27 Wrestlers Advance In State Tournament

Posted: March 14, 1991

PRINCETON — A total of 27 South Jersey wrestlers survived the first night of the state tournament here last night.

The winners of the pre-quarterfinal round will return to Jadwin Gym tomorrow for the quarterfinal round.

Of the 11 South Jersey wrestlers who had entered the state tourney undefeated, 10 survived.

They included: Dave LaGamba of St. Augustine, who takes a 28-0 record into the quarterfinals at 119 pounds; Frank Dickenson of Vineland, 26-0 at 125; Chuck Gras of Oakcrest, 32-0 at 130; Peter Klaus of Haddon Township, 29-0 at 130; John Martin of Absegami, 31-0 at 135; Dan White of Millville, 30-0 at 140; Matt Suter of Paulsboro, 34-0, and Nikos Pavlides of Eastern, 32-0 at 145; Larry DeVault of Paulsboro, 34-0 at 152, and Damien Covington of Overbrook, 28-0 at 189.

Suter, the No. 1 seed at 145, advanced on a technical fall, 19-4, over Joe Linneman of Holy Cross. Suter, a sophomore, said he was back on track after struggling in the Region 8 final on March 2.

"I haven't been happy with the way I've been wrestling the last couple of the weeks," he said. "My moves haven't been clicking. It took a match like this to get me back in the groove.

"There's more pressure being the top seed, because people will look at your name and say, 'Who's that kid?'

"But all I can do is worry about my matches."

Mike Yankanitch of Cherokee (28-1) took his first loss of the season when he was pinned by Clevan Robinson of Paterson-Eastside at 119. Yankanitch will enter tomorrow night's wrestlebacks and could finish as high as third in the state.

Only one of the top seeds failed to survive. Evan LaManna, top-seeded at 160 pounds, lost to Jody Crouse of Phillipsburg, 10-6.

Greg Land of Eastern, seeded No. 1 at heavyweight, pinned Belvidere's Mike Graffam in 1 minute, 21 seconds to lead three South Jersey heavyweights into the quarterfinals.

Overbrook's Nick O'Brien decisioned Jim Dietimeier of Toms River North, 6-1, and Oakcrest's Jason Jenkins decisioned Chris Fischer of Bergen Tech, 9-2.

PRELIMINARIES

(Winners advance to pre-quarterfinals; losers are eliminated).

103 pounds: Matt Warren, Point Boro, dec. Brian Colling, Bayley Ellard, 4-3. Dan Bornstein, Westwood, dec. Ernie Maden, Paulsboro, 6-2. Wyman Williams, Garfield, dec. Indra Sulijodakusumo, Manalapan, 7-3. Rob Schnur, St. James, def.Pat Bartels, Scotch Plains via tech. fall, 5:24, 17-2. Anthony Frezza, Bloomfield, pinned Ryan Burd, Voorhees, 1:48. Chris Castro, Pope John, dec. Jerry Boland, Camden Catholic, 7-6. Pete Poretta, Phillipsburg, dec. John Watson, Cinnaminson, 11-3. Joshua Cardinale, Belleville, dec. Matt Esposito, Iselin Kennedy, 3-2.

112 pounds: Dante Puorro, Dayton, pinned Dan Kelly, Eastern, 1:46. Mike Conte, Belleville, dec. Joe Milani, Tenafly, 18-4. Anthony Gencarelli, Passaic Valley, 12-3. Carlos Garcia, Gov. Livingston, dec. Jason Sirel, Lodi, 15-7. EarlCornine, Phillipsburg, dec. Pat Smith, Mater Dei, 15-5. Mike Ware, Oakcrest, pinned Mike Volpe, Bishop Ahr, 5:34. Doug Detrick, Warren Hills, def. Jared Burke, Vineland, via tech. fall, 3:45, 17-1. Greg Cheong, Freehold Township, dec. Andy Barnett, North Brunswick, 10-0.

