Weekend Tournament Updates

Kohl Tournament at Suffern (MW, PJ) is now scheduled for Sunday 9:30 AM start.

Gene Brigham Memorial Tournament at Minisink Valley (MV, RV, Middletown, Onteora, Goshen, and Wallkill) is now scheduled for Sunday 9:00 AM start.

Edmont Tournament (Monticello, Tuxedo) is now scheduled for Sunday.

Lansingburgh Tournament (NFA) is still on for Sat./Sun.

Regional Youth Tournaments

I have been getting several requests for information about Youth Wrestling Tournaments.  Unfortunately, there does not seem to be too many local events schedued.  What I’ve decided to do, however, is provide some information about tournaments that are within a few hours of Section 9.  Hopefully, in time, we will see an increase in local youth tournaments.  For the time being, you may want to consider entering your future Section 9 wrestlers in tournaments in Section 1 (Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties), NJ, PA, Long Island, Sections 3 and 4 (Central NY), and Section 2 (Albany area).  I hope this is of some help to those of you who are interested, and please do not hesitate in sending me any additional information regarding youth wrestling.

Section 9:  Josh Allen Youth Tournament @ MV   January 28, 2012
                      Section 9 Youth Championships @ MW February 12, 2012

Section 1:  (Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and Westchester Counties)
                    Pleasantville Youth Tourney @ Pleasantville HS  Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012       
                   Beacon Youth Tourney @ Beacon HS   January 28, 2012 
                   2012 NYS Championships @ Bay Shore HS   March 3-4, 2012
                   Ossining Youth Tourney @ Ossining HS   March 10, 2012
                   Carmel Youth Tourney @ Carmel HS    March 17, 2012
                   Brewster Youth Tourney @ Brewster HS   March 24, 2012 
                   Askren Scramble Tournament @ Somers Fitness   March 31, 2012
          ** Click here to register for any of the Section 1 Youth Tournaments**

Long Island:     Bethpage Youth Tournament    January 25, 2012
                               Richie Anderson Youth and Middle School Tournament      March 3, 2012
                               Brentwood Kids Tournament    March 3, 2012

Section 2 (Albany):  Pop and Flo Mini-Men Nationals   April 28 & 29, 2012
                                          Pop and Flo National Duals (team tournament) May 19 & 20, 2012

Sections 3 & 4Central New York Youth Wrestling Schedule

          Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling website                New Jersey Youth Wrestling website

Section 9 Refs Selected to Work State Tournament!

Congratulations to Section 9 referees Wayne Carroll, Greg Tavano, and Gunnar DeJong.  All three of these veteran officials have been selected to work the New York State Wrestling Championship Tournament in February.  Jeff Traver, who works both Section 1 and Section 9 matches, has been selected to work the state tournament as well.  Traver, however, will be representing Section 1.  Congratulations and good luck to all four of these outstanding officials!

New Team State Rankings; MW, Warwick, and MV in Top 20!

Glen Irving of the New York State Sports Writers Association has released his new team state rankings.  Monroe Woodbury (13), Warwick (14), and Minisink Valley (18) are all ranked in the top 20 for the Division 1 (large) schools.  Congratulations to all three programs…great job and keep it up!!!  Click below for a link to the complete list.

                                                   

Wednesday’s Results

Minisink Valley 42 Cornwall 23          Monroe Woodbury 40 Middletown 37
Warwick 60 Valley Central 12             Washingtonville 63 Goshen 24
Eldred-Fallsburg 41 TriValley 32       Ellenville 48 TriValley 26  
Ellenville 39 Eld/Falls 36                    Red Hook 48 Liberty 12   
Red Hook 42 Tuxedo 18                      Rondout Valley 41 Highland 39  
Onteora 63 Chester 12                         Onteora 69 Burke Catholic 12
Saugerties 66 Wallkill 15                     Rondout Valley 39 New Paltz 27

Section 9 Grads Zitone and Barber finish 1st and 2nd at Will Abele Invitational

 

Vinny Barber 2010 Highland

Congratulations to Port Jervis graduate Joe Zitone and Highland graduate Vinny Barberfor finshing 1st and 2nd, respectively, at the Will Abele Invitational hosted by Ursinus.  The two heaveyweight grapplers never actually wrestled as Barber had to medically forfeit out of tournament due to an injury sustained during his semifinal victory.  Click here for complete brackets.  Great job guys! 

Section 9 Rankings # 7; Busy Week Ahead Could Shake Things Up!

The Eastern States Classic has come and gone and our sectional tournaments are less than a month away.  Now is the time when Section 9 wrestlers are making their final preparations for the big prize….a ticket to the New York State Wrestling Championships. 

