S9sitelogoFS9 WRESTLING CLUB announces the “FEATURE NIGHT” of the week. Beginning 6/15 the club will designate one night each week as the “FEATURE NIGHT”. If you only plan on attending once a week, try to come on that night. The idea is to always have one night per week when everyone is there and you are guaranteed a good crowd. … and this way when you are at Feature Night you can make plans with the other wrestlers what other nights you may be attending that week. Feature Nights will rotate each week as follows: Mon 6/15, Tues 6/23, Wed 7/1, Thurs 7/9, Mon 7/13, Tues 7/21, Wed 7/29 etc. These nights will be highlighted on the club calendar on the wall. Please get the word out. New members always welcome. Club meets 6-7:30 Mon thru Thurs at 688 Rt 17 K Montgomery. Current roster is shown in the 6/3 post on the FS9 Wrestling Club Facebook page.

Weekend Action

There are a few events happening this weekend and results will be posted as soon as possible….Good luck boys!!!

Evan Barczak (MW) @ Cadet Nationals in Akron, OH
– Evan went 2-2 at 63kg in this ultra-competitive tournament!  NYS was very well represented at 58kg where Yianni Diakomihalis and Vito Arujau have advanced to the finals!

Anthony Stramiello  (PB) competing with  Paramus WC @ Lehigh Duals
– Anthony did a great job wrestling against some tough competition and finished the day 4-1!

McShea, Elfstrum, Vespa, and Earl (all MW) @ Freestyle States
– Congrats to Nick (195, Junior) and Marco (106, Cadet) for placing second and punching their ticket to the national championships in Fargo!  Kendall (182, Junior) and Dylan (100, Cadet) both placed fourth and are alternates for team NY…hopefully they’ll both get to go!  Great job all four guys!

Nijee Noble (Kingston) @ Freestyle/Greco States
– Way to get it done Nijee!  He won Greco Cadet 160 and finished 3rd at Freestyle Cadet 160 and will be going to Fargo!!!

Aiden & Isaac Mathews (Marlboro) @ Freestyle/Greco States
– Aiden punched his ticket to Fargo by winning the 220 pound Junior title in Freestyle and Greco.  He won every match by technical fall!  Aiden is a resident of Marlboro and has attended Wyoming Seminary for the past few years.  Younger brother Isaac, who wrestles for Highland, came in fourth in Cadet Greco 152 and is a Fargo alternate.  Great job both guys!

Who Is Going Where? *Updated 5/30*

Several Section 9 Wrestlers Will Take Their Talents To The Next Level
Below is a list of the Section 9 wrestlers who plan on wrestling in college next year.  Several student-athletes are still undecided so this list will be updated as I receive confirmations.

S9sitelogoDivision I
Gerard Daly (Minisink Valley) – Sacred Heart
Alec Guevara (Wallkill) – Hofstra
Vincent Vespa (Monroe Woodbury) – Army Prep
Thomas Wightman (Warwick) – Buffalo

Division II
Tyler Blasko (Wallkill) – Limestone College
Michael Raccioppi (Minisink Valley) – East Stroudsburg
Pedro Rosales (Middletown) – LIU Post

Division III
Da’mani Burns (Newburgh Free Academy) – SUNY Cortland
Chris Truglio (Minisink Valley) – SUNY Cortland
Bruce McLee (Washingtonville) – Plymouth State University
Isaac Serrano (Newburgh Free Academy) – SUNY Cortland
Johnny Stramiello (Pine Bush) – Ithaca College
Hunter Curreri (Port Jervis) – Coe College
Matt Lopez (Minisink Valley) – Rhode Island College
Jon Roopchand (Middletown) – Norwich

Bryan Beyers (Washingtonville) – SUNY Sullivan
Keyon Milner (Washingtonville) – SUNY Sullivan
Justin Robledo (Middletown) – SUNY Sullivan
Jesus DelValle (Middletown) – SUNY Sullivan

New FloRankings Released

NYS Very Well Represented But No Section 9 Grapplers…Who Will Be First?

