2019 State wrestling semifinal results: Runs continue for Ryder and Leonard

Minisink Valley seventh-grader Zack Ryder is a state finalist.

Ryder avenged a regular-season loss, defeating Massapequa’s Chase Liardi, the second seed, 5-2 in the 106-pound semifinals. He scored the match’s first takedown 33 seconds in and cradled Liardi in the final seconds of the second period for two more points.

“My strategy was to just go at him right away, get the first takedown and secure the match,” Ryder said. “When I locked up the cradle, I knew I had to finish it to get the two (points) so I went to my hip rolled over and got the two. It feels awesome. It’s what I worked for.”

Cornwall senior Will Leonard advanced to his first state final and the school’s first since Paul Paquin in 1997. Leonard edged Roosevelt’s Deaquan Stuart 2-1 in the Division I 220-pound semifinal. Stuart was banged for a stall penalty with 13 seconds left. Leonard takes a 41-0 record into the final. He will clash with second-seeded Lucas Scott of Chenango Forks.

State championships

(at Times Union Center, Albany)
Division I
106 – Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley) d. Chase Liardi (Massapequa-8) 5-2
152: Warren McDougald (Niagara Wheatfield-6) d. Joey McGinty (Monroe-Woodbury) 6-4, sudden victory
220: Will Leonard (Cornwall) d. Deaquan Stuart (Roosevelt-8) 2-1

Third-place consolations
145: Kris Ketcham (Rocky Point) d. Tommy Askey (Pine Bush) 9-3
152: Ty Raines (Churchville-Chili) d. Joey McGinty (Monroe-Woodbury) 3-1
220: Maxx DeCapua (Newburgh Free Academy) won by injury default over Deaquan Stewart (Roosevelt)

Fifth-place consolation
120: Amos Rivera (Fox Lane) d. Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) 6-5
285: Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) d. London Castillo (Brentwood) 2-1

Consolation semifinals
120: Jayden Scott (Rush Henrietta) d. Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) 5-1
145: Tommy Askey (Pine Bush) d. Lee Mauras (Freeport) 8-4
152: Joey McGinty (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 8-2.
220: Maxx DeCapua (Newburgh Free Academy) d. Zach Finn (Harrison) 3-1, sudden victory
285: Colton Crane (Gates Chili) d. Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) 5-4

Third-round wrestlebacks (blood round)
113: Dante Rigal (Johnson City) d. Jacob Chenier (Kingston) 4-0
120: Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) pin Kole Malhauser (Central Square) 1:37
145: Tommy Askey (Pine Bush) d. Aidan Poe (Indian River) 11-3
220: Maxx DeCapua (Newburgh Free Academy) d. Emre Mabocoglu (Midwood) 6-4, sudden victory
285: Adam Fenner (Minisink Valley) d. Jake Stangle (Ballston Spa) 6-2 2 OT

Division II
132: Victor Perlleshi (Pleasantville-1) d. Matt Malheiro (Highland) 8-6
220: Keagan Carmenatty (South Seneca-5) d. James Oosterom (Port Jervis)

Third-place consolation
138 pounds: Nick Ross (Onteora) pin Dalton Gardner (Fredonia) 4:16

Fifth-place consolation
113: Kyle Willard (Groton) d. Matt Morris (Red Hook) 9-6
132:  Matt Malheiro (Highland) d. Anthony Stewart (Addison) 5-3
152: Matt Campo (Mount Sinai) d. Nate Ross (Onteora) 7-2, sudden victory
220: James Oosterom (Port Jervis) pin Connor Sykora (Jasper-Troupsburg) :34

Consolation semifinals
113: Rick Delia (Port Jefferson) d. Matt Morris (Red Hook) 4-2
132: Gage DeNatale (Locust Valley) d. Matt Malheiro (Highland) 2-1
138: Nick Ross (Onteora) d. Kaedan Pereya (Beekmantown) 8-7
152: Johnny Putney (East Aurora) d. Nate Ross (Onteora) 7-0
220: Karl Osmono Bou (Clarke) d. James Oosterom (Port Jervis) 7-1

Third-round wrestlebacks (blood round)
113: Matt Morris (Red Hook) d. Cody Merwin (Walton/Delaware Academy) 7-1
126: Vincent Marchand (Locust Valley) d. Eric Tigue (Port Jervis) 7-6
138: Nick Ross (Onteora) pin Nathan Lehr (Chenango Valley) 1:35
145: Jimmy Kramer (Falconer-6) d. Nick Curreri (Eldred) 11-3
152: Nate Ross (Onteora) d. Austin Carman (Clarke) 6-1.

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