West Sayville, NY - 12/12/09
4 Flashes are Golden - Sayville starts off with a bang @ Gray-Fitzgerald Tournament
Sayville crowned 4 champions in their host tournament and opening event of the 2009/2010 season. They only managed one champion in the tournament just one year ago, so they are off to a great start. One year makes a big difference as all the off season work is already paying dividends.
Sayville entered 17 wrestlers in the ultra competitive tournament and came away with more than a dozen medalists. They actually placed in 14 of the 15 weight classes. Defending League 2 champs, Connetqout and defending League 1 champs, Brentwood took 1st and 2nd respectively with Sayville finishing a strong 3rd in the 9 team field. Both teams entered near or at the maximum of the 30 wrestlers, but the Golden Flashes proved they can hang with the big schools.
The high profile event was covered by www.theMatSlap.com & www.LighthouseWrestling.com. Sayville thanks them for their support, time and coverage.
Special thanks to the Sayville Wrestling Booster Club for hosting, coordinating and serving lots of "Ziti" to the wrestlers and their fans at the tournament. Many, many, thanks for the long day (and night) of hard work.
Sayville Champions: Matt Leshinger (96#); Travis Pitre (135#); Jody Haas (152#) and Christian “Bubba” Nelson (215#).
Champions by School
· Sayville – 4
· Connetquot – 4
· Brentwood – 3
· Seaford – 2
· Deer Park – 2
Final Team Scores
Gray Fitzgerald Tournament at Sayville
December 12, 2009
Deer Park, 98
Miller Place 94
Thomas Edison 61 - PSAL
Wingate 16 – PSAL
96 - Matt Leshinger (Sayville) TF Barnett (Brentwood) 4:25
103 - Orellana (Brentwood) pinned Pappa (Brentwood) 4:35
112 - Montgomery (Seaford) dec. S. McCabe (Connetquot) 4-2
119 - J. McCabe (Connetquot) dec. Chaverra (Brentwood) 7-1
125 - Gomez (Brentwood) pinned Locast (Seaford) 1:52
130 - Garcia (Brentwood) dec. S. Drew (Connetquot) 3-1
135 - Pitre (Sayville) dec. Rojas (Brentwood) 11-4
140 - Harding (Seaford) dec. Falconi (Brentwood) 4-0
145 - Cella (Connetquot) dec. Serignese (Miller Place) 9-3
152 - Haas (Sayville) pinned Mattern (Connetquot) 1:31
160 - R Lugo (Deer Park) dec. LoBoe (Connetquot) 12-8
171 - Zullo (Connetquot) dec. Caiozzo (Connetqot) 3-1
189 - Campbell (Connetquot) pinned Houanche (Deer Park) 5:06
215 - Nelson (Sayville) MD Gotay (Sayville) 14-3
285 - Biello (Deer Park) pinned Serran (Brentwood) 1:06
Most Pins Least Time Championship: Christian Nelson (Sayville 215)
Most Pins Least Time Tournament: Leyroy Jahroo (Brentwood 119)
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Will Montgomery (Seaford) 112
Chief Ray Downey Sr. Sportsmanship Award: Sayville
Golden Flashes Mat Notes:
Sayville Purple kicks off their dual meet season this Wednesday, 12/16/09 @ SHS against Catholic school power, Kellenberg (4-1) @ 6 PM. Kellenberg finished 4th in the NYS Catholic School championships last season. Sayville Gold defeated them last season, 45-27 so they are surely looking for revenge. Several Sayville wrestlers are on the mend, so we wish them a speedy recovery (they are missed but will be back soon).
Follow Sayville all year long @ www.SayvilleWrestling.com