NASSAU CC CROWNS FOUR CHAMPIONS AT 2009 LONG ISLAND OPEN
                                    CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS

125-
Gabe Roman (MSU) pinned Ernest Omelas (Springfield Tech), 3:25.
133- Silas Murray (Nassau CC) dec. Joshua Sandhaus (West Point JV), 11-5.
141- Casey Smith (West Point JV) tech.fall Ryam Martin (West Point JV), 15-0.
149- Bobby Ward (Nassau CC) dec. James Rafferty (West Point JV), 6-4.
157- Eduardo Delgado (Nassau CC) dec. Stephen Hromada (Unat), 6-3.
165- Justin Persico (Middlesex CC) dec. Lenny Michel (Nassau CC), 12-2.
174- Justin Danz (Hofstra-unat) dec. Nick Shepard (Kings Point), 8-2.
184- George Hargrove (Sprinfield Tech) dec. Chris Lloyd (Unat), 6-5.
197- Dan Hopkins (Middlesex CC) tech.fall Joe Blaes (Unat), 16-0, 4:00.
285- Brandon Williamson (Nassau CC) dec. Paul Snyder (Hofstra-unat), 6-0.

Mat Notes...
  
Coach Paul Schmidt has been at Nassau CC for 22 years and at the helm for 12 years. During that tenure Nassau has won the NJCAA, Division III Non-Scholarship Championships three times; 2003, 2004 and 2008. Of the four Nassau champions, only two are from Long Island, Silas Murray (Brentwood) and Eduardo Delgado (former NYS champion from Long Beach), the others Ward and Williamson are out of state. Ward hails from Nazareth, PA and Williamson is from Greenwich, CT. Both are potential NJCAA champions. Special thanks to Colleen Schmidt and Sean Kilgus for coordinating all results with the media...
Nassau Community College's Eduardo Delgado takesdown Matt Ellery of Middlesex CC in the semifinals of the Long Island Open. Delgado went on to win the 157 pound crown.
Justin Esposito - 125 lbs.
Silas Murray (right) and Chris Goon, both of Nassau CC, battle in the 133 pound semifinal matchup. Murray won this match 14-5 and went on to win the championship.
Tom Rispoli of Nassau CC tries to hold off James Rafferty of Army in the 149 pound semi which Rafferty won 10-4.
Steve Hromada, unattached, takesdown Mark Burchardt en route to 16-2 semifinal win at 157 pounds.
Justin Danz, Hofstra, has a high single on Joshua Doliscar, Nassau CC, en route to a 5-2 win at 174 pounds in the semifinals.
Nassau CC's Pat Bell hits a textbook switch on Joshua Stadler in this 174 pound match in the medal round which Bell won by fall.
Nassau CC's Jesus Cartagena takesdown Chris Lloyd in the 184 pound semifinals which Lloyd won by fall.
Nassau CC's Brandon Williamson works his half en route to a first period pin over Dan Peyron at 285 pounds.
Nassau CC's Head Coach: Paul Schmidt.