96- Robert Person (BFJK) dec. Rocco Candela (Oceanside) 8-5
103-Krishna Sewkumar (LB) pinned Mark Raghunandan (LB) 5:23
112-Ryan Singh (Herricks) dec. John Lanzillotti (Roslyn) 7-3
119-Will Montgomery (Seaf) dec. Mike Lofrese (GCity) 10-4
125-John Pellegrino (LevDiv) dec Dan McDevitt (Want) 4-2
130-Chris Perez (Mac) major dec.Rudy Lanzilotta (Mass) 9-1
135-Christian Dluginski (Sew East) dec. Angelo Rella (Mac) 3-2
140-Brian Conrad (Mac) dec. Mike Nigro (Plainedge) 6-5
145-Dylan Palacio (LB) dec Chris Sarro (Mass) 7-3
152-Adam DeJesus (LB) dec Jesse Bader (Calh) 4-1
160-Jermaine John (Beth) major dec. Joe Cataldo (Mac) 9-1
171-Andrew Jones (Plain) dec. Juan Carlos-Diaz (LevDiv) 7-2
189-Joe Kavanagh (Want) dec. Conor Wetzel (Mass) 4-2
215-Tom Hall (Want) dec. Andrew Danziger (EM) 12-8
285-David Ng (Plain) dec. Joe Manna (ITrees) 7-3

OSW Award: Will Montgomery
Most Pins: Krishna Sewkumar
Champion of Champions: Ryan Singh

Team Scores:                  
1.Wantagh (214)              

2.MacArthur (192.5)
3.Plainedge (158)
4.Long Beach (153.5)
5.Massapequa (145.5)
6.Levittown Division (87)
7.Farmingdale (78.5)
8.Freeport (78)
8.East Meadow (78)
10.Uniondale (69
Wantagh's Joe Kavanagh tries to turn Massapequa's Conor Wetzel. Kavanagh won the 189 pound final and helped his team win the Nassau County Championships.
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    Wantagh won the Nassau County Championships as they tallied 214 points to outdistance MacArthur (192.5), Plainedge (158), defending team champion Long Beach (153.5) and Massapequa who finished with 145.5 points at the David S. Mack Arena @ Hofstra University.

     The Warriors were led by state finalist Joe Kavanagh (34-0) and Tom Hall (36-3) at 215 pounds. Kavanagh edged Massapequa's Conor Wetzel (34-5), 4-2, en route to the 189-pound crown and Hall upended previously unbeaten Andrew Danziger (31-1) of East Meadow, 12-8, at 215 pounds.

     MacArthur was paced by defending champion Chris Perez (27-3) at 130 and Brian Conrad (140). Plainedge's David Ng (43-0) successfully defended his title at 285 and teammate Andrew Jones (27-3) captured the 171-pound crown.

     Long Beach's state medalist Dylan Palacio (35-0) won the 145 pound crown, he defeated rival Chris Sarro (35-3, 100-25) of Massapequa and used his granby roll to post a 7-3 verdict in the final. The Marines' other champions were Krishna Sewkumar (103) who upset teammate Mark Raghunandan (28-4), by securing a cradle for a stunning third period fall and Adam DeJesus. DeJesus (31-3) edged Calhoun's Jesse Bader (42-3), 4-1, for the 152-pound championship.

     BJFK's Robert Person (39-1) upended unseeded Rocco Candela (33-4), 8-5, for the 96-pound title. Ryan Singh (39-2) of Herricks handed top-rated John Lanzillotti (47-1) of Roslyn his first loss of the season in the 119-pound final. Singh scored with a snap/spin takedown for a solid 7-3 victory.

     Seaford's Will Montgomery (38-1, 128-16) won four bouts to claim the 119-pound championship. In the finals he used a series of takedowns for a solid 10-4 decision over Mike Lofrese (33-6) of Garden City and was voted the tournament's outstanding wrestler award.

     Top-seeded John Pellegrino (55-0) of Levittown Division held off Wantagh's Dan McDevitt (24-9), 4-2, to capture the gold medal at 125 pounds. Jermaine John (37-1) of Bethpage rolled through  four opponents en route to the 160-pound title. In the final John defeated MacArthur's Joe Cataldo with a 9-1 major decision. Sewanhaka East's Christian Dluginski, the fourth-seed, upset BJFK's Bobby Krug in the semifinals, 4-3, and edged Angelo Rella (MacArthur), 3-2, to win the 135-pound championship.

Mat Notes...
Congratulations to Bethpage coach Ron Abatelli who notched his 300th career dual meet victory during the season. Seaford's Will Montgomery won a county title in 2009 and was a Nassau finalist last season. Long Beach's Dylan Palacio was also a runner-up last year and went on to finish fourth at the NYS Championships. Plainedge senior undefeated David Ng captured the bronze medal at the 2010 state meet and now boasts a career mark of 116-5. He is currrently top-ranked in the NYS at 285 pounds.
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