NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL RESULTS
| WANTAGH WINS NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
There are only four undefeated wrestlers in Division I, the aforementioned Rodriguez, Raghunandan and Palacio, along with Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon (46-0) in the 170-pound class. Spurgeon's teammate Andrew Jones (40-3) won his second county crown at 182 pounds.
Roslyn's John Lanzillotti (37-1), a 2011 county finalist, became their school's first county champion. Reigning champion Robert Person (36-2) of BJFK was denied a second county title, as he was edged by Mark Raghunandan, 8-7, in a wild final at 113 pounds. Third-seeded Maurice Irby (28-2) of Freeport, finally turned the tables on nemesis Justin Paradiso (33-4) of Massapequa, as he defeated him, 6-0, for the 132-pound title.
Both Mepham and Uniondale had two county winners; the Pirates' Louis Hernandez (25-2) at 145 and Dan Tracy (34-9) at 152. The Knights' Andrew Cole (37-1) at 220 and Dante Salkey (36-2) also won titles. Salkey upset previously undefeated Evan Kappatos (41-1) of Syosset, 5-3, for the 285-pound championship.
In the Division II Championships, Locust Valley outpointed Oyster Bay, 293.5 points to 274.5. The Falcons crowned four champions; Nick Casella (27-3) at 99, Hunter Dusold (21-7) at 106 and Rob Heney (132) and Jordan Formicola at 145.
Oyster Bay's six titlists were Most Pins recipient Jack Legulaff (28-3) at 113, Champion of Champions Ryan Arnel (32-3, 91-12 career) at 126, Blake Meyer (152), four-time champion Rob Morgan (28-2, 125-13) at 170, Dylan Rankin (182) and Ian Estevez at 220 pounds. The OSW Award went to Mineola's Matt Long in the 138-pound class.
DIVISION I FINAL RESULTS
99- Jose Rodriguez (Wantagh) tech fall Steven Sewkumar (LB) 15-0
106- Justin Cooksey (MacArthur) dec. Krishna Sewkumar (LB) 4-3
113- Mark Raghunandan (LB) dec. Robert Person (BJFK) 8-7
120- John Lanzillotti (Roslyn) dec. Chris Araoz (Wantagh) 4-1
126- Mike Lofrese (Garden City) dec. Vinny Turano (Wantagh) 7-2
132- Maurice Irby (Freeport) dec. Justin Paradiso (Massapequa) 6-0
138- Dan McDevitt (Wantagh) tech fall Quinn Knaeur (Baldwin) 15-0
145- Louis Hernandez (Mepham) pinned Matt Schmelzinger (GCity) 1:25
152- Danny Tracy (Mepham) dec. Troy Smith (Hewlett) 7-3
160- Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) dec.Joe Cataldo (MacArthur) 9-4
170- Dan Spurgeon (Plainedge) dec. Evan Pantofel (East Meadow) 6-5
182- Andrew Jones (Plainedge) major dec. John Luxmore (BJFK) 9-1
195- Rob Zorn (Sewanhaka East) dec. Davion Porter (Uniondale) 4-2
220- Andrew Cole (Uniondale) dec. Thomas Sinclair (Island Trees) 6-1
285- Dante Salkey (Uniondale) dec. Evan Kappatos (Syosset) 5-3
OSW Award: Maurice Irby (Freeport) - 132 pounds
Champion of Champions: Maurice Irby (Freeport) - 132 pounds
Most Pins: Evan Kappatos (Syosset) - 285 pounds- 3 in 6:53
2. Long Beach (189.5)
3. MacArthur (141.5)
4. Plainedge (118)
5. Garden City (114)
6. Uniondale (108)
7. Mepham (105.5)
8. BJFK (91.5)
8. Freeport (91.5)
10. Syosset (73.5)
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|2012 SECTION VIII CHAMPIONS|