NASSAU COUNTY TOURNAMENT
| CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
96- Mark Raghunandan (Long Beach) pinned Krishna Sewkumar (Long Beach), :58.
103-Joe Barbato (Wantagh) pinned Mike Fera (Manhasset), 3:12.
112-Chris Perez (MacArthur) dec. Will Montgomery (Seaford), 7-2.
119-Luke Alber (Farmingdale) major dec. Anthony Abidin (Calhoun), 11-3.
125-Nick Arujau (Syosset) pinned Sam Galasso (Syosset), 1:26.
130-Dan Gewolb (Syosset) dec. Edisson Tigre-Borja (Long Beach), 5-3.
135-Joe Chiaffitella (Calhoun) dec. Nick Khoury (Long Beach), 4-3.
140-Daniel Cataldi (Great Neck South) dec. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach), 9-3.
145-Mac Maldarelli (Calhoun) dec. Dan Spurgeon (Plainedge), 7-2,
152-James Ondris (Massapequa) dec. Nick Fitzmaurice (Wantagh), 5-3.
160-Joe Giammetta (MacArthur) dec. Joe Chamish (Jericho), 3-1.
171-Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh) major dec. Rocco Calderaro (East Meadow), 12-2.
189-Matt Loew (Wantagh) major dec. Ajith Anthny-Sylvester (Uniondale), 9-0.
215-David Ng (Plainedge) dec. Connor Horl (Garden City), 3-1 OT
285-David Agu (Freeport) dec. Yaseen Mudassar (Levittown Division), 2-1 (3OT)
OSW Award: Daniel Cataldi (Great Neck South) - 140
Most Pins: Nick Arujau (Syosset) 125- 4 in 4:15
Champion of Champions: Daniel Cataldi (Great Neck South) - 140
1. Long Beach (207.5)
2. Wantagh (187)
3. Syosset (170.5)
4. Uniondale (148.5.)
5. Massapequa (143)
6. Plainedge (115.5)
7. Calhoun (104.5)
8. MacArthur (104)
9. East Meadow (95)
10. Levittown Division (95)
Long Beach's defending Nassau champion sophomore Dylan Palacio (39-3) was upset by Great Neck South's Daniel Cataldi (26-1, 76-20) as he used his fireman's carry takedowns to post a solid 9-3 decision, and earned the OSW and Champion of Champions Awards. The Marines' lone champion was Mark Raghunandan (28-6) who pinned his teammate and cousin Krishna Sewkumar in the first period at 96 pounds. Farmingdale's top-seeded Luke Alber (43-4, 134-31) posted an 11-3 major decision over Anthony Abidin (39-3, 105-19) of Calhoun at 119 pounds.
Syosset's Nick Arujau clamped all four of his opponents in the first period and claimed the Most Pins Award. Arujau (36-0, 181-7), a two-time state champion and three-time NYS placer claimed his fourth Nassau title, and has a 120-match win streak. Earning their second Nassau crowns were Wantagh teammates Joe Kavanagh (34-1, 99-14) at 171 and state runner-up Matt Loew ( 39-1, 158-34) at 189, along with Freeport's David Agu (27-1, 59-7) at 285 pounds. Wantagh's All-State performer Joe Barbato (35-3, 122-16) registered a second period pin to garner the 103-pound class.
MacArthur crowned two champions, junior Chris Perez (20-3) at 112 and Joe Giammetta (40-2). Giammetta edged previously unbeaten Joe Chamish (41-1), 3-1, of Jericho to capture the 160-pound title. Also earning two titles were Calhoun with Joe Chiaffitella (27-4) who earned his 100th victory at 135, and Mac Maldarelli (41-1, 147-38) at 145 pounds. Massapequa's James Ondris (38-3, 104 wins) upended returning Nassau champion Nick Fitzmaurice (24-9), of Wantagh, 5-3, to win the 152-pound championship. The only other champion to remained unscathed was Plainedge's David Ng (44-0, 77-5) who nipped returning Nassau champion Connor Horl (28-3, 117-37), 3-1 overtime to win the 215-pound title.
|OSW - Daniel Cataldi (Great Neck South)|
|LONG BEACH - NASSAU COUNTY TEAM CHAMPIONS|
|Long Beach teammates battle it out in the 96 pound final. where Mark Raghunandan work his front headlock to a first period fall over Krisha Sewkumar. Click here for more pictures...|
|2010 NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONS|
|Reggie Jones Sr.(center), after officiating for decades, formally annouced his retirement from the Association at the Nassau County Championship finals. In a symbolic gesture, typical of legendary wrestling people, Reggie placed his wrestling shoes at the center of the mat and walked away. Congratulations on a stellar career.|