2010 CHSAA CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

  96-
Pat Skinner (Kellenberg) major dec. Blaise Rufo (Monsignor Farrell), 14-6.
103-Chris Brienza (St.Anthony's) pinned Paul DiStefano (MFarr), 5:49.
112-Jimmy Morris (St.Ant) major dec.Donovan Melendez (Mt.Saint Michael), 11-2.
119-Grant Greene (St.Ant) pinned Glenn McKenna (Chaminade), :21.
125-Vin Fischetti (MFarr) major dec. Jon Faglione (Cham), 13-1.
130-Jamel Hudson (St.Ant) tech fall Joe Francolino (MFarr), 20-5.
135-Andrew Lenzi (Fordham Prep) tech fall Tim McGann (MFarr), 20-5.
140-Troy Sampson (Cham) dec. Andrew Murano (Xavier), 7-6.
145-Tony Carlo (MFarr) tech fall Anthony Alesandro (Kell), 20-5.
152-Ben Villaret (MFarr) pinned Mike Fodera (St.Ant), :10.
160-Brandon Meisner (St.Ant) pinned Brian Rogers (St.Francis), :50.
171-Tom Re (Kell) pinned Nick Terp (Salesian), :45.
189-Paul Alessandrini (St.Ant) dec.Rob Sweitzer (St.Ant), 8-3.
215-Brendan Fowler (Cham) pinned Casey Sheehan (Canisius), 1:43
285-Jon Desir (St.Ant) pinned Jack Cambria (St.Joes), :30

OSW Award: Troy Sampson (Chaminade) - 140
Most Pins: Ben Villaret (Monsignor Farrell) -152- 3 in 2:06

Teams:
1.St.Anthony's (286.5)
2.Monsignor Farrell (225.5)
3.Chaminade (207.5)
4.Kellenberg (144)
5.St.Joes (89)
ST. ANTHONY'S WINS CHSAA STATE TITLE
St. Anthony's Jimmy Morris works his cradle to an 11-2 decision over Monsignor Farrell's Donovan Melendez in the 103 pound final as St. Anthony's took home the team title with seven champs.
Kellenberg's Patrick Skinner is in on Monsignor Farrell's Blaise Rufo en route to a 14-6 win in the 96 pound final.
St. Anthony's Chris Brienza works to tilt Monsignor Farrell's Paul DiStefano as he wins by fall in the 103 pound final.
St. Anthony's Grant Greene uses his overhead cradle to a fall against Chaminade's Glenn McKenna in the 119 pound final.
Dynamic Duo I - OSW winner Troy Sampson &  two-time champion Brendan Fowler of Chaminade.
Dynamic Duo II - Monsignor Farrell's Tony Carlo and Vin Fischetti.
Triple Threat I - St. Anthony's Chris Brienza, Jimmy Morris & Grant Greene.
Triple Threat II - The Friars' Jamel Hudson, Brandon Meisner & Jon Desir.
    St. Anthony's won the CHSAA Championships as they amassed 286.5 points to finish ahead of defending team champion Monsignor Farrell (225.5) and Chaminade (207.5). The Friars were led by defending NYSPHSAA champion Grant Greene (32-2), Chris Brienza (42-1) and Jimmy Morris (38-3). Greene clamped a tight overhead cradle on his opponent and recorded a 21 second fall to capture the 119-pound title. Brienza used a bar-arm to secure his fall at 103 pounds and Morris applied a series of cross-face cradles en route to an 11-2 major decision to earn the 112-pound crown. The All-State trio, also known as the "Triple Threat" have earned their second trip to the NYS Championships in two weeks. The other triple threat; sophomore Jamel Hudson (13-0), Brandon Meisner (41-6) and Jon Desir (31-5) were equally impressive. Hudson used a barrage of powerful double leg takedowns to post a 20-5 tech fall at 130, and both Meisner (160) and Desir (285) registered first period falls to claim their respective weight classes.

     Monsignor Farrell had three individual winners, Vin Fischetti (44-7) Tony Carlo (58-3) and Ben Villaret (58-2) at 152. Fischetti scored a 13-1 major decision at 125, Carlo worked his tight waist tilts for a 20-5 tech fall at 145 and Villaret used a tight Schalles counter to stunned his opponent in only ten seconds at 152 pounds. Both Carlo and Villaret are amongst the top middleweights in the state. Fordham Prep's
Andrew Lenzi (35-0, 162-15) recorded three tech falls in the tournament. In the finals, Lenzi scored quickly with a single leg takedown and then added a snap/spin before appliying his near fall tilts and coasted to the 135-pound crown. Lenzi is a 2008 NYSPHSAA champion and a two-time place-winner, he is the top ranked wrestler in his weight class and will seek his second state crown in two weeks.

     Chaminade earned two championships among their four finalists.Troy Sampson (37-6) used his slide single leg takedowns and had a 5-2 lead midway through his bout against top-seeded Andrew Murano (34-6) of Xavier. Murano escaped and scored with a single leg takedown, but Sampson held on for an exciting 7-6 victory and the 140-pound title. For his efforts, he was named the tournament's outstanding wrestler. Unbeaten Brendan Fowler (32-0) scored with a snap spin takedown and then used an inside overhead cradle to flattened his foe in the first period and capture the 215-pound championship. The Villanova bound Fowler, won his second consecutive CHSAA title and earned his 100th career victory.
Mat Notes...
   The CHSAA Championships were held in the spacious St. Anthony's Fieldhouse and drew a capacity crowd for the championship finals. The "Triple Threat " of Brienza, Morris and Greene have been the keystone of the Friars' program the past three years, as Morris and Greene won their second CHSAA title, and Brienza garnered his third championship.Together, they have an impressive combined record of 112-6. Many wrestling experts feel this is the most experienced and talented CHSAA squad in recent years, and should fare well at the upcoming New York State Wrestling Championships in Albany.