Local schedule for Tuesday, Feb. 19

High school
BOYS BASKETBALL
Pine Plains at Spackenkill, 4:15 p.m.
Webutuck at Rhinebeck, 4:15 p.m.
Wallkill at Highland, 5:45 p.m.
Middletown at Newburgh, 6 p.m.
O’Neill at Fallsburg, 6 p.m. (new time)
Tri-Valley at Roscoe, 6:30 p.m.
Livingston Manor at S.S. Seward, 6:30 p.m.
Kingston at Monroe-Woodbury, 6:30 p.m.
Valley Central at Burke Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
Washingtonville at Warwick, 6:30 p.m.
Chester at Liberty, 6:30 p.m.
Monticello at Cornwall, 7 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
MHAL semifinals (at SUNY Ulster): Spackenkill vs. Millbrook, 5 p.m.; Roosevelt vs. Red Hook, 7 p.m.
Monticello at Sullivan West, 5:30 p.m.
Webutuck at Ellenville, 5:30 p.m.
Goshen at Port Jervis, 6:30 p.m.
Liberty at Chester, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Livingston Manor, 6:30 p.m.
Monticello at Eldred, ppd.
TRACK AND FIELD
Warwick, Goshen in Eastern States, at New York Armory, 4:30 p.m.

College
MEN’S BASKETBALL
SUNY Orange at SUNY Sullivan, 7 p.m.
MEN’S LACROSSE
Marist at Army, 3 p.m.
SOFTBALL
Army at Long Beach State, 1 p.m.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
SUNY Orange at SUNY Sullivan, 5 p.m.
Fairfield at Marist, 7 p.m.

Local
HORSE RACING
Monticello, 12:25 p.m.
Yonkers, 6:50 p.m.

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V845 Notebook: Music, redemption and a weekend to remember

“The music and everything? That was my idea.”

On Saturday, I spoke with Section 9 swimming and diving chairman Scott Warner about a fun way to build excitement during the section’s swimming championships. In writing this piece, I spoke with winning swimmers of the final heat of each race and asked them about the thinking behind their entrance songs.

“I think it adds something that pumps them up coming out of that room,” Warner said. “It’s a little nerve-wracking going in there. You’re sitting in there with your competition, staring them down…”

And when discussing what goes into the song choice, Warner simply said, “As long as it’s a clean version, it’s OK.”

A busy weekend

The highlights of the weekend were, predictably, Pine Bush diver Colin Lang, who swept Section 9 competition on Friday with a 534.75, and New Paltz swimmer Leo Kuyl, who won four events — two individual and two relays — on Saturday.

Then there was Monroe-Woodbury, which won not only the boys Section 9 Swimming and Diving Championships, but also the girls indoor track and field Section 9 championships.

But there were other stories that came out of the weekend’s action, highlighting athletes that may not have been on the teams that won, but still shined individually. Ken McMillan wrote about Marlboro shot putter Kaitlyn Conte and Goshen distance runner Nicolas Paneto.

At Friday’s diving finals, much of the attention was on Dan Harrington, the Valley Central junior whose redemption story of making it to the state meet after missing out the past two years was a celebratory achievement for all in attendance. His mother Karen, who calls Harrington “Mr. Calm”, said of last year’s failed dive at the Section 9 championships, “It’s a close family between the schools and it hurts. It’s hard.”

Harrington’s father, John, said it wasn’t just a victory for Dan and his family, but for everyone watching.

“It’s been such a long time coming,” John said, “and he’s tried so hard for so long and gotten so close and you can see the reaction from everybody. The lead-up to it was just, everybody here has been rooting for him for so long.”

John added, “He wasn’t always the best, but he was determined.”

And finally, Dan said of the sport’s importance to him, “I made so many friends doing it, and it’s just been a part of my life for so long.”

Unlike Harrington, Washingtonville’s Jackson Vinarub knew he’d qualified for the state meet before he competed at the Section 9 finals. Therefore, his coach Jim Frisbie said, “We talked before the meet about making this like the atmosphere that we would be facing at states.”

