2:58: Dave Christopher (6-Maryvale) dec. Jake Genovesi (John Jay), 8-7. Genovesi led 4-2 after two as a result of two takedowns. He opened the third with two back points, but Christophe escaped and later ankle-picked Genovesi to his back for a 5-poit move abd 8-6 lead.
2:57: Art Garvey (6-East Aurora) dec. Max Nau (Nanuet), 3-2. Nau was given a first-period penalty point, but Garvey got a snapdown in the final three seconds to take a 2-1 lead. Nau cut Garvey to start the second period. In the third, Nau was awarded a stall point.
2:30: Hank Penree (3-Frankfort Schuyler) pin. Bill Smith (Nanuet), 3:27: Smith led 2-1 after a first-period takedown. Smith opened the second on botom, but wasn unable to break Penree’s suffocating grip.
2:27: Jeff Miller (Westlake) dec. Nate Harrell (7-Peru), 4-2 OT: Each wrestler had an escape and each received a stall point, with Miller earning the equalizer with 9 seconds in regulation. Miller executed a double 39 seconds into overtime for the win.
2:14: John Swertfager (John Jay) dec. John Newman (CHSAA-Farrell), 6-3. Swertfager had a takedown in the first and second periods for a 4-0 lead. Newman answered with an escape in the second and opened the third with an escape, but Swertfager answered back with a takedown.
2:07: John Makastchian (8-Plainedge) dec. Sam Weiner (White Plains), 5-4. I lost site of this match with Stambovsky and Paul also wrestling. Weiner trailed 5-3 after two. He was awarded a stall point 30 seconds into the third, but Makastchian was content to sit on his lead.
2:05: Sean Paul (Dobbs Ferry) dec. Costa Gemalas (11-Port Jefferson), 7-6. Trailing 5-1 in the second, Paul escaped to close to 5-2 after two. Paul reversed to open the third and cradled Gemalas for 3 points and the win.
1:57: Zeke Stambovsky (Nyack) tech. fall Rob Recore (10-Franklin Academy), 15-0. An immediate takedown for Stambovsky led to the first of consecutive tilts. Recore never stood a chance.
1:44: Will Carter (Westlake) maj. dec. Dale Cronk (10-Gouverneur), 20-9. Carter with a takedown and 3 backs in the first period, extending it to 10-0 early second, reversing Cronk to his back.
1:40: James Brundage (Ossining) pin. Jakub Pawlowski (PSAL-Midwood), 3:18. Brundage takes 5-0 lead in opening 10 seconds. Pawlaski reverses Brundage, only to have James return the favor. James led 9-3 in the second when he finished it.
1:37: Harrison Cook (Fox Lane) dec. John-Martin Cannon (5-Brockport), 14-7. Nice job by Cook as Cannon was the 2007 145-pound 3rd-place finisher. Cook led 3-2 after and 5-3 after two. Cannon had two takedowns in the third period and cut Cook both times.
1:18: Ray Wang (Edgemont) dec. Joe Picard (9-Red Hook), 9-6. Wang had a first-period takedown, but was even at 2-2 after a Picard escape and penalty point. Wang opend the second with an escape and takedown for a 5-3 lead. Picard closed to 5-4 to start the third, but could not penetrate Wang’s defense.
1:04: John Coffey (Pearl River) maj. dec. James Holden (PSAL-Curtis), 15-5. Coffey raced out to a 4-0 lead, but Holden reversed Coffey late in the first. Holden knotted the score at 4-4 with a quick reversal to open the second, but Coffey reversed back. A penalty point drew Holden to within 6-5. Coffey asserted himself in the third with an escape and then took control with a cradle.
1:03 David Rice (Edgemont) dec. Cody Williams (5-Palmyra-Macedon), 8-4: Rice evened the score at 2-2 with an escape in the second period, but Williams regained the lead with a takedown. Rice had a pair of 3-point near falls in the third period riding top.
1:02: Tom Antonioli (New Rochelle) dec. Matt Gaynor (8-Clarke), 8-4. Antonioli had a pair of 1st-period takedowns for a 4-1 lead. Antonioli did a nice job of defending Gaynor’s aggressive style. Clarke drew to within 5-4 in the third, but Antonioli secured a takedown on a scramble.
12:54: Scott Rogener (Westlake) pin. Mike Caffrey (PSAL-Petrides), 2:48. Rogener had a takedowna and 3 back points in the first period. A 2nd-period reversal led to the pin.
12:50: Steven Ramos (Clarkstown North) maj. dec. Ruben Rosales (PSAL-Lehman), 13-2. Ramos had a 1st and 2nd-period takedown to cradles, resulting in five point each time.
