Section 9 in College

Here are some of the results for our local wrestlers who are competing at the next level.  I’m sure I have missed several so please email me the results to or text to 845.742.5926.

Bethel MOW at Electric City Duals
Saugerties grad James Bethel went 4-0 for SUNY Oneonta recording 4 pins at 285 and was named the MOW for the tournament!

Raccioppi Champ @ 165 at East Stroudsburg Open
Minisink Valley graduate Michael Raccioppi returned to the mat in resounding fashion by taking home the 165 pound title at the East Stroudsburg Open.  Raccioppi, who attends ESU, recorded victories over Idris White (Maryland), Connor Rogovich (Kutztown), Owen Brown (USMAPS), and Brad Laughlin (USMAPS).  Raccioppi’s former high school teammate Gerard Daly also competed at the ESU Open.  Daly, who is taking a red shirt year at Sacred Heart, went 3-2 with his losses coming to the eventual champion and 3rd place finishers.

Barczak Nothches Big Win as Drexel Tops Iowa State
Monroe Woodbuty grad Evan Barczak, now a true freshman at Drexel, recorded an impressive 10-8 victory over Chase Straw to help Drexel defeat Iowa State by a 21-16 margin.

Curreri Takes 2nd at King Open
2017 Eldred graduate Noah Curreri took 2nd place at the King Open at 174 pounds!  Curreri who wrestles for Queens University and is coached by Ken Chertow won his first 3 matches before losing in the finals by a 11-10 margin.

Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open
133: Kevin Kelly (Binghamton)
Rd 32: Ghione (Penn) dec Kelly 8-1
Consie: Lindemuth tech Kelly 20-4

174: Austin Weigel (Buffalo)
Rd 32: Johnson (Harvard) maj Weigel 14-2
Consie: Weigel dec Stokes (Bucknell) 4-3
Consie: Weigel maj Seymour (Oswego) 10-2
Consie: Lombardo (Bing) wbf Weigel 1:50

285: Samuel Weigner (unattached, RIT)
Rd 32: Weinger dec Fox (F&M) 7-4
Rd 16: Weinger dec Manzonelli (Army) 5-2
Quarters: Garren (Penn) dec Weinger 12-6
Consies: Cowell (Harvard) dec 7-4 Weinger

SUNY Ulster 33 SUNY Sullivan 21

Austin Brock (Sullivan) over Chris Bouton (Ulster) (Dec 6-5)
Robert Satriano (Sul) over Javier Castaneda (Ulster) (Fall 0:54)
Patrick Carroll (Ulster) over Brian Vaughn (Sullivan) (Dec 6-4)
Mike Kubik (Sullivan) over Joseph Donovan (Ulster) (Fall 1:52)
John Miller (SUNY Ulster) over Unknown (For.)
Matt Shields (Ulster) over Jose Cintron (Sullivan) (Fall 5:59)
Alex Munoz (Ulster) over Kahhar Roufai (Sullivan) (Fall 3:47)
Mike Fekishazy (Ulster) over Thomas Grant (Sullivan) (Fall 1:24)
Bruce McLee (SUNY Ulster) over Unknown (For.)
Josh Jean-Baptiste (Sul) over Will McCartney (Ulster) (Fall 0:46)

Penn State 45, Army 3
125: Trey Chalifoux (Army) dec. Devin Schnupp (PSU), 6-4
133: Corey Keener (PSU) fall Lane Peters (Army), 2:50
141: Jered Cortez (PSU) dec. Austin Harry (Army), 12-6
149: Zain Retherford (PSU) tech. Knox Fuller (Army), 17-1
157: Jason Nolf (PSU) fall Lucas Weiland (Army), 1:07
165: Vincenzo Joseph (PSU) maj Andrew Mendel (Army), 17-7
174: Mark Hall (PSU) fall Ben Harvey (Army), 4:10
184: Bo Nickal (PSU) fall Noah Stewart (Army), 0:26
197: Anthony Cassar (PSU) dec. Rocco Caywood (Army), 10-3
285: Nick Nevills (PSU) fall Bobby Heald (Army), 6:13

Drexel 28 Southern Illinois Edwardsville 9
157: Evan Barczak (Drexel) over Erik Travers (SIE) (Inj. 1:07)

