St. Anthony's won their third consecutive CHSAA team title and amassed 271 points to easily outdistance runner-up Monsignor Farrell who finished with 247. The Friars crowned six champions, including returning state place-winners Freddy Dunau (22-2) at 106 and Jamel Hudson (33-1) at 132 pounds. Dunau posted a major decision in the finals and Hudson breezed through the bracket, as he recorded three falls and earned both the OSW and Most Pins Awards.
Other Friar winners were John Twomey (99), Matt Szilagyi (24-5) at 152, John Vrasidas (160) and two-time CHSAA titlist Andrew Auriemma (21-2) at 285 pounds. Kellenberg senior and returning state placer Pat Skinner (38-2) claimed his third state title and is a solid contender at 113 pounds. Also claiming a title for the Firebirds was Matt Matouzzi (33-7) in the 145-pound class.
St. Anthony's John Twomey will not participate at the state meet, and teammate/alternate William Gutenkunst will replace him at 99 pounds. Both Freddy Dunau and Andrew Auriemma won their second CHSAA titles and Jamel Hudson earned his third straight CHSAA crown. All are state ranked, Dunau and Auriemma are both rated 5th and Hudson is ranked #2 in their respective weight classses.
Pat Skinner (137-27 career) became the winningest wrestler in Kellenberg history and eclipsed the previous mark set by Steve Contino (117 wins) in 2007. Skinner is currently ranked #7 and will seek redemption at the 2012 championships.
Chaminade coach George Dlugolonski, now in his 39th season, reached a milestone with his 500th dual meet victory during the season. Coach Dugo now boasts a remarkable mark of 509-153-3, and is the all-time dual wins leader on Long Island.
99- John Twomey (St.Anthony's) dec. William Gutenkunst (St.A) 7-0
106- Freddy Dunau (St.A) major dec. Jim Gill (St. John the Baptist) 13-2
113- Pat Skinner (Kellenberg) dec. Joe Russ (St.A) 10-6
120- Blaise Rufo (Mon Farrell) dec. Dan Jones (Chaminade) 10-8
126- Sam Melkian (Fordham Prep) major dec. Chris Federlein (Kell) 14-3
132- Jamel Hudson (St.A) pinned William Wilson (MonFarr) :47
138- Tim McCann (MonFarr) pinned Pat Mang (St. Joseph Collegiate) 2:22
145- Matt Matouzzi (Kell) dec. Paul Harnett (Mon Farr) 8-3
152- Matt Szilagyi (St.A) pinned Declan Gray (Cham) 4:59
160- John Vrasidas (St.A) major dec. Evan Lenci (Kell) 9-0
170- Rrok Ndokaj (Mon Farr) dec. Brian Anderson (Iona Prep) 8-2
182- Matt Roberts (Mon Farr) dec. Matt McDaniels (Kell) 12-9
195- Rich Sisti (Mon Farr) pinned Dan Centeno (Kell) 3:15
220- Andrew Auriemma (St.A) major dec.Casey Redmond (Mon Farr) 12-1
285- Kyle DiPirro (Buffalo St. Mary's) pinned Chris Alianakian (Kell) :43
OSW Award: Jamel Hudson (St.Anthony's) - 132 pounds
Most Pins: Jamel Hudson (St.Anthony's) - 132 pounds - 3 in 3:03
1. St. Anthony's (271)
2. Monsignor Farrell (247)
3. Kellenberg (183.5)
4. Chaminade (127.5)
5. Fordham Prep (97)
6. St. Joseph Collegiate (88)
7. St. John the Baptist (86.5)
8. Iona Prep (81)
9. St. Francis (61)
10.St. Mary (57.5)
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|Photo courtesy of Phil Rufo|