Section 9 Division 2 Championships – Preview, Seeds, Schedule, and Streaming Link

The Section 9 Wrestling Division 2 Championship tournament takes place this Sunday, February 13, 2022, at Liberty High School. Below are the top-4 seeds in every weight, a weight class by weight class preview, the schedule, and a link for a stream of the finals for those who cannot attend.

Click here for a link to the live stream to the finals

Division 2 Tournament Schedule – Liberty High School
11:15 – Outbrackets/Round of 16 (3 mats)
11:45 – Quarterfinals (3 mats)
1:15 – Semifinals (2 mats)
1:15 – Wrestlebacks – Quarterfinals losers (1 mat…3 mats once Semis conclude)
3:00 – Consi Semifinals (3 mats)
4:15 – Consi Finals (3 mats)
5:15 – Introductions
5:30 – Finals (1 mat)

Division 2 Tournament – Top 4 Seeds & Preview


102 Pounds
1. Charlie Wylie – Port Jervis
2. Trent Edwards – Chester
3. Lorenzo Caserto – Marlboro
4. Payton Kothe – Onteora

Top seeded Charlie Wylie from Port Jervis is having a great year and she’s not done yet. She’s a heavy favorite to win here and may surprise a few people in Albany. She has yet to wrestle the #2 seed Edwards but has pinned the #3 seed Caserto and the #4 seed Kothe.

110 Pounds
1. Trevor Tufano – Port Jervis
2. Ewan Celestine – Red Hook
3. Nick Laskowski – Rondout Valley
4. Cody Russman – Port Jervis

Port Jervis senior Trevor Tufano is the top seed, and he is primed to win his 3rd Section 9 title on Sunday. Tufano’s only loss this season came at the NYS Dual meet championships. The bottom half of the bracket should produce a great semifinal between Celestine and Laskowski. These two had a 13-10 shoot out earlier this year which was won the Red Hook freshman Celestine.

118 Pounds
1. Rian Kirker – Red Hook
2. Rebecca Brennen – New Paltz
3. Alyssa Reed – Port Jervis
4. Lucas Ospina – Rondout Valley

Red Hook’s Rian Kirker is looking to capture his second Section 9 crown however his toughest obstacle could be in the semis when he will likely square off with Ospina from Rondout. These two had a great match a month ago where Kirker was victorious 8-6 in sudden victory. If the seeds hold up, we could have an all-girl semifinal on the bottom half of the bracket between Brennen and Reed!

126 Pounds
1. Chris Gatto – Highland
2. Tyler Csernai – Chester
3. Thomas Schields – Onteora
4. Justin Coniker – Ellenville

Chris Gatto from Highland has had a great season and is the heavy favorite here. He has yet to wrestle Csernai from Chester however he has wins by pinfall over the #3 seed Shields and the #4 seed Coniker. Gatto has a 30-6 record for the season.

132 Pounds
1. Rocco DeAveiro – Rondout Valley
2. Demetrius Massey – Red Hook
3. Shane Cranna – Red Hook
4. Nathan VanKleek – Port Jervis

Rondout Valley’s Rocco DeAveiro is the #1 seed here. He has a 14-3 record for the season and all three losses came to D1 wrestlers. His closest win of the season came to our #2 seed, Demetrius Massey from Red Hook. DeAveiro beat Massey 5-3 in sudden victory about a month ago. If the seeds hold true, this could be one of the best matches of the finals!

138 Pounds
1. Logan Zehr – Highland
2. Justin Coiteux – New Paltz
3. Michael Franco – Chester
4. Brandon Thiel – Onteora

Logan Zehr is having a great season and is the top seed here. The Highland senior has only suffered one loss all season and that was back in December at the Mid-Hudson tournament. Zehr and the #2 seed Coiteux have locked horns twice this season with Zehr winning both times. Both matches, however, were competitive -namely the second meeting that was decided by a 3-1 margin.

145 Pounds
1. Ryan Ross – Port Jervis
2. Steven Blakely – Onteora
3. Quinn Jones – Highland
4. Christian Totman – Red Hook

Port Jervis sophomore Ryan Ross is looking to add a 2nd Section 9 D2 title to his trophy case. Ross is a clear-cut favorite here. He hasn’t wrestled the #2 seed Steven Blakely from Onteora however he does have a pin over the #3 seed Quinn Jones from Highland.

152 Pounds
1. Walter Evans – Ellenville
2. Cole Cuppett – New Paltz
3. Frankie Shaw – Burke
4. Tyler Santangelo – Chester

If our seeds hold up here, this will be one of the most anticipated finals of the tournament. Evans is having a great year and Cuppett is tough as nails. We also need to keep an eye on Frankie Shaw here. Shaw ended the season strong and had a very tight 3-1 loss to top seeded Evans a few days ago.

160 Pounds
1. Logan Smith – Highland
2. Cole Nelson – Red Hook
3. Avery Burns – Onteora
4. Gunner Smith – Highland

At 28-3 and no losses to a D2 wrestler, Smith is a heavy favorite to take home the title at 160. Smith lost 2X to Manzi from NFA and lost to a Long Island wrestler at the Mid-Hudson. Nelson and Burns could provide fans with an entertaining semifinal in the bottom half of the bracket.

172 Pounds
1. Wyatt Konjas – Onteora
2. Nick Dicurcio – Chester
3. Jake Mazzie – Burke
4. Nathan Towne – Ellenville

Our #1 seed at 172 is Wyatt Konjas from Onteora and he has wins over the #2, #3, and #4 seeds. He majored DiCurcio and he pinned Mazzie and Towne so he’s a pretty solid favorite to take home the title on Sunday and punch his ticket to Albany.

189 Pounds
1. Ivan Figueroa – Port Jervis
2. Eamon Hill – Onteora
3. Akil Williams – Chester
4. Jacob Roller – Ellenville

Out top seed at 189 is Ivan Figueroa. The Port Jervis sophomore has notched 20 wins this season and one of his victories was a win by fall over our #2 seed Eamon Hill from Onteora. Hill wrestled half of the season at 160 before making the decision to jump up two weights to 189. Akil Williams is dangerous and should be watched here.

215 Pounds
1. Teddy Szymanski – Chester
2. Matt Oosterom – Port Jervis
3. Tomasz Zaborowski – New Paltz
4. Spencer Lewis – Chester

The top two seeds here, Szymanski and Oosterom, met earlier this season and the Chester senior won by pin. Oosterom, only a sophomore, has improved throughout the season so this could wind up being a very competitive finals if the seeds hold!

285 Pounds
1. Logan Ormond – New Paltz
2. Olivier Rekuc – Ellenville
3. Alex Bollin – Rondout Valley
4. Nicholas Bonner – Fallsburg/Tri-Valley

New Paltz junior Ormond seems to be a very solid favorite here and has recorded a pin over the #3 seed Bollin. Ormond has not, however, wrestled Rekuc this season. The #2 seed from Ellenville has split time wrestling at both 215 and 285. Styles make matches so this could be a good one!

Section 9 Wrestling – Division 1 Preview

In just a few short days we will see who the best wrestler is in all 13 weight classes at the Section 9 Wrestling Championship tournament. This year’s tournament, however, will have a new twist to it. The qualifying system for the NYSPHSAA Championships has changed and now the top TWO wrestlers in each weight class from Section 9 will qualify for the state tournament in Albany. So does this mean that all of the finalists on Saturday night have qualified for the state tournament…well no, not really. As has always been the case, the champion automatically qualifies. The wrestler who finishes second, however, may need to wrestle in a “true second” match to determine who is the second qualifier for the state tournament at that weight.

True Second – Explained
Many of the people reading this post may be unfamiliar with “true second” matches. True second matches are usually only contested when a tournament serves as a qualifier for another tournament – in this case, the top two wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the NYSPHSAA Championships in Albany. (True seconds matches are also used to determine National or World Team members.)