From Journeymen Northeast Duals:
Kent State 26 Hofstra 12

133: Tutolo (KENST) dec Vespa (HOF) 6-3

NC State 30 Ithaca 12
125: Cox (NCST) wbf A. Stramiello (ITH) 2:28

Ithaca 31 Castleton 10
125: Darwick (CAST) dec A. Stramiello (ITH) 13-11

Purdue 49 LIU 0
125: Schroder (PURD) TF Conetta (LIU) 1:18

Purdue 33 Hofstra 7
133: Thornton (PURD) TF Vespa (HOF) 5:12

Ithaca 22 LIU 13
125: Conetta (LIU) dec A. Stramiello (ITH) 11-7

Coast Guard’s Aeberli 3rd at Roger Williams Invitational
R32: Aeberli wbf David (BSU) 1:04
R16: Aeberli tech fall Reed (NU) 17-2
1/4 Finals: Aeberli dec Bowker 5-3
Semis: Swarr (Mes) dec Aeberli 9-4
Consie Semis: Aeberli wbf Malfitano (RWU) 4:11
3rd/4th: Aeberli dec Gargano (JWU) 7-3

Denise Cuccolo Services

Many of you know by now that Denise Cuccolo passed away this morning after a 6 year battle with cancer.  Denise was the wife of former Pine Bush coach Chris Cuccolo, and the mother of Section 9 champion Chris Cuccolo Jr.  She also leaves behind a daughter who is now a senior at Pine Bush.  Services are at Applebee McPhillips in Middletown on Friday 11/3 from 2-6.

S9 Results from Super 32!!!

Take a look at how our local wrestlers are doing down in Greensboro at the Super 32 Challenge!

High School Boys

106 Pounds – Jacob Chenier (Kingston)
Rd. 128: LaSueur (AL) tf 15-0 Chenier
Consie Rd. 64 #2: Venevia (NJ) pin 2:50 Chenier

132 Pounds – Frank Fea (Goshen)
Rd 256: Q. Kinner (NJ) dec 6-1 Fea
Consie Rd. 128 #2: Augustine (SC) dec 2-0 Fea

138 Pounds – Nathan Ross (Onteora)
Rd. 128: Ross pin 3:06 Johnson (NC)
Rd. 64: Papscy (PA) dec 6-0 Ross
Consie Rd. 64 #2: Ross dec 2-0 Zuckerman (CT)
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Benson (NJ) pin 2:19 Ross

152 Pounds – Ian Houck (Rondout Valley)
Rd 128: Morales (AL) dec 6-1 Houck
Consie Rd. 64 #2: Cole (AZ) pin 3:00 Houck

170 Pounds – Dillon Ross (Onteora)
Rd. 64: Ciaramella III (NC) dec 3-2 Ross
Consie Rd. 32 #1: Shinn (MN) med fft over Ross

195 Pounds – Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 32: Yanis pin 1:38 Jolly (GA)
Rd. 16: Houghton (NC) dec 5-1 Yanis
Consie Rd. 16 #2: Yanis dec 4-0 Noga (TN)
Consie Rd. 8 #1: Doucet (OK) dec 3-0 Yanis

Girls – Freestyle

115 Pounds – Sophia Macaluso (Minisink Valley)
Rd. 16: Macaluso tech 10-0 Miller (FL)
1/4 Finals: Macaulso dec 6-0 Pizuto (NJ)
Semis: Baker (PA) tech 10-0 Macaluso
Consie Semis: Macaluso tech 10-0 Davidson (NH)
3rd/4th Place: Kretzer (KS) dec 7-0 Macaluso

130 Pounds – Mia Macaluso (Minisink Valley)
1/4 Finals: Kropp (FL) dec 5-5 criteria Macaluso
Consie 4: Macaluso dec 5-5 criteria Yunis (TN)
Consie Semis: Macaluso pin 1:06 Cabrera (NY)
3rd/4th Place: Macaluso tech 12-0 Whetzal (VA)

**Minisink Valley wrestler Grace Pauls went to the 2017 USA Preseason Nationals and won her weight class!  Congratulations Grace!!**

Middle School Division

95 Pounds: Nicky Fea (Goshen)
Rd. 64: Fea pin :43 Fite (NC)
Rd. 32: Fea pin :41 Grecenuk (OH)
Rd. 16: Fea pin 1:11 Price (PA)
1/4 Finals: Fea pin 1:32 Yapoujian (Co)
Semis: Fea vs Cangro (NJ)

Hudson Valley Challenge Results

The 2017 Hudson Valley Challenge was a huge success!  Special thanks to Port Jervis coach John Foley for hosting the event and to the Friends of Section 9, specifically Gary Rissler and Dan Wernikoff, for running the tournament!

