JOHN GLENN  44      ST. ANTHONY'S 14
By Jim & Tony Nordland

     Defending Suffolk team champion John Glennn defeated CHSAA power, St. Anthony's, 44-14, before 542 fans in the season opening dual match for both teams. The dual started at the 119  and St. Anthony's state bronze medalist Jimmy Morris posted a solid 6-2 decision over Vin Punzone (former Walt Whitman member) for an early 3-0 team lead. The Friar's defending state champion Grant Greene (106-8 career mark) scored on a single leg scramble and quickly applied his patented bar arm to secure the fall at the 1:12 mark in the 125-pound class and gave the host team a short-lived 9-0 lead. John Glenn would reel off nine consecutive wins and were paced by the Meinsen brothers, returning Suffolk champion Nick (130) who applied his double bar arm to flattened his opponent in 3:19 and brother Ken scored an impressive 12-3 major decision at 135. The Knights had solid performances turned in by Matt Gannon (140), Matt Fusaro (145) and state finalist Nick Terdick at 152 pounds. Both Gannon and Terdick registered first period falls, as Gannon clamped his foe with an overhead cradle and Terdick used his half nelson/bar arm to earn his 100th career victory. St. Anthony's claimed the last bout of the meet, as state place-winner Chris Brienza used a series of tilts to record a 17-1 technical fall in the 112-pound class.

Mat Notes...
   Head coach TJ Brocking, now in his 4th year at the helm, has John Glenn on track for their second consecutive Suffolk team title. The Knights won 11 of the 15 bouts contested in the match. They will travel to the UE duals in early January to face the elite teams in the Empire State and face rival Rocky Point in mid-January for a classic dual amongst Suffolk powers. Tonight's dual featured five NYS meet qualifiers; Brienza, Morris, Greene for St. Anthony's and Meinsen and Terdick for John Glenn. Terdick, now a senior, boasts an overall mark of 100-11. Congratulations to him on that milestone. Special thanks to the John Glenn scorekeepers; Jenny and Angela, for all their knowledge, insight and help.


John Glenn   44   St. Anthony's 14

96-  Bryce Sinisgalli (JG) pinned Nick Ronan, 3:12
103- Anthony Salmonese (JG) pinned Joe Gasparro, :56
Chris Brienza (St.A) tech.fall Ken Massa, 17-1.
Jimmy Morris (St.A) dec. Vin Punzone, 6-2.
Grant Greene (St.A) pinned James DeKrone, 1:12.
Nick Meinsen (JG) pinned Mike Gangarossa, 3:19.
Ken Meinsen (JG) major dec. Tom White, 12-3.
Matt Gannon (JG) pinned Aaron Spector, 1:50.
Matt Fusaro (JG) major dec. Paul Kelly, 11-2.
Nick Terdick (JG) pinned Chris Salerno, 1:54.
Mike Bosco (JG) dec. Brandon Meisner, 4-1.
Jarid Cheatham (JG) dec. John Guarino, 7-1.
Joe Giaramita (JG) dec. Paul Alessandrini, 6-2.
Joe Kohaut (JG) dec. Rob Sweitzer, 9-5
                            285- John Desir (St.A) pinned Mike Pinto, :44
John Glenn's Nick Terdick picks up a first period fall at 152 pounds to lead his team to victory in their season opener. It was Terdick's 100th career win.       Click here for more photos...