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2021 Fargo Nationals: Team New York Roster

By JS, 07/13/21, 10:00AM EDT

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Which New Yorkers will leave Fargo with some hardware?

The 2021 USA Wrestling Junior and 16U National Championships will be held at the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D., July 17-23, with competition in men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle. This summer will mark the 50th USA Wrestling Junior National Championships, a major national high-school competition which has had a tremendous impact on the sport in our nation for a half-century.

Team New York is sending a star-studded roster this year, headed by 2019 Double All-American Michael Altomer of Minisink Valley. Altomer took 4th in Freestyle and 7th in Greco in Cadet. This year he moves up to Junior but we expect to see the same results. His teammate, 2x NYS Champion Zack Ryder comes in red-hot and surely will cause some damage under the Fargo Dome. I wouldn't be surprised to see Ryder finish as an All-American. He is currently ranked in the top 15 nationally and his stock will continue to rise with a solid performance. 

Section 1 is sending a core group of grapplers. Fox Lane's Jake Hoffman and Arlington's Tim Bova are both NYS place winners. Hoffman's teammate Marc Berisha is one to keep an eye on.

Section 2 is well represented from schools like Shenendehowa, Ballston Spa, Shaker, Averill Park and Tamarac. Niskayuna's Peter Meshkov and Amsterdam's Renso Montalvo are two wrestlers that  can make deeps run and make the blocks in the end. 

Section 3 is only sending four wrestlers. Indian River's Alex Booth holds the deepest resume, with his 5th place finish at the J/Rudis NYS Championships. Fulton's Walter Crofoot has been putting in his time on the mat, will the dividends pay off? Carthage's young stud Brogan Felding will be competing in both styles as will JD/CBA's Nathan Finn.

Section 4's Logan Gumble was built for the international styles and I for one am nearly certain he leaves North Dakota with that elusive "AA" next to his name. Tioga is sending their big 5 including NYS Champion Gianni Silvestri and NYS place winners Donavan Smith, Mason Welch and Caden Bellis

The Rochester/Geneseo Region usually packs the heavy hitters. Newly removed from the Purple and White Carter Schubert, will still be representing Team New York. Hilton standout Rocco Camillaci has dropped a weight and is now at 138lbs. Casper Stewart of Attica-Batavia keep rising his stock. Brothers, Cael and Coy Raines, from Churchville Chili are slowly creeping up NYWN's big board. One of the smallest competitors from NYS is Kiernan Magee of Penfield. Magee continue to perform well taking 6th in NYS, runner-up at Freestyle states and was the Greco champion.

Western NY is sending two, only two, wrestlers this season, which leaves me a tad puzzled. Frontier's Travis Browning and Will North's Cam Catrabone, two hammers nonetheless. Browning can scrap with the best of them. He has added a 3rd place finish at states with a Freestyle Runner-Up and Greco Champion to his resume, bolstering him into the top 20 for the Class of 2022. Catrabone recently won an NHSCA title in the freshman division in Virginia Beach. He is not shy of scoring many points and even winning the close bouts. These two should be exciting to watch for sure.

Nassau County continues to produce outstanding individual performances on the national stage. Clarke's Jordan Soriano leads the green clad contingent. Cold Spring Harbor's Jackson Polo is now in the top 5 in NY for the Class of 2022. Teammate Christian Hansen looks to cap his career off with an All-American finish before he heads to Cornell in the fall. Manhasset's Jack Roszko has been on the rise for quite some time now with no signs of slowing down. Wantagh is sending a good core of wrestlers including 2x NYS place winner Benny Rogers. Massapequa's young guns Alex Guiliani and Anthony Digennaro looked to get their hands raised on multiple occasions as well.

The reigning Division 1 NYS Champion Minisink Valley sends 4. The aforementioned Altomer and Ryder, with Jaccob Gonzalez and Brian Lombardi. The Warrior program is at the top for a reason, iron sharpens iron. Finishing with a potential four All-Americans should easily make MV a top contender next season. 

