Cadet and Junior Women’s WTT and Jeff Blatnick NYS Olympic Wrestling Tournament

Minisink junior Mia Mac

Women World Team Trials
Congratulations to Minisink Valley junior Mia Macaluso for taking 3rd place in the Junior Division at 59kg and 2nd place in the Cadet Division at 61 kg. She made it to the semifinals on the Junior Division on Friday before suffering her only loss to eventual champion Michaela Beck from Iowa. In the Cadet Division, Mia made it to the finals where she lost the first two matches of the 2 out of 3 series to Kylie Walker from Wisconsin. Mia younger sister, Minisink Valley freshman Sofia Macaluso, also had a great weekend! Sofia went 5 and 2 finished in 5th place at 57kg in the Cadet Division. Minisink Valley junior Grace Pauls also competed hard and went 1-2 at 61kg in the Cadet Division. Congratulations to all 3 ladies!!!

Jeff Blatnick NYS Olympic Wrestling Tournament – Freestyle
Congratulations to Onteora sophomore Nick Ross for taking 1st place at 152 pounds in the Cadet Division! Ross teched his first three opponents before pinning fellow state placewinner Nick Sanko from Section 5 at 3:45 in the finals! Nick was not the only family member to shine this weekend! His twin brother Patrick took 2nd at 160 pounds in the Cadet Division while older brother Nate, a junior at Onteora, took 4th place at 160 in the Junior Division. Kingston junior Jacob Chenier had a great tournament and placed 2nd at 120 in the Junior Division while Red Hook junior Matt Morris finished 5th in the same weight class! NFA junior Maxx DeCapua made it all the way to the semis and finished 4th at 220 in the Junior Division! New Paltz sophomore Ethan Palanca went 5-1 on the day and took 3rd place at 138 in the Cadet Division! Monroe Woodbury sophomore Marcus Brown went 3-1 at 170 Cadet and finished in 3rd place!

2019 Beat the Streets – The Grapple at the Garden

The day is here! One of the most anticipated wrestling events of the year goes down tonight May 6th at Madison Square Garden! New York State wrestling will be very well represented at The Grapple at the Garden and there are even some “local ties” for a few of the competitors. The wrestlers in tonight’s lineup who prepped in the Empire State are Yianni Diakomihalis, Nick Gwiazdowski, Nick Piccininni, Adam Busiello, Elleny Seda, and Valentina Bailon.

Ben Askren vs Jordan Burroughs
Feature match at 2019 Grapple at the Garden

Diakomihalis graduated from Hilton High School in Section 5 and was a 4X NYS champion – he did not wrestle his senior year due to elbow surgery. Yianni now wrestles for Cornell University where he is a true sophomore and a 2X NCAA champion at 141 pounds! Gwiazdowski graduated from Duanesburg High School in Section 2 where he notched 2 NYS titles. He wrestled at Binghamton for one season and then transferred to NC State where he finished his college career as a 4X All-American and a 2X NCAA champion. Piccininni graduated from Section 11 Ward Melville where he was a 4X NYS champion. Piccininni continued his wrestling career at Oklahoma State where he is currently a redshirt junior and a 3X All-American! Nick’s opponent at the Grapple is 2019 NCAA finalist Jack Mueller who wrestles for the University of Virginia and is coached by Middletown graduate Steve Garland! Adam Busiello just capped of his incredible high school wrestling career at Section 11 Eastport South Manor. Busiello was a 6X NYS finalist and a 5X NYS champion – he is one of only three 5X NYS champs! Busiello will continue his career at Arizona State next season! Busiello will be taking on JoJo Aragona who just capped off his high school career by winning a NJ state title for Pope John – however, Aragona resides in Dingmans Ferry, PA which is part of the Delaware Valley School District that borders Port Jervis. The final two NYS preps in the card are Elleny Seda and Valentina Bailon who both wrestle in NYC and are part of the fastest growing sport in the US – girls wrestling!!!

Can Yianni take out World silver medalist Punia?

Let’s take a look at the line-up for tonight’s Beat the Street – Grapple at the Garden! Match-by-match results will be posted as they happen!

