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Wallkill’s Fekishazy Chooses SUNY Ulster

NYS silver medalist Mike Fekishazy has decided to continue his academic and wrestling career at SUNY Ulster next fall.  The Wallkill senior is a 2X Section 9 champion and a 2X NYS place winner.  This year Fekishazy made it to the state finals at 182 where he dropped a decision to Louie Deprez, the top ranked wrestler in the nation at the weight.  Last year Fekishazy finished 6th in the state at 170 pounds.

SUNY Ulster is coached by Justin Signorelli, a Highland graduate who wrestled collegiately at SUNY Cortland.  Congratulations to Mike, his family, and to Coach Signorelli – best of luck in college!


16th Annual Friends of Section 9 Banquet of Champions

Sunday March 12th
Kuhl’s Highland House
512 Highland Avenue Ext.
Middletown, NY 10940

Purchase Tickets – $30.00 per person
No walk-in’s will be permitted

Come join the Friends of Section 9 Wrestling as we honor our top, athletes, coaches and others, who have given their best towards improving Section 9 wrestling.

Division One place-winners (Top 4)
Division Two place-winners (Top 2)
will be receiving awards at this year’s dinner.

Every effort will be made to seat guests with their team, but seating is limited, and late reservations will be seated as space is available.

Doors Open at 5:00 PM – Dinner begins at 6:00 PM

Only award recipients who attend the dinner will receive awards. (Plaques will NOT be issued to wrestlers who do NOT attend the banquet.)

Lisa Vespa
Phone: Cell: 845-656-3555
Email: hblwigs@gmail.com

March Tournaments

Sunday 3/5 – NYWAY Qualifier @ Minisink Valley MS

Friday 3/10 – Sunday 3/12 – Mohawk Valley WC International Festival

Friday 3/17-Sunday 3/19 – NYWAY States at Onondaga CC, Syracuse

Thur 3/23 – Sun 3/26 – Girls Folkstyle National Duals @ Ok City, OK

Friday 3/24 – Sunday 3/26 – NHSCA Nationals at Virginia Beach, VA

Friday 3/1 – Sunday 4/2 – FloNationals @ Indiana University, PA

NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships – D1 and D2 Finals… Medal Matches for S9 Wrestlers

2017 NYS Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee Steve Fischbein (second from right) and his family.

The 2017 NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships have been awesome!  Section 9 did outstanding!  We have 2 state champs, 4 finalists, and we placed 9 wrestlers in the top 6.  Some of the highlights of the tournament, however, have taken place off of the mat.  First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS to former Monroe Woodbury head coach Steve Fischbein for being selected for induction into the NYS Wrestling Hall of Fame.  There is nobody more deserving that you Fish!  I would also be remiss I did not take a moment to say “Thank You” to retiring Wallkill head coach Jeff Cuilty.  Also a NYS HOF member, Coach Cuilty’s contribution to the wrestling community stretches far beyond Section 9.  Congrats Coach Fischbein and Coach Cuilty!

