Feb 06, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Two Solvay wrestlers, J.T. Romagnoli and Aaron Benedict, both earned titles as part of the combined CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt unit at Saturday’s Section III Class AA championship meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.
Romagnoli was so impressive, in fact, that he earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors for his work at 130 pounds. He roared to the final undefeated, then dominated Central Square’s Matt LaFlair in a 10-2 decision.
As for Benedict, he would claim the 140-pound title, engaging in a high-scoring title match against Rome Free Academy’s Jeff Brown but easily prevailing by a 13-6 margin.
West Genesee, also in the Class AA meet, finished eighth with 83.5 points. That included Ian Coolican reaching the 119-pound final before Rome Free Academy’s Antonio DeLuco beat him 5-2.
Before going to CNS, the Wildcats first pulled off a near-shutout in last Thursday’s meet against Auburn, pounding the Maroons 71-3.
Matt Nichols, at 171, had the quickest pin, taking just 32 seconds to finish off Nick Pysnack. Nick Fetterolf (112 pounds), Jon Fetterolf (130), Dustin Wright-Schwanke (140), Erik Krohl (152 pounds) and Evan Stefano (160 pounds) also picked up pins.
Coolican and Connor Grome (125) added to it with technical falls, while Tyler Heggelke, at 135, held on for a 3-1 victory over Noah Christianelli and Marcus Walker (215) beat Mike Carbonaro 13-4. Jon Stefano (103), James Bogardus (189) and Joe Clancy (285) claimed forfeits.
Jordan-Elbridge would earn 87 points in Saturday’s sectional Class C meet at Lowville, good for eighth place in a 12-team field.
The Eagles’ Mitch Alpha barely maintained his undefeated mark at 112, holding off Triston Engle (Dolgeville) 4-3 in the finals. Mitch Cooper was third at 145 after pinning Kyle Salvagno (Ilion) in the consolation bracket final, just as Derrick Cheney would do at 160 by beating Clayton Domion (Mohawk) 8-3. Joe Mills (130) and Collin Ennulat (140) both had fourth-place efforts.
Marcellus, in the Class B meet at Oneida, had 50 points to finish 11th out of 12 entries. Jon Cavaretta had the Mustangs’ best finish, at 215, when he beat Antonio Diaz (South Jefferson) 8-4 to snag third place.
Zach Ruggles was fourth at 96, falling to Alex Herringshaw (Holland Patent) in the consolation bracket final. Kyle Tierney (160) beat Skaneateles’ Jacob Brillo 6-4 for fifth place. Matt Dempsey took sixth at 140 and Ryan Long was sixth at 152.
Most of these wrestlers are going to Utica Memorial Auditorium next Saturday for the overall Section III championships, which start at 10 a.m.