So how does it work? This is the simplest way to explain it. If a wrestler finishes 1st in their weight, they automatically qualify for states. If the 2nd place finisher defeated the 3rd place finisher earlier in the tournament, then the 2nd place finisher has qualified for the state tournament. If, however, the wrestler who finished in 3rd place did not lose to the wrestler who lost in the finals, a “true second” match will take place between those two wrestlers. The wrestler who wins the true second match will be the 2nd qualifier for that weight for the NYS state tournament. True second matches will take place shortly after the finals have ended.

Weight-By-Weight Division 1 Tournament Preview

102 PoundsTop 8 Seeds
1. Luke Satriano – Valley Central
2. Cooper Merli – Newburgh Free Academy
3. Joseph Uhrig – Minisink Valley
4. Marco Futia – Wallkill
5. Brady Judd – Warwick
6. Luke Dakin – FDR
7. Gabriel McNally – Pine Bush
8. Garrett Judd – Warwick

The lightweights usually provide us with some of the most exciting and dramatic matches of the Section 9 tournament and this year will be no different. Top seed Luke Satriano from Valley Central is undefeated this season and is considered a strong contender to be a medalist at the state tournament in Albany. Does this mean that he is going to roll through the Section 9 tournament? Absolutely not! NFA’s Cooper Merli has dropped two bouts to Satriano this year however the second loss was a razor close 1-0 decision. They always say that it’s tough to beat the same good wrestler 3X in one year. Will that be the case here or could we possibly see an upset from one of our other top wrestlers at 102? Minisink Valley’s Joseph Uhrig seems to be getting better each week and only lost 5-0 to Merli earlier this year. Wallkill’s Marco Futia has 7 losses this season however he hasn’t lost to a S9 wrestler all year and he has a win over Warwick’s Brady Judd who will contend here. FDR’s Luke Dakin is very scrappy and wrestles a full six minutes and should not be overlooked here.

110 Pounds
1. Nicholas Weeden – Valley Central
2. Wyatt Boice – Minisink Valley
3. Vincent Vidacovich – Valley Central
4. Liam Hayes – Monroe Woodbury
5. Joe Sullivan – Minisink Valley
6. Kevin Aleci – Cornwall
7. Jordan Busby – NFA
8. Gavin Ingrassia – Saugerties

Valley Central has a #1 seed for the second weight class in a row in Nicholas Weeden! Weeden has only two losses all season. In the finals of the Mid-Hudson he lost a tough 5-0 decision to Dillon Arrick from Arlington, but his other loss came to the #2 seed here, Wyatt Boice from Minisink Valley. During the MV vs VC dual meet Boice defeated Weeden 6-5 in sudden victory. One week later, Weeden pinned Boice in the finals of the Gene Brigham Tournament earning him the top seed for Sections. This is definitely not a two-horse race though! Monroe Woodbury’s Liam Hayes is tough and can make some noise here as can Minisink’s second entry at 110, Joe Sullivan as well as VC’s second entry Vincent Vidacovich.

118 Pounds
1. Sofia Macaulso – Minisink Valley
2. Alex Greco – Warwick
3. Rocco Futia – Wallkill
4. Maxim Javorsky – Monroe Woodbury
5. Joe Torres – Middletown
6. Jacob Perales – Goshen
7. Logan Pennell – Pine Bush
8. Erik Martin Jr. – Middletown

Without question this will be one of the most closely followed weight classes in this year’s Section 9 tournament. Could we possibly see history? Could #1 seed Sofia Macaluso be the first girl to win a Section 9 wrestling title? Macaluso has notched a couple of impressive wins this season but none more dramatic than her victory over our #2 seed Alex Greco at the Section 9 Duals. Greco, a 2020 NYS place winner at 99 pounds, was ahead of Macaluso 3-0 in the third period before losing by pinfall with only a few ticks left on the clock. Before we see this rematch however, someone is going to have to get through Rocco Futia from Wallkill. Futia has had a great season and lost a very tight 8-5 decision to Greco a few weeks ago. Monroe Woodbury’s Maxim Javorsky will also be heard at this weight class! Javorsky has dropped two very close decisions to top seed Macaluso and definitely has the potential to be on the mat on Saturday night! We should also keep an eye on Jacob Perales from Goshen and Joe Torres from Middletown who have both put together very nice seasons!

126 Pounds
1. Anthony Tresch – Minisink Valley
2. Sebastian Vidacovich – Valley Central
3. Jayden Norris – Middletown
4. Isaiah Hockx – Saugerties
5. Viktor Banta – Wallkill
6. Grant Barczak – Monroe Woodbury
7. Matt Mercado – NFA
8. Marco Piazza – Monroe Woodbury

This weight class is arguably the most wide-open in the tournament. Minisink Valley’s Anthony Tresch is the top seed, and he has two wins over both the #2 and #6 seeds, Sebastian Vidacovich from Valley Central and Grant Barczak from Monroe Woodbury. That said – his first win over Vidacovich was decided in ride outs, and his first win over Barczak was in sudden victory. As we all know, beating a good wrestler 3X in the same season is never easy making this a great weight class to follow. This weight class is not only three deep! We need to watch out for the three seed Middletown’s Jayden Norris, the four seed Saugerties’ Isaiah Hockx and the number five seed Viktor Banta from Wallkill. Matt Mercado from NFA is also a dangerous wrestler here.

132 Pounds
1. Andrew Marchese – Washingtonville
2. Zachary McKernan – Minisink Valley
3. Michael Accardo – Warwick
4. Jacob Roger – Middletown
5. Richard Urena – Pine Bush
6. Griffin Petzold – Warwick
7. Kevin Segali – NFA
8. Isaac Hernandez – Monticello

Washingtonville senior Andrew Marchese is the top seed and heavy favorite to win the title at 132 this year. Marchese finished 5th in NYS in 2020 and is undefeated this year. All but three of Marchese’s wins this season have been bonus point victories, and one of those non-bonus point wins came against 2nd seeded Zackary McKernan from Minisink Valley. McKernan, who was defeated 14-7 by Marchese has put together a great season and has traded wins with Valley Central’s Richie Degon who unfortunately is injured and cannot compete this weekend. Michael Accardo from Warwick, Griffin Petzold from Warwick, NFA’s Kevin Segali, and Jacob Roger from Middletown will also be in the mix at 132 this year.

138 Pounds
1. PJ Duke – Minisink Valley
2. Jordan Brown – Monroe Woodbury
3. Jackson Brady – Goshen
4. Michael Tomblinson – Middletown
5. Aaron Caoili – Cornwall
6. Jonathan Subocz – Monroe Woodbury
7. Pedro Godines – Middletown
8. Dan Way – Beacon

Section 9 is very strong at this weight and will likely send two wrestlers to the state tournament who will both place! Minisink Valley freshman PJ Duke is the #1 seed. Duke is not only a heavy favorite to win this weight class but he’s likely to win a second state championship in Albany in a few weeks. He won the NYS 99-pound weight class as a 7th grader in 2020. Duke, a Super 32 champion and Ironman finalist, is currently ranked #3 in nation at 132 according to FloWrestling. Monroe Woodbury’s Jordan Brown is the #2 seed here and he is also a returning state place winner taking 6th at 99 in 2020. Brown’s only loss of the season came to Duke at the MV vs MW dual meet where Duke won by pinfall at the 3:28 mark of the second period. Another wrestler to watch here is Goshen’s Jackson Brady who is having a great season and should medal high at sections.

