SECTION III CLASS D CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
The Dolgeville Blue Devils put eight wrestlers in the finals Saturday and had six winners to claim Section III’s Class D team championship at Sandy Creek High School.
Runners-up to Sandy Creek last year, the Blue Devils turned the tables on the Comets and outscored them 218 1/2-182 at the top of a 14-team field. Mohawk was third with 164 points.
Daniel Fox repeated as a class champion for Dolgeville which sent seven wrestlers to the finals last year and had three winners. Moving up one class after winning at 99 pounds last year, Fox pinned Mohawk’s David Bardo in 42 seconds to win the 106-pound title bout Saturday. Noah Handy, beaten by his teammate for the 99-pound crown in 2012, won a championship of his own Saturday by pinning Peter Winkler from Immaculate Heart of Watertown.
Andrew Dillenbeck completed a Dolgeville sweep of the lowest weights with his 6-2 decision against top 113-pound seed Aspen Effner from Mt. Markham.
Other Dolgeville champions were Triston Engle at 152 pounds, Richard Lyon at 160 and Kasey Foster at 182. Tyler Richards was a finalist at 138 pounds, as was Jimmy Doolittle at 170.
Engle was a 1-0 winner in his title match against Wyatt Lyndaker of Copenhagen. Immaculate Heart’s Nick Koelmel dropped down in class to 145 and left Engle as the No. 1 seed.
Lyon, seeded third, scored a 6-2 decision against No. 2 seed Jaden Grill of Immaculate Heart in his semifinal then beat Sandy Creek’s Mason McNitt, the top seed, 13-12 in the finals.
Foster, a No. 1 seed entering the tournament, wrestled up to his standing and pinned Najib Quinones from Copenhagen in the second period in the finals.
Richards went to overtime with Davis Herold of Tully in the finals and lost a 4-3 decision. Doolittle was pinned by Sandy Creek’s Jake Benedict in his title bout.
Dolgeville also got top six finishes from Ben Nastovski (third place, 120 pounds), Stephen Gross (fifth, 126) and Austin Burton (fifth, 195). Nastovski, a top seed and the section’s top-ranked Division II 120-pounder, was upset by Cooperstown’s Mikey Boyle in the semifinals. Nastovski had beaten Boyle in the 113-pound class final last year; Boyle beat Poland’s Albert Amacher in Saturday’s final.
Mohawk’s John Mazza returned to the mat after an injury and repeated as a class champion. Mazza, who beat Engle in last year’s 120-pound final, pinned Copenhagen’s Travis Clarke in the first period in in Saturday’s 132-pound title bout.
Mt. Markham’s Mackenzie Dorie won the 285-pound title by pinning Stephen Davis of Mohawk in the opening period. The match was the seventh between the two seniors this season.
Nastovski, Foster and Mohawk’s Gavin Goldsmith, who finished third Saturday at 138 pounds, enter the section’s Division II tournament as No. 3 seeds. Handy, Fox and Engle are all seeded fourth, and Lyon is a sixth seed.
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1, Dolgeville 218 1/2
2, Sandy Creek 182
3, Mohawk 164
4, Cooperstown 132
5, Copenhagen 127
6, Watertown-Immaculate Heart 94 1/2
7, Mt. Markham 84
8, South Lewis 67
9, Beaver River 62 1/2
10, Onondaga 43 1/2
11, Tully 42
12, Otselic Valley 28
13, Poland 21
14, Syracuse Academy of Science 0
CHAMPIONSHIP — Noah Handy (Dolgeville) pinned Peter Winkler (Immaculate Heart), 2:53.
THIRD PLACE — Jacob Russell (Cooperstown) decisioned Travis Edwards (Beaver River), 3-0.
FIFTH PLACE — C.J. Walz (Mohawk) defeated Connor Carroll (Copenhagen) by technical fall, 3:45.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Daniel Fox (Dolgeville) pinned David Bardo (Mohawk), :42.
THIRD PLACE — Paul LoRusso (Cooperstown) pinned Ryan Hoch (Beaver River), 2:47.
FIFTH PLACE — Isaac Eisch (Sandy Creek) pinned Shane Wormuth (Mt. Markham), 1:48.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Andrew Dillenbeck (Dolgeville) decisioned Aspen Effner (Mt. Markham), 6-2.