Match Order
1. Elleny Seda vs Valentina Bailon
2. Adam Busiello vs JoJo Aragona
3. Nick Piccininni vs Jack Mueller
4. Mallory Velte vs Linda Morais
5. James Green vs Anthony Ashnault
6. Kyle Snyder vs Nishan Randhawa
7. Nick Gwiazdowki vs Derek White
8. Becka Leathers vs Diana Weicker
9. Joe Colon vs Nick Suriano
10. Davis Taylor vs Drew Foster
11. J’Den Cox vs Patrick Brucki
12. Yianni Diakomihalis vs Bajrang Punia
13. Jordan Burroughs vs Ben Askren

Phil Portuese NE Regionals, MAWA Eastern Nationals, Spartan Duals, Plus Boys and Girls Freestyle & Greco at the Middletown Fairgrounds

With the Phil Portuese NE Regionals, Spartan Duals and MAWA Eastern Nationals taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Section 9 has several wrestlers competing this weekend! Match-by-match results will be posted below! Plus we can’t forget about the freestyle and Greco action on Sunday at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown! The girls will be battling it out for the NYS Freestyle States and this tournament will serve as a qualifier for the National Championships in Fargo. The boys will have a youth freestyle and Greco tournament (Cadets and Juniors will wrestle next week in Binghamton.) Good luck boys and girls!!!

Friday 5/3 – Phil Portuese NE Regionals – East Stroudsburg, PA
Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley, 16U 120 Freestyle)
Rd 32: Arrington (PA) tf 10-0 Walsh
Consi 16 #1: Walsh dec 13-6 Snyder (PA)
Consi 16 #2: Hanley (PA) 9-6 Walsh

Nick Fea (Goshen/Wyoming Seminary, 16U 120 Freestyle)
Rd 32: Fea tf 10-0 Ryerson (NJ)
Rd 16: Fea tf 10-0 Gaugler (PA)
Quarters: Fea dec 2-0 Rigal (NY)
Semis: Fea dec 6-3 Arrington (PA)
Finals: Fea wbf :25 Roth (PA)…Nicky is your champion!!!

Jacob Chenier (Kingston, Junior 120 Freestyle)
Rd 32: bye
Rd 16: Miller (PA) tf 12-2 Chenier
Consi 8 #1: Parker (VA) dec 10-0 Chenier

Mens Senior World Team Trial Qualifier
Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury/Drexel, 74kg Freestyle)
Rd 16: Barczak dec 10-2 Dailey
Quarters: Barczak tf 11-1 Schoemaker
Semis: Poklikuha dec 12-6 Barczak
Consi Semis: Barczak tf 14-3 Newberry
3rd/4th: Ruhnke tf 19-9 Barczak…Evan takes 4th!!!

Saturday 5/4Spartan Duals – Rutland, VT
Team Hudson Valley
99 – Nick Palso (Ballston Spa)
106 – Jaden Hansen (NFA)
113 – Jackson Merli (NFA)
120 – Anthony Molinaro (Don Bosco, NJ)
126 – Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley)
126 – Tyler Rossini (Burnt Hills)
132 – Brandon DeLaRosa (NFA)
138 – Ethan Palanca (New Paltz)
145 – Ohani Padilla (NFA)
152 – Kevin Urena (Pine Push)
160 – James Shaw (Burke)
170 – Nick Florin (Pine Bush)
182 – Lucas Pennell (Pine Bush)
195 – Daniel Casey (Burnt Hills)
220 – Maxx DeCapua (NFA)

Rd 1: Hudson Valley 54 Empire (B) 15
Recap: Hudson Valley begins the day with a dominating win over Empire B. Team HV received wins from Nick Palso (99), Jaden Hansen (113), Tyler Rossini (120), Brandon DeLaRosa (132), Ethan Palanca (138), Ohani Padilla (145), Nick Florin (160), Lucas Pennell (182), Dan Casey (195), and Maxx DeCapua (220).

