbury
3. Nick Albornoz – Minisink Valley
4. Nick Curreri – Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West
5. Robert Giumarra – Cornwall
145 is another very tough weight class!  The top 3, Askey, McGinty, and Albornoz, were all D1 S9 finalists last year. Curreri came in 3rd at the toughest weight in D2 last season. Giumarra is having a great season and we should also keep an eye on Warwick’s Evan Gibbons!

152 Pounds
1. Nick Florin – Pine Bush
2. Jaccob Gonzalez – Minisink Valley
3. Dan Heffner – Cornwall
4. Vincent Gennaro – Washingtonville
5. Destin Morano – Middletown
Definitely one of the most open weight classes in the Section!  Florin has recently returned to action and looks great making him the top pick at this weight. On the heals of his impressive win over #3 Heffner at the Wislon Duals, MV sophomore Jaccob Gonzalez takes over the #2 spot! Gennaro and Morano round out the top 5 at 152! Fini from Goshen, Thomas from Wallkill, and Posta from Warwick are all having solid seasons!

160 Pounds
1. Steve Gazzillo – Cornwall
2. Nate Ross – Onteora
3. Ethan Gallo – Minisink Valley
4. Alden Hathaway – Wallkill
5. Joe Velazquez – Middletown
This was one of the most difficult weights to rank!  Fresh off of his state championship football season, Cornwall’s Steven Gazzillo has looked very impressive so he’s our #1.  Here’s where it gets tricky….  Ross and Hathaway have wrestled twice and have traded pins. Gallo has pinned Hathaway but has not wrestled Ross.  Ross has been to Albany so we make him #2. Gallo goes over Hathaway because of his head-to-head over him. The #5 ranked wrestler, Velazquez, could beat anyone on any given day plus Doherty (Monticello) and Mazzella (Warwick) are very good! This is an excellent weight! 

170 Pounds
1. Tyler Serafini – NFA
2. Matt Bucci – Saugerties
3. Pasquale Satriano – Valley Central
4. William Noteboom – Warwick
5. Chris McLaughlin – Minisink Valley
Searfini has been absolutely dominating the competition this year and remains #1 at 170 but Matt Bucci has been extremely impressive in his own right!  Satriano has a wbf over #4 Noteboom and his only loss has been to Bucci so he slots in nicely at #3. McLaughlin continues to impress and is at #5 however we need to look out for Garcia from Middletown and Felice from Monroe Woodbury!

182 Pounds
1. Zavier Bennet – Kingston
2. Graeme Knisell – Saugerties
3. Michael Cassidy – Cornwall
4. Joe Russell – NFA
5. Scott Geysen – Minisink Valley
Bennet just keeps winning and remains the top ranked 182 pounder in Section 9. Knisell is having a good year and is #2 just on top of Cornwall’s Cassidy who just edged out #5 Geysen. Russell also has a win over Geysen so he goes #4. Paravati from MW can easily be ranked in this weight as well! This will be a fun one to watch in February!

195 Pounds
1. Sam Santander – Monroe Woodbury
2. Elijah Babb – Middletown
3. Anthony Owen – Saugerties
4. Carson Henry – Minisink Valley
5. Luke Wojehowski – Cornwall
This is another great weight!  Santander was recently pinned by Crisfield at 220 but he’s the defending champ at this weight and has not lost to anyone below him keeping him the #1 pick! Babb is having a great year and he’s #2 just ahead of Owen from Saugerties. MV sophomore Carson Henry enters the rankings on the heals of his wbf over #5 Wojehoski from Cornwall! Kingston’s Hayden Barley cannot be overlooked and will definitely contend here!

220 Pounds
1. Will Leonard – Cornwall
2. Maxx DeCapua – NFA
3. Armel Duke – Middletown
4. James Oosterom – Port Jervis
5. Mark Crisfield – Valley Central
This is arguably the toughest weight class in S9 D1!  Leonard and DeCapua both placed in NYS last year and are having awesome years. Leonard just won the aggregate pin award at the Wilson Duals – 4 pins in 2:35! Duke from Middletown has looked great, as has Oosterom from D2 PJ who pinned a D1 state finalist earlier this year! Crisfield just pinned #1 195 Santander in :30 plus we can’t forget about recently activated Strauss from MW who can beat anyone on any given day! This is a great weight class!

