Section 5 Class A Championships
Varsity Wrestling Tournament
Saturday, March 11, 1961
95 - Sam Siranno (East Rochester) d. Ed Saxbury (CFA), 3-2
103 - Willie Williams (Madison) d. Roger Rotsell (CFA), 8-2
112 - Duncan Ververs (West) d. Frank Megale (East Rochester), 4-3
120 - Frank Friscano (Jefferson) d. Dick Galusha (CFA), 5-2
127 - Jim Wheeler (CFA) d. Richard Johnson (Webster), 7-5
133 - Dietmar Bachman (Monroe) d. Jim Elter (Webster), 3-3 (referee's decision)
138 - Nate Turner (Franklin) d. John Scammell (Canandaigua), 9-4
145 - Bob Domm (Canandaigua) d. Bob Aman (Penfield), 5-2
154 - Robert Mosier (Monroe) d. William Lusk (Pittsford), 4-2
165 - Len Ardieta (West) d. Tim Doherty (Eastridge), 11-1
180 - Jay Covert (Geneva) d. Joe LaCastro (East Rochester), 7-0
UNL - Tony Rossi (Madison) d. Tom Vergo (East Rochester), 8-2
95 - Ed Saxbury (CFA) p. Don Powers (Madison), 3:15
103 - Willie Williams (Madison) d. Ray Wallman (Pittsford), 7-3
112 - Frank Megale (East Rochester) d. Mike Mihalke (CFA), 1-0
120 - Frank Friscano (Jefferson) d. Joe DeFelice (East Rochester), 11-3
127 - Richard Johnson (Webster) d. Chas. Caleo (Edison), 1-0
133 - Jim Elter (Webster) d. Bud Thurber (CFA), 5-1
138 - Nate Turner (Franklin) d. Jerry Nesbitt (Brockport), 7-2
145 - Bob Domm (Canandaigua) d. Glen Martin (Charlotte), 4-2
154 - William Lusk (Pittsford) d. John Sales (Geneva), 4-1
165 - Len Ardieta (West) d. Neil Pipe (CFA), 6-2 or 4-2**
180 - Jay Covert (Geneva) p. Frank Ferra (Madison), 3:49
UNL - Tom Vergo (East Rochester) p. Dick Moore (Geneva), 4:50
With three qualifiers in each weight class, a drawing at the weigh-in determined
the semifinal match-ups.
9 City Wrestlers Win In Sectional Meet
City school matmen posted wins in nine of 12 events yesterday to highlight closing action in the Section 5 Class A Individual Wrestling Tournament at East High School.
Fifteen area schools were represented in semifinals and finals winding up the two-day meet.
The closest match of the night was in the 133-pound class, where Webster's Jim Elter and Monroe's Dietmar Bachman battled to a 3-3 draw, Bachman subsequently drawing the referee's decision.
Two other close matches marked the final round. In the 95-pound bracket, Sam Sirianno of East Rochester decisioned Ed Saxbury of Corning Free Academy, 3-2, and in the 112-pound class Duncan Ververs of West decisioned Frank Migale of East Rochester, 4-3.
Mat Titles at Stake Today
Thirty-six wrestlers in Section 5, Class A, will compete in the semifinals and finals this afternoon and tonight at East High School. Preliminaries will start at 2 o'clock and finals at 8.
Corning Free Academy tops this year's entry list with seven. East Rochester has five, Madison four, Webster and Geneva three each, Pittsford, West, Monroe and Canandaigua two each, and Jefferson, Edison Tech, Franklin, Charlotte, Penfield and Eastridge, one each. Thus, 15 of 24 schools eligible for Class A will be represented.
Tony Beisman and Rob Torrens, Section 5 wrestling co-chairmen, point out that the sport has grown rapidly in recent years. Ten years ago only nine city high schools and fewer than a half dozen others participated, whereas today 62 of 124 high schools have varsity wrestling.
3 Defending Champs Vie in Wrestling
Three defending champions will be in the field of 36 when the Section 5 Class A Wrestling Championships are decided at East High School tomorrow.
With three qualifiers in each weight class, a drawing at the noon weigh-in will determine the semifinal opponents for the titles at 8 o'clock.
Chuck Caleo of Edison Tech (127-pound class), Nate Turner of Franklin (138 pounds) and Robert Mosier of Monroe (154 pounds) are the only 1960 winners back for another try. Six defending sectional champs were eliminated in the Interscholastic League's recent individual tournament.
The city circuit sends 12 grapplers to the Section 5 test, as does the Monroe County League and the combined Finger Lakes-Southern Tier area.