S9sitelogoFloWrestling has updated their HS rankings and they have excluded current seniors giving us a snapshot of who some of the top wrestlers in the nation will be for the 2015-2016 season.  New York is very well represented in the rankings but there are no Section 9 wrestlers on the chart!  Let’s take a look at the NYS wrestlers who are ranked as well as a few Section 9 studs who have a legitimate shot to crack the list!

FloRanked NYS Wrestlers

#7 Tommy Cox – Deer Park, Section 11
#16 Adam Busiello – Eastport SM, Section 11      160
#18 AJ Burkhart – Waverly, Section 4                   #6 Louie Deprez – Hilton, S5
113                                                                                170
#9 Jacori Teemer – Long Beach, S8                      #15 Alex Herringshaw – Holland, S3
126                                                                                182
#2 Yianni Diakomihalis – Hilton, S5                     #9 Kevin Parker – Shenendehowa, S2
132                                                                                195
#7 Vito Arujau – Syosset, S8                                   #13 Christian Araneo – Ward Melville, S11
#13 Kellen Devlin – Amherst, S6
145                                                                                285
#18 Hunter Richard – Holland, S3                        #11 Edwin Rubio – John Glenn, S11
#9 Frankie Gissendanner – Penfield, S5
#15 Chris Mauriello – Hauppauge, S11

A Few Section 9 Studs To Watch…

AJ Aeberli, Minisink Valley – Within the past six months, Aeberli has a victory over Mauriello (#15 @ 152) and has lost two point matches to Deprez (#6 @ 160) and Herringshaw (#15 @ 170).  He is “right there” with these guys!

Nick McShea, Monroe Woodbury – McShea lost in the state finals to Araneo (#13 @ 195) and recently dropped a close decision to PA stud Phipps (#14 @ 195).  He’s extremely talented and is a very dangerous wrestler – great finisher!

Ryan Ferro, Warwick Valley – Ferro placed third in NYS last season with his only loss in Albany coming to nationally ranked Tommy Dutton.  He also posted a huge win over National Prep placer Lenny Merkin at the 2015 Eastern States Classic.

Evan Barczak, Monroe Woodbury – Barczak placed 6th in NYS last year but is making huge strides thus far in the off season.  He has opted to skip the NYS Freestyle States and instead enter the ultra-competitive Cadet World Team Trials in Akron, OH. Steel sharpens steel!!!


NHSCA National Duals

Several S9 Wrestlers Will Be Competing!

The NHSCA National Duals will take place this weekend in Virginia Beach and several of Section 9’s best wrestlers will take to the mat!  Below are some of the local athletes who I noticed from the roster posted on Flo…If I missed anyone, let me know!  Good luck guys!

New York Kong   *this team is loaded and may place very high*
Da’mani Burns (NFA), Nick McShea (Monroe Woodbury)

Excelsior United
Dean Artrip (Tuxedo), Anthony DiDonato (Monroe Woodbury), Trystan Marrero (Washingtonville), Jacob Friedman (Monroe Woodbury), Brandon Bobe (Washingtonville), Ryan Sebesta (Wallkill), Jeremy Ortiz (Monroe Woodbury), Justin McLee (Washingtonville), Bruce McLee (Washingtonville), Bryan Beyers (Washingtonville)

SIR Wrestling
Thomas Wightman (Warwick)

S9 Well Represented at Pop & Flo

This weekend, Lake Placid will once again serve host to the Pop & Flo Dual Team Nationals.  Without question, Pop & Flo is one of the toughest club team tournaments in the nation!  This year’s event will also feature an all-star match between some of the best wrestlers in the northeast.  Section 9 will be very well represented at this year’s Pop & Flo as the Orange Sullivan Wrestling Club will make it’s competition debut.  Minisink Valley’s AJ Aeberli will also be competing however he will be the 170 pound wrestler for one of the tournament favorites – Iron Horse.  Below is a link to the rosters for all of the teams entered.  Other S9 wrestlers, not mentioned above, will likely be added to some of the rosters.  Good luck to all of our S9 competitors!

Pop & Flo line-ups