Joseph Curreri Curreri was last year’s Section 9 Division 2 champion at 120 pounds. Joey went 1-2 at at the state tournament in Albany and also had a nice showing at last year’s Eastern States Classic where he went 2-2. Eldred will not be able to compete this season leaving his career wins total at 97. Curreri was hoping to join brother Noah and Nick as Eldred’s only 100 career wins wrestlers.
The Saugerties wrestling program was unfortunately not able to compete this season due to cornonavirus. The Sawyers had a solid core returning this season including 4 seniors. Let’s take a look at the Saugerties seniors!
Cody Drost Cody was team captain last season. He sported a 22-12 record and finished 4th in Section 9 D2 last season! Cody would have definitely been one of the favorites at his weight to win a Section 9 title this season.
Jacobus Hockx After notching only 5 and 7 wins during his freshman and sophomore seasons, Jacobus had a break-out year and went 22-12 as a junior and was primed to have a great senior season.
Aiden North After only getting a few matches as a sophomore, Aiden took over the starting role as a junior and notched 9 wins for the Sawyers during the 2019-2020 season.
Devon Dickson Devon recorded 8 wins as a sophomore and went 11-11 as a junior setting himself up for a great senior season.
Chester is one of the schools which unfortunately is not able to compete at all this season. Let’s take a look at the four seniors on Coach Ehler’s rapidly improving program!
Cole Greco (189) – A varsity starter since 8th grade, Cole was a 3rd place finisher at the Section 9 tournament in 2019 and was poised to have a great senior season.
Matt Csernai (152) – A varsity wrestler since 8th grade, Matt unfortunately was not able to wrestle his junior year because he broke his arm and now is missing his senior season due to Covid-19.
Josh Schmoyer (138) – Josh began wrestling his sophomore year. He started both his sophomore and junior seasons. Josh was on pace for a tremendous season after training everyday in preparation for his senior year.
Joaquin Lizarondo (132) – Joaquin started wrestling as a junior after playing soccer and training in the Martial Arts for many years. He showed a lot of promise and certainly was on pace to have a successful senior season at Chester!
As we all know by now, the 2020 – 2021 Section 9 Wrestling season is not going to be what we had in mind. We have only 8 teams (one being a combined team) that are able to compete, and the entire season will be over in a matter of a few weeks. I could go on and on about how disappointing this is on so many levels – especially for our seniors – but I won’t. Instead I will do two things on this site. I will of course provide the coverage on our abbreviated season which is laid out below. Secondly I will put together a post, perhaps several posts, to give special recognition to every single senior in Section 9 wrestling – especially those who have had their senior season taken away from them due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Stay strong Section 9.
2021 Section 9 Duals – AKA Covid Duals
The entire season will be an 8-team pool tournament with two pools and a crossover dual for the placement round. The tournament will take place over 4 days with each dual meet being contested at a separate location.
Pool A Minisink Valley, Cornwall, Goshen, Valley Central
Pool B Warwick, Washingtonville, Port Jervis, Pine Bush/Burke
Day 1 – Saturday 2/20 @ 10:00 AM Pool A: Minisink Valley @ Goshen Pool A: Cornwall @ Valley Central Pool B: Washingtonville @ Pine Bush/Burke Pool B: Warwick @ Port Jervis
Day 2 – Tuesday 2/23 @ 7:00 PM Pool A: Valley Central @ Minisink Valley Pool A: Goshen @ Cornwall Pool B: Port Jervis @ Washingtonville Pool B: Pine Bush/Burke @ Warwick
Day 3 – Thursday 2/25 @ 7:00 PM Pool A: Cornwall @ Minisink Valley Pool A: Valley Central @ Goshen Pool B: Washingtonville @ Warwick Pool B: Pine Bush/Burke @ Port Jervis
Day 4 – Medal Rounds 2/27 @ 10:00 AM 1st Place: 1st Pool A vs 1st Pool B 3rd Place: 2nd Pool A vs 2nd Pool B 5th Place: 3rd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B 7th Place: 4th Pool A vs 4th Pool B
Red Hook has been given permission to wrestle however they cannot compete outside of their county. Thus far they have scheduled duals against Arlington and Pawling on 2/23 and 2/25. These results will of course be posted on this website.