145 Pounds
1. Jackson Merli – Newburgh Free Academy
2. Luke Greiner – Minisink Valley
3. Dominic Genarro – Washingtonville
4. Theo Ballantine – Cornwall
5. George Thomas – Wallkill
6. Andrew Sgambati – Middletown
7. Luke Posta – Warwick
8. Henry Villodas – Goshen

If the seeds are correct here, we could see a highly anticipated rematch between NFA’s Jackson Merli and Minisink Valley’s Luke Greiner in the finals on Saturday night. Merli defeated Greiner 8-6 in sudden victory during the MV vs NFA semifinal at the Section 9 Duals so Merli will be the top seed followed Greiner at #2. If both wrestlers make it there, this could be the best match of the finals. Washingtonville’s Dominic Gennaro is having a good year and should place high here and we should also keep our eyes on Theo Ballantine from Cornwall and George Thomas from Wallkill.

152 Pounds
1. Tyler Reed – Cornwall
2. Eric Tigue – Minisink Valley
3. Erik Nilson – Warwick
4. Ibrahim Aljamal – Washingtonville
5. Jason Cintron – Middletown
6. Marco Martini – Wallkill
7. Christian Hockx – Saugerties
8. Andrew Rick – Valley Central

Minisink Valley’s Eric Tigue was a 2X Section 9 D2 champion in 2018 and 2019 when he attended Port Jervis and he is now one of the favorites to win at his first chance to compete in the D1 tournament. Tigue is having an excellent season and is getting better every week. He only has four losses and all four were to very credentialed wrestlers…but Tigue is not the #1 seed here. One wrestler who Tigue has not locked horns with yet is Tyler Reed from Cornwall and he is your top seed. Reed is having a great year and his only loss came at the Mid-Hudson where he was pinned by Section 1 hammer Tim Bova. A few other wrestlers to watch here are Erik Nilson from Warwick, Marco Martini from Wallkill, Christian Hockx from Saugerties, Ibraham Aljamal from Washingtonville, and Jason Cintron from Middletown.

160 Pounds
1. Zackary Ryder – Minisink Valley
2. George Racz – Minisink Valley
3. Anthony Manzi – Newburgh Free Academy
4. Devin Greer – Pine Bush|
5. Robert Liggio – Monroe Woodbury
6. Logan Serafin – Washingtonville
7. Jai Barnett – Wallkill
8. Jack Mazzella – Warwick

Minisink Valley sophomore Zak Ryder is our clear #1 at 160. Ryder was a state champ at 126 in 2020 as an 8th grader and he is currently ranked #11 in the nation at 160 according to FloWrestling. The fight for the second wrestler to represent Section 9 at the state tournament should be a good one though. Ryder’s Minisink Valley teammate George Racz is definitely one of the favorites, but he is going to have to contend with the likes of Anthony Manzi from NFA, Devin Greer from Pine Bush, and Logan Serafin from Washingtonville. We should also keep an eye on Jai Barnett from Wallkill, Rob Liggio from MW, and Jack Mazzella from Warwick.

172 Pounds
1. Mikey Altomer – Minisink Valley
2. Mike Zrelack – Monroe Woodbury
3. Nick Cavallo – Cornwall
4. Johnny Accardo – Warwick
5. Chris Leggett – Newburgh
6. Hector Sanchez – FDR
7. Myles Gordon – Kingston
8. Jalen Charles – Middletown

The top seed at 172 is Mikey Altomer from Minisink Valley. Altomer placed 5th in NYS in 2020 and is having an outstanding year. His only two losses this season occurred back in December at the Ironman, the toughest high school wrestling tournament in the nation. One wrestler who Altomer has not faced yet is the #2 seed Mike Zrelak from Monroe Woodbury. Zrelak is strong and athletic and poses a problem for any opponent. This weight has some decent depth too with guys like Myles Gordon from Kingston, Nick Cavallo from Cornwall, Johnny Accardo from Warwick, Chris Leggett from NFA, Jalen Charles from Middletown and Hector Sanchez from FDR Hyde Park.

189 Pounds
1. Andrew Filip – Minisink Valley
2. Joe Ponesse – Newburgh Free Academy
3. Braydon Pennell – Pine Bush
4. Max Winkler – Goshen
5. Nicholas York – Kingston
6. Craig Ladka – Monroe Woodbury
7. Dante Joseph – Goshen
8. Alex Khalil – Beacon

This can be a great weight to watch unfold. Minisink Valley’s Andrew Filip is having a great year and he is the top seed here. Filip only has one loss, and he has bonus points in almost all of his wins. One wrestler he has not faced yet however is Braydon Pennell from Pine Bush. Pennell is having a very solid year with only two losses to NYS wrestlers and both of those losses were to kids who will likely win their respective sectional tournaments. Filip does have one common opponent win over Pennell but it’s razor close. Filip beat Dillon Blanchard from Section 2 by a score of 7-5 while Blanchard topped Pennel 8-6. There is plenty of other talent at 189. The number 2 seed Joe Ponesse is having a great year as is forth seeded Max Winkler from Goshen who will definitely make some noise here! Do not look past Nick York from Kingston. He can surprise a few people here.

215 Pounds
1. Ethan Gallo – Minisink Valley
2. Justin Callahan – Washingtonville
3. Bryson Tibbs – Middletown
4. Louis DelBianco – Beacon
5. Jake McVey – Washingtonville
6. Gavin Furst – Cornwall
7. James Bucci – Saugerties
8. Fernand Vera – Middletown

One of the heaviest favorites to win his weight class at this year’s Section 9 tournament is Minisink valley Ethan Gallo. Gallo, who finished 6th in NYS at 182 in 2020, is undefeated this year and has scored bonus points in every match that he has wrestled at 215 pounds this season. After Gallo there are several very solid wrestlers who will be in contention for the 2nd ticket to Albany at 215. Washingtonville has two strong contenders in Justin Callahan and Jake McVey. Middletown’s Bryson Tibbs has decided to bump up to 215 and he will give people fits here as will the 7 seed James Bucci. Cornwall’s Gavin Furst is having a very solid season Beacon’s Louis DelBianco could get into the conversation here.

285 Pounds
1. Stephan Monchery – Middletown
2. Dominick Siracusa – Goshen
3. Nick Valenzano – Cornwall
4. Saul Abrego – Pine Bush
5. Tyler Haydt – Beacon
6. Aiden DeEntremont – Goshen
7. Aiden Gove – Minisink Valley
8. Dan Jabbour – Monroe Woodbury

Our heavyweight division could resemble a few of the other weight classes at this tournament – one solid favorite but a pretty wide-open race for the second ticket to Albany. Middletown’s Stephan Monchery is our number one seed here. Monchery is undefeated and has pinned every opponent except one this year in the first period. One wrestler he has not faced yet is Dominick Siracusa from Goshen. Siracusa is the number two seed. He only has two losses this season and they are to the top ranked D1 wrestler in the state, Chales Tibbitts, and the top ranked D2 wrestler in the state, Nick Rogers. The other guys that we need to keep an eye on here are Nick Valenzano from Cornwall, Saul Abrego from Pine Bush, Aiden DeEntremont from Goshen, Aiden Gove from Minisink Valley and Tyler Haydt from Beacon.

Section 9 Division 1 Seeds

Here are the seeds for this weekend’s Section 9 Division 1 Wrestling Championships. The tournament is Friday 2/11 and Saturday 2/12 and is once again being held at Monroe Woodbury High School. The district has unfortunately imposed spectator restrictions on this year’s tournament, so it is important that you CLICK HERE to get all of the ticket purchasing information as well as streaming options for those who are unable to get tickets.

