Tanner LaPiene, a Heuvelton Central freshman who has won three Section 10 wrestling titles for OFA, will enter todays action at the New York State Wrestling Championship with a chance to match or better his fourth place finish in Division II last season. LaPiene, Massenas Jeremy Malone (190) and Nathan Marshall (113) in D1 and Malones Jamiel Stapleton (145) in D2 were the only Section 10 wrestlers to reach todays action.
LAPIENE STILL ALIVE FOR PLACE
After losing a 4-2 overtime decision to Nolan Foster of Hoosic Falls, LaPiene recorded two wins in the wrestlebacks. He decisioned Brandon Gould of Watkins Glenn (4) 8-2 and gained an 2-0 decision over Dolan McColgan of Petrides. Today he will match up with Ryan Hetrick of Section 6s Southwestern.
The remainder of OFAs five-wrestler contingent did not advance to the second day but eighth grader Cordell David (99), junior Bailey Phelps (145) and senior Alex Cole (170) all recorded victories. Senior Cody-Allen David (160) lost his first two matches by decision.
Cordell David decisioned fellow eighth grader, Mikey Bruno of Putnam Valley (1) 6-0, but suffered a 15-0 technical fall to top-seeded sophomore Dean Raymond of Deposit/Hancock in the second round. Davids first trip to the states ended in an 8-0 loss to sophomore Joe Sliwoski.
Bailey Phelps (152) was pinned by senior Cam Milliken of Albany Academy in the first round but rebounded with a pin over senior Samuel Cruz of Highlight (9) in the first round of the wrestleoffs.
Phelps weekend ended in a 2-1 loss to senior Eddie Hutschenreuter of Alden (5).
Senior Alex Cole gained a first round pin over Highland (9) junior Theodore Mapes but dropped into the wrestleback round after suffering a pin to the defending state champion in Warsaw (5) senior Burke Paddock. Cole bowed out in a 9-4 decision to senior Joe Turono of Section 8s Clark.
5 FALL IN QUARTER-FINALS
Massenas Nate Marshall (113lbs) and Nolan Terrance (285lbs) both advanced to the quarter finals with victories over wrestlers from PSAL.
Marshall defeated Shane Leguillow from Grand Street Campus 11-3 and Terrance pinned Harry Trumans Noah Stanley. Marshall lost to returning state place finisher Jon Hass from Section Five 13-3, Terrance also lost to a returning place finisher James OHagan 9-7.
At 145lbs Malones Jamiel Stapleton impressed the Section 10 crowd with a dominating 13-0 win over Section 3s Matt Norris. Stapleton led most of his second match against Section 3s Alex Herringshaw in what might have been the most exciting match of the day. Stapleton was leading 3-2 with 12 seconds left in the match when Herringshaw captured the takedown to win 4-3. Other winners in the first round of wrestlebacks were Malones Cameron Searles(106), Gouverneurs Aaron Bush(132) and Zach Ayen(138).