102- Cooper Merli (Newburgh-9) dec. Connor Sheridan (Hauppauge-11) 8-4

110- Luke Satriano (Valley Cent-9) dec. Evan Gursey (Midwood-P) 2-1 OT

118- Matt Marlow (Northport-11) dec. Anthony Clem (Wantagh-8) 5-0

126- Jaden Crumpler (Niagara Falls-6) dec. Joseph Clem (Wantagh-8) 4-2

132- Tyler Ferrara (Chenango Forks-4) dec. Liam Carlin (Burnt Hills-2) 9-4

138- Nick LaMorte (Rocky Point-11) dec. Jordan Brown (Mon-Wood-9) 6-1

145- Cameron Catrabone (Williamsville North-6) pinned Renso Montalvo (Amsterdam-2) 2:56

152Frankie Volpe (Hauppauge-11) dec. Donovan Smith (Elmira-4) 10-5

160- Tyler Reed (Cornwall-9) dec. Joseph Mattei (Herricks-8) 7-6

172- Brady Unger (Fairport-5) dec. Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) 3-2

189- Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley-9) dec. Elijah Diakomihalis (Hilton-5) 3-0

215- Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley-9) dec. Darien Insogna (Ballston Spa-2) 11-4

285- Sebastian Regis (East Islip-11) pinned Stephen Monchery (Middletown-9) 3:40


​Tyler Ferrara (33-0) of Chenango Forks-4 - 132 pounds.


     102- Tommy Aiello (36-0) - John Glenn-11 dec .Logan Bellis (Tioga-4) 3-0

     110- Darren Florence (36-1) - BGAH-4 dec. Gavin Mangano (49-1) - SWR-11, 8-7

     132- Brayden Fahrbach (34-0) - Mt. Sinai-11 dec. Aidan Gillings (Newfane-6) 6-4

     172- Tavio Hoose (44-1) -Southwestern-6 dec. Greyson Meak (39-4) -CSH-8, 5-4

    Tioga-4 lead all schools with 157.5 points and the top schools from LI are John Glenn-11 with 42 and SWR-11 with 41.5 points.


1. Section 3 (222 pts.)
2. Section 4 (211)
3. Section 5 (196.5)
4. Section 2 (178)
5. Section 6 (165.5)

​​                                                  DIVISION I SEMI-FINAL RESULTS

102- Cooper Merli (Newburgh-9) d. Ryan Munn (Carthage-3) 7-0

         Connor Sheridan (Hauppauge-11) d. Anthony Lagala-Ryan (Longwood-11) 3-0

110- Luke Satriano (Valley Cent-9) d. Dunia Sibomana-Rodriguez  (Long Beach-8) 2-1

         Evan Gursey (Midwood-P) d. Ryan Ferrara (Chenango Forks-4) 3-0

118- Matt Marlow (Northport-11) d. Angel Banegas (Uniondale-8) 13-7

         Anthony Clem (Wantagh-8) d. Dillon Arrick (Arlington-1) 8-0

126- Jaden Crumpler (Niagara Falls-6) d. Ray Adams (Calhoun-8) 5-0

         Joseph Clem (Wantagh-8) d. Amarfio Reynolds (Niagara Falls-6) 3-2

132- Tyler Ferrara (Chenango Forks-4) tf Luke Nieto (Plainedge-8) 20-5

         Liam Carlin (Burnt Hills-2) d. Michael Giugliano (Miller Place-11) 7-2

138- Nick LaMorte (Rocky Point-11) d. Te'shaun Mathews (Niag-Wheatfield-6) 5-2

         Jordan Brown (Mon-Wood-9) d. Gabriel Goss (Burnt Hills-2) 5-2

145- Cameron Catrabone (Williamsville North-6) d. Maxwell Watson (Iona Prep-C) 5-2

         Renso Montalvo (Amsterdam-2) d. Jesse Vanorden (Wantagh-8) 4-0

152- Donovan Smith (Elmira-4) d. Landon Lazarek (Hilton-5) 3-2

         Frankie Volpe (Hauppauge-11) d. Casper Stewart (Att-Batavia-5) 5-2

160- Tyler Reed (Cornwall-9) d. Connor Gregory (Ballston Spa-2) 5-3

         Joseph Mattei (Herricks-8) p. Jonathan Clohecy (Fulton-3) 2:57

172- Brady Unger (Fairport-5) p. Sam Szerlip (Nyack-1) 3:28

         Andrew Filip (Minisink Valley) p. Leo Venables (Carmel-1) 2:54

189- Zack Ryder (Minisink Valley-9) p. Kwazi Bonsu (Baldwin-8) 3:44

         Elijah Diakomihalis (Hilton-5) d. Eric Carlson (Manhasset-8) 7-6

215- Ethan Gallo (Minisink Valley-9) p. Bryson Tibbs (Middletown-9) 1:08

         Darrien Insogna (Ballston Spa-2) p. Jaiden Green (Bellport-11) 3:53

285- Stephen Monchery (Middletown-9) d. Cameron Groncki (Monhansen-2) 4-0

         Sebastian Regis (East Islip-11) p. Will Hotaling (Colonie-2) 1:57




1. Minisink Valley (95.5 points)

2. Iona Prep (75)

3. Wantagh (72.5)

4. Ballston Spa (68)

5. Burnt Hills (61)

6. Niagara Falls (55)

7. Hauppauge (49.5)

8. Newburgh (45)

9. Hilton (44) 

10.Chenango Forks (43)



