Long Beach's Joe Giorlando scored a come from behind fall at 195 pounds to stun Wantagh and put the Marines ahead 29-26.
LONG BEACH 32 WANTAGH 30
99- Josiah Encarnacion (W) pinned Luke Mantia 3:03
106- Aidan Araoz (W) maj.dec. Pablo Martinez 10-0
113- Christian Encarnacion (W) dec. Max Maquet 6-4 OT
120- Charles Maier (W) maj.dec. Amir Hodge 8-0
126- Michael Killard (W) maj.dec. Dylan Martinsen 15-4
132- Jacori Teemer (LB) pinned Joe Russo :38
138- Justin Vines (W) dec. Matt Maquet 4-2
145- John Coletti (LB) maj.dec. Matt Rodgers 13-1
152- Charlie Spada (LB) maj.dec. Rob Marshall 14-4
160- Tyrese Byron (LB) pinned Joe Conklin 2:23
170- Brandon DeVivio (LB) dec. James Langan 7-2
182- Jonathan Loew (W) dec. Tyreek Bromley 1-0
195- Joe Giorlando (LB) pinned Nick Coppola 5:55
220- Elijah Rodriguez (LB) dec. Larry Bakere 3-0
285- Gavin Casey (W) dec. Mark Rivera 6-4
Defending Nassau Dual and Tournament champion Long Beach (16-0) edged Wantagh (23-2), 32-30, to claim their third consecutive dual meet title in an action-packed dual amongst the top two squads in the state. Wantagh reeled off five consecutive victories and held a comfortable 21-0 lead. Long Beach's three-time state champion Jacori Teemer (16-1) used his underhook and tossed his opponent en route to a first period pin at 132 pounds. In a pivotal bout between two All-State performers Wantagh's Justin Vines (34-2) defeated Matt Maquet (32-6), 6-4, with a key double leg takedown and a tight bar-arm ride at 138. Head coach Ray Adams and his Marines battled back and won four consecutive bouts including an electrifying hip toss by Nassau champion Tyrese Byron (29-5) in the 160-pound bout and bring the score to 24-20. In a strategic move by Wantagh coaches Paul Gillespie and Reggie Jones Jr, they moved the versatile Jonathan Loew (42-1) to battle All-State Tyreek Bromley (29-4) at 182. Loew had an uncontested second period escape and held Bromley off for a dramatic 1-0 victory. In the turning point of the marquee dual LB's Joe Giorlando rallied and hit a picture perfect headlock for a stunning fall with five seconds remaining in the 195-pound bout and gave the Marines a 29-27 lead. LB's Elijah Rodriguez (32-0) posted a 3-0 verdict and gave the Marines a 32-27 lead. The Warrior's Gavin Casey (285) posted a 6-4 decision in the final bout of this classic dual to conclude the scoring at 32-30.
Long Beach's Jacori Teemer put the Marines on the scoreboard with this throw to a fall at 132 pounds.
Wantagh's Jon Loew bumped up to take on Long Beach's Tyreek Bromley at 182 pounds. Loew won 1-0 to keep Wantagh in the match.
Long Beach's Elijah Rodriquez went up to 220 pounds to defeat Wantagh's Larry Baker 3-0.
Wantagh's Justin Vines also bumped up to take on Long Beach's Matt Maquet at 138 pounds. Vines muscled his way to a 4-2 win that put Wantagh up 24-6.