10:38: Sean McCormick (4-Johnson City) dec. Brian Realbuto (Somers), 6-4. Realbuto jumps out 4-0 in first period, but McCormick with a reversal. A second period-takedown for McCormick and then a third-period reversal. Brian appeared to be out a couple of times as McCormick ran legs, but the Section 4 wrestler held on.
10:48: Noah Velastro (2-Hudson Falls) dec. David Occhipinti (Croton), 5-3. Occhipinti evens score at 2-2 with 1st-period reversal. Velastro has second-period escape and takedown. Occhipinti 3rd-period escape to open, but Velastro keeps tieing Occhipinti up.
10:59: Kyle Crisafulli (3-Phoenix) dec. Penn Gottfried (Arldsey), 5-4.
Crisafulli 1st-period takedown and second period reversal, but Gottfried late reversal. Gottfried ties score at 4-4 with quick reversal in 3rd period, but Crisafulli escape.
Quinton Murphy (5-Holley) pin. Teddy Kyreakedes (Dobbs Ferry), 1:13.
11:07: Nick Meinsen (11-John Glenn) dec. Steven Rodrigues (Fox Lane), 10-3. Rodrigues takdown and Meinsen reversal in 1st period. Rodrigues chooses neutral for 2nd and Meinsen gets a takedown, but Rodrigues escape. Meinsen opens third with an escape for a 5-3 lead. Adds a takedown and 3 back points.
Section 1 is now 0 for 5. Not a good start.
11:16: Justis Flamio (Mahopac) pin. Aaron Brown (10-Canton), 5:55. Flamio led 14-10 late in the third period and cradled him to finish it.
11:21: Ryan Osleeb (North Salem) dec. Greg Tanenbaum (Wheatley Hills), 7-2: Following a scoreless 1st period, Osleen gets an escape and a late takedown and the match was never in doubt.
11:32: Mark Arcara (Harrison) dec. Kevin Hartnett (CHSAA-Msgr. Farrell), 7-3. Hartnett surprises Mark with a quick takedown, but Arcara reverses him quickly. Hartnett opens second on bottom and escapes, but Mark quickly takes him down for a 4-3 lead. Mark adds a 3rd-period escape and takedown.
11:33: Chet Cochrane (9-Onteora) dec. Kevin Chee (Nanuet), 10-3. Chee starts quicky with 1st-period takedown and rides Cochrane out. Cochran opens 2nd on bottom, reverses Chee and throws in legs for 3 backs.
11:48: Joey Grippi (Fox Lane) dec. Paul Liguori (8-Wantagh), 8-3: Joey just defeated two-time state champ Liguori and was in control of the match. Grippi countered a Liguori shot in the first period for the lead. He escaped to open the second and appeared to have a takedown, but the officials waved it off. Liguori opened the 3rd with an escape, but Grippi shot in and worked it to get the takedown at mat’s edge. Great job/win by Joey Grippi.
11:58: Genta Murayama (Edgemont) tech. fall James Fillion (7-Northern Adirondack). A 1st-period takedown was all Genta would need as he completely manhandled Fillion. It was no contest.
12:12: Matt Metzler (6-Salamanca) pin. Danny Manley (Ardsley), 5:58. Metzler took Manley down and cradled him immediately. He led 9-1 when he finished Manley.
12:13: Dominick Oddo (Mahopac) dec. Nick Terenzi (5-Spencerport), 8-5. Terenzi evened the score at 3-3 to start te third and countered an Oddo shot attempt to take a 5-3 lead with 25 seconds remaining. Oddo got to his feet immediately, faced Terenzi and threw the underhooks in to take him down and to his back for 3 additional back points.
Andrew Lenzi (CHSAA-Fordham Prep) dec. Brian Guilfoyle (4-Corning), 5-0. I missed this match. Lenzi-Oddo in the quarters in a rematch of their Eastern States 130-final bout won by Oddo.
12:15: Zach Crain (2-Columbia) pin. Udit Tahkur (Nyack), 1:15.
12:34: Craig Scott (5-Lyons) dec. Derrick Long (Ardsley), 4-0. Longo gave up a first-period takedown and Scott ran legs. He kept Longo on the mat in the second period, then reversed Longo in the third and sank legs.
12:38: Rob Troy (11-Walt Whitman) dec. Luke Speno (Fox Lane), 11-9 OT. Speno led 6-3 late in the second period, but Troy reversed Speno and rang up two back points in the final four seconds. Speno reversed Troy to take an 8-7 lead in the third, but Troy reversed him right back. Speno escaped with 9 seconds remaining in regulation. Troy got the takedown 17 seconds in.