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2002- 2003 Team Articles

Section V State Qualifier:
Zengerle escapes with SuperSectionals victory
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, March 2, 2003

Section V Class A:
H.S. wrestling: Stulpin, Merkel closer to rematch
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Saturday, February 22, 2003

Stulpin Family Wrestling title a family mat-ter
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Friday, February 21, 2003

Canandaigua Dual:
Pins power Spencerport over Canandaigua
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, February 9, 2003

High school wrestling: Top 2 teams ready to duel
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Saturday, February 8, 2003

Monroe County Tournament:
It dozen get any better
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, February 2, 2003

High school roundup: Great Eight left in
county wrestling

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Saturday, February 1, 2003

Steve Stulpin:
H.S. wrestling: Spencerport's Stulpin prevails,
improves to 23-0

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, January 19, 2003

Union Endicott Dual Wrestling:
U-E Dual tourney attracts some of New York's best
Press Connect
Friday, January 3, 2003

Teike-Bernabi Tournament:
Mighty Spencerport flexes its muscle
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, December 29, 2002

Coach Bill Jacoutot:
H.S. wrestling: Spencerport sets standard across
the state

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Friday, December 20, 2002

High school wrestling: Top 2 teams ready to duel
By James Johnson
Democrat and Chronicle

(February 8, 2003) — No trophy is handed out. The wrestlers walk off the mat champions of nothing.

The result of the dual meet between Spencerport and Canandaigua doesn’t count in the team’s league standings.

Yet, there is a surge of excitement among the participants and others who like to watch the area’s top large-school teams go at it.

Spencerport’s and Canandaigua’s varsities square off again at 7 tonight at Finger Lakes Community College.

Canandaigua coach Rich Romeo anticipates a standing-room-only crowd. About 1,800 admission tickets were available.

“I’m really excited to be wrestling in this,” Spencerport senior Mike Brongo said. “You have nothing to do but prove yourself in this type of meet.”

Canandaigua senior Tom Cuppernell jokes that the air inside his team’s training room smells different in the days before the meet.

Spencerport (10-1) is ranked second among large schools behind Johnson City of Section IV, the only team to beat the Rangers head-to-head this season.

No Section V team has defeated Spencerport in a dual since 1994. The Rangers are 97-0-1 against local teams after losing to Canandaigua that year.

The Braves have built up a good reputation on the mat, too. It was Canandaigua that stopped Spencerport’s 12-year string of sectional titles in 2000.

This year, Wayne (8th) is above Canandaigua (11th, 7-1-1) in the state rankings. Seventh-ranked Fulton (15-3) was the team that beat Canandaigua, which has won three tournaments and finished 21st out of 84 teams at the Beast of the East Tournament in Delaware.

“We only have two seniors,” Canandaigua coach Romeo said. “We probably have a better tournament than a dual meet team. I still think we should be competitive.”

Potential individual match-ups to look for are Spencerport’s Josh Fuller vs. Kyle Ingraham at 112. Both made it to the 2002 state meet.

Good matches at 135 and 140 seem all but guaranteed.

Trevor Chinn, a two-time state runner-up, and Kevin Morrice wrestle at those weights for Canandaigua. Like Spencerport’s Chuck Zimmerman and Brongo, you can find them in the top five of Section V’s rankings.

E-mail address: jjohnson@DemocratandChronicle.com

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