A team of mostly Section 9 wrestlers are competing at the Tyrant Duals this weekend! Take a look at the match-by-match results!
Hudson Valley 46 Rampage Blue 25 98 Luke Wells (Rampage Blue) Forfeit 106 Mason Ketcham (HV) over Chad Benwell Jr (Rampage Blue) Dec 4-0 113 Alex Greco (HV) over Cassidy Benwell (Rampage Blue) Fall 1:24 120 Jaden Hansen (HV) over Bailey Wilman (Rampage Blue) Fall 1:08 126 Garhett Dickenson (Rampage Blue) over Matt Davis (HV) Dec 9-4 132 Jackson Merli (HV) over Braiden White (Rampage Blue) Fall 1:18 138 Drew Greco (HV) over Conner Hayden (Rampage Blue) Maj 8-0 145 David Ensminger (HV) over Connor Bellew (Rampage Blue) Dec 4-0 152 Kamrin Oneil (HV) Forfeit 160 Nathan Mallery (Rampage Blue) over Danny Downs (HV) Maj 9-0 170 Daunta Perry (Rampage Blue) over Anthony Manzi (HV) Dec 4-0 182 Max Winkler (HV) over Jason Rodriguez (Rampage Blue) Fall 4:08 195 Richard Middlemiss (Rampage Blue) Forfeit 220 Christopher Stavrou (Rampage Blue) over Connor Boyer (HV) Dec 6-5 285 Tristan Kemp (Hudson Valley) Forfeit
Hudson Valley 51 Xtreme Red 19 98 Keolonie Vega (Xtreme Red) Forfeit 106 Mason Ketcham (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 113 Ricky Gomez (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 120 Jaden Hansen (Hudson Valley) over James Williams (XR) Dec 5-0 126 Matt Davis (Hudson Valley) over Jonathan Lopez (XR) Fall 2:11 132 Andrew Wittenberg (XR) over Jackson Merli (Hudson Valley) Dec 5-0 138 Drew Greco (Hudson Valley) over Ridge Kidder (XR) Fall 3:57 145 Danny Lightfoot (XR) over David Ensminger (Hudson Valley) Dec 7-3 152 Kamrin Oneil (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 160 Steven Dalling (XR) over Danny Downs (Hudson Valley) Dec 8-2 170 Marcus Brown (XR) over Anthony Manzi (Hudson Valley) Maj 12-1 182 Double Forfeit 195 Max Winkler (Hudson Valley) over Trey March (XR) Fall 1:38 220 Connor Boyer (Hudson Valley) over Michael Boahn (XR) Fall 2:00 285 Tristan Kemp (Hudson Valley) Forfeit
Yale Street 41 Hudson Valley 22 98 Double Forfeit 106 Mason Ketcham (HV) over P Plesh (Yale Street) Maj 8-0 113 Logan Wadle (Yale Street) over Ricky Gomez (HV) Maj 12-4 120 Michael Campanero (Yale Street) over Alex Greco (HV) Dec 1-0 126 Frank DiEsso (Yale Street) over Matt Davis (HV) Dec 8-2 132 Jimmy Gluck (Yale Street) over Jackson Merli (HV) Dec 2-0 138 Connor Quinn (Yale Street) over Drew Greco (HV) Fall 2:24 145 Dan Delucent (Yale Street) over David Ensminger (HV) Maj 12-4 152 Kamrin Oneil (HV) over Eli Shepard (Yale Street) Fall 0:22 160 Blake Bahna (Yale Street) over Danny Downs (HV) Fall 3:48 170 Jack Murray (Yale Street) over Anthony Manzi (HV) Fall 0:19 182 Alex Urinack (Yale Street) over Max Winkler (HV) Fall 1:10 195 Double Forfeit 220 Connor Boyer (HV) Forfeit 285 Tristan Kemp (HV) over Aiden Lacoma (Yale Street) Fall 5:59
