Defeat NJ All-Star Team 27-23 at Charity Event!!!
Team New York pulled of a shocker on Sunday at the NY-NJ Charity Challenge by defeating a decidedly better credentialed team from NJ by the score of 27-23. Make no mistake about it, although this was first and foremost a charity event, no punches were being pulled…..both teams wanted the “W” and they wrestled accordingly. The match was decided at the 285 pound weight class in dramatic fashion when Cole Lampman from Shenendehowa defeated his NJ foe in overtime.
Team New Jersey, wrestling on behalf of the Adam Frey Foundation, put together a roster which included 9 state champs, 5 state runner-ups, and one 4X youth champion. The New York squad, wrestling for Pinning Down Autism, had only 5 state champs, 3 runner-ups, 3 third-place finishers, and 4 forth-place finishers….and keep in mind that NY has a two-division system while NJ does not!!!
In a few other marquee match-ups… At 132 Nick Kelley (3rd in NY D1) defeated NJ state champ Scott Delvecchio…Dylan Palacio (NY) pinned undefeated NJ state champ Ramiaah Bethea …. NY D2 state champ Zack Zupan upended 2X defending NJ state champ Ryan Harrington (his first loss in 84 matches)!!! Congratulations should be extended to all of the wrestlers who competed. It was an absolutely incredible event and it’s only going to get better!
99: Jay Rodriguez (NY) dec. Kyle Bierdumpfel (NJ), 11-7; NY 3 NJ 0
106: Nick Piccininni (NY) dec. Carl Buttitta (NJ), 7-4, NY 6 NJ 0
113: Brendan Calas (NJ) dec. Patrick Skinner (NY), 5-0 NY 6 NJ 3
120: Sean McCabe (NY) dec. Mike Magaldo (NJ), 4-2 NY 9 NJ 3
126: Maverick Passero (NY) dec. Gary Dinmore (NJ), 3-1 NY 12 NJ 3
132: Nick Kelley (NY) dec. Scott Delvecchio (NJ), 5-1 NY 15 NJ 3
138: BJ Clagon (NJ) dec. Anthony Finnochiaro (NY), 8-4 NY 15 NJ 6
145: Lenny Richardson (NJ) dec. Mike Caputo (NY), 9-4 NY 15 NJ 9
152: Dylan Palacio (NY) pin Ramiaah Bethea (NJ), 5:12 NY 21 NJ 9
160: Johnny Sebastian (NJ) dec. Rrok Ndokaj (NY), 6-3 NY 21 NJ 12
170: Zack Zupan (NY) dec. Ryan Harrington (NJ), 6-5 NY 24 NJ 12
182: Dallas Winston (NJ) maj. dec. Jacob Berkowitz (NY), 10-2 NY 24 Nj 16
195: Eric McMullen (NJ) maj. dec. Reggie Williams (NY), 14-2 NY 24 NJ 20
220: Lex Knapp (NJ) dec. Patryk Kopczynski (NY), 1-0 NY 24 NJ 23
285: Cole Lampman (NY) dec. Jermaine Eleumenor (NJ), 2-1 (3 ot) NY 27 NJ 23