GLENS FALLS – The goal of reaching the state tournament remains alive for several area wrestlers.
After advancing out of last weekend’s class tournaments, wrestlers will look to reach the state tournament this weekend.
Amsterdam will compete in the Section II Division I (large-school) tourney, while Johnstown, Fonda-Fultonville and Canajoharie-Fort Plain will take part in the Section II Division II tourney. Both tournaments will take place simultaneously today and Sunday at the Glens Falls Civic Center, with wrestling beginning at 10 a.m. on both days.
Dolgeville/Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsvile will compete in the Section III Division II tournament at the SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse today.
Section II Division I
Three Amsterdam wrestlers earned top-four seeds for this weekend’s Division I tourney.
Marcus Torres was seeded second at 195 pounds, while Chris Garrison was seeded second at 285 pounds. Torres was seeded behind Columbia’s Dylan Dubuque, while Garrison was seeded behind Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Jake Warren. Warren won by pinfall in last Saturday’s Class B title match.
Garrison was third at last year’s Division I tournament at 220 pounds.
Nelson Quinones earned the fourth seed at 195 pounds for the Rams after placing third at the Class B Tournament last weekend at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Quinones was sixth at 170 pounds at last year’s DI tourney.
Also qualifying for the Division I tourney for Amsterdam were Daniel Montalvo (106), Nick Rodecker (113), Adam Tatun (126), Monty Carmona (138), Jake Rodecker (182) and Francisco Alejandro (220).
The Rams placed fourth in the Class B team standings with 126 points. Queensbury topped Burnt Hills/Ballston Lake 245-218.5 to claim the championship plaque. Averill Park was third with 189 points.
Section II Division II
Johnstown had three wrestlers qualify for the Section II Division II Tournament by virtue of their top-four finishes at last weekend’s Class CC Tournament.
Josh LaLonde (182 pounds) finished third for the Sir Bills last week, while Na’Jon Subik (220) and Tristan Zito (285) each finished fourth.
Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk won the Class CC title with 215.5 points, while Cobleskill-Richmondville was second with 205 points. Schuylerville (166.5 points) was third, host Hudson Falls (161) was fourth and Mechanicville-Stillwater (116) was fifth. Johnstown was eighth with 67.5 points.
Canajoharie-Fort Plain had four of its wrestlers qualify, as Orion Burke (126), Ed Rolle (132), Tangen Rush (170), Trent DeBlock (182) and Hunter Congdon (160) all posted top-four finishes at the Class C tournament.
Burke, Rolle, Rush and DeBlock all finished second, while Congdon was fourth.
Fonda-Fultonville had Clane Newcomer qualify after he placed third at the Class C tourney.
Galway, which finished fifth at the Class D tourney, had Dillan Palaszewski earn the top seed at 120 pounds. Palaszewski won the Class D 120-pound title last weekend. He placed second at 99 pounds at last year’s Division II tournament.
Also qualifying for Galway were Brandon Grupe (99), Collin Bayer (106), Devin Collins (152) and Justin Hardcastle (285).
Bayer, Collins and Hardcastle all finished second at the Class D tourney, while Grupe was third.
Section III Division II Tournament
After finishing third at last weekend’s Section III Class D Tournament at Port Byron, Dolgeville/Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville will send seven wrestlers to the Section III Division II Tournament.
Three are seeded among the top six in their respective weight classes.
Ryan Zawtocki, who won the Class D title last weekend, is seeded third at 132 pounds. Zawtocki is 31-8 this season.
Jon Handy is seeded fourth at 145 pounds. Handy, who was second at the Class D tourney, is 31-9 this season.
Noah Handy, who is 31-5 this season, claimed the sixth seed at 138 pounds. Handy won the Class D title last weekend and finished fourth at last year’s Section III Division II Tournament.
Also competing for Dolgeville/Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville will be Ezra Lynch (152 pounds), Ben Doolittle (170), Justin Kopet (195) and Victor Conte (285).
Lynch, who is 22-19 this season, was second at the Class D tourney, while Doolittle and Conte each placed third. Kopet posted a fourth-place finish last weekend for Dolgeville/Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.