285 Pounds
1. Preston Havison – Monroe Woodbury
2. Adam Fenner – Minisink Valley
3. Caleb Williams – NFA
4. Bryce Moore – Valley Central
5. Stephan Monchery – Middletown
Havison keeps rolling along! He’s a returning finalist at this weight and his only losses have been to wrestlers out of the area. In classic Fenner fashion, the MV sophomore beat Williams in utb and takes over the #2 spot! Moore from VC is at #4 but there is a lot of buzz surrounding Middletown 7th grader Monchery who is currently sporting a 15-1 record!

Week 4 Results and Highlights

Monday 12/17
Wallkill 75 Chester 9

Wednesday 12/19
Warwick 49 Valley Central 35
Wallkill 44 Saugerties 35
Port Jervis @ Red Hook
Minisink Valley 87 Washingtonville 0
Monroe Woodbury 58 Middletown 22
NFA 63 Kingston 19
Highland 70 Rondout Valley 11
Goshen 50 Monticello 3
E/L/SW @ Ellenville
Cornwall 53 Pine Bush 27
Burke 33 Onteora 24

Thursday 12/20
Chester 45 New Paltz 42

Friday 12/21
New Paltz 45 Washingtonville 39

Highlights….
MW vs Middletown had some great match-ups up top where Duke (Midd) beat Strauss (MW) at 220 and Havison (MW) pinned Monchery (Midd) at 285! McGinty (MW) also recorded a pin over Morano (Midd) at 152. Serafini (NFA) bumped up to 182 and scored an impressive wbf over Bennet (King). Florin (PB) was very sharp in his tech fall win over Hefner (Corn). Also in Pine Bush, Askey (PB) majored Giumarra (Corn) 19-7 at 145 and we saw Burns (Corn) pin Madden (PB) at 138. John Antonelli from Marlboro defeated Nikko Walsh from Rondout Valley! Over in Minisink Valley, Joe Habert (MV) won by major decision over Austin Maddox (Wash).

Weekend Schedule – 12/14 to 12/16

Friday 12/14 & Saturday 12/15
Monroe Woodbury @ Tony Carlucci Duals
Monroe Woodbury won the team title at the Carlucci Duals defeating Springfield Central from Massachusetts in the finals!
MW 81 Irvinton 6    MW 71 Breswster 12  
MW 82 Scarsdale 6  MW 67 Pleasantville 16 
MW 62 Harrison 18  MW 78 Port Chester 6 
MW 53 Springfield Central 27 

Saturday 12/15
Minisink Valley, Cornwall, and Washingtonville @ The Jim Wilson Duals at Minisink Valley HS.

Minisink wins the Wilson Duals at Minisink Valley!!!
MV 78 Carmel 3   Cornwall 58 Washingtonville 26 
MV 63 Tottenville 12  Cornwall 70 Plainedge 11
Pearl River 52 Washingtonville 34 
Plainedge 52 Washintonville 26
MV 70 Pearl River 10
Cornwall 62 Oxford-Greene 14 
Washingtonville 42 Oxford-Greene 30
Finals – MV 61 Cornwall 15

Going 4-0 for Minisink Valley
106 Zack Ryder
113 Joe Habert
120 Nick Piceriello
126 Jordan Suarez
138 Sean Savacool
145 Nick Albornoz
152 Jaccob Gonzalez
195 Carson Henry
285 Adam Fenner

Going 2-0
132 Brian Lombardi

Most Outstanding Wrestling- Sean Savacool
Most Pins in least Amount of time- Will Leonard

Cornwall finished 2nd going to 3-1
Washingtonville finished 7th 1-3

Port Jervis, E/L/SW @ Cuneen-Doane Christmas Tournament
Port Jervis placed Third as a team in the Cunene-Doane Tournament in Walton, NY. The Raiders were led by James Oosterom 220 took 1st Place. Gavin Staerker 138lbs took 2nd. Eric Tigue 132lbs and Gabe Parker 145lbs took 3rd. Bryce Horner 160lbs took 4th.

Kingston, Saugerties, Onteora, Valley Central @ Lewis Johnson Duals

Saugerties defeated Valley Central in the Champion round 45-36. They had wins over Kingston, Unatego, Cairo-Durham and host Ravena in the earlier rounds. Colby Amell, Jimmy Heinlein, Danny Ball, Graeme Knisell and Matt Bucci were 5-0 on the day. Matt Bucci also earned his 100th win at the tournament. Kingston went 3-2 with wins over Cairo Durham, Unadilla-Unatego, and Bethlehem Central. Going 5-0 in the day were Jake Chenier at 120lbs, Zavier Bennet at 182lbs, and Hayden Barley at 195lbs. 