Section 10 standouts Carter Baer and Vandavian Way represent the Wildcats of Gouverneur. Baer just recently committed to Binghamton University and ranked #2 on NYWN's C/O 2022 Big Board behind Princeton Commit Kole Mulhauser. Teammate Vandavian Way is entering his sophomore season. He has won 2 Section 10 titles so far and adding an All-American status will only propel him to higher peaks.

As expected, Section 11 has some big guns heading west. BBP's Max Gallagher continues to impress, holding down the #1 ranking for the C/O 2023 for 3 years straight now. Forks' Tyler Ferrara is gaining ground however. Fast rising Matt Marlow of Northport is not a secret any longer, the kid simply knows how to win.  Sean Campbell of Copiague and Nicholas Lamorte of Rocky Point join Gallagher in being ranked in the top 15. Lamorte is a Suffolk County Champion while Campbell finished 4th at states this past season. Don't count out Newfield's Patrick Ganter. I feel like the heavyweight lives on a wrestling mat. It seems as if he is wrestling every single weekend and is constantly noted in the results. Can Ganter get some heavyweight love?

Has anyone's stock risen higher than Jacob Levin's in the past year? I would argue no because he, like Patrick Ganter, is constantly wrestling year around. His 5th place finish at the NHSCA Junior Nationals was a real eye opener for many, my self included. He made the blocks (8th) at the J/Rudis NYS Championships which is a feat in itself. Fellow PSAL teammate Adrian Artsisheuskiy of Midwood excels at the international styles and should be in the running for All-American status. 

Below is the entire list of entries, both Cadet and Junior as well as the Women representatives. Be sure to follow their Facebook page for all updates as well. Check it out here. #GOGIRLS

Cadet Freestyle:
100 - Mora Peterson
106 - Cailan Drake
117 - Juliet Barnabee, Alyssa Reed
122 - Brooke Tarshis, Alexandra Viera
127 - Gabrielle Baker, Ragan Retell
132 - Taylor Aiello, Ellanora Bode
138 - Emily Frost, Alessandra Elliott
144 - Selina Moore
180 - Sophie Pollack

Junior Freestyle:
100 - Mora Peterson
106 - Cailan Drake
112 - Emily Frost, Madeline Ridge
122 - Alexandra Viera, Ally Fitzgerald
127 - Ragan Retell, Lara Schechter, Esther Levendusky, Sofia Macaluso
138 - Alessandra Elliott, Selina Moore
144 - Schyler Caringi
152 - Damiana Racciatti
164 - Jessica Kemgne
200 - Makansira Kieta, Kelsey Squires
 