Rd 2: Hudson Valley 57 Doughboy 16
Recap: Our local boys looked very sharp again! In this dual we received wins from Palso, Merli, Hansen, Rossini, DeLaRosa, Palanca, Padilla, Urena, Shaw, Florin, and DeCapua!

Rd 3: Hudson Valley 66 Spartan WC 15
Recap: Another dominating showing by Team Hudson Valley! In this dual the following wrestlers notched victories: Palso, Merli, Hansen, Molinaro, Rossini, DeLaRosa, Palanca, Padilla, Shaw, Florin, Casey, and DeCapua!

Rd 4: Hudson Valley 35 Journeymen 27
Recap: Team Hudson Valley runs their record to 4-0 with a hard fought win over Journeymen! Recording wins for Hudson Valley were Palso, Merli, Hansen, Molinaro, DeLaRosa, Palanca, Padilla, Florin and DeCapua!

Rd 5: Hudson Valley 61 Barre Wrestling Club 12
: Hudson Valley runs the table…a perfect 5-0 in the Gold pool at the Spartan Duals!!! Wrestlers with a victory against Barre WC were Palso, Merli, Hansen, Rossini, Palanca, Padilla, Urena, Florin, Casey, and DeCapua.

**The following wrestlers went a perfect 5-0 for the tournament: Nick Palso, Jaden Hansen, Ethan Palanca, Ohani Padilla, Nick Florin, and Maxx DeCapua!!! Congrats boys!!!**

Team Hudson Valley – Champions

Sat/Sun 5/4&5 – MAWA Eastern Nationals – Salisbury, MD

Bryson Tibbs (150, Intermediate)
R16: Tibbs loses by fall 3:50
Consi 8 #2: Tibbs loses by fall :43
Justin Morales (118, Elite)
R16: Morales wins 4-2
Quarters: Morales loses 3-0
Consi 8 #2: Morales won 3-1
Consi 4 #1: Morales loses by fall 2:06

7th/8th: Morales wins by fall 3:14…Justin takes 7th!!!
Joshua Sam (145, Elite)
Rd 16: bye
Quarters: Sam loses by tech fall 16-0

Consi 8 #2: Sam won 4-2
Consi 4: Sam loses 6-4

7th/8th: Sam wins by forfeit…Josh takes 7th!!!
Elijah Babb (220, Elite)
Rd 16: bye
Quarters: Babb loses 8-3

Consi 8 #2: Babb wins 9-8
Consi 4: Babb loses 6-2
7th/8th: Babb loses 3-1…Elijah takes 8th
Armel Duke (220, Elite)
R16: Duke loses by fall 2:54
Consi 8 #2: Duke loses 8-3

Minisink Valley
Adam Fenner (285, Advanced)
R16: bye
Quarters: Fenner wins by fall :42

Semis: Fenner wins by fall 4:07
Finals: Fenner wins 1-0…Adam is your champion!!!

Pine Bush
Brian Vaughn (142, Open)
R16: Vaughn loses by fall 2:41
Consi 8 #2: Vaughn loses 10-3

Shaun Burgos Jr. (167, Open)
R16: bye
Quarters: Burgos loses by fall 4:17
Consi 8 #2: Burgos wins 10-4
Consi 4: Burgos wins 7-4
Consi Semis: Burgos wins by forfeit
3rd/4th: Burgos wins 10-5…Shaun takes 3rd!!!

Patrick Owens (135, Open)
Quarters: Owens loses by fall 3:29
Consi 4: Owens loses 5-1
7th/8th: Owens win by forfeit…Patrick finishes 7th

Sun 5/5 – Girls Freestyle States/Boys Youth Freestyle & Greco
Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY

Ross Brothers, Tigue Shine at Pop & Flo

Onteora sophomore Nick Ross

Great showing by four of Section 9’s best at this weekend’s Pop & Flo Mini Men Nationals up at Union College! Onteora sophomores Nicholas and Patrick Ross took home titles at 152 and 160 pounds respectively. Nicholas won his title at 152 by rolling through the competition with three pins and a tech fall while Patrick grinded out three tough decisions at 160 to earn gold! Port Jervis freshman Eric Tigue went 3-1 and finished 2nd at 145. Tigue’s only loss was a 6-5 decision to champion John Mairano. Nathan Ross, a junior at Onteora, technically finished 5th at 170 however he did notch a 9-2 win over the eventual champion AJ Fricchione in pool matches. Fricchione is a Minisink Valley resident but will be attending high school at a private school in NJ. Ross also suffered a loss in pool matches and criteria dictated that he wrestle for 5th/6th in the medal round. Great job guys!

