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North Rockland Wins Michael O'Connell Wrestling Tournament

It was the 33rd edition of the tournament

North Rockland won the 33rd Annual Michael O’Connell Wrestling Tournament, at Pearl River High School Friday, giving the school its first win in the tournament’s history.

Marlon Borge (108 pounds), Blaise Benderoth (122 pounds) and Nick Didio (162 pounds) won their weight classes for North Rockland.

Warwick finished second, followed by Tappan Zee, Pearl River and Washingtonville to round out the top five. The other competing teams were Clarkstown North, Dobbs Ferry, East Ramapo, Hendrick Hudson, Irvington, Lakeland/Panas, Nyack, Tuxedo, Westlake and Sleepy Hollow.

Pearl River junior John Muldoon earned Most Outstanding Wrestler honors for wrestlers in weight classes from 101 to 147 pounds, and Tappan Zee’s Desmond Djekovic won Most Outstanding Wrestling for competitors in the 154 to 287 pound weight classes.

Finals Results:

  • 101: James Kelly (Pearl River) defeated Alex D’Angelo (North Rockland) via decision
  • 108: Marlon Borge (North Rockland) defeated Brian Hong (Clarkstown North) via decision
  • 115: Justin Hong (Clarkstown North) defeated Louis DeLucia (Clarkstown North) via decision
  • 122: Blaise Benderoth (North Rockland) defeated Luis Andreakis (Washingtonville) via decision
  • 128: John Muldoon (Pearl River) defeated Joe Ginley (Warwick) via decision
  • 134: AJ Aeberli (Warwick) defeated James Giraldez (Nyack) via decision
  • 140: Thomas Wightman (Warwick) defeated Edwin Jimenez (Sleepy Hollow)
  • 147: Kevin McDermott (Hendrick Hudson) defeated Mark Milisci (Washingtonville) via decision
  • 154: Desmond Djekovic (Tappan Zee) defeated Brett Pastore (Irvington) via decision
  • 162: Nick Didio (North Rockland) defeated Jacob Lieberman (Nyack) via decision
  • 172: Adam Hofling (Sleepy Hollow) defeated Chris Flynn (Pearl River) via pinfall
  • 184: Tyler Goings (East Ramapo) defeated Kurt Romano (Tappan Zee) via pinfall
  • 197: Connor Leavell (Warwick) defeated Colton Charles (North Rockland) via decision
  • 222: Josh Hartnett (Tappan Zee) defeated Sam Weinger (Washingtonville) via decision
  • 287: Mike Manni (Tappan Zee) defeated Charles Francois (Nyack) via pinfall
Ryan Buncher (Editor) December 31, 2012 at 03:07 AM
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