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2019 Team NY Fargo Preview

By Smitty, 07/10/19, 2:30PM EDT


Grappler Fall Classic - October 5th - Michigan State University - All Ages National Tournament

Johnson City's Dante Rigal (Top)

Many New York state high school grapplers are slated to attend the Cadet & Junior National Championships in Fargo, ND from July 13th-19th. New York brings back  three All-Americans from 2018. Commack's Joey Slackman took 7th In JR Greco with a 7-2 record. Johnson City's Dante Rigal took 7th in Cadet Greco with  5-2 record and Dolgeville's Jake Null won an impressive 9 straight matches en route to his 4th place finish in Cadet Freestyle. 

Hilton's Gregor McNeil

New York's other AA's from 2018 were Shenendehowa's Stevo Poulin and Honeoye Falls-Lima's Anthony Noto. Unfortunately  both Poulin and Noto will not be making the trip in 2019. The Empire State's roster is deep and expectations are high for some of New York's finest.  Heading to Fargo are five NYS Champions John Worthing (Tioga), Ryan Burgos (Hilton), Gregor McNeil (Hilton), Jimmy Ryan (Monsignor Farrell) and returning Junior Greco All-American Joey Slackman of Commack. Additionally, twenty four NYS place winners will also be making the trip including NYS Runner-Ups Josiah Encarnacion (Wantagh), Micah Roes (Lowville) and Jake Null (Dolgeville).

For a full schedule of all of the action, click here.

10 Wrestlers expecting to All-American

  • Carter Schubert (Honeoye Falls-Lima-5) - Cadet Freestyle/Greco
  • Todd DeGroat (Vestal-4) - Cadet Freestyle/Greco
  • Gregor McNeil (Hilton-5) - Junior Freestyle
  • Jimmy Ryan (Monsignor Farrell-C) - Junior Freestyle/Greco
  • Ty Raines (Churchville-Chili-5) - Junior Freestyle
  • Matt Kelly (Iona Prep-C) - Junior Freestyle
  • John Worthing (Tioga-4) - Junior Greco
  • Dante Rigal (Johnson City-4) - Cadet Freestyle/Greco
  • Jake Null (Dolgeville-3) - Junior Freestyle
  • Joey Slackman (Commack-11) - Junior Freestyle/Greco


  • Ryan Burgos (Hilton-5) - Junior Freestyle - 4-2 record @ Fargo in 2018.
  • Drew Witham (Corning-4) - Junior Freestyle - 5-2 record @ Fargo in 2018.
  • Brock Delsignore (Shenendehowa-2) - Junior Freestyle - 5-2 record @ Fargo in 2018. 
  • Marvin Lobo (Copiague-11) - Junior Freestyle/Greco - 3-2 record @ Fargo in 2018.
  • Gage DeNatale (Locust Valley-8) - Junior Freestyle - 3-2 record @ Fargo in 2018.

Team New York's Roster

Cadet Freestyle:
Jared Apellaniz, Cosmo Damiani, Jair Gomez, Aaron Edwards, Dhilan Patel, Torin Bishop, Kevin Lopez, Jeremiah Echevarria, Jackson Polo, Jashon Holmes, Jafet Velasquez, Dante Rigal, Isaac Crane, David Ball, Javanshir Mirza Zada, Carter Schubert, Charlie Dill, Wilver Mariano Peralta, Jayden Scott, Charlee Welcome, Chase Daudelin, Marc Kleyman, Christefar Mabelton, Adrian Artsisheuskiy, Carlos Guzman, Luca DeStafano, Nick Sanko, Keon Ayala, Will Carano, Colden Dorfman, Zach Swyers, Sean Malenfant, John McGowan, Gabriel Monroe, Mat Rogers, Marc Berisha, Michael Altomer, Daryl Harris, Mason Lumbra, Todd DeGroat, Ryan Stein, Spencer Dickinson

Cadet Greco:
Jared Apellaniz, Jair Gomez, Aaron Edwards, Torin Bishop, Jeremiah Echevarria, Jafet Velasquez, David Ball, Dante Rigal, Charlie Dill, Wilver Mariano Peralta, Carter Schubert, Rocco DeMartino, Charlee Welcome, Christefar Mabelton, Adrian Artsisheuskiy, Luca DeStafano, Keon Ayala, Will Carano, Zach Swyers, Sean Malenfant, John McGowan, Gabriel Monroe, Michael Altomer, Darly Harris, Mason Lumbra, Todd DeGroat, Ryan Stein, Spencer Dickinson

Junior Freestyle:
Matt Gatto, Elijah Rivera, Josiah Encarnacion, Antonio George, Gregor McNeil, Jacob Chenier, Matt Morris, Micah Roes, Seth Russo, Jake Eckerle, Ivan Garcia, Ryan Ocasio, Jimmy Ryan, Ryan Burgos, Gage DeNatale, Kaden Gransbury, Benny Rogers, Dove Bonjean-Alpart, Anthony DiBartolo, Luca Errico, Marvin Lobo, Joe Foxen, Jayden Cardenas, Gavin Damasco, Drew Witham, Marquis Larmond, Jake Edwards, Salimbek Haidov, Zach Hannan, Ty Raines, Bobby Treshock, Brock Delsignore, Nicholas Pino, Austin Eggleston, Charlie Grygas, Paul Illicete, Jake Null, Scott DeFex, Nicholas McNulty, Luke Rogers, Anthony Cascen, Kyler Martin, Michael Babbcort, Nate DeGroff, Toryan Jones, Matt Kelly, Chatr Rist, London Castillo, Joey Slackman, Camrin Russell

Junior Greco:
Matt Gatto, Jacob Chenier, Matt Morris, Alexis Frias, Brandon Grupe, Samuel Michnik, Kaden Gransbury, Jerald Rhoades, Jimmy Ryan, Domenic Tebano, Nicholas Calderone, Dove Bonjean-Alpart, Marvin Lobo, Sean Peterson, Seamus Costello, Marquis Larmond, Jake Edwards, John Worthing, Salimbek Haidov, Bobby Treshock, Anthony Giovagnoli, Nicholas Pino, Austin Eggleston, Paul Illicete, Nicholas McNulty, Luke Rogers, Anthony Cascen, Nate DeGroff, Toryan Jones, Chatt Rist, Joey Slackman, Salvadore Iodice, Camrin Russell

Cadet Women:
Alisia Scipioni, Esther Levendusky, Gianna Amendola, Ally Fitzgerald, Sofia Macaluso, Schyler Caringi, Tays Pascual, Damiana Racciatti, Crystal Flores, Lily Rabine, Jade Eldridge, McKenzie Samuels, Sujeydy Matos

Junior Women:
Arham Alrowmeim, Nicole Kaplan, Hinda Doucoure, Haley Delia, Isabella Garcia, Alisia Garcia, Gianna Amendola, Sujeydy Matos, Esther Levendusky, Ally Fitzgerald, Zoe Gress, Riley Dalrymple, Sofia Macaluso, Mia Macaluso, Naomi Henry, Rhylee Jung, Schyler Caringi, Natalie Dunn, Mika Walters, Damiana Racciatti, Tays Pascual, Grace Pauls, Daija Cloud, Jade Eldrigde, Lily Rabine, Crystal Flores, McKenzie Samuels, Kai Poux, Morgan Davidson, Katie Moore, Sariah Stewart, Kyla Green

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