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Dr. L Robert "Doc" Fallot Memorial Suffolk County Wrestling Championship
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
February 21-22, 1997

Team Score
Longwood 113.5   Riverhead 70.0
Mt. Sinai 104.0   Bay Shore 68.5
Bellport 99.0   Huntington 61.0
Sachem 95.5   Brentwood 54.5
Hauppauge 95.0   Connetquot 50.5
Smithtown 87.0   East Islip 45.0
Shoreham-Wading River 83.0   William Floyd 41.0
Sayville 77.0   Wyandanch 39.5
Hampton Bays 76.0   Copiague 39.0
Rocky Point 74.5   Bayport-Blue Point 38.5
Islip 71.5  


Brackets: Division 1 Brackets (pdf)

Articles: Articles

Championship Finals
  96 - Steve Broglie (Mt. Sinai) dec. Sheldon Jacobs (Amityville), 7-2 OT
103 - Carlos Restrepo (Brentwood) dec. Steve Morrison (Hampton Bays), 4-2 OT
112 - John Case (Hampton Bays) dec. Mike Torriero (Rocky Point), 18-13
119 - Jesse Jantzen (Shoreham-Wading River) pinned Bryon Rose (Bayport-Blue Point), 1:37
125 - Keith Poloskey (Longwood) dec. Artie Weidler (Patchogue-Medford), 8-3
130 - Mike Mills (Bay Shore, Sr.) dec. William Davis (Longwood), 4-3
135 - Joe Morbillo (Mt. Sinai) dec. Mike Longobardi (Islip), 3-2
140 - Matt Dailey (East Islip, Sr.) pinned Marone MacDonald (Walt Whitman), 3:42
145 - Matt Wyllie (Rocky Point) dec. George Sable (Longwood), 15-10
152 - Joe Patrovich (Connetquot, So.) dec. Derek Brady (Sachem), 7-2
160 - Ryan Newman (Bellport) pinned Guy Wavra (Islip), 2:47
171 - Mike Wachholder (Rocky Point) dec. William Cardenas (Copiague), 6-2
189 - David Rechul (Huntington, Jr.) dec. Charlie Reiter (Smithtown), 2-1
220 - Willie Welsh (Riverhead) dec. Ed Knote (Sayville), 6-1
275 - Thomas Marrero (Wyandanch, Sr.) dec. Mike Clancy (Kings Park), 6-5

Lonnie Kittle Most Outstanding Wrestler: Carlos Restrepo (Brentwood, 103)
Champion of Champions: Joe Morbillo (Mt. Sinai, 135)
Most Pins Least Time: Dave Kirkman (Sayville, 275), 4 in 13:58

Consolation Finals 3rd/4th
  96 - John Cicio (William Floyd) dec. Justin Iannello (Hauppauge), 3-1
103 - Chris Felicetta (Bellport) dec. Steve Jenkins (Smithtown), 4-1
112 - Todd Davey (Riverhead) dec. Joey Ketcham (Longwood), 2-0
119 - Jay Bedell (Hampton Bays) dec. Mike Cox (Sayville), 7-5
125 - Dave Cruz (Sachem) dec. Michael Messina (Hauppauge), 3-2
130 - Tim Mullady (Shoreham-Wading River) dec. James Scanlan (Lindenhurst), 3-0
135 - Mike Burger (Connetquot, Sr.) dec. Matt McEvoy (Riverhead), 13-1
140 - Nick LaBella (Shoreham-Wading River) pinned Mark Smith (Hauppauge), 2:35
145 - Edgar Crespi (Bay Shore, Sr.) dec. Joe Mousakheel (Smithtown), 12-7
152 - Mike Omelchuk (Bellport) dec. Steven Baptiste (Harborfields), 7-4
160 - Ted Petersen (Sachem) dec. Mike Dmoch (Sachem), 3-2
171 - Damon Weston (Bellport) dec. Joel Barone (William Floyd), 13-2
189 - Joe Fakhro (Mt. Sinai) dec. Chris Posillico (Bay Shore, Sr.), 4-2
220 - Jerry Ottomanelli (Mt. Sinai) pinned Rob Calabria (Smithtown), 4:19
275 - Dave Kirkman (Sayville) pinned Alex Kahn (Half Hollow Hills West), 2:03

