ST. ANTHONY'S, 49-24
| Chaminade HS (22-4), defeated rival St. Anthony's, 49-24, in front of a capacity crowd at "The House of Noise,'" which marks the end of an era for Chaminade wrestling. The Flyers will moved to the state-of-the-art Athletic Activity Center next season. Chaminade won 10 of the 15 bouts contested and were lead by senior captain, Doug Witzenbocker (33-4, 99 career wins), who defeated sophomore Pat Fiorvanti (17-5), 8-5, in the 145-pound bout. Witzenbocker opened the scoring with a low single and added a fireman's carry to take a 4-1 lead after the first period. Fiorvanti battled back with a pair of escapes and used a snap/spin takedown to close the gap, but Witzenbocker added another takedown for the 8-5 decision. Other Flyer standouts were Anthony Piazza (28-4) who recorded a fall at the 3:29 mark in the 140-pound class, junior Carl Petrocelli (23-7) with an 11-1 major decision at 152 and Brendan Fowler (28-7) who won by forfeit at 215 pounds. St. Anthony's attempted a comeback with two consecutive falls, by Rick Randazzo (21-6) who had a first period pin at 103 and a second period fall by two-time state medalist, Stephen Russ (23-2) at 119 pounds. Russ scored on a single leg takedown, along with a high crotch to take a comfortable 6-1 lead, he then used his cradle and registered the fall at 3:08 over freshman,Troy Sampson (32-6), to bring the team score to 33-18. Other Friars who turned in victories were, Joe Calderone (25-6), with a 6-4 decision at 125, and Ed Cella (22-3) who used a barrage of double leg takedowns and recorded a fall at 4:10 in the 189-pound bout.
The dual started at 160 pounds and Chaminade won five of the first six weight classes and received three forfeit wins. Chaminade head coach, George Dlugolonski, now has a remarkable 402-125-3 career dual meet record during his 34-year tenure. An alumni reception was held after the meet and some of the notables in attendance were; wrestler/coach Kieran Griffin, versatile upperweight Matt Rossano (1989), members of the Sampson Family and Dion Visconti (1991), who had a stellar career with 105 victories, along with 89 falls and finished as a two-time NYS place-winner. Chaminade and St. Anthony's, along with dual meet champion, Kellenberg, St. John the Baptist and Holy Trinity will meet in the Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA League Tournament, this Sunday at St. Anthony's HS beginning at 9:30 am.
CHAMINADE 49 ST. ANTHONY'S 24
96- Ryan Neugabauer (Cham) dec. Chris Brienza, 4-0.
103- Rick Randazzo (SA) pinned Richard Skinner, 1:00.
112- Matt Ouelette (Cham) won by forfeit.
119- Stephen Russ (SA) pinned Troy Sampson, 3:08.
125- Robert Rooney (Cham) dec. Sam D'April, 2-1.
130- Joe Calderone (SA) dec. Pat Prezosio, 6-4.
135- Mike Impellizer (SA) dec. Joe Petrone, 2-1.
140- Anthony Piazza (Cham) pinned Peter Abbate, 3:29.
145- Doug Witzenbocker (Cham) dec. Patrick Fiorvanti, 8-5.
152- Carl Petrucelli (Cham) dec. Colin Pryor, 11-1.
160- Joe Maggio (Cham) pinned Matt Terry, 1:52.
171- Dan Ramirez (Cham) pinned Chris Alberto, 3:49.
189- Ed Cella (SA) pinned Erik Walordy, 4:10.
215- Brendan Fowler (Cham) won by forfeit.
275- Chris Manley (Cham) won by forfeit.
|Chaminade's Anthony Piazza works his double leg to a lift against Peter Abbate. Piazza won the 140 pound bout by a fall and Chaminade went on to take the dual 49-24.|
|St.Anthony's Stephen Russ controls Chaminade's Troy Sampson in the 119 lbs. match, which Russ won by a pin.|