119 pounds: Scott Frinzi, Phillipsburg, dec. Tim Cunningham, Hunterdon Central, 8-0. Clevan Robinson, Paterson Eastside, dec. Jason Hagan, Vineland, 12-6. Vinnie Zullo, Piscataway, dec. Bill Griffett, Warren Hills, 13-7. Mike DeLuca, Lyndhurst, pinned Anthony Marsella, Washington Twp., 3:50. Mike Zenion, New Milford, dec. Rick Koss, Collingswood, 15-4. Joe Calabria, Madison Central, dec. Mike Guierriero, Delbarton, 7-5. Bob McCafferty, Roselle Park, pinned Tim Barrow, Garfield, 4:31. Clint Matter, Delran, dec. Justin DiNicola, Lacey, 3-1.

125 pounds: Rod Jackson, Pinelands, dec. Pete Jameson, Randolph, 5-2. Frazee Sutphen, Somervile, def. Bob Fiore, Caldwell, via tech. fall, 4:54, 18-1.John Novak, Woodbridge, pinned Jason Antonelli, Central, 5:55. Pat O'Donoghue, Walkill Valley, dec. Raul Guzman, Paterson Eastside, 9-5. Mike Marcovecchio, Scotch Plains, dec. Dominic Pellegrino, Manchester, 7-3. Tim Dougherty, Delsea, dec. Andrew Whipple, Paul VI, 3-0. Manny Ibrahim, Dumont, advanced via default over Mike Weinbach, Milburn. Frank Lowers, Millville, dec. Wayne Williams, Willingboro, 18-6.

130 pounds: Bryan Manahan, Morristown, advanced over Bill Mariner, Eastern, via forfeit. Ed Braunsdorf, Southern, dec. Mike Iacono, J.P. Stevens, 10-2. Nathan Nelson, Neptune, dec. Skip Meissner, Voorhees, 12-7. Osvaldo Ramos, Elizabeth, pinned Bill Evers, Audubon, 1:32. Clem Coleman, Overbrook, dec. ChrisNeish, Roxbury, 16-6. Ray Sodora, Bergen Cath., dec. Mike Miele, Belleville, 8-7. Josh Bailer, Jefferson, dec. John Gargano, Westwood, 5-0.

Walt Robinson, Penns Grove, dec. Hector Ortiz, St. Benedict's, 7-1.

135 pounds: John McCauley, Madison Central, pinned Chris Petryshn, Lyndhurst, 4:32. Kamal Brown, Irvington, dec. Matt Musto, Pitman, 18-14. Kevin Boulion, Vineland, dec. Carlo Ritacco, Belleville, 10-4. Jason Nase, Point Boro,def. Ron Cagno, Brearley, via. tech. fall, 3:05, 16-1. Jack Palmer, Hackettstown, pinned Tony LaDuca, Garfield, 2:20. Kevin Farnham, Haddon Twp., dec. Rod Solomon, Edison, 5-0. Zeke Galloza, Dover, dec. Dan Haemmerle, Bergen Catholic, 9-6. Rodney Van Ness, Somerville, dec. Joe Cleary, Cherokee, 8-6.

140 pounds: Dan Lilley, Union, dec. Clay Payne, Haddon Twp., 9-6. Joe Mancuso, Paramus, dec. Brian Gately, Hunterdon Central, 15-7. Sean Brooks, SouthPlainfield, dec Dan Gish, Cherokee, 18-8. Jamie Lake, Northern Valley, dec. Joe Tramutola, Voorhees, 11-8 (overtime). David Kirk, Middletown South, dec. Herb Brooks, St. Benedict's, 14-7. Tom Cresenzo, Delsea, dec. Chris Petiet, DelVal, 5-2. Chad McConnell, Butler, dec. Kip Covington, Overbrook, 6-5. Jerry Fegel, Pinelands, dec. Mike Chicarelli, North Bergen, 19-8.