Final High School Brackets

Hudson Valley Wrestling Academy Adds Ng To Coaching Staff

Newly Added HVWA Coach Anthony Ng

One of the premier wrestling clubs in the area, The Hudson Valley Wrestling Academy or HVWA, has added Anthony Ng to their coaching staff. Ng is currently the head wrestling coach at both SUNY Sullivan and Wallkill High School. Prior to taking the reigns at Wallkill, Ng was the wrestling coach at his alma mater Monticello. Coach Ng was a decorated high school where he was a Virginia Beach All-American, an Eastern States Classic finalist, and a 2X Section 9 finalist. After high school, Ng went on the wrestle at Division 1 Buffalo before transferring to D1 Boston University for the remainder of his college career.

About Hudson Valley Wrestling Academy
The Hudson Valley Wrestling Academy is one of the premier wrestling training facilities in the Hudson Valley. Located at 784 Broadway in Newburgh, HVWA is a 1700 square feet facility owned by Pat Ketcham and Ricky Gomez which provides instruction for all age levels in both folkstyle and freestyle wrestling. The head coach at Hudson Valley Wrestling Academy is Ricky Scott. Coach Scott is a 2005 graduate of Valley Central High School where he was a 4X Section 9 Champion, a 3X NYS Placewinner, and a 2X NYS Champion! As a senior he was considered one of the top 171 pound wrestlers in the nation and was selected to represent Team USA at the prestigious Dapper Dan Classic! Scott went on to wrestle in college at D1 University of Buffalo.

For additional information about the Hudson Valley Wrestling Academy check at their website at

History of Section 9 Wrestling at NYSPHSAA Championships – By the Numbers

1990 NYS Champions with MOW Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 126) and Mike Bucci (Red Hook , 215)

Now that the 2019 high school season is officially in the books, let’s take a “By the Numbers” look at the history of Section 9 – specifically how we have performed at the NYSPHSAA Championships. Just a few notes before we get started. Rockland County was part of Section 9 until 1984. Starting in the 1985, Rockland County became part of Section 1. From 1963 until 1973, the state tournament only recognized the top 4 finishers as placewinners. In 2004, the NYSPHSAA split into its current two-division format. Division 1 is the large schools, Division 2 is the the small schools. Lastly, in 2007 the NYSPHSAA instituted the wildcard or at-large system which makes it possible for a section to have multiple entries in each weight class. Special thanks to my friends Tim Monahan and Tracy Sutera for helping me with this post. If I have omitted anyone, please email me at

Individual New York State Champions

3X NYS Champions
Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush) 1986 @91lb, 1987 @105lb, 1990 @126lb
Lou Ruggirello Jr. (VC) 2004 @ 96lb, 2005 @ 112lb, 2006 @ 119lb

2X NYS Champions
Lee Klepper (Suffern) 1968 @ 95lbs, 1969 @ 103lbs
Joe Goldsmith (Ramapo) 1971 @ 105lbs, 1972 @ 112lbs
Paul Paquin (Cornwall) 1996 @ 112lbs, 1997 @ 125lbs
Rocco Mansuato (Middletown) 1997 @ 96lbs, 1998 @ 112lbs
Ricky Scott (Valley Central) 2004 @ 171lbs, 2005 @ 171lbs
Ryan Ferro (Warwick) 2016 @ 152lbs, 2017 @ 160lbs

