Barber emerges as sectional wrestling champion

Liverpool second, C-NS fourth in team standings behind B'ville

— Liverpool’s conquest of the consolation brackets started when Pete Nash took third place at 120 pounds, rolling past Jeff Marraffa (Whitesboro) 12-4. At 126 pounds, Anthony Ianno beat Tyler Heggelke (West Genesee) 5-4 in overtime to get to the consolation bracket final, but still had enough to stop CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt’s Cole Murphy 3-1 to finish third.

The Warriors’ Mark Williamson rose to third place at 195 pounds by edging Caled Baluse (Whtiesboro) 1-0 and then using an overtime takedown to beat Kade Andrews (Carthage) 4-2. At 285 pounds, David Carnie met C-NS’s Jared West in the consolation bracket final and pinned West 20 seconds into the third period for his third-place effort.

C-NS saw Joe Copani get to third place at 138 pounds by recovering from his semifinal defeat to Sean McKenna (New Hartford) with a 4-0 shutout of Fulton’s Tim Holden and a 5-3 win over Watertown’s Desean Williams. Joe Mayers, at 113, gained fourth place behind Ashkar.

In another head-to-head bout, Liverpool’s Jerry Nash pinned C-NS’s Ray Sorensen in 2:14 for fifth place at 99 pounds. Nash’s teammate, Mike Mills, pinned Anthony Inman (Whitesboro) in the fifth-place bout at 132 pounds.

Ron Wilson, in the 220-pound division, beat C-NS’s Andres Anoceto 5-4 in the quarterfinals and in the semifinal pushed B’ville’s Joe Nasoni hard in a 4-1 defeat, eventually getting to fourth place as Anoceto gained sixth place.

The Northstars’ Robert Rein finished fifth, pinning Fulton’s Kyle Ware in 1:39 for that honor. Tom Petersen, who wrestled with Norton at 160, lost in the semifinals, but rebounded to finish fifth as he pinned Stapleton in 2:54 after Norton beat him earlier. Sam Ruiz finished sixth at 152, trailing Breen, while Anthony Carella lost in the opening round.

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