145 pounds: Joe Linneman, Holy Cross, dec. Gaby Angeles, Northern Highlands, 8-6. Trevor Dysart, North Hunterdon, pinned Len Rothbard, Johnson Regional, 4:51. Kevin Morrison, Manchester, dec. Glen Castiglia, Elmwood Park, 10-3. Andrew DeFilippis, Columbia, dec. Darren Kuebler, St. Joe- Metuchen, 7-1. Todd Garriques, Hackettstown, dec. Matt Mulligan, Brick Memorial, 16-1. Dan Law,Ocean City, dec. Brad Chomko, Passaic Valley, 2-0. Rory Walker-Graham, Essex Cath., dec. Brian Lewis, Highland, 6-4. Joe Lamonto, Newton, dec. Mark Woodside,Freehold Twp., 9-3.

152 pounds: Justin Meyer, Wildwood, dec. John Kays, Piscataway, 3-1. NigelStreater, Camden, dec. Steve Grober, Glen Ridge, 6-4. Joe Robinson, Eastern, dec. Dan Holman, Bloomfield, 7-0. Steve Czarrunchick, Somerville, dec. Rich Sharpnak, Pitman, 13-4. Steve Butler, High Point, pinned Rich Roser, Bergen Cath., 5:27. Gene Haneman, Rumson, dec. Chris Wojcik, Westfield, 7-3. John Ranieri, Roselle Park, dec. Bill Whittaker, Howell, 15-5. George Milani, Tenafly, dec. Mike Rush, Warren Hills, 9-6.

160 pounds: Jody Crouse, Phillipsburg, pinned Bill Burd, Voorhees, 2:25. Brian Martin, Brick Memorial, dec. John Koss, 10-7. Mike Mitchell, Jefferson, dec. Dave Tompkins, Hunterdon Central, 6-4. Kareem Bugg, Paterson Eastside, dec.John Zaccaro, Central, 4-2. Ben Weiland, Madison, pinned Alex Grassia, Paul VI, 3:52. Petger Bruger, Dumon, dec. Kevin LaMonaca, Absegami, 12-8. Brian Baskinger, Bergen Cath., dec. Bryan Freeman, Rancocas Valley, 6-3. Phil Iossa, Hanover Park, dec. Eric Turner, Highland, 12-1.

171 pounds: Kris Prasse, High Point, dec. Cesar Figerolia, Weehawken, 11-10. Lanre Olabisi, St. Joe Metuchen, dec. Rich Leach, Madison, 4-0. Anthony Vitola, Freehold Twp., dec. Jake Hast, Pope John, 3-1. Matt Thompson, Hunterdon Central, dec. Rich Katz, Palisades Park, 10-4. Brian Hamlett, Delran, dec. Sean Leeds, Emerson, 8-7. Steve Marcantonio, Rahway, pinned Drew Muzslay, Ocean City,3:06. Bob Taylor, Brearley, dec. Frank Carriere, Lodi, 8-2. Jim Rodgers, Delsea,pinned Rob Germo, Maple Shade, 1:08.

189 pounds: Jim McCarthy, Ridge, dec. Ron Howard, Elizabeth, 10-3. Tyrone Johnson, Jackson Twp., dec. Joe Mindak, Bergen Cath., 11-4. Ted Speers, Haddon Heights, pinned Dave Skrivanek, Old Tappen, 5:22. Matt Pazinko, East Brunswick, pinned Anthony DiMaiolo, Hanover Park, 3:19. Patrick Lynch, Ocean City, pinned Craig Garrison, Pompton Lakes, 1:38. Frank Auletta, West Orange, dec. Telly Kostidakis, Ocean Twp., 6-4. Bill Coates, Central, dec. Kyle Poyer, Newton, 6-2.Charles Fones, Paulsboro, dec. Rob Scalo, Ridgefield Park, 16-14.