102 Pounds
1. Luke Satriano – Valley Central
2. Cooper Merli – Newburgh Free Academy
3. Joseph Uhrig – Minisink Valley
4. Marco Futia – Wallkill
5. Brady Judd – Warwick
6. Luke Dakin – FDR
7. Gabriel McNally – Pine Bush
8. Garrett Judd – Warwick

110 Pounds
1. Nicholas Weeden – Valley Central
2. Wyatt Boice – Minisink Valley
3. Vincent Vidacovich – Valley Central
4. Liam Hayes – Monroe Woodbury
5. Joe Sullivan – Minisink Valley
6. Kevin Aleci – Cornwall
7. Jordan Busby – NFA
8. Gavin Ingrassia – Saugerties

118 Pounds
1. Sofia Macaulso – Minisink Valley
2. Alex Greco – Warwick
3. Rocco Futia – Wallkill
4. Maxim Javorsky – Monroe Woodbury
5. Joe Torres – Middletown
6. Jacob Perales – Goshen
7. Logan Pennell – Pine Bush
8. Erik Martin Jr. – Middletown

126 Pounds
1. Anthony Tresch – Minisink Valley
2. Sebastian Vidacovich – Valley Central
3. Jayden Norris – Middletown
4. Isaiah Hockx – Saugerties
5. Viktor Banta – Wallkill
6. Grant Barczak – Monroe Woodbury
7. Matt Mercado – NFA
8. Marco Piazza – Monroe Woodbury

132 Pounds
1. Andrew Marchese – Washingtonville
2. Zachary McKernan – Minisink Valley
3. Michael Accardo – Warwick
4. Jacob Roger – Middletown
5. Richard Urena – Pine Bush
6. Griffin Petzold – Warwick
7. Kevin Segali – NFA
8. Isaac Hernandez – Monticello

138 Pounds
1. PJ Duke – Minisink Valley
2. Jordan Brown – Monroe Woodbury
3. Jackson Brady – Goshen
4. Michael Tomblinson – Middletown
5. Aaron Caoili – Cornwall
6. Jonathan Subocz – Monroe Woodbury
7. Pedro Godines – Middletown
8. Dan Way – Beacon

145 Pounds
1. Jackson Merli – Newburgh Free Academy
2. Luke Greiner – Minisink Valley
3. Dominic Genarro – Washingtonville
4. Theo Ballantine – Cornwall
5. George Thomas – Wallkill
6. Andrew Sgambati – Middletown
7. Luke Posta – Warwick
8. Henry Villodas – Goshen

152 Pounds
1. Tyler Reed – Cornwall
2. Eric Tigue – Minisink Valley
3. Erik Nilson – Warwick
4. Ibrahim Aljamal – Washingtonville
5. Jason Cintron – Middletown
6. Marco Martini – Wallkill
7. Christian Hockx – Saugerties
8. Andrew Rick – Valley Central

160 Pounds
1. Zackary Ryder – Minisink Valley
2. George Racz – Minisink Valley
3. Anthony Manzi – Newburgh Free Academy
4. Devin Greer – Pine Bush|
5. Robert Liggio – Monroe Woodbury
6. Logan Serafin – Washingtonville
7. Jai Barnett – Wallkill
8. Jack Mazzella – Warwick

172 Pounds
1. Mikey Altomer – Minisink Valley
2. Mike Zrelack – Monroe Woodbury
3. Nick Cavallo – Cornwall
4. Johnny Accardo – Warwick
5. Chris Leggett – Newburgh
6. Hector Sanchez – FDR
7. Myles Gordon – Kingston
8. Jalen Charles – Middletown

189 Pounds
1. Andrew Filip – Minisink Valley
2. Joe Ponesse – Newburgh Free Academy
3. Braydon Pennell – Pine Bush
4. Max Winkler – Goshen
5. Nicholas York – Kingston
6. Craig Ladka – Monroe Woodbury
7. Dante Joseph – Goshen
8. Alex Khalil – Beacon

215 Pounds
1. Ethan Gallo – Minisink Valley
2. Justin Callahan – Washingtonville
3. Bryson Tibbs – Middletown
4. Louis DelBianco – Beacon
5. Jake McVey – Washingtonville
6. Gavin Furst – Cornwall
7. James Bucci – Saugerties
8. Fernand Vera – Middletown

285 Pounds
1. Stephan Monchery – Middletown
2. Dominick Siracusa – Goshen
3. Nick Valenzano – Cornwall
4. Saul Abrego – Pine Bush
5. Tyler Haydt – Beacon
6. Aiden DeEntremont – Goshen
7. Aiden Gove – Minisink Valley
8. Dan Jabbour – Monroe Woodbury

2022 JV Section 9 Championships

Congratulation to Middletown for winning the team title at the 2022 JV Section 9 Championships. The Middies crowned 3 champions and had 10 others place in the top 6. Minisink Valley crowned 5 champions and finished 2nd in the team race. Let’s take a look at the medal round results for all of the top 6 place winners in every weight class! Congratulations to all of our Section 9 wrestlers!

102 Pounds
Finals: Gabriel McNally (PB) wbf 3:20 Richard O’Lena (PJ)
3rd Place: Garrett Judd (War) dec 6-4 sv Anthony Noboa (Midd)
5th Place: Migue Nieves (Midd) dec 6-2 Jackson Miceli (War)

110 Pounds
Finals: Joseph Minnies (Gosh) dec 9-6 Justin Noboa (Midd)
3rd Place: Liam McCarthy (Wallkill) dec 8-2 Brayn Alzamora (PB)
5th Place: Cody Russman (PJ) maj 10-2 Vincent Garcia (Wash)

118 Pounds
Finals: Erik Martin Jr. (Midd) wbf 4:46 Daniel Aviles (Midd)
3rd Place: James Duffy (PB) wbf 3:05 Chase Porter (War)
5th Place: Brooke Tarshis (PB) wbf 2:47 John Naparano (Wall)

126 Pounds
Finals: Daniel Trojahn (PB) wbf 3:30 Cameron Lopez (Wall)
3rd Place: Ryen Nolley (Midd) wbf :50 Dylan Baisley (MW)
5th Place: Chris Becker (VC) wbf 2:00 Tanvir Singh (Gosh)

132 Pounds
Finals: Zach Filip (MV) wbf 3:12 Ivan Duran (NFA)
3rd Place: Jayce Goldberg (Wash) fft Anastasios Tzezialidis (War)
5th Place: Stonington Kizun (Corn) dec 7-2 Ray Weircorek (VC)

138 Pounds
Finals: Liam Holmes (MV) dec 4-1 Dan Weeden (Gosh)
3rd Place: Demisse Mazzetti (Wall) dec 10-4 Matt Rizzo (Wall)
5th Place: Michael O’Neill (War) wbf 1:15 Matthew Nonnan (MW)

145 Pounds
Finals: Nico Franco-Coelo (MV) dec 12-8 Mike Rosenblum (MW)
3rd Place: Zion Joseph (Midd) wbf 3:28 Justin Sanchez (MW)
5th Place: Mario Lam (Gosh) wbf 3:30 Danny Conklin (WV)

152 Pounds
Finals: Frankie Shaw (Burke) dec 11-6 Christian Bertuccio (MW)
3rd Place: Don Kunze (MV) dec 4-2 Owen Curreri (PJ)
5th Place: Matt Bond (VC) dec 6-1 Mekhi Joseph (VC)

160 Pounds
Finals: Quinten Morgan (MV) maj 11-3 Isaiah Grant (MW)
3rd Place: Daniel Noviski (Midd) wbf :25 Alex Lasalle (Wash)
5th Place: Brandon Lantos (Wall) wbf :39 Dan Farley (Corn)

172 Pounds
Finals: Anthony Dasilva (Wash) dec 6-5 Ricardo Ramos (Wash)
3rd Place: Jake Mazzie (Burke) dec 8-2 Christian Lemus (Wall)
5th Place: Jaeson Robinson (Midd) dec 7-6 Stanley Moldoch (Wash)

189 Pounds
Finals: Michael Lounsbury (MV) maj 10-1 Yahir Hernandez (Midd)
3rd Place: Joe Bacenet (War) wbf :55 Kayvon Haines (NFA)
5th Place: Dan Shapira (MW) wbf 1:45 Luis Rodas-Paz (MW)

