In Division 2, only six of the 17 local wrestlers made it out of the first round. The lucky ones were Anthony Calvano of Nanuet, Ryan Osleeb of North Salem, Genta Murayama of Edgemont, Derrick Longo of Ardsley, Will Carter of Westlake and wild card Chris Orlando of Putnam Valley.
Will be back soon with Division 1 results.
UPDATE 3:16: Division 1 did twice as well as Division 2 in the first round. Twelve wrestlers have advanced. Those moving on to the quarterfinals are Fox Lane’s Sam Speno, Luke Speno, Joey Grippi and Steven Rodrigues, Somers’ Brian Realbuto, John Jay’s Henry Stauber, Mahopac’s Justis Flamio, Nyack’s Udit Thakur, Lakeland-Panas’ Joey Hauser, Clarkstown North’s Steven Ramos and Ossining’s James Brundage and Clay Neivert.
We’ll be back with quarterfinal results when they’re complete.
UPDATE 3:38: Hooray, internet is up. But for how long?
Forgot to mention that Lenzi also made it out of the first round.
As for quarterfinal results, Flamio, Rodrigues, Realbuto, and Sam Speno moved on in DI.
UPDATE 4:00: Genta Murayama and Udit Thakur won their quarterfinals. Thakur was down 5-4 at the buzzer but an unsportsmanlike conduct pushed it into OT, where he won 7-5. He also won his first round in OT.
UPDATE 5:10: Ramos, Brundage and Neivert will also be moving on to Day 2 after winning their quarterfinal matches.
All told, 11 local wrestlers are still in the running for state championships and will be back at it tomorrow.
UPDATE 6:17: Just to sum up, here are the area wrestlers in Division I who won their two matches today and go into tomorrow with a chance at a state title: Sam Speno (96), Brian Realbuto (103), Steve Rodrigues (112), Justis Flamio (119), Joey Grippi (130), Udit Thakur (135), Andrew Lenzi (135), Steve Ramos (152), James Brundage (160), Clay Neivert (171).
That’s 10 wrestlers out of 16 entrants, a very nice showing. It’s so good, in fact, that Section 1 is second in the team standings. And just a half point behind Section 11 for first. Can you believe that? Go Section I!
As far as Division II goes….well, the less said the better. Twelve DII locals entered, only one left. Edgemont’s Genta Murayama (130) is the sole survivor of Day 1. Section 1 is eighth in the DII points standings.
I’ll be back with consi results later.
UPDATE 7:47: The following wrestlers lost their first consolation match and are now out of the tournament: Asher Kramer, Kevin Davidson, Sal Marchese, Josue Cardenas, Cristian Garcia, Michael Kane, Peter Talesnick, Ray Wang, Jarron Saunders, Steve Ramundo, Kris Castro, Chris Galletta. All those not mentioned are still alive, either in the semifinals or the consolation bracket.
UPDATE 10:03: The following wrestlers lost in the regular bracket but won their consolation matches to advance to the consi semifinals. They still have a shot at 3rd place. Joey Hauser, Luke Speno, Penn Gottfried, Ryan Osleeb, Dan Manley, Derrick Longo, Chris Orlando, Will Carter.