Central Sign-Up Dates For Youth States

The central sign-up dates for the 2012 USA Wrestling Kids States are:

Saturday Feb. 18th in Middletown at Studio AYO on Rt. 211 from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm. Tuesday Feb. 21st at the MW High School from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

All fees and paperwork will be collected on those dates and forwarded as a section to the tournament director in Long Island.

Sectional Results From Around The State

As I am able to get results from other state qualifying tournaments around the state, I will “link” them below.



Section 1 D1   D2            Section 7
Section 2 D1  D2            Section 8 D1  D2
Section 3 D1  D2            Section 9 D1  D2
Section 4 D1  D2            Section 10 D1 D2
Section 5 D1  D2            Section 11 D1  D2
Section 6 D1  D2            PSAL D1  D2

Section 9 D1 quarterfinal match-ups

Here are your Section 9 Division 1 quarterfinal match-ups.  Wrestling will begin at 9:30 at Monroe Woodbury High School.  Semifinals should begin at approximately 11:45 and the finals are slated to start at 6:30!  Good luck to all of our wrestlers.

Gerard Daly(MV) vs. Mack Philips(VC)                                  Evan Barzack(MW) vs. Andrew North(PB)
Vinny Vespa(MW) vs. Isaiah Gutierrez-Vera(Mid)              Steven Slepoy(NFA) vs. Chris Cuccolo(PB)

John Stramiello(PB) vs. Damani Burns(NFA)                     Sean Sweeney(Corn) vs. Johnny Bastone(NFA)
Dylan Booth(PJ) vs. Justin Clavell(Wash)                            Gabe Campbell(VC) vs. Michael Raccioppi(MV)

TJ Kreider (Corn) vs. Hussain Hasan(VC)                           Alex Baum(MW) vs. Mason Rambrose(MV)
Ryan Ferro(War) vs. Jordan Jackson(Midd)                       Luis Andreakis(Wash) vs. PJ Smoot(MW)

Justin Corradino(War) vs. Angel Martinez(MW)              Ryan Bolger(VC) vs. Chris Truglio(MV)
Tyler Rodriguez(Midd) vs. Sean Foshini(NFA)                 Nick Sebesta(Wall) vs. Bryan Mongiello(Wash)

Tom Murphy (MW) vs. Justin Guarno(Wash)                   Brandon Lewis(MW) vs. Lance Golubinski(Gos)
Brett Johnson(Corn) vs. Wyatt Lendle(VC)                        Mike Yaeger(Saug) vs. Donald Brown(Midd)

Luke Roth (Corn) vs. Kenny Lumbrazo(MV)                    Ray Isales(Corn) vs. Jordan Robles(PB)
John Derhan(NFA) vs. Thomas Wightman(War)            Coby McGuire(NFA) vs. Mohamed Shidid(Wash)

Shane Connolly (War) vs. Tyler Owen(Wall)                    Luke Evans(Mont) vs. Tom Curley(MW)
Mark Milisci(Wash) vs. Quinn Zsido(Corn)                      Antonio Fracasse(NFA) vs. Dylan Muller(PJ)

Bret Sauschuck(PJ) vs. Tyler Blasko(Wall)                      Drake Barzack(MW) vs. Dante Giannetta(Corn)
Devyn Fennell(MV) vs. Shane Ginley(War)                     Ryan Sause(PB) vs. Kyle Wierzbicki(War)

Ryan Bedross(War) vs. Tim Yurgel(Corn)                       Bryan Cuilty(NFA) vs. Travis Edwards(PJ)
AJ Voelker(MW) vs. Francesco Pichardo(Wash)           Nick Wentland(MV) vs. JP Vandercliff(MW)

Dan DeCarlo(PJ) vs. Harley Rogers(War)                       Luke Zsido(Corn) vs. Chris Weston(PB)
Jake Hoffman(MV) vs. Andrew Bragado(Wash)            Anthony Milano(MW) vs. Pat Sause(PB)

Colin Casey(Wash) vs. Rob Cuomo(Saug)                      Andrew Mentz(Saug) vs. Frank Mayo(MV)
Kyle McGuire(NFA) vs. Ryan Gagnon(Corn)                 Andy Sliter(War) vs. Kirk Nelson(Midd)

Anthony Sannella(MV) vs. Chris Farrell(Saug)             John McWeeney(King) vs. Randy Wilson(PJ)
Andrew Giese(Corn) vs. TJ Mann (Corn)                       Tom Merenyi(Gosh) vs. Bilal Hasan(VC)

