East Islip (7-1) snapped Wantagh's 44-match win streak and were declared the winners at the annual David Bloom Memorial Duals. The Redmen were paced by all-county matmen Jesse Dellavecchia (120) who used a barrage of takedowns and bar arm tilts en route to a solid 16-1 tech fall, along with major decisions by Dennis Ferro (105-35 career) at 160 and gridiron star Erik Adon at 182 pounds.
Wantagh's defending state champion, junior Kyle Quinn (7-1), posted a first period fall with a tight 3/4 nelson and other Warrior winners included eighth-grader Jonathan Loew (106) and tough Matt Langan who recorded a second period fall in the 145-pound class. Wantagh (4-1) , the two-time defending NYS team champion defeated Suffolk power Sachem North (4-1), 42-30, in the final dual of the afternoon.
Some key highlights of the Duals saw Sachem North's unbeaten all-county performer Sean O'Hagan (8-0) upend Nassau County champion Owen Bachelder (Hewlett), 5-1, at 132 pounds. Rhode Island state runner-up Cody Beaudette (Cumberland HS) was pinned by Kyle Quinn at the 3:45 mark and edged EI's Jesse Dellavecchia, 11-10, in a frenetic bout. Cumberland, RI dropped matches to Wantagh (51-33) and EI (57-18). Sachem North (4-1) had a nice showing with wins over Hewlett (52-18) and New Rochelle (47-21).
East Islip's Dennis Ferro reverses Wantagh's Nick Vines to his back picking up a 12-4 decision at 160 pounds.
EAST ISLIP 42 WANTAGH 31
99- Justin Vines (Wantagh) won by forfeit
106- Jonathan Loew (Want) dec. Matt Moskowitz 7-2
113- Kyle Quinn (Want) pinned Griffin Brown :31
120 - Jesse Dellavecchia (East Islip) tech fall Joe Conklin 16-1
126- Sal Cipolla (EI) dec. Joe Hill 9-2
132- Nick Barber (EI) pinned Blaze Kavanagh 2:00
138 - Alex Deveglio (EI) dec. Steve Pambianchi 8-4
145- Matt Langan (Want) pinned Frank Dorio 3:05
152- Tim Grief (Want) maj. dec. Mike Barra 11-0
160- Dennis Ferro (EI) maj. dec. Nick Vines 12-4
170- Nick Rogers (Want) pinned Mike Reynolds 5:54
182- Erik Adon (EI) maj. dec. Nick DeVito 19-7
195- Justin Rigo (EI) pinned Nick English 2:33
220- Jon Wilson (EI) pinned Larry Baker 2:37
285- Nick Vito (EI) pinned Pat Smith 3:11