2012
NEW YORK STATE
WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS SEMIFINALS
Jose Rodriguez (Wantagh-8)
Nick Piccininni (WMelville-11)
Sean McCabe (Connetquot-11) stacks Steve Michel (Lancaster-6) en route to a 9-0 major decision in this 120 pound semifinal bout.
Maverick Passaro (ESM-11)
Jamel Hudson of St. Anthony's-C works to take down Nick Kelley of Shenendehowa-2. Hudson beat the top ranked Kelley 8-6.
James Dekrone (John Glenn-11)
Alexis Blanco (Brentwood-11)
Corey Rasheeed (Longwood-11)
Dylan Palacio (Long Beach-8)
Dan Spurgeon (Plainedge-8)
Nick Bellanza (John Glenn-11)
Evan Kappatos (Syosset-8)
Mat Notes...
  
Three defending state champions advanced to the championship finals: Kyle Kelly (35-0) at 99, James Kloc (41-1) at 145 and Brian Realbuto (46-1) at 152 pounds. Kelly applied a tight overhead cradle for his fall, Kloc edged Evan Wallace (49-1), 3-2, and two-time champion Realbuto used a cross-face cradle for a second period pin.

     In the marquee match of the semifinals, Jamel Hudson (36-1) handed previously unbeaten junior Nick Kelley (43-1) his first loss on the season. Hudson scored with a quick snap/spin takedown to take a 5-4 lead midway through the match. In the third period  Kelley escaped and knotted the score 5-5, Hudson then hit a double leg takedown and emerged with a hard-fought and exiciting 8-6 victory in the 132-pound bout.



                             DIVISION I SEMIFINAL RESULTS


 
99- Kyle Kelly (CForks-4) pinned Nick Barbaria (NRoch-1) 4:58
      - Jose Rodriguez (Wantagh-8) dec. Alex Tanzman (WBeach-11) 6-1

106- Nick Piccininni (WMelville-11) dec. Anthony Orefice (Lockport-6) 11-8
      - Justin Cooksey (MacArthur-8) pinned Krishna Sewkumar (LB-8) 5:42

113- Vincent DePrez (Hilton-5) dec. Robert Person (BJFK-8) 7-4
      - Dylan Realbuto (Somers-1) dec. Brandon Lapi (Amsterdam-2) 4-3

120- Brady Baron (Pittsford-5) pinned Justin Corradino (W Valley-9) 1:05
      - Sean McCabe (Connetquot-11) major dec. Steve Michel (Lan-6) 9-0

126- Sam Speno (Fox Lane-1) major dec Alec Dierna (Web-Sch-5) 8-0
      - Maverick Passaro (ESM-11) dedc. Mike Lofrese (Garden City-8) 9-2

132- Dylan Cohen (Will East-6) dec. Nick Cegelski (Penfield-5) 4-2
      - Jamel Hudson (St.Anthony's-C) dec. Nick Kelley (Shen-2) 8-6

138- James Dekrone (John Glenn-11) dec. Dan McDevitt (Wantagh-8) 3-2
      - Alexis Blanco (Brentwood-11) dec. Malik Rasheed (Longwood-11) 3-2

145- James Kloc (Iroquois-6) dec. Evan Wallace (Columbia-2) 3-2
      - Corey Rasheeed (Longwood-11) dec. Mike Caputo (N Rockland-9) 5-3

152- Brian Realbuto (Somers-1) pinned Steve Maier (Spencerport-5) 2:29
      - Nick Hall (Longwood-11) dec. John Keck (SWR-11) 3-2

160-  Dylan Palacio (Long Beach-8) dec. Frank Affronti (Wayne-5) 3-2
      - Tyler Grimaldi (Hills West-11) dec. Zak Mullen (SWR-11) 3-2

170- Dan Spurgeon (Plainedge-8) dec. Stephen Lumley (SGlens Falls-2) 7-4
      - Shayne Brady (Carthage-3) dec. Dylen Seybolt (Long-11) 5-3 OT

182-  Jacob Berkowitz (Scarsdale-1) dec. McZiggy Richards (Wingate-P) 3-1
      - Nick Bellanza (John Glenn-11) dec. Andrew Jones (Plain-8) 3-2

195- Tony Fusco (Shen-2) tech fall Zack Conner (Islip-11) 18-3
      - Reggie Williams (JCity-4) dec. Jesse Kozub (Brockport-5) 7-4

220- Josh Lackey (Fairport-5)  Patryk Kopcynski (Brookyln Tech-P) 3-2
      - Max Antone (Niag-Wheat-6) pinned Derrek Dalton (Ind River-3) 2:28

285-  Evan Kappatos (Syosset-8) dec. Ethan Stanley (Saugerties-9) 2-1
      - El Shaddai Gilmore (Columbia-2) dec. Cole Lampman (Shen-2) 4-2

Team Scores:
1.
Section 11 (209)
2. Section 8 (147.5)
3. Section 1 (137.5)
4. Section 5 (125)
5. Section 6 (122.5)
6. Section 2 (107.5)
7. Section 4 (74.5)
8. Section C (67.5)
9. Section 9 (66.5)
10.Section 3 (56.5)
11.Section P (39)
12.Section 10 (10)