NYSPHSAA Tournament Preview: 99-126


Let’s take a look at the first 5 weight classes for this year’s NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships.  The tournament takes place this Friday and Saturday at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY.  SectionIXWrestling.com will be there posting round-by-round updates for all of our Section 9 wrestlers as well as keeking an eye on any major upsets that unfold along the way.  Year in and year out this is an awesome event and the Times Union Center does a great job hosting the tournament.  I encourage everyone who loves our sport to attend in person and bring a friend!  Let’s grow wrestling!!!

Brandon Nunez – PSAL

99 Pounds – Division 1
The Field:
S1: Ivan Garcia (Port Chester, 9)
S2: Brock Delsignore (S. Glen Falls, 8)
S3: Myles Griffin (Jamesville-Dewitt, 8)
S4: Drake Dille (Elmira, 8)
S5: Ryan Burgos (Hilton, 9)
S6: Aiden Rabideau (Clarence, 9)
S8: Josiah Encarnacion (Wantagh, 9)
S9: Colby Amell (Saugerties, 10)
S10: Sam Searles (Malone, 10)
S11: Christian Ganonne (Eastport SM, 10)
CHSAA: Terry Adams (Monsignor Farrell, 10)
PSAL: Brandon Nunez (John Bowne, 12)
At-Large 1: Dennis Robin (Arlington – S1, 9)
At-Large 2: Garrett Semenetz (Mahopac – S1, 12)
At-Large 3: Mark Matyka (Riverhead – S11, 11)
At-Large 4: Jake Eckerle (Commack – S11, 9)

What To Watch For….
Nunez is a returning state place winner and was this year’s champion at the Eastern States Classic and has to be considered the favorite here.  He is 26-0 and has wins this season over Adams, Matyka, and Garcia.  Adams was the runner up at ESC and had a win over Griffin at the ESC.  Garcia finished 4th at ESC and posted wins over Gannone, Delsignore, and Robin however dropped a 1-0 decision to Semenetz in a dual meet.  Rabideau’s only loss has been at 106 this year and Encarnacion’s only loss at 99 was to Nunez at ESC. Section 9 rep Colby Amell is 30-6 this year and is making his first trip to Albany.  He has been improving all season long and may surprise some people in his bracket!

John Worthing (L) – Section 4

99 Pounds – Division 2
The Field:
S1: Alex Santana (Pawling, 9)
S2: Caleb Svingala (Maple Hill, 9)
S3: Mason Bush (Central Valley, 8)
S4: John Worthing (Tioga, 10)
S5: Anthony Noto (HFL, 9)
S6: Mike Evans (Springville, 8)
S7: Logan Dubuque (Peru, 10)
S8: Vito Rodriguez (Locust Valley, 9)
S9: Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley, 8)
S10: Carter Baer (Gouverneur, 7)
S11: Jordan Titus (Center Moriches, 8)
PSAL: Brandon Fallon (Petrides, 9)
At-Large 1: Justin Smith (Marcus Whitman – S5, 9)
At-Large 2: Marek Bush (Central Valley – S3, 8)
At-Large 3: Carter Schubert (WMS – S5, 7)
At-Large 4: Carson Alberti (Depew – S6, 7)

What To Watch For….
Worthing was a state finalist last year and is a perfect 38-0 this year so he’s definitely one of the favorites but he’ll face plenty of stiff competition.  Svingala is 35-0 and has scored bonus points in all but three of his matches this year.  Mason Bush is 46-4 and has wins over D1 contenders Gannone and Semenetz while Section 5 has a legit contender in Anthony Noto. Let’s also keep an eye on Jordan Titus who has a bonus points win over Semenetz and has pinned Section 9 champion Nikko Walsh. Walsh is an 8th grader and has a 24-7 record this season. Carter Baer is only a 7th grader and is sporting a 30-3 record this year…let’s keep an eye on him as well!

Dylan Ryder – Section 11

106 Pounds – Division 1
The Field:
S1: Chris Perry (Yorktown, 8)
S2: Antione Grace (Queensbury, 12)
S3: Matt Griffin (Jamesville-Dewitt, 11)
S4: Tim McCarthy (Horseheads, 12)
S5: Cody Anders (Brockport, 11)
S6: Parker Rozler (Lancaster, 11)
S8: Joe Becker (Lynbrook, 10)
S9: Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury, 11)
S10: Hunter White (Malone, 9)
S11: Dylan Ryder (HHHW, 11)
CSHAA: Max Ebanks (Monsignor Farrell, 9)
PSAL: Mohamed Hassan (FDR, 10)
At-Large 1: Zach Redding (Eastport SM – S11, 9)
At-Large 1: CJ McMonegal (North Rockland – S1, 10)
At-Large 3: Thomas Hughes (Fulton – S3, 10)
At-Large 4: Greg Fischer (NFA – S9, 11)

