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Wrestling: Mohonasen’s Quintana rolls to upset victory

Sunday, February 12, 2012
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Shenendehowa's Jach Joseph is taken to the mat by Queensbury's Casey Jones at the Glens Falls Civic Center Saturday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Shenendehowa's Jach Joseph is taken to the mat by Queensbury's Casey Jones at the Glens Falls Civic Center Saturday.

— Shenendehowa may own the Section II Div­ision I wrestling tournament — again — but Cory Quintana stole the show Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The Mohonasen senior upset reigning champion Cole Lampman of Shenendehowa, 5-4, with a reversal in the closing seconds of the second overtime of their 285-pound final, winning his school’s third sectional championship and first since Pat Ferri won in 1983.

Coincidentally, the school’s other title was won by current Schalmont athletic director John Gallo, whose son, Nick, won the 152 title in the Division II tournament earlier in the evening.

“I’m at a loss for words,” said Quintana, who displayed his athleticism by executing a Granby roll forward somersault from the bottom position for the winning two points. “I can’t even begin to describe this.”

Quintana won only a couple of matches his first varsity year before dedicating himself to the sport. Saturday’s final was an endurance test, as Quintana had a persistent bloody nose that stopped the bout on several occasions.

“Tough match. Cole’s tough. He’s my [club] workout partner,” said Quintana “But I went into the match really wanting it.”

Lampman, sixth in the state last winter, will likely get a spot in the state tournament when the at-large bids are announced later this week.

The Plainsmen went 6-for-9 in the finals to defend the DI title. Junior Nick Kelley (132) won his fourth title, and senior Tony Fusco (195) won his third, as both stayed unbeaten. Kelley, second as a seventh-grader, was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

“It’s great to keep coming here and winning,” said Kelley, who picked up his 200th career win in the semifinals.

David Almaviva (138), eighth-grader Kevin Parker (99), Corey Ali (106) and Zach Joseph (120) all won their first titles, Joseph nailing a three-point near fall in the closing seconds.

Almaviva blasted through his three matches to move up one step on the podium.

“I really worked hard to do this,” said Almaviva.

Amsterdam sophomore Brandon Lapi and LaSalle senior Connor Sutton also became three-time DI champs, with Columbia senior Evan Wallace (145) and senior Stephen Lumley (170) of South Glens Falls joining Lampman as the other repeat champs from last winter. Wallace is a five-time placer here.

Sutton finished as a five-time finalist and six-time placer.

Wallace was joined by teammates Matt Greene (126) and Ang­elo Kress (152), who won their first titles.

Lapi beat Shen’s Jesse Porter, 6-0, in the final. Half of the points came on stalling calls.

“I’m happy to win, but it was hard because he wasn’t doing anything,” said Lapi, third in the state a year ago.

Queensbury senior Matt Lashway finally won his first Section II title after three other trips to the

finals. He finished second in the state last winter after getting a wild-card entry into that tourn­ament.

Gallo also moved up from runner-up status with four wins this weekend.

“Last year, it was like, ‘Wow. I’m in the final.’ This year, I was more calm, more focused,” he said. “I was going to contest every point and not give up any cheap points.”

Whitehall senior Zach Diekel became Section II’s fourth five-time champion by beating Salem senior Thomas Wilson in the 195 DII final. He joins Greg Parker and Austin Meys of Shenendehowa and Salem’s Carl Fronhofer in that exclusive club, with Parker and Fronhofer accomplishing the feat before this tournament split into two divisions.

He will be joined at the state event by cousin and teammate John Diekel, the 138 DII winner.

Duanesburg senior Curt Rowley was another repeat DII winner, beating Mechanicville’s Adam Erno in the 132 final to run his career win total to 190.

“I wrestled him last weekend and beat him,” Rowley said. “To get into that group at our school for careers wins like Nick Gwiaz­dowski, Randy White and Brian Borst, that’s great.”

Rowley’s teammate, 182-pounder Dallas Mesick, wasn’t as fortunate. The 2011 champ lost to Salem’s Tyler Morris in a final.

Hudson Falls seniors Noah Val­astro (126) beat Corinth 10th-grader for his fourth straight title, and teammate and DII MOW Aaron Dudley (160) became a three-time winner by knocking off Johnstown’s Brandyn Ainsworth for the the third time this season and second weekend in a row. They helped the Tigers to the DII team title.