Deon Edmond(King) vs. James Bethel(Saug)                  Vinny Nastro(Gosh) vs. Travis Curreri(PJ)
Ty’Mare Armstrong(Midd) vs. Joe Santianno(Gosh)     Luke Durland(MV) vs. Pavel Gorelov(War)

Rob Kelly(MW) vs. Damion Rampe(PB)                          Keoni Nakapaahu(Saug) vs. Shane Hanlon(MV)
Jorge Vasco(MW) vs. Sam Weinger(Wash)                    Josh Bonneau(MV) vs. Connor Leavell(War)

Ethan Stanley(Saug) vs. Joe Boccia(War)                       Tim Wade(Midd) vs. Blaise Smith(Midd)
Terrence Cheeks(NFA) vs. Steven Melgar(Wash)         Andrew Connors(Wall) vs. Seth Stauble(King)


Future S9 Stars; JV Sections Results, 2012 Youth Sections Info!

Monroe Woodbury edged Minisink Valley by one point (158-157) this past Saturday at the JV Sectionals held in Warwick.  Click below for full results and to catch glimpse of some of the names you’ll be reading about for the next couple of years in Section 9 Wrestling!!!

                                                         2012 JV Sectionals

Hey….speaking of future S9 champions, I hope everyone is registered for the Section 9 Youth Championships scheduled for this coming Sunday 2/12 at Monroe Woodbury High School.  The tournament is also open to modified wrestlers as long as their birth year is 1998 or 1999.  Click below for tournament and registration information.

                                 2012 Section 9 Youth Wrestling Championship


Derek Stanley Wins 197; Army 4th at All-Academy

Congratulations to Saugerties graduate Derek Stanley for winning the 197 pound title at the All-Academy Championships held in Colorado Springs on Sunday.  Derek finished 3-0 including a victory by pin over Tyler Russell from Merchant Marine Academy.  Teammate Cole Gracey also won an individual title at 165.  As a team, Army came in forth of eight teams finishing behind Navy, Air Force, and the Citadel.  Click below for complete article including full results from the Army Wrestling website.

       Army Fourth at All Academy Championships


Knights on a roll heading into All-Academy Championships

Second year Head Coach Joe Heskett had made “Build and Believe” the slogan for Army Wrestling.  Well the staff has been doing a great job “building”, the wrestlers are now “believing”, and the NCAA wrestling community is starting to take notice.

Over the past three weeks, Army wrestling has won 4 consecutive dual meets and also finished 1st out of 15 teams at the New York State Collegiate Championships.  Their recent dual meet victories were over Columbia 19-15, Drexel 26-12, Brown 24-15, and #25 Harvard 24-17.

The Black Knights return to action this weekend at the All-Academy Championships in Colorado Springs, CO. The event will take place on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy where Army will get a chance to wrestle against fellow service academies Air Force, The Citadel, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Navy, Norwich and VMI.


Weekend Tourneys

After a relatively quiet week of wrestling, we are happy to announce that there are some outstanding tournaments coming up this weekend involving quite a few local teams.  Most notably, NFA is hosting the Newburgh Duals on Saturday.  This all-day, two-gymnasium tournament will showcase local teams NFA, Kingston, Port Jervis, and Warwick Valley.  Also participating are Arlington, Chaminade, Hauppauge, Port Chester, Cold Spring Harbor, and Shoreham Wading River.  Click below for a complete tourament schedule.
                                                    2012 Newburgh Duals

The very competitive Big Ten Tournament also takes place this weekend up in Albany.  Section 9 will be well repesented by both Middletown and Pine Bush.  Best of luck to all Section 9 teams this weekend.   Section 9 Championships are just a few weeks away!!!

Weekend Summary

Before I begin to summarize a busy weekend in Section 9 wrestling, I would like to first congratulate NFA’s Johnny Bastone and Roundout Valley’s Ian Morse who both recorded their 100th career victory this weekend.  Bastone earned his milestone with a victory via technical fall versus Ellenville at the Highland Duals while Morse got his 100th win in the quarter-finals of the Gene Brigham Invitational at Minsink Valley.  I would also like to offer congratulations to Washingtonville’s Colin Casey who became his school’s all-time wins leader by recording his 136th career victory en route to earning the 170 pound title at the Beacon Tournament.  Great job guys!

