We definitely had a busy week of wrestling in Section 9! There were some wrestlers moving into different weight classes, some marquee match-ups, and a few major upsets! What does all of this mean??? Well of course it means new rankings….enjoy!!!
New ranking will be announced every Monday on The Section 9 Wrestling Talk Show. The show can be heard live, free of charge, every Monday at 7:00 PM on kjbroadcasting.com. The broadcast is archived the next morning so you can enjoy the show at your convenience.
Ellenville went 4-0 to win the Goshen Duals on Saturday. Goshen, Eldred-Fallsburg, and Chester all went 2-2 while Millbrook went 0-4. By criteria, Goshen was awarded second place honors followed by Eldred-Fallsburg, Chester then Millbrook. We are still waiting for complete results however we did learn that Tom Merenyi, Lance Golubinski, and Connor Gansrow all went 4-0 for host Goshen.
The Warwick Valley wrestling team headed upstate this weekend to take on some of the toughest competition in the state at the Civil War Duals in Shenendahowa. The Wildcats went 5-2 and placed 3rd out of 8 teams; they now have a 8-2 overall record. Warwick received standout individual performances from Justin Corradino, Kyle Weirzbicki, Ryan Bedross and Pavel Gorelov. One of Gorelov’s victories came against defending Section 8 champion Andrew Jones from Plainedge. Below is a summary of Warwick’s matches.
Congratulations to the NFA wrestling squad for an outstanding job at Saturday’s John Jay East Fishkill Tournament. The Goldbacks finished first out of 13 teams and had seven finalists including two champions! John Derham (126) and Terrence Cheeks (285) took home titles while Johnny Bastone (106), Sean Foschini (113), Coby McGuire (132), Kyle McGuire (170), and Isaac Serrano (220) all placed second. Damani Burns (106), Matt Quintana (138), and Ray Hernandez (160) came in 4th for NFA. Way to go Goldbacks!
Dylan Booth (106), Dylan Muller (145), Bret Sauschuck (152), and Dan DeCarlo (170) all won individual titles at Saturday’s Huntington Invitational. Also placing for Port were Travis Curreri (3rd @ 220), Travis Edwards (4th @ 160), Randy Wilson (4th @ 182), Henry Shall (5th @ 285), and Nasson Bailey (6th @ 113). The Red Raiders finished 5th in the team standings. Great job guys!
Minisink finished the Colonie Dual meet tournament with a perfect 9-0 record to take home first place honors. The Warriors were led by freshmen Gerard Daly (99) and Michael Raccioppi (106) who both finished the tournament with 9 wins. Anthony Sannella (182/195) finished 8-1 while Nick Truglio (126), Devyn Fennel (145), and Frank Mayo (170) all finished 7-2 for the tournament. Special congratulations go out to Hudson Falls’ 160 wrestler Aaron Dudley who recorded his 200th career victory at the tournament. Congratulations Aaron!
Minisink Valley went 5-0 on Saturday at the Colonie Duals highlighted by a dramatic 32-30 victory over Queensbury. Queensbury, a perennial Section 2 power, returned nearly their entire team from last year which finished ranked # 7 in the state according to the sportswriter’s poll. The Warriors also had victories over Ravena, Ketham, Colonie, and Scotia. Gerard Daly, Michael Raccioppi, Nick Truglio, and Anthony Sannella finished the day 5-0 for Minisink. Day two of the tournament begins 9:00 AM on Sunday when the Warriors will take on Burnt Hills, Division, Rocky Point, and Hudson Falls.
SUNY Cortland’s Wrestling squad, ranked 8th nationally in DIII, scored 165.5 points to win the Messiah Petrofes Invitational on 12/3. Contributing to the Red Dragon’s success were two former Section 9 wrestlers. Corey James (Kingston, 2009) placed 6th at 285 lbs while team captain Justin Signorelli (Highland, 2009) placed 7th at 165 lbs. Click here for article fron SUNY Cortland’s website including full brackets. Great job guys!
Hofstra won eight of ten matches en route to a 27-6 victory over the Army Black Knights on Thursday at a match held in Christl Arena, West Point. 2009 Monroe Woodbury graduate Jamie Franco, a red-shirt sophomore for Hofstra, recorded a 2-1 victory over Army’s Jordan Thome at 133lbs. Thome was a national qualifier last year and has been ranked in the top 20 in the nation at 133 in some polls. Click here for complete story including box score.