Section 1 coach Bill Swertfager was hoping for 10-12 wild cards between the two classes. Turns out he got more than he hoped for.
Section 1 will send 13 extra kids to the state tournament. Included in the group are two third-place finishers—Jimmy Duckham and Tony Ferranti.
Pleasantville, which won the Division II team championship but had no sectional champions, gets two representatives. John Jay added to its section-leading total with a fifth wrestler in Tim Gecaj. North Rockland and Nanuet added a fourth.
The notable exclusion was Mark Swertfager. Many expected him to get in as a wild card but he was only named an alternate.
96 – Matt Caputo, North Rock
103 – Asher Kramer, Suffern (pictured)
103 – Jimmy Duckham, Arlington
112 – Nick Oliveto, Suffern
125 – Justis Flamio, Mahopac
145 – Dan Graff , Arlington
285 – Tim Gecaj, JJCR
Alternates: Mark Swertfager (JJCR) and DJ Lupo (RCK)
96 – Drew Longo, Ardsley
112 – Mike Karr, Pleasantville
119 – John Morato, Nanuet
130 – Mark McCormick, Edgemont
130 – Tony Ferranti, Westlake
160 – Peter Telesnick, Pleasantville
Alternate: David Occhipinti, Croton-Harmon