Consolation Finals 5th/6th
  96 - Marcus Lewis (Wyandanch) dec. Joe Melchiorre (Hauppauge), 3-0
103 - Lou Scalesse (East Islip, Sr.) dec. Sal Santoro (Newfield), 7-1
112 - Marny Orama (Brentwood) dec. Jason Finnerty (Longwood), 6-3
119 - Paul Chapman (Shoreham-Wading River) dec. Randy Fabian (Longwood), 13-5
125 - John Paganas (Huntington, Jr.) def. Sean Dwyer (Bayport-Blue Point), by FFT
130 - Chris Galvez (Half Hollow Hills East) dec. Lou Inoa (Copiague), 4-3
135 - Justin Latessa (Hauppauge) dec. James Lule (Huntington, Jr.), 7-6
140 - Lane Chereskin (Smithtown) dec. Paul Buechner (Longwood), 6-4 OT
145 - Rich Petracca (Sachem) dec. Kelvin Joseph (Walt Whitman), 2-1
152 - Steve Holz (Westhampton Beach, Sr.) def. Eric Carlsson (Bayport-Blue Point), by Dflt
160 - Mike Theodorakis (Commack) pinned Anthony Fasano (Deer Park), 3:24
171 - Dan Kelskey (Deer Park) dec. Robert Cuffie (Brentwood), 5-4
189 - Karl Geiger (Amityville) dec. Mike McLaughlin (Deer Park), 1-0
220 - Alexis Ayala (Copiague) dec. Joe Cicero (William Floyd), 5-2
275 - Mike Newbold (Islip)

Semifinals
  96 - Steve Broglie (Mt. Sinai) decision John Cicio (William Floyd), 6-1
         Sheldon Jacobs (Amityville) pinned Marcus Lewis (Wyandanch), 0:53
103 - Steve Morrison (Hampton Bays) pinned Steve Jenkins (Smithtown), 3:35
         Carlos Restrepo (Brentwood) decision Chris Felicetta (Bellport), 5-3
112 - John Case (Hampton Bays) pinned Jason Finnerty (Longwood), 3:03
         Mike Torriero (Rocky Point) decision Manny Orama (Brentwood), 6-4
119 - Jesse Jantzen (Shoreham-Wading River) tech fall Jay Bedell (Hampton Bays), 4:36
         Brian Rose (Bayport-Blue Point) pinned Randy Fabian (Longwood), 3:33
125 - Artie Weidler (Patchogue-Medford) pinned John Paganas (Huntington), 3:29
         Keith Poloskey (Longwood) decision Dave Cruz (Sachem), 6-4 OT
130 - Mike Mills (Bay Shore) decision Lou Inoa (Copiague), 3-1
         William Davis (Longwood) decision Chris Galvez (Half Hollow Hills East), 9-2
135 - Mike Longobardi (Islip) pinned Justin Latessa (Hauppauge), 5:02
         Joe Morbillo (Mt. Sinai) decision James Lule (Huntington), 7-0
140 - Marone MacDonald (Walt Whitman) decision Lane Chereskin (Smithtown), 8-3
         Matt Dailey (East Islip) decision Paul Buechner (Longwood), 9-8
145 - Matt Wyllie (Rocky Point) superior decision Joe Mousakheel (Smithtown), 16-3
         George Sable (Longwood) decision Edgar Crespi (Bay Shore), 6-5
152 - Derek Brady (Sachem) decision Mike Omelchuk (Bellport), 4-2
         Joe Patrovich (Connetquot) def. Eric Carlsson (Bayport-Blue Point), by Inj Dflt
160 - Guy Wavra (Islip) decision Mike Dmoch (Sachem), 3-1
         Ryan Newman (Bellport) decision Ted Peterson (Sachem), 7-3
171 - Mike Wachholder (Rocky Point) decision Damon Weston (Bellport), 6-1
         William Cardenas (Copiague) decision Dan Kelskey (Deer Park), 3-1
189 - Charlie Reiter (Smithtown) decision Mike McLaughlin (Deer Park), 1-0
         David Rechul (Huntington) decision Joe Fakhro (Mt. Sinai), 4-2
220 - Willie Welsh (Riverhead) decision Jerry Ottomanelliu (Mt. Sinai), 7-4
         Ed Knote (Sayville) decision Joe Cicero (William Floyd), 4-1
275 - Thomas Marrero (Wyandanch) pinned Alex Kahn (Half Hollow Hills West), 3:04
         Mike Clancy (Kings Park) def. Corey Bidegain (William Floyd), by DQ


Top Seeds Take a Fall

By Gregg Sarra. STAFF WRITER Newsday

Four top-seeded wrestlers heading into the final round of the Dr. Robert Fallot Memorial county wrestling championships at SUNY-Stony Brook were beaten Saturday night by opponents they had dominated throughout the season and in the past.

