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16th Annual NYSPHSAA Inter-Sectional Wrestling Tournament
Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY
March 10-11, 1978

Sectional Team Score
1. Section 3    -    198.0
2. Section 11    -    174.0
3. Section 8    -    164.0
4. Section 4    -    150.5
5. Section 5    -    146.5
6. Section 2    -    117.0
7. Section 9    -    91.0
8. Section 1    -    86.0
9. Section 6    -    68.5
10. Section 7    -    48.0
11. Section 10    -    15.0




Championship Finals
  91 - Dennis Voltz (4-Sidney, Jr.) dec. Victor Montalvo (11-Central Islip, So.), 11-7
  98 - Al DeStefanis (8-Locust Valley, Jr.) dec. Matt Coolican (3-CBA Syracuse, Jr.), 7-2
105 - Paul Widerman (11-Huntington, Sr.) dec. Joe Labbate (3-East Syracuse-Minoa, Jr.), 7-7 OT 2-0
112 - Mike Macchia (8-Island Trees, Jr.) dec. Ken Wadsworth (4-Vestal, Sr.), 4-1
119 - Bob Bury (8-Calhoun, Sr.) dec. Don St. James (5-Rush-Henrietta, Sr.), 8-2
126 - Mike Giustizia (11-Walt Whitman, Sr.) dec. Ed Pidgeon (8-Locust Valley, Sr.), 6-3
132 - Mark DeMeo (2-Mont Pleasant, Sr.) dec. Bill Swezey (11-West Islip, Sr.), 9-1
138 - Mike Thomas (11-Huntington, Sr.) dec. Kevin Troche (9-Port Jervis, So.), 3-2
145 - Tom Pickard (3-Baldwinsville, Sr.) dec. Paul Meyers (8-Baldwin, Sr.), 14-1
155 - Chris Leichtweis (6-Olean, Sr.) dec. Steve Distin (3-Fulton, Jr.), 5-0
167 - Ed Banach (9-Port Jervis, Sr.) dec. John Zito (5-East Rochester, Jr.), 10-4
177 - Charbel Karrat (3-New Hartford, Sr.) dec. Mark Davis (2-Shenendehowa, Sr.), 9-7
215 - Bill Swertfager (1-Horace Greeley, Sr.) dec. Dan George (2-Glens Falls, Sr.), 6-5
250 - Jim Sleeper (3-West Genesee, Sr.) dec. Al Lavigne (7-Beekmantown, Fr.), 10-0

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Tom Pickard (3-Baldwinsville, 145)

Consolation Finals 3rd/4th
  91 - Carl DeStefanis (8-Locust Valley, So.) dec. Mike Catania (3-North Syracuse, Fr.), 10-2
  98 - Rory Legacy (5-Spencerport, Sr.) def. Dave Parisi (4-Ithaca, Sr.), ?
105 - Robert Buscher (1-Westlake, Jr.) dec. Joe Rabin (8-Elmont, So.), 4-2
112 - Kevin Richard (5-Geneseo, Sr.) def. Mark Palzer (11-Walt Whitman, Sr.), ?
119 - Dan Keene (4-Tioga, Sr.) def. Tom Hake (11-Sayville, Sr.), ?
126 - Neal Zendle (2-Niskayuna, Sr.) def. Ron Winnie (5-Spencerport, Sr.), ?
132 - Mike St. Amour (3-New Hartford, Sr.) def. Kregg Bruno (7-Peru, Jr.), ?
138 - Jeff Iacovelli (4-Ithaca, Sr.) def. Lance Davis (1-Woodlands, Sr.), ?
145 - Cam Riggs (7-Peru, Sr.) def. Brian Parice (1-Westlake, Sr.), ?
155 - Tony Damiani (8-Mepham, Sr.) def. Len Barber (5-East High, Sr.), ?
167 - Tim Dean (4-Elmira Southside, Sr.) def. Chester Gayles (11-Ward Melville, Sr.), ?
177 - Lou Banach (9-Port Jervis, Sr.) def. John Dougherty (4-Tioga, Sr.), ?
215 - Dick Meyer (3-Beaver River, Sr.) def. Dana Stermer (4-Elmira Free Academy, Sr.), ?
250 - Joe Baldo (5-East Rochester, Sr.) def. Thomas Wyld (2-Guilderland, So.), ?