Championship Finals
99 D1: Brandon Nunez (P) dec 5-3 Terry Adams (C)
99 D2: Anthony Noto (S5) wbf 6:44 Jordan Titus (S11)
106 D1: Dylan Ryder (11) tf 15-0 Cody Anders  (S5)
106 D2: T. Svingala (S2) dec 9-2 Jon Charles (S3)
113 D1: G. Diakomihalis (S5) dec 9-5 J. McDougald (S6)
113 D2: Trey LaFlamme (S3) dec 5-2 Caleb Robinson (S4)
120 D1: Adam Busiello (S11) wbf 2:53 Anthony Cirillo (S11)
120 D2: Orion Anderson (S2) maj 12-4 Luke Bokina (S11)
126 D1: Justin Vines (S8) dec 3-0 Austin Hertel (S5)
126 D2: Jon Gomez (S8) dec 5-1 Jack Bokina (S11)
132 D1: Jacori Teemer (S8) dec 1-0 Mike Venosa (S5)
132 D2: Dane Heberlein (S5) dec 7-3 Hector Colom (S6)
138 D1: Vito Arujau (S8) dec 8-3 Jake Silverstein (S11)
138 D2: Hunter Shaut (S3) dec 4-3 Tanner Lapiene (S10)
145 D1: F. Gissendanner (S5) dec 7-2 K. Shanahan (S2)
145 D2: Tanner Cook (S3) dec 10-8 Adam Wagner (S5)
152 D1: Peter Pappas (S8) dec 7-3 Matt Grippi (S1)
152 D2: Hunter Richard (S3) dec 4-1 Ross McFarland (S3)
160 D1: Ryan Ferro (S9) dec 7-3 Grant Cuomo (S1)
160 D2: Noah Grover (S5) dec 5-3 Noah Curreri (S9)
170 D1: Tyler Barnes (S2) dec 5-2 Z. Ancewicz (S11)
170 D2: Matt Gaiser (S5) wbf 1:52 Jason Hoffman (S2)
182 D1: Louie Deprez (S5) maj 13-4 Mike Fekishazy (S9)
182 D2: Clifton Wang (S1) dec 3-2 2OT Doug Simmons (S3)
195 D1: Kendall Elfstrum (S9) dec 9-7 sv Simon Chee (P)
195 D2: James Hoeg (S11) maj 10-2 Joe Benedict (S3)
220 D1: Z. Knightonward (8) inj. def T. Robinson (S11)
220 D2: Tanner Zagarino (S11) dec 10-5 Hammond Raes (S5)
285 D1: Billy Bolia (S5) dec 2-1 Deonte Wilson (S11)
285 D2: L. Alsous (S6) dec 3-2 Jacob Morrison (S4) vs

3rd/4th Medal Matches for S9
113 D1: Sciotto (S11) dec 4-2 Vespa (MW)…Marco take 4th
152 D1: Barczak (MW) dec 5-4 Miele (S11)..Evan takes 3rd
220 D1: Ellefsen (Go) maj 16-7 Caffrey (S11)..Ryan takes 3rd

5th/6th Medal Matches for S9
106 D1: Earl (MW) dec 3-1 Perry (S1)…Dylan takes 5th
120 D1: Geneau (S6) wbf :22 Lynch…Tyler takes 6th

Section 9 @ NYSPHSAA…Semifinal and Blood Round Match-Ups and Results

This is the most exciting round of the tournament. On the inside mats we have the semifinals – the winner advances to the finals and has a chance at capturing a state title.  On the outer mats we have the blood round – if you win, you place….if you lose you’re out!  Good luck boys!!!

Semifinal Match-Ups
113 D1: Justin McDougald (S6) wbf 5:40 Marco Vespa (MW)
152 D1: Matt Grippi (S1) dec 5-4 Evan Barczak (MW)
160 D1: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) wbf 3:13 Nick Munsch (S11)
160 D2: Noah Curreri (E/L/SW) dec 6-3 Cameron Page (S6)
182 D1: Mike Fekishazy (Wall) dec 10-5 Matt Cicco (S6)
195 D1: Kendall Elfstrum (MW) dec 7-3 Sam Schuyler (S11)

Blood Matches
106 D1: Earl (MW) dec 3-1 Hughes (S3)
120 D1: Lynch (MV) dec 9-5 Simmons (S8)
132 D2: Eliopolous (S1) dec 4-1 Houck (RV)
182 D1: Frank (S1) dec 3-2 Yanis (MV)
220 D1: Ellefsen (Goshen) wbf 3:45 Gecaj (S1)
285 D1: Broder (S4) dec 3-1 Duke (Middletown)

S9 @ NYS Tournament – Wrestleback #2

Below are the S9 results for the Section 9 wrestlers who have made it to the second round of wrestlebacks.  This round pits the a winner from the first round of wrestlebacks against a quarterfinal loser.