215 Pounds
Finals: Robert Wilson (Midd) wbf 1:32 Declan Bernhardt (Gosh)
3rd Place: Brayden Davies (VC) wbf 1:46 Rhandy Fernandez (Midd)
5th Place: Jake Rooney (War) wbf 1:45 Alex Sakadelis (Wash)

285 Pounds
Finals: Rahmiere Bradley (Midd) dec 8-2 TJ Mancuso (MW)
3rd Place: Zachary Freedman (War) wbf 2:15 Terrell Carter (Gosh)
5th Place: Kevin Crow-Bailey (MV) wbf :58 Gregory Florin (PB)

Click below for full brackets

Section 9 Wrestling Championships – Schedules for Division 1, Division 2, and Girls Division

Division 1 Schedule

Friday February 11 – Monroe Woodbury HS – *Friday Tickets*
4:15 – Outbrackets (4 mats) – *Link to Day 1 Stream – Free*
5:15 – Round of 16 (3 mats)
7:00 – Quarterfinals (4 mats)
8:30 – Wrestlebacks {Quarterfinals losers} (4 mats)

Saturday February 12 – Monroe Woodbury HS – *Saturday Tickets*
11:00 – Semifinals (2 mats) – *Link to Day 2 Stream except Finals – Free*
1:45 – Consi Semifinals (3 mats)
3:30 – Consi Finals (3 mats)
5:15 – Introductions
5:30 – Finals (1 mat) – *Link to Finals Stream*
8:00 – True Second Matches (when needed)

Division 2 Schedule

Sunday February 13 – Liberty High School
11:15 – Outbrackets/Round of 16 (3 mats)
11:45 – Quarterfinals (3 mats)
1:15 – Semifinals (2 mats)
1:15 – Wrestlebacks {Quarterfinals losers} (1 mat…3 mats when semis conclude)
3:00 – Consi Semifinals (3 mats)
4:15 – Consi Finals (3 mats)
5:15 – Introductions
5:30 – Finals (1 mat) – *Link to Finals Stream*

Girls Division Schedule

Friday February 12 – Monroe Woodbury High School
5:00 – Semifinals (1 mat) – *Link for Stream – Free*
6:15 – Finals & Consi Finals (2 mats)

Week 10 Schedule and Results

Monday January 31, 2022

Onteora 48 Ellenville 24

Tuesday February 1, 2022

Minisink Valley 73 Monroe Woodbury 0
Middletown 36 Newburgh Free Academy 27
Highland 42 Red Hook 24
Cornwall Monticello
Valley Central 62 FDR 12

Wednesday February 2, 2022

Cornwall 34 Goshen 33
Warwick 48 Valley Central 21
Pine Bush 47 Kingston 14
Minisink Valley 76 FDR 0
Monroe Woodbury 45 Washingtonville 28
Saugerties @ Monticello
Onteora 72 Fallsburg/Tri-Valley 6
Red Hook 42 New Paltz 35
Highland 48 Rondout Valley 21
Ellenville 48 Burke 15
Chester 63 Liberty 6
Wallkill 62 Beacon 12


Thursday February 3, 2022

Pine Bush 45 New Paltz 21

Friday February 4, 2022

Highland Multi-Meet
Red Hook @ Onteora
Ellenville & Fallsburg @ Chester

2022 S9-D1 WRESTLING TOURNAMENT TICKETS

2022 S9-D1 WRESTLING TOURNAMENT TICKETS

There will be a capacity limit at Monroe Woodbury High School this year.
There will be NO gate list for any school.

Who will be guaranteed entry for free:
Teams arriving by bus: All boys and girls who are entered in the tournament.
Coaching Staffs, managers, and stat people.
Officials, tournament staff, and host school staff.
One Superintendent and Athletic Director per school (who will enter via: Parents Line).

Who will be guaranteed paid entry:
Two spectators per each wrestler who is competing on the day of entry and Each of the D1 Schools Athletic Director and Superintendent. Athletic Directors will receive a list of wrestlers that coaches have entered in the tournament. AD’s/Coaches will produce to Section 9 the names shown on the ID’s of the spectators that wish to come to the event for each wrestler no later than the Thursday morning following the Wednesday seeding meeting. Anyone on this list will not need an online ticket purchase. They will enter the event and go to the “Parent’s Line”.
Upon arrival, they will give the name of the school, and the wrestler’s name that they are with. Once their names are located on the list, they will need to show ID that matches the names given on the list. They will then each pay a $10 entry fee, receive a hand stamp, and be allowed to enter.

Saturday Policy: The same list of names will be used for Saturday, but any wrestler who was eliminated from the tournament Friday night will have their names crossed off the list. Parents of wrestlers still eligible on Saturday will follow the same procedure they did on Friday. (Parents line, Show ID, Pay $10, receive hand stamp for entry). Parents of eliminated wrestlers who want to return on Saturday must follow the on-line ticketing procedure.

All others who wish to attend will need an online ticket purchase for entry.
There will be NO ticket sales at the door to the public.
All ticket sales must be purchased online from GoFan.
A separate link exists for Friday 2/11 and Saturday 2/12 purchases:


Friday purchases use: https://gofan.co/app/events/518794?schoolId=NYSPHSAA9
Saturday purchases use: https://gofan.co/app/events/518842?schoolId=NYSPHSAA9
Tickets for both days go on sale Monday Feb 7 at 8:00 am

There will be a limit of 2 tickets per transaction.
A separate ticket will be needed for Friday and Saturday.
Tickets for each day will be $10 per ticket.
(A $ 1.50 service charge will be added to each ticket).

Once tickets are purchased on-line, they will be emailed to the purchaser’s cell phone. The purchaser (and other member of their party if 2 tickets were purchased) will enter together. When they show their phone, the tickets will be validated, they will be granted entry, and receive a hand stamp. NO SCREENSHOTS of TICKETS are PERMITTED.

Tickets will be sold on-line on a First Come-First Serve basis.
700 tickets will be made available for sale on both Friday and Saturday. Once parents’ tickets have been allocated for sale, the remainder will become available to the general public.


Those who are not able to obtain tickets will have an on-line viewing option.
Friday-Arial camera will all 4 mats on one screen
Saturday-Arial Camera will all 3 mats on one screen, changing to one mat for finals.
Link for free online viewing Friday: https://events.locallive.tv/events/72976
Link for free online viewing Saturday: https://events.locallive.tv/events/72977
Link for NFHS paid viewing: D1 Finals (5:30 pm) *:
Saturday: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/nysphsaasix/gam077c676e3d
Link for NFHS paid viewing: D2 Finals (on Sunday 5:30 pm) *:
Sunday: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/nysphsaasix/game28b200865

*-Finals streaming Fee: $10.99 (Monthly fee that will include the NYS tournament)

Please share this information with anyone you know that would normally want to attend the event, so they have an opportunity to purchase tickets

Final Section 9 Rankings Before Sections!!!

With our Division 1 and Division 2 Section 9 Tournaments less than 2 weeks away, I have decided to squeeze in one final edition of rankings before our wrestlers can settle these arguments on the mat! As always, comments are welcomed below or at sectionixwrestling@gmail.com. Enjoy!