THIRD PLACE — Nathan Weeks (Mt. Markham) major decisioned Trentin Carentz (Cooperstown), 15-7.
FIFTH PLACE — Matt Collins (Otselic Valley) defeated Ryan Wills (Sandy Creek) by injury default.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Michael Boyle (Cooperstown) pinned Albert Amacher (Poland), 4:31.
THIRD PLACE — Ben Nastovski (Dolgeville) decisioned Breven Jacobs (Copenhagen), 8-3.
FIFTH PLACE — Morgan Sellers (Beaver River) pinned Michael Szarek (Poland), 3:46.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Tyler Field (Onondaga) pinned Brenden Jacobs (Copenhagen), 5:46.
THIRD PLACE — John Decarlo (Tully) major decisioned Fred Schell (Mohawk), 12-0.
FIFTH PLACE — Stephen Gross (Dolgeville) decisioned Joe Benedict (Sandy Creek), 11-5.
CHAMPIONSHIP — John Mazza (Mohawk) pinned Travis Clarke (Copenhagen), 1:32.
THIRD PLACE — Jared Williams (Sandy Creek) decisioned Justin Bonney (Sandy Creek), 6-2.
FIFTH PLACE — Tristan Phillips (Immaculate Heart) decisioned Greg Virkler (Beaver River), 12-7.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Davis Herold (Tully) decisioned Tyler Richards (Dolgeville), 4-3, overtime.
THIRD PLACE — Gavin Goldsmith (Mohawk) defeated Nathan Smart (Onondaga) by injury default.
FIFTH PLACE — Blake Matusczak (South Lewis) defeated Zach Pfluger (Sandy Creek) by forfeit.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Nicholas Koelmel (Immaculate Heart) major decisioned Jacob Miller (Cooperstown), 10-2.
THIRD PLACE — Brandon Steiner (Beaver River) pinned Zach Brown (Sandy Creek), 1:34.
FIFTH PLACE — Tim Rathbun (Mohawk) decisioned Matthew Woodruff (Copenhagen), 7-4.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Triston Engle (Dolgeville) decisioned Wyatt Lyndaker (Copenhagen), 1-0.
THIRD PLACE — Isaiah Dunagan (Otselic Valley) decisioned Ethan Pansa (Mohawk), 3-1.
FIFTH PLACE — Victor Halverson (Sandy Creek) decisioned Adam West (Immaculate Heart), 5-1.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Richard Lyon (Dolgeville) decisioned Mason McNitt (Sandy Creek), 13-12.
THIRD PLACE — Jaden Grill (Immaculate Heart) pinned Taylor Smith (Mohawk), :56.
FIFTH PLACE — David Ornsbee (Beaver River) pinned Chris Schutz (Cooperstown), 1:36.
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CHAMPIONSHIP — Jake Benedict (Sandy Creek) pinned Jimmy Doolittle (Dolgeville), :35.
THIRD PLACE — Nicholas Kraeger (South Lewis) pinned Zakk Zuranski (Mohawk), 4:39.
FIFTH PLACE — Joshua Fargo (Mt. Markham) defeated Nick Gervera (Immaculate Heart) by forfeit.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Kasey Foster (Dolgeville) pinned Najib Quinones (Copenhagen), 2:52.
THIRD PLACE — Luke Kelly (South Lewis) pinned Zack Tennant (Mt. Markham), :13.
FIFTH PLACE — Hunter Delamater (Sandy Creek) pinned Cody Keeler (Mohawk), :36.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Kevin Segit (Cooperstown) decisioned AJ Wills (Sandy Creek), 4-1.
THIRD PLACE — Jacob Eisel (South Lewis) pinned Jesse Hendrick (Mohawk), 4:20.
FIFTH PLACE — Austin Burton (Dolgeville) pinned Robert Groff (Copenhagen), :24.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Scott Hamblin (Copenhagen) pinned Greg Abbass (Immaculate Heart), 3:56.
CHAMPIONSHIP — Mackenzie Dorie (Mt. Markham) pinned Stephen Davis (Mohawk), 1:36.
THIRD PLACE — J.P. Gertz (Cooperstown) pinned Zachary Akey (Sandy Creek), 1:26.
FIFTH PLACE — Connor Rowell (Sandy Creek) pinned Nathan Osborne (South Lewis), 3:56.
Compiled From Times Staff Reports