What To Watch For….
Dylan Ryder was a state finalist at 99 last year and has a dominating 37-1 record this year.  His one blemish, however, was in the Eastern States Classic final to Redding. Ryder avenged the loss in the S11 finals by a score of 3-0.  Perry competed at 99 for ESC and came in 3rd and notched some great wins.  He is 40-1 on the season. Griffin’s only two losses of the year were at ESC (Charles, Maucere) and he will definitely contend here.  Both Section 9 entries have wins over kids from the bracket and have a chance to medal here.  Earl beat Fischer in the Section 9 finals and Fischer posted a win over Grace at the ESC.

Jon Charles – Section 3

106 Pounds – Division 2

The Field:

S1: Len Balducci (Pleasantville, 9)
S2: Trent Svingala (Maple Hill, 10)
S3: Jon Charles (Central Valley, 11)
S4: Mikey Squires (Norwich, 9)
S5: Bradley Cheek (Canisteo Greenwood, 10)
S6: Doug Ciszak (Pioneer, 11)
S7: Alijah Seymour (Peru, 9)
S8: Joe Constrastano (Carle Place Wheatley, 9)
S9: Patt Ross (Onteora, 8)
S10: Ricky Nichols (Gouverneur, 8)
S11: Ricky D’Elia (Port Jefferson, 10)
PSAL: Muhammad Mahmud (Riverdale Kingsbridge, 10)
At-Large 1: Ethan Ferro (Pal-Mac – S5, 8)
At-Large 2: Matt Garland (South Jefferson-Sandy Creek – S3, 10)
At-Large 3: Gabe Fisher (Hoosick Falls – S2, 10)
At-Large 4: Brody Oleksak (BGAH – S4, 8)

What To Watch For….
Jon Charles was the state champ at 99 pounds last year and he’s having an awesome 2016-2017 season as well.  His record is 48-2 and he’s definitely a title contender here. Svingala is 37-0 and has two wins over the other S2 entry Oleksak.  Balducci has been very impressive this year sporting a 33-1 record with his only loss being a close decision to D1 contender Perry.  S3’s wildcard entry Garland can’t be overlooked either – he is 36-4 with all 4 losses being decisions to Charles (2X), Ryder, and Maucere. Both S5 entries, Cheek and Ferro, are having great seasons and will contend for a medal.  Section 9’s entry is 8th grader Patt Ross who punched his ticket to Albany by defeating 3X Section 9 champ Wade Harris!

Greg Diakomihalis – Section 5


113 Pounds – Division 1
The Field:

S1: Michael Muldoon (Mahopac, 12)
S2: Mike Gonyea (Columbia, 11)
S3: Nathan Osborne (Cicero North Syracuse, 10)
S4: Devin Woodworth (Horseheads, 10)
S5: Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton, 9)
S6: Justin McDougald (Niagara Wheatfield, 9)
S8: Jared Alton (Plainedge, 11)
S9: Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury, 10)
S10: Nathan Recore (Malone, 10)
S11: Anthony Sciotto (Rocky Point, 11)
CHSAA: James Ryan (Monsignor, 10)
PSAL: David Traub (Tottenville, 11)
At-Large 1: Mitch Seaver (Lockport – S5, 12)
At-Large 2: Brandon DiDominico (Lakeland Pamas – S1, 12)
At-Large 3: Mark Acheson (Tappan Zee – S1, 11)
At-Large 4: Matthew Romano (Valley Central – S9, 9)

What To Watch For….
Diakomihalis was a state champion at 99 pounds last year and he is undefeated at 44-0 this season!  Although a clear favorite here, the Hilton freshman will not walk through this weight class untested.  Gonyea is also undefeated at 43-0 and he was a state placer at 106 last year.  Seaver is a former state finalist however he lost in the Section 6 finals to freshman McDougald so we can expect both to do do well here.  Section 9 has an outstanding chance to medal here in Vespa. The Section 9 champion gave Diakomihalis one of his stiffest tests this year losing by a score of 6-3 at the UE Duals.  Vespa dropped a sv decision to Sciotto at ESC so we can also expect the S11 champ to contend here as well.  Section 9 earned a wildcard entry here in Valley Central freshman Matt Romano who will be making his first trip to the state tournament.