Hudson Valley 48 Animal Instincts 22 98 Jared Goodson (Animal Instinct) Forfeit 106 Mason Ketcham (Hudson Valley) over J. Armstrong (AI) Dec 4-1 113 Alex Greco (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 120 Logan Robinson (AI) over Jaden Hansen (Hudson Valley) Dec 5-2 126 Matt Davis (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 132 Jackson Merli (Hudson Valley) over Brandon Lee (AI) Dec 6-2 138 Aidan Rivenburg (AI) over Drew Greco (Hudson Valley) Fall 4:21 145 Alex Chirico (AI) over David Ensminger (Hudson Valley) Dec 5-1 152 Kamrin Oneil (Hudson Valley) over Gael Gonzelez (AI) Fall 1:11 160 Danny Downs (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 170 Anthony Manzi (Hudson Valley) over Chris Gilchrist (AI) Fall 2:05 182 RJ May (AI over Max Winkler (Hudson Valley) Maj 8-0 195 Double Forfeit 220 Connor Boyer (Hudson Valley) over Zach Hornsby (AI) Fall 3:46 285 Tristan Kemp (Hudson Valley) Forfeit
Hudson Valley 45 84-Athletes 22 98 Double Forfeit 106 Mason Ketcham (HV) over Parker Trahan (84 Athletes) Maj 13-2 113 Ricky Gomez (HV) over Ben Guilliam (84 Athletes) Dec 7-3 120 Alex Greco (HV) over Devin Hardy (84 Athletes) Dec 8-3 126 Matt Davis (HV) over Jackson Ratcliffe (84 Athletes) Fall 1:11 132 Hunter Locke (84 Athletes) over Jackson Merli (HV) Fall 1:01 138 Drew Greco (HV) over Cade Branham (84 Athletes) Fall 2:03 145 Keagan Judd (84 Athletes) over David Ensminger (HV) Fall 4:25 152 Kamrin Oneil (HV) over Donovan Burks (84 Athletes) TF 18-3 160 Jurius Clark (84 Athletes) over Danny Downs (HV) Maj 9-1 170 Anthony Manzi (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 182 Double Forfeit 195 Javin Hackett (84 Athletes) over Max Winkler (HV) Fall 1:15 220 Connor Boyer (Hudson Valley) Forfeit 285 Tristan Kemp (Hudson Valley) Forfeit
Hanover Hawkeye 39 Hudson Valley 33 98 Alex Donaldson (HH) Forfeit 106 Mason Ketcham (Hudson Valley) over Mateo Duarte (HH) Fall 3:42 113 Ricky Gomez (Hudson Valley) over James Haynie (HH) Dec 7-6 120 Jaden Hansen (Hudson Valley) over David Simon (HH) Dec 5-0 126 Matt Davis (Hudson Valley) over Nathan Heath (HH) Fall 0:42 132 Jackson Merli (Hudson Valley) over Tyler Bosher (HH) TF 15-0 138 William Harris (HH) over Drew Greco (Hudson Valley) Fall 2:07 145 Alex Frowert (HH) over David Ensminger (Hudson Valley) Maj 10-1 152 Kamrin Oneil (Hudson Valley) over James Dosado Jr. (HH) Maj 9-0 160 Kevin Schork (HH) over Danny Downs (Hudson Valley) TF 17-0 170 James Simon Jr. (HH) over Anthony Manzi (Hudson Valley) Dec 6-2 182 Daniel Martinez (HH) over Max Winkler (Hudson Valley) Fall 0:33 195 Jacob Epperly (HH) Forfeit 220 Aden Halsey (HH) over Connor Boyer (Hudson Valley) Dec 4-3 285 Tristan Kemp (Hudson Valley) over Brady Elswick (HH) Fall 2:44
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has temporarily put the brakes on wrestling in NYS, perennial Section 9 power Minisink Valley is still managing to pick up national level accolades on both the individual and team levels.