Frisbie added of Vinarub, “He’s young. He’s still learning in the sport. The competing part a lot of times is the hard part. When they’re training, they’re young, they’re pretty resilient. They’re strong kids. Sometimes the competition part gets a little tense for them. I push him hard in practice so that he can stand up in tough spots like these meets and he did a nice job.” Vinarub finished second behind Lang on Friday.

Finally, Middletown diver Jordan Washington placed fifth and was the highest scoring diver to miss the cut for the state meet. That doesn’t mean, as head coach Frank Woodward told me, that Washington’s outing Friday was a failure. Far from it.

“He is very athletic,” Woodward said, “so you want to try to use that ability to jump to his advantage. He had his best score by about 35 points and got fifth overall. That’s the best finish he’s had.”

Woodward said Washington has put in hundreds of hours training, increasing his score every year. “We’re proud of him. He’s a great kid and has really grown over his four years.”

Woodward concluded on Washington, “Best score, highest place ever, so we can’t complain.”

Best sports journalism this week

Wayne Drehs for ESPN meets a head football coach undeterred by having no arms or legs.

Leo Sepkowitz for Bleacher Report details how the NBA got its handles.

Allan Kreda for New York Times on the New York Islanders’ two homes.

Matthew Fairburn for The Athletic profiles Dan Morgan, a former NFL player making the most of a playing career cut short.

Jake Fischer for Sports Illustrated on how Blake Griffin remade himself into All-Star form.

C.J. Moore for The Athletic profiles Baylor head basketball coach Scott Drew.

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2019 State Wrestling Preliminary Seeds

Cornwall senior 220-pounder Will Leonard is the top seed in the state Division I preliminary draw.

Leonard, who placed sixth at the weight last season, has won all 38 of his matches this season heading into the state tournament on Feb. 22-23 at the Times Union Center in Albany.

Newburgh Free Academy junior Maxx DeCapua is seeded third at 220. DeCapua, who was defeated by Leonard 5-0 in the section final, took sixth at 195 last season.

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder (106), Monroe-Woodbury senior Marco Vespa (120) and Minisink Valley sophomore Adam Fenner (285) are the third seeds. Ryder and Fenner are making their state debut. Vespa placed third at 120 pounds last season.

Cornwall senior Steve Gazzillo (160) and Monroe-Woodbury senior Preston Havison (285) are seeded fourth.

Here’s a list of the remaining Section 9 Division I wrestlers, who are seeded in the top eight: Pine Bush junior Tommy Askey (145) fifth; Washingtonville freshman Andrew Marchese (99) fifth; Saugerties senior Colby Amell (99) sixth; Kingston junior Jacob Chenier (113) sixth; Middletown junior Justin Morales (106) seventh; Newburgh Free Academy senior Tyler Serafini (182) seventh; Minisink Valley junior Nick Picariello (120) eighth.

Port Jervis junior James Oosterom is the highest-seeded Section 9 Division II wrestler, third at 220 pounds.

Onteora junior Nate Ross (152) is seeded fifth. Red Hook junior Matt Morris (113) and Highland senior Matt Malheiro (138) are the sixth seeds. Eldred senior Nick Curreri (145) received a seventh seed.

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Local schedule for Friday, Feb. 15

High school
BOYS BASKETBALL
Taravella tournament championship: Washingtonville 55, Monroe-Woodbury 41
Wallkill at Onteora, 4:15 p.m.
Fallsburg at Pine Bush, 6 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.
Monticello at Valley Central, 7 p.m.
BOYS SWIMMING
Section 9 meet, diving finals, at Valley Central, 4 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Cornwall at Monticello, 4:30 p.m.
Roscoe at Eldred, 5 p.m.
Somers at Monroe-Woodbury, 5 p.m.
Wallkill at Onteora, 5:45 p.m.
Spackenkill at Newburgh, 6 p.m.
Liberty at Livingston Manor, 6:30 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
North Shore Pre-National Invitational, at New York Armory, 4:30 p.m.

