Category Archives: Wrestling

2017 state wrestling preliminary seeding

Warwick senior 160-pounder Ryan Ferro and Goshen senior 220-pounder Ryan Ellefsen earned top seeds in the preliminary draw of the state Division I tournament. Ferro (33-0), the 152-pound champion last season, is looking to become the first Section 9 wrestler to win multiple state titles since 2006. Ellefsen was second in the state at 220 [...]

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State wildcards: Section 9 wrestlers earn 6 at-large berths

Wallkill seniors Brad Bonner and Andrew Davis and Valley Central senior Rob Satriano were granted one more tournament to wrestle in their high school careers Wednesday. Bonner (132 pounds), Davis (126) and Satriano (132) received at-large (wildcard) berths into the state tournament next weekend at the Times Union Center in Albany. Bonner took second in [...]

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Section 9 Division II wrestling championships

Eldred senior 160-pounder Noah Curreri, New Paltz senior 182-pounder Ben Cuppett and Onteora junior 152-pounder Dillon Ross each won their third titles at the Section 9 Division II championships at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Onteora junior 145-pounder Zach Chartrand was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler after knocking off top-seeded Hayden Baker of Rondout [...]

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Live Section 9 Division I wrestling results

Monroe-Woodbury senior 152-pounder Evan Barczak was named the Section 9 Division I tournament’s most outstanding wrestler after winning his fourth title with a pin of Newburgh Free Academy’s Tyler Serafini in 1:20. Barczak moved into second place on Section 9 all-time wins list with 215 after four straight pins in the tournament. All of Barczak’s [...]

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PODCAST: Section 9 Division I wrestling championships

A few school cancellations Friday prompted the Section 9 Division I tournament to be changed to a one-day tournament Saturday at Monroe-Woodbury. Some weight classes now may require a wrestler to reel off four straight victories in a day to win. Photographer Josh Conklin and I broke down each weight class before the tournament was [...]

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Section 9 Division I wrestling postponed, one-day tourney

The first day of the Section 9 Division I wrestling tournament Friday was cancelled due to the closings of the Cornwall, Kingston and Wallkill school districts. The tournament will now be held in one day tomorrow (Saturday) at Monroe-Woodbury High School in Central Valley. Here is the tentative schedule:  7:30-8:30 a.m.: Weigh-ins 9 a.m.: Round [...]

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2017 Section 9 Division II seeding

Eldred senior 160-pounder Noah Curreri, New Paltz senior 182-pounder Ben Cuppett and Onteora junior 152-pounder Dillon Ross seek their third Section 9 Division II title Sunday at SUNY Ulster in Stone Ridge. Here is the preliminary seeding for the tournment (wrestling starts at 12:15 p.m.) 99 pounds: 1. Nikko Walsh (Rondout Valley, 8th grade, 21-7); [...]

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2017 Section 9 Division I wrestling seeds

Warwick senior 160-pounder Ryan Ferro and Monroe-Woodbury senior 152-pounder Evan Barczak earned the top seeds in their respective weight classes for the Section 9 Division I championships, which begin Friday at Monroe-Woodbury. Ferro (30-0) and Barczak (36-2) are both seeking their fourth section titles. Two-time Section 9 champion Kendall Elfstrum of Monroe-Woodbury is the top [...]

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Weekend wrestling wrap: Barczak sets school record

Evan Barczak is Monroe-Woodbury’s all-time wins leader after a first-place finish at the Ridgefield (Conn.) Challenge Saturday. Barczak recorded his school-record 209th win with a technical fall over Max Khoshabo of Bethel (Conn.) in a 160-pound semifinal. Jamie Franco, a 2008 state champion, had 208 wins for Monroe-Woodbury. Barczak defeated Mike Ceci of Greenwich, Conn. [...]

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Brawl For The Belt: Monroe-Woodbury 39, Minisink Valley 34

The first Brawl For The Belt certainly lived up to its billing. Monroe-Woodbury and Minisink Valley’s dual meet went down to final match, which happened to be the most anticipated bout of the night. The 120-pound clash between Monroe-Woodbury’s Marco Vespa and Minisink Valley’s Tyler Lynch went to the sudden-victory period with Vespa pulling out [...]

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