WANTAGH TOPS CHAMINADE 52-22 TO OPEN UP 2019-2020 SEASON
120- Tomas Bonasera (Wantagh)
Wantagh's other top ranked wrestler, Matt Rogers, picks up a pin at 220 pounds.
Shane Meenaghan of Chaminade came from behind to pick up a fall at 106 pounds.
of Wantagh holds off a late charge from Chaminade's Michael Semeraro and still scored a technical fall at 138 pounds.
Wantagh's Ryan Arbeit lifts Chaminade's Evan Karagjozi en route to a 12-3 major decision in the 113 pound bout.
Top ranked Josiah Encarnacion of Wantagh works for a fall at 132 pounds as the Warriors topped the Flyers 52-22.
170- Joe Russo (Wantagh) has his hand raised by referee Dom Delvecchio.
182- Anthony Grogan (Wantagh)
99- Anthony Clem (Wantagh)
Chaminade's Michael SanFilippo secured a quality win over Wantagh's Jesse Vanorden 6-1 at 126 pounds.
285- Nick Aldino (Wantagh)
152- Noah Corwin (Wantagh)
195- Louis Moore (Chaminade)
160- Doug Stern (Chaminade)
WANTAGH 52 CHAMINADE 22
99- Anthony Clem (Want) pinned Evan Dunford :22
106- Shane Meenaghan (Cham) pinned Joe Clem 3:29
113- Ryan Arbeit (Want) maj. dec. Evan Karagjozi 12-3
120- Thomas Bonaseri (Want) pinned Matt Castles :49
126- Michael SanFilippo (Cham) dec. Jesse Vanorden 6-1
132- Josiah Encarnacion (Want) pinned Rocco DeMartino 2:37
138- Benny Rogers (Want) tech fall Michael Semeraro 25-10
145- Nick Ginsberg (Want) maj. dec. Davis Luckner 9-1
152- Noah Corwin (Want) dec. Anthony Senft 7-5
160- Doug Stern (Cham) dec. Mike Kalederian 5-0
170- Joe Russo (Want) pinned Cristen Vicente :30
182- Anthony Grogan (Want) maj. dec. Dan Griffith 10-2
195- Louis Moore (Cham) dec. Anthony Battaglia 3:17
220- Matt Rogers (Want) pinned Liam Brown 1:53
285- Nick Aldino (Want) pinned Christian Sanchez 3:09
Wantagh (1-0) a perennial Nassau County power won 11 of the 15 contested bouts against CHSAA rival and host Chaminade in an opening dual meet for both mat squads. The Warriors were led by NYS place-winners; state finalist Josiah Encarnacion who secured a second period fall with a tight bar-arm in his 132-pound bout and state medalist Matt Rogers who flattened his opponent at the 1:53 mark in the 220-pound class. Other standouts were: 8th grader Anthony Clem (99), Thomas Bonaseri (120) and Benny Rogers (138), who used a barrage of takedowns en route to a 25-10 tech fall at 138 pounds.
The Flyers were paced by freshman Shane Meenaghan who converted a key second period reversal for a stunning fall in his 106-pound bout, junior Michael SanFillipo (126), Doug Stern who posted a solid 5-0 verdict at 160 and Lucas Moore who secured a fall at 195 pounds.
Legendary and Hall-of-Fame Wantagh coaches Paul Gillespie (13 years at the helm) and longtime assistant and close friend Reggie Jones Jr. (10 years) appear to have their army of Wantagh Warrior wrestlers primed for the upcoming season. That prestigious program began high school wrestling back in 1956 and claimed New York's first ever state champion Pete Henning in 1963. They appeared to be amongst one of the top teams in Section Eight. Chaminade head coach Scott Cole, now in his 7th year, have a squad of over 60 wrestlers and will be one the the top teams in the CHSAA this season. The Flyers will soon take on rival St. Anthony's and nationally ranked Wyoming Seminary (PA) in an upcoming dual meet tournament.