Nick LaMorte (Rocky Point)
Connor Sheridan (Hauppauge)
EAST ISLIP WINS SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS OVER BRENTWOOD AND MILLER PLACE
Elmer Cruz (Brentwood)
Jason Euceda (37-2) of Brentwood controls Mason Jacobellis of Patchogue-Medford en route to a 3-1 decision in the 110 pound semifinal. Euceda beat the top ranked Mason Mangialino in the finals as Brentwood finished second.
Jared Spahn (Islip)
Jace Yannuciello (Ward Melville)
Ryan Eckerle (Commack)
Gino Manta (Hauppauge)
Sebastian Regis (East Islip)
Matt Marlow (Northport)
Returning state champion Matt Marlow (37-0, 117-8 career) from Northport works for a takedown on Brentwood's Kendrick Pellici to win 21-6 in the semi-finals. Marlow went on to capture the 118 pound title and was voted the OSW Award in the tournament.
Ryan Monahan (Connetquot)
Mason Mangialino (Comsew)
Mason Rappold (Longwood)
Michael Sanchez (Smith East)
Jason Euceda (Brentwood)
Christopher Massett (Pat-Med)
Jaiden Green (Bellport)
Frank Volpe (Hauppauge)
Kenneth Leverich (Smith West)
Michael Giugliano (Miller Place)
Liam Knapp (Bay Shore)
Robert Cunningham (Miller Place)
James Sturek (East Islip)
CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL RESULTS
102- Connor Sheridan (Hauppauge) dec. Gino Manta (Haup) 4-1
110- Jason Euceda (Brentwood) dec. Mason Mangialino (Coms) 3-0
118- Matt Marlow (Northport) tech fall Sean Campbell (Copiague) 21-6
126- Camryn Howard (Bellport) dec. Jace Yannuciello (WM) 3-0
132- Michael Giugliano (Miller Place) dec. Ryan Eckerle (Commack) 6-4
138- Nick LaMorte (Rocky Point) pinned Jared Spahn (Islip) 3:47
145- Kenneth Leverich (Smithtown West) dec. Christopher Massett (Pat-Med) 6-2
152- Frankie Volpe (Hauppauge) dec. Mason Rappold (Longwood) 7-1
160- Vincent Stazzone (Kings Park) pinned Max Casiano (Huntington) 3:16
172- Robert Cunningham (Miller Place) vs Ryan Monahan (Connetquot) 5-2
189- Michael Sanchez (Smithtown East) pinned Jamnes Sturek (EI) 1:22
215- Jaiden Green (Bellport ) pinned Liam Knapp (Bay Shore) :56
285- Sebastian Regis (East Islip) pinned Elmer Cruz (Brent) 2:30
Suffolk County dual meet champion East Islip won the Section XI Championships with148 points over rival Brentwood (121) and a strong Miller Place squad with 119. 5 points. The Redmen were paced by state finalist junior Sebastian Regis (47-1) who registered four falls and cruised to the county crown.
In an all-Hauppauge county final and a battle of sophomores, top-seeded Connor Sheridan (32-2, 63-10) defeated Gina Manta (30-7, 53-16), 4-1, for the 102-pound county title. The Eagles also added another champion, tough Frankie Volpe (39-3, 136-29) dominated the 152-pound bracket and emerged with a solid 7-1 verdict in the final. Head coach, the legendary Chris Messina, is in his 43rd year at the helm.
Reigning state champion Matt Marlow (37-0, 117-8 career) a junior from Northport registered a 19-2 tech fall in the quarterfinals and a second period pin over Brentwood's Kendrick Pellici (32-5) in the semi-finals. In the county final he posted a 21-6 tech fall over All-State performer senior Sean Campbell (31-4). Marlow was voted the OSW Award in the tournament.
Bellport seventh-grader Camryn Howard (42-1) posted three shutout victories, amongst his four wins and capture the gold medal at 126 pounds, his teammate, rugged Jaiden Green (39-2) had four falls, including two under a minute and bulldozed his way the 215-pound title.
The other unbeaten wrestler in the tournament was state-placer Nick LaMorte (40-0, 171-32) of Rocky Point. LaMorte used a repertoire of tight cross-face cradles and bar-arms, he clamped his opponent at the 3:47 mark of the 138-pound final.
The toughest pig tail bout saw unseeded junior Jason Euceda of Brentwood defeat Rocky Point junior Aidan Donahue (34-7),13-6, at 110 pounds. Euceda advanced to the gold medal match and Donahue wasn't eligible for the consolation bracket and an opportunity to vie for all-county accolades. Euceda (37-2) won five bouts en route to the county championship and upended defending county champion Mason Mangialino (38-5), 3-0, in the title bout.
Matt Marlow (Northport) - 118 pounds
1. East Islip (148 points)
2. Brentwood (121)
3. Miller Place (119.5)
4. Longwood (99.5)
5. Bellport (90.5)
6. Hauppauge (89)
7. Patchogue-Medford (81)
7. Smithtown West (81)
9. Smithtown East (71)
10. North Babylon (67.5)
Max Casiano (Huntington)
East Islip's Sebastian Regis (47-1) works his snap down for a takedown and fall in the semi finals of the Suffolk County Wrestling Championships. The top ranked Regis also scored a fall in the finals to lead the Redmen to the team title.
2023 SUFFOLK COUNTY CHAMPIONS
Camyrn Howard (Bellport)
Vincent Stazzone (Kings Park)
Miller Place's Robert Cunningham (41-2) secures a reversal over Huntington's Zachary Zboray to win 2-1 in the 172 pound semifinal. Cunningham went on to win the Suffolk crown.
(Bottom Row l. to r.) 145- Kenneth Leverich (Smithtown West) , 138- Nick LaMorte (Rocky Point) , 132- Michael Giugliano (Miller Place) , 126- Camryn Howard (Bellport) , 118- Matt Marlow (Northport) , 110- Jason Euceda (Brentwood) , 102- Connor Sheridan (Hauppauge) .
(Top Row l. to r.) 152- Frankie Volpe (Hauppauge) , 160- Vincent Stazzone (Kings Park) , 172- Robert Cunningham (Miller Place) , 189- Michael Sanchez (Smithtown East) , 215- Jaiden Green (Bellport ) , 285- Sebastian Regis (East Islip) . (Suffolk Champions Photo by Ray Nelson)
Sean Campbell (Copaigue)