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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