Girls Only    High School    Middle School  Elem 1   Elem 2

High School Division
99 Pounds:
Champion – Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley)
Runner-Up – Andrew Marchese (Washingtonville)

106 Pounds:
Champion – Logan Waller (Colts Neck, NJ)
Runner-Up – Justin Morales (Middletown)

113 Pounds:
Champion – Greg Fischer (NFA)
Runner-Up – Patrick Ross (Onteora)

120 Pounds:
Champion – Nick Ross (Onteora)
Runner-Up – Jordan Suarez (Minisink Valley)

126 Pounds:
Champion – Colden Dorfman (Guildenad)
Runner-Up – Lewis Grana (Brewster)

132 Pounds:
Champion – Tom Maddox (Washingtonville)
Runner-Up – Sean Savacool (Minisink Valley)

138 Pounds:
Champion – Paul Cohen (Beacon)
Runner-Up – Asher Pelton (Port Jervis)

145 Pounds:
Champion – Nick Florin (Pine Bush)
Runner-Up – Nick Curreri (Eldred)

152/160 Pounds:
Champion – William Harrison (Port Jervis)
Runner-Up – Dylan Waller (Manalapan, NJ)

171 Pounds:
Champion – Jason Butler (Port Jervis)
Runner-Up – Nick Solek (Washingtonville)

182 Pounds:
Champion – Dominic Zappolo (Port Jervis)
Runner-Up – Raven Aumick (Port Jervis)

195/220 Pounds:
Champion – Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley)
Runner-Up – Maxx Decapua (NFA)

Journeymen Classic Weekend

Several of Section 9’s best have been entered into the 2017 Journeymen Classic, one of the toughest preseason events in the country!  The OverFlo Tournament takes place on Saturday…winners from this event will be entered into Sunday’s main event which takes place at Union College in Schenectady.  Good luck to everyone entered!!!

Live Results on TournaFlex

OverFlo – Saturday
99 – Nicky Fea (Goshen) * OverFlo Champion*
125 – James Faison (Wallkill)
135 – Frank Fea (Goshen)
140 – Tommy Askey (Pine Bush)
140 – Joe McGinty (Monroe Woodbury)
170 – Shaun Burgos (Pine Bush)
195 – Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley)

Journeymen Fall Classic – Sunday
120A – Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury)
120B – Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury)
135C – Connor Greiner (Minisink Valley)
135C – Nathan Ross (Onteora)
152A – Ian Houck (Rondout Valley)
170B – Dillon Ross (Onteora)
195A – Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley) *OverFlo Champion*

Fischbein, Carroll, and Banach Inducted Into National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Steve Fischbein, Wayne Carroll and Stefan Banach for being inducted into the Upstate NY Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.  Fischbein and Carroll were inducted  for Lifetime Service to the sport of wrestling while Banach was inducted as an Outstanding American.

Coach Fischbein (right) with his brother Gary (center) and longtime MW and S9 wrestling supporter Tom Kennedy.

Coach Fischbein recently retired as head wrestling coach from his alma mater, Monroe Woodbury High School.  As a wrestler, Fischbein was a Section 9 champion and placed 4th in NYS.  He wrestled at the collegiate level at SUNY Albany and SUNY Brockport and was also a Gold Medalist at the 1986 Empire State Games in Greco Roman.  As a coach, Fischbein led 2 teams to #1 rankings in NYS (2000 & 2014) and had 9 other teams finish in the top 10!  He also coached two state champions, Mike Mormile and Jamie Franco.

Wayne Carroll (right) with Tom Kennedy

Wayne Carroll is a graduate of Goshen High School where he was an accomplished wrestler. He was a Section 9 champion and finished 5th in NYS at 145 as a senior.  He went on to wrestle in college at East Stroudburg University. Carroll’s biggest contribution to the sport of wrestling has been as an official where he has been selected to officiate the NYS Wrestling Championships and impressive 10 times!  Wayne is also a recent inductee of the NYSPHAA Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Colonel (retired) Stefan Banach was also honored at this weekend’s ceremony with the Outstanding American Award.  Banach was a standout wrestler for Port Jervis High School and a NYS placewinner.  He wrestled in college at Clemson University and then transferred to Iowa where he joined his brothers Ed and Lou, both 1984 Olympic gold medalists.  After retiring from wrestling Banach served 27 years in the US Army and received numerous awards including the Bronze Star Medal with “Valor Device” for heroism under fire in combat.

Congratulations to all three men….Section 9 is very proud!!!