2012
NEW YORK STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS QUARTERFINALS
Mat Notes...
   Long Island wrestlers have dominated at the 50th annual NYS Wrestling Championships and Suffolk, Nassau and the CHSAA sections have a combined total of 25 semifinalists. Longwood has four semifinalists: the Rasheed brothers: Malik (32-5) at 138, Corey (34-5) at 145, Nick Hall (34-2) at 152 and Dylen Seybolt (33-3) at 170 pounds. At 99 pounds Alex Tanzman (45-1) spladled Steven Lee and secured the fall at the 1:28 mark, state finalist James Dekrone (42-4) posted a tech fall over Tom Grippi (Fox Lane-1), 16-2, at 138, Zak Mullen (46-3) scored with a strong double leg lift takedown to defeat Joe Cataldo (43-6), 7-3, in a hard-fought quarterfinal battle at 160 and will now face Tyler Grimaldi (48-1), a 10-5 winner over Nick Woodworth (35-3) of Fulton-3.

    Top-seeded Dylan Palacio used a series of takedowns, rolls and tilts en route to a solid 13-2 major decision over Zach Colgan (JCity-4) at 160 and another #1 ranked wrestler Dan Spurgeon used his bar/arm and pinned Steve Sabella (Yorktown-1) in 2:51 to advance to the 170-pound semifinal.

    In the loaded 132-pound lower bracket #2 seeded Nick Kelley (43-0) of Section Two power Shenendehowa scored with single takedowns and blanked Hauppauge's Nick Mauriello (41-3) at 132. The top-seed Dan Ventura (43-5) was upset by Dylan Cohen (39-6) of Williamsville South-6, 9-5. Marquee semifinal will see Jamel Hudson (35-1), 17-2 winner, of St. Anthony's pitted against the aforementioned Kelley.

    Defending state champions that advanced to the semifinals were
Kyle Kelly (34-0) of Chenango Forks-4 at 99, James Kloc (40-1) of Iroquois-6 at 145 and two-time champion Brian Realbuto ( 45-1) of Somers-1 who used his double leg and fireman's carry takedowns to coast to a 22-6 tech fall at 152 pounds.

     In the
Divsion II Championships, Section Three is the team leader with 118 points over Section Five (114.5), Section Six (98.5), Section Four (94.5) and Section Two with 79 points.

    Reigning champions that advanced to the semifinal round were:
William Koll (34-1) of Lansing-4 at 113, Nick Tighe (45-2) of Phoenix-3 at 126, three-time titlist Quinton Murphy (57-0) of Holley-5 at 138 and two-time winner Chris Nevinger (49-0) of Letchworth-5, a 17-1 winner,  in the 160-pound class.
Maverick Passaro of Eastport South Manor-11 takes down Matt Greene of Columbia-2 to win this 126 pound quarterfinal bout 7-1.
Dylan Palacio of Long Beach-8 controls Zach Colgan of Johnson City-4 winning this 160 pound quarterfinal bout 13-2.
St. Anthony's Jamel Hudson drives Lancaster's Eric Lewandowski en route to a 17-2 tech fall at 132 pounds.
Alex Tanzman of Westhampton Beach spladled West Babylon's Steven Lee for a fall at 99 pounds.
Jose Rodriguez of Wantagh takes down Minisink Valley's Gerard Daly for a tech fall at 99 pounds.
Ward Melville's Nick Piccininni turns John Stramiello of Pine Bush to win 8-0 at 106 pounds.
MacArthur's Justin Cooksey is in on Corning's Jimmy Overhiser and picks up the fall at 106 pounds.
Dan McDevitt of Wantagh controls Camilo Rodriguez of Curtis to win this 138 quarterfinal bout 4-2.
Brentwood's Alexis Blanco rides Lockport's Mike Feeney to win 5-2 at 138.
Malik Rasheed of Longwood takes down Shane Connolly of Warwick Valley to win 5-3 at 138.
Zak Mullen of Shoreham Wading River lifts Joe Cataldo of MacArthur. Mullen won this wild 160 pound quarterfinal bout with a series of late takedowns.
Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon works his bar arm for a fall over Yorktown's Steven Sabella at 170 pounds.