1X NYS Champions
1965 – Eric Walls (Suffern) 112lbs
1968 – Al Favata (NFA) 138lbs
1968 – William Sweet (Pearl River) 165lbs
1972 – Jim Horvath (Ramapo) 167lbs
1975 – Steve Silverberg (Ramapo) 126lbs
1975 – Paul Georgeades (Nanuet) 132lbs
1975 – Scott Ketcham (Clarkstown South) 250lbs
1977 – Lou Banach (Port Jervis) 177lbs
1978 – Ed Banach (Port Jervis) 167lbs
1983 – Gary Fischbein (Monroe Woodbury) 145lbs
1984 – Phil Consiglio (North Rockland) 105lbs
1985 – Doug Keys (Port Jervis) 105lbs
1989 – Lou Ruggirello Sr. (Valley Central) 138lbs
1990 – Mike Bucci (Red Hook/Rhinebeck) 215lbs
1991 – David Hardwick (Valley Central) 91lbs
1991 – Mike Castro (Washingtonville) 126lbs
1991 – Joe Yanis (Minisink Valley) 250lbs
1997 – Phil Mansueto (Middletown) 103lbs
2001 – Mike Mormile (Monroe Woodbury) 112lbs
2001 – Jason Jones (Port Jervis) 135lbs
2003 – Pat Lloyd (Valley Central) 130lbs
2005 – Ed Bordas (Valley Central) 215lbs
2007 – Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central) 103lbs
2008 – Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury) 125lbs
2011 – Mitchell Wightman (Warwick) 160lbs
2016 – AJ Aeberli (Minisink Valley) 160lbs
2017 – Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe Woodbury) 195lbs
2019 – Will Leonard (Cornwall) 220lbs

Section 9 NYS Tournament MOW’s
1987 – Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 105)
1990 – Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 126)
2001 – Mike Mormile (Monroe Woodbury, 112)

Multiple Time New York State Placewinners

5X NYS Placewinners
Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush) – 1,1,3,2,1
Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central) – 3,1,2,3,2
Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury) – 4,2,4,1,2

4X NYS Placewinners
Lou Ruggirello Jr. (Valley Central) – 3,1,1,1
Phillip Manueto (Middletown) – 6,2,1,2
Mike Bucci (Red Hook) – 6,6,3,1

3X NYS Placewinners
John Scanlon (Pearl River) – 4,4,2
Ryan Ferro (Warwick) – 3,1,1
Ed Banach (Port Jervis) – 5,2,1
Gary Fischbein (Monroe Woodbury) – 5,3,1
Kevin Troche (Port Jervis) – 2,5,5
Phil Consiglio (North Rockland) – 6, 6,1
Kevin Lawrence (NFA) – 6,6,5
Mike Mormile (Monroe Woodbury) – 3,2,1
Ricky Scott (Valley Central) 5,1,1
Vinny Vespa (Monroe Woodbury) – 5,3,5
Evan Barczak (Monroe Woodbury) – 6,6,3
Marco Vespa (Monroe Woodbury) – 4,3,6

