Back from its victory in the Jan. 5 Port Byron Mid-Winter Tournament, the Cicero-North Syracuse wrestling team proved dominant in last Wednesday’s match against visiting Fayetteville-Manlius.
The Northstars’ 63-13 win over the Hornets included six straight wins to start the night, none better than the 126-pound bout where Nate Osborne, improving to 28-4 on the season, pinned F-M’s top wrestler, Braden Florczyk, late in the second period.
That followed three other pins starting at 106 pounds where Dan Sweeney finished off Kyle Sykes in 39 seconds. It only required 53 seconds for Harrison Portorsnok (113 pounds) to pin Aurelio Varela as Brian Besanson (120 pounds) pinned Xavier Varela in 3:32.
Two bout were close in the middle of the match. Robert Salvett (170 pounds) lost, 4-3, to Sawyer Dereszynski, but Anthony Desimone won a tough 8-5 decision over Ben Christopher.
Then the Northstars closed with another flourish – four straight wins, only one of them a forfeit to Adam Rush at 220 pounds to go with previous forfeits to Jacob Montminy (132 pounds) and Adam Brown (138 pounds).
At 195 pounds, Julian Zavaglia took 83 seconds to pin Elvis Shribwa. Troyan Jones (285 pounds) pinned Preston Koester in 2:47 to improve to 21-3 this winter as Dan Livesay, in the 99-pound finale, pinned Malik Barr just before the first period ended.
As this was going on, Liverpool hosted West Genesee and had a far different result, the Warriors starting fast, but run over from there as it lost to the Wildcats 53-25.
In the opener at 132, Steve Pascarella pinned Ejarian Burgin midway through the third period, with Jeremiah Poulen (138) following up by pulling away from Dylan Johnston in a 12-4 decision.
WG would win the next four bouts, only one of them close as Anthony Piscatelli (160 pounds) fell 4-1 to Devin Earl, before Ron Cyr, at 182 pounds, edged Mike Sarakos 4-2.
When Hamier Williams-Borges (195 pounds) took 60 seconds to pin Peter Dwinell, Liverpool had a 19-17 lead, but the Wildcats took over from there with six consecutive pins before Jonah Gellar, at 126, ended the night by pinning Jake Gartner-Paca in 85 seconds.
Now C-NS and Liverpool, made the trip north to compete in the Phoenix Mid-Winter Classic. The Northstars finished with 159 points, edging the Warriors (157 points) for third place as General Brown and Jamesville-DeWitt/CBA took the top two spots.
Osborne and Zavaglia both won for C-NS. At 126, Osborne shut out Adirondack’s Hunter Carr 7-0 in the finals, while at 182 Zavaglia ended his final early, pinning General Brown’s Nick Rogers in 35 seconds.
Jones reached the final at 220, but lost to Carthage’s Luke Smith as, at 138, Brown beat Central Square’s Dylan Flower 13-2 for third place. Livesay was fifth at 99, beating Liverpool’s Matt Spoto 8-7 for that spot as Portorsnok (106) and Besanson (113) had sixth-place finishes.
The lone Liverpool title went to Charlie Tran at 120 as he dominated General Brown’s Blake LaValley 11-1 in the finals. Pascarella (132) and Pisactelli (160) both finished second to GB wrestlers, Pascarella falling 15-8 to Corey O’Connor, Piscatelli losing 18-9 to Matt McManaman.
Cyr made his way to third place at 182, topping Central Square’s Alex VanAntwerp 8-4 in the consolation bracket final. Dom Ianno (145) and J.J. Guindy (285) had fourth-place efforts.
Unlike years past, C-NS is not hosting the Section III Dual Meet, with the Northstars instead set to go to the Division I portion at Indian River and the Division II event taking place at Central Valley Academy.
That comes at the end of a busy stretch for the Northstars that includes Wednesday’s home meet against Baldwinsville and a Thursday-night visit to Auburn.