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Section 5 Championships
Varsity Wrestling Tournament and State Qualifier
@ Rochester War Memorial, Rochester, NY
March 1, 1975
Jim Battoglia (top) and Kevin Murray await the referee's whistle.
(SOURCE: Rochester Area Life, 3/7-13/1975.)
Rangers dominate state
qualifier (1.7 MB PDF)
(Winners advance to state tournament.)
Fran Rapone (Cal-Mum) d. Mike Hendrix
105 - Doug Atwell (Dansville) d. John Zello (Geneva), 7-4
112 - Larry Dunham (Edison) d.
Tony Oliveri (Irondequoit), 7-1
119 - Robin Scott (Cal-Mum) d.
Clark Barnard (Hilton), 3-2
Kevin Murray (Spencerport) d.
Jim Battaglia (Penfield), 3-1
132 - Desi Alvarez (R-H) p.
Dave Stulpin (Spencerport), 3:29
138 - Frank DeAngelis (Spencerport) m.d.
Warren Bush (Warsaw), 17-4
145 - Dave Juergens (Hilton) d.
Rich Brown (Cal-Mum), 7-6
155 - Rory Morris (Spencerport) d.
Pete Felker (Fairport), 7-4
167 - Mike Geer (Webster Thomas) d.
Leon Becoats (Spencerport), 1-0
177 - Steve Rosa (R-H) d.
215 - Mike Pochalski (Irondequoit) m.d. Roland Reinisch (Perry), 15-4
250 - Tom Kennard (East) d.
Mike Wilmart (Spencerport), 7-4
John Ordiway Memorial Outstanding Wrestler Award
- Frank DeAngelis (Spencerport)
GASP IN GRASP ― East's Mike Hendrix winees during a 3-2 loss to
Caledonia-Mumford's Fran Rapone in the Section 5 finals. (SOURCE:
D&C, 3/2/75. Photo by
DeAngelis defends crown
By MICHAEL LEWIS, D&C Sportswriter
Democrat and Chronicle,
Sunday, March 2, 1975
Full Text: Copyright
1975 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
It was like an instant
replay of last year's Section 5 Wrestling Tournament for Spencerport's Frank
The defending state champion walloped Warsaw's Warren Bush, 17-4, last night to
win his third straight sectional title and his second straight, by the identical
score, over Bush, before a paid crowd of 1,788 at the Community War Memorial.
"It was just like last year. It's funny, but I was sitting there thinking before
the match that it was a lot like last year," said DeAngelis, who has lost only
one match in his high school career.
"This year, though, I think I had a little more control in the match. He's a
tough kid and only a junior, too. He was the toughest competition I had in the
In terms of longevity, it was. DeAngelis' three victories in yesterday's
preliminary matches were all pins and each took less than three minutes.
DeAngelis started the day by pinning Bob McKeown of Pavilion in one
minute, 46 seconds. He then pinned Dan Swearinger of York in 2:30 and Frank Kiff
of Bath in 2:42.
He welcomes the full six-minute match against Bush. In his 28 matches this
season, DeAngelis has registered 22 pins.
"Of course I went into the match with the intention that I would pin him," he
said. "But I look at it this way. The fact that I didn't pin him gives me
mat experience that I haven't received all year. I'll especially need that in
the states next week."
The New York State Intersectional Wrestling Tournament is Friday and Saturday in
After his match, a bloodied mouth made DeAngelis appear more like the vanquished
that the victor. The match was stopped twice because of his bleeding.
"It wasn't the toughest match of the year for me, but physically it was. I took
a beating," he said. "I really got beat on. I was elbowed twice when he was
coming back from the referee's position."
There were few upsets in last night's other bouts, although Steve Rosa of
Rush-Henrietta surprised heavily-favored Jason Sweet of Fairport, 3-2, at 177
pounds. Three of Rosa's four losses were to Sweet (27-2).
"Everytime he beat me I kept on saying that there was always another chance and
everytime I lost," said Rosa, (26-4-1). But tonight I got that other chance when
Individually, the victories of City-Catholic League representatives Larry Dunham
of Edison Tech and Tom Kennard of East weren't surprises, but collectively they
It was the first time since 1971 that two City-Catholic wrestlers won sectional
titles. Dunham overpowered Tony Oliveri of Irondequoit, 7-1, at 112 pounds, and
Kennard defeated Spencerport's Mike Wilmart, 7-4, at 250 pounds.
Desi Alvarez of Rush-Henrietta record the final's only pin, beating
Spencerport's Dave Stulpin in 3:21, at 132 pounds.
Mike Geer of Webster Thomas edged Leon Becoats of Spencerport, 1-0, at 167
pounds, on a third period escape.