Barczak, Elfstrum, and Ellefsen All-Americans at NHSCA High School Nationals; Nick Fea Takes Home Middle School Title…Match-by-Match Results Below

Match By Match Results For All Section 9 Entries

Freshman Division
126 – Nicolas Albornoz (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 64: Fisk (MD) maj dec Albornoz 9-0
Consie Rd. 64: Albornoz dec Eldridge (MD) 4-0
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Albornoz wbf Vencil (OH) 2:14
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Mondore (NY) dec Albornoz 5-3 … Nick is out
126 – Nick Curreri (Eldred)
Rd. 64: Curreri wbf McCloskey (OH) 6:00
Rd. 32: Miller (PA) wbf Curreri :34
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Houri (CA) maj. dec Curreri 8-0.. Nick is out

Sophomore Division
106 – Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury)
Rd. 128: Earl dec Mills (NC) 10-4
Rd. 64: King (NJ) wbf Earl 3:40
Consie Rd. 64: Beal (OH) dec Earl 8-5…Dylan is out
120 – Connor Greiner (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 128: Ryan Moore (KY) maj dec Connor Greiner 16-4
Consie Rd. 64: Greiner maj dec Banks (NY) 9-0
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Greiner wbf Kephart (MD) 1:21
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Greiner maj dec Lorea (WV) 10-0
Consie Rd. 16 #1: Greiner tech fall Powell (GA) 16-0
Consie Rd. 16 #2: Salas (PA) wbf Greiner 1:40… Connor is out
132 – Dom Vetrano (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 64: Dambrosio (SC) dec Vetrano 7-5
Consie Rd. 64: Vetrano dec Johnson (VA) 8-1
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Vetrano maj dec MacCarthy (NJ) 15-5
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Gottschalk (OH) dec Vetrano 5-1 … Dom is out
132 – Vinny Vetrano (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 128: Vetrano dec Fazenbaker (WV) 9-2
Rd. 64: Vetrano maj McDuffy (MD) 14-0
Rd. 32: Montez (NV) dec Vetrano 5-3 sv
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Pumphrey (WV) maj dec Vetrano 14-3… Vinny is out
145 – Timmy Ganuncio (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 64: Bradley (CA) dec Ganuncio 9-2
Consie Rd 32 #1: Dipietro (OH) dec Ganuncio 5-0… Timmy is out
145 – Dillon Ross (Onteora)
Rd. 64: DeJames (GA) dec Ross 3-0
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Ross dec Jost (VA) 5-0
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Feight (VA) dec Ross 3-0 … Dillon is out
152 – Tristen Schiafo (Red Hook)
Rd. 64: Bushfield (MT) wbf Schiafo 1:46
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Schiafo wbf Piovesan (MD) :55
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Bauer (MD) dec Schiafo 6-4 … Tristen is out
182 – Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 64: Molinar (TX) wbf Yanis 4:50
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Lightner (NJ) dec Yanis 4-2 … Joey is out
285 – Andrew Fenner (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 16:Hayford (VT) dec  Fenner 9-7
Consie Rd. 16 #2: Scott (NC) wbf Fenner 3:37 …Andrew is out

Junior Division
113 – Tyler Lynch (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 64: Tyler Lynch wbf Shapiro (MA) 1:15
Rd. 32: Perceley (NJ) dec Lynch 5-3
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Frazier (AL) dec Lynch 2-1 utb … Tyler is out
145 – Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury) – All-American!!!
Rd. 64: Barczak maj dec Thompson (AL) 10-0
Rd. 32: Barczak tech fall Spurrier (NC) 16-1
Rd. 16: Barczak dec Concina (NJ) 5-0
Quarters: Barczak dec Port (PA) 7-3
Semis: Hovis (AZ) dec Barczak 5-2
Consie Semis: Barczak dec Cook (NY) 5-2
3rd/4th Match: Palumbo (NJ) dec Barczak 3-1 sv…Evan finishes 4th!!!

152 – Noah Curreri (Eldred)
Rd. 128: Curreri dec Spears (NC) 3-2
Rd. 64: Sharon (VA) dec Curreri 3-2
Consie Rd. 64 #2: Curreri dec Garrett (TN) 8-3
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Curreri dec Mayfield (AL) 9-5
Consie Rd. 32 #2: Walden (LA) wbf Curreri 3:42…Noah is out
182 – Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe Woodbury) – All-American!!!
Rd. 64: Elfstrum dec Gittman (FL) 8-6 2ot
Rd. 32: Elfstrum tech fall Taulane (NJ) 19-4
Rd. 16: Moen (MN) dec Elfstrum 6-4
Consie Rd. 16 #2: Elfstrum dec Watt (NJ) 10-5
Consie Rd. 8 #1: Elfstrum dec Safford (WV) 5-2
Consie Rd. 8 #2: Elfstrum med for Belshay (CA)
Consie Rd. 4: Elfstrum dec Stewart (GA) 7-2
Consie Semi: Whimper (GA) dec Elfstrum 7-3
5th/6th Match: Elfstrum wbf Stepic (OH) 3:56…Kendall finishes 5th!!!