Trey LaFlamme – Section 3

113 Pounds – Division 2
The Field:
S1: Mikey Bruno (Putnam Valley, 11)
S2: Matt Laporte (Hoosick Falls, 10)
S3: Trey LaFlamme (South Jefferson, 12)
S4: Eli Rodriguez (Norwich, 9)
S5: Masin Shuster (Dansville, 11)
S6: Dalton Gardner (Fredonia, 9)
S7: Bryce Smith (Saranac, 9)
S8: Keith Cassar (Oyster Bay, 11)
S9: Nick Ross (Onteora, 8)
S10: Tristian Richardson (Ogdensburg, 8)
S11: Matt Campo (Mt. Sinai, 9)
PSAL: Kevin Velez (Petrides, 12)
At-Large 1: Shane Hetrick (Maple Grove – S6, 12)
At Large 2: Caleb Robinson (Walton – S4, 10)
At-Large 3: Neiko Scarano (Little Falls – S3, 12)
At-Large 4: Dylan Price (Onondaga – S3, 8)

What To Watch For….
LaFlamme is 41-1 this season and his only loss was a 3-1 decision at ESC to Diakomihalis.  He placed 5th at this weight last year and is definitely one of the favorites to win it all this year!  One of his toughest matches this year was a 5-1 win over Scarano in the sectional finals so we could possibly see an all S3 state finals.  Shuster has been impressive at 42-1 this season and he hesn’t lost since mid December.  Both Section 6 entries, Gardner and Hetrick, could contend for a medal here.  Section 9’s entry is Nick Ross who has a 27-9 record.  He is an 8th grader and he’s the twin brother of our 106 champ Pat Ross!

Adam Busiello – Section 11

120 Pounds – Division 1
The Field:
S1: Tyler Albis (JJEF, 9)
S2: Trent Nadeau (Columbia, 12)
S3: Wyatt Willis (Fulton, 12)
S4: Wesley Woodworth (Horseheads, 12)
S5: Alex Samson (Victor, 10)
S6: Matt Genau (Williamsville South, 12)
S8: Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa, 12)
S9: Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley, 12)
S10: Jacob Robideau (Malone, 9)
S11: Adam Busiello (Eastport SM, 10)
CHSAA: Dylan Ebanks (Xavier, 12)
PSAL: Matthew Mina (Brooklyn Technical, 11)
At-Large 1: Anthony Cirillo (Rocky Point – S11, 12)
At-Large 2: Kevin Depalma (Farmingdale – S8, 12)
At-Large 3: Ulises Olmedo (Arlington – S1, 12)
At-Large 4: Joseph Simons (Farmingdale – S8, 10)

What To Watch For….
The clear favorite at 120 is Adam Busiello who is a 2X NYS champion and has been as high as #1 in the national rankings.  His biigest test could be from fellow S11 wrestler Cirillo.  Busiello pinned Cirillo in the S11 finals however it was a very close match at the time of the pinfall.  Nadeau is a multi-time state qhualifier who is undefeated this year and is certain in the mix too.  Samson is very athletic and has a lot of upside so we can expect him to make noise here as well.  All 3 S8 entries, Scutellaro, Depalma, and Simons have a shot at medaling as does Section 9 champ Tyler Lynch who is making his 2nd trip to Albany.

Orion Anderson – Section 2

120 Pounds – Division 2
The Field:
S1: Victor Perlleshi (Pleasantville, 10)
S2: Orion Anderson (Schuylerville, 11)
S3: Cahal Donovan (Phoenix, 10)
S4: Austin Lamb (Tioga, 10)
S5: Matt Caccamise (Wayne, 12)
S6: David Poff (Gowanda, 12)
S7: Carson Dobozy (Peru, 12)
S8: Gage Denatale (Locust Valley, 9)
S9: Nick Conetta (Chester, 12)
S10: Joe McIntosh (Gouverneur, 10)
S11: Luke Bokina (Mattituck, 11)
PSAL: Hector Rodriquez (Eagle Academy, 9)
At-Large 1: Zach Braddell (Tonowanda – S6, 10)
At-Large 2: Caleb Wiggins (Chenango Valley – S4, 12)
At-Large 3: Frank Darwak (Mechnicville – S2, 12)
At-Large 4: Donald Wood (Center Moriches – S11, 11)

What To Watch For…
There are 4 top notch wrestlers here but we have got to look at Anderson as the favorite!  He is a returning state champion and sports an impressive 36-1 record.  His only loss came in the finals of the ESC – a razor close 5-4 decision to nationally ranked Jacob Camocho from Danbury, CT.  At the ESC he also recorded wins over Caccamise and Bokina.  Caccamise was a state champ last year and is definitely looking for a rematch against Anderson as is Bokina.  Another wrestler looking for another shot at Anderson is Cahal Donovan who was Anderson’s opponent in the state finals last year! Braddell and Dobozy have placed in Albany and should contend again and we definitely need to keep our eye on Chester’s Nick Conetta who is 26-1 this year with his only loss coming at 126!