Consolation Finals 5th/6th
  91 - Bruce Chase (9-Port Jervis, ?) def. Bob Griffin (2-Hoosick Falls, So.), ?
  98 - Charlie Morley (6-Medina, Sr.) def. Todd Cummings (11-Smithtown East, Sr.), ?
105 - Rob Starkweather (5-McQuaid, Jr.) def. Frank Famiano (2-Draper, Jr.), ?
112 - Steve Grau (3-Beaver River, Sr.) def. Dan Mason (6-Pioneer, Sr.), ?
119 - Eric Simpson (6-Olean, Sr.) def. Jim Nelson (2-Queensbury, Sr.), ?
126 - Gary Herrmann (3-Liverpool, Jr.) def. Mike Wilce (4-Union-Endicott, Sr.), ?
132 - Marcus Phillips (5-Avon, Sr.) def. Dennis Walsh (9-Suffern, Sr.), ?
138 - Ron Abigail (2-Niskayuna, Sr.) def. Tom Fiorvanti (8-Massapequa, Jr.), ?
145 - Roy Lobdell (4-Deposit/Hancock, Sr.) def. Pat Malay (6-Iroquois, Sr.), ?
155 - Tyrone Tripline (1-Mt. Vernon, Sr.) def. Jim Oliver (2-Niskayuna, Sr.), ?
167 - Kirk Stephen (6-Olean, Jr.) def. Rick Wetzler (8-Bellmore JFK, Sr.), ?
177 - Bob Dunlap (5-Gates Chili, Sr.) def. Matt Boyle (11-Amityville, Jr.), ?
215 - Robert Jasaites (11-Walt Whitman, Jr.) def. Bernie Corbine (10-Canton-Potsdam, Jr.), ?
250 - David Poirier (10-Massena, So.) def. Charles Valois (9-Clarkstown South, Jr.), ?


Semifinals
  91 - Dennis Voltz (4-Sidney) pinned Carl DeStefanis (8-Locust Valley), Unkn
         Victor Montalvo (11-Central Islip) dec. Mike Catania (3-North Syracuse), 9-2
  98 - Matt Coolican (3-CBA Syracuse) dec. Todd Cummings (11-Smithtown East), 8-6
         Al DeStefanis (8-Locust Valley) dec. Charlie Morley (6-Medina), 1-0
105 - Joe Labbate (3-East Syracuse-Minoa) dec. Frank Famiano (2-Draper), 12-8
         Paul Widerman (11-Huntington) dec. Rob Starkweather (5-McQuaid), 7-1
112 - Mike Macchia (8-Island Trees) dec. Dan Mason (6-Pioneer), 14-2
         Ken Wadsworth (4-Vestal) dec. Steve Grau (3-Beaver River), 3-1
119 - Bob Bury (8-Calhoun) dec. Dan Keene (4-Tioga), 7-1
         Don St. James (5-Rush-Henrietta) dec. Eric Simpson (6-Olean), 14-5
126 - Ed Pidgeon (8-Locust Valley) dec. Neal Zendle (2-Niskayuna), 8-1
         Mike Giustizia (11-Walt Whitman) pinned Mike Wilce (4-Union-Endicott), ?
132 - Mark DeMeo (2-Mont Pleasant) dec. Kregg Bruno (7-Peru), 6-5
         Bill Swezey (11-West Islip) dec. Mike St. Amour (3-New Hartford), 6-5
138 - Mike Thomas (11-Huntington) dec. Jeff Iacovelli (4-Ithaca), 10-2
         Kevin Troche (9-Port Jervis) dec. Lance Davis (1-Woodlands), 3-2
145 - Paul Meyers (8-Baldwin) def. Pat Malay (6-Iroquois), FFT
         Tom Pickard (3-Baldwinsville) dec. Roy Lobdell (4-Deposit/Hancock), 9-6
155 - Steve Distin (3-Fulton) dec. Tyrone Tripline (1-Mt. Vernon), 7-1
         Chris Leichtweis (6-Olean) dec. Tony Damiani (8-Mepham), 14-3
167 - John Zito (5-East Rochester) dec. Chester Gayles (11-Ward Melville), 9-7
         Ed Banach (9-Port Jervis) dec. Tim Dean (4-Elmira Southside), 11-5
177 - Mark Davis (2-Shenendehowa) dec. Bob Dunlap (5-Gates Chili), 8-1
         Charbel Karrat (3-New Hartford) dec. Matt Boyle (11-Amityville), 6-5
215 - Bill Swertfager (1-Horace Greeley) pinned Bernie Corbine (10-Canton-Potsdam), Unkn
         Dan George (2-Glens Falls) dec. Robert Jasaites (11-Walt Whitman), 11-7
250 - Jim Sleeper (3-West Genesee) pinned Joe Baldo (5-East Rochester), Unkn
         Al Lavigne (7-Beekmantown) dec. Charles Valois (9-Clarkstown South), 14-7