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Minisink Valley and Falconer win NY State Duals Titles

By NYWN, 02/03/20, 7:15AM EST



Minisink Valley 42, Fulton 25
113 - Luke Greiner (MV) pin Dylan Waldron (F) 1:47
120 - Andru Walts (F) dec #8 Nicholas Picariello (MV) 8-6
126 - #7 Zackary Ryder (MV) pin Walter Crofoot (F) :35
132 - #7 Jordan Suarez (MV) dec Cole French (F) 7-0
138 - #14 Sean Savacool (MV) dec Samuel May (F) 6-3
145 - Brian Lombardi (MV) dec Noah Horning (F) 11-9
152 - #14 Cuinn Burlingham (F) pin Jacob Gonzales (MV) 2:42
160 - #3 Camrin Galvin (F) m-dec Jace Hirsch (MV) 13-3
170 - Ian Bogardus (F) dec Chris Mclaughlin (MV) 4-2
182 - #8 Ethan Gallo (MV) pin Cameron Lugo (F) 1:34
195 - Scott Geysen (MV) pin Shane Goutermout-Reynolds 1:19
220 - Matthew Woodworth (Fulton) dec Jonathan Cabrera (MV) 6-1
285 - #5 Adam Fenner (MV) pin Jonathan Bell (F) 1:04
99 - Anthony Tresch (MV) dec Freddy Pagan (F) 6-2
106 - #8 Dominick Hoffman (F) pin Zackary McKernan (MV)

Minisink Valley 47, Shenendehowa 27
Fulton 45, Fox Lane 33


In its third year of the NYS Duals the 2020 rendition did not disappoint. Minisink Valley proved why they were #1 coming into the Duals. The Warriors outscored their pool opponents Commack and Lancaster 121-20. That is unheard of to say the least. The Section 9 Champions kept the ball rolling by defeating Shenendehowa and Fulton by 20 and 17 points respectively. Hats off the Minisink Valley and their entire coaching staff.

Section 3's Fulton Red Raiders definitely deserve some recognition. Coach Waldron has led this team to their 3rd straight semi-finals appearances. Fulton is the only team in D1 history to accomplish this feat. Their culture is one to be envied. They breed success, work hard in the off season and stand together as a unit and it shows. It's not a coincidence that Fulton is near the top every season.

There were some exciting dual meets that had fans on their feets including the Pool B finale between Spencerport and Shenendehowa. The Plainsmen won in the end setting up their showdown with eventual champs Minisink Valley. In Pool D, MacArthur took out Section 6 Champs Niagara Wheatfield 34-32. A narrow margin of victory.

5 Observations that stood out to me:

1. Patchogue Medford wins S11 but goes 0-2? Felt like they underperformed.
2. Fox Lane and Horseheads performed above my expectations. Kudos to Coaches Rodrigues and Owen. 
3. Shen's Brock DelSignore amplifies the Shen crowd. He brings such a presence that you can't help but cheer for this kid.
4. Fulton's Camrin Galvin does the same. Amazing individual that conducts himself in such a professional manner.
5. Watch out for Fox Lane's Quincy Downes. That kid can wrestle and  will make the podium in Albany. Mark my words.


Falconer 40, Mount Sinai 39
113 - #11 Austin Chase (F) pin Shawn Wells (MS) 5:19
120 - Jack Tyrell (MS) pin Karsen DePasquale 4:52
126 - #13 Joey Pillitieri (F) dec Luca Martinis (MS) 10-3
132 - Brenden Goodrich (MS) m-dec Hunter Teboe (F) 0-9
138 - #5 Mike O'Brien (MS) pin Dalton Caldwell (F) :39
145 - Ryan Shanian (MS) pin Connor Stein (F)
152 - Mack Mikula (F) dec Phil Johnson (MS) 11-5
160 - #14 (152) Bryce Baglia (F) m-dec Tristan Nardi (MS) 15-4
170 - #2 Matt Campo (MS) pin John Kozlowski (F) 1:18
182 - #5 Joe Goodrich (MS) t-fall #4 Hudson Johnson (F) 19-4
195 - #13 Brock Johnson (F) pin #5 Adham Shata (MS)
220 - Collin Beichner (F) pin Gian Luca Ferrara (MS) 2:56
285 - Collin Mower (F) pin Alex Day (MS) 5:44
99 - #1 Brayden Fahrback (MS) pin Mason Kilmer (F)
106 - #7 Brayden Newman (F) pin Derek Menechino (MS) 1:49

Mount Sinai 41, Cold Spring Harbor 22
Falconer 42, Clarke 30


Section 6 Champions Falconer did what no other team in Division 2 has ever done, defeat Mt. Sinai at the NYS Duals. The Falcons won in dramatic fashion in the final bout of the evening. NYS Place Finisher Brayden Newman nearly gave the Falcon faithful a heart attack as he found himself in a cradle and on his back mid-way through the first period. Unphased, Newman regained control after the re-start and put Mt. Sinai's Derek Menechino to his back and secured the fall and the NYS Championship for Falconer.

Unlike D1 where Minisink Valley was all business and was never in jeopardy of losing, Falconer came roaring back from a 33-22 deficit to win 40-39. How about Brock Johnson's pin over #5 Adham Shata after being on his back a mere 30 seconds prior. Collin Mower's pin over Alex Day at 285lbs with 14 seconds left gave the Falcons their first lead of the match since they lead 9-6 setting up Newman's theatrical performance to clinch the championship.

Year 3 and another Mt. Sinai finals appearance. The Mustangs nearly won their third straight state championships. What a magnificent performance by their entire team. Opposing teams throughout the state should emulate what this Mt. Sinai program does. Their success speaks for itself. I can't help but talk about their gutsy performance against Tioga in pool play. With their backs against the wall down 29-3 the Mustangs reeled off six straights wins (28 points) to win 31-29. The clincher came at 285lbs with Alex Day defeating Jared Lamb 3-1 to seal the deal.

5 Observations stood out to me:

1. Hats off to Brady Worthing and Mike O'Brien for giving the fans an excellent match against two of NYS's best. Worthing defeated O'Brien 3-1. 
2. In cat and mouse battle of 1 vs 2, Brayden Fahrbach and Gianni Silvestri squared off for the second time this season. They have split 1-1 and are in line for their rubber match in the NYS Finals.
3. Is their an emergence from Long Island in Division 2. Three of the four semi-final teams were from either Section 8 or 11.
4. Cobleskill'sJeff Crooks put the entire state on notice. He defeated #1 Osmond Bouyer 5-1 and pinned #3 James Oosterom in the first period. 
5. What an amazing dual between Central Valley and Palmyra Macedon. The grit and determination on display during that dual meet utterly enjoyable to watch as a fan. Each point proved critical as CVA won in overtime in the final bout.

Photo Courtesy of Michael Koff - The Enterprise
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