regains sectional championship
By Ben Jacobs Democrat
17, 2002) - Spencerport did not appreciate having its streak of
12 straight Section V titles snapped by Canandaigua last year. This
year, the Rangers made sure it did not happen again by putting together
their best season ever.
Rangers put 13 of 15 wrestlers into the semifinals to win the Class
A Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Fairport.
was the most important tournament of the year for us as a team,"
Spencerport coach Bill Jacoutot said.
Spencerport only had one individual winner.
just didn't get it done in the finals," Jacoutot said. "It's
not that our kids didn't wrestle hard, they just didn't wrestle
Fuller won the 96-pound title with a 6-1 decision over Hilton's
Joe Ranzenbach to give Spencerport's its only champion.
has a chance to do better at next week's SuperSectionals at Brockport.
With a record 13 wrestlers qualified, Jacoutot has high expectations.
need) to wrestle better than we did here," Jacoutot said. "A
Canandaigua did not defend its title, the Braves did have an impressive
showing in the finals.
had six wrestlers in the finals and five won.
Braves trailed Spencerport by 48 points after the semifinals, but
managed to cut the deficit to 33 points, 219-186, after the finals.
was an especially good night for the Chinn family, as both Trevor
and T.R. won titles.
always wanted to do that," T.R. said.
goal is to both be in the finals at states."
a senior, won the 171-pound class with a 3-2 decision over Churchville-Chili's
Mike Vitale for his first individual title.
a sophomore, won his third individual title with a 5-1 decision
over Irondequoit's Henry Rubright at 130 pounds.
feels nice because you work hard and try to achieve it again every
year," Trevor said.
year was special to Trevor because T.R. also won.
is the only year we've both been to the finals and this is the last
year we'll be wrestling together."
who won the 96-pound class in 1999 and the 119-pound class last
year, was not the only wrestler to repeat as a champion.
Tom Cuppernell won the 145-pound class after winning the 140-pound
class last year.
two defending 96-pound champions met in the 112-pound final.
Gregor Gillespie, who won at 96 pounds last year, pinned 1999 champion
Greg Gelinas of Canandaigua in 49 seconds.
was the only Canandaigua wrestler to lose in the final round.
feel good since we came without a 160-pounder and we came without
a 215-pounder," T.R. Chinn said. "So, we're giving up
two weights right there."
Braves were disappointed that they did not defend their title, but
were pleased with their success in the finals.
won it last year and we would have liked to keep the title, but
this is like the postseason and all that really matters is your
individual achievements," Trevor Chinn said.
Matt Champion also repeated by winning the 160-pound title for the
second straight year.