Diesel Champion; Burns and Vutianitis Place at Monarch

Minisink Grad Kyle Diesel

Wilkes University senior Kyle Diesel, a Minisink Valley graduate, took home the 184 pound title at the Monarch Invitational on Saturday.  Diesel did not surrender a single point on the day posting victories of 17-0, 15-0, 10-0, and 6-0.  Other locals placing included Brian Vutianitis (Warwick/Cortland) who placed 5th at 165, and Da’mani Burns (NFA/Cortland) who finished 6th at 141.  Minisink Valley graduate Chris Truglio reached the 141 pound quarters for Cortland before suffering an injury and medically defaulting out of the tournament.  Dan Decarlo, a Port Jervis graduate who now wrestles for Oneonta, also competed at 165 and went 0-2.  Great job men!!!

Stramiello and Weinger Place at Ithaca Invitational

section9Congratulations to Pine Bush graduate Johnny Stramiello and Washingtonville graduate Sam Weinger for placing at this weekend’s Ithaca Invitational.  Stramiello, who wrestles for Ithaca College placed 5th at 125 while RIT student Weinger placed forth at 285!  Fellow S9 grads Matthew Lopez (MV) and Mark Milisci (Washingtonville) also competed and recorded wins however did not place.  Great job guys!!!

Section 9 Well Represented at Monarch Invitational

Take a look at the Section 9 grads that will be competing in Saturday’s Monarch Invitational at Wilkes College in PA!

141 – Richard Dennison (Oneonta/Minisink)
141 – Chris Truglio (Cortland/Minisink)
141 – Da’mani Burns (Cortland/NFA)
165 – Daniel Decarlo (Oneonta/Port Jervis)
165 – Brian Vutianitis (Cortland/Warwick)
184 – Kyle Diesel (Wilkes/Minisink)

Four Section 9 Grapplers Entered In Ithaca Invitational

Match By Match Results Below:

125 – Johnny Stramiello (Pine Bush/Ithaca College)
1st Round – Stramiello wbf :32 over Phongsamphanh (Rhode Island)
R16 – Stramiello maj dec 10-2 over George Bardanis (RIT)

125 – Matt Lopez (Minisink Valley/Rhode Island College)
1st Round – Lopez wbf 1:54 over Ricky Lindsey (Oswego)
R16 – Jacob Forsman (Norwich) wbf 2:56 over Lopez
Consies – Michael Boyle (Alfred State) wbf 3:57 over Lopez

157 – Mark Milisci (Washingtonville/Oswego)
1st Round – Anthony Fano (Ithaca) dec 7-1 over Milisci
Consies – Milisci sv 10-8 over Ben Swanson (Norwich)
Consies – Thomas Poklikuha (Stevens) dec 6-4 over Milisci

285 – Sam Weinger (Washingtonville/RIT)
R16 – Weinger wbf 4:45 over Mitchell Lattuca (Alfred State)

Updates on Section 9 Wrestlers and Alum

Nick McShea at Super 32 Challenge
Great job by the Monroe Woodbury senior in going 2-2 at what is arguably the toughest folkstyle tournament in the nation.  Although he fell short of placing, this experience will go a long way in helping Nick accomplish his ultimate goal – a NYS title!

Vinny Vespa at Clarion Open
The Monroe Woodbury grad who now wrestles for West Point’s prep team will see his first collegiate action at the Clarion Open!  Results below:

Opening Round:  Josh Markham wbf 6:57 over Vinnie Vespa
Consie Round 1: Vespa 15-6 major over Rockman (Army Prep)
Consie Round 2:  Scott Lopes (Wheeling Jesuit) wbf over Vespa 1:37

*Army wrestler Brian Harvey finished 3rd @ 174

Garland’s UVA Squad Dominant at Clarion Open
The University of Virginia wrestling team, led by Middletown HS graduate Steve Garland, dominated the competition at the weekend’s Clarion Open.  The Cavaliers had 6 champions and placed 11 wrestlers in the top-4 of their weight!  Great job Coach Garland!

Barczak Champion at Freakshow in Vegas

BarczakCongratulation to Monroe Woodbury junior Evan Barczak for winning the 145 pound title in the Varsity Division at this past weekend’s Freakshow Tournament held in Las Vegas!  Barczak recorded a pin, a major, and three decisions before taking the title with an impressive 11-2 major over Austin Fox from Texas in the final!  Great job and congratulations Evan!

Results For All NYS Competitors:
High School Elite
Brandon Gould (Watkins Glen) 4-2 DNP @ 126
Nathaniel Grubham (Whitney Point) 2-2 DNP @ 145
Jack Buell (Sherburne Earlville) 4-0 Champion @ 195!!!

Zack Brown (Penfield) 6-2 – 4th place @ 138
Isaiah Brookman (Cortland) 6-2 – DNP @ 138
Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury) 6-0 – Champion at 145!!!
Evan Ocki (FLWC) 5-2 – 7th place @ 145

Banach Brothers Return to Port Jervis for a Book Signing This Saturday 10/10

Banach BrothersEd, Lou, and Steve Banach will be back in town to sign copies of their book, Uncommon Bonds, this Saturday from 4-6 at the Erie Hotel in Port Jervis, NY.  The Banach brothers graduated from Port Jervis High School and are, without question, the most decorated wrestling family in Section 9 history.  Steve was a NYS placewinner and wrestled Division 1 at Clemson and Iowa.  Ed and Lou were both NYS champions, NCAA champions and 1984 Olympic Gold Medalists!

Let’s have a great turnout for this event Section 9!  It is not every day that you have the chance to meet an Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling!!!