Sauschuck 2nd, Port Jervis Finishes 8th at 22-Team Christmas City Holiday Tournament at Bethlehem Catholic

Port’s Sauschuck battles Bethlehem Catholic’s  Todora in the 152lb. final of the 44th Annual Christmas City Wrestling Tournament.

Led by Bret Sauschuck’s second place performance, Port Jervis finished 8th out of 22 teams at the 44th Annual Tony Iasiello Christmas City Tournament held at Bethlehem Catholic High School.  With their 10 finalists and 7 champions, host Bethlehem Catholic High (Becahi) ran away with the team title with 308 points. Palmerton finished second with 125.5 points, followed by Wallenpaupack (114.5), Southern Lehigh (114) and Wyoming Valley West (110). Bethlehem Catholic is a national wrestling powerhouse; they are currently ranked 12th in the country by Intermat.  Sauschuck lost in the finals 9-4 in a hard fought match with Ryan Todora of Becahi.

Along with Sauschuck’s stellar tournament, Port Jervis also had 3 other wrestlers place in the top 4 in their weight class.  Dylan Booth suffered his first defeat of the season but wrestled back to a third place finish at 106 pounds.  At 145 pounds, Dylan Muller finished 3rd and at 170 pounds, Dan Decarlo earned 4th place honors.

Saugerties’ Stanley, Farrell Champs at Somers Tourney

Ethan Stanley

Saugerties crowned two individual champions en route to a fifth place team finish at the 33rd Annual Eric D’Agnese (Somers) Tournament.  Section 2 power Columbia won the team title followed by host Somers (Section 1) and St. Anthony’s (CHSAA – Long Island).

In the marquee match-up of the finals, Saugerties heavyweight Ethan Stanley defeated Columbia’s El Shaddai Gilmore-Vanhoesen 4-3 in quadruple overtime.  Stanley scored an escape with three seconds left in the ultimate tie breaker period to secure the victory.  Both Stanley and Gilmore-Vanhoesen are expected to be in contention for a state title in February.  Sawyer 182 pounder Chris Farrell also earned an individual title via his round-robin performance.  Andrew Mentz(170), James Bethel(195) , and Keoni Nakapaahu(220) all finished second for Saugerties.

Click here for final team standings as well as final individual results.

4 Locals Win Titles; Cornwall takes 2nd at 17-team Mid-Hudson

Section 9 was very well represented in what proved to be an extremely competitive and evenly matched Mid Hudson Tournament on Tuesday and Wednesday.  In the team race, Cornwall finished second to host Arlington.  Other Section 9 teams that finished in the top ten included NFA (5th), Valley Central (6th), and Rondout Valley (9th).  Kingston, Red Hook, Highland, and Pine Bush also had wrestlers compete in the tournament.  Four Section 9 wrestlers, two from Cornwall and two from Kingston, took home individual titles. 

Cornwall’s TJ Kreider capped off a dominating tournament by defeating NFA’s Sean Foshini for the crown at 113 pounds.  Kreider pinned Valley Central’s Hussain Hasan at the 5:50 mark in their semifinal  match-up.  Hasan defeated teammate Jimmy Clark, who only lost 8-6 OT to Foshini in the semis, to finish 3rd.  The Green Dragon’s other individual title came at 132 pounds where Luke Roth defeated Ketcham’s Mike Morabito via injury default.  Roth began Wednesday in impressive fashion by defeating Rondout Valley’s Colin Dimler by a 8-2 margin.  He then went on to beat Rob Rosenberg of Hewlett (Section 8, Long Island) by a score of 6 to 3.  Dimler wrestled back well to take 5th place. 

Kingston’s Deon Edmond navigated his way through an extremely tough 195 lb. weight class to take home first place honors.  After pinning Valley Central’s Krajl Haxhaj in the first round, Edmond defeated Arlington’s Matt Day 3-0 in the semis and Beacon’s Deondre Pierce 5-4 in the finals.  Seth Stauble gave Kingston their second individual title when he pinned Yorktown’s David Varian at the 4:56 mark of the 285 pound final.  Varian reached the final by squeaking out a victory over NFA’s Terrance Cheeks 2-1 in 2OT.  Stauble pinned his way through the bracket by also securing falls over Will Brammer of Red Hook and Vinny Guiel of West Springfield.  Cheeks finished 4th for the tournament.