Justin Vines – Section 8

126 Pounds –  Division 1
The Field:
S1: Randy Earl (JJEF, 12)
S2: John Devine (Columbia, 12)
S3: Stefan Colbert (Indian River, 12)
S4: Darren Rich (Ithaca, 11)
S5: Austin Hertel (Hilton, 12)
S6: Willie McDougald (Niagara Falls, 9)
S8: Justin Vines (Wantagh, 11)
S9: Cameron Wernicki (Monroe Woodbury, 12)
S10: Randy Clifford (Canton, 9)
S11: Ben Tepperman (Hauppague, 12)
CHSAA: Nick Sillart (Canisius, 12)
PSAL: Jayden Cardenas (Grand St. Campus, 9)
At-Large 1: Tyler Mitchell (Spencerport – S5, 11)
At-Large 2: Michael Killard (Wantagh – S8, 12)
At-Large 3: Ian McKenna (New Hartford – S3, 11)
At-Large 4: Andrew Davis (Wallkill – S9, 12)

What To Watch For…
126 D1 is one of the most wide open weights in this year’s tournament.  There are no fewer than 6 wrestlers who have a shot at taking the title.  Devine is a returning state finalist but he has one loss on his ledger this year and that’s to Earl.  Earl, however, suffered losses to both Killard and Vines at the Eastern States Classic.  Tepperman placed 5th at this weight last year and he’s undefeated this season however he did not compete at ESC.  Same can be said for McDougald – the freshman is 41-0 but he was not at ESC.  Stefan Colbert only has one loss and will definitely be in the mix here as will Hertel who is 40-3.  S9 has two very solid entries here in Wernicki and Davis. This is a tough and deep weight but I think both local wrestlers will hang with any of them!

Jonathan Gomez – Section 8

126 Pounds – Division 2
The Field:
S1: Satoshi Abe (Putnam Valley, 12)
S2: Daniel Motta (Mechanicville, 10)
S3: CJ Walz (Central Valley, 12)
S4: Daniel Koll (Lansing, 11)
S5: Zach Flaitz (Canisteo Greenwood, 11)
S6: Nick Kozlowski (Portville, 12)
S7: Alex Christman (Saranac, 9)
S8: Jonathan Gomez (Locust Valley, 12)
S9: Nate Ross (Onteora, 9)
S10: Zachery Roberts (Ogdensburg, 10)
S11: Jack Bokina (Mattituck, 11)
PSAL: Amir Johnson (Petrides, 11)
At-Large 1: Jeffrey Gress (Lyndonville – S5, 12)
At-Large 2: Nicholas Young (Alexander – S5, 11)
At-Large 3: Johnny Putney (East Aurora – S6, 10)
At-Large 4: Kevin Spann (Adirondack – S3, 11)

What To Watch For…
Jonathan Gomez dropped a 3-2 match at 132 during the first week of the season and he hasn’t lost since!  He won the ESC this year in convincing fashion and has notched wins this season over Scutellaro, Bokina, Vines, and Walz.  Bokina and Walz have both placed in Albany and will contend this year as will Abe from S1.  With 45 and 46 wins respectively, Kozlowski and Flaitz should not be overlooked.  Nate Ross is only a freshman and will be making his first of what will likely be several trips to the state tournament.

NYS Tournament Qualifiers Including Wildcards

2017 NYS Tournament Qualifiers

You Section 9 Wildcards Are:

106: Greg Fischer (NFA)
113: Matt Romano (Valley Central)
126: Andrew Davis (Wallkill)
132: Brad Bonner (Wallkill)
132: Robert Satriano (Valley Central)
182: Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley)

152: Tyler Serafini (NFA)
170: Mark Ohanian (Valley Central)
285: Andrew Fenner (Minisink Valley)

2017 Wildcard Entries and Alternates

Section 9 D2 Championships

Youth Prevails at the Small School Tournament; Ross Family Makes Section 9 History

The Ross family from Onteora had quite a successful day at the office!  For the first time in Section 9 history, four brothers have been crowned Section 9 champions in the same tournament.  Pat (106), Nick (113), Nate (126), and Dillon (152) all won titles on a day that saw nine underclassmen crowned champion! Pat and Nick are 8th grade twins. Nate is a freshman and Dillon is a junior…yes, that means they are all coming back next year!  Onteora had a 5th champion as Zach Chartrand took home the title at 145 – he’s only a junior and is also coming back next year! Chartrand was voted MOW of the tournament.

