145- Frankie Gissendaner
Wantagh's Jonathan Loew tries to turn Lindenhurst's Max Sims. Loew won this 160 pound quarterfinal 6-4.
Section Eleven (Suffolk County) leads the 55th NYSPHSAA Championships with 114.5 points ahead of Section Five (Rochester area) with 84 and Section VIII (Nassau County ) with 80 points. The blue-clad contingent advanced 17 wrestlers into the semifinal round and were led by reigning state champions sophomore Adam Busiello (33-1) of ESM at 120 and Terron Robinson (37-1) of Walt Whitman at 220 pounds. Busiello posted a first period fall and registered an 11-1 major decision over previously unbeaten Trent Nadeau (Columbia-2) and Robinson edged Mason Mastrangelo (Lancaster-6) 3-2. Section Five were paced By Hilton state kings Greg Diakomihalis (44-0) who scored a 20-5 tech fall over Matt Romano (Valley Central-9) at 113 and Louie DePrez (46-0) who used a barrage of snap-spin takedowns en route to a 23-8 tech fall over Joey Yanis (Minisink Valley-9) at 182, along with Frankie Gissendanner (43-1) of Penfield who defeated two LI opponents: Phil Spadafora (2:34 pin) and Anthony Sobotker (12-3) at 145. Nassau defending three-time state champions Jacori Teemer (26-1) of Long Beach and Syosset's Vito Arujau (35-0) rolled through the brackets, Teemer had a wild 16-10 verdict over Lucas King (New Hartford-3) at 132 and Arujau clamped both of his opponents in the 138-pound class.The other Division I returning state winner that went unscathed was Ryan Ferro (36-0) of Warwick at 160 pounds.
Some interesting LI match-ups saw Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa) defeat Kevin DePalma (Farmingdale), 6-2, Anthony Cirillo (Rocky Point) posted a first period fall over Joe Simons (Farm), both at 120, Chris Gomez (Pat-Medford) scored with a double leg takedown to eke out a 5-4 win over LB's Matt Maquet at 132. At 160 pounds Jonathan Loew (50-1) of Wantagh hit a slick duck-under takedown in overtime to edge Max Sims (Lindenhurst), 6-4, two-time state finalist Peter Pappas (36-0) defeated nemesis Tyrese Byron (LB), 5-3, both at 160, and Amityville junior Deonte Wilson (35-2) needed an overtime escape to defeat tough Ryan O'Shea (32-2) of MacArthur, 2-1, in the 285-pound class. In the Division II Tournament the Locust Valley duo of state champions Jonathan Gomez (126) and Hunter Dusold (132) moved into the semifinals; Gomez had a 5-3 victory and Dusold recorded two near falls to emerge with a 6-2 decision.
132 - Jacori Teemer
152- Peter Pappas
Hunter Dusold of Locust Valley needed these come from behind near fall points to win this 132 pound quarterfinal 6-4.
132 - Chris Gomez
Amityville's Deonte Wilson needed overtime to beat MacArthur's Ryan O'Shea. The third seed Wilson won after escaping and riding out O'Shea to advance into tomorrow's semifinals at 285 pounds.
Hauppauge's Jake Silverstein works to turn Baldwinsville's Jeremy Pond in 138 pound quarterfinal action in the NYS Intersectional Tournament. Silverstein won 7-2 to advance into tomorrow's semis.
220- Zach Knightonward
Louie DePrez (48-0 on the year) of Hilton works for control over Joey Yanis of Minisink Valley. DePrez ranked number one in the country won by technical fall at 182 pounds.
King Park's Sam Schuyler works to turn Central Square's Isaac Havens at 195 pounds. The top seeded Schuyler won 10-0.
170- Zach Ancewicz
126 - Justin Vines
160- Nick Munsch
220- Terron Robinson
138- Vito AruJau
2017 NEW YORK STATE TOURNAMENT PRELIMS AND QUARTERS