State Qualifier Tournaments
Top Four Seeds
Section II Division I Tournament
at Glens Falls Civic Center
99: 1. Trent Svingala (Albany Academy); 2. Brock DelSignore (South Glens Falls); 3. Jake Kimble (Colonie); 4. Cody Deuel (Shenendehowa)
106: 1. Michael Gonyea (Columbia); 2. Antoine Grace (Queensbury); 3. Ryan Encarnacion (Saratoga Springs); 4 . Zach Mandsager (Schenectady)
113: 1. Trent Nadeau (Columbia); 2. Shiva Bhoge (Mohonasen); 3. Anthony Canova (Bethlehem); 4. Tristan Biviano (Saratoga Springs)
120: 1. John Devine (Columbia); 2. Jordan Sartin (Saratoga Springs); 3. Andrew Dennis (Averill Park); 4. Caiden Mondore (La Salle)
126: 1. Kiernan Shanahan (Shenendehowa); 2. Josh Reed (Schenectady); 3. David Wolanski (Guilderland); 4. Devin Wright (Bethlehem)
132: 1. Christian Gramuglia (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake); 2. Max Tempel (Averill Park); 3. Dietrich Hartman (Shenendehowa); 4. Will Hughes (Queensbury)
138: 1. Kevin Guardino (Shenenendehowa); 2. Matt Saville (South Glens Falls); 3. Nick Robbins (Queensbury); 4. Rowan Braga (Bethlehem)
145: 1. Antonio Zamora (Schenectady); 2. Kyle Jasenski (Albany Academy); 3. Jon Law (Queensbury); 4. Rob Stagnitta (Bethlehem)
152: 1. Anthony Laniewski (Niskayuna); 2. Ryan Moore (La Salle); 3. Jared Bruno (Queenesbury); 4. Andrew Fountain (Averill Park)
160: 1. Eoghan Sweeney (Niskayuna); 2. AJ Melendez (Schenectady); 3. Anthony Dinallo (Shenendehowa); 4. Zach Zebrowski (Albany Academy)
170: 1. Tyler Barnes (Ballston Spa); 2. Collin Derboghossian (Schenectady); 3. Tommy O’Neill (Columbia); 4. Anthony Altomer (La Salle)
182: 1. Kevin Parker (Shenenedehowa); 2. Brandon Barbagelata (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake); 3. Jake Cook (Ballston Spa); 4. AJ Groesbeck (CBA)
195: 1. Dylan Dubuque (Columbia); 2. Marcus Torres (Amsterdam); 3. Dustin Bruhns (Shenendehowa); 4. Nelson Quinones (Amsterdam)
220: 1. Joe Messare (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake); 2. Garreck Golish (Ballston Spa); 3. Joe Galusha (Mohonasen); 4. David Wingate (Columbia)
285: 1. Jake Warren (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake); 2. Chris Garrison (Amsterdam); 3. Alex Mears (Averill Park); 4. Spencer Wickert (Saratoga Springs)
Section II Division II Tournament
at Glens Falls Civic Center
99: 1. Greg Hotaling (Cobleskill-Richmondville); 2. Brandon Mogul (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk); 3. Matt Laporte (Hoosick Falls); 4. Aiden Cullen (Greenville)
106: 1. Orion Anderson (Schuylerville); 2. Ryan Allman (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk); 3. Gabe Fisher (Hoosick Falls); 4. Trevor Winchell (Warrensburg)
113: 1. Dylan Callahan (Schoharie); 2. Connor Lyons (Watervliet); 3. Scott Nappi (Corinth); 4. Frank Darwak (Mechanicville-Stillwater)
120: 1. Dillan Palaszewski (Galway); 2. Gideon Jardine (Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George); 3. Connor Paige (Hudson Falls); 4. Austin Lints (Schoharie)
126: 1. Brandon Merchant (Cobleskill-Richmondville); 2. Raffaele Masi (Greenville); 3. Anthony Cardinuto (Schuylerville); 4. Bryan Kern (Maple Hill)
132: 1. Zach Lawrence (Duanesburg); 2. Charles LaBelle (Watervliet); 3. Jason Ashline (Whitehall-Fort Ann); 4. Cody York (Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George)
138: 1. Josh Bressette (Whitehall-Fort Ann); 2. AJ Fletcher (Cobleskill-Richmondville); 3. Devin McGill (Berne-Knox-Westerlo); 4. Brandon Gardner (Ichabod Crane)