Heavyweight: Mike Graffam, Belvidere, dec. Mirhan Torosian, Bergen Cath., 12-4. Jim Dietimeier, Toms River North, dec. Scott Platt, Union, 6-1. Kevin

Roy, Howell, dec. Bernard Clark, Irvington, 11-3. Tom Peterson, Lenape Valley, pinned Dave Fowler, Northern Highlands, 2:24. Chris Strano, West Deptford, dec. Herb Pacheco, North Bergen, 8-4 (overtime). Bill Duff, Delran, dec. Bruce Spaulding, Piscataway, 2-1. Jason Jenkins, Oakcrest, pinned Len Watkins, Montclair, 1:02. Derrick Jones, Manchester, dec. Doug Cooper, Notre Dame, 7-4.

PRE-QUARTERFINALS

(Winners advance to tomorrow's quarterfinals; losers move to wrestleback bracket).

103 pounds: Rich Bustamante, St. Benedict's, def. Warren via tech. fall, 4:41. Rudy Wadle, North Hunterdon, dec. Bornstein, 8-3 (OT). Brent Conly, DelVal, dec. Williams, 12-2. Schnur dec. Justin Hurst, Lenape, 11-7. Doug James,Pascack Hills, dec. Frezza, 7-4. Castro dec. Jon Frent, Ocean Twp., 5-4. Porettadec. Ed Groce, Delsea, 7-6. Mike Miller, Hanover Park, dec. Cardinale, 4-2.

112 pounds. Ken Rossi, Jefferson, dec. Puorro, 5-0. Conte dec. Dave Valentino, Somerville, 9-8. Gencarelli dec. Mike Sandelier, Washington Twp., 11-6. Paul Pscolka, Madison, dec. Garcia, 8-4. Cornine dec. Marc Lombardy, Milburn,5-3. Ware dec. Kyle Young, Cherry Hill West, 4-3. Detrick dec. Jason

Hernandez, Bergen Cath., 12-3. Blake Maffei, Caldwell, def. Cheong via default.

119 pounds: Willie Carpenter, Cranford, dec. Frinzi, 14-5. Robinson pinnedMike Yankanitch, Cherokee, 4:42. Zullo dec. Frank Strucki, Toms River North, 4-2. Anthony Riotta, St. Joe Montvale, dec. DeLuca, 8-6. Dave LaGamba, St. Augustine, dec. Zenion, 14-3. Mike Mulrooney, West Morris, dec. Calabria, 6-0. Ed Paladino, Woodbridge, dec. McCafferty, 10-6. Anthony Mielnicki, Nutley, dec. Matter, 7-4.

125 pounds: Frank Dickenson, Vineland, dec. Jackson, 12-5. Sutphen pinned John Hernandez, Bergen Cath., 5:06. Dave Packie, Madison, dec. Novak, 6-4. Mark Peditto, Maple Shade, dec. O'Donoghue, 8-3. Jack Maggion, Southern, dec. Marcovecchio, 10-3. Aaron Boyum, Ridge, dec. Dougherty, 5-2. Pat Coyle, Phillipsburg, pinned Ibrahim, 1:42. Emilio Nardone, Bellville, def. Lowers via default.

130 pounds: Marty White, Warren Hills, dec. Manahan, 6-2. Braunsdorf def. Joe Fulco, Elmwood Park, via tech. fall, 4:43, 18-3. Chuck Gras, Oakcrest, pinned Nelson, 3:43. Ramos dec. Joe Paladino, Ridgefield Park, 10-8. Mike Piloto, East Brunswick, pinned Coleman, 5:36. Eric Paugh, Brick Memorial, pinnedSodora, 1:47. Peter Klaus, Haddon Township, dec. Bailer, 3-0. Robinson dec. GlenKurz, Westfield, 8-5.

135 pounds: Jumel Kinchen, Jackson, dec. McCauley, 2-1. John LaScala, Montville, pinned Brown, 3:53. Mike Gallucci, Pascack Valley, dec. Boulion, 14-4. Nase pinned Perrotti, J.P. Stevens, 5:39. Kevin McCann, South Plainfield, dec. Palmer, 8-4. Farnham dec. Sam Delio, Middletown South, 4-3 (overtime). Galloza pinned Eric Brown, Paterson Eastside, 1:09. John Martin, Absegami, pinned Van Ness, 1:31.