College
BASEBALL
Army 17, Air Force 2
Marist at William & Mary, 4 p.m.
ICE HOCKEY
Mercyhurst at Army, 7 p.m.
MEN’S BASKETBALL
SUNY Potsdam at SUNY New Paltz, 7:30 p.m.
Marist at Quinnipiac, 8 p.m.
MEN’S GYMNASTICS
Army in Winter Cup, at Las Vegas, all day
SOFTBALL
Cal Northridge 9, Army 4 (first game)
Cal Northridge 4, Army 3 (second game)
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Marist in Metro Atlantic championships, at Buffalo, 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
SUNY Potsdam at SUNY New Paltz, 5:30 p.m.
WOMEN’S TENNIS
Army at Florida Tech, noon

Local
HORSE RACING
Aqueduct, 12:25 p.m.
Yonkers, 6:50 p.m.

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Section 9 girls basketball division titles all but decided

As the Section 9 girls basketball tournament approaches, here is a look at which Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association teams have clinched their division so far:

Division 1: Monroe-Woodbury cruised to a 5-1 division record and 12-5 overall on Wednesday, after beating Middletown (0-6 in Division 1) 55-31. The Crusaders’ trio of Taylor Neely, Toni Neely and Jamie Waldron each reached double figures in the win, clinching the division title for Monroe-Woodbury. This is a team that has been confident in its potential all season, but has bigger goals than winning the division. On Jan. 25, Waldron said, “We’ll definitely win sections this year.”

Division 2: All the way back on Feb. 5, in a 51-25 victory over Washingtonville, Warwick wrapped up the Division 2 title. The Wildcats were undefeated in the division, a result of head coach Jim O’Brien’s high expectations for his young team.

Division 3: In the lone division yet to be decided, Cornwall currently sits atop the standings with Goshen breathing down its neck. The two teams meet Thursday night at Goshen at 6 p.m. If Cornwall wins, the Dragons will clinch at least a tie. If Cornwall beats Goshen and follows it up with a victory against Monticello the following night, Cornwall is the Division 3 champion. If Cornwall falls to Goshen, it must beat Monticello and Minisink Valley to claim the division crown.

Division 4: In a true team effort Monday, Burke Catholic trounced Fallsburg 86-44 to wrap up the division. Brenna Costello led Burke with 31 points, Caileigh Costello poured in 20 points and Jackie Costello, Katy McCann and Noelle Burlew each added 10 points apiece. (Fallsburg’s Amanda Zeno scored 22 in defeat.) Burke is without a loss in the division.

Division 5: S.S. Seward won the tiebreaker over Sullivan West to take the division. After finishing with a 3-1 division record, Seward now sits at 15-4 overall after Alexa Roach‘s 28 points helped power her team to a 60-36 win over Ellenville on Wednesday.

Division 6: Eldred completed an undefeated division record to seal up Division 6. This was aided by a statement double overtime home win against division rival Livingston Manor on Feb. 5.

Track how each team performs in the postseason on Twitter by following @Varsity845. You can also follow @jfedichTHR for the stories behind the scores.

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Local schedule for Wednesday, Feb. 13

High school
BOYS BASKETBALL
Chapel Field at Livingston Manor, 5 p.m.
Wallkill at New Paltz, 5:30 p.m.
Rondout Valley at Saugerties, 5:30 p.m.
Marlboro at Red Hook, 5:30 p.m.
Middletown at Pine Bush, 6 p.m.
Webutuck at Ellenville, 6:15 p.m.
S.S. Seward at Tri-Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Burke Catholic at Washingtonville, 6:30 p.m.
Cornwall at Port Jervis, 6:30 p.m.
Goshen at Monticello, 6:30 p.m.
Chester at James I. O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.
Fallsburg at Liberty, 6:30 p.m.
Roscoe at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.
Newburgh Free Academy at Kingston, 7 p.m.
Warwick at Valley Central, 7 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
Washingtonville at Millbrook, ppd.
Warwick at Sparta (N.J.), 5:30 p.m.
Marlboro at Rondout Valley, 5:45 p.m.
Highland at Webutuck, 5:45 p.m.
Ellenville at S.S. Seward, 6 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Middletown, 6:30 p.m.
Liberty at Burke Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
Tri-Valley at Onteora, ppd.
Eldred at Minisink Valley, 6:30 p.m.

