Section 9 Division 1 Large School
96 - Mike Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) beat Taylor Laraia (Newburgh Free Academy) 9-7 OT
103 - Cody Ruggirello (Valley Central) pinned Scott MacGregor (Newburgh Free Academy) 1:01
112 - Drew Bloss (Cornwall) beat Kevin Lucas (Valley Central) 5-3
119 - Jamie Franco (Monroe-Woodbury) beat Jeremiah Biddle (Minisink Valley) 3-1
125 - Kyle Piaquadio (Newburgh Free Academy) beat Mike Santalla (Warwick) 14-13
130 - Blaze Chatham (Newburgh Free Academy) beat Mitch Wightman (Warwick) 11-3
135 - Mike D'Amato (Valley Central) beat Matt Doolittle (Middletown) 3-0
140 - Sean Floor (Port Jervis) pinned Keith Perry (Wallkill) 1:30
145 - Cory Lempka (Minisink Valley) pinned Austin Smith (Port Jervis) 1:51
152 - Spencer Casey (Washingtonville) beat Keith Corley (Valley Central) 2-1
160 - Ross Hansen (Minisink Valley) beat Derek Stanley (Saugerties) 2-1
171 - Justin Diesel (Minisink Valley) beat Karl Ehlers (Monroe-Woodbury) 7-4
189 - Steven Butler (Port Jervis) beat Alexis Bruno (Monticello) 4-1
215 - Jimmy Dollaway (Valley Central) beat Pat Sweeney (Warwick) 3-2
275 - Corey James (Kingston) beat Josh Lassiter (Newburgh Free Academy) 3-1 in overtime
Vespa's takedown and three back points tied the match 7-7 with 23 seconds left. Vespa didn't have any freshman jitters, taking down Laraia with 18 seconds left to win in OT.
Ruggirello locked up MacGregor with a single arm bar and pinned him in 1:01. The freshman had three pins in the tournament, wrestling for a combined 3 minutes and 48 seconds.
Bloss held a 4-1 lead after the first period and didn't do much from there. He was penalized a stalling point (4-3 lead) with 25 seconds left. Bloss warded off Lucas' late-second flurry to win.
This highly anticipated matchup didn't disappoint the crowd. Franco won for the fourth time without a defeat this season to Biddle, taking down Biddle with three seconds left. It's Franco's third section title.
Piaquadio survived a battle with a four-point move with 43 seconds left. The match was tied three times. Santalla used his legs and a cross-body lock for scoring moves. The returning champion nearly won the match at the buzzer.
Chatham's experience was a little too much for Wightman, an eighth-grader. The match turned into a snoozer after the first period as Chatham won his first section title.
The match wasn't as close as the score indicates. A first-period takedown was all D'Amato needed for his third section title. D'Amato wrestled at his methodical pace from there on.
Floor, the master of many pinning holds, set up Perry by sliding by him. He locked his right leg in between Perry's legs, dropped him to the mat and cradled him. Floor's move was something that you rarely see in a section final.
Lempka, the defending champion, picked up his 101st career pin and his fourth first-period pin of the tournament. Once Smith started tying up with Lempka early on, you knew the match wasn't going to last long.
Lots of tying up and not much wrestling. Corley kept on looking at the clock in the third period but couldn't score against Casey. Casey's third-period escape was the difference.
Hansen wrestled smart, didn't do anything crazy and used his strength to hold off a late Stanley rally. Hansen was falling back as time expired. It looked like both wrestlers could go another six minutes.
Diesel battled through a bloody nose for most of the match. And he had every answer for Ehlers' offense, not giving up a takedown. Diesel sealed the deal with a takedown with a second left.
Butler and Bruno pushed each other around for six minutes. Bruno tried a bear hug and Butler overpowered him for a second-period takedown in the move of the match.
Dollaway showed the heart of a defending champion, reversing Sweeney with 10 seconds left for the win. He worked the entire third period for the winning move. Sweeney made it a physical battle.
A lot of dancing and muscling in this one. James' low center of gravity made it hard for Lassiter to try any scoring moves. James' third attempt to throw Lassiter worked for a takedown with five seconds left in OT.
Consolation finals (third/fourth place)
96 — Kyle Diesel (Minisink Valley) beat Killian DeCastro (Valley Central) 8-6
103 — Ross Potter (Minisink Valley) beat Nick Wolff (Monroe-Woodbury) 2-1
112 — Joey Keys (Middletown) Blake Conti (Monroe-Woodbury) 9-5
119 — Pat Spaulding (New Paltz) beat Robert Bailey (Valley Central) 12-4
125 — Mike Corletta (Minisink Valley) beat Bryan Frain (Middletown) 2-0
130 — Steve Burger (Wallkill) beat Rob Preiss (Cornwall) 6-3
135 — James Disapio (Goshen) beat Rich Dalton (Minisink Valley) 5-4
140 — Vinny Brugaletta (Monticello) beat Derrick Lawlor (Cornwall) 6-0
145 — Cinque Mandela (Newburgh Free Academy) beat Russ Scaringi (Pine Bush) 3-2
152 — Ryan Ham (Kingston) pinned Kyle Gale (Onteora) 5:05
160 — Andrew Carroll (Valley Central) pinned Kyle Ferraiolo (Cornwall) 2:57
171 — Leroy Pryce (Kingston) beat Jared Rosado (Middletown) 3-2
189 — Mike McGrath (Kingston) beat Hendrik Boghaert (Monroe-Woodbury) 7-3
215 — Brandon Bruinix (Pine Bush) pinned C.J. Floor (Port Jervis) 5:13
275 — Joe Zitone (Port Jervis) beat Brandon Byrne (Minisink Valley) 3-1
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