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2017 Virginia Beach Nationals: Elfstrum places third, Barczak, Ellefsen all-Americans

Monroe-Woodbury 182-pounder Kendall Elfstrum won his sixth match of the Virginia Beach Senior Nationals, defeating George Walton of Bound Brook, N.J. 4-3 to finish third. Elfstrum, who will wrestle at Division I Princeton in the fall,  earned all-American (top eight) status for the third straight year. Monroe-Woodbury’s Evan Barczak and Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen repeated as [...]

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State champion Ryan Ferro picks Ohio State

Warwick senior Ryan Ferro committed to wrestle at Big Ten power Ohio State Sunday afternoon following a visit to Columbus this weekend. Ferro, a two-time state champion and four-time Section 9 titlist, chose Ohio State over Maryland, North Carolina and Edinboro. He’s expected to compete for a spot in Ohio State’s lineup at 157 pounds. [...]

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2017 Virginia Beach Nationals Day Two results

Monroe-Woodbury’s Kendall Elfstrum just missed making the 182-pound finals of the Virginia Beach Senior Nationals Saturday. Elfstrum fell to Mike Battista of Broad Run, Va. 10-9 in the semifinals. Battista escaped late in the match to win. Elfstrum bounced back, winning his next match and will wrestle for third place Sunday. Monroe-Woodbury 160-pounder Evan Barczak [...]

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2017 Virginia Beach Nationals Day One Results: Barczak, Elfstrum reach quarters

Monroe-Woodbury seniors Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum advanced to the quarterfinals of the Virginia Beach Senior Nationals Friday. Barczak, wrestling at 160 pounds, reeled off three straight wins by decision, starting with an 11-2 victory over Colorado state champion Kolsen Welham. He meets two-time Minnesota state champion Bailee O’Reilly in the quarterfinals. Elfstrum, the state [...]

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Who’s wrestling at Virginia Beach Nationals

Monroe-Woodbury’s Evan Barczak and Kendall Elfstrum and Goshen’s Ryan Ellefsen look to repeat as all-Americans at the Virginia Beach Nationals this weekend. Barczak placed fourth and Elfstrum and Ellefsen were fifth in their respective weight classes at the Junior Nationals last season. Elfstrum won the state high school Division I 195-pound title last month. He [...]

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Fekishazy to sign with SUNY Ulster

Wallkill senior and state 182-pound finalist Mike Fekishazy will sign his letter of intent to wrestle for SUNY Ulster Wednesday. The addition of Fekishazy, Wallkill’s first state finalist, is huge for Ulster, which restarted its program this fall. Fekishazy has earned both of the school’s state wrestling medals. He placed sixth at 170 pounds as [...]

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Quick thoughts: State Wrestling Championships

Quite a weekend for Section 9 wrestling. For the second straight year, Section 9 crowned two state champions. Warwick’s Ryan Ferro became just the eighth section wrestler to win back-t0-back titles. Monroe-Woodbury’s Kendall Elfstrum capped an incredible comeback to capture his first title in sudden victory. Both Ferro (37-0) and Elfstrum (19-0) finished their senior [...]

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VIDEO: 160-pound state champion Ryan Ferro

Warwick’s Ryan Ferro joined an elite group of Section 9 wrestlers Saturday night. Ferro became just the eighth section wrestler to win back-to-back state titles with a 7-3 victory over Brewster’s Grant Cuomo. Ferro’s second championship puts the senior in the conversation with Pine Bush’s Troy Bouzakis (1986-87, 1990), Valley Central’s Lou Ruggirello (2004-06), Valley [...]

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2017 State Finals Results (Video)

For the second straight year, Section 9 crowned two state champions. Warwick’s Ryan Ferro became the section’s first multiple champion in 11 years, defeating Brewster’s Grant Cuomo 7-3 in the 160-pound final. Monroe-Woodbury’s Kendall Elfstrum, the fifth seed, pulled out a remarkable comeback in a 9-7 win in sudden victory over Cardozo’s Simon Chee. Check [...]

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Live 2017 State Wrestling Semifinals: Ferro, Curreri, Fek, Elfstrum headed to finals

Warwick’s Ryan Ferro and Eldred’s Noah Curreri will wrestle side by side in the state finals. Ferro and Curreri recorded semifinal wins in Division I and Division II respectively. Ferro (36-0) seeks his second consecutive state title after pinning Commack’s Nick Munsch in 3:14. Curreri (35-2) became the first Section 9 Division II wrestler to [...]

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