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Stevo Captures Super32 Title, 3 Other NY'ers Place Top 8

By Smitty, 10/29/18, 4:30PM EDT

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Shenendehowa sophomore Stevo Poulin wasn't even slated to wrestle in Greensboro this past weekend. A last minute decision to dance with some of the nation's best proved pitoval and rewarding in the end. Naysayers throughout the country thought that Poulin would falter at some point during the tournament. Stevo wanted no regrets and would leave it all on the mat on one of the biggest stages in the country. After a rough 4-2 opening match win against California's Ryan Luna, the 2018 NYS Champion would hit his stride and be in cruise control the rest of the way. A 25 second pin followed by a 12-4 major decision and a 15-0 tech fall landed Stevo into the quarterfinals. 

After blasting through Pennsylvania's Gary Steen 13-2, New Jersey's Kelly Dunnigan was waiting in the balance. Poulin would put on a takedown clinic in the semi-finals. A brilliant performance on his feet left most of the Greensboro Coliseum in awe following a dominating 10-3 decision. Heading into the finale against Iowa's Drake Ayala, Stevo was determined to cap off the tournament with a bang. After the first 2 periods, Poulin had built an 8-3 lead heading into the final stanza. A late push by Ayala kept the crowd alive. When the action ceased, Stevo's hand was raised in triumph as he scored an 11-8 decision over the Iowa native.

Hilton teammates Greg Diakomihalis and Sammy Deprez both concluded their weekend with stellar performances. Diakomihalis methodically meandered through the field to earn a spot in the finale against 106lb #1 Richard Figueroa of California. The 3x NYS Champion seemed to be in full control of the match by jumping out to a 3-0 score. An escape by Figueroa with 12 seconds left in the second period proved costly for Greg. Leading 4-3 midway through the 3rd period, Diakomihalis was in deep on a shot and a scramble ensued there after with Figueroa gaining the upper hand. Figueroa would finish on top and secure a 5-4 win over the Hilton Cadet.

NYS bronze medalist Sammy Deprez concluded his weekend with a 7th place finish. Deprez would have to take the hard route to earn placement status. A round of 64 loss to Missouri's Rocky Elam sent Deprez to the backside. Three wins stood between Sammy and the placement round. Rising to the occasion, the future Binghamton Bearcat reeled off wins of 11-0, 9-5 and 10-4. A loss to Virginia's Jackson Turley dropped the Hilton Cadet into the 7th place match. Sammy would finish his tournament in dominating fashion defeating New Jersey's John Poznanski 5-2.

The 4th NY grappler to bring home hardware was Southside Kyle Mosher. Kyle kicked off his super 32 tournament with a bang, earning two straight falls in less than 1 minute each over wrestlers from Vermont and Washington DC. Mosher would follow those pins with another in the round of 32 over Virginia's Justin Phillips. Mosher would become the 4th NY wrestler to make the quarterfinals as he defeated Georgia's Jacob Mariakis by major decision 11-0.  Unfortunately in the quarters, the Southside Cyclone's winning ways came to a screeching halt as eventual champion Connor Brady of Ohio came out victorious 7-3 and sent Mosher to the backside. A 10-3 victory over West Virginia's John Martin Best landed the Nassau County star in the placement round. After back to back losses, Mosher ended with a respectable 5-3 record and an 8th place finish.  

Click on the link below to see full brackets and how all New York wrestlers finished 

http://arena.flowrestling.org/event/dc860ac7-423a-6010-2e66-f92f4ccdfcab

Weight Wrestler School-Section Record (Finish)
106 Rocco Camillaci Hilton-5 1-2
106 Nick Fea Goshen-9 (Wyoming Seminary) 3-2
106 Sean Flick St. Anthony's-C 2-2
106 Dante Geislinger Norwich-4 2-2
106 Antonio George North Shore-8 1-2
106 Avery Leonard Cooperstown-3 1-2
106 Gregor McNeil Hilton-5 4-2
106 Stevo Poulin Shenendehowa-2 7-0 (Champion)
113 Terry Adams Monsignor Farrell-C 1-2
113 Greg Diakomihalis Hilton-5 6-1 (2nd)
113 Jake Eckerle Commack-11 1-2
113 Josiah Encarnacion Wantagh-8 3-2
113 Ivan Garcia Portchester-1 4-2
113 Ethan Garrison Indian River-3 1-2
113 Anthony Maiorini Hauppauge-11 0-2
113 Micah Roes Lowville-3 1-2
113 Luke Smith Hauppauge-11 2-2
120 Daniel Adams Monsignor Farrell-C 0-2
120 Joe Contrastano Carle Place-Wheatley-8 3-2
120 Anthony DiBartolo Hauppauge-11 1-2
120 Evan Matias Rocky Point-11 3-2
120 Chandler Merwin Walton-Delhi-4 5-2 (Blood Round)
120 Ryan Ocasio Lakeland Panas-1 0-2
120 George Oroudjov Syosset-8 1-2
126 Ryan Burgos Hilton-5 4-2
126 Adam Busiello Eastport-South Manor 4-2 (Blood Round)
126 Gavin Damasco Commack-11 2-2
126 Chase Daudelin Corning-4 1-2
126 Joe Foxen Garden City-8 0-2
126 Beckett Herman Henrick Hudson-1 0-2
126 Matt Hole Islip-11 0-2
126 CJ McMonegal North Rockland-1 2-2
126 Zach Redding Eastport-South Manor 4-2
126 Aidan Cullen Greenville-2 1-2
132 Nick Calderone Newfield-11 1-2
132 James Ryan Monsignor Farrell-C 0-2
132 Drew Witham Corning-4 2-2
138 Kris Ketchum Rocky Point-11 2-2
138 Ramon Perez Monsignor Farrell-C 0-2
138 Logan Sciotto Rocky Point-11 1-2
138 Ethan Ferro Palmyra Macedon-5 1-2
138 Justin McDougald Niagara Wheatfield-6 4-2
138 Tyler Albis John Jay East Fishkill-1 0-2
145 Ryan Burgbacher Patchogue-Medford-11 1-2
145 Christian Hansen St. Anthony's-C 3-2
145 Lee Mauras Freeport-8 2-2
145 Chase Runfola Letchworth-5 3-2
145 Ryan Siller Monsignor Farrell-C 1-2
145 Dan Gibson Port Washington-8 1-2
152 Kyle Mosher Southside-8 5-3 (8th)
152 Warren McDougald Niagara Wheatfield-6 0-2
160 Corey Connolly Rocky Point-11 2-2
160 Douglas Doherty Monticello-9 0-2
160 JD Moore Levittown Division-8 1-2
160 Matt Rogers Wantagh-8 1-2
170 Aaron Wolk Horace Greeley-1 1-2
182 Sammy Deprez Hilton-5 5-2 (7th)
182 Nicholas Meglino Edgemont-1 1-2
195 Kyler Martin Indian River-3 2-2
195 Isaiah Prado Chittenango-3 0-2

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