Red Hook’s depth proved to be too much as they came away with the team title followed by Onteora.  Eldred/Liberty/Sullivan West, New Paltz, and Rondout Valley rounded out the top 5 teams.  Take a look at the finals results and click on the link below for complete brackets.

99: Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley) maj 11-1 Matt Morris (Red Hook)
106: Pat Ross (Onteora) dec 4-3 Wade Harris (Red Hook)
113: Nick Ross (Onteora) dec 11-9 Liam Bullock (Chester)
120: Nick Conetta (Chester) wbf 1:00 Noah Ghisolfi (Ellenville)
126: Nate Ross (Onteora) dec 9-3 Chris Massaro (New Paltz)
132: Ian Houck (Rondout Valley) wbf 4:42 Chris Hiesel (New Paltz)
138: Matt Malherio (Highland) dec 2-0 Shane Gullicksen (New Paltz)
145: Zach Chartrand (Onteora) dec 5-4 Hayden Baker (Rondout Valley)
152: Dillon Ross (Onteora) dec 5-2 Tristen Schiafo (Red Hook)
160: Noah Curreri (E/L/SW) wbf 2:25 Mike Kenny (Red Hook)
170: Jeffrey Kiluba (Red Hook) wbf 5:42 Matt Shield (Onteora)
182: Ben Cuppett (New Paltz) dec 7-5 Ryan Hobson (Red Hook)
195: Brody Harris (Chester) dec 3-2 River Lounsbury (E/L/SW)
220: John Goodell (E/L/SW) wbf :25 Austen Eighmey (Ellenville)
285: Will Sutherland (Rondout Valley) wbf 1:07 Liam Dietrich (RH)

2017 Section 9 Division 2 Tournament

2017 State Qualifier Results

Section 1:   D1    D2       Section 7:            D2
Section 2:   D1    D2       Section 8:   D1    D2
Section 3:   D1    D2       Section 9:   D1    D2
Section 4:   D1    D2       Section 10: D1    D2
Section 5:   D1    D2       Section 11: D1    D2
Section 6:   D1    D2       PSAL:          D1    D2
CHSAA:       D1

S9 D1 Finals & Medal Matches

Top 5 Teams
1. Monroe Woodbury – 276.6
2. Minisink Valley – 226.5
3. Wallkill – 157
4. Middletown – 156.5
5. Pine Bush – 119

MOW – Evan Barczak
Terry Cody Award  – Louis Libutti (1st year varsity wrestler)
Most Exciting Match – 126: Wernicki and Greiner

Final Match-Ups
99: Colby Amell (Saug) dec 6-4 Jordan Suarez (PB)
106: Dylan Earl (MW) dec 7-2 Greg Fischer (NFA)
113: Marco Vespa (MW) wbf 1:03 Matt Romano (VC)
120: Tyler Lynch (MV) dec 9-5 James Faison (Wallkill)
126: Cam Wernicki (MW) dec 8-4 Connor Greiner (MV)
132: Vinny Vetrano (MV) dec 6-3 Brad Bonner (Wallkill)
138: Dom Vetrano (MV) dec 6-1 Louis Libutti (MW)
145: Brandon Bobe (Wash) maj 11-0 Shaun Burgos (PB)
152: Evan Barczak (MW) wbf 1:20 Tyler Serafini (NFA)
160: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) dec 13-7 Timmy Ganuncio (MV)
170: Adonis Morano (Midd) dec 5-1 Mark Ohanian (VC)
182: Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) 3-1 sv Joey Yanis (MV)
195: Kendall Elfstrum (MW) dec 5-2 Alex Leonty (Wash)
220: Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) wbf 5:18 James Ball (Saug)
285: Horace Duke (Midd) wbf 7:15 ot Norris Gipson (Midd)

Medal Matches
99: 3rd – Piccarielo (MV) dec 3-2 Morales (Midd)
99: 5th – Prokosch (Corn) dec 2-0 Chenier (King)

106: 3rd – Burgos (MW) maj 12-3 Urena (PB)
106: 5th – Brown (War) fft Green (Midd)

113: 3rd – Ellison (Wall) dec 1-0 Fischer (NFA)
113: 5th – Heinlein (Saug) dec 7-1 MacDougall (War)

120: 3rd – McGinty (MW) dec 3-1 Askey (PB)
120: 5th – Owens (Mont) pin 2:02 DeLaRosa (NFA)