Kingston 53 Cairo Durham 18   Onteora 42 Greenville 24
Kingston 54 Unadilla-Unatego Valley 24
Saugerties 48 Kingston 36 Onteora 37 Unadilla 36
Ravena 51 Kingston 25   VC 63 Onteora 18
Kingston 48 Bethlehem 21 Watervliet 53 Onteora 21 
Bethlehem 39 Onteora 36  Saugerties 42 RCS 39 
Saugerties 78 Unatega Valley  Saugerties 75 Cairo 12
Saugerties 45 Valley Central 

NFA @ Lee Van Slyke Duals
NFA 66 Noble 17    NFA 47 Burnt Hills 32  
NFA 42 BGHA 40    NFA 54 Athens 20

Pine Bush @ Pawling Round Robin

Nick Florin tournament MOW!!!
99-Brandon Calpepper-3rd
113-Devin Greer-2nd
120-Tyler Joy-4th
145-Steven Gage-3rd
152-Nick Florin-1st
160-Dylan Burgos-4th

Red Hook @ Conklin Memorial Tournament
Red Hook finished 2nd behind Nanuet at the Conklin Memorial Tournament and 120 pounder Matt Morris was voted MOW from 99-132!
Red Hook 66 Yorktown 24    Red Hook 54 Nyack 24  
Nanuet 56 Red Hook 21     Red Hook 42 Henrick Hudson 34

Wallkill @ Clarkstown North Tournament

Wallkill competed at the Clarkstown North Tournament today. Our team & individual results are as follows:

Wallkill 51 Clarkstown North 24
Wallkill 63 John Jay EF 9
Wallkill 45 New Rochelle 34
Wallkill 36 West Islip 46
Wallkill 47 John Jay CR 41

Oliver Spearman-3rd at 99
Matt Davis-1st at 113 – MOW!!!
Derek Ellison-1st at 120
Jerome Futia-2nd at 132
James Hubbard-3rd at 138
Jacob Lyle-3rd at 145
Alden Hathaway-2nd at 160
Justin Lyle-2nd at 170
Jackson Fakler-1st at 285

Week 3 Results & Highlights

Minisink Valley 54 NFA 21 
Monroe Woodbury 54 Valley Central 21 
Cornwall 60 Kingston 22 
Warwick 50 Saugerties 27 
Pine Bush 52 Washingtonville 36 
Red Hook 53 New Paltz 33 
Chester 52 Rondout Valley 30 
Tappan Zee 64 Goshen 23 
Middletown 40 Pearl River 37 
Port Jervis 66 Ellenville 12
Highland 48 E/L/SW 39
Highland 67 Monticello 12

Week 3 Highlights….
MV vs NFA had a few great matches highlighted by MV’s Adam Fenner’s 2-1 UTB win over Caleb Williams at 285 and Ethan Gallo’s 6-0 win over NFA’s Connor Leggett at 160.  MW vs VC provided us with some excitement at several weights including 99, 220, and 285!  MW’s Richie Toledo topped Nicolo Riccuto 8-7 at 99, VC’s Mark Crisfield pinned defending 195 S9 champ Sam Santander at 220 and MW heavyweight Preston Havison pinned VC’s Bryce Moore in a battle of returning S9 placers! Cornwall vs Kingston had a few good bouts highlighted by Cornwall’s Luke Wojehowski recording a wbf over Kingston’s Hayden Barley at 195.  Over in Warwick we had a great bout at 182 where Will Noteboom topped Saugerties’ Graeme Knissel 8-2! In Pine Bush, Nick Florin made his 2018-2019 debut in style by recording an 9-0 major over a very tough Vincent Gennaro from Washingtonville at 152. In New Paltz we saw a Red Hook’s Matt Morris continue to roll at 113 notching a wbf over returning placer Elliot Crocco! In perhaps the most anticipated D2 match of the night we saw Rondout Valley’s Nikko Walsh defeat Chester’s Liam Bullock 10-3 at 126 pounds! Over in Goshen, Tierney and Fini both looked sharp in their wins at 113 and 152 respectively. And on Tuesday, Middletown defeated Pearl River and a few Middies notch good wins including Ivan Colon at 113, Armel Duke at 220 and Steven Monchery at 285!