102 – Division 1
1. Luke Satriano – Valley Central, Fr.
2. Cooper Merli – NFA, 8th
3. Joseph Uhrig – Minisink Valley, 7th
4. Marco Futia – Wallkill, 8th
5. Brady Judd – Warwick, Fr.
102 – Division 2
1. Charlie Wylie – Port Jervis, 8th
2. Lorenzo Caserto – Marlboro, 7th

Since our last rankings, Satriano has teched Uhrig, pinned Judd, and majored Section 1 hammer Joseph Tornambe 10-2 in the finals of the Gene Brigham. Tornambe was undefeated going into the match. Merli picked up the title at the King Bison and holds strong at #2. Uhrig lost to Port’s Wylie at the Gene Brigham but then majored her in a dual a few days later. He also went 4-0 with 4 pins at the state duals and he remains our #3 in S9 D1. Futia picked up a head-to-head over Judd so he becomes our new #4 and Judd slides down to #5. Our #1 wrestler here Wylie has separated herself from the pack at 102 D2. As mentioned above she traded wins with Uhrig and she also picked up a nice win at the NYS Duals over Section 4’s Logan Bellis. We are going to keep Caserto at #2 but nipping at his heels is Trent Edwards from Chester who just placed 2nd at the Pearl River tournament.

110 – Division 1
1. Nicholas Weeden – Valley Central, Jr.
2. Wyatt Boice – Minisink Valley, 7th
3. Liam Hayes –Monroe Woodbury, 8th
4. Cooper Grossi – Wallkill, Jr.
5. Joe Sullivan – Minisink Valley, Fr.
110 – Division 2
1. Trevor Tufano – Port Jervis, Sr.
2. Ewen Celestine – Red Hook , Fr.

Weeden and Boice wrestled twice since our last rankings. Boice topped Weeden in sudden victory at the MV vs VC dual meet, but Weeden pinned Boice at the Gene Brigham a week later so we will keep Weeden at #1 and Boice at #2. Hayes dropped a 5-1 decision to Boice at the Kohl but has been solid and remains #3 here followed by Grossi and Sullivan. Sullivan wrestled at 102 for the Gene Brigham so we have to keep our eye on where he lands for sections. Tufano suffered his first loss of the season up at state duals to Duncanson from Tioga but he’s definitely still #1 at 110 D2 in S9. We have a new #2 here though as Ewen Celestine from Red Hook notched a 13-10 win over previous #2 Nick Laskowki from Rondout Valley.

118 – Division 1
1. Sofia Macaluso – Minisink Valley, Sr.
2. Alex Greco – Warwick, Jr.
3. Rocco Futia – Wallkill, Jr.
4. Max Javorsky – Monroe Woodbury, Jr.
5. Jacob Perales – Goshen, So.
118 – Division 2
1. Rian Kirker – Red Hook, Jr.
2. Lucas Ospina – Rondout Valley, Sr.

Macaluso hold the top spot here. She finished 2nd at the Kohl and picked up three wins at the NYS Duals including a pin over a former Section 4 champion. Greco has been unblemished all season other than his loss to Macaluso and he just notched a solid 8-5 win over our #3 wrestler at this weight, Futia from Wallkill. Javorsky placed 3rd at the Kohl and has looked good so he is staying at #4 followed by Perales who did suffer a loss to Denier from Saugerties but that was up at 126 so he doesn’t drop. Kirker stays at the top spot at 118 D2 but we have a new #2 here as Rondout Valley’s Lucas Ospina has dropped to 118. Kirker and Ospina wrestled a few weeks ago and Kirker came out on top 8-6 in sudden victory and Ospina also won the Mahopac tournament. Our former #2 here, Rebecca Brennan from New Paltz, is tough and will definitely be in the hunt for a title.

126 – Division 1
1. Anthony Tresch – Minisink Valley, Fr.
2. Sebastian Vidacovich – Valley Central, Jr.
3. Grant Barczak – Monroe Woodbury, Sr.
4. Jayden Norris – Middletown, Jr.
5. Isaiah Hockx – Saugerties, So.
126 – Division 2
1. Chris Gatto – Highland, Sr.
2. Quintin Herzog – Liberty, Sr.

Since our last rankings Tresh has defeated Vidacovich twice and takes over the #1 spot at 126 D1. The MV freshman topped Vidacovich in OT during a dual meet and then pinned him for 3rd place at the Gene Brigham. MW’s Barczak has dropped to 126 so he is our new #3 here. Middletown’s Jayden Norris beat Saugerties’ Isaiah Hockx so Norris our new #4 and Hockx drops to #5. Petzold from Warwick, Mercado from NFA and Banta from Wallkill will definitely be in the hunt at this very deep weight. Gatto has suffered a few losses to some D1 kids, but he still seems to be the wrestler to beat at 126 D2 so he stays at #1 but we have a new #2 in Quintin Herzog from Liberty. Herzog takes over the #2 spot from Ospina who has dropped down to 118.

132 – Division 1
1. Andrew Marchese – Washingtonville, Sr.
2. Zack McKernan – Minisink Valley, Jr.
3. Richie Degon – Valley Central, So.
4. Michael Accardo – Warwick, So.
5. Jacob Roger – Middletown, So.
132 – Division 2
1. Rocco DeAveiro – Rondout Valley, Sr.
2. Demetrius Massey – Red Hook, Jr.

Marchese is still undefeated and is our clear #1 at 132 D1. The Washingtonville senior recently picked up career win #147 making him the winningest wrestler in school history. McKernan and Degon have wrestled twice since our last rankings. In the first bout Degon pinned McKernan but in the most recent match, McKernan defeated Degon. Tough call here but we’ll go with McKernan at #2 based on other quality wins including a 9-7 win over the top-ranked kid from Section 4 up at the state duals. Barczak dropped down to 126 so Accardo slides up a slot to #4 and Roger from Middletown cracks the board at #5. Segali from NFA will be in the medal hunt here and should not be overlooked. On the D2 side DeAveiro continues to look great and finished 3rd at Mahopac so he stays #1 but we have a new #2 in Demetrius Massey from Red Hook.

138 – Division 1
1. PJ Duke – Minisink Valley, Fr.
2. Jordan Brown – Monroe Woodbury, Jr.
3. Jackson Brady – Goshen, Jr.
4. Michael Tomblinson – Middletown, Sr.
5. Aaron Caoili – Cornwall, Jr.
138 – Division 2
1. Logan Zehr – Highland, Sr.
2. Justin Coiteux – New Paltz, So

PJ Duke is back and it looks like he hasn’t missed a beat! The MV freshman teched 2020 S9 champ Ryan Ross up at 145 is his first match back and then went 4-0 with four first period pins up at the NYS Duals. Jordan Brown is looking great at #2 and just won the Mahopac Tournament with a 16-8 victory over D2 NYS placer Kieran Cullen in the finals. Jackson Brady lost a few matches up at the Phoenix Mid-Winter Classic but is still a solid #3 here followed by Tomblinson from Middletown who is putting together a nice year. Segali is now at 132 so Aaron Caoili from Cornwall cracks the rankings as our new #5! On the D2 side Zehr and Coiteux locked horns again and once again Zehr picked up the win by a 3-1 score. These two are on a crash course for a S9 D2 finals showdown!

145 – Division 1
1. Jackson Merli – NFA, Sr.
2. Luke Greiner – Minisink Valley, So.
3. Dominic Gennaro –Washingtonville, Sr.
4. Theo Ballantine – Cornwall, Sr.
5. George Thomas – Wallkill, Jr.
145 – Division 2
1. Ryan Ross – Port Jervis, So.
2. Quinian Jones – Highland, Fr.

Merli and Greiner are on a path to one of the most anticipated rematches of the year in the S9 finals. Merli won the first bout 8-6 in sudden victory. Since then both wrestlers are performing well. Merli only recent loss was by pin to the top kid from Section 2, Renzo Montalvo who is currently ranked #11 in NYS. Greiner’s only recent loss was a 9-3 decision to Angelo Centrone who is currently ranked #3 in the state. Gennaro continues to wrestle well and stays #3 with one of his wins coming via an OT pin over our #4 here, Theo Ballantine. Theo notched a solid 8-5 win over Thomas who remains #5 in our rankings. If “iron sharpens iron” Ryan Ross will be ready for the post season. Within the past few weeks Ross, who remains our #1 in S9 D2, has losses to Duke (#1 D1), Greiner (HM D1), Emsinger (HM D1), Smith (#3 D2), and Gillings (#4 D2). These losses will only make Ross a tougher wrestler. We have a new #2 here in Quinian Jones from Highland who is only a freshman but is getting better every week!