College
MEN’S BASKETBALL
Boston Univ. at Army, 11 a.m.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
Bard at SUNY New Paltz, 7 p.m.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Marist in Metro Atlantic championships, at Buffalo, 5 p.m.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Army at Lafayette, 7 p.m.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Army at Marist, 4 p.m.

Local
HORSE RACING
Monticello, 12:25 p.m.

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2019 Section 9 Division I wrestling recap/videos

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder made an impressive Section 9 Division I tournament debut.

Ryder (40-3) pinned all three of his opponents, including returning champion Justin Morales of Middletown in 4:30 in the final. He is the first seventh grader to win a section Division I title.

Was pointed out to me that Kevin Dommreis won a Section 9 Division II title as a Millbrook seventh-grader in 2015.

Minisink Valley freshman Sofia Macaluso is the first girl to place in the Section 9 Division I tournament. Macaluso took third at 120 pounds. She went 4-1 in her first section tournament with her only loss coming to eventual champion and teammate Nick Picariello. New Paltz’s Tara Linneman placed fourth in a six-wrestler bracket at 126 pounds in the 2017 Section 9 Division II championships.

Washingtonville has multiple section champions (Andrew Marchese, 99 pounds and Tom Maddox, 132) for the first time since 1991 when Mike Castro, Mark Aquilar and Rich Gomez took first. Castro won Washingtonville’s only state title that year.

Newburgh Free Academy senior Tyler Serafini, now a two-time champion, leads the section with 48 wins heading into the state tournament. Valley Central’s Cody Ruggirello holds the section record with 55 wins in the 2009-10 season. Kingston’s Mike McGrath won 52 matches and Newburgh Free Academy’s Taylor Laraia had 50 wins in 2009-10. Ruggirello won 54 matches in 2008-09.

Here are some finals videos from the Section 9 Division I championship including the 120-pound championship between Minisink Valley’s Nick Picariello and Monroe-Woodbury’s Marco Vespa:

 

 

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Local schedule for Monday, Feb. 11

High school
BOYS BASKETBALL
Chapel Field at Fallsburg, 4:30 p.m. (new time)
Highland at Pine Plains, 4:30 p.m.
Roosevelt at Marlboro, 5:30 p.m.
New Paltz at Rondout Valley, 5:30 p.m.
Ellenville at Rhinebeck, 5:30 p.m.
Onteora at Dover, 5:45 p.m.
Kingston at Pine Bush, 6 p.m.
Monroe-Woodbury at Newburgh Free Academy, 6 p.m.
Port Jervis at Goshen, 6 p.m.
Eldred at Liberty, 6 p.m.
Coleman Catholic at Webutuck, 6 p.m.
Burke Catholic at Wallkill, 6:30 p.m.
Red Hook at Valley Central, 6:30 p.m.
Saugerties at James I. O’Neill, 6:30 p.m.
Minisink Valley at Cornwall, 7 p.m.
Livingston Manor at Sullivan West, 7 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL
New Paltz at Webutuck, 4:15 p.m.
Monticello at Warwick, 5 p.m.
Pine Plains at Onteora, 5 p.m.
Stamford at Roscoe, 5 p.m.
Rhinebeck at Ellenville, 5:30 p.m.
Onteora at Rondout Valley, ppd.
Minisink Valley at Port Jervis, 6:30 p.m.
Fallsburg at Burke Catholic, 6:30 p.m.
Liberty at Eldred, 7 p.m. (new time)
GYMNASTICS
Section 9 championships, at Ostrander Elementary, Wallkill, 4:30 p.m.
TRACK AND FIELD
Eldred, Ellenville, Fallsburg, Liberty, Monticello, Sullivan West, Tri-Valley in Sullivan meet, at SUNY Sullivan, 3:15 p.m.

