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Tioga captures team title at Windsor Christmas Wrestling Tournament

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 2021-12-31
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Tioga put four wrestlers in the finals and captured the team title at the Windsor Christmas Wrestling Tournament on Thursday.

The two-day event included wrestlers from 36 teams. As part of COVID protocols, it was held without spectators.

The Tigers piled up a total of 154.5 points. Indian River was a distant second with 107, Honeoye Falls-Lima third with 106.5, Burnt Hills fourth with 92 and Chenango Forks fifth with 89.

Gianni Silvestri placed first at 118 pounds to give Tioga one individual champion. Runners-up for the Tigers were Caden Bellis at 132, Donavan Smith at 145 and Emmett Wood at 152.

Silvestri captured the title at 118 with a 5-0 victory over Chase Nevillis of Copenhagen.

Four from Section 4 win titles

Three other wrestlers from Section 4 joined Silvestri as titlists.

  • Darren Florance of Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville was champion at 102 pounds with an 8-2 decision against Gavin Mangano of Shoreham-Wading River.
  • Tyler Ferrara of Chenango Forks took the 126-pound title with an 8-4 triumph against Gabriel Goss of Burnt Hills.
  • Gabe Monroe of Windsor earned the 189-pound crown with a 9-1 victory against Eric Carlson of Manhasset.

Other Section 4 second-place finishers were Ethan Hart of Corning at 160, Ty Beeman of Waverly at 215 and Gannon Johnston of Horseheads at 285.

Section 4's third-place finishers were Joe Florance of B-G/A/H at 118, Charles Loucks of Corning at 152, Ousmane Duncanson of Tioga at 160 and Devin Beach of Spencer-Van Etten/Candor at 189.

Team scores

Tioga 154.5, Indian River 107, Honeoye Falls-Lima 106.5, Burnt Hills 92, Chenango Forks 89, Manhasset 80, Windsor 78.5, Shoreham-Wading River 78, Starpoint 73, Gouverneur 72, Bainbridge-Guilford/Afton/Harpursville 67, Towanda 63, Copenhagen 61, Homer 60, Horseheads 48.5, Syracuse CBA/Jamesville-DeWitt 43.5, New Hartford 43, Norwich 40, Waverly 38, Saratoga Springs 37, Attica-Batavia 37, Corning 35, Walton/Delhi 32, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 31, Marathon 30, Greene/Oxford 25.5, Groton 24, Blue Ridge 21.5, Amsterdam 20, Lasalle 20, Dryden 19, Deposit 17, Susquehanna Valley 6, Pembroke 3, Wellsville 3, Union-Endicott 2.

Championship finals

102: Darren Florance (BGAH) dec. Gavin Mangano (Shoreham-Wading River) 8-2; 110: Talan Hubbard (Homer) pinned Andrew Spaulding (Honeoye Falls-Lima) 4:46; 118: Gianni Silvestri (Tioga) dec. Chase Nevillis (Copenhagen) 5-0; 126: Tyler Ferrara (Chenango Forks) dec. Gabriel Goss (Burnt Hills) 8-4; 132: Nicholas Noto (Honeoye Falls-Lima) dec. Caden Bellis (Tioga) 5-3; 138: Casper Stewart (Attica-Batavia) dec. Tyler Rossinni (Burnt Hills) 6-4; 145: Jack Roszko (Manhasset) dec. Donavan Smith (Tioga) 9-3; 152: Vandavian Way (Gouverneur) dec. Emmett Wood (Tioga) 3-0; 160: Carter Baer (Gouverneur) pinned Ethan Hart (Corning) 2:22; 172: Bryant Green (Towanda) dec. Adam Ortego (Copenhagen) 2-0; 189: Gabe Monroe (Windsor) dec. Eric Carlson (Manhasset) 9-1; 215: Sammy Sorenson (Homer) dec. Ty Beeman (Waverly) 10-1; 285: Charlie Tibbits (New Hartford) dec. Gannon Johnston (Horseheads) 7-2 (OT).

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