MV Graduate Biddle Named Team Captain of D1 Bloomsburg

2007 Minisink Valley graduate Jeremiah Biddle has been named one of the team captains for Division 1 Bloomsburg University.  Biddle was named captain along with Frank Hickman, Zac Walsh, and Mike Dessino.  Bloomsburg Head Coach John Stutzman said of his selections, “With each of these individuals I feel they will lead us in a very positive way.  They all have a great work ethic and they represent BU wrestling on and off the mat with great pride. Their attitude and work ethic are contagious and we look forward to the up coming year!” Congratulations Jeremiah! You’ve made Section 9 proud!

Section 9 Duals Schedule

2011-12 Section IX Dual Meet Championships

Day #1 @ Pine Bush HS:
Round #1:
1 – Warwick Valley (bye)
Valley Central vs Cornwall (5:00pm, Mat #1)
Newburgh Free Academy vs Washingtonville (5:00pm, Mat #2)
4 – Pine Bush (bye)

Day #1 @ Middletown HS:
Round #1:
3 – Minisink Valley (bye)
Middletown vs Port Jervis (5:00pm, Mat #1)
Saugerties vs Kingston (5:00pm, Mat #2)
2 – Monroe Woodbury (bye)

Day #1 @ Pine Bush:
Round #2:
1 – Warwick Valley vs Valley Central/Cornwall winner (6:30pm, Mat 1)
4 – Pine Bush vs Newburgh Free Academy/Washingtonville winner (6:30pm, Mat #2)

Day #1 @ Middletown:
Round #2:
3 – Minisink Valley vs Middletown/Port Jervis winner (6:30pm, Mat #1)
2 – Monroe Woodbury vs Saugerties/Kingston winner (6:30pm, Mat #2)

Army Black/Gold Match

On Friday October 21, the Army wrestling team hosted their annual Black/Gold Match.   The event serves both as a “kick-off” for another exciting season of Army wrestling, and also as a wrestle-off to help determine this year’s  starting lineup.  The Gold team won this year’s match by a score of 20-13. Of local interest, Saugerties graduate Derek Stanley defeated his opponent by a score of 4-3 and will begin the season as the starting 184 pound wrestler for the Army Black Knights! Congratulations and good luck to Derek and the rest of his teammates!  Go Army!

Gold 20, Black 13

125: David White (G) dec. Hunter Wood, 3-2
133: Jordan Thome (G) dec. Charlie Costanzo, 1-0
141: Connor Hanafee (G) dec. John Belanger, 5-1
149: Daniel Young (B) maj. dec. Ryan Bilyeu, 14-6
157: Jimmy Rafferty (B) dec. Paul Hancock, 8-3
165: Alex Smith (B) dec. Cole Gracey, 8-3
174: Collin Wittmeyer (G) maj. dec. Ryan Tompkins, 12-3
184: Derek Stanley (G) dec. Will Brown, 4-3
197: Daniel Mills (G) maj. dec. Phil Steinberg, 13-4
285: Stephen Snyder (B) dec. Christian Botero, 4-2

***** What do Charlie Costanzo, Conner Hanafee, John Belanger, Alex Smith, Ryan Tompkins, Derek Stanley, and Daniel Mills all have in common????  While in
high school, all of these young men competed in The Eastern States Wrestling
Classic!  Great job by the Friend of Section 9 Wrestling for creating and running such a high-caliber wrestling tournament right here in Section 9! *****