2012
NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL RESULTS
        WANTAGH WINS NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Mat Notes...
    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

Team Scores:
1.
Wantagh (254.5)
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