C-NS wrestlers third, Liverpool fifth at AA meet

Barber, Anoceto, Ashkar earn individual titles

— Yet again, Cicero-North Syracuse served as a host for a big wrestling event, in this case Saturday’s Section III Class AA championship meet.

The host Northstars put up 156.5 points and finished third, just behind runner-up Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA (162.5 points) as Baldwinsville won with 235 points. Liverpool, earning 105 points, was sixth in the 10-team field.

C-NS prevailed in the lightest and heaviest weight classes. Joe Barber got the title at 99 pounds, topping B’ville’s Kevin Lewis in a technical fall to reach the final, where Jacob Garrow (Central Square) could not stop Barber as he earned an 8-2 decision.

Anoceto, meanwhile, conquered the 285-pound division, beating Liverpool’s David Carnie 7-1 in the semifinal before a close title match with B’ville’s Luke Earle that saw Anoceto pull it out 7-6. Carnie pinned Cody Stone (Central Square) in 5:18 to finish third.

Liverpool’s lone victory came from Audey Ashkar at 106 pounds. With a bye straight to the semifinals, Ashkar beat B’ville’s David Rush 9-3 and, against C-NS’s Joe Mayers in the finals, took control there, too, winning by a 9-4 margin.

Drew Dyer gave C-NS a second-place finish at 113 pounds, reaching the finals by pinning the Warriors’ Pete Nash in 5:15 before running into Rome Free Academy’s D’Andre Norman and falling to Norman 12-4 as Nash got fourth place.

The Northstars also saw Jeremy Rivera (138 pounds), beaten in the semifinals, rally to top West Genesee’s Jon Stefano 14-4 for third place. Joe Copani (132 pounds) worked his way to fourth place. Anthony Carella (152 pounds) claimed sixth place, as did Sam Ruiz (160 pounds), David Griglock (195 pounds) and Matt Mastro (220 pounds).

For Liverpool, Dakota Inman (160) beat B’ville’s Jake Norton 5-3 to finish in third place, with Ron Wilson (220) also third after edging another Bees wrestler, Jake Florack, in a 2-1 decision. Darreen Breen, at 145 pounds, was fourth, ahead of C-NS’s Nate Langstaff in sixth place.

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