2X NYS Placewinners
Al Favata (NFA – 4,1); William Sweet (Pearl River – 4,1); Lee Klepper (Suffern – 1,1); Joe Goldsmith (Ramapo – 1,1); Jim Horvath (Ramapo – 3,1); Mike Harris (NFA – 5,3); Steve Bello (Tappan Zee – 6,3); Paul Pietropaolo (Nanuet – 4,2); Paul Margulies (Tappan Zee – 4,5); Todd Giles (Ramapo – 6,3); Lou Banach (Port Jervis – 1,3); Tim Ferranti (New Paltz – 6,2); Brian Keys (Port Jervis – 4,2); Jeff Keys (Port Jervis – 4,5); Peter Valois (Clarkstown South – 4,2); Paul Bailey (Nanuet – 6,5); Jeff Duque (Valley Central – 2,3); Jeff Lewis (Valley Central – 2,3); Lou Ruggirello Sr. (Valley Central – 3,1); Mike Zigrossi (Goshen – 5,4); Marcus Hutchings (Monticello – 4,5); Paul Paquin (Cornwall – 1,1); Steve Garland (Middletown – 2,2); Rocco Mansueto (Middletown – 1,1); Nick Rasenberger (NFA – 4,3); Chris Cartwright (NFA – 6,5); John Gartiser (Monroe Woodbury – 5,2); Jason Jones (Port Jervis – 6,1); Pat Lloyd (Valley Central – 5,1); Ed Bordas (Valley Central – 6,1); Eric Biccum (Port Jervis – 5,5); Darrel Ford (Minisink Valley – 4,3); Taylor Laraia (NFA – 3,2); Ricky Scott (Valley Central – 5,1); JD Zitone (Port Jervis – 4,2); Steven Butler (Port Jervis – 4,2); Mike Santella (Warwick – 5,4); Corey James (Kingston – 4,2); Mitchell Wightman (Warwick – 5,1); Johnny Stramiello (Pine Bush – 6,6); Daniel DeCarlo (Port Jervis – 5,3); AJ Aeberli (Minisink Valley – 5,1); Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe Woodbury – 4,1); Nick McShea (Monroe Woodbury – 5,2); Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen – 2,3); Da’mani Burns (NFA – 5,3); Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill – 6,2); Noah Curreri (Eldred – 5,2); Dylan Earl (Monroe Woodbury – 5,5); Will Leonard (Cornwall – 6,1); Maxx DeCapua (NFA – 6,3)

NYS Finalists from Section 9 – Champions in ITALIC BOLD
1963: Tom Human (Haverstraw, 138)
1965: Eric Walls (Suffern, 112)
1968: Lee Klepper (Sufferm, 95), Mike Steckler (Clarkstown, 133), Al Favata (NFA, 138), William Sweet (Pearl River, 165)
1969: Lee Klepper (Suffern, 103), John Scanlon (Pearl River, 120), Art Trovei (Port Jervis, 127)
1971: Joe Goldsmith (Ramapo, 105), Rubin Salero (Middletown, 119), Jim Hohman (Pearl River, 177)
1972: Joe Goldsmith (Ramapo, 112), Willie Manning (Ramapo, 155), Jim Horvath (Ramapo, 167)
1975: Paul Pietropaolo (Nanuet, 105), Steve Silverburg (Ramapo, 126), Paul Georgeades (Nanuet, 132), Scott Ketcham (Clarkstown South, 250)
1977: Matt Roth (Nanuet, 132), Ed Banach (Port Jervis, 155), Lou Banach (Port Jervis, 177)
1978: Kevin Troche (Port Jervis, 138), Ed Banach (Port Jervis, 167)
1980: John Stewart (Port Jervis, 132)
1981: Brian Keys (Port Jervis, 105)
1983: Tim Ferrante (New Paltz, 138), Gary Fischbein (Monroe Woodbury, 145), Tom Ladka (Monroe Woodbury, 215)
1984: Phil Consiglio (North Rockland, 105)
1985: Doug Keys (Port Jervis, 105), Dick Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 126)
1986: Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 91)
1987: Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 105), Jeff Lewis (Valley Central, 119)
1988: Johan Duque (Valley Central, 138)
1989: Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 119), Lou Ruggirello Sr. (Valley Central, 138)
1990: Troy Bouzakis (Pine Bush, 126), Mike Bucci (Red Hook, 215)
1991: David Hardwick (Valley Central, 91), Mike Castro (Washingtonville, 126), Joe Yanis (Minisink Valley, 250)
1994: Steve Garland (Middletown, 91)
1995: Steve Garland (Middletown, 98)
1996: Phillip Mansueto (Middletown, 98), Paul Paquin (Cornwall, 112), Rob Padilla (NFA, 167)
1997: Rocco Mansueto (Middletown, 96), Phillip Mansueto (Middletown, 103), Paul Pauquin (Cornwall, 125)
1998: Rocco Mansueto (Middletown, 112), Phillip Manueto (Middletown, 119)
1999: Keith Pickell (Ellenville, 103), Brian Benson (Valley Central, 119), Joe Sahl (Valley Central, 215)
2000: Mike Mormile (Monroe Woodbury, 103), Alva Conklin (Middletown, 275)
2001: Mike Mormile (Monroe Woodbury, 112), John Gartiser (Monroe Woodbury, 125), Jason Jones (Port Jervis, 135), Scott Proscia (Port Jervis, 215)
2002: Scott Prutzman (Valley Central, 96)
2003: Pat Lloyd (Valley Central, 130)
2004 D1: Lou Ruggirello Jr. (Valley Central, 96), Ricky Scott (Valley Central, 171)
2005 D1: Lou Ruggirello Jr. (Valley Central, 112), Sean Bauer (Valley Central, 125), Ricky Scott (Valley Central, 171), Ed Bordas (Valley Central, 215)
2006 D1: Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury, 112), Lou Ruggirello Jr. (Valley Central, 119)
2007 D1: Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central, 103)
2008 D1: Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central, 119), Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury, 125), Sean Floor (Port Jervis, 140), Corey James (Kingston, 285)
2009 D1: Jamie Franco (Monroe Woodbury, 125), Matt Parlier (Port Jervis, 171), Steven Butler (Port Jervis, 215), JD Zitone (Port Jervis, 285)
2010 D1: Taylor Laraia (NFA, 130), Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central, 135)
2011 D1: Mitchell Wightman (Warwick, 160), Kyle Diesel (Minisink Valley, 160)
2015 D1: Michael Raccioppi (Minisink Valley, 145), Nick McShea (Monroe Woodbury, 195)
2016 D1: Ryan Ferro (Warwick, 152), AJ Aeberli (Minisink Valley, 160), Ryan Ellefsen (Goshen, 220)
2017 D1: Ryan Ferro (Warwick, 160), Mike Fekishazy (Wallkill, 182), Kendall Elfstrum (Monroe Woodbury, 195)
2017 D2: Noah Curreri (Eldred, 160)
2018 D2: Dillon Ross (Onteora, 170)
2019 D1: Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley, 106), Will Leonard (Cornwall, 215)

