Monroe-Woodbury finishes second at Section 9 wrestling championship

Sam Santander, Dylan Earl and Marco Vespa earn section titles


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos



  • Photos by William Dimmit Crusader Preston Havison receives the Patrick Michael Daliso Most Improved Wrestler Award from Tom Kennedy before the finals on Saturday.




  • Crusader Sam Santander looks up at the clock as time runs out and he wins the 195 lbs. Section 9 title.




  • Marco Vespa (120 lbs.) celebrates his third Section 9 title.




  • Dylan Earl (113 lbs.) stands on the top of podium after winning his second Section 9 title.



CENTRAL VALLEY — Monroe-Woodbury High School hosted the Section 9 Division 1 Wrestling Championships last Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10.

More than 200 wrestlers representing 14 school districts took part in the two-day event with the winners going to Albany on Feb. 23-24 for the state finals.

The Minisink Valley Warriors took home the team title with a score of 312.5. The Monroe-Woodbury Crusaders finished second with 209.5 and Newburgh Free Academy came in third with a score of 163.

Crusaders Carter Stewart (152 lbs.) and Jake Minnies (120 lbs.) both wrestled back to finish third in the tournament.

The Crusaders were able to get five wrestlers into the finals on Saturday night.

Crusader Joe McGinty (138 lbs.) came in second when he dropped a 15-4 decision to Dom Vetrano of Minisink Valley.

Then at 195 lbs., Crusader Sam Santander captured first place with a close 3-1 decision over Anton Juncaj of Minisink Valley.

Crusader Preston Havison received the Patrick Michael Daliso award for most improved wrestler before the start of the finals on Saturday. He then went out and lost a hard fought 3-2 ultimate tiebreaker match to Andrew Fenner of Minisink Valley. Their contest was voted the most exciting match of the finals.

Crusader Dylan Earl repeated as a Section 9 champion as he moved up to 113 lbs. and defeated Jordan Suarez from Minisink Valley with a 7-3 decision.

Finally Crusader Marco Vespa captured his third Section 9 title as he recorded a 22-6 Tech Fall victory over Bryan McDougall of Warwick.

- William Dimmit



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Hockey player Chris Cromwell named M-W's 'Athlete of the Week'
— Chris Cromwell, a member of the Monroe-Woodbury Ice Hockey team coached by Frank Alessandrino, is the high school's...
Read more »
Image

Interactive map remembers loved ones lost to opioids
The National Safety Council has launched an interactive memorial, Celebrating Lost Loved Ones, to honor those who have lost their lives to opioids.
This mapping technology...

Read more »
Image

Biblical Throne Games
TUXEDO PARK — On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., the Tuxedo Park Library will host Bill Lemanski in a "Book Talk" interview with...
Read more »
Image

Music in Central Valley returns Feb. 25
CENTRAL VALLEY — On Sunday, Feb. 25, Music in Central Valley will present a program of solo and duo works for piano at Central Valley...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



* indicates required
Community Newspapers


MOST READ

Entertainment
Biblical Throne Games
  • Feb 20, 2018
Entertainment
Music in Central Valley returns Feb. 25
  • Feb 20, 2018

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Monroe, NY