140 pounds: Steve Dalling, Kittatinny, dec. Lilley, 7-2. Mancuso dec. Brian O'Donnell, Kearny, 14-3. Brooks dec. Lapell Crank, Madison Central, 8-2. Dan White, Millville, pinned Lake, 2:58. Paolo Custodio, dec. Kirk, 6-1. Cresenzo dec. Justin Naddeo, Bergen Cath., 4-3. Jucoby Kinchen, Manchester, dec.McConnell, 6-5. Fran Durso, Ridge, pinned Fegel, 2:35.

145 pounds: Matt Suter, Paulsboro, dec. Linneman, 19-4. Ben Aquilina, Manalapan, pinned Dysart, 4:23. Mike Lamb, Warren Hills, dec. Morrison, 15-12. DeFilippis, dec. Lee Hands, Belleville, 6-5. Garriques def. Joe Aligor, Pascack Valley, via tech. fall, 5:55, 18-3. Law dec. Brian Lyszczarz, West Windsor, 19-7(overtime). Nikos Pavlides, Eastern, dec. Walker-Graham, 8-2. Mike Francesca, Union, dec. Lamonto, 9-5.

152 pounds: Brian Bonomo, Lodi, dec. Meyer, 5-4. Glenn Pritzlaff, Middletown South, dec. Streater, 7-3. Robinson dec. Mike Yesunas, Morris

Hills, 12-8. Jason Evers, Summit, dec. Czarrunchick, 9-8. Mike Kwapniewski, Caldwell, dec. Butler, 16-6. Paat Riley, North Hunterdon, dec. Hanemann, 5-2. Ranieri dec.Mark Nazarok, Haddon Twp., 6-2. Larry DeVault, Paulsboro, pinned Milani, 3:20.

160 pounds: Crouse dec. Evan LaManna, Elmwood Park, 10-6. John Koss, Collingswood, dec. Martin, 10-7. Mitchell dec. Vic Verno, Brearly, 13-8. Joe Bucco, Paulsboro, dec. Bugg, 16-5. Dan Hywell, Bellevelle, dec. Weiland, 2-1. Bruger dec. Fred Noller, Southern, 7-5. Jeff Roy, Middlesex, pinned Baskinger, 1:43. Scott Stepe, Lakeland, dec. Iossa, 19-7.

171 pounds: Rob Johnson, Jackson, pinned Prasse, 3:03. Olabisi dec. Nick DiGrazia, South Plainfield, 13-8 (overtime). Vitola pinned Anthony Aiello, Paramus, 4:00. Chuck Ramsey, Paulsboro, dec. Thompson, 4-3 (overtime). Anthony Horning, Ridge, pinned Hamlett, 1:22. Marcantonio dec. Anthony Ballard, St. Benedict's, 14-7. Brad Sakevich, Jefferson, dec. Taylor, 9-1. Bryan Stout, Southern, dec. Rodgers, 14-5.

189 pounds: Damien Covington, Overbrook, dec. McCarthy, 13-5. Johnson dec.Jamal Patterson, Belvidere, 8-7. Joe Antico, Manalapan, pinned Speers, 3:24. Kenya Moncur, St. Benedict's, dec. Pazinko, 8-3. Lynch dec. Bill Coon, Columbia,16-9. Wylace Liggon, Piscataway, dec. Auletta, 13-4. Coates pinned Ray Ferraioli, Paramus, 3:50. Bill Tassogloy, Haddon Township, pinned Fones, 3:39.

Heavyweight: Greg Land, Eastern, pinned Graffam, 1:21. Nick O'Brien, Overbrook, dec. Dietimeier, 6-4. Mike Valenti, Hasbrouck Heights, dec. Roy, 2-1.Scott Kammerer, East Brunswick, dec. Peterson, 15-13. Chris Ingrassia, Watchung Hills, pinned Strano, 3:45. John Lombardo, Southern, dec. Duff, 3-1. Jenkins dec. Chris Fischer, Bergen Tech, 9-2. Kevin Williams, High Point, pinned Jones, 4:32.

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