MatScouts, a Rofkin based website run by national wrestling guru Willie Saylor, has released his first team rankings and Minisink Valley has landed at #21 in the nation! The Warriors, who finished last year as the top dual meet team in NYS, were poised to have another incredible season with 13 returning sectional place winners set to return for 2020-2021. One of those wrestlers is returning state champion Zack Ryder while two others, Ethan Gallo and Adam Fenner, are returning state place winners! Already excited to make another run at a Dual Meet State Championship, the summer of 2020 was a good one for the Warriors and we saw 3 bona fide studs move into the school district. PJ Duke, Eric Tigue, and Mike Altomer are now part of the Minisink Valley wrestling program! Duke became the first ever 7th grader to win a D1 state title in New York last year…Tigue is a 2X state qualifier…Altomer finished 5th in NYS last season at 195 pounds! Yes the Warriors are loaded this season and wrestling fans are hoping that the powers that be give them the opportunity to prove that they belong among the top in the nation!
The Warriors also have a few individual wrestlers who have caught the attention of the national ranking media. PJ Duke has had an absolutely incredible off-season and is considered the #1 ranked junior high wrestler in the nation by every major source including FloWrestling, InterMat, and MatScouts. The Minisink Valley 8th grader competed in the high school division of the Super 32 Challenge where he knocked off several wrestlers who are currently ranked in the top 10 in the nation! PJ made it al the way to the finals before dropping a heart-breaker to Caden Howarth who is now ranked 3rd in the nation at 113. PJ also nothchad a win this past summer over 3X NYS champion Stevo Poulin. Duke’s close friend and now teammate Zack Ryder is nationally ranked in his class by both InterMat and MatScouts! InterMat has Ryder ranked as the #3 freshman in the entire nation while MatScouts has him at #5! Ryder became the “heaviest” 8th grader in NYS history to win a state title last season when he claimed the title at 126 pounds! Let’s not forget about Sofia Macaluso!!! Sofia missed the 2020 post season due to injury however she did place 3rd in Section 9 in 2019. Macaluso is an accomplished wrestler in both folkstyle and freestyle and FloWrestling has her ranked as #3 in the nation at 122 pounds!
Congratulations to all of the Warriors especially PJ, Zack, and Sofia!!!
Journeymen Classic Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville) – 125A Lucinski (NY) maj 9-0 Marchese Gonzales (CA) maj 14-2 Marchese Owen (MD) pin :57 Marchese Marchese fft over Foy (NY) Marchese dec 1-0 Ali (OH)
Nick Fea (Wyoming Seminary) – 145A Fea 15-0 tech over Stampoulos (NJ) Fea dec 2-0 Christie (PA) Fea dec 1-0 Eck (PA) Semis: Fea fin 4:55 Mastroianni (CT) Finals: Fea pin 1:35 Stiles (IL)…Fea is your Journeymen Classic Champ!!!
Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) – 160B Tigue pin 2:00 Bost (PA) Tigue dec 7-2 Disbrow (NJ) Clarke (NJ) dec 9-5 Tigue Tigue wins the pool based on criteria – quality wins!!! Congrats Eric!!!
Joe Russell (Newburgh Free Academy) – 225A Piazza (NJ) dec 9-7 ot Russell Vanadia (OH) pin 3:30 Russell 9-12th Place Semis: Russell dec 3-1 Horvath (NJ) 9th/10th: Russell pin 3:23 Venables…Joe takes 9th place
Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) – 285A Fenner dec 3-2 Betancur (RI) Levans (PA) dec 2-0 Fenner 5-8th Semis: Boersma (IL) dec 3-1 Fenner 7th/8th: McCatharn fft over Fenner…Adam finishes 8th
Journeymen OverFlo Brian Lombardi (Minisink Valley) – 140A Roggie (VA) dec 3-1 sv Lombardi Lombardi dec 1-0 Maiorini (NY) Lombardi dec 9-8 ot Duguay (NJ) Pacheo (RI) pin 1:46 Lombardi
Marcus Brown (Monroe Woodbury) Brown dec 7-4 Frizzell (NJ) Brown dec 4-3 Baker (VA) Hawkins (CT) dec 5-1 Brown Finck (VA) dec 3-2 Brown
Section 9 Results From Sunshine Preseason Duals Jaden Hansen (NFA), Matt Davis (Wallkill), Jackson Merli (NFA), Ethan Palanca (New Paltz), and Anthony Manzi (NFA) competed for The Backyard Boyz WC. The team went 2-2 in Day 1 pools and the wrestled in the Silver Bracket for Day 2. The team dropped their first dual on Day 2 but wrestled all the way back to the consi final which would determine places 9/10 for the entire tournament. Unfortunately the Backyard Boyz lost a tough one 54-33 and took home 10th place honors.