126: 3rd – Davis (Wall) dec 6-1 Albornoz (MV)
126: 5th – Maddox (Wash) dec 5-3 sv Casteneda (King)

132: 3rd – Satriano (VC) dec 10-3 Sountis (MW)
132: 5th- Florin (PB) pin 1:33 Artis (Midd)

138: 3rd – Greer (PB) dec 6-2 Matos (Midd)
138: 5th – Estevez (MW) fft Ripa (Wall)

145: 3rd – Pushman (Wall) pin 1:35 Gazzillo (Corn)
145: 5th – Fini (MW) maj 10-2 Harrison (PJ)

152: 3rd – Noble (King) pin 1:47 Cummings (VC)
152: 5th – Artis (Midd) dec 5-0 Thomas (Wall)

160: 3rd – Larkai (Wash) maj 10-2 Beam (VC)
160: 5th – Daly (PB) pin 1:18 Cook (Corn)

170: 3rd – Butler (PJ) dec 3-2 Moore (MV)
170: 5th – Mascaro (Wall) dec 5-2 Ali (Midd)

182: 3rd – Leonard (Corn) dec 5-3 Strauss (MW)
182: 5th – Marzarago (King) dec 2-1 Miller (NFA)

195: 3rd – Kearns (Goshen) pin 5:55 Cassidy (Corn)
195: 5th – Covais (MV) dec 6-3 Keller (Corn

220: 3rd – Perez (MW) dec 3-2 Parrelli (War)
220: 5th – Slagle (MV) dec 9-2 Phillips (PJ)

285: 3rd – Fenner (MV) dec 2-0 McCartney (NFA)
285: 5th – Moore (VC) dec 3-2 Taylor (War)

S9 D1 Tournament – Semifinal Matches & Results

99 Pounds
#5 Suarez (PB) dec 3-2 #1 Morales (Middletown)
#2 Amell (Saugerties) dec 7-0 #3 Prokosch (Cornwall)

106 Pounds
#1 Earl (Monroe Woodbury) dec 6-3 #4 Urena (PB)
#3 Fischer (NFA) dec 4-2 #2 Burgos (Monroe Woodbury)

113 Pounds
#1 Vespa (MW) tech 16-0 L. Fischer (NFA)
#2 Romano (Valley Central) pin 4:29 #3 Heinlein (Saug)

120 Pounds
#1 Lynch (Minisink Valley) pin 2:31 #5 Askey (PB)
#2 Faison (Wallkll) dec 5-4 #6 DeLaRosa (NFA)

126 Pounds
#1 Greiner (Minisink Valley) pin :23 #4 Albornoz (MV)
#3 Wernicki (MW) dec 2-1 #2 Davis (Wallkill)

132 Pounds
#1 V. Vetrano (Minisink Valley) dec 7-1 #4 Sountis (MW)
#3 Bonner (Wallkill) dec 4-2 #2 Satriano (Valley Central)

138 Pounds
#1 D. Vetrano (Minisink Valley) pin :43 #4 Greer (PB)
#2 Libutti (Monroe Woodbury) maj 11-2 #6 Matos (Middletown)

145 Pounds
#1 Bobe (Wash) maj 15-4 #5 Harrison (PJ)
#2 Burgos (Pine Bush) pin #3 Fini (Monroe Woodbury)

152 Pounds
#1 Barczak (MW) pin #5 Artis (Middletown)
#3 Serafini (NFA) dec 5-2 #2 Noble (Kingston)

160 Pounds
#1 Ferro (Warwick) pin :56 #5 Larkai (Wash)
#2 Ganuncio (MV) pin 2:10 #6 Zach Beam (VC)

170 Pounds
#1 Morano (Middletown) pin 4:38 #4 Butler (PJ)
#2 Ohanian (Valley Central) dec #6 Mascaro (NFA)

182 Pounds
#1 Fekishazy (Wallkill) pin #4 Leonard (Warwick)
#2 Yanis (Minisink Valley) pin 1:05 #6 Miller (NFA)

195 Pounds
#1 Elfstrum (MW) pin 1:06 #5 Keller (Cornwall)
#3 Leonty (Washingtonville) pin 5:01 #2 Covais (MV)

220 Pounds
#1 Ellefsen (Goshen) pin 3:34 #4 Phillips (PJ)
#3 Ball (Saugerties) pin #2 Perez (MW)

285 Pounds
#5 Duke (Middletown) dec 3-1 #1 Fenner (MV)
#2 Gipson (Middletown) dec 4-0 #6 Taylor (Warwick)

2017 Section 9 Division 1 Tournament – Quarterfinal Match-Ups & Results

99 Pounds
Morales (Middletown) dec 12-6 Greco (Warwick)
Suarez (Pine Bush) dec 4-0 Picariello (MV)
Prokosch (Cornwall) de 7-5 Chenier (Kingston)
Amell (Saugerties) pin 2:04 Del Rio (Washingtonville)

