It was another quality final at Stony Brook and now we need to take a look back at the matches and also look at who may be getting wildcards and a trip to Albany. It seems Suffolk should send anywhere from between 25 to 29 wrestlers to Albany depending upon how the wild-card draws fall…similar to last year’s count.
96 – West is a machine…picking him to win in Albany. O’Hara may have built up enough points as a 96 pounder to make it to Albany.
103 – Max Soria gets a county championship as brother Mike forfeits to him in the finals. Let’s see how the seeds shake out upstate….hopefully if Max has to forfeit to Mike in Albany it will be in the finals. Gomez of CI has an outside shot at a wildcard with 3rd and 6th place finishes in 2009 and 2010.
112 – McNeil is so impressive. He dominated on his feet as I expected but he was equally impressive on the mat against a dangerous mat wrestler. McNeil and Malik Rasheed should be going to Albany.
119 – McQueen is long…deceivingly strong and he beat a very good wrestler in Alex Gomez. Suffolk sends three wrestlers to Albany in this weight including Detore.
125 – Gerondel may have one of the biggest hearts in a wrestler I have ever seen. Gutty comeback against Delvecchio who is pretty tough in his own right.
130 – Meinsen looked much beter in the finals with an impressive pin of a very hot wrestler. He may be the lone suffolk wrestler in Albany at 130. Colamussi has 3rd and 4th in 2009 and 20210 so can he get a bonus trip to Albany?
135 – Panebianco once again comes back from an early deficit and turns the tables completely in period 3 of his match. He showed lots of character in his semi and finals matches.
140 – Dutton breezed through the section 11 tourney and I am not sure he will be tested much further in Alabny.
145 – A-Rod “did what he had to do” to win another title. He will have to pen up a bit more upstate to repeat as a state champion. Marro was 3rd last year so he can be in Albany for the state tournament as a wildcard.
152 – Terdick/Wade was all it was billed to be. The Terdick split as defense to a deep single came into paly twice in this final. Both should be heading to Albany.
160 – Volpe was very impressive in this final match. He is so tough inside both offensively and defensively on his feet. We will see if Puca’s 4th and 2nd place finishes in 2009 and 2010 get him through as a wildcard. He will have to get in ahead of Bosco to give Bosco a chance with his 4th and 3rd 2009, 2010 finishes.
171 – Fox kept it close with Coggins early and then rallied somewhat late, but Coggins did more than enough to win this one.
189 – Dilorio is a fun 189 pounder to watch. Smith pushed him hard once again but Dilorio’s quickness and that final roll through was too much for Smith. Can Smith get a wildcard with his 4th and 2nd place finishes? Giaramita has 2nd and 3rd place finishes but I believe he cannot jump Smith into the states (since he lost to him in the semis) so Smith needs to get in first.
215 – Provenzano was the best 215 pounder on his feet this weekend and that is why he won this tourney. He will need to use that quickness on his feet to fend off some bigger and stronger heavyweights in Albany.
285 – Wilkinson wins close as usual with the 285 county final. Ben Lee has a 2nd and 4th place finish in Suffolk so he may join Wilkinson on his trip to Albany. Walsh has a 3rd and 5th place finish in the bank but he may be on the outside looking in as a wildcard.