Matt Davis (Wallkill, 128) Day 1 Pools Rd 1: Davis pin :29 Marrero Rd 2: Dusendang dec 5-4 Davis Rd 3: Bents pin 1:50 Rd 4: Davis maj 9-1 Walsh Day 2 Brackets – Silver Bracket Rd 16: Davis pin 4:08 Jackson Consi 8: Enriquez maj 9-0 Davis Consi Semi: Davis dec 10-8 Arbodelo Consi Finals: Davis dec 6-3 Andre Aja
Jackson Merli (Newburgh Free Academy, 134) Day 1 Pools Rd 1: Merli pin 1:04 Patterson Rd 2: Olivia pin 1:13 Maerli Rd 3: Parent pin :37 Merli Rd 4: Merli dec 10-6 ot Coto Day 2 Brackets – Silver Bracket Rd 16: Merli dec 11-4 Baxter Consi 8: Merli dec 11-7 George Consi Semi: Merli maj 11-1 Melguizo Consi Finals: Merli dec 6-3 Eric Aja
Ethan Palanca (New Paltz, 154) Day 1 Pools Rd 1: Palanca tech 17-2 Freestone Rd 2: Palanca dec 3-1 Moreno Rd 3: Wells dec 8-1 Palanca Rd 4: Palanca pin 2:06 Ciliento Day 2 Brackets – Silver Bracket Rd 16: Palanca pin :45 Official Consi 8: Palanca pin 2:03 Rentas Consi Semi: Palanca dec 3-2 Rodriguez Consi Finals: Palanca pin 3:47 Reid
Anthony Manzi (Newburgh Free Academy, 172) Day 1 Pools Rd 1: Manzi dec 8-2 Crouch Rd 2: Manzi dec 8-4 Vilchez Rd 3: Wynia pin :58 Manzi Rd 4: Manzi won by fft Day 2 Brackets – Silver Bracket Rd 16: Manzi won by fft Consi 8: Martinez pin 3:54 Manzi Consi Semi: Manzi won by fft Consi Finals: Manzi won by fft
Tulsa World of Wrestling Kickoff Classic Cooper Merli (Newburgh) 15U Division – 77 lbs Rd 16: Merli dec 4-1 Cole Lamberton (PA) Quarterfinals: Jonathan Marquez (CO) dec 3-2 Merli Consi 8 #2: Merli dec 2-1 Lazar Joyce (NJ) Consi 4: Merli dec 2-1 Titan Frederichs (MN) Consi Semis: Dominic Munaretto (IL) tech 17-2 Merli 5th/6th: Merli dec 6-3 Marquez (CO)…Cooper takes 5th Place!!!!
Section 9 has four recent grads competing in Nebraska this weekend at the 2020 UWW U23 and Junior Nationals. The event is carried live on FloWrestling if you have an account but you can also get match-by-match results right here for all four locals!
Grace Pauls, a 2020 Minisink Valley graduate is competing in both the Junior and U23 divisions at 55 kg. Her high school teammate, Mia Macaluso, is also competing in both divisions and she is registered at 57 kg. Both Pauls and Macaluso are freshmen at East Stroudsburg University where they will wrestle for another Section 9 graduate, head coach Anibal Nieves.
Tommy Askey is a 2020 graduate of Pine Bush where he capped of an amazing senior year by winning the 152 pound state title this past February. Askey, who has never wrestled in a freestyle tournament, is entered in the Junior division at 70 kg! Askey is a freshman at Division 1 Appalachian State and is competing for the starting spot at 157 pounds.