Dudley will take a 43-1 season record and 241 career wins to his fourth trip to the states (once as a wild card). Valastro is 46-2 with 205 varsity wins.

Corinth senior Zach Marcel (120) got his second title in three years, reversing last winter’s loss in the finals to Whitehall’s Al Aubin.

“We’ve wrestled a lot over the years,” said Marcel. “I knew I had to stay away from his two best moves, the shrug and the cradle.”

Luis Weierbach (99) and Brad Burns (170) of Hoosick Falls also repeated in DII. Weierbach beat Schoharie eighth-grader Alexis Bleau, who was trying to become her school’s first champ.

DIVISION I

Championship finals

99 — Kevin Parker (Shenendehowa) pinned Anthony Sgorrano (South Glens Falls), :57; 106 — Corey Ali (Shenendehowa) dec. Dominic Inzana (Saratooga Springs) 7-0; 113 — Brandon Lapi (Amsterdam) dec. Jesse Porter (Shenendehowa), 6-0; 120 — Zach Joseph (Shenendehowa) dec. Casey Jones (Queensbury), 8-6; 126 — Matt Greene (Columbia) dec. Josh St. John (Queensbury), 9-5; 132 — Nick Kelley (Shenendehowa) dec. Joey Butler (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), 8-1; 138 — David Almaviva (Shenendehowa) technical fall over Sean Romanski (Bethlehem), 2:53; 145 — Evan Wallace (Columbia) dec. Gaetano Lanzi (Amsterdam), 10-1; 152 —Angelo Kress (Columbia) dec. Thomas Carta (South Glens Falls) 7-2; 160 — Connor Sutton (LaSalle) dec. Mike Garrison (Amsterdam), 5-0; 170 — Stephen Lumley (South Glens Falls) dec. Mike Hewitt (Queensbury), 4-2; 182 — Matt Lashway (Queensbury) dec. Levi Ashley (Shenendehowa), 3-0; 195 — Tony Fusco (Shenendehowa) dec. Jon DiPace (Scotia-Glenville), 9-1; 220 — Jon Babson (LaSalle) dec. Alex Pontiff (Queensbury), 5-3; 285 — Coryu Quintana (Mohonasen) dec. Cole Lampman (Shenendehowa), 5-4 (2ot).

Consolation finals

99 — Josh LoGuidice (Guilderland) dec. Chris Velazquez (Amsterdam), 8-5; 106 — Allan McNeil (Averill Park) dec. Tyler Wood (Queensbury), 6-4; 113 — John McHugh (Columbia) pinned Jose Jose (Colonie) 2:18; 120 — James Ronca (Ballston Spa) dec. Kyle Greene (Columbia), 7-1; 126 — Drew Oligney (Lansingburgh) dec. Gary Goodermote (Averill Park), 2-0; 132 — Brendan Morgan (Columbia) technical fall over Connor Tuttle (LaSalle), 16-0; 138 — Gus Clark (Schenectady) dec. Jake Ashcraft (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) 10-2; 145 — Phil Bazicki (Colonie) dec. John Linendoll (Queensbury), 7-2; 152 — Evan Myers (Queensbury) dec. James Marquez (Amsterdam), 7-2; 160 — Frankie Nassivera (Queensbury) pinned Kyle Ragule (Mohonasen), 1:50; 170 — Brian Adriance (Columbia) dec. Jared Strong (Glens Falls), 7-5; 182 — Kevon Johnson (Colonie) dec. Eric Pierone (Mohonasen), 7-3; 195 — Race Viedt (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) pinned Jimmy McLaughlin (Guilderland), 0:49; 220 — Mike McGill (Guilderland) dec. Jason Johnson (Colonie) 2-1; 285 — El Shaddai Gilmore-VanHoesen (Columbia) dec. Chris Rodriguez (Amsterdam), 1-0.