220 – Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen) – All-American!!!
Rd. 32: Ellefsen wbf Parks (CA) 4:32
Rd. 16: Ellefsen pin Lacombe (NJ) 1:05
Quarters: Janney (PA) dec Ellefsen 3-2
Consie Rd. 8 #2: Ellefsen wbf Henderson (GA) 2:00
Consie Rd 4: Ellefsen wbf Melise (NJ)
Consie Semi: Hill (FL) dec Ellefsen 8-5
5th/6th Match: Ellefsen for. Janney (PA) … Ryan finishes 5th!!!

Senior Division
160 – AJ Aeberli (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 64: Aeberli dec Vogel (KS) 4-1
Rd. 32: Aeberli dec Fraumeni (MA) 4-0
Rd. 16: Pichedwatana (CA) dec Aeberli 4-3
Consie Rd. 16 #2: Aeberli dec Askew (GA) 6-2
Consie Rd. 8 #1: Aeberli edc Flitz (NC) 3-1
Consie Rd. 8 #2: Alford (SC) med for Aeberli…AJ is out

Middle School Division
80 – Nick Fea (Goshen)
Rd. 32: Fea wbf Lambert (VA) :39
Rd. 16: Fea wbf Oprzadek (OH) :50
Quarters: Fea dec Holloway (VA) 6-5
Semis: Fea dec O’Keefe (NJ) 7-0
Finals: Fea wbf Titus (NY) 1:01…Nick finishes 1st!!!
119 – Sean Savacool (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 32: Savacool wbf Collins (OH) :50
Rd. 16: Perez-eli (NJ) dec Savacool 10-3
Consie Rd. 16 #2:  Savacool wbf Dawson (WV) 1:22
Consie Rd. 8 #1: Savacool maj dec Mcaveney (MA) 8-0
Consie Rd. 8 #2: Wilkins (SC) dec Savacool 2-0… Sean is out
119 – Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury)
Rd. 32: McGinty maj dec 8-0 over Epperly (VA)
Rd. 16: Stokes (MD) dec McGinty 5-2
Consie Rd. 16 #2: McGinty dec Murray (PA) 4-0
Consie Rd. 8 #1: Feldman (VA) dec McGinty 4-2 sv… Joe is out

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Curreri and Goodell @ FloNationals

Eldred’s Noah Curreri and John Goodell are competing in this weekend’s FloNationals being held in Indiana, PA.  Below are their match-by-match results.  Full brackets can be found on FloArena via the website!

152: Noah Curreri – Eldred
Rd. 64 – bye
Rd. 32 – Aaron Olmos (CA) dec Curreri 3-2
Consie Rd. 16 #1 – Curreri dec Sam Fisher (VA) 4-2
Consie Rd. 16 # 2 – Curreri dec Gavin Davy (CA) 7-0
Consie Rd. 8 #1 – Mason Brestle (CA) maj dec Curreri 10-0

195: John Goodell – Eldred
Rd. 32 – Jarod Miller (PA) wbf John Goodell 3:39
Consie Rd. 16 – Jake Burns (OH) wbf John Goodell :37

SUNY Ulster Launches Wrestling Program

Highland Grad Signorelli Hired As Head Coach

SUNY Ulster Wrestling Coach Justin Signorelli
SUNY Ulster Wrestling Coach Justin Signorelli

After dropping their wrestling program approximately 40 years ago, SUNY Ulster has decided to re-launch a NJCAA wrestling program which will begin this fall for the 2016-2017 season.  The university has decided to tap into its local resources and has hired Justin Signorelli as Head Wrestling Coach.  Signorelli is a graduate of Highland where he was a 3X Section 9 champion.  After high school, Signorelli enrolled into SUNY Cortland where he was a 4 year wrestler and 2 year captain for the Red Dragons earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Signorelli will be assisted by Rich Parete and Phil Brown at SUNY Ulster.

The biggest challenge for any new wrestling program is recruitment.  Any student-athlete who is looking to continue their wrestling career after high school now has another great option right here in the Hudson Valley!  I am confident that SUNY Ulster can fill their wrestling room on local talent alone!  Anyone interested in learning more about the new wrestling program at SUNY Ulster should feel free to contact Coach Signorelli directly.  He can be reached at or 845.264.4581.