All Top-4 Section 9 Placewinners including head-to-head S9 match notes:
  99 – Chris Cuccolo (Pine Bush, 2nd)  Andy Rivera (NFA, 4th)… Cuccolo beat Rivera 2-1 in semis
  106 – Austin Ingraham (Highland, 3rd)  Johnny Bastone (NFA, 4th)…Ingraham beat Bastone 3-2
  113 – TJ Kreider (Cornwall, 1st)  Sean Foshini (NFA, 2nd)  Hussain Hasan (VC, 3rd)  Jimmy Clark (VC, 4th)
  120 – John Hodes (Rondout Valley, 2nd)
  126 – John Derham (NFA, 3rd)
  132 – Luke Roth (Cornwall, 1st)
  138 – none
  145 – Ian Morse (Rondout Valley, 2nd) Ricky Treu (Red Hook, 3rd) Tyler Carlyon (NFA, 4th)
                    Morse mdec Treu 11-0….Treu dec Carlyon 8-2
  152 – Paul Sommer (Rondout Valley, 2nd)
  160 – Luke Zsido (Cornwall, 3rd)
  170 – Kyle McGuire (NFA, 2nd)  Ryan Gagnon (Cornwall, 4th)… McGuire dec Gagnon 6-1 in semis
  182 – Bilal Hasan (Valley Central, 2nd)
  195 – Deon Edmond (Kingston, 1st)  Andrew Giese (Cornwall, 4th)
  220 – Ben Zitz (Red Hook, 4th)
  285 – Seth Stauble (Kingston, 1st)  Terrance Cheeks (NFA, 4th)

Click below for all individual results

                                           Day 1 Pools                                        Day 2 Brackets

Weekend Results Summary…More to Follow…

MV goes 4-0 to win Jim Wilson Duals! Finals:  Minisink 42 William Floyd 27
Minisink 58 Averill Park 18   Minisink 64 Nanuet 6  Minisink 50 Plainedge 24

Highland crowns 5 champions to wins Lourdes Tournament!
Austin Ingraham (113), Sal Mazella (145), Sam Cruz (152), AJ Buchanan (170), and Kevin Rivera (285) all took home titles as Highland edged host Lourdes 282 to 262 in the team race.

Sommer gets 100th win; Rondout goes 2-2 at Dragon Duals!
RV 46 Pearl River 35   RV 60 Tri Valley 16   Cornwall 49 RV 30   Horace Greeley 39 RV 26

Terrence Cheeks wins 285 title as NFA takes 2nd at Clarkstown North!  Click below for a summary of NFA’s performance.
NFA at Clarkstown North Tournament

Mahopac defeats Valley Central for 1st place at Tri-State Holiday Tournament!  Click below for a summary of the team results.  (Individual results will appear in the “Results” section, as well as on each team’s personal page, as they become available.)
Tri-State Holiday Tournament

Monroe Woodbury goes 4-0 at Montgomery County Duals.  Vinny Vespa and AJ Voelker go 4-0!


Upcoming Action in S9 Wrestling!!!

Section 9 Wrestling has a busy weekend on tap for their fans!  Below is a list of some of the upcoming duals and tournaments, as well as some of the potential marquee individual match-ups that we could see over the next few days!

Friday 12/16
Saugerties @ Kingston….Stanley vs. Stauble II
Middletown @ Washingtonville…Nelson vs. Casey II
Monticello @ Pine Bush … Stramiello vs. Vargas???

Saturday 12/17
Cornwall, Rondout Valley, Tri-Valley at Cornwall Dragon Duals
Saugerties, Onteora @ Ravena Duals
NFA @ Clarkstown North Tournament
Eldred/Fallsburg @ Freeport Tournament (Long Island)
Minisink & Washingtonville @ Jim Wilson Duals (Minisink Valley HS)
Port Jervis, Middletown, Valley Central, Wallkill, Monticello, and Goshen  @ Port Jervis                  Holiday Tournament
Monroe Woodbury @ Amsterdam Duals
Liberty @ Cuneen-Doan Tournament (Walton HS)
Highland, Millbrook @ Lourdes Tournament (Our Lady of Lourdes HS)
Red Hook @ Lee Van Slyke Memorial Tournament (Burnt Hills HS)