152 – Division 1
1. Eric Tigue – Minisink Valley, Sr.
2. Tyler Reed – Cornwall, Jr.
3. Erik Nilson – Warwick, Sr.
4. Marco Martini – Wallkill, Jr.
5. Christian Hockx – Saugerties, Jr.
152 – Division 2
1. Cole Cuppett – New Paltz, Jr.
2. Walter Evans – Ellenville, Sr.

No changes in the top-5 in division 1 but there is plenty to report. Tigue has looked awesome! His most impressive result perhaps was up at NYS Duals where he lost a 7-5 decision to Ben Rogers from Wantagh. Tigue, who was beating Rogers for the majority of the match, got caught in a four point move in the third. Rogers is considered one of the favorites to contend for a state title in Albany and Tigue has proved that he also belongs in that conversation. Reed secured his place in the rankings at #2 by post bonus point victories over #3 Nilson, #4 Martini, and #5 Hockx. Nilson posted a major decision win over Martini. On the D2 side Cuppett has also been very impressive. On 1/15 he won the Highland Tournament and avenged his only loss of the season by pinning Corporan from Ketcham and on 1/30 he won the Mahopac Tournament. Evans from Ellenville continues to look good and he’s our #2 at 152 D2.

160 – Division 1
1. Zack Ryder – Minisink Valley, So.
2. George Racz – Minisink Valley, Sr.
3. Anthony Manzi – NFA, Sr.
4. Logan Serafin – Washingtonville, Jr.
5. Jai Barnett – Wallkill,
160 – Division 2
1. Logan Smith – Highland, Sr.
2. Eamon Hill – Onteora, Sr.

At the NYS Duals, MV’s Zack Ryder left no doubt that he is not only the top 160 in Section 9, but he is a heavy favorite to win another state title. In their dual versus Pittsford, Ryder posted an impressive 8-1 win over Nick Sanko, the #2 ranked wrestler in NYS! Ryder’s teammate Racz is putting together a great season! Since our last rankings, Racz is 11-1 with his only loss coming in the finals of the Gene Brigham…to Ryder. Manzi from NFA continues to win and is very solid as our #3. Manzi won the King Bison and beat the top ranked kid from Section 2 in the finals. Serafin has looked very good and stays at #4 but we have a new #5 in Wallkill’s Jai Barnett who recorded a pin over former #5 Mazzella from Warwick. Logan Smith is still our top dog at D1 160 and has looked very strong all year long while Hill from Onteora remains our #2 however has been wrestling up a 189 recently so we need to keep an eye on that.

172 – Division 1
1. Mikey Altomer – Minisink Valley, Sr.
2. Mike Zrelak – Monroe Woodbury, Sr.
3. Myles Gordon – Kingston, Sr.
4. Nick Cavallo – Cornwall, Jr.
5. Johnny Accardo – Warwick, So.
172 – Division 2
1. Nick Dicurcio – Chester, Sr.
2. Akil Williams – Chester, Jr.

Altomer, 19-0 with 16 pins since the Ironman in December, is the top ranked 172-pound wrestler in NYS and is our clear #1 here in Section 9. Zrelak from MW should not be overlooked. He is athletic and strong and just dominated the competition at the Mahopac Tournament. Zrelack also posted an 8-2 win over Gordon from Kingston who is #3 here. Gordon recently defeated former #4 Charles from Middletown 9-5. Charles suffered a few losses and drops to HM but shouldn’t be overlooked. Cavello from Cornwall moves up to #4 and has looked great while our new #5 is Johnny Accardo from Warwick who is improving every week. Chester’s Akil Williams pinned our former D2 #1 at 172 Wyatt Konjas so we have an all Chester 172 this week. DiCurcio slides up to #1 and Williams enters the rankings at #2.

189 – Division 1
1. Andrew Filip – Minisink Valley, Jr.
2. Brayden Pennell – Pine Bush, Jr.
3. Joseph Ponesse – NFA, Jr.
4. Max Winkler – Goshen, Sr.
5. Bryson Tibbs – Middletown, So.
189 – Division 2
1. Ivan Figueroa – Port Jervis, So.
2. Uriel Cazarez Quinto – Chester, Sr.

MV’s Filip suffered his 1st loss of the season – a 6-4 sudden victory loss to Nick Smith from Pittsford who, like Filip, is considered one of the best 189-pounders in the state. Filip also defeated Winkler 8-2 in the Gene Brigham finals and remains our #1 here. Pennell will definitely push Filip. The PB junior lost 8-6 in the finals of Mahopac to Blanchard from Section 2. Filip narrowly defeated Blanchard 7-5 up at the Schenectady Tournament. Ponesse took 2nd at the Bison and will definitely contend here as will Winkler who is having a great year! Tibbs is also going to be in the hunt at 189. His only recent losses have been to #2 Pennell and to Calahan up at 215. On the D2 side, Figueroa has struggled recently however all of his losses have been to D1 kids or wrestlers from other sections, so he stays at #1 at 189 D2. Uriel Cazarez Quint stays at #2 but we really need to see where Hill from Onteora ends up going for sections!

215 – Division 1
1. Ethan Gallo – Minisink Valley, Jr.
2. Justin Callahan – Washingtonville, Sr.
3. Jake McVey – Washingtonville, Sr.
4. Gavin Furst – Cornwall, Jr.
5. Louis DelBianco – Beacon, Sr.
215 – Division 2
1. Teddy Szymanski – Chester, Sr.
2. Matthew Oosterom – Port Jervis, So.

Gallo is now the only undefeated wrestler on the MV team, and he has been mowing through the competition. He went 4-0 up at NYS Duals with four first period pins including a victory over Santowski from Section 5 who is considered one of the top wrestlers at 215 in the state. Callahan is very solid at #2. He won the Highland Tournament, and his only recent loss was at 285 to Valenzano from Cornwall. Callahan’s teammate, Justin McVey notched a win over Furst from Cornwall so he’s our new #3 followed by Furst and then DelBianco from Beacon. No changes at 215 in Division 2. Szymanski’s only recent loss was at 285 to D1 hammer Monchery while Oosterom’s only losses since our last ranking were to Gene Brigham finalists Gallo and Green from Section 11.

285 – Division 1
1. Stephan Monchery – Middletown, So.
2. Dominick Siracusa – Goshen, Jr.
3. Nick Valenzano – Cornwall, Sr.
4. Aiden DeEntremont – Goshen, Jr.
5. Aiden Gove – Minisink Valley, Jr.
285 – Division 2
1. Logan Ormond – New Paltz, Jr.
2. Alex Bollin – Rondout Valley, Sr.

Stephan Monchery from Middletown is undefeated and he has pinned every opponent this season. Only two kids have made it out of the 1st period. He’s our clear #1 here. Siracusa made it to the finals of the Gene Brigham before
falling to the top-ranked D1 heavyweight in the state. He also lost in the finals of the Phoenix tournament to the top-ranked D2 wrestler in the state. Iron sharpens iron so Dom stays at #2. Our #3 is Valenzano from Cornwall is having a great season and should lock horns with Siracusa this week. Siracusa’s teammate Aiden DeEntremont pinned Gove at the Gene Brigham and takes over the #4 spot dropping Gove to #5. Gove is getting more mat time and is starting to show great improvement. He lost 8-6 in sudden victory to Bobby Foltz from Pittsford who is a state ranked wrestler. New Paltz junior Logan Ormond continues to impress and he remains #1 at D2 285 followed by our new #2 Alex Bollin from Rondout Valley who defeated previous #2 Daniels from Red Hook.