Before we look at the new rankings, let’s take a look at some of the potential match-ups for the week ahead.  Who knows, we may see some of these matches again in February???     This Week’s Section 9 Wrestling Schedule

Wednesday:  Middletown @ Monroe…Brown vs. Murphy, Jackson vs. Baum
                        Cornwall @ Minisink…Sweeney vs. Raccioppi, Kreider vs. Rambrose
Friday:  Kingston @ Monroe Woodbury…Edmond vs. Kelley
               Cornwall @ Port Jervis….Sweeney vs. Booth

Section 9 Rankings # 7

           99                            106                               113                               120                              126
1. Daly – MV             1. Stramiello – PB          1. Kreider – Corn          1. Corradino – War        1. Murphy – MW
2. Cuccolo – PB        2. Raccioppi – MV         2. Rambrose – MV       2. Hodes – RV                2. Brown – Midd
3. Vespa – MW        3.  Smoot – MW              3. Baum – MW              3. Mongiello – Wash    3. Derham – NFA
4. Rivera – NFA      4. Ingraham – High        4. Andreakis – Wash    4. Johnson – Corn        4. Gomez – Mont

          132                          138                               145                                152                               160
1. Roth – Corn          1. Connolly – War      1. Wierzbicki – War        1. Bedross – War           1. Sause – PB
2. Dimler – RV         2. Muller – PJ             2. Sauschuck – PJ          2. Weston – PB             2. DeCarlo – PJ
3. Robles – PB          3. Morse – RV             3. Voelker – MW            3. Sommer – RV           3. Milano – MW
4. Circelli – MW       4. Milisci – Wash       4. Fennell – MV              4. Edwards – PJ           4. Weigel – Ont

        170                            182                               195                                  220                             285
1. Casey – Wash        1. Sannella – MV       1. Edmond – King           1. Gorelov – War          1. Stanley – Saug
2. Nelson – Midd      2. Hasan – VC           2. Kelly – MW                  2. Corcoran – Eld/Fall    2. Stauble – King
3. Mayo – MV            3. Sakac – War          3. Leavell – War              3. Winters – Wall         3. Cheeks – NFA
4. McGuire – NFA    4. Seth – MW             4. Giese – Corn                4. Vasco – MW             4. Smith – Midd

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Individual State Rankings #3

                                         New York State Combined Individual Rankings # 3
                                                                      January 16, 2012   
                           
                        99                                                             106                                                        113
1. Kyle Kelly Chenango Forks – 4        1. Nick Piccininni Ward Melville – 11    1. Mark Raghunandan LB – 11
2. Jose Rodriguez Wantagh – 8           2. Anthony Orefice Lockport – 6            2. Dylan Realbuto Somers – 1
3. Jonathan Haas Spencerport – 5      3. Eric Orellana Brentwood – 11             3. Pat Skinner Kellenberg – C
4. Nick Barberia New Rochelle – 1      4. Justin Cooksey MacArthur – 8          4. Corey Jamison Hunt. – 11
5. Bryan Lantry Wayne – 5                    5. Simon Greebel Hewlett – 8                5. Brandon Lapi Amsterdam – 2
6. Gerard Daly Minisink Valley – 9     6. Mike Parise Brewster – 1                     6. William Koll Lansing – 4
7. Steve Sewkumar Long Beach – 8     7. Lucas Malmberg Marathon – 4          7. Jacob Green Ch. Forks – 4
8. Joe Calderone Walt Whitman – 11  8. Freddy Dunau St. Anthony’s – C        8. Austin Keough Warsaw – 5

                      120                                                      126                                                                 132
1. Tristan Rifanburg Norwich – 4     1. Sam Speno Fox Lane – 1                      1. Nick Kelley Shenendehowa – 2
2. Sam Recco Lyndonville – 5           2. Maverick Passaro Eastport SM  11  2. Jamel Hudson  St. Anthony’s – C
3. TJ Fabian Shoreham WR – 11      3. Nick Tighe  Phoenix – 3                       3. Nick Mauriello Hauppauge – 11
4. Mark West Hauppauge – 11          4. Dylan Caruana Kenmore West – 6    4. Tom Page Eden – 6
5. Sean McCabe Connetquot – 11     5. Al Dierna Webster Schroeder – 5       5. Tom Dutton Rocky Roint – 11
6. Matt Leshinger Sayville – 11         6. Corey Dake Lansing – 4                       6. Joey Gates Connetquot – 11
7. Chris Araoz Wantagh – 8              7. Justin Seim Hackley – Prep                 7. Jacob Goddeua Peru -7
8. Rocco Russo Frontier – 6             8. Noah Valastro Husdon Falls – 2         8. Wes Blanding Chitt. – 3    