106 D1: Earl (MW) wbf 2:25 Ebanks (C)
113 D1: Gonyea (S2) dec 7-1 Romano (VC)
120 D1: Lynch (MV) dec 3-1 Ebanks (C)
120 D2: Poff (S6) dec 6-1 Conetta (Chester)
126 D1: Tepperman (S11) maj 12-3 Wernicki (MW)
126 D1: McDougald (S6) dec 4-1  Davis (Wall)
126 D2: Flaitz (S3) dec 5-0 Nate Ross (Onteora)
132 D1: King (S3) dec 6-4 sv V. Vetrano (MV)
132 D2: Houck (RV) fft Runfolo (S5)
138 D1: Stencel (S6) dec 9-6 D. Vetrano (MV)
152 D2: Nolan (S7) dec 4-2 Ross (RV)
182 D1: Yanis (MV) wbf 2:07 Wiland (S4)
220 D1: Ellefsen (Goshen) wbf 1:20 Mastrangelo (S6)
220 D2: Cutrie (S3) wbf Goodell (E/L/SW)
285 D1: Duke (Middletown) wbf :22 Cricutti (S3)

S9 @ States – Wrestlebacks #1

Below are the results for all of the Section 9 wrestlers who lost their opening round match.  The winners will take on one of the losers from the quarterfinal round … the loser is eliminated.

99 D1: Dille (S4) dec 4-0 Amell (Saug)
99 D2: Smith (S5) wbf 1:46 Walsh (Rondout)
106 D1: Ebanks (C) dec 7-5 Fischer (NFA)
106 D2: Nichols (S10) dec 4-3 P. Ross (Onteora)
113 D2: Bruno (S1) pin N. Ross (Onteora)
120 D1: Lynch (MV) dec 5-1 Olmeda (S1)
120 D2: Conetta (Chester) pin DeNatale (S8)
126 D1: Wernicki (MW) pin Sillart (C)
126 D1: Davis (Wall) dec 2-0 McKenna (S3)
126 D2: Ross (Onteora) pin Christman (S7)
132 D1: Errico (S1) edc 8-2 Bonner (Wall)
132 D1:  Edwards (S2) dec 10-3 Satriano (VC)
132 D1: V. Vetrano (MV) pin Trombley (S10)
132 D2: Houck (Rondout) dec 1-0 O’Brein (S11)
138 D1: D.Vetrano (MV) dec 5-3 Cotto (S1)
138 D2: Beebe (S11) maj 10-1 Matherio (Highland)
145 D1: Pincus (S8) dec 6-3 Bobe (Wash)
145 D2: Alberico (S3) dec 9-4 Chartrand (Ont)
152 D2: Ross (Onteora )pin 1:28 Hoeg (S11)
170 D1: Giorlando (S8) dec 9-6 Morano (Midd)
170 D2: Miller (S4) dec 7-2 Kiluba (RH)
182 D2: Warner (S2) fft over Cuppett (NP)
195 D2: Toal (S5) dec 10-5 Harris (Chester)
220 D1: Ellefsen (Goshen) wbf 1:33 Ruppert (S4)
220 D2: Goodell (E/L/SW) frt over Colombo (S1)
285 D1: Duke (Midd) wbf Poole (S1)
285 D2: Christ (S11) dec 6-3 Sutherland (Rondout)

NYSPHSAA S9 Quarterfinal Mat-Ups and Results

After a very tough opening round, Section 9 has advanced nine wrestlers into the quarterfinals.  Below are the match-ups and results.