Monroe Woodbury graduate Evan Barczak is an extremely accomplished freestyle wrestler and he is entered in the U23 division at 74 kg for this weekend. Barczak is a redshirt junior at Division 1 Drexel where he is expected to be the 165 starter for the Dragons this season.
Junior Women Grace Pauls – 55kg Rd 16 : bye Quarters: Amaro 11-0 over Pauls Consie 8 #2: Pauls 12-0 over Whetzal Consie 4 #1: Nguyen-Smith 12-2 over Pauls 7th/8th: Pauls 1:18 pin over Agular….7th place for Grace…ALL AMERICAN!
Mia Macaluso – 57kg Rd 16: Macaluso :49 pin over Mackey Quarters: Macaluso :40 pin over Mohler Semis: Guerin 2:44 pin over Macaluso Consie Semis: Macaluso 1:19 pin over Ortiz 3rd/4th: Se 3:19 pin over Macaluso…4th place for Mia Mac….ALL AMERICAN!
Junior Freestyle Tommy Askey – 70kg Rd 64: Mosher 14-3 tech over Askey Consi 32 #1: Askey 3:23 pin over Carr Consi 32 #2: Valdez 11-4 over Askey
U23 Freestyle Evan Barczak – 74kg Rd 32: Barczak 12-1 tech Daniel Rd 16: Barczak dec 4-0 Kosoy Quarters: Barczak 3:48 pin over Schoenfelder…guaranteed AA Semis: Braunagel 11-3 over Barczak Consi Semis: Perez 12-1 over Barczak 5th/6th: Barczak 14-4 over Teemer…Evan takes 5th…All American!
U23 Women Grace Pauls – 55kg Rd 16: bye Quarters: Mendoza :48 pin over Pauls Consie 8 #2: Whitethorn 21-10 tech Pauls
Mia Macaluso – 57kg Rd 32: bye Rd 16: Macaluso 14-4 tech over Cervantes Quarters: Nette dec 12-6 Macaluso Consie 8 #2: Macaluso 14-4 tech over Pine Consie 4: Martinez 13-10 over Macaluso 7th/8th: Macaluso 2:30 pin over Cervantes…Mia takes 7th…Double AA!!!
The Underground Warriors, a team of mostly Minisink Valley wrestlers with a few All-Star additions, is competing at the 2020 NHSCA Fall Duals! Although they will be competing against club teams and hand-picked all-star teams…the Warriors will be competing in the elite division to test their mettle! Match by results will be posted throughout the weekend! Let’s take a look at the Warrior’s roster!!
106 – Jeff Ellert – Minisink Valley 113 – Zack McKernan – Minisink Valley 120 – PJ Duke – Minisink Valley 126 – Andrew Marchese – Washingtonville 132 – Luke Greiner – Minisink Valley 138 – Brian Lombardi – Minisink Valley 145 – Nicky Fea – Wyoming Seminary 152 – Eric Tigue – Minisink Valley 160 – Luis Paulino – Monroe Woodbury 170 – Devin Doty – Minisink Valley 170 – George Racz (Minisink Valley) 182 – Mike Altomer – Minisink Valley 195 – Scott Geysen – Minisink Valley 220 – Ethan Gallo – Minisink Valley 285 – Adam Fenner – Minisink Valley
Rounds 1 – Underground Warriors 45 Ride Out 22 106 – Burke (RO) f 1:18 Ellert (UW) 113 – Kolb (RO) f 2:10 McKernan (UW) 120 – Duke (UW) dec 4-2 Heckman (RO) 126 – Gramly (RO) dec 2-1 Marchese (UW) 132 – Greiner (UW) fft 138 – Lombardi (UW) dec 3-2 Torrington (RO) 145 – Fea (UW) f 1:23 Cooney (RO) 152 – Tigue (UW) dec 2-1 Cory (RO) 160 – Bonomo (RO) dec 5-3 Paulino (UW) 170 – Roeder (RO) maj 15-5 Doty (UW) 182 – Altomer (UW) fft 195 – Geysen (UW) fft 220 – Gallo (UW) fft 285 – Fenner (UW) fft
