Vincent Petzold of Plainedge takes top seeded Brandon Goldstein of Bellmore JFK to the mat. Petzold won this 285 pound semifinal battle 6-4 and won the crown with a fall in the finals.
Ray Adams (Calhoun)
Jesse Vanorden (Wantagh) placed 8th at the NHSCA event.
Matt Rodriquez (EM)
Noah Corwin (Want)
Wantagh's Joseph Clem lifts defending NY state champion Joseph Manfredi of Herricks. The second seeded Clem came away with a 7-2 decision in the 126 pound semis to advance into the Nassau County championship finals. Clem went on to win in the finals and was voted the Outstanding Wrestler. Manfredi finished third and qualified for the NYS Championships.
Dunia Sibomana-Rodriquez (LB)
Joseph Clem (Want)
Vincent Orandello (MacArthur)
Paul Lichter (MacA)
Anthony Clem (Want)
Vincent Petzold (Plainedge)
Joseph Arbitello (EM)
Eric Carlson (Manh)
Benjamin Velasquez (MacA)
Kwasi Bonsu (Baldwin)
William McMullen (Beth)
Angel Banegas (Uniondal) - he finished 8th at the NHSCA Nationals.
Thomas Bonasera (Want)
Top ranked Paul Lichter of MacArthur controls Greg Milone of Long Beach en route to a 10-6 decision in the 152 pound semis. Lichter clinched the title with an 11-2 win in the final.
Ryan Arbeit (Want)
Defending NY state champion Dunia Sibomana-Rodriquez of Long Beach works for a fall in the 110 pound semifinals. Sibomana-Rodriquez went on to win in the final.
Hewlett's Ariel Waldman controls Luke Nieto of Plainedge en route to a 3-2 decision at 132 pounds. Waldman captured the title with a 9-5 win in the final.
Ariel Waldman (Hew)
Carlos Salazar (Hew)
Dylan Vanegas (Lynb)
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS
102- Ethan Andreula LB) dec. Vincent Orandello (MacArthur) 1-0
110- Dunia Sibomana-Rodriguez (LB) maj.dec. Carlos Salazar (Hewlett) 14-2
118- Anthony Clem (Wantagh) maj.dec. Angel Banegas (Uniondale) 12-4
126- Joseph Clem (Wantagh) dec. Ray Adams (Calhoun) 3-0
132- Ariel Waldman (Hewlett) dec. Ryan Arbeit (Want) 9-5
138- Thomas Bonasera (Wantagh) dec Dylan Vanegas (Lynbrook) 6-2
145- Jesse Vanorden (Wantagh) dec. William McMullen (Bethpage) 4-2 OT
152- Paul Lichter (MacArthur) maj.dec. Matt Rodriguez (East Meadow) 11-2
160- Joseph Mattei (Herricks) dec. Matthew Coffey (East Meadow) 5-0
172- Justin Soriano (Clarke) dec. Noah Corwin (Want) 4-2
189- Eric Carlson (Manhasset) dec. Kwasi Bonsu (Baldwin) 8-4
215- Benjamin Velasquez (Mac) pinned Joshua Amiel (BJFK) 3:57
285- Vincent Petzold (Plainedge) pinned Joseph Arbitelo (East Meadow) 2:37
Defending county champions Wantagh pushed six wrestlers into the championship finals and hold a commanding lead over Long Beach and MacArthur. The Warriors are paced by the Clem twins; Anthony (40-4, 106-17 career) and Joseph (36-5, 114-12). Anthony hit a slick ankle pick takedown and then used a barrage of tilts and posted a fall at the 3:17 mark against Eric Gendlin (Hewlett). In the marquee match-up of the semi-final round Joseph was pitted against reigning state king, Joseph Manfredi (42-2) of Herricks. Joseph opened the scoring with a strong double leg takedown and then secured the victory with a key third period takedown with an upper body scramble and emerged with a 7-2 decision. In the top tier is Calhoun's top-seeded Ray Adams (40-4, 106-20) who scored repeatedly with low single leg takedowns and applied a bar arm for a 3:14 fall against Ben Marmor of Syosset.
LB has a lightweight tandem of seventh-grader Ethan Andreula (34-6) and returning state king, freshman Dunia Sibomana-Rodriguez (34-5). Andreula scored with first period double leg takedown and edged Oceanside's eighth-grader Chace Morris (Oceanside), 3-1, and Sibomana-Rodriguez applied a tight bar-arm to secure the fall over Jake Strianese (Oceanside), he seeks his second county crown in the finals. In another interesting bout, Wantagh's top-ranked Ryan Arbeit was embroiled in an action packed bout vs Santiago Pelaez (Levittown Division) and had a comfortable 10-2 lead before a stunning headlock brought the score to 10-8. Arbeit rallied and posted a 4:42 pin in the back-and-forth battle.
Upper weights that were impressive were Wantagh's #1 ranked Noah Corwin who flattened Luke Anfossi (LB) for a first period fall and defending county champion Kwasi Bonsu (Baldwin) defeated junior Angel Flores (Westbury), 8-1, he will face tough Eric Carlson (Manhasset) who had a convincing 16-0 tech fall over William Henry of Syosset.
1. Wantagh (253 points)
2. Long Beach (208.5)
3. MacArthur (183.5)
4. Plainedge (173.5)
5. Hewlett (122)
6. East Meadow (119)
7. BJFK (117.5)
8. Herricks (92)
9. Manhasset (90.5)
10. Calhoun (87)
Justin Soriano (Clarke)
NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH 4 CHAMPS AND 253 POINTS OVER LONG BEACH (208.5), MACARTHUR (183.5), PLAINEDGE (173.5) AND HEWLETT (122)
Joshua Amiel (BJFK)
Joseph Mattei (Herr)
Matt Coffey (EM)
Ethan Andreula (LB)