EASTERN STATES CLASSIC
WYOMING SEMINARY (PA) WINS EASTERN  STATES CLASSIC

    
Wyoming Seminary (PA) won the 10th annual Eastern States Classic as they crowned an impressive five champions and amassed 248 points. The number 8th ranked squad in the nation had a total of 12 place-winners (they brought 13 wrestlers to the tournamnet) and easily outdistanced runner-up Shenendehowa (159), Long Beach (111.5), Wantagh (109.5) and Longwood who finished with 93.5 points, rounding out the top five teams in the 101 team field.

     The upset of the tournament was at 152 pounds where Long Beach's state placer Dylan Palacio (21-0, 190-25 career) edged two-time state champion Brian Realbuto (24-1, 254-12) of Somers, 8-5, in the gold medal match. Three-time NYS champion unbeaten
Quinton Murphy (Holley) became the winningest wrestler in state history this past week and now boasts an 281-12 career mark, he won six bouts, including four falls, en route to the 138-pound crown. The only other defending state champion that went unscathed was Jim Kloc (Iroquois), he won the 145-pound class.

                            CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

  99-
Jose Rodriguez (Wantagh) maj.dec. Nick Barbaria (New Rochelle) 9-0
106-Kevin Jack (Danbury, CT) dec. Justin Cooksey (MacArthur) 7-4
113-Mark Raghunandan (LB) dec. Dylan Realbuto (Somers) 6-5, disq.
120-Evan Botwin (WySem, PA) major dec. Sam Recco (Lyndonville) 9-0
126-Dom Malone (WyomSem, PA) major dec. Maverick Passaro (ESM) 8-0
132-Nick Kelley (Shenendehowa) dec. Nick Mauriello (Hauppauge) 10-4
138-Quinton Murphy (Holley) dec. James Dekrone (John Glenn) 6-2
145-Jim Kloc (Iroquois) dec. Dale White (JohnJay-EastFishkill) 7-6
152-Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) dec. Brian Realbuto (Somers) 8-5
160-Frank Affronti (Wayne) dec. Aaron Dudley (Hudson Falls) 4-3 OT
170-Eric Morris (WyomSem, PA) dec. Zach Zupan (Canastota) 4-0
182-Tony Lock (Pioneer) tech fall McZiggy Richards (Wingate) 15-0
195-Tony Fusco (Shenendehowa) dec. Austyn Hayes (Phoenix) 8-2
220-AJ Vizcarrondo (WySem, PA) maj. dec. Kyle Stanton (Greene) 14-4
285-Michael Johnson (WyomSem, PA) pinned Cole Lampman (Shen) 1:40

OSW AWARD:
Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) - 152 pounds

TEAM SCORES:
1.
Wyoming Seminary, PA (248)
2.Shenendehowa (159)
3.Long Beach (111.5)
4.Wantagh (109.5)
5.Longwood (93.5)
6.Hauppauge (92.5)
7.Westfield, MA (86.5)
8.Phoenix (77)
9.Fox Lane (74)
10.MacArthur (73)
    Danbury, CT (73)