Congratulations and best of luck to Coach Signorelli and his staff!

Day 2 From The Garden!

All Locals Eliminated – 3 New York Natives Achieve AA Status

Although all wrestlers with local ties have been eliminated we still have three wrestlers who attended high school in NY that are still alive.  Congratulations to Nick Gwiazdowski, Dylan Palacio, and Steven Rodrigues for achieving All-American status!

2X NCAA Champ Nick Gwiazdowski

NC State senior Gwiazdowski, a graduate of Duanesburg HS in Section 2, is the 2X defending national champion and has once again reached the finals at HWT.  His finals match is perhaps the most anticipated bout of the evening as he is slated to take on Kyle Snyder from Ohio State.  Snyder became the youngest US World Champion last year when he captured the 97 kg freestyle title in Vegas at the age of 19!

Cornell junior Dylan Palacio has earned All-American status at 157 pounds.  Palacio is a graduate of  Long Beach high school in Section 8 where he was a NYS champion and a 3X NYS placewinner.

Illinois senior Steven Rodrigues jumped up three weight classes for his senior campaign and it payed off!  He is now an All-American at 165 pounds after competing at 141 for the previous three years!  Rodrigues is a graduate of Fox Lane HS in Section 1 where he was a 2011 NYS champion!

Day 1 Results From MSG

It was a tough Day 1 for our local entries at the 2016 NCAA D1 Championships!  Only Logan Everett and Brian Harvey from Army and Billy Smith (High Point, NJ) from Rutgers are still alive in the consolation bracket.  Best of luck Logan, Bryan, and Billy….one match at a time!

141 – Logan Everett, Army
Rd 32 – Everett dec #10 Todd Preston (Harvard)
Rd 16 – Solomon Chishko (VA Tech) tf Everett 16-1

157 – Russell Parsons, Army
Rd 32 – Nick Brascetta (VA Tech) dec Parsons 9-4
Consie – Spartak Chino (Ohio) wbf Parsons :28 – Russell is out

165 – Mitchell Wightman, American (Warwick)
Pigtails – Cooper Moore (UNI) dec Wightman 9-4
Consie – Tyrel White (Columbia) dec Wightman 3-2 – Mitch is out

174 – Brian Harvey, Army
Rd 32 – Harvey dec Sean Mappes (Chat) 8-2
Rd 16 – Lelund Weatherspoon (Iowa State) dec Harvey 3-2

184 – Samson Imonode, Army
Rd 32 – Peter Renda (NC State) dec Imonode 4-2
Consie – Jeff Koepke (Ill) dec Imonode 6-5 – Samson is out

197 – Bryce Barnes, Army
Rd 32 – Max Huntley (Mich) dec Barnes 8-4
Consie – Josh Dasilveira (Ariz St) dec Barnes 4-3 – Bryce is out

285 – Billy Smith, Rutgers (High Point, NJ)
Rd 32 – Ross Larson (Oklahoma) dec Smith 8-4
Consie – Smith dec Ryan Solomon (Pitt) 3-0
Consie – Smith dec Patrick Gillen (Virginia) 9-4

NCAA Division 1 Championships

Warwick’s Wightman, High Point’s Smith, Plus 5 Army Black Knights Set to Compete!

Warwick graduate Mitchell Wightman
Warwick graduate Mitchell Wightman

Best of luck to Warwick Valley graduate Mitchell Wightman and to the 5 Army wrestlers who will be competing at the 2016 NCAA Division 1 Championships  at Madison Square Garden in NYC this weekend!  Wightman, a 2011 NYS champion who now wrestles at 165 for American University, is making his 2nd trip to the nationals.  He is a RS senior who wrestled previously for Carl Adams at Boston University before their program was dropped.

Army is sending Logan Everett @141, Russell Parsons @ 157, Brian Harvey @ 174, Samson Imonode @ 184, and Bryce Barnes @ 197. This marks the first time since 2008 that Army has sent 5 wrestlers to the NCAA’s.

Although not technically a Section 9 grad we will also keep an eye on Rutgers heavyweight Billy Smith.  He is making his 4th trip to the nationals. The RS senior was a 2011 NJ state champion for High Point Regional HS in NJ.  For those of you who do not know, High Point is located on the NY/NJ border – the district borders both Minisink Valley and Port Jervis.

Every round of this year’s tournament will be televised on either ESPNU or ESPN. Live brackets are also available on TrackWrestling.  Best of luck to all competitors!