Wyoming Seminary (PA) wins the Eastern States and crowns three champions. Hilton finishes in second.
2016 - 14th annual Eastern States Classic -
At the prestigious Eastern States Classic which featured 154 schools from six states, defending team champion Wyoming Seminary (PA) tallied 238.5 points and crowned three champions; Beau Bartlett (113), Christian Dietrich (182) and Will Hillard at 220. Dietrich and Hillard are former NY stars. Hilton (104 points) finished as runners-up and claimed two winners; three-time state king junior Yianni Diakomihalis (31-0, 204-3 career) cruised to the 138-pound championship with a 17-5 decision over Fox Lane's Matt Grippi and reigning state champion Louie DePrez (30-0) handled Evan Frank (John Jay-1), 9-0, at 170 pounds. Both received MOW Awards. Penfield with 83.5 points claimed third place and reigning state champion sophomore Frankie Gissendanner (31-0) won the 145-pound title. LI power and UE Dual champion Long Beach finished in fourth place with 81 points and had two-time champion sophomore Jacori Teemer (30-0), he defeated Nassau rival PeterPappas (Plainview), 2-0, for the 126-pound title. The Marines also claimed placers with Tyrese Byron (6th at 152) and Tyreek Bromley (8th at 182). Suffolk power Hauppauge landed in fifth place with 77.5 points and had four place-winners; Jake Silverstein (5th at 120), Ben Tepperman (7th at 126), Chris Mauriello (3rd at 152) and Marcus Bisono (6th at 170). Rounding out the LI winners were Dylan Ryder (Half Hollow Hills West-11) at 99, he edged previously top-ranked Greg Diakomihlais (Hilton-5), 3-2, at 99, defending state champion Adam Busiello (32-0) of ESM-11 who dominated the 106-pound bracket, Port Jefferson's Matteo DeVincenzo won the loaded 120-pound class, Vito Arujau (31-0,164-1 career) of Syosset-8 at 132, Christian Araneo (30-0) of Ward Melville-11 at 195 and two-time Classic winner Edwin Rubio (30-0) of John Glenn in the 285-pound class. Other weight class winners were; Kobe Garrehy (29-0) of Maine-Endwell-4 at 152 and Adam Santoro (Fordham Prep-C) at 160 pounds.