SACHEM NORTH HS TO HOST
                             JOE DAVIDSON MEMORIAL DUALS

    
The annual Joe Davidson Memorial Duals will be held on Thursday and Friday, December 29th-30th at Sachem North HS. The tournament is held in honor of the late Joe Davidson who passed away in 2005. Joe Davidson was a former Suffolk County champion and an All-State wrestler for Sachem HS in the 1970s. He later returned to Sachem HS as an assistant wrestling coach and was an integral part of the many successful county and state championship teams. This tournament keeps his memory alive and each year the Davidson Family present a scholarship award to an outstanding  Sachem North student/ athlete who plans on entering the field of education and wrestling at the college level.

     The tournament features ten teams from both Nassau and Suffolk County. Host
Sachem North will be led by all-county performers Sean O'Hagan (120) and Gio Santiago at 182. Head coach Ray Pickersgill also points to three-time league placer Frank Napoli (126), Matt Marino (132), Franky Blais (138) and league finalist Anthony Confessore now in the 195- pound class. East Islip has Jesse DellaVecchia (99), Shawn Cummings (170), Chris Chambers (182) and county placer Dan Hayden at 285 pounds. A balanced Shoreham-Wading River squad has potential county champions with TJ Fabian (120) and Suffolk finalist Jon Keck at 152. Other top matmen are James Szymanski (99), Jack Taddeo (113) and David Keith at 126 pounds.

     Other teams in the field  are two-time Division II champion Bayport-Blue Point, Farmingdale, West Babylon, Lindenhurst, Newfield, Deer Park and a strong Eastport South Manor team.
Bayport has returning two-time Div. II champion Ryan Hake (138) and finalist Harrison DeSousa at 285. Coach Rich Reilly's other key grapplers are the Palma brothers; Jake (99) and Joe (106),  along with Justin Underwood (120), Ralph Fabiani (145) and Anthony Lombardi at 195. Eastport has the Passaro brothers; Travis (120) and Maverick at 126, both are returning all-county performers. Also to watch are John Busiello (99), Nick Garone (106), Jimmy Leach (113) and upperweight Fumnanya Agbimson who competes at 182/195 pounds.

 
DAY ONE - RESULTS

SachNorth 54  Newfield 18
SWR 43 ESM 26
EI 39 BBP 28
DP 42  Farm 42
BBP 39 Lind 27

SachN 36vs ESM 26
BBP 45 New 27
SWR 73 WB 9

DAY TWO - DEC. 30

Sach North 57 BBP 12
Lind 40 EI 34
EI 69 WB 9
ESM 48 Farm 22
SWR 49 BBP 24
EI 60 DP 19
SWR 50 EI 29
BBP 51 DP 19
ESM 52 BBP 24

SachN 53 EI 21
BBP 63 WB 10
ESM 66 WB 9



JOE DAVIDSON MEMORIAL DUALS PREVIEW AND RESULTS
Gio Santiago (Sachem North)
Maverick Passaro (ESM)
Ryan Hake
(BBP)
John Keck (SWR)
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