Fifth-place matches

99 — Christian Gramuglia (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) dec. Nick Robbins (Queensbury), 3-2; 106 —Mike Lainhart (Guilderland) dec. Galen Colen (Colonie), 8-6 (ot); 113 — Brandon Winchip (Queensbury) dec. Matt Morris (Bethlehem), 7-2; 120 — Nolan Hale (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) dec. Gabe Naviasky (Bethlehem), 8-2; 126 — Josh Culora (Scotia-Glenville) pinned Hunter Rumpf (Saratoga Springs), 2:01; 132 — Marcus Torres (Amsterdam) dec. Brian Stevens (Queensbury), 4-1; 138 —Tyler Lybolt (Columbia) pinned Jilanie Staples (Ballston Spa), 4:34; 145 — Jack Hatton (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) forfeit over Brendon Goldup (LaSalle); 152 — Wyatt Bleau (Shaker) disqualification over Dan Matrazzo (Saratoga Springs); 160 — Josh Fuchs (Colonie) dec. Ali Hashimee (Shenendehowa) 11-2; 170 — Joey Kromer (Shenendehowa) dec. Darian Jehle (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), 4-3; 182 — Brandon Giaquinto (Amsterdam) forfeit over Nick Gibbons (Saratoga Springs); 195 — Nate Myers (Queensbury) pinned Wayne Burt (Colonie), 2:01; 220 — Will Mars (Shenendehowa) pinnerd Nico Fragale (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake), 2:44; 285 — Nick Rouse (Queensbury) dec. Austin DiCerbo (Colonie), 7-3.

Semifinals

99 — Parker dec. LoGuidice, 6-2; Sgorrano pinned Velazquez, 5:27. 106 — Ali dec. McNeil, 9-6; Inzana dec. Lainart, 5-4. 113 — Lapi dec. Morris, 7-2; Porter dec. Winchip, 7-2. 120 — Jones dec. K.Greene, 9-2; Joseph dec. Ronca, 6-2. 126 — M.Greene technical fall over Goodermote, 16-1; St. John dec. Oligney, 7-6. 132 — Kelley pinned Tuttle, 1:31; Butler dec. Morgan, 2-1. 138 — Almaviva dec. Clark, 7-0; Romanski dec. Ashhcraft, 3- 2. 145 — Wallace pinned Bazicki; Lanzi dec. Goldup, 6-1. 152 — Carta dec. E.Myers, 2-1; Kress pinned Marquez, 5:05. 160 —Sutton technical fall over Nassivera, 16-1; Garrison dec. Fuchs, 8-1. 170 — Lumley dec. Strong, 14-2; Hewitt dec. Adriance, 2-1 (2 ot). 182 — Lashway pinned K.Johnson, 3:55; Ashley dec. Gibbons, 11-1. 195 — Fusco technical fall over Viedt, 15-0; DiPace dec. McLaughlin, 2-1. 220 — Babson dec. McGill, 3-2; Pontiff dec. Mars, 3-2. 285 — Lampman pinned DiCerbo, 3:59; Quintana dec. Gilmore-VanHoesen, 4-3 (2 ot).

DIVISION II

Championship results

99 — Luis Weirbach (Hoosick Falls) dec. Alexis Bleau (Schoarie), 4-0; 106 — Carter Merecki (Salem) dec. Jerome Gladney (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), 4-0; 112 — Kyler Harrington (Hudson Falls) dec. Connor Franzese (Cohoes), 7-6; 120 — Zach Marcel (Corinth) pinned Al Aubin (Whitehall), 1:33; 126 — Noah Valastro (Hudson Falls) dec. Tyler Mulcahy (Corinth), 12-1; 132 — Curt Rowley (Duanesburg) dec. Adam Erno (Mechanicville), 7-0; 138 — John Diekel (Whitehall) pinned Cam Milliken (Albany Academy), 5:14; 145 — Geno Brancato (Hudson Falls) dec. Kyle Mulcahy (Corinth) 8-4; 152 — Nick Gallo (Schalmont) dec. Victor Woodworth (Hudson Falls), 5-1; 160 — Aaron Dudley (Hudson Falls) dec. Brandyn Ainsworth (Johnstown), 14-2; 170 — Brad Burns (Hoosick Falls) dec. Mike Green (Cobleskill-Richmondville), 3-2; 182 — Tyler Morris (Salem) dec. Dallas Mesick (Duanesburg), 3-1; 195 — Zach Diekel (Whitehall) pinned Thomas Wilson (Salem), 1:05; 220 — Joe Sprung (Berne-Knox-Westerlo) dec. Andre Maxam (Hudson Falls), 4-2; 285 — Alex Soutiere (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk) dec. William Baker (Taconic Hills), 4-2.