Local
HORSE RACING
Monticello, 12:25 p.m.
Yonkers, 6:50 p.m.

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V845 Notebook: How a sport helped one athlete get on the right track

Track and field

The OCIAA Indoor championships took place Sunday at West Point. Monroe-Woodbury won the boys’ meet with a team score of 133. Washingtonville (64) came in second and Newburgh (50) placed third. The girls’ meet came down to three points, as Cornwall won with 112, followed closely by Monroe-Woodbury with 109. Warwick Valley (67) came in third.

At the meet, I wrote about Warwick pole vaulter Kaeli Thompson, who is going to Duke next year, and Jared Davidson, who returned from a couple years away from the sport to become one of the fastest sprinters in Section 9.

I also spoke with Pine Bush’s Jaelin Edwards, who was jubilant after his 3,200-meter race, in which he passed some runners near the end to place second with a 9:40.77. Edwards, a senior, said track has been more than just a sport for him. It’s kept him on the right path in life.

“Track has honestly shaped me into a better person,” Edwards said, “because I used to be in trouble a lot and doing hooligan things, but since I came to this track meet, it made me want to grow up faster so I could put my focus into this and do better and do something different.”

Edwards added: “I got into running by thinking I needed to do something else besides football because it wasn’t my love, so when I came into running, these guys for the last five years have taken me under their wing and shown me what hard work and dedication really looks like with the seniors my freshman and sophomore year. That really helped me get to where I am now.”

Standout performance

Livingston Manor basketball player Lindsey Rau scored her 1,000th point on Tuesday. What’s unique about her journey is that she had to play for Roscoe her sophomore and junior years because Livingston Manor didn’t have a varsity team. Said coach Kevin Clifford about Rau’s importance to this year’s team: “She showed something for the younger kids as we’re building our program back up.” Read more about Rau’s story here.

NYMA basketball

This week, I profiled the New York Military Academy basketball team, writing about their star player Zuzia Kulinska, the journey the international players on the team have taken and the challenges in starting a program from scratch. From my hours of interviews, I had plenty left over from my conversations that didn’t make the stories. Here is some of the extra material from my interviews:

Isabel Sanchez, a senior from Manresa, Spain, a city in the center of Catalonia, said the basketball player she looks up to most is Real Madrid’s Sergio Llull. Here’s some of what she had to say about him, including more from our talk:

On Llull:
“I like that he’s the kind of person that you can find him everywhere. He can be a pointer, he can shoot, he can take the team out of tough situations. He’s so confident in himself, and then he’s so humble.”

On wanting to come to America to play basketball:
“I’m in my city, and I’m watching basketball and I’m O.K., but I always have this adventurous soul that I want to go and do things. I wanted to see that the world is so big and that’s why I wanted to come. I was watching European basketball, and I watched NBA too and I said, I want to go there. There’s basketball there too, so if they tell me if that, I don’t know, in Alaska, there’s basketball, maybe one day I’m going to go there.”

On her bond with her teammates:
“It’s strange, when you are with a person a lot of time, you get tired or you discuss like stupid stuff. But none of this happens to us. We are so close all the time. We joke all the time. We have one thing when we have trouble. We go, we talk, and we sort it out together.”

Flera Vinerte, a junior from Latvia’s capital city of Riga, said she looks up to Latvian NBA players, most notably Kristaps Porzingis. Here’s some more from our conversation:

On when she decided to play basketball in America:
“When I saw Space Jam, I was like I have to go guys. There was talk about playing in Europe too but when you’re in a country that doesn’t have the big buildings and all that stuff, America seems like somewhere that I want to go. Doesn’t matter where.”