                  138                                                        145                                                                152
1. Quinton Murphy – Holley – 5           1. James Kloc Iroquois – 6                   1. Dylan Palacio Long Beach – 8
2. James Dekrone John Glenn – 11
     2. Dale White John Jay EF – 1            2. Brian Realbuto Somers – 1
3. Sam Schwartzapfel Haup. – 11        3. Tyler Button Phoenix – 11                3. Derek Pfluger Sandy Creek – 3
4. Malik Rasheed Longwood -11         4. Evan Wallace Columbia – 2            4. Tristan Hamner Medina – 6
5. Anthony Finocchiaro Canast. -3     5. Mike Caputo North Rockland – 1  5. John Keck Shoreham WR – 11
6. Jake Srednicki Mahopac – 1             6. Corey Rasheed Longwood – 11      6. Steven Maier Specerport – 5
7. Alexis Blanco Brentwood – 11          7. Harley Kusse Web. Sch. – 5            7. Nick Hall Longwood – 11
8. Shane Connolly Warwick – 9          8. Nate Silverthorn Gen. Brown -3    8. Ben Haas Salamanca – 6

                 160                                                               170                                                      182
 1. Chris Nevinger Letchworth – 5       1. Zack Zupan Canastota – 3                1. Tony Lock Pioneer – 6
2. Frank Affronti  Wayne – 5                2. Nick Mitchell Frewsburg – 6           2. McZiggy Richards Wingate – P
3. Aaron Dudley Hudson Falls – 2      3. Burke Paddock Warsaw – 5             3. Tim Schaefer Warsaw – 5
4. Tyler Grimaldi HHHW – 11             4. Troy Seymour Peru – 7                      4. Jacob Berkowitz  Scarsdale – 1
5. Matt Pasqualani Fox Lane – 1         5. Dan Spurgeon Plainedge – 8             5. Keegan Cerwinski Greene – 4
6. Connor Sutton LaSalle – 2               6. Joe Piccolo HHHW – 11                     6. Matt Lashway Queensbury – 2
7. Joe Cataldo MacArthur – 8              7. Dylan Seybolt Longwood – 11           7. Andrew Jones Plainedge – 8
8. Mike Beckwith Greene – 4               8. Marcus Dwaileebe Olean – 6            8. Alex Wedel Wantagh – 8

                 195                                                            220                                                             285
1. Tony Fusco Shenendehowa – 2       1. Kyle Stanton Greene – 4                  1. Kacee Sauer Holly – 5
2. Austyn Hayes Phoenix – 3               2. Nick Lupi – Huntington – 11           2. Ethan Stanley Saugerties – 9
3. Reggie Williams John. City – 4       3. Derrick Dalton Indian River – 3    3. Cole Lampmann Shen. – 2
4. Zack Deikel Whitehall – 2                4. Josh Lackey Fairport – 5                4. El Shaddai Gilmore VanHoesen Col. – 2
5. Jesse Kozub Brockport – 5               5. Dom Devita Somers – 1                   5. Sean Barry Hen. Hudson – 1
6. John Nickerson Maple Grove – 6   6. Andrew Cole Uniondale – 8           6. Evan Kappatos Syosset – 8
7. Deon Edmond Kingston – 9             7. Max Antone Niagara Wh. – 6        7. Brandon Lanthrop Ken. West  6
8. Mike Spinelli Mahopac – 1               8. Pat Kopczynski Brook. Tech. – P  8. James Merritt Owego – 4 

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Sem Dominates ESC…Seven S9 Wrestlers Place Top 8!

Wyoming Seminary made their Eastern States Classic debut in style!  The prep school from northeastern PA crowned five champions and outscored runner-up Shenendehowa by 89 points.  Quite simply, they were dominating.  They brought 13 wrestlers to the tournament…12 of them placed in the top eight.  No other team placed more than 5!

Seven Section 9 wrestlers stepped on the podium led by Ethan Stanley’s third place finish.  The Saugerties heavyweight’s only loss was 1-0 decision (illegal clasp) in the semifinals to eventual champion Michael Johnson of Wyoming Seminary.   Other local wrestlers who placed were Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley, 6th @ 99), Michael Raccioppi (Minisink Valley, 7th @ 106), TJ Kreider (Cornwall, 8th @ 113), Bret Sauschuck (Port Jervis, 7th @ 145), Jesse Corcoran (Eldred/Fallsburg, 8th @ 220), and Seth Stauble (Kingston, 7th @ 285).

                                        2012 Eastern States Classic Final Brackets