Here is this week’s press release from Iowa Style Wrestling:
David Rice (Edgemont HS) returned very strong from an injury he received earlier in the season. Rice, who wrestles for NYU, cruised to the finals at 165 lbs, getting a pin, tech fall, and a major decision on the way, where he took second place.
Giancarlo Morrele (Fox Lane HS) went 1-2 at 149 lbs for Ursinus College.
Henry Stauber (John Jay HS) went 3-1 at 149 lbs. In one of the most exciting matches of the tournament Stauber, beat #2 ranked Gage Pederson of Olivet College 6-5 in the semi-finals, but unfortunately lost in the finals and took second place. Stauber wrestles for Johns Hopkins.
Scott Viera Invitational
Nationally ranked teammates, Joey Grippi (Fox Lane HS) at 141 lbs and Derrick Longo (Ardsley HS) at 165 lbs, at Springfield University both dominated their competition as they cruised to first place finishes. Grippi had two pins, while Longo had two pins and one tech-fall. Longo and Grippi have shown that they are forces to be reckoned with come nationals.
Hunter Jones (New Rochelle HS) went 1-2 at 125 lbs for Clarion University.
Danny Ventura (Fox Lane HS) also coming back from injury started off rocky, losing a close 6-5 match to David Davidson of Delaware Valley at 133 lbs, but then came back and handled the rest of his competition. Ventura pinned his opponent from West Chester College in just 27 seconds and beat Silas Murray of Rhode Island College 11-3.
James Brundage (Ossining HS) lost 6-3 to Cameron Croy of Harvard at 174, but then went on to beat Giuseppi Lanzi of Brown 5-2.
Ryan Osleeb (North Salem HS) lost a close 5-4 match to Jimmy Morris of Rider at 133 lbs.
David Rice, following his impressive performance at the Citrus Open, beat Anthony Pistone of Southern Maine University 6-2 and also beat Jess Bader of Hunter College 16-3.
Chris Gogatz (Brewster HS) had a very strong performance this week. Gogatz, who wrestles for Hunter College at 141 lbs, beat Pierce Keane of Scranton 13-3 and teched Josh Robbins of Southern Maine. Gogatz then lost a tight match to Richy Cruz of NYU 2-1.
Andrew Lenzi (Fordham Prep HS) of UPenn had another strong showing this week beating Timmy Boone of Stanford 7-3 and Nathan Hoffer of Arizona State 12-0 at 149 lbs.
Harrison Cook (Fox Lane HS) battled against #14 ranked Blake Stauffer of Arizona State at 174 lbs but lost 14-2. Cook also wrestles for UPenn.