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Updated Section 9 wrestling all-time wins list

Monroe-Woodbury senior 152-pounder Evan Barczak is five wins away from passing Jamie Franco for the all-time school wins records. Barczak stands at 204 victories after the Eastern States Classic. All-time (* — indicates active wrestler; n/a — not available) Cody Ruggirello, Valley Central 275-20 Mike D’Amato Wallkill/Valley Central 214-43 Jamie Franco, Monroe-Woodbury 208-30 *Evan Barczak, [...]

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Eastern States Classic finals results

Evan Barczak pushed undefeated and top seed Peter Pappas of Plainview Old Bethpage to the limit in their 152-pound Eastern States Classic final. The match between two of New York’s best went into the sudden-victory period tied at 1-1 before Pappas scored a takedown with 14 seconds left to pull out the win. Barczak said [...]

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Eastern States Classic semifinal results: Barczak, Fekishazy reach finals

Monroe-Woodbury senior Evan Barczak broke a 1-1 tie on a takedown with 53 seconds left and added three back points to defeat John Jay Cross River’s Connor Melbourne 6-1 in the Eastern States Classic 152-pound semifinals. Barczak, who earned the 204th win of his career, appeared to have Melbourne pinned as seconds ticked off the [...]

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Eastern States Classic quarterfinal results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 152-pound Evan Barczak recorded his second pin of the tournament, dropping Johnson City’s Onolan Rigal 2:47. Barczak will meet John Jay Cross River’s Connor Melbourne in the semifinals. Wallkill senior Mike Fekishazy, the second seed, advanced to the 182-pound semifinals with a 11-5 win over Cardozo’s Simon Chee. Goshen senior 220-pounder Ryan Ellefsen [...]

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Eastern States Classic first-day results

Wallkill’s Mike Fekishazy and Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen, both second seeds, are among the eight Section 9 wrestlers alive in the draw of the Eastern States Classic and competing in quarterfinals Saturday. Here’s a look at the quarterfinal matchups: 106 pounds: Greg Fischer (Newburgh Free Academy) vs. Zach Redding (Eastport-South Manor) 113: Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury) vs. [...]

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PODCAST: Eastern States Classic

Warwick’s Ryan Ferro and Hilton’s Yianni Diakomihalis may not be wrestling but there’s still plenty of storylines at the Eastern States Classic this weekend at SUNY Sullivan. Can Syosset’s Vito Arujau win his fourth Eastern States Classic title and tie Valley Central graduate Cody Ruggirello? Will we see a rematch of the state 220-pound final [...]

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Eastern States Classic seeding

Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen could meet Walt Whitman’s Terron Robinson in a rematch of the 2016 state final if the seeds hold at the Eastern States Classic this weekend. Ellefsen is the No. 2 seed at 220 pounds. Robinson, the 2016 state champion, is the top seed. Ellefsen, who will wrestle at Division I Clarion, is [...]

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Ferro to miss Eastern States Classic

Warwick senior Ryan Ferro, the state’s top 160-pound wrestler, will not compete at the Eastern States Classic this weekend due to an injury. Warwick coach Phil Szumlaski said Ferro, a returning state champion, was injured at the Shoreline tournament last weekend. “He tweaked something at the Shoreline,” Szumlaski said. “It’s no big deal. He could [...]

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Barczak notches No. 200

Monroe-Woodbury senior 152-pounder Evan Barczak joined an elite group Wednesday night. Barczak cradled Valley Central’s Collin Cummings in the first period to become the fifth Section 9 wrestler to earn 200 wins.  He is the second Monroe-Woodbury wrestler to win 200 matches. Jamie Franco is the school’s win leader at 208. Barczak, a six-year varsity [...]

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Varsity 845 Wrestling Patrol: Minisink Valley-Warwick

Ryan Ferro is getting everyone’s best on the mat this season. Tuesday was no different as Minisink Valley’s Tim Ganuncio became just the second wrestler this season to take Ferro, a returning state champion, the full six minutes. Ferro defeated Ganuncio 9-2 at 160 pounds to improve to 19-0. Ferro was named the most outstanding [...]

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