106 Pounds
Earl (MW) pin 1:18 Pinskey (Warwick)
Urena (Pine Bush) pin 4:54 Brown (Warwick)
G. Fischer (NFA) pin 3:15 Greene (Middletown)
Burgos (MW) pin 1:19 Lyle (Wallkill)

113 Pounds
Vespa (MW) pin :19 Tierney (Goshen)
L. Fischer (NFA) dec 1-0 A. Ellison (Wallkill)
Heinlein (Saugerties) pin 1:04 Amato (Port Jervis)
Romano (VC) pin 2:17 MacDougall (Warwick)

120 Pounds
Lynch (Minisink) pin :06 Savacool (Minisink)
Askey (Pine Bush) maj 13-2 McGinty (MW)
DeLaRosa (NFA) dec 5-3 Owens (Monticello)
Faison (Wallkill) pin 2:27 Bouton (Kingston)

126 Pounds
Greiner (Minisink) pin :23 Maddox (Washingtonville)
Albornoz (Minisink) maj 10-2 Alicea (Middletown)
Wernicki (MW) pin 5:20 Ward (MW)
Davis (Wallkill) dec 4-0 Casteneda (Kingston)

132 Pounds
V. Vetrano (Minisink) pin 1:24 Piratzki (Saugerties)
Sountis (MW) dec 10-5 Florin (Pine Bush)
Bonner (Wallkill) pin 3:44 Autry (Middletown)
Satriano (Valley Central) pin :28 Manzi (NFA)

138 Pounds
D. Vetrano (Minisink) pin 3:13 Cuddy (Goshen)
Greer (Pine Bush) pin 4:43 Estevez (MW)
Matos (Middletown) dec 8-6 Randall (NFA)
Libutti (MW) pin Ripa (Wallkill)

145 Pounds
Bobe (Washingtonville) pin 3:27 Napolitano (VC)
Harrison (Port Jervis) dec 8-3 Gazzillo (Cornwall )
Fini (MW) dec 3-2 Pushman (Wallkill)
Burgos (Pine Bush) dec Kelly (Monticello)

152 Pounds
Barczak (MW) vs Thomas (Wallkill)
Artis (Middletown) dec Kubik (Goshen)
Serafini (NFA) dec 5-4 Garcia (Middletown)
Noble (Kingston) dec Cummings (Valley Central)

160 Pounds
Ferro (Warwick) pin :35 Gary (Middletown)
Larkai (Washingtonville) dec 4-0 Cook (Cornwall)
Daly (Pine Bush) vs Beam (Valley Central)
Ganuncio (Minisink) pin 1:19 Knisell (Saugerties)

170 Pounds
Morano (Middletown) pin 1:04 Bucci (Saugerties)
Butler (Port Jervis) dec 1-0 utb Moore (Minisink)
Mascaro (Wallkill) dec 3-1 DeCapua (NFA) vs
Ohanian (Valley Central) pin 1:05 Ali (Middletown)

182 Pounds
Fekishazy (Wallkill) pin Santander (MW)
Leonard (Cornwall) pin Strauss (MW)
Miller (NFA) pin VHO (Washingtonville)
Yanis (Minisink) pin Marzarago (Kingston)

195 Pounds
Elfstrum (MW) pin Crisfield (VC)
Keller (Cornwall) dec Kearns (Goshen)
Leonty (Washingtonville) dec Kras (Wallkill)
Covais (Minisink) maj Cassidy (Cornwall)

220 Pounds
Ellefsen (Goshen) pin Strauss (MW)
Phillips (Port Jervis) dec 1-0 Slagle (Minisink)
Ball (Saugerties) fft over Tucker (Saugerties)
Perez (MW) pin Parrelli (Warwick)

285 Pounds
Fenner (Minisink) pin Astigarraga (Cornwall)
Duke (Middletown) pin McCartney (NFA)
Taylor (Warwick) dec 4-2 2OT Leser (Saugerties)
Gipson (Middletown) pin Moore (Valley Central)

Section 9 D2 Tournament Preview

The Section 9 Division 2 Tournament takes place on Sunday 2/12 at SUNY Ulster.  Wrestling will begin at around noon with the finals slated to begin at approximately 5:00 pm.  Division 2 wrestling in Section 9 is getting better every year and this year’s tournament will be no exception.  Let’s take a look at some of the possible marquee match-ups for Sunday!

