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Barczak picks Binghamton

Monroe-Woodbury senior Evan Barczak has verbally committed to wrestle at Division I Binghamton. Barczak, a three-time Section 9 champion, is a two-time state medalist, placing sixth in Division I the past two seasons. The 145-pounder will join Monroe-Woodbury teammate Kevin Kelly, who is a freshman on Binghamton’s wrestling team. Barczak’s 175 victories are currently tied [...]

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Barczak captures freestyle title

Monroe-Woodbury junior Evan Barczak won all four of his matches to win a 145-pound title at the Journeymen Freestyle Classic Sunday at Union College in Schenectady. Barczak pinned Patrick Munn of Wyoming Seminary (Pa.) in 57 seconds, won by technical fall over Paul Calo of Southington, Conn. (10-0, 1:04) and Josh Bressette of Fort Ann [...]

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M-W Kelly picks Binghamton

Monroe-Woodbury senior 126-pounder Kevin Kelly will continue wrestling at Division I Binghamton. Kelly, who won Section 9 titles in his junior and senior seasons, committed to Binghamton Friday. He was also considering Division III New York University. Kelly said he will likely wrestle at 133 pounds and major in biology. “I pride myself on academics,” [...]

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Virginia Beach Nationals: Barczak, Elfstrum, Ellefsen all-Americans

Monroe-Woodbury’s Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum and Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen earned all-American status at the Virginia Beach Nationals Saturday. Barczak sealed a top-six finish with a 7-3 win over Brock Port of Bellefonte, Pa. in the 145-pound quarterfinals. He was defeated by Arizona’s Quentin Hovis 5-2 in the semifinals. Elfstrum advanced to the consolation 182-pound [...]

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VIDEO: Varsity 845 wrestler of year Ryan Ferro, wrestling all-stars

Ryan Ferro wasn’t 100 percent when Warwick’s wrestling team started preseason practice. Ferro was recovering from a serious knee bruise suffered in Warwick’s last football game. The running back took a helmet to his knee early in the game. He returned to action and took a second shot to the same knee. Mental toughness was [...]

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Aeberli picks service academy

Minisink Valley senior and 160-pound state champion A.J. Aeberli has committed to Division III Coast Guard Academy. Aeberli, who was 48-2 this season, won Minisink Valley’s second state title in school history, defeating Levittown Division’s Ricky Stamm 3-2 last month. He was 148-19 in his five-year high school career. Minisink Valley coach Kevin Gallagher said [...]

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VIDEO: State finals (Ryan Ferro, A.J. Aeberli)

The state Division I finals were dull until Ryan Ferro stepped on the mat. Ferro scored the first pin of the finals in the ninth bout of the night. The Warwick junior finished Rush Henrietta’s Justin Klein in 1:49 to win the 152-pound title. “I had the reinforced bar and tilted him,” Ferro said. “I [...]

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Live state wrestling finals results

Division I Finals 99 pounds: Greg Diakomihalis (Hilton) d. Dylan Ryder (Half Hollow Hills West) 7-4 106: Adam Busiello (Easport South Manor) vs. Trey Wardlaw (East Ramapo) 6-1 113: Tommy Cox (Deer Park) d. Kelan McKenna (New Hartford) 5-3 120: Anthony Sparacio (North Babylon) d. John Devine (Columbia) 3-1 126: Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) d. [...]

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VIDEO: State semifinals Ryan Ellefsen, Ryan Ferro, A.J. Aeberli

Full match of Goshen junior Ryan Ellefsen’s semifinal win over Monroe-Woodbury’s Nick McShea. Ellefsen became Goshen’s first state finalist with pin in 5:16. Warwick’s Ryan Ferro pinned Tristan Almeter of Iroquois 2:22 at 152 pounds Minisink Valley senior 160-pounder A.J. Aeberli edged Fordham Prep’s Adam Santoro 2-1

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State consolation finals results

  State tournament (at Times Union Center, Albany) Division I Third-place consolation 182: Kendal Elfstrum (Monroe-Woodbury) vs. Evan Frank (John Jay Cross River) 285: Joe Humphrey (Middletown) vs. Mike Larm (Brewster) Fifth-place consolation 138: Charlie Johnson (Warwick) d. Connor Day (Iroquois) 15-5 145:  Connor Melbourne (John Jay Cross River) d. Evan Barczak (Monroe-Woodbury) 2-1 3 [...]

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