Minisink Valley Dominant in Winning NYS Duals Championship

Minisink Valley – 2022 NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Champions

With their absolutely dominating performance at the NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Championship tournament on Saturday, Minisink Valley left no doubt about who is the best wrestling team in New York. The Warriors have now won this tournament twice in a row (no tournament last year due to COVID). Minisink Valley went 2-0 in their pool then smothered their opponents in both the semifinals and finals! Let’s take a look at the match-by-match results for each dual meet in the Warriors march towards NYS supremacy!

Pool – Round 1: Minisink Valley 66 Horseheads 6
102: Joseph Uhrig (Minisink) over Joel Scibek (Horseheads) Fall 0:52
110: Wyatt Boice (Minisink) over Brian Park (Horseheads) Fall 1:45
118: Sofia Macaluso (Minisink) over R. Massengale (Horseheads) Fall 1:19
126: Anthony Tresch (Minisink) over Cody Dale (Horseheads) Maj 13-0
132: Zackary McKernan (Minisink) over Cael Owen (Horseheads) Dec 9-7
138: PJ Duke (Minisink) over Zachary Evans (Horseheads) Fall 0:52
145: Luke Greiner (Minisink) over William Lotocky (Horseheads) TF 16-1
152: Eric Tigue (Minisink) over Liam Levantovich (Horseheads) Fall 2:29
160: Zackary Ryder (Minisink) over Luis Bohan (Horseheads) Fall 0:26
172: Mike Altomer (Minisink) over B. Massengale (Horseheads) Fall 0:31
189: Andrew Filip (Minisink) over Hunter Lavigne (Horseheads) Fall 1:54
215: Ethan Gallo (Minisink) over Jacob Bennett (Horseheads) Fall 0:36
285: Gannon Johnston (Horseheads) over Aiden Gove (Minisink) Fall 0:33

Match Notes:
At 118, Sofia Macaluso pinned Ryan Massengale who was the Section 4 champion at 99 pounds in 2020! Tresch had a nice win over Dale who is ranked #2 in Section 4 and McKernan knocked off Cael Owen, the top ranked kid in Section 4!

Pool – Round 2: bye

Pool – Round 3: Minisink Valley 50 Pittsford 12
126: Anthony Tresch (Minisink) over Scott Karpovich (Pittsford) Fall 3:46
132: Zackary McKernan (Minisink) over Evan Smith (Pittsford) Dec 7-1
138: PJ Duke (Minisink) over Ignat Fomin (Pittsford) Fall 1:32
145: Luke Greiner (Minisink) over Samuel Renica (Pittsford) Maj 12-2
152: Eric Tigue (Minisink) over Ryan Sanko (Pittsford) Maj 17-5
160: Zackary Ryder (Minisink) over Nick Sanko (Pittsford) Dec 8-1
172: George Racz (Minisink) over James Cook (Pittsford) Fall 0:55
189: Nicholas Smith (Pittsford) over Andrew Filip (Minisink) SV-1 6-4
215: Ethan Gallo (Minisink) over John Santowski (Pittsford) Fall 1:50
285: Bobby Foltz (Pittsford) over Aiden Gove (Minisink) SV-1 8-6
102: Joseph Uhrig (Minisink) over Mason Brown (Pittsford) Fall 1:59
110: Zach Gerby (Pittsford) over Wyatt Boice (Minisink) Fall 5:41
118: Sofia Macaluso (Minisink) over Jackson Ciocca (Pittsford) Fall 3:30

Match Notes:
In a battle between the two top-ranked 160 pounders in NYS, Ryder left little doubt of who is favored to win a state title next month in Albany with a controlling 8-1 win over Sanko. Gallo continues to march toward his first state title with a wbf over Santowski who is currently ranked #5 in NYS! Filip drops a close one in a battle of top-10 ranked NYS 189-pound wrestlers. Gove wrestled well against Foltz who is currently ranked #10 in NYS. Boice was winning his match against Zerby when he fell victim to a defensive pin.

Semifinals: Minisink Valley 55 Starpoint 7
102 Joseph Uhrig (Minisink) over Kole Haseley (Starpoint) Maj 12-2
110 James Leuer Jr. (Starpoint) over Wyatt Boice (Minisink) Maj 9-1
118 S. Macaluso (Minisink) over C. Freundschuh (Starpoint) Fall 0:24
126 A. Tresch (Minisink) over Christopher Uptegrove (Starpoint) Dec 8-4
132 G. LaPlante (Starpoint) over Zackary McKernan (Minisink) Dec 8-2
138 PJ Duke (Minisink) over Zach Caldwell (Starpoint) Fall 1:13
145 Luke Greiner (Minisink) over Gage LaPlante (Starpoint) Dec 3-1
152 Eric Tigue (Minisink) over Peyton Lyness (Starpoint) Fall 1:35
160 George Racz (Minisink) over Keith Coleman (Starpoint) Fall 0:46
172 Zackary Ryder (Minisink) over Landon Grainy (Starpoint) Fall 0:20
189 Andrew Filip (Minisink) over Thomas Browne (Starpoint) Fall 3:40
215 Ethan Gallo (Minisink) over Matt Caldwell (Starpoint) Fall 1:24
285 Aiden Gove (Minisink) over Jeremiah Verstreate (Starpoint) Dec 3-1

Match Notes:
Boice and McKernan both battled hard against kids who are ranked in the top 15 in NYS. Leuer is sitting at #9 at 110 while Griffith LaPlante is ranked 13th at 126. Greiner picks up a nice win over Gage LaPlante who is currently HM in NYS at 145.

Championship Finals: Minisink Valley 49 Wantagh 13
138 PJ Duke (Minisink) over Andrew Montagano (Wantagh) Fall 0:34
145 Luke Greiner (Minisink) over Jesse Vanorden (Wantagh) Dec 6-4
152 Ben Rogers (Wantagh) over Eric Tigue (Minisink Valley) Dec 7-5
160 George Racz (Minisink) over Daniel Pettinato (Wantagh) Maj 10-1
172 Zackary Ryder (Minisink) over Luke Janosko (Wantagh) Fall 0:15
189 Andrew Filip (Minisink) over Noah Corwin (Wantagh) Fall 1:07
215 Ethan Gallo (Minisink) over William Balitsos (Wantagh) Fall 0:42
285 Aiden Gove (Minisink) over Richie Benkovic (Wantagh) Fall 1:17
102 Joseph Uhrig (Minisink) over Darren Santucci (Wantagh) Fall 1:26
110 Anthony Clem (Wantagh) over Wyatt Boice (Minisink) Dec 7-2
118 Joseph Clem (Wantagh) over Sofia Macaluso (Minisink) Maj 13-0
126 Ryan Arbeit (Wantagh) over Anthony Tresch (Minisink) TB-1 6-5
132 Zackary McKernan (Minisink) fft

Match Notes:
Nationally ranked PJ Duke returned to action for the Warriors this week. He notched a tech fall against 2X S9 champ Ryan Ross in a dual on Tuesday against Port Jervis and totally dominated all four of his opponents at the NYS Duals! Welcome back PJ! Greiner picked up a huge win over NYS HM Van Orden – this match set the tone for the rest on the dual! Tigue versus Rogers was a war! Rogers is currently ranked #2 in NYS. Tigue was winning for most of the match and has proven that he is as good as any wrestler in NYS at 152! Racz steps up with another big win for the Warriors! Filip picks up a pin over a top 15 NYS opponent! Joseph Urig went 4-0 with 4 pins for the Warriors! Boice and Sofia Mac both battle tough in losses to the Clem brothers. Tresch vs Arbeit was a great match – would love to see a rematch!

Congratulations Minisink Valley
2022 NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Champions