Thursday, 02 February 2023 14:05

Ballston Spa Wrestling Competes at Dual Meet State Championships

SYRACUSE — The Ballston Spa varsity wrestling team competed at the NYSPHSAA Dual Meet State Championships in Syracuse over the weekend, defeating East Islip in the opening round before falling to Hilton in the third round.

The Scotties clinched a spot in the Dual Meet Championships by capturing the Section 2 Dual Meet crown on Jan. 17, defeating Saratoga Springs and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. 

Connor Gregory, Darrien Insogna, Ralph Keeney, and Cameron Hinchcliff combined to win all of their individual matches for Ballston Spa. The Scotties will next compete at the Section 2 Class B Tournament on Feb. 7 at Burnt Hills.

See below for results from the Dual Meet Championships:

1st Round: Ballston Spa 35, East Islip 32

(102) Quinton Warlikowski (B-Spa) def. Rocco DeStefano by pin at 4:00

 (110) Ralph Keeney (B-Spa) def. Anthony Liedtke by pin at 3:04

 (118) Tristan Hinchcliff (B-Spa) def. Dylan Aristodes by 11-3 maj. decision

 (126) Cameron Hinchcliff (B-Spa) def. Matthew Walsh by 15-4 maj. decision

 (132) Logan Alfalla (East Islip) def. Tyler Perkins by 15-0 decision

 (138) Justin Shayew (East Islip) def. William O’Connor by pin at 0:58

 (145) Christopher Trahey (East Islip) def. James Capasso by 18-3 decision

 (152) Anthony Avitabile (East Islip) def. Brian Reffitt by pin at 1:24

 (160) Connor Gregory (B-Spa) def. Stephen Coleman by pin at 5:02

 (172) Jacob Perkins (B-Spa) def. Nicholas Groneman by 5-4 decision

 (189) James Sturek (East Islip) def. Brennan Livingston by 11-3 maj. decision

 (215) Darrien Insogna (B-Spa) def. DeAndre Perez by pin at 2:16

 (289) Sebastian Regis (East Islip) win by forfeit

3rd Round: Hilton 36, Ballston Spa 34

 (102) Jon Testa (Hilton)
def. Quinton Warlikowski by pin at 3:08

 (110) Gavin Whipple (B-Spa) def. Lukas Yeager by pin at 1:11

 (118) Ralph Keeney (B-Spa) def. Aiden Keable by pin at 1:12

 (126) Tyler Simons (Hilton) def. Tristan Hinchcliff by 8-1 decision

 (132) Cameron Hinchcliff (B-Spa) def. James Hargather by pin at 3:31

 (138) William O’Connor (B-Spa) def. Alex Chirdo by pin at 3:12

 (145) Philip Testa (Hilton) def. James Capasso by 15-2 maj. decision

 (152) Landon Lazarek (Hilton) def. Brian Reffitt by pin at 1:49

 (160) Max Meagher (Hilton) def. Anthony Prastio by pin at 2:56

 (172) Connor Gregory (B-Spa) def. Troy Davis by pin at 4:41

 (189) Nate Kasper (Hilton) def. Brennan Livingston by 15-0 decision

 (215) Elijah Diakomihalis (Hilton) def. Benjamin Livingston by pin at 0:25

 (289) Darrien Insogna (B-Spa) def. Chris Fronczak by 13-4 maj. Decision

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