Most NYS Champions – By School
10 – Valley Central
4 – Monroe Woodbury, Port Jervis, Ramapo
3 – Cornwall, Middletown, Pine Bush, Warwick, Suffern
2 – Minisink Valley
1- Clarkstown South, Nanuet, NFA, North Rockland, Pearl River, Red Hook, Washingtonville

Most NYS Placewinners by School – Top 10
48 – Monroe Woodbury
46 – Valley Central
44 – Port Jervis
31 – Minisink Valley
27 – Newburgh Free Academy
19 – Middletown
13 – Cornwall
13 – Warwick
13 – Pine Bush
12 – Ramapo

Top 5 Best Finishes as a Section
1975 – Champions!!!
2005 – 2nd Place (Division 1)
1999 – 4th Place
1968 – 4th Place
2016 – 4th Place (Division 1)

Wildcat Summer Wrestling Camp – August 5th – 8th

About Camp
The Wildcat Summer Wrestling Camp is designed to promote the sport of wrestling. This camp is open to students grades 2-12 (first graders going into second are welcome). There will be practice Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm (Aug 5-8). The purpose of our camp is to expose new children to the sport of wrestling in addition to helping our veteran wrestlers improve upon their technique. Campers will be split up according to age, ability level and weight. MUST BE REGISTERED WITH NYWAY TO ATTEND (provide proof upon arrival)

