Section 9 was very well represented in what proved to be an extremely competitive and evenly matched Mid Hudson Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday. In the team race, Cornwall finished second to host Arlington. Other Section 9 teams that finished in the top ten included NFA (5th), Valley Central (6th), and Rondout Valley (9th). Kingston, Red Hook, Highland, and Pine Bush also had wrestlers compete in the tournament. Four Section 9 wrestlers, two from Cornwall and two from Kingston, took home individual titles.
Cornwall’s TJ Kreider capped off a dominating tournament by defeating NFA’s Sean Foshini for the crown at 113 pounds. Kreider pinned Valley Central’s Hussain Hasan at the 5:50 mark in their semifinal match-up. Hasan defeated teammate Jimmy Clark, who only lost 8-6 OT to Foshini in the semis, to finish 3rd. The Green Dragon’s other individual title came at 132 pounds where Luke Roth defeated Ketcham’s Mike Morabito via injury default. Roth began Wednesday in impressive fashion by defeating Rondout Valley’s Colin Dimler by a 8-2 margin. He then went on to beat Rob Rosenberg of Hewlett (Section 8, Long Island) by a score of 6 to 3. Dimler wrestled back well to take 5th place.
Kingston’s Deon Edmond navigated his way through an extremely tough 195 lb. weight class to take home first place honors. After pinning Valley Central’s Krajl Haxhaj in the first round, Edmond defeated Arlington’s Matt Day 3-0 in the semis and Beacon’s Deondre Pierce 5-4 in the finals. Seth Stauble gave Kingston their second individual title when he pinned Yorktown’s David Varian at the 4:56 mark of the 285 pound final. Varian reached the final by squeaking out a victory over NFA’s Terrance Cheeks 2-1 in 2OT. Stauble pinned his way through the bracket by also securing falls over Will Brammer of Red Hook and Vinny Guiel of West Springfield. Cheeks finished 4th for the tournament.
All Top-4 Section 9 Placewinners including head-to-head S9 match notes:
99 – Chris Cuccolo (Pine Bush, 2nd) Andy Rivera (NFA, 4th)… Cuccolo beat Rivera 2-1 in semis
106 – Austin Ingraham (Highland, 3rd) Johnny Bastone (NFA, 4th)…Ingraham beat Bastone 3-2
113 – TJ Kreider (Cornwall, 1st) Sean Foshini (NFA, 2nd) Hussain Hasan (VC, 3rd) Jimmy Clark (VC, 4th)
120 – John Hodes (Rondout Valley, 2nd)
126 – John Derham (NFA, 3rd)
132 – Luke Roth (Cornwall, 1st)
138 – none
145 – Ian Morse (Rondout Valley, 2nd) Ricky Treu (Red Hook, 3rd) Tyler Carlyon (NFA, 4th)
Morse mdec Treu 11-0….Treu dec Carlyon 8-2
152 – Paul Sommer (Rondout Valley, 2nd)
160 – Luke Zsido (Cornwall, 3rd)
170 – Kyle McGuire (NFA, 2nd) Ryan Gagnon (Cornwall, 4th)… McGuire dec Gagnon 6-1 in semis
182 – Bilal Hasan (Valley Central, 2nd)
195 – Deon Edmond (Kingston, 1st) Andrew Giese (Cornwall, 4th)
220 – Ben Zitz (Red Hook, 4th)
285 – Seth Stauble (Kingston, 1st) Terrance Cheeks (NFA, 4th)
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Day 1 Pools Day 2 Brackets