Tuxedo was a jayvee program when it entered its first Section 9 tournament in 2004.
Since, Tuxedo has advanced a wrestler into a section final every year.
Team accomplishments have escaped Tuxedo until Wednesday night.
The Tornadoes clinched their first section division (II-B) title with a 60-19 win over Tri-Valley.
“The kids are happy,” said Tuxedo coach John Landro, who started the jayvee team at Greenwood Lake school in 2004. “That’s the goal they set at the beginning of the season. We’ve had some struggles individually and have lost some tough matches. But as a team, this feels pretty good.”
Washingtonville continues to be one of the section’s most improved programs. The Wizards knocked off Valley Central earlier in the season and they added a win over Warwick (39-26), the two-time defending Section 9 tournament team champions, Wednesday. Senior Bryan Mongiello edged Warwick eighth-grader Ryan Ferro 6-4 at 132 pounds in a battle of 2012 Section 9 finalists.
Only four bouts were contested in Chester and Eldred/Fallsburg’s Section 9 Division II-B match. Newburgh Free Academy’s Section 9 Division I-A match against Pine Bush featured six forfeits.
Kingston coach Matt Urciuoli said three of his wrestlers including 170-pounder Jake Wood missed the team’s match against Middletown with the flu.
Middletown won the match 45-35. Middletown sophomore Pedro Rosales, one of the section’s top 106-pounders, bumped up to 120 and defeated Joe Schaefer 9-0. Kingston senior Dwayne Richards posted an impressive 7-4 win over Middletown’s Johnny Grandson at 152. Issac Goldowitz pinned Middletown’s Tyler Rodriguez in overtime (6:24) at 126 for Kingston.