On comparing her team to her favorite NBA team, the Utah Jazz:
“It’s just such a low-key team. I think that they’re underrated. I feel like if more people saw us, there would be more interest in us.”

On the importance of having teammates from other countries experiencing the same thing she is:
“If I was here alone, I don’t think I would make it through. I honestly can say that, but with them it’s like a roller coaster.”

Saulė Kaupytė, or Sunny, as she’s better known in America, said she was apprehensive at first about going to a military school, but now she’s looking into opportunities to be a part of the U.S. Military.

“When I found out it was going to be military, I didn’t pay it a lot of attention because I’m going there for basketball, and I was like OK, military is not a big deal. I’m going there to play basketball. And then I came. It was sort of different every day they’re doing something with military formations every day and leadership education and eventually I really started to like that thing, all the military stuff, so I decided to live my life there, my future.”

Hailey Cascioli, from Chatham, was one of the most recent players to join the team. She described what it was like when she first arrived:

“They all hugged me the first game that I was there for. It was insane. I felt like I had been playing there for a long time because it was so natural. We didn’t have any problems playing together, so I jumped right in. It was great.”

Best sports journalism this week

Jessica Lutheran and Dan Solomon for Deadspin describe how the systemic problems at Baylor took place.

Mark Fainaru-Wada for ESPN: OTL talks to Bob Costas about why the broadcaster was dropped from the Super Bowl.

Daniel Duane for New York Times Magazine writes about the fight for gender equality in sports.

Zach Buchanan for The Athletic on Dominican winter ball.

Andrew Keh for New York Times on an international story that combines sport with climate change.

Mina Kimes for ESPN tackles the question we all want answered. Will Rob Gronkowski retire?

Mirin Fader for Bleacher Report profiles the Murray State star everyone’s falling for.

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2019 Section 9 Division II wrestling championship results

Ellenville senior 285-pounder Jason Lonstein and Onteora junior 152-pounder Nate Ross were named co-most outstanding wrestler at the Section 9 Division II championships at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge.

Lonstein pinned his way through the tournament, winning three matches by fall including a fall in 3:47 over Chester’s Devin McGovern in the final.

Ross, a 2017 section champion, pinned Highland freshman Logan Smith in 5:50 in the final.

The 120-pound final between Chester senior Liam Bullock and John Antonelli was voted the tournament’s most exciting match. Bullock prevailed 9-7 for his first section title.

In the most highly anticipated final of the night, Red Hook junior Matt Morris captured his second straight title with a 3-0 win over Rondout Valley’s Nikko Walsh, a two-time section champion, at 113 pounds.

Port Jervis was crowned team champion for the second straight season. Freshman Eric Tigue, who won his second consecutive title, led four Port Jervis champions.

Section 9 Division II championship

(at SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge)
Team standings:
1. Port Jervis (PJ) 218; 2. Highland (H) 174; 3. Eldred-Liberty-Sullivan West (ELSW) 146; 4. Red Hook (RH) 128; 5. Onteora (O) 109; 6. Chester (CH) 106; 7. Rondout Valley (RV) 72; 8. Burke Catholic (BC) 31.5; 9. Ellenville (E) 30.5; 10. Marlboro (M) 16; 11. Tuxedo (T) 0

Finals
99 pounds: Trevor Tufano (PJ) pin Brandon McKay (RH) 3:26; 106: Peter Bender (H) d. Rocco DeAveiro (RV) 7-4; 113: Matt Morris (RH) d. Nikko Walsh (RV) 3-0; 120: Liam Bullock (CH) d. John Antonelli (M) 9-7; 126: Eric Tigue (PJ) pin Alex Lopez (RH) 1:59; 132: Matt Malheiro (H) d. Joey Amato (PJ) 7-3; 138: Nick Ross (O) d. Gavin Staerker (PJ) 11-2; 145: Nick Curreri (ELSW) pin Justin Halbert (H) 3:08; 152: Nate Ross (O) pin Logan Smith (H) 5:50; 160: Bryce Horner (PJ) d. Henry Peters (ELSW) 7-6; 170: Cesar Santiago (ELSW) d. Adain Maduro (H) 15-6; 182: Drew Bendy (ELSW) d. Joe Reed (PJ) 8-0; 195: James DeAveiro (ELSW) pin Ben Swart (H) :42; 220: James Oosterom (PJ) pin John Perez (H) 1:56; 285: Jason Lonstein (E) pin Devin McGovern (CH) 3:47.

