For the first time this season, I’ll be hosting a LoHud Wrestling CoverItLive chat on Wednesday night at 7:30. The plan is to do this a few times in the next few weeks, which is why I wanted to give everyone a heads up. The more active people we have involved in the chat, the more often we’ll get the chance to have them. So spread the word!
The chat should last for about an hour, and it will give all of you the chance to ask questions and submit comments in real time. You can ask me about anything wrestling related (thoughts on the Super 16, RCCs, divisionals, sectionals, weight class rankings, section title picture, team standings, injury updates, etc.), or just throw your own opinions out there to keep the discussion going.
On the night of the chat, you will be able to find the link on our homepage (www.lohud.com), or just by logging onto the blog shortly before the chat is set to begin (or during). I’ll have more details posted on Wednesday, but I wanted to let everyone know about this exciting new opportunity we have to interact and expand our coverage.
Now, I have some information on this weekend’s divisional tournaments (aka sectional qualifiers). I’ll map out our coverage plans later in the week, but I do have the full lists of teams for each of the four locations. The top four placers at each tourney in each weight class will qualify for the sectional tournament the following weekend. Wrestling will begin at 10 a.m. at each site, with all of the finals shooting for 4 p.m.
Here are the full listings of teams, as well as some potential matches that jumped out to me from each:
Division 1 at Harrison: Fox Lane (FL); Harrison (Ha); John Jay (JJ); John Jay-EF (JJEF); Mamaroneck (Mk); Nyack (Ny); RC Ketcham (RCK); Rye®; White Plains (WP).
99 – Jay Albis (JJEF) vs. Brendon Fay (FL)
120 – Adit Thakur (Ny) vs. Mark Settembrino (RCK)
126 – Sam Speno (FL) vs. Gavin Menchel (Ha)
132 – Danny Ventura (FL) vs. Mike Morabito (RCK)
145 – Dale White (JJEF) vs. Giancarlo Morreale (FL)
152 – Ben Miller (Mk) vs. Brad Marvin (RCK)
160 – Matt Pasqualini (FL) vs. Dion Duran (Mk)
285 – Andriy Lypchuk (FL) vs. Tyler Vandeline (RCK)
Division 2 at Arlington: Arlington (Ar); Brewster (Br); Clarkstown North (CN); Clarkstown South (CS); East Ramapo (ER); Lakeland/Panas (L/P); Port Chester (PC); Sleepy Hollow (SH); Suffern (Su).
99 – Kevin Rodriguez (PC) vs. Alfredo Olmedo (Ar)
106 – Mike Parise (Br) vs. Nick Tolli (Ar)
132 – Colby Kash (CN) vs. Edwin Jiminez (SH)
160 – Nick Giella (Su) vs. Anthony Scott (Ar)
170 – Brendan Nunziata (Ar) vs. Harry Erickson (Br)
220 – Justin Conahan (Ar) vs. Bryan Burger (Su)
Division 3 at Greeley: Beacon (Be); Eastchester (E); Horace Greeley (HG); Mount Vernon (MV); New Rochelle (NR); North Rockland (NRk); Ossining (O); Scarsdale (Sc); Yonkers (Yo).
106 – Blaise Benderoth (NRk) vs. Brian Ferrandi (NR)
113 – Alex Delacruz (O) vs. Troy Feniger (NRk)
120 – A.J. Barbaria (NR) vs. Jake DiMarsico (NRk)
126 – Matt Caputo (NRk) vs. Jon Russo (HG)
170 – Aaron Butler (NR) vs. Jack Braun (Sc)
182 – Jacob Berkowitz (Sc) vs. Michael Amato (Be)
195 – Deondre Pierce (Be) vs. Scott Wymbs (HG)
Division 4 at Mahopac: Byram Hills (BH); Carmel (Ca); Hen Hud (HH); Mahopac (M); Pearl River (PR); Peekskill (Pe); Somers (So); Tappan Zee (TZ); Yorktown (Yk).
113 – Dylan Realbuto (So) vs. John Muldoon (PR)
138 – Jake Srednicki (M) vs. Charlie Garcia (TZ)
145 – Joe Mastro (Yk) vs. Josh Perlmutter (HH)
152 – Brian Realbuto (So) vs. Desmond Djekovic (TZ)
160 – Phil Siegel (HH) vs. Aaron Gallagher (M)
170—Steven Sabella (Yk) vs. Valdon Djekovic (TZ)
182 – Thomas Murray (Yk) vs. A.J. Alvarez (Ca)
195 – Mike Spinelli (M) vs. Nick Giancaspro (So)
220 – Dom DeVita (So) vs. Chris McGann (TZ)
285 – Sean Barry (HH) vs. David Varian (Yk)