Section V State Qualifier:
escapes with SuperSectionals victory
Section V Class A:
wrestling: Stulpin, Merkel closer to rematch
Family Wrestling title a family mat-ter
power Spencerport over Canandaigua
school wrestling: Top 2 teams ready to duel
Monroe County Tournament:
dozen get any better
school roundup: Great Eight left in
wrestling: Spencerport's Stulpin prevails,
improves to 23-0
Union Endicott Dual Wrestling:
Dual tourney attracts some of New York's best
Spencerport flexes its muscle
Coach Bill Jacoutot:
wrestling: Spencerport sets standard across
wrestling: Spencerport's Stulpin prevails, improves to 23-0
By James Johnson
Democrat and Chronicle
E-mail address: jjohnson@DemocratandChronicle.com
19, 2003) HILTON The 160-pound final of the Clayton
Barnard Tournament on Saturday was worth hanging around for.
Steve Stulpin vs. McQuaids Andy Merkel. Two wrestlers who
advanced to the state tournament last season. One marquee matchup
love them, Stulpin said. I dont get them that
often. When I do, they are exciting for me.
was my biggest match of the year.
was also one of his biggest wins of the season. Stulpin defeated
Merkel 7-6 by overpowering the elusive senior for takedowns and
by planting himself stomach first on the mat as time expired.
a leg rider and he has some funky stuff, Stulpin said after
he improved to 23-0. I had to use my strengths to prevent
him from using his, and then see where it went.
led the match 5-3 when he earned another two points. Merkel wiggled
his way to a reversal to make the score 7-5 during the final 45
Merkel fought to turn over Stulpin, the Spencerport senior unknowingly
was called for stalling. That gave Merkel another point, but not
enough time or leverage to flip Stulpin.
give myself about a B Stulpin said. Its
not my A game yet. Ive got things to work on if
Im going to get myself back to the state meet.
Terenzi at 130 and Andy Peters at 215 also won their divisions to
help Spencerport score 308.5 points and finish on top in team scoring.
Holley had 166.5 to finish second and was followed by Hilton (146)
and Kendall (138).
freshman Geoff Chippendale (19-3) was named the most outstanding
wrestler after he upset Spencerport senior Josh Fuller, 17-7, in
the 112 final. Fuller also wrestled in the 2002 state tournament.
I went out there, it was not to get pinned, Chippendale admitted.
Then I got that first takedown, and I kept trying from there.
I figured I could win.
led the match 6-2 in the second period when Chippendale took advantage
of a mistake and went ahead to stay.
145-pounder Dan Safranac (20-4), a Monroe County champion as a junior
last season, edged Kendalls Donald Williams 6-5 to win their
led 5-0 when Williams spun around the Fairport senior after a takedown
attempt with 25 seconds remaining in the second period.
chose the bottom position to start the third and tied the score
30 seconds later when he stepped over Safranacs body to gain
control for a reversal.
escaped to retake the lead with 45 seconds remaining and fought
off another spin attempt for points by Williams.
single-leg takedowns) are what I like to do, Safranac said.
He started to go on the offensive and I dont have the
best defense in the world. Thats why I started to slow down
a little bit.
scores: Spencerport 308.50 points,
Holley 166.5, Hilton 146, Kendall 138, Geneva 126.5, Fairport 102,
Corinth-II 98, Baldwinsville-III 95.5, Sweet Home-VI 90, North Rose-Wolcott
85.5, Kenmore West-VI 82.5, West Seneca West-VI 66.5, Waterloo 59,
McQuaid 49.5, Tonawanda-VI 48, Pavilion 44, Shaker-II 29.5.
pounds: Pete Achilles (Geneva) pinned Eric Piedmonte (Spencerport),
1:45. 103: Anwar Goeres (Holley) defeated Derek Gray (Spencerport),
superior decision, 12-0. 112: Geoff Chippendale (Kendall) def. Josh
Fuller (Spencerport), major decision, 17-7. 119: Andrew Stella (Sweet
Home) dec. Joe Ranzenbach (Hilton), 6-2. 125: Andrew Grillo (Holley)
dec. Kris MacBeth (Spencerport), 7-0. 130: Mike Terenzi (Spencerport)
def. Adam Palermo (Hilton), superior decision, 19-6. 135: Matt Beres
(Kendall) def. Chuck Zimmerman (Spencerport), 1-0 overtime. 140:
Mark Bloom (Geneva) dec. Mike Brongo (Spencerport), 11-4. 145: Dan
Safranac (Fairport) dec. Donald Williams (Kendall), 6-5. 152: Gene
Lang (Baldwinsville) dec. Torry Tooley (Kendall), 7-2. 160: Steve
Stulpin (Spencerport) dec. Andy Merkel (McQuaid), 7-6. 171: Nick
Buttles (Corinth) pinned Seb Fratto (Geneva), 2:22. 189: Mike Sanacore
(Corinth) def. Richard Williams (Kendall), major decision, 13-4.
215: Andy Peters (Spencerport) def. John Cloonan (Fairport), major
decision, 12-3. 275: Ben Doty (Holley) pinned Scott Ordway (Kenmore