Junior Freestyle Participants

Weight Name School-Section NYWN Class Rank
106 Carlos Arango Massapequa-8
113 Jacob Levin Tottenville-P #38 - 2022
120 Torin Bishop Tamarac-2 #83 - 2022
120 Thomas Wagner Southside-8 #65T - 2022
120 Travis Browning Frontier-6 #19T - 2022
120 Lucas Randisi Webster Schroeder-5 #97T - 2021
126 Mason Welch Tioga-4 #56T - 2022
132 Jared Weinhaus Sachem East-11 #19T - 2022
132 Jashon Holmes Shenendehowa-2 #17 - 2022
132 Jackson Polo Cold Spring Harbor-8 #5 - 2022
132 Tyler Rossini Burnt Hills-2 #52T - 2022
132 Michael Santore Shaker-2 #61T - 2022
132 Alex Booth Indian River-3 #24T - 2022
138 Zach Levey Horseheads-4 #26T - 2021
138 Jordan Soriano Clarke-8 #9 - 2022
138 Rocco Camillaci Hilton-5 #2T - 2022
145 Walter Crofoot Jr Fulton-3 #79T - 2022
145 Jake Hoffman Fox Lane-1 #22 - 2022
145 Charles Loucks Corning-4 #76 - 2022
145 Jack Roszko Manhasset-8 #32T - 2022
145 Brian Lombardi Minisink Valley-9
145 Carter Schubert Honeoye Falls-Lima-5 #8 - 2022
145 Benny Rogers Wantagh-8 #13 - 2022
152 Charles Welcome Columbia-2
152 Alex Giuliani Massapequa-8 #77T - 2022
152 Timothy Bova Arlington-1 #14 - 2022
152 Robert Flaherty Comsewogue-11 #86T - 2022
152 Marc Kleyman Madison-P #108T - 2021
152 Nick Fea Goshen-9 #19 Nationally
160 Logan Gumble Chenango Forks-4 #41T - 2021
160 Nick Sanko Pittsford-5 #4 - 2022
160 Carter Baer Gouverneur-10 #2T - 2022
170 Adrian Artsisheuskiy Midwood-P #36 - 2021
170 Reed Douglas Canajohaire-Ft. Plain-2 #77T - 2022
170 Christian Hansen Cold Spring Harbor-8 #11 - 2021
170 Mason Lumbra Averill Park-2 #111T - 2021
170 Anthony Digennaro Massapequa-8
182 Michael Altomer Minisink Valley-9 #7 - 2022
182 Peter Meshkov Niskayuna-2 #18 - 2021
182 Gabriel Monroe Windsor-4 #30 - 2022
195 Colden Dorfman Shenendehowa-2 #12 - 2021
195 John McGowan Mamaroneck-1 #86T - 2022
220 Oliver Donahue Columbia-2
220 Alex Semenenko Poly Prep #11 - 2022
220 Marc Berisha Fox Lane-1
285 Patrick Ganter Newfield-11
285 Ryan Stein Shaker-2 #12 - 2022

Junior Greco Participants

Weight Name School-Section NYWN Class Rank
120 Torin Bishop Tamarac-2 #83 - 2022
120 Travis Browning Frontier-6 #19T - 2022
132 Michael Santore Shaker-2 #61T - 2022
138 Michael Clark Averill Park-2
138 Charlie Dill Salem-Cambridge-2
138 Christefar Mableton Bay Shore-11 #85 - 2022
145 Walter Crofoot Jr Fulton-3 #79T - 2022
145 Jeremy Rehberg Duanesburg-Schoharie-2
145 Charlie Welcome Columbia-2
152 Nick Fea Goshen-9 #19 Nationally
152 Marc Kleyman Madison-P #108T - 2021
160 Jaccob Gonzalez Minisink Valley-9
160 Logan Gumble Chenango Forks-4 #41T - 2021
170 Adrian Artsisheuskiy Midwood-P #36 - 2021
170 Reed Douglas Canajohaire-Ft. Plain-2 #77T - 2022
170 Mason Lumbra Averill Park-2 #111T - 2021
182 Michael Altomer Minisink Valley-9 #7 - 2022
182 Peter Meshkov Niskayuna-2 #18 - 2021
195 Colden Dorfman Shenendehowa-2 #12 - 2021
220 Oliver Donahue Columbia-2
220 Alex Semenenko Poly Prep-A #11 - 2022
285 Ryan Stein Shaker-2 #12 - 2022
285 Patrick Ganter Newfield-11