War at the Shore and NYWAY Results

NYWAY Spring National Duals
Rd 1: Vision Wrestling 32 Wolverine Den 29
Team Vision gets wins from Drew Marchese (113), Eric Tigue (145), Tommy Askey (152), Eric Gibbons (160), Nick Florin (170), Steve Felice (182), and Maxx DeCapua (285)!
Rd 2: Team Burgos 44 Vision Wrestling 21
Team Vision gets wins from Jordan Brown (99), Jayden Hansen (120), Tommy Askey (152), Nick Florin (160), Steve Felice (170), and Maxx DeCapua (220)! Askey defeated Ty Raines (3rd NYS D1 @ 152) and DeCapua beat Keagan Carmenatty (2nd NYS D2 @ 220)….great wins boys!!!
Rd 3: Vision Wrestling 34 McKean County MudDowgs 29
Team Vision gets wins from Alex Greco (99), Jordan Brown (106), Drew Marchese (113), Matt Davis (126), Eric Tigue (145), Tommy Askey (152), Eric Gibbons (160), and Nick Florin (170).
Rd 4: Vision Wrestling 42 Mixed Nuts 20
Team Vision gets wins from Alex Greco (106), Drew Marchese (113), Jayden Hansen (120), Joey Amato (138), Eric Tigue (145), Tommy Askey (152), Nick Florin (160), Eric Gibbons (170), Steven Felice (182), and Maxx DeCapua (220). Florin notched a nice win over state qualifier Giovanni Schifano.

King of the Mat
Special congratulations to Eric Tigue, Tommy Askey, and Nick Florin for taking home first place honors at Saturday’s King of the Mat Tournament! Tigue, a freshman at Port Jervis, won the title at 145 by going 4-0 including a pin. Pine Bush junior Askey went 3-0 with a tech fall and a major on his way to the top spot at 152. Florin, a senior at Pine Bush, won the title at 160 via two tech falls and a decision! Great job guys!

Team Vision Wrestling – 2nd Place at NYWAY Spring Duals

War at the Shore
Justin Morales (Middletown) – 115 HS
Rd 64: Morales dec 4-1 Crescimano
Rd 32: Morales dec 4-2 Houston
Rd 16: Nadera dec 3-2 Morales
Consi 16 #2: Flory dec 8-7 Morales
John Antonelli (Marlboro) – 128 HS
Rd 64: Messina dec 12-5 Antonelli
Consi 32 #2: Antonelli wbf :29 Zapada
Consi 16 #1: Antonelli dec 2-0 Kuehn
Consi 16 #2: Hucke wbf 2:48 Antonelli
Josh Sam (Middletown) – 147 HS
Rd 64: Bolletino maj 10-2 Sam
Consi 32 #2: Sam dec 3-1 LaMar
Consi 16 #1: Klimas dec 6-5 Sam
Elijah Babb (Middletown) – 197 HS
Rd 16: Bell maj 11-1 Babb
Consi 16 #2: Pelech dec 3-2 Babb
Armel Duke (Middletown) – 222 HS
Rd 32: Gabburo dec 3-1 Duke
Consi 16 #1: Cercioglu wbf 3:00 Duke
Stephan Monchery (Middletown) 250 Intermediate
RR #1: Monchery wbf 1:05 Shore
RR #2: Monchery wbf 1:10 Deans
RR #3: Monchery wbf :36 Novello
Stephan is your 250 Intermediate Champion!!!!

Vision Wrestling Taking an All-Section 9 Team to NYWAY Duals

Take a look at the team that Coach Brian Vutianitis and Vision Wrestling is taking to the NYWAY Duals in Rochester this weekend! All of the results will be posted right here throughout the day on Saturday! Good luck boys!

99- Alex Greco (Warwick) 5th in S9 D1
99 – Jordan Brown (Monroe Woodbury)
106- Dylan Winters (Monroe Woodbury) 4th in S9 D1
113- Drew Marchese (Washingtonville) S9 D1 Champion
120- Jaden Hansen (Newburgh) 3rd in S9 D1
126- Matt Davis (Wallkill) 5th in 2018 S9 D1
132- Drew Greco (Warwick) 5th/4th in S9 D1
132 -Dom Genero (Washingtonville)
138- Joey Amato (Port Jervis) 2nd in S9 D2
145- Eric Tigue (Port Jervis) 2X S9 D2 Champion
152- Tommy Askey (Pine Bush) 4th in NYS D1
160- Nick Florin (Pine Bush) 2nd in S9 D1
160 – Evan Gibbons (Warwick) 4th in S9 D1
170- Vincent Genaro (Washingtonville)
182- Steve Felice (Monroe Woodbury) 3rd in S9 D1
220- Max Decapua (Newburgh) 3rd and 6th in NYS