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Wrestling News Recent Tournament Results and Rankings

The Blue Streaks have six wrestlers who are currently ranked in the top five in their weight class for Section 2. Photos by Kim Delgado.

Queensbury Holiday Tournament 

Queensbury held their annual Holiday Tournament on Dec. 30, in which 16 schools across New York and Vermont competed. This year’s winner was Saranac (170.5) followed closely by Coxsackie Athens (170.0) in second place. Taking third and fourth were Shaker (146.5) and Queensbury (144.0), respectively. Rounding out the top five was Guilderland (115.0). Other local school placed as follows: 7th – Hudson Falls; 8th – Hadley Luzerne-Lake George; 10th – Glens Falls; 13th – Schuylerville; 14th – Corinth, 16th – South Glens Falls. 

The results of the Championship Finals in each weight class are listed below: 

102: Riley Bernash (Corinth) dec. Neil Murphy (Coxsackie-Athens), 7-6

110: Avi Berg (Glens Falls) maj. dec. Ryker Cox (Coxsackie-Athens), 14-2 

118: Michael Santore (Shaker) dec. Ryan Devins (Saranac), 4-0

126: Ashton Seymour (Saranac) pin Alan Frost-Jones (Beekmantown), 1:34 

132: Ashton Thompson (Rome Free Academy) pin Sameer Abbaszadeh (Shaker), 3:22

138: Sawyer Bell (Beekmantown) pin Cayden Bouvia (Saranac), 3:25 

145: Collin Clancy (Saranac) pin Antonio Rezek (Shaker), 1:04 

152: Hunter Davis (Saranac) dec. Lucas Shell (Queensbury), 7-2

160: Dylan Smith (Queensbury) dec. Aidan Jones (Schuylerville), 5-1 (OT) 

172: Dylan Schell (Queensbury) maj. dec. Jordan Koenig (Holland Patent), 11-2

189: Dillon Blanchard (Guilderland) dec. Ahmad Farzad (Shaker), 8-2 

215: Logan Marissal (HL/LG) pin Vincent Morizio (Guilderland), 0:36 

285: Connor Bushey (Beekmantown) pin Andrew Morris (Holland Patent), 5:31 

Section 2, Division 1 Rankings 

Team Rankings: Per cnywrestling.com, the Burnt Hills Spartans are at the top of the leaderboard. The Shenendehowa Plainsmen are ranked second, the Shaker Bison are third, and the Averill Park Warriors are fourth. Rounding out the current top five rankings for the 2021-22 season are the Ballston Spa Scotties. 

Several local athletes are also ranked within the current top five in their weight class: 

102: #2 – Danny Dacey (8th Grade, Saratoga Springs) 

110: #3 – Tyler Whiteley (Freshman, Burnt Hills); #4 – Ralph Keeney (Sophomore, Ballston Spa) 

118: #2 – Tristan Hinchcliff (Junior, Ballston Spa); #3 – Ben Taylor (Sophomore, Burnt Hills)

126: #1 – Gabriel Goss (Junior, Burnt Hills); #2 – Liam Carlin (Freshman, Burnt Hills); #4 – Cameron Hinchcliff (Junior, Ballston Spa) 

132: #3 – Taylor Beaury (Freshman, Saratoga Springs) 

138: #2 – Tyler Rossini (Senior, Burnt Hills); #3 – Colin Carlin (Junior, Burnt Hills); #5 – Kyle Griskowitz (Senior, Saratoga Springs) 

145: #1 – Joshua Warland (Junior, Burnt Hills) 

152: #1 – Connor Gregory (Junior, Ballston Spa); #4 – Gordon Murray (Junior, Saratoga Springs); Thomas Pawlinga (Junior, Burnt Hills) 

160: #3 – Sachiel Chuckrow (Junior, Saratoga Springs) 

172: #1 – Ryan Buthfer (Senior, Burnt Hills) 

189: #3 – Lorenzo Paleschi (Junior, Saratoga Springs); #5 Danny Casey (Senior, Burnt Hills) 

215: #1 – Darrien Insogna (Junior, Ballston Spa); #4 – Trevor Ismail (Senior, Burnt Hills) 

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