CHAMINADE WINS CHSAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                         
By Jim & Tony Nordland

    
Chaminade HS edged rival St. Anthony's, 226 points to 219.5 at the CHSAA Championships in Buffalo. A strong Monsignor Farrell team tallied 219 points to finish third place in the team standings. The Flyers were paced by the duo of Declan Gray (43-4, 127 career wins) at 152 and tough Dan Fowler (32-2) who pinned his way through the 195-pound bracket. The Flyers had an impressive 12 place-winners in the tournament.

     St. Anthony's crowned six champions including
Ben Lamantia (34-3) at 113, Joe Russ (36-2) at 120, 2011 state placer Freddie Dunau (126) and highly-regarded John Vrasidas (34-1) in the 170-pound class. State-ranked Sam Melikian (38-1) of Fordham Prep recorded three falls and coasted to the 132-pound gold medal, for his efforts he was voted the tournament's outstanding wrestler award.

                            CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

99- Garret Baugher (St.Joes) pinned Chris Martoello (FP) 5:30
106- John Twomey (St.Anthony's) pinned Jon Krumholz (St.John) 3:26
113- Ben Lamantia (St.Ant) dec. Christian Briody (Cham) 6-1
120- Joe Russ (St.Ant) maj.dec. Austin Addis (MFarrell) 14-0
126- Freddie Dunau (St.Ant) pinned Marshall Winston (St.A) 2:51
132- Sam Melikian (FordPrep) pinned Ralph Maio (MF) 3:01
138-Travis Berube (St.Joes) dec. Dan Jones (Cham) 5-0
145- Nick Alessandrini (St.A) dec. Andrew Pryor (St.A) 5-1
152- Declan Gray (Cham) dec. Richie Jones (St.Joes) 11-9
160- Andrew Psomas (MFarr) pinned Chris DelGatto (Ch) 3:08
170- John Vrasidas (St.A) maj.dec.Daghan Hart (St.John) 10-1
182- Matt Roberts (MF) dec.Connor Watson (Cham) 10-3
195- Dan Fowler (Cham) pinned John DePalma (MF) 3:11
220- Rich Sisti (MFarr) pinned Sam Carroccia (St.Fran) 1:08
285- Chris Alianakian (Kell) dec. Mazan Hassan (MF) 2-0

OSW Award: Sam Melikian (Fordham Prep) - 132 pounds
Most Pins: Thomas Routh (St.John the Baptist) - 182 pounds- 4 in 7:48

Team Scores:
1. Chaminade (226)
2. St.Anthony's (219.5)
3. Monsignor Farrell (219)
4. St. Francis (152)
5. St. Joes (126)
6. St. John the Baptist (100)
7. Fordham Prep (90.5)
8. Kellenberg (75)
9. Mt.St.Michaels (48)
10.Xavier (34)
                                                          
      

                         
                 
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CHAMINADE WINS CHSAA
ST. ANTHONY'S CROWNS SIX CHAMPS