Round 2 – Apex Black52 Underground Warriors 9 106 – D. Almeyda (Apex) f :54 Ellert (UW) 113 – Wallace (Apex) maj 11-0 McKernan (UW) 120 – Vazquez (Apex) dec 9-2 Duke (UW) 126 – Henckle (Apex) f 2:27 Marchese (UW) 132 – Nardone (Apex) maj 15-2 Greiner (UW) 138 – A. Almeyda (Apex) maj 12-3 Lombardi (UW) 145 – Cetta (Apex) dec 6-1 Fea (UW) 152 – Tigue (UW) dec 6-3 Forte (Apex) 160 – Dellagatta (Apex) dec 6-1 Paulino (UW) 170 – Farinaro (Apex) f 1:54 Racz (UW) 182 – Altomer (UW) inj over Schlett (Apex) 195 – Wilt (Apex) maj 16-4 Geysen (UW) 220 – Toranzo (Apex) dec 6-3 Gallo (UW) 285 – Acciardi (Apex) inj over Fenner (UW)
Round 3 – Boneyard Wrestling 50 Underground Warriors 21 106 – Marino (Bone) f 3:38 Ellert (UW) 113 – Pattillo (Bone) f 2:29 McKernan (UW) 120 – Duke (UW) f 2:52 McGuire (Bone) 126 – Camden (Bone) dec 7-5 sv Marchese (UW) 132 – Grogan (Bone) f :44 Greiner (UW) 138 – Smith (Bone) f 2:22 Lombardi (UW) 145 – Fea (UW) dec 8-1 Hendershot (Bone) 152 – Tigue (UW) f 4:09 Bautista (Bone) 160 – Stallons (Bone) dec 8-5 Paulino (UW) 170 – Hull (Bone) f :19 Racz (UW) 182 – Wertz (Bone) maj 11-1 Altomer (UW) 195 – Sheeren (Bone) maj 9-0 Geysen (UW) 220 – Grange (Bone) f 4:15 Gallo (UW) 285 – Fenner (UW) fft
Day 2 – Round 1 – Underground Warriors 45 Team Thunder 19 106 – Fretwell (Thunder) f 1:04 Ellert (UW) 113 – Rold (Thunder) dec 6-2 McKernan (UW) 120 – Duke (UW) dec 5-3 Hildebrandt (Thunder) 126 – Marchese (UW) dec 1-0 Horsey (Thunder) 132 – Carpenter (Thunder) dec 9-2 Greiner (UW) 138 – Lombardi (UW) dec 6-5 Lewis (Thunder) 145 – Fea (UW) f :52 Hotaling (Thunder) 152 – Tigue (UW) fft 160 – Myers (Thunder) maj 11-1 Paulino (UW) 170 – Finck (Thunder) dec 6-3 Racz (UW) 182 – Altomer (UW) f :19 Riggleman (Thunder) 195 – Geysen fft 220 – Gallo fft 285 – Fenner (UW) f 1:47 Nevins (Thunder)
Day 2: Underground Warriors 59 NJ Rams 10 106 – Ellert (UW) fft 113 – Stout (Rams) dec 3-2 McKernan (UW) 120 – Duke (UW) tf 20-5 Iocoves (Rams) 126 – Marchese (UW) fft 132 – Greiner (UW) f 2:27 Bennet (Rams) 138 – George (Rams) dec 7-1 Lombardi (UW) 145 – Fea (UW) f 1:23 Zegarelli (Rams) 152 – Tigue (UW) f :18 Graczyck (Rams) 160 – Paulino (UW) dec 4-2 Boyer (Ram) 170 – Romaine (Rams) maj 9-1 Racz (UW) 182 – Altomer (UW) f 1:52 Addison (Rams) 195 – Geysen (UW) fft 220 – Gallo (UW) fft 285 – Fenner (UW) dec 4-2 TB2 Bonilla (Rams)
Day 2: Round 3 – Underground Warriors 54 Elite Athletic Club 16 106 – Cardinas (EAC) f 1:26 Ellert (UW) 113 – McKernan (UW) f 3:54 O’Toole (EAC) 120 – Duke (UW) dec 3-1 sv Baysinger (EAC) 126 – Marchese (UW) fft 132 – Smith (EAC) dec 5-1 Greiner (UW) 138 – Lombardi (UW) dec 4-3 Casey (EAC) 145 – Fea (UW) f :49 Meola (EAC) 152 – Tigue (UW) f 4:01 Nelvins (EAC) 160 – Schwartzbach (EAC) dec 5-2 Paulino (UW) 170 – Doty (UW) fft 182 – Altomer (UW) inj over Bell (EAC) 195 – Pacewic (EAC) maj 17-5 Geysen (UW) 220 – Gallo (UW) f 1:20 Elam (EAC) 285 – Fenner (UW) fft