Third-place consolations
99 pounds: Rian Kirker (RH) pin Quintin Herzog (ELSW) 3:40; 106: Lucas Ospina (RV) pin Benjamin Finch (RH) :42; 113: Landen Frey (RV) d. Chris Gatto (H) 10-8; 120: Joey Curreri (ELSW) pin Shawn Keeffe (J) :37;  126: Justin Vandendooran (O) d. Logan Zehr (H) 5-1; 132: Pat Ross (O) pin Mark Bruckenstein (CH) 2:20; 138: Ceasar Luna (H) pin Dan Klotz (PJ) 1:50; 145: Sam Buono (O) d. Tyler Benincasa (RH) 10-8; 152: Erik Quick (PJ) pin Kwalin Gonzalez (CH) 3:52; 160: James Shaw (BC) tech. fall George Reid (O) 16-0; 170: Brendan Douthit (BC) pin Teddy Szymanski (CH) 3:54; 182: Cole Greco (CH) pin Marshall Thomas (ELSW) 2:59; 195: Dylan Bullock (CH) pin Kendrick Ferrara (PJ) :35; 220: Chris Clark (RH) pin Ricky Mendoza (PJ) 3:33; 285: Jacob Southard (PJ) pin Shamar Gittens (H) :58
Semifinals

99 pounds: Trevor Tufano (PJ) pin Quintin Herzog (ELSW) 1:55; Brandon McKa (RH) pin Rian Kirker (RH) :42. 106: Peter Bender (H) d. Benjamin Pinch (RH) 15-1; Rocco DeAveiro (RV) pin Lucas Ospina (RV) 5:02. 113: Matt Morris (RH) pin Landen Fre (RV) :35; Nikko Walsh (RV) pin Chris Gatto (H) 1:23. 120: Liam Bullock (CH) pin Robert Harrison (PJ) 1:27; John Antonelli (M) d. Joey Curreri (ELSW) 6-0. 126: Eric Tigue (PJ) pin Justin Vandendooran (O) 7-2; Alex Lopez (RH) d. Timmy Pereira (RV) 11-3; 132: Matt Malheiro (H) d. Hunter Eberhard (RH) 14-0; Joey Amato (PJ) won by injury default over Pat Ross (O).

138: Nick Ross (O) pin Dan Klotz (PJ) 1:02; Gavin Staerker (PJ) d. Ceasar Luna (H) 6-1. 145: Nick Curreri (ELSW) pin Sam Buono (O) 1:57; Justin Halbert (H) d. Tyler Benincasa (RH) 11-9. 152: Nate Ross (O) pin Kwalin Gonzalez (CH) 1:14; Logan Smith (H) pin Owen Allison (O) 4:44. 160: Henry Peters (ELSW) d. James Shaw (BC) 3-1; Bryce Horner (PJ) pin George Reid (O) :47. 170: Cesar Santiago (ELSW) pin Teddy Szymanski (CH) 5:30; Adain Maduro (H) pin Brendan Douthit (BC) 2:21. 182: Drew Bendy (ELSW) pin Marshall Thomas (ELSW) 1:48; Joe Reed (PJ) pin Cole Greco (CH) 4:44. 195: James DeAveiro (ELSW) pin Kendrick Ferrara (PJ) 1:02; Ben Swart (H) d. Dylan Bullock (CH) 9-7. 220: James Oosterom (PJ) pin Chris Clark (RH) :29; John Perez (H) pin Ricky Mendoza (PJ) 3:55. 285: Devin McGovern (CH) pin Jacob Sothard (PJ) 1:15; Jason Lonstein (E) pin Shamar Gittens (H) 5:34.