     Section Nine (Catskills area) won the team sectional title for the second consecutive year with 218.5 points, Section Two (Albany area) was runner-up with 200.5, Section Eleven (Suffolk County) finished third with 195.5 and Section Eight (Nassau County) landed in fourth place with 175.5 points.

     Top-seed and reigning state champion, junior Matt Marlow (41-0, 121-8 career) won his second state crown and paced the Suffolk squad to a third place team finish, he defeated Wantagh's Anthony Clem (52-5, 110-17 career) with a 5-0 shutout win in the only all Long Island state final at 118 pounds. 

     State champions from the blue-cladded contingent were unbeaten Nick LaMorte (44-0, 174-31) who dominated the 138-pound bracket. The Oklahoma University-bound LaMorte has been the face of the franchise for the Rocky Point program and has been with head coach Darren Goldstein since KID wrestling days. Other state kings were Frankie Volpe (43-3, 140-29) who posted a solid 10-5 verdict in the final and junior Sebastian Regis (51-1, 101-14) who had 35 falls this season. The EI gridiron standout avenged his lone loss against Stephen Monchery (Middletown-9) as he clamped him at the 3:40 mark of the 285-pound bout. His win put an exclamation point on the East Islip season, they won both the Suffolk dual and tournament titles, and now an individual state champion.

     State finalists from Long Island included the aforementioned Anthony Clem, twin brother Joseph (47-6, 118-13), Connor Sheridan (35-3, 66-11), eighth-grader Gavin Mangano (49-1, 66 -2), Joseph Mattei (42-3, 188-34,139 career pins) and Greyson Meak (39-4, 102-26). Long Island claimed a total of 34 state medals in the championships.

     Only five wrestlers in Division I went unscathed; Marlow, Ferrara, LaMorte, Unger and Ryder. ZachRyder (12-0), a junior, has verbally committed to Penn State, he blanked Yianni Diakomihalis younger brother, Elijah, 3-0, in the 189-pound gold medal match. Elijah is a sophomore and is likely to face Ryder again next season.

     The combined record of the Division I state champions was an unbelievable mark of 537 victories and only 17 defeats.

     Earning state bronze medals from LIwere; 2022 state king LB's Dunia Sibomana-Rodriguez (31-7, 66-8 career) at 110, Ray Adams (44-6, 106-21) of Calhoun at 126, Wantagh junior Jesse Vanorden (48-2, 147-29) at 145, tough Eric Carlson (40-1, 104-26) of Manhasset at 189, along with Longwood's William Francois (40-3). Perhaps the most grueling performance at the 2023 state meet was Francois, who won his first match and then lost in the prelims. He then reeled off six consecutive victories to capture the bronze medal at 215 pounds.

     Legendary NYS and National Hall of Fame head coach Paul Gillespie and able assistant and lifelong friend, Reggie Jones, Jr. have a state record 57 state place-winners during their combined tenure at Long Beach and now Wantagh HS.

     Congratulations to Hauppauge head coach Chris Messina who was voted the 2022 National Coach of the Year. Messina has accumulated 540 dual meet victories over his 42-year tenure and Frankie Volpe became the Eagles 10th state champion.

     In the Division Two Tournament, Suffolk added two more champions; sophomore Tommy Aiello (36-0, 66-4), who defeated top-seeded Maverick Beckwith (Norwich-4), with a crucial 5-4 semifinal victory en route to the 102-pound title. Junior Brayden Fahrbach (34-0, 156-15), a Division I runner-up in 2022, posted four solid wins for the state crown in the 132-pound class.

     In Division Two four Long Island wrestlers advanced to the semifinals:

     102 - Tommy Aiello ( John Glenn-11) dec. Maverick Beckwith (Norwich-4) 5-4

     110 - Gavin Mangano (SWR-11) dec. Caleb Cole (Unatego-4) 7-0

     132-  Brayden Fahrbach (Mt. Sinai-11) maj.dec. Jazz Spaulding  (Honeoye Falls-Lima-5) 8-0

     172-  Greyson Meak  (Cold Spring Harbor-8) dec. Sean Kelly ( Lowville-3) 1-0




1. Section 9 (218.5 pts.)
2. Section 2 (200.5)
3. Section 11 (195.5)
4. Section 8 (175.5)
5. Section 6 (139)