99 Pounds
With his 21-7 record, Rondout Valley’s Nikko Walsh has emerged as the favorite but we can expect for him to be tested by whoever wins between Red Hook’s Matt Morris and New Paltz’s Aiden Cuppett.

106 Pounds
This will probably be the most exciting weight to follow!  Red Hook senior Wade Harris has made several trips to Albany however this year he is going to receive a serious challange from Onteora 8th grader Pat Ross who has split matches with Harris this year.  We also need to keep an eye on Marlboro’s John Antonelli who has posted several impressive wins this season!

113 Pounds
At 23-1 Chester sophomore Liam Bullock is the clear favorite but he definitely cannot look past Onteora 8th grader Nick Ross who has posted 25 victories this year!

120 Pounds
Chester senior Nick Conetta is 24-1 this season and is the heavy favorite here.  Conetta’s only loss was a 3-2 decision to a wrestler from Section 2 and he has a victory over the 3rd seeded D1 wrestler at 120, Patrick Owens from Monticello

126 Pounds
This will be another great weight to watch with at least 3 wrestlers with a legitimate chance to punch their ticket to Albany in Nate Ross (Onteora), Chris Massaro (New Paltz), and Nick Curreri (E/L/SW).

132 Pounds
Rondout Valley junior Ian Ross is the clear favorite at 132 and is hoping to find his way to the medal stand in Albany in two weeks!

138 Pounds
We can expect to see Round 3 between New Paltz senior Shane Gullicksen and Highland sophomore Mat Malherio.  Malherio won the first match 6-5 and Gullicksen avenged the loss a few weeks ago by defeating Malherio 3-2 in UTB!

145 Pounds
This is a pretty open weight with Hayden Baker from Rondout Valley and Zach Chartrand being two of the favorites, however Burke’s Connor Post has a 10-1 record this year and is definitely worth keeping an eye on!

152 Pounds
If Dillon Ross from Onteora and Tristen Schiafo from Red Hook both stay at this weight – watch out!  This will be another battle between two wrestlers who both have the potential to place at the state tournament in Albany!  The two have met three times this year with Ross winning twice.  The scores of the three matches have been 3-2, 4-3 (OT), and 3-2 (UTB)…yeah they’re pretty evenly matched!

160 Pounds
This is another weight where a Section 9 wrestler has his sights set higher than on just winning a Section 9 title! E/L/SW senior Noah Curreri placed 5th in NYS last year and is going to be one of the favorites to make it to the finals in Albany this year! He has a 30-2 record and his only two losses came at the Eastern States Classic!

170 Pounds
This is a wide open weight with several wrestlers having a chance to win the title.  Let’s keep an eye on Matt Shields from Onteora and Larry Oliver from Highland – both are having solid years.  This is a weight where we may be surprised by a late entry who has moved here from a different weight class.

182 Pounds
New Paltz senior Ben Cuppett is a 2X Section 9 champ but he was recently majored by Brody Harris from Chester.  Jeff Kiluba from Red Hook is also seeded here for now!  If all three wrestlers decide to stay at this weight, 182 will be a blast to watch!

195 Pounds
This is another weight where we have several wrestlers to watch for and an 11th hour weight change is definitely possible.  Two of the favorites here are John Goodell from E/L/SW and Austin Eighmey from Ellenville.

220 Pounds
Same as 195 – we have a few peple to what for and we should expect a last minute weight change into this weight.  I’m predicting we’ll see Goodell from E/L/SW here!

285 Pounds
We have pretty good depth at heaveyweight in the D2 tournament this year!  Let’s keep an eye on Angel Lemus (Onteora), Colin Canfield (Highland), and Will Sutherland (Rondout Valley) as three wrestlers with a legit shot of taking the title!


Revised Schedule for Section 9 D1 Tournament

As most of you know by now, inclement weather has caused us to cancel wrestling for Friday.  The plan now is to (hopefully) complete the entire D1 tournament on Saturday.  Below is the schedule.  It is going to be a long day packed with great wrestling!  Good luck to all of the participants!

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Site:  Monroe Woodbury Senior High School (click for directions)

9:00 am – Outbrackets/R16 (4 mats)
11:30 am – Quarterfinals (4 mats)
1:30 pm – Semifinals (2 mats) & Wrestlebacks (2 mats)
4:15 pm – Consi Semifinals (3 mats)
5:15 pm – Consi Finals (3 mats)
7:15 pm – Finals (1 mat)