Cadet Freestyle Participants

Weight Name School-Section NYWN Class Rank
100 Darren Florance BGAH-4 #7 - 2024
100 Kiernan Magee Penfield-5 #16T - 2023
106 Trevor Bishop Tamarac-2 #28T - 2024
106 Sean Campbell Copiague-11 #8 - 2023
106 Alex Polsinello Shaker-2
113 Raymond Adams Calhoun-8 #33T - 2023
113 Matthew Marlow Northport-11 #10 - 2024
113 Cael Raines Churchville Chili-5 #19T - 2024
120 Levi Bellis Tioga-4 #28T - 2024
120 Tyler Ferrara Chenango Forks-4 #2 - 2023
120 Timothy Pescatore North Babylon-11 #26T - 2024
120 Gianni Silvestri Tioga-4 #2T - 2024
126 Brogan Felding Carthage-3 #23T - 2024
126 Nathan Finn JD/CBA-3 #44T - 2023
126 Joseph Fioravanti North Babylon-11 #38T - 2023
126 Max Gallagher Bayport Blue Point-11 #1 - 2023
126 Caleb Juman Shaker-2
132 Caden Bellis Tioga-4 #6 - 2024
132 Cameron Catrabone Williamsville North-6 #5 -2024
132 Aliaksandr Kikiniou
132 Nicholas Lamorte Rocky Point-11 #13T - 2023
132 Casper Stewart Attica-Batavia-5 #4 - 2024
132 Jack Valentin Long Beach-8
138 Thomas Bonasera Wantagh-8 #41T - 2023
138 Connor Gregory Ballston Spa-2 #22 -2023
138 Nolan Liess Penfield-5 #21 - 2023
138 Renso Montalvo Amsterdam-2 #30T - 2023
145 Owen Hicks Fonda-Johnstown-2 #12 - 2023
145 Coy Raines Churchville Chili-5 #37T - 2024
145 Donavan Smith Tioga-4 #6 -2023
145 Vandavian Way Gouverneur-10 #17 - 2024
152 Luke Anfossi Long Beach-8
152 Ousmane Duncanson Tioga-4 #13T - 2024
152 Cornelius Jones HHH East-11
152 Zak Ryder Minisink Valley-9 #1 -2024
152 Luke Schirmacher Mechanicville-Stillwater-2 #44T - 2023
160 Joseph Martinez Coxsackie-Athens-2
170 Alan Pinkhasov
170 Dylan Pipitone Tottenville-P #93 - 2023
170 Caeden Troeger Averill Park-2 #44T - 2023
182 Elias Goosman Averill Park-2 #28T - 2023
182 Brett Rooks Palmyra Macedon-5 #94 - 2023
220 Darren Insogna Ballston Spa-2 #33T - 2023
285 Cameron Groncki Mohonsen-2 #41T - 2023

Cadet Greco Participants

Weight Name School-Section NYWN Class Rank
100 Kiernan Magee Penfield-5 #16T - 2023
100 Zachary Rooks Palmyra Macedon-5
106 Trevor Bishop Tamarac-2 #28T - 2024
106 Sean Campbell Copiague-11 #8 - 2023
106 Alex Polsinello Shaker-2
113 Raymond Adams Calhoun-8 #33T - 2023
113 Cael Raines Churchville Chili-5 #19T - 2024
120 Timothy Pescatore North Babylon-11 #26T - 2024
126 Nathan Finn JD/CBA-3 #44T - 2023
126 Caleb Juman Shaker-2
132 Aliaksandr Kikiniou
132 Nicholas Lamorte Rocky Point-11 #13T - 2023
132 Casper Stewart Attica-Batavia-5 #4 - 2024
138 Connor Gregory Ballston Spa-2 #22 - 2023
138 Nolan Liess Penfield-5 #21 - 2023
138 Renso Montalvo Amsterdam-2 #30T - 2023
145 Owen Hicks Fonda-Johnstown-2 #11T - 2023
145 Coy Raines Churchville Chili-5 #37T -2024
145 Donavan Smith Tioga-4 #6 - 2023
152 Ousmane Duncanson Tioga-4 #13T - 2024
152 Zak Ryder Minisink Valley-9 #1 - 2024
152 Luke Schirmacher Mechanicville-Stillwater-2 #44T - 2023
160 Joseph Martinez Coxsackie-Athens-2
170 Caeden Treoger Averill Park-2 #44T - 2023
182 Elias Goosman Averill Park-2 #28T - 2023
195 Brett Rooks Palmyra Macedon-5 #94 - 2023
220 Darren Insogna Ballston Spa-2 #33T - 2023
285 Cameron Groncki Mohonasen-2 #41T - 2023
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