Teams are set for Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships

The field is set for the Section 2 Dual Meet Wrestling Championships Tuesday, Jan. 15.

In Division 1, Shenendehowa received the No. 1 seed and the right to host the tournament. The Plainsmen will face No. 4 Queensbury, while No. 2 Columbia combats No. 3 Ballston Spa.

The Division 2 tournament takes place at Warrensburg, where the top-seeded Burghers wrestle No. 4 Whitehall/Fort Ann and No. 2 Watervliet takes on No. 3 Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George.

The winners from the Division 1 and Division 2 tournaments advance to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Dual Meet Championships Saturday, Jan. 26, at SRC Arena in Syracuse.

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Weekend results
The only Section 2 team to win a tournament last weekend was Shaker, which finished first at the Stan Elinsky Tournament at Deposit-Hancock. The Blue Bison had six individual champions to finish with 237.5 points, 100 points ahead of their nearest competition.

Jashon Holmes and Kashon Holmes, Jr. each won their championship bouts by pins for Shaker. Jashon Holmes needed 1:16 to pin Kaden Wakefield of Greene-Oxford (Section 4) in the 99-pound final, while Kashon Holmes Jr. earned a third-period fall over Evan Kenyon of Deposit-Hancock in the 220-pound championship bout.

Austin Sill (120 pounds) and Ghassan Chehade (170) scored second-period pins in their title bouts for the Blue Bison. Ahmad Sameer (138) and Tyler Stanton (152) won their championship matches on points.

The closest tournament of the weekend was at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, where Arlington (Section 1) nipped Guilderland 187-186.5 to claim the team title at the Jamie Mormile Memorial Tournament. Watervliet was third with 183.5 points.

The difference in the tournament standings came down to what happened in the championship round. Two of Arlington’s four finalists – Dillon Arrick (99 pounds) and Dennis Robin (126) – won their bouts, while one of Guilderland’s four finalists, Tyler Grupe (195), earned a victory. That allowed Arlington to hang on by the slimmest of margins.

The battle for fourth place was also close, with Tamarac edging RCS 175-170.5.

Team scores: Arlington 187, Guilderland 186.5, Watervliet 183.5, Tamarac 175, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 170.5, Maple Hill 131, Coxsackie-Athens 117, Chester 86.5, Catskill 75, Bethlehem 73, Watertown 73, Cohoes 59, Onteora 55.5, Albany 35, Schenectady 35, Taconic Hills 29, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 28, Gateway Regional 11

Championship matches
99 – Dillon Arrick (Arl) dec Torin Bishop (Tam) 9-6
106 – Caleb Svingala (MH) majority dec over Peyton White (W’vliet) 15-4
113 – Dylan Allman (RCS) dec John Frustace (Arl) 6-3
120 – Liam Bullock (Chester) dec Riley Retell (Tam) 6-3
126 – Dennis Robin (Arl) tech fall over Marcus Berroa (Guild) 2:40
132 – Trent Svingala (MH) tech fall over Patrick Moore (W’vliet) 4:24
138 – Nick Ross (Ont) dec Bobby Treshock (Tam) 4-3
145 – Marlon Laing (RCS) dec Spencer Lavin (W’town) 3-1
152 – Nate Ross (Ont) pin Kawan Wills (Arl) 5:07
160 – Owen Lyons (W’vliet) dec Peyton Nealon (Tam) 7-1
170 – Richard Forbes (Cats) dec Austin Grant (Guild) 3-2
182 – Tyler Goodemote (BKW) pin Cameran Durant (Guild) 4:18
195 – Tyler Grupe (Guild) dec Dakota Anatriello (CA) 8-5
220 – Sterling Spoon (W’vliet) dec Devon Shader (CA) 14-7
285 – Christian Salvio (RCS) pin Devin McGopern (Ches) :39

At the Saratoga Invitational, Norwich (Section 3) eked out an eight-point victory over Queensbury for the team title, 157-149. Niskayuna was third with 145.5 points, and Ballston Spa placed fourth with 145 points.

Niskayuna and Saratoga Springs each had two individual champions. Ben Catrambone (126 pounds) and James Murphy (170) won their weight classes for Niskayuna, while Eric Griskowitz (138) and Brant Robinson (195) won titles for the host school.

Team scores: Norwich 157, Queensbury 149, Niskayuna 145.5, Ballston Spa 145, General Brown 133.5, Windsor 125.5, Saratoga Springs 121, Columbia 115, Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George 106.5, Northern Adirondack 95.5, Whitehall-Fort Ann 66, Corning 61.5, Hollis-Brookline 59, Champlain Valley (Vt.) 46. South Glens Falls 43.5, Canajoharie-Fort Plain 35, Newark Valley 28, Schuylerville 8

Championship matches
99 – Connor Gregory (BS) majority dec Max Morris (Nor) 14-5
106 – Dante Geislinger (Nor) pin Nick Palso (BS) 1:17
113 – Dylan Sleezer (Q) dec David O’Neil (GB) 5-0
120 – Troy LaBarge (NA) dec Ryan Sleezer (Q) 6-5
126 – Ben Catrambone (Nisk) dec Trevor Robbins (Q) 3-1 SV-1
132 – Drew Witham (Corn) tech fall Corey O’Connor (GB)
138 – Eric Griskowitz (SS) dec Chase Daudelin (Corn) 2-0
145 – Michael Altomer (Clmb) pin Luke Little (Q) :43
152 – Mikey Squires (Nor) tech fall Jakob Edwards (Clmb)
160 – Matthew McManaman (GB) dec Gabriel Monroe (Wind) 7-3
170 – James Murphy (Nisk) dec Peter Hansen (BS) 8-6
182 – Cody York (HL/LG) tech fall Colby Harblin (BS)
195 – Brant Robinson (SS) pin Jace Filion (NA) 1:54
220 – Owen MacMillan (HB) majority dec Derek Meisner (Nisk) 10-2
285 – Trentyn Rupert (NV) dec Jacob Stangle (BS) 3-0

Warrensburg won its own dual meet tournament with a 5-0 record. The Burghers secured first place with a 57-29 victory over runner-up Hoosick Falls in the third round of the tournament.

Team records: Warrensburg 5-0, Hoosick Falls 4-1, Hudson Falls 3-2, Albany Academy 2-3, Beekmantown 1-4, Monticello 0-5

Amsterdam placed sixth with 123 points at the Leo J. Sammon Memorial Tournament at Central Valley Academy (Section 3). Carlos Montalvo (99 pounds) and Nick Rodecker (145) reached the championship finals for the Rugged Rams.

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