You know that poll I created this week, the one asking who would finish second to Fox Lane at Super 16? Can I admit something? When I first put it out, I didn’t include Carmel as one of the options. Not because I think Carmel stinks or anything. It’s just that as I scanned the tournament teams, I somehow skipped over Carmel. Subconsciously I guess the Rams didn’t register as a contender. And most of you agreed. Even after I went back and added them a few minutes later, they only finished fourth in the voting.
Most of you can figure out where I’m going with this. Carmel didn’t just finish second today in its home gym, it won the whole thing. Count me among the surprised. It was the first time in at least 20 years for Carmel.
If that wasn’t enough, can you believe it happened without Mike Rose, Carmel’s top dog, winning a title? Rose dropped a much-anticipated 125 final to Mahopac’s Justis Flamio, who bumped up today specifically so he could face Rose. Instead it was Alex Othmer (215) and Kevin Davidson (135) carrying the flag. Othmer pinned his guy in 33 seconds.
Meanwhile, not only did Fox Lane not win, it finished fifth. The absence of Steven Rodrigues and Luke Speno really hurt. Still, the Foxes had more titles than anyone else: Sam Speno decisioned Andrew Planamento in a quality 96, Joey Grippi predictably took 130, and Pat Fay came through at 119.
Mike Dougherty had the story, which I’ll link to tomorrow. I added the consi finals at the bottom of this post. They’re in a different format than the rest of the results, but it’s 12:42 a.m. and I’m too tired to change it.
Super 16 Wrestling Tournament
at Carmel High School
Team scoring and key
1. Carmel© 157.5; 2. Ossining (O) 143; 2. Mahopac (M) 143; 4. Somers (S) 128; 5. Fox Lane 127.5; 6. Sleepy Hollow (SH) 120; 7. Ardsley (A) 99; 8. Yorktown (Yk) 77; 9. Mt. Vernon (MV) 75; 10. Harrison (H) 71; 11. Lakeland/Panas 63.5; 12. Hen Hud (HH) 55; 13. Yonkers (Yn) 54; 14. Dobbs Ferry (DF) 26; 15. Horace Greeley (HG) 15; 16. Croton (Cr) 11; 17. Hastings (Hs) 2.
96 — Andrew Planamento (H) dec. Dylan Realbuto (S) 10-7; Sam Speno (FL) dec. Tommy Davidson© 4-0; 103 — Brian Realbuto (S) pin. Steve Bencosme (SH) 1:47; Max Bachmeier (M) dec. Tom Grippi (FL) 4-2. 112 — Penn Gottfried (A) dec. Peter Grippi (FL) 9-7 2OT; Jake Srednicki (M) tech. fall David Occhipinti (Cr) 19-4. 119 — Pat Fay (FL) maj. dec. Chris Lopez (SH) 12-0; Steve Pagluica (M) dec. Teddy Kyreakedes (DF) 5-0. 125 — Justis Flamio (M) tech. fall Jay Concepcion (SH) 17-2; Mike Rose© maj. dec. Robert Martin (A) 15-7. 130 — Joe Grippi (FL) pin. Andrew Carrion© 1:57; Gjon Kolaj (S) pin. Luis Rodriguez (DF) 5:59. 135 — Ken Davidson© tech. fall Jose Rueda (FL) 1 6-0; Dan Manley (A) dec. David Martinez (SH) 9-7 2OT. 140 — Joe Hauser (Lk/Pn) tech. fall Marco Troia (H) 20-5; Marty Lorenz© pin. Brendon Fallon (FL) 5:19. 145 — Drick Longo (A) tech. fall Casey Cannon (O) 26-10; Charlie Braun (Lk/Pn) dec. Anthony Tabucco (S) 12-6. 152 — Corey Scott (MV) pin. Tom Viento (M) 1:05; Juan Delacruz (O) tech. fall Pete Delmonaco (SH) 19-4. 160 — James Brundage (O) pin. John Pfisterer (HG) 2:27; Fran Greco (M) dec. Mike Cozzi (Yk) 3-1 OT. 171 — Clay Neivert (O) tech. fall Nick Genovese (Yk) 27-10; Lenny Graham (MV) dec. Adam Finkelstein (S) 7-2. 189 — Gilli Bauer-Moshi (SH) dec. Alan Djokic (S) 3-1; Andrew Panken (O) pin. Shaquille Malcolm (Y) 4:25. 215 — Alex Othmer© pin. Joe Izzo (S) 1:58; Lamar Shaw (MV) dec. Duke Alvora (H) 5-1. 285 — Eric LaPorta (Yk) dec. Chris Galleta (A) 8-5; Mike Protano (H) pin. Jake Treinish (HH) 3:53.
96 — Speno (FL) dec. Planamento (H) 8-1; 103 — Realbuto (S) pin. Bachmeier (M) 2:10; 112 — Srednicki (M) dec. Gottfried (A) 7-5; 119 — Fay (FL) tech. fall. Pagluica (M) 17-0; 125 — Flamio (M) dec. Rose© 5-1; 130 — Grippi (FL) pin. Kolaj (S) 1:40; 135 — Davidson© dec. Manley (A) 9-2; 140 — Hauser (Lk/Pn) dec. Lorenz© 5-4; 145 — Longo (A) maj. dec. Braun (Lk/Pn) 19-11; 152 — Scott (MV) maj. dec. Delacruz (O) 16-8; 160 — Brundage (O) pin. Greco (M) 2:12; 171 — Neivert (O) pin. Graham (MV) 4:43; 189 — Bauer-Moshi (SH) dec. Panken (O) 12-5; 215 — Alex Othmer© pin Shaw (MV) :33; 285 — Protano (H) pin. LaPorta (Yk) 5:29.
96 — Tommy Davidson© def. Dylan Realbuto (S) Major Dec. 17-6
103 lb. Tom Grippi (Fox Lane) def. Steve Bencosme (Sleepy Hollow) 5-3
112 lb. Peter Grippi (Fox Lane) def. David Occhipinti (Croton) Major Dec. 11-0
119 lb. Teddy Kyreakedes (Dobbs Ferry) def. Chris Lopez (Sleepy Hollow) 6-5 (2OT)
125 lb. Robert Martin (Ardsley) def. Jay Concepcion (Sleepy Hollow) 8-6 (OT)
130 lb. Andrew Carrion (Carmel) def. Luis Rodriguez (Dobbs Ferry) Pin at 1:33
135 lb. David Martinez (Sleepy Hollow) def. Jose Rueda (Fox Lane) Major Dec. 15-4
140 lb. Brendan Fallon (Fox Lane) def. Marco Troia (Harrison) 6-4
145 lb. Anthony Trabucco (Somers) def. Casey Cannon (Ossining) 7-5
152 lb. Pete Delmonaco (Sleepy Hollow) def. Tom Viento (Mahopac) 3-2
160 lb. John Pfisterer (Horace Greeley) def. Mike Cozzi (Yorktown) 3-2
171 lb. Adam Finkelstein (Somers) def. Nick Genovese (Yorktown) 5-0
189 lb. Alan Djokic (Somers) def. Shaquille Malcolm (Yonkers) 4-2 (2OT)
215 lb. Duke Alvora (Harrison) def. Joe Izzo (Somers) 4-3
285 lb. Jake Treinish (Hen Hud) def. Chris Galleta (Ardsley) 8-5