Earlier this year, Islip's defending county champion Mike Longobardi, a senior, handed Mt. Sinai senior Joe Morbillo (135) his only two losses, including a 7-2 defeat in the League V final.

But Morbillo denied Longobardi a second county title when he edged the Buccaneers grappler with a shocking 3-2 victory for the 135-pound class.

"It was his own 'Vision Quest,"' Mt. Sinai assistant Darren Goldstein said. "He [Longobardi] was the only kid Joe couldn't beat."

Said Morbillo: "I could have gone to a different weight class in the leagues to avoid him and a lot of people told me I should have. But we had a game plan and it worked out."

Morbillo (29-2) used a defensive strategy to keep Longobardi (29-1) off him and did enough offensively for the win. He constantly blocked Longobardi's inside moves and made it difficult to score.

Patchogue-Medford junior Artie Weidler (125) found scoring difficult in his final against Longwood junior Keith Poloskey, an opponent he'd beaten twice this year, including a 7-2 victory in the League I final.

Each time Weidler (28-1) made a move, Poloskey (29-2) hit a beautiful counter and came away with an 8-3 win to capture the 125-pound class.

Poloskey's win helped Longwood take the team title with 1131/2 points. The Lions unseated second-place and defending champion Mt. Sinai, which scored 104.

Sachem junior Derek Brady (152 pounds) met the same fate as Weidler. Brady (29-3) had beaten Connetquot sophomore Joe Patrovich twice this year, including an 8-3 decision in the League I final. But the third time was a charm for Patrovich, who took a 7-2 victory for the title. It gave Connetquot its 12th county champ in the past 13 years.

"Interesting tournament, that proves you never really know," Connetquot coach Bill Santoro said. "We told Joe, who's still maturing as a sophomore and gaining confidence, that he could win. He wrestled wide open without any pressure."

And after those three upsets, Bellport's Ryan Newman (31-4) went out and took it to previously unbeaten Islip senior Guy Wavra (28-2). Newman has lost three times over the past three years to Wavra, including an 11-3 beating in a semifinal of the Islip Tournament.

"We thought Wavra would be a little tentative before the final," Bellport coach Fred Meyer said. "We could see it in his emotion. The magnitude really didn't register with our kid [Newman] and it didn't bother him being in the spotlight. And when he hit the fireman's carry and clamped him up, I knew it was over. He never lets people off their back."

Said Newman, who recorded his 29th pin: "I just locked him up and that was it."

Rocky Point's Matt Wyllie (24-0), the school's all-time winningest wrestler (148 wins), became only the third wrestler in Suffolk to win four county titles. He did that after pulling out a 15-10 decision in a brawl with Longwood's George Sable at 145 pounds.

"This was the toughest win yet," Wyllie said. "He was really strong and ready to go."

Wyllie hit Sable with an early five-point move when he picked the Longwood wrestler's ankle and dumped him on his back for a 9-2 lead. Sable (31-1) pushed the action throughout the second and third periods but couldn't pull off the upset.

Shoreham-Wading River freshman Jesse Jantzen (33-0) locked up his third county title with a first-period pin in 1:37 over Bayport-Blue Point junior Bryon Rose. Jantzen is 94-3 in his career.

Wyandanch senior Thomas Marrero (15-0), the defending state champion, needed a late third-period takedown for a 6-5 win over junior Mike Clancy (18-4) of Kings Park. Marrero won the 250-pound state title in 1996.

"I almost blew it," Marrero said. "But I kept working for that last move and it finally happened."

And Marrero will look for a repeat of his past glory at the states Friday at the Onondaga War Memorial in Syracuse at 3 p.m.

But Marrero beware. Saturday night, past glories were simply the past.