Quarterfinals
99 pounds: Herzog (ELSW) pin Jared Pincus (CH) 4:26; 106: Finch (RH) pin Summer Conetta (CH) 1:37; DeAveiro (RV) d. David Ringleben (RH) 7-1. 113: Morris (RH) pin Matt Csernai (CH) :58; Frey (RV) pin Patrick Adams (ELSW) 1:34; Gatto (H) pin Christian Dissesa-Leon (E) 1:57; N. Walsh (RV) pin Wyatt Konjas (O) :53. 120: R. Harrison (PJ) d. Joe Artesen (H) 6-5; J. Curreri (ELSW) pin Shawn Keeffe (H) 3:26; Antonelli (M) pin Destiny Walsh (RV) :32. 126: Tigue (PJ) pin Josh Schmoyer (CH) :23; Vandendooran (O) d. Logan Zehr (H) 7-2; Pereira (RV) d. Anakin Luna (H) 3-1; Lopez (RH) pin Caleb Harrison (PJ) 3:32.

132: Malheiro (H) pin Walter Evans (E) 1:54; Eberhard (RH) pin Zev Ben Dor (O) :29; Amato (PJ) pin Arturo Dominguez (T) :43; P. Ross (O) pin Mark Bruckenstein (CH) 11-3. 138: Nick Ross (O) pin Issac Cain (RV) :54; Klotz (PJ) pin Avery Burns (O) 1:09; Luna (H) d. James Melitski (RH) 8-0; Staerker (PJ) pin Liam O’Connor (RH) 4:42. 145: Buono (O) pin Logan Zappolo (PJ) 3:31. 152: Gonzalez (CH) d. Erik Quick (PJ) 16-14; Smith (H) pin John Kennick (CH) 2:54; Allison (O) pin Wayne Kratz (ELSW) 1:31. 160: Shaw (BC) pin Bryan Sahad (CH) 1:14; Peters (ELSW) d. Nick Tsironis (RH) 4-1; Reid (O) pin Steven Bradford (CH) 4:44; Horner (PJ) pin Shawn St. Germain (PJ) 1:13.

170: Santiago (ELSW) pin Sam Waterman (RV) 1:48; Szymanski (CH) pin Andrew Shaw (BC) 3:29; Douthit (BC) pin Evan Hamilton (E) :33; Maduro (H) pin Maverick Sanchez (RH) :40. 182: Thomas (ELSW) pin Adam Albright (H) 3:56; Reed (PJ) pin Robert Jansen (RV) 1:05; Greco (CH) pin Matt Martinelli (BC) 3:21. 195: Ferrara (PJ) won by forfeit over Vincent Faison (CH). 220: Clark (RH) pin Andrew Scamihorm (ELSW) 1:53; Mendoza (PJ) pin Thomas Marvin (RH) 1:15; Perez (H) pin Alex Bollin (RV) :56. 285: McGovern (CH) pin William Freer (E) :41; Southard (PJ) pin Kane Losurdo (RH) 3:03; Gittens (H) pin Francesco Isola (BC) 1:22; Lonstein (E) pin Caleb Milk (ELSW) 1:03

Round of 16
126: Schmoyer (CH) pin Tim Dirie (ELSW) 3:21; C. Harrison (PJ) pin Charles Amoroso (ELSW) 3:32.  132: Evans (E) won by forfeit over Jimmy Kiss (H). 138: Cain (RV) won by forfeit over Theo Demond (T); Melitski (RH) won by forfeit over Mark Amoroso (ELSW); O’Connor (RH) won by forfeit over Dylan Williams (CH). 160: Sahad (CH) won by forfeit over Ethan Conner (E); Bradford (CH) d. Jack Brammer (RH) 13-12; St. Germain (PJ) pin Edwin Price (E) 1:02.

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