106 D1: Dylan Ryder (S11) wbf 2:55 Dylan Earl (MW)
113 D1: G. Diakomihalis (S5) tech 20-5 Matt Romano (VC)
113 D1: Marco Vespa (MW) dec 4-2 Mitch Seaver (S6)
152 D1: Evan Barczak (MW) dec 3-0 A. Laneiwski (S2)
160 D1: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) dec 4-2 Eoghan Sweeney (S2)
160 D2: Noah Curreri (E/L/SW) dec 5-2 Morgan Seller (S3)
182 D1: Louie Deprez (S5) tech 23-8 Joey Yanis (MV)
182 D1: Mike Fekishazy (Wall) dec 1-0 Jhavon Innocent (S1)
195 D1: Kendall Elfstrum (MW) dec 4-3 Kyle Davis (S1)

NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships – Section 9 Round of 16 Results

Below are the Round of 16 match-ups/results for all of our Section 9 wrestlers. Updated results will be posted for every round on Friday and Saturday!

99 D1: Myles Griffen (S3) tech 15-0 Colby Amell (Saug)
99 D2: Mason Bush (S3) tech 18-3 Nikko Walsh (RV)

106 D1: Dylan Earl (MW) wbf 3:07 Antoine Grace (S2)
106 D1: CJ McMonegal (S1) dec 6-1 sv Greg Fisher (NFA)
106 D2: Trent Svingala (S2) wbf 1:10 Pat Ross (Onteora)

113 D1: Marco Vespa (MW) 1:51 CJ Lee (S5)
113 D1: Matt Romano (VC) dec 7-0 Mark Acheson (S1)
113 D2: Caleb Robinson (S4) wbf 1:21 Nick Ross (Onteora)

120 D1: Hunter Scutellaro (S8) wbf 1:59 Tyler Lynch (MV)
120 D2: Zach Bradell (S6) dec 3-0 Nick Conetta (Chester)

126 D1: Justin Vines (S8) maj 19-5 Cam Wernicki (MW)
126 D1: Austin Hertel (S5) dec 7-1 Andrew Davis (Wall)
126 D2: Jack Bokina (S11) wbf 5:18 Nate Ross (Onteora)

132 D1: Warren McDougald (S6) dec 6-2 Vinny Vetrano (MV)
132 D1: Matt Maquet (S8) wbf :39 Brad Bonner (Wallkill)
132 D1: Noah Carpenter (S4) wbf 2:47 Robert Satriano (VC)
132 D2: Ian Houck (Rondout) dec 2-1 utb Riley Gerber (S3)

138 D1: Jake Silverstein (S11) maj 12-4 Dom Vetrano (MV)
138 D2: Colin Hogan (S7) dec 7-3 Matt Malherio (High)

145 D1: Gianno Silba (S4) dec 7-3 Brandon Bobe (Wash.)
145 D2: Adam Wagner (S5) wbf 2:18 Zach Chartrand (Ont)

152 D1: Evan Barczak (MW) tech 17-2 Dutch Schultz (C)
152 D2: Ross McFarland (S3) dec 4-1 Dillon Ross (Ont)

160 D1: Ryan Ferro (Warwick) wbf 3:29 Jake Wright (S3)
160 D2: Noah Curreri (E/L/SW) tech 17-1 Joe Diforte (PSAL)

170 D1: Sammy Deprez (S5) dec 1-0 Adonis Morano (Midd)
170 D2: Trevor Snow (S3) dec 6-1 Jeff Kiluba (Red Hook)

182 D1: Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill) wbf 1:59 TJ Toles (C)
182 D1: Joey Yanis (MV) dec 2-1 Max Emond (S3)
182 D2: Doug Simmons (S3) inj def Ben Cuppett (NP)

195 D1: Kendall Elfstrum (MV) dec 3-0 Dylan Nerich (P)
195 D2: Sean Ahern (S7) dec 6-5 Brody Harris (Chester)

220 D1: Mason Hoose (C) dec 7-5 Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen)
220 D2: Matt Edridge (S6) wbf 3:05 John Goodell (E/L/SW)

285 D1: Shaerod Rogers (S6) dec 5-5 Horace Duke (Midd)
285 D2: Lucas Sanders (S2) dec 7-4 Will Sutherland (RV)