Gene Brigham Invitational @ Minisink Valley:  Host Minsink Valley crowned three champions and edged out Section 11 power Longwood 183-181.5 to take the team title at 2012 Gene Brigham Memorial Wrestling Tournament.  Earning individual titles for Section 9 were Michael Raccioppi (MV, 106), Mason Rambrose (MV, 113), John Hodes (RV, 120), Donald Brown (Middletown, 126), Anthony Sannella (MV, 182), Vinny Nastro (Goshen, 195), and Alex Ortiz (Middletown, 220).  Click below for finals results, awards, and top-5 team standings.  
                                     2012 Gene Brigham Invitational Results

Beacon Wrestling Tournament:  Valley Central and Washingtonville finished first and second, respectively, and each team crowned an individual champion at this weekend’s Beacon Wrestling Tournament.  Valley Central’s Bilal Hasan captured the 182 pound title while Washingtonville’s Colin Casey was the 170 pound champion.  Casey’s victory, the 136th of his career, has earned him the distinction of now being Washingtonville’s all-time wins leader.  Click below for a brief tournament summary.
                                         2012 Beacon Wrestling Tournament

Conklin Memorial Tournament in Carmel:   The Pine Bush Wrestling Team placed second at the Conklin Memorial Tournament on Sunday in Nanuet.  Seven wrestlers placed first: Chris Cuccolo 99, John Stramiello 106, Damon Bennett 113, Max Marie 138, Ryan Sause 145, Pat Sause 160, and Damion Rampe 220.  Three wrestlers placed second: Andrew North 99, Andrew Dutchatellier 120, and Jordan Robles 132.  Damion Rampe also won the award for the most pins in the least amount of time.

Kohl Tournament in Suffern:  Monroe Woodbury crowned two individual champions and won the team title at this weekend’s Kohl Tournament held at Suffern High School.  Vinny Vespa (99) and JP Vandercliff (152) won titles for the Crusaders.  PJ Smoot (113), Dan Circelli (138), AJ Voelker (145), and Jorge Vasco (220) took second while Evan Barczak (99), Brandon Lewis (126), and Drake Barczak (145) earned third place honors for MW.

Highland Duals:  Newburgh Free Academy finished 4-0 in their pool and 106 pounder Johnny Bastone recorded his 100th career victory.  Congrats Johnny!

Edgemont Tournament:  Monticello’s Paul Gomez (126) and Mike D’Abbraccio (285) won titles while Adam Kaiser took 5th at 160.  Tuxedo also competed and received a 2nd place finish from Dylan Lynn at 106.  Dean Stanton placed 4th at 99 and Zach Williams placed 6th at 170 for the Tornadoes.

Regional Youth Tournaments

I have been getting several requests for information about Youth Wrestling Tournaments.  Unfortunately, there does not seem to be too many local events schedued.  What I’ve decided to do, however, is provide some information about tournaments that are within a few hours of Section 9.  Hopefully, in time, we will see an increase in local youth tournaments.  For the time being, you may want to consider entering your future Section 9 wrestlers in tournaments in Section 1 (Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties), NJ, PA, Long Island, Sections 3 and 4 (Central NY), and Section 2 (Albany area).  I hope this is of some help to those of you who are interested, and please do not hesitate in sending me any additional information regarding youth wrestling.

Section 9:  Josh Allen Youth Tournament @ MV   January 28, 2012
                      Section 9 Youth Championships @ MW February 12, 2012

Section 1:  (Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and Westchester Counties)
                    Pleasantville Youth Tourney @ Pleasantville HS  Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012       
                   Beacon Youth Tourney @ Beacon HS   January 28, 2012 
                   2012 NYS Championships @ Bay Shore HS   March 3-4, 2012
                   Ossining Youth Tourney @ Ossining HS   March 10, 2012
                   Carmel Youth Tourney @ Carmel HS    March 17, 2012
                   Brewster Youth Tourney @ Brewster HS   March 24, 2012 
                   Askren Scramble Tournament @ Somers Fitness   March 31, 2012
          ** Click here to register for any of the Section 1 Youth Tournaments**

Long Island:     Bethpage Youth Tournament    January 25, 2012
                               Richie Anderson Youth and Middle School Tournament      March 3, 2012
                               Brentwood Kids Tournament    March 3, 2012

Section 2 (Albany):  Pop and Flo Mini-Men Nationals   April 28 & 29, 2012
                                          Pop and Flo National Duals (team tournament) May 19 & 20, 2012

Sections 3 & 4Central New York Youth Wrestling Schedule

          Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling website                New Jersey Youth Wrestling website