Consolation finals

99 — Tristan Welton (Voorheesville) dec. Alex Lambert (Schalmont), 5-3 (ot); 106 — Ridge Sulkey (Cairo-Durham) dec. Nico Riccio (Galway), 4-2; 113 — Paul Lambert (Schalmont) dec. Thomas Peabody (Hoosick Falls), 6-1; 120 —Ron Radley (Maple Hill) dec. Dan Jardine (Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George), 8-2; 126 — Steven Culbert (Galway) dec. Nick Ned­elcu (Warrensburg), 11-3; 132 —Corey Seipp (Ich­abod Crane) dec. Tyler LaPoint (Tamarac), 6-3; 138 — Quinn Treadgold (Voorheesville) dec. Andy Mollevik (Duanesburg), 8-3; 145 — Connor Lawrence (Duanesburg) dec. Hayden Miller (Granville), 3-1; 152 —Joe Hulsebosch (Tamarac) dec. Ben Becker (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), 4-0; 160 — Josh Veshia (Water­vliet) dec. Joe Groat (Ichabod Crane), 1-0; 170 — Matt Casullo (Berne-Knox-Westerlo) dec. Kyle Derepentigny (Cohoes), 5-0; 182 — Derrick Knight (Cobleskill-Richmondville) dec. Tyler Gallagher (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk), 15-4; 195 — Jeremy Barss (Hoosick Falls) pinned Santino Sierra (Rensselaer), 2:40; 220 — Nick Scott (Cohoes) dec. Jareed Vibert (Tamarac), 3-1; 285 — Josh McKittrick (Granville) pinned John Farace (Catskill), 3:56.

Fifth-place matches

99 — Garon LeClair (Corinth) dec. Luke Fronhofer (Salem), 6-4; 106 — Austin Luna (Schuylerville) dec. Nolan Foster (Hoosick Falls), 13-2; 113 — Diego Cruz (Maple Hill) forfeit over Win Myint (Rensselaer); 120 — Daniel VanDyk (Salem) dec. Sean Ryan (Tamarac), 6-2; 126 — Jason Hoffman (Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George) pinned Colby Davendonis (Hoosick Falls), 3:21; 132 — Zack Winney (Hudson Falls) tech­nical fall over Sam Delarge (Albany Academy), 4:04; 138 — Jay Oakes (Galway) pinned Bryan Sherman (Hoosick Falls), 2:53; 145 — Nick Rehberg (Cobleskill-Richmondville) pinned Derek Struck (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), 4:15; 152 — Mark Caulfield (Duanesburg) dec. Sheldon Allen (Green Tech); 3-2; 160 — Josh Richards (Berne-Knox-Westerlo) dec. Matt Coreno (Mechanicville), 6-2; 170 — Frank Capone (Wat­ervliet) pinned Tyler Schermerhorn (Hudson Falls), 2:05; 182 — no match; 195 — Zeby Rom­ano (Watervliet) pinned Justin Brown (Ichabod Crane), 4:04; 220 — Brad Pierson (Watervliet) pinned Zach Parras (Mechanicville), 2:52; 285 — Jeremy Stevens (Cambridge) forfeit over Don Case (Voorheesville).

Semifinals

99 — Weirbach pinned LeClair, 5:09; Bleau dec. Fronhofer, 2-0. 106 — Merecki pinned Riccio, 3:16; Gladney dec. Sulkey, 11-4. 113 — Harrington pinned Cruz, 1:37; Franzese pinned P.Lambert, 1:05. 120 —Marcel dec. Radley, 14-6; Aubin dec. Jardine, 5-3. 126 — Valastro pinned Hoffman, :45; T. Mulcahy, dec. Davendonie, 10-6. 132 — Rowley dec. Seipp, 9-2; Erno pinned Winney, 4:46. 138 — J.Diekel dec. Oakes, 9-2; Milliken pinned Sherman, 4:57. 145 — K.Mulcahy dec. Rehberg, 6-2; Brancati dec. Lawrence, 4-3. 152 —Gallo dec. Cailfield, 10-2; Woodworth pinned Hulsebosch, 3:51. 160 —Dudley dec. Groat, 13-5; Ainswort dec. Veshia, 2-1 (ot). 170 — Burns dec. Derepentigny, 9-7; Green dec. Casullo, 5-3. 182 — Morris default over Camacho; Mesick pinned Simpson, 3:16. 195 — Z.Diekel pinned Romano, 2:47; Wilson dec. Barss, 8-1. 220 — Sprung dec Scott, 5-0; Maxam pinned Pierson, 8:12 (3ot). 285 —Baker pinned Stevens, 3:16; Soutiere dec. Case, 1-0.

 
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