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Interscholastic League Championships
Varsity Wrestling Tournament
Preliminaries @ Technical
High School - Monday, March 18, 1929
Semifinals @ Technical High School - Tuesday, March 19, 1929
Finals @ Monroe High School - Thursday, March 28, 1929
Tech and East High Wrestlers Carry off Honors in School Tourney
Four First Places Won by Shopmen
East High Captures Three, Charlotte and West One Apiece in Finals
Chronicle, Rochester, NY
March 29, 1929
Full Text: Copyright
© 1929 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
Tech and East High schools carried off most of the honors in the finals of the
annual interscholastic Wrestling Tournament held last night in the Monroe High
gymnasium. Tech grapplers led the parade by lifting four of the nine
championships, East won three and West and Charlotte copped one apiece. The meet
was sponsored by the Health Education Department of the public schools.
Morris Shapiro, Oriental, was the sensation of the tourney. He won a close
decision over E. Robinson of Tech, in the 105-pound division after first
disposing of Kearns, of West High, after two extra periods in the semi-final
bout. Robinson was fresh for the event as Gervasi, of East, defaulted. The
semi-finals were made necessary because Kearns and Shapiro fought to a draw in
the regular preliminaries held at Tech last Tuesday.
The Shapiro-Robinson match also went two extra sessions. Each man kept his
opponent down all through this two-minute extra period, but Shapiro was awarded
the decision, since he had a four-second time advantage over the regular period.
He was not awarded the bout at the close of the scheduled session, however,
because a minute advantage is necessary at that time to decide the winner.
Tech Men Battle It Out
A classy bout was put on by Stendardo and F. Urbanik, both Tech men in the
105-112-pound class. Urbanik had the upper hand in the early part of the tilt,
but Stendardo came back strong in the closing minutes to cop with a margin of
one minute and five seconds.
Mitrano, of East, put up a fine exhibition of grappling to throw Roberts, strong
Charlotte entrant in the 135-147-pound division. Roberts did not get a chance to
show his tricks, being weakened by the bruising tactics of Mitrano.
Dentico, of East, proved no match for Bell, experienced Tech wrestler in the
112-118-pound group. Dentico was wrestling out of his usual class, as he was
slightly over weight at the weighing-in last week.
Taking the aggressive side from start to finish, "Red" Kelly, Lakesider, did
everything but throw Margolis, of East, in the next tilt.
Goodman Beats Spronza
Evenly matched, Goodman, F. Spronza, both Techmen, put up a close battle in the
126-135-pound section. Goodman had the time advantage, but had to keep alert to
pin down his slippery team-mate.
D. Russell, West's only representative to win a title, was forced to the limit
to cop over F. Reddy, Tech, in the following bout. Both men quickly alternated
in gaining the top position but Russell came through for a decision.
Millard, of East had things all his way in winning the 160-175-pound
championship, getting a decision with an advantage of eight minutes.
Smith, champion last year, repeated in the unlimited group, with an unexciting
victory over Lanzafame, in another all-Tech final. Outweighing his opponent by
many pounds, the burly Smith used his advantage to keep Lanzafame under