145: 1. Collin O’Brien (Watervliet); 2. Devin Cooper (Cobleskill-Richmondville); 3. Matt Osborne (Schalmont); 4. Jake Wideman (Berne-Knox-Westerlo)
152: 1. Logan Brunick (Tamarac); 2. Dillon Warner (Schoharie); 3. Ethan Cooper (Cobleskill-Richmondville); 4. Fritz Sheffler (Tamarac)
160: 1. Jason Hoffman (Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George); 2. Rob Haas (Berne-Knox-Westerlo); 3. Ryan Marin (Schoharie); 4. Stephen Lyons (Watervliet)
170: 1. Tyler Green (Schuylerville); 2. Ryan Harper (Duanesburg); 3. Ryan Sencer (Cohoes); 4. Lucas Morse (Whitehall-Fort Ann)
182: 1. Dave Ingraham (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk); 2. Mike Sutliff (Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George); 3. Zach Peterson (Coxsackie-Athens); 4. Noah Neimer (Cohoes)
195: 1. Naphtali Steward (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk); 2. Daniel Hayner (Mechanicville-Stillwater); 3. Colton Dean (Cambridge-Salem); 4. Anthony Moore (Rensselaer)
220: 1. Jake Gregory (Whitehall-Fort Ann); 2. Jody Hermance (Granville); 3. Reggie Poulin (Cohoes); 4. Jack Binder (Warrensburg)
285: 1. Keith Houghtaling (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk); 2. Mason Osborn (Coxsackie-Athens); 3. Lucas Sanders (Glens Falls); 4. Alex Hull (Hoosick Falls)
Section III Division II Tournament
at SRC Arena, Syracuse
99: 1. Jon Charles (Central Valley Academy), 2. J.W. Simmons (Skaneateles), 3. Dylan Price (Onondaga), 4. Dean Shambo (Mexico).
106: 1. Cahal Donovan (Phoenix), 2. Kevin Spann (Adirondack), 3. Joe Powers (Port Byron), 4. Matt Garland (South Jefferson).
113: 1. Trey LaFlamme (South Jefferson), 2. Austin O’Reilly (Mexico), 3. Sean Banks (Adirondack), 4. Neiko Scarano (Little Falls).
120: 1. Theo Powers (Mexico), 2. C.J. Walz (Central Valley Academy), 3. Parker Tabolt (Vernon-Verona-Sherrill), 4. Kyle Greene (South Lewis).
126: 1. Derek Spann (Adirondack), 2. Hunter Howland (Mexico), 3. Zach Burke (Morrisville-Eaton), 4. Joey Brillo (Skaneateles).
132: 1. Ryan O’Rourke (Adirondack), 2. T.J. Phillpotts (Holland Patent), 3. Ryan Zawtocki (Dolgeville), 4. Tybarius Harter (Camden).
138: 1. Tanner Cook (Central Valley Academy), 2. Brad Dietz (Phoenix), 3. Scott Bluto (General Brown), 4. Isaiah Brookman (Cortland).
145: 1. Hunter Richard (Holland Patent), 2. Ross McFarland (Phoenix), 3. Holden Pelton (South Jefferson), 4. Jon Handy (Dolgeville).
152: 1. Caleb Beach (South Jefferson), 2. Morgan Seller (South Lewis), 3. Collin Treen (Central Valley Academy), 4. Dylan Stellmack (Onondaga).
160: 1. Kyle O’Connor (General Brown), 2. Josh Farrar (Morrisville-Eaton), 3. Ben Marshall (Canastota), 4. Eathan Harrington (Phoenix).
170: 1. Alex Herringshaw (Holland Patent), 2. Doug Simmons (Canastota), 3. Trevor Snow (General Brown), 4. Jacob Olmstead (South Lewis).
182: 1. Joe Hennessey (Adirondack), 2. Brett Finch (Camden), 3. Alex Curr (Cazenovia), 4. Jesse Pritchard (Poland).
195: 1. Jack Buell (Sherburne-Earlville), 2. Joe Benedict (Sandy Creek), 3. Kevin Frega (Cazenovia), 4. Brandon Gracey (Mexico).
220: 1. Ricardo Dawkins (General Brown), 2. Anthony Moffo (Morrisville-Eaton), 3. Tom Randall (South Lewis), 4. Tony Cutrie (Chittenango).
285: 1. Kyle Fitzgerald (South Lewis), 2. Jacob Beckwith (General Brown), 3. Andrew Tanner (Adirondack), 4. Owen Albanese (Canastota).