S9 Wrestlers in the Middle School Division Section 9 also had three wrestlers competing in the middle school division at the NHSCA Fall Duals! Washingtonville’s Mason Ketcham and Monroe Woodbury’s Liam Hayes both competed for Barn Brothers. Ketcham went 5-1 competing at 105 while Hayes went 2-4 at 90 pounds. Cooper Merli from Newburgh wrestled for Triumph and went 5-1 competing at 80 pounds! Great job boys!!!
Congratulations to Minisink Valley’s PJ Duke for finishing 2nd in the high school division at this weekend’s Super 32 Challenge. The Super 32 is generally considered the toughest high school wrestling tournament in the nation. Duke made it all the way to the finals where he dropped a razor close 4-3 decision to Michigan sophomore Caden Horwath. Duke was attempting to become only the 3rd 8th grader in tournament history to win a coveted Super 32 belt!
PJ had to navigate his way through a brutal bracket in order to take his shot at the belt. His first match was a 5-2 win in the round of 128 over Davian Guanajuato of Arizona and he followed it up with a pin in 1:47 over Daniel Hurt of Ohio. In the round of 32 the Minisink middle schooler decked Trevon Grey of Virginia at the 3:22 mark and then notched a 14-4 major decision over Michigan’s Kaden Chinavare in the round of 16. Duke started Day 2 with a bang when he pinned Kentucky’s Spencer Moore in 3:05 in the quarters – Moore is ranked #7 in the nation at 113! In the semifinals Duke picked off another nationally ranked stud when he upended #17 Jore Volk from Minnesota 2-1 in the ultimate tie breaker. PJ looked great in the finals but just fell a little short in his 4-3 loss to Horwath who is ranked 15th in the nation.
Duke was not the only Section 9 stud who laid it on the line at the Super 32. His Minisink Valley teammate Zack Ryder finished the tournament 3-2 in a loaded 145 pound weight class. Ryder notched a :41 pin in the round of 128 over Zac Cowan from Kentucky and then recorded an 8-0 major over PA state place winner Ty Cymmerman in the round of 32. In his next bout Ryder wrestled a very smart match and came away with a 5-1 victory over Kael Voinovich in a match-up of two stud freshmen! In the round of 16 Ryder dropped a 9-4 decision to CA state finalist Henry Porter and then was eliminated when he was edged 4-2 in sudden victory to Alabama’s Jaden New.
In the middle school division Section 9 had two wrestlers entered as Newburgh resident Cooper Merli went 2-2 in the 80 pound weight class and Washingtonville’s Mason Ketcham went 3-2 at 105. Merli started the tournament with an 8-0 major over Ezekiel Keel from Virginia but was then pinned in the round of 16 at the 1:04 mark by Revin Dickman from Indiana. In the consies Merli notched a 3-2 win over Ohio’s Rocco Czanecki before being eliminated by Roman Belardo of Georgia in a 4-2 sudden victory loss. Ketcham lost his opening match 4-0 to Leo Contino from California before reeling off three straight wins. He beat Cody Salomon from VA 4-0, Bradley Williams from AL by fall in 2:36, and David Perez from RI 7-4. Ketcham’s run ended when he lost by major decision to Carson Bissey from IL 9-0.