2013
NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS
   Wantagh holds a commanding lead at the Nassau County Championships as they tallied 167.5 points and pushed four wrestlers into the Championship Finals. The Warriors are ahead of MacArthur (124) and Island Trees (100). Reigning county champion and state place-winner Dan McDevitt (36-0) posted a 15-0 tech fall at 170.Wantagh's top-seeded Kyle Quinn (106), Vinny Turano (132) and James Corbett who applied a bar arm to secure a fall at the 5:48 mark in his 182-pound bout,also advanced to the gold medal matches.  

  
MacArthur was paced by a trio of top-rated matmen, Chris Cataldo (40-5) at 120, Mike Marrero (152) and junior Steven Schneider (43-3) at 160. Cataldo had a 3-1 win and earned his 100th career victory. Marrero (29-5) posted a solid 6-0 decision and Schneider used a bar arm for a third period pin.

  
Mepham moved into third place in the team standings and were led by defending champion Louis Hernandez (46-1) who used a barrage of takedowns en route to a 17-5 major decsion over tough Chris Broccoli (26-5) of Massapequa. Top-seeded Chris Araoz (33-2) was upset by Hewlett's Owen Bachelder who applied a tight half nelson and secured a third period fall in the 126-pound bout. Top wrestlers that  advanced were Syosset's Vito Arujau, an 8th-grader, who upped his record to 42-0, at 99, Dan Choi (33--2) of Syosset at 195, unbeaten Matt Mott (33-0) of Lynbrook who tossed his opponent with a whipover/hip toss for a fall at 220 and Seaford's James O'Hagan (33-1, 81-10) at 285 pounds.
  
             
                              
SEMI-FINAL RESULTS

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Vito Arujau (Syosset) tech fallTravis Cooksey (MacArthur) 18-1
       David Yablans (Jericho) dec. Joel Zambrano (Mepham) 2-1
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06- Kyle Quinn (Wantagh) dec. Hector Guerrero (Plainedge) 5-0
        Chris Donnelly (ITrees) dec. Sam Goldman (PortWash) 5-3 OT
113- Steven Sewkumar (LongBeach) dec. Mike Petrone (Southside) 9-7
        Adam Smith (EastMeadow) dec. Sal Trigona (Baldwin) 4-0
120- Chris Cataldo (Mac) dec. Simon Greebel (Hewlett) 3-1
        Rob Person (BJFK) maj.dec. Andrew Farrell (Herricks) 15-2
126- Owen Bachelder (Hewlett) pinned Chris Araoz (Want) 5:04
        Mike Fera (Manhasset) dec. Thomas Reina (GCity) 9-4
132- Vinny Turano (Want) tech fall Jake Einbinder (Bethpage) 15-0
        Mike Lanassa (Plain) dec. Adrian Berry (Uniondale) 6-2
138- Julian Arroyo (Calhoun) dec. Nick Vines (Want) 6-5
        Matt Power (EM) maj.dec. Dave Brown (Farmingdale) 13-3
145- Louis Hernandez (Meph) maj.dec. Chris Broccoli (Massapequa) 17-5
        Mike Tropiano (EM) pinned Matt Schmelzinger (GCity) 3:07
152- Mike Marrero (Mac) dec. Lucas Panebianco (ITrees) 6-0
        Chris Koo (GNS) dec. Julius Diaz (Freeport) 6-0
160- Steven Schneider (Mac) pinned Charles Bachmeier (Beth) 5:41
        Jun Yoo (Jericho) dec. Dan Tracy (Mepham) 4-2
170- Dan McDevitt (Want) tech fall Tim Schweitzer (LDiv) 15-0
       Dan Grabher (NShore) dec. Jason White (Jericho) 5-2
182- James Corbett (Want) pinned Naim Al-Qaadir (Mac) 5:48
        Robert Ng (Plain) dec. Brandon Cassar (ITrees) 4-3
195- Dan Choi (Syoss) pinnedMike Skillings (Lawrence) 2:38
        Jordan Hamilton (Union) dec. Ryan Gliganic (Seaford) 7-3
220- Matt Mott (Lynbrook) pinned TJ Ragusa (Want) 3:34
       Tom Sinclair (ITrees) dec. Robert Oliver (Plain) 3-2 OT (ride-out)
285- James O'Hagan (Seaford) pinned Tim Gungor (Mass) 1:53
        Bryan Tenny (Farmingdale) dec. Vinny Manna (ITrees) 3-1 OT

TEAM SCORES:
1. Wantagh (167.5)
2. MacArthur (124)
3. Mepham (100)
4. Syosset (95.5)
Island Trees (94.5)
6. Plainedge (88.5)
7. Uniondale (75)
8. Farmingdale (74.5)
9. Jericho (72.5)
10. East Meadow (71)

                                     Pictures below...
Kyle Quinn (Wantagh)
Adam Smith (East Meadow)
Steven Sekumar (Long Beach)
Rob Person (BJFK)
Chris Araoz (Wantagh)
Justin Arroyo (Calhoun)
Louis Hernandez (Mepham)
Chris Broccoli (Massapequa)
Chris Koo (Great Neck South)
Dan Tracy (Mepham)
Dan McDevitt (Wantagh)
Steven Lambert (Mepham)
Dan Choi (Syosset)
Matt Mott (Lynbrook)
Tom Sinclair (Island Trees)
James O'Hagen (Seaford)
Wantagh's James Corbett stacks Valley Stream North's Nick Gonzalez. Corbett won this 182 pound quarterfinal bout as Wantagh took the team lead.
MacArthur's Chris Cataldo picks up the fall in his quarterfinal match at 120 pounds.
Vito Arujau of Syosset works to turn Ben Sather of BJFK. Arujau picked up the fall in this 99 pound quarterfinal bout.