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Varsity Wrestling Tournament
@ East High School (Rochester, NY)
February 22, 1976
1. McQuaid 137
2. Madison 103
3. Bishop Kearney 101
4. Jefferson 61
5. East 58
6. Cardinal Mooney 40
7. Charlotte 32
8. Edison Tech 13
9. Aquinas 4
91 – Steve Nally (McQuaid) dec. Sam Poletta (Jefferson), 11-1
98 – Mike Hendrix (East) dec. Rich Salamone (McQuaid), 9-4
105 – John Smallridge (McQuaid) dec. Ray Reboulet (Bishop Kearney), 11-7
112 – Darrell Leslie (Madison) dec. Joe Alvarez (Jefferson), 5-0
119 – Tony Germano (Bishop Kearney) dec. Chuck Talcatch (Charlotte), 9-4
126 – Pete Spring (McQuaid) dec. Pat Holmes (Cardinal Mooney), 5-3
132 – Mike Harris (Madison) dec. Charles Lawless (McQuaid), 4-2
138 – John Walsh (Bishop Kearney) dec. Mike Morone (McQuaid), 8-1
145 – Jeff O-Hara (McQuaid) dec. Tom Heindt (Cardinal Mooney), 11-3
155 – Al Barber (East) dec. Dave Hanion (Bishop Kearney), 12-6
167 – Art Jones (Madison) dec. Pete Evans (East), 1-0
177 – Lamont Banks (Madison) dec. Richard Grana (Charlotte), 6-3
215 – Jim Rossi (Jefferson) dec. James Kettles (East), 5-0
250 – Irving Flint (Madison) dec. Mike Oliveri (Bishop Kearney), 9-7
Hendrix Defeats Salamone
By Michael Smith, D&C Sportswriter
Democrat and Chronicle
February 22, 1976
Full Text: Copyright © 1976
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
Immediately after East’s Mike Hendrix scored a quick takedown in the 101-pound
match, Rich Salamone says he had a premonition of what was to come.
"When he shot the first time, I had an inclination he might beat me," Salamone
Hendrix did, 9-4, to successfully defend his crown at the City-Catholic
Wrestling Championships at East last night, which avenged a 9-2 loss to Salamone
earlier this year.
Both wrestlers agreed that Hendrix was more aggressive in the second match
between the two. "He tried to be more aggressive," said Salamone, who had been
previously unbeaten in 13 league matches. "He wanted revenge. He felt a lot
stronger this time."
McQuaid, which had seven wrestlers in the finals and won four of the matches,
captured the tournament title with 137 points. Madison was second at 103.
Steve Nally (94 pounds), John Smallridge (108), Pete Springer (129), and Jeff
O’Hara (148) all won for the Knights.
There were few surprises and most of the first seeds won, until Jefferson’s Jim
Rossi (21-1) surprised undefeated James Kettles (11-0) in overtime, 5-0. Rossi
lost to Kettles, 9-1, earlier this season.
"He muscles you, so I figured I could beat him if I used a little more finesse
this time," said Rossi, who wrestled deliberately.
"He hasn’t wrestled too many long matches this year. I thought the longer it
took, the harder it was for him to beat me."
"He (Kettles) needed this match," said teammate Al Barber, who won the 158-pound
title. He’s going to push himself more because of it."
Springer of McQuaid pushed himself to the limit last night, defeating Pat Holmes
of Cardinal Mooney, 5-3. After his triumph, he appeared to be more the
vanquished than the victor.
"I’m so tired and he never gets tired," Springer said. "I don’t think he
breathes. He must have an electric lung."
Lamont Banks of Madison dropped down from heavyweight to win the 180-pound
division, defeating Charlotte’s Richard Grana, 6-3. Four other Wilson Parkers –
Art Jones (170), Mike Harris (135), Darrell Leslie (115), and Irving Flint
(unlimited) also won.
Tony Gervano of Bishop Kearney beat Chuck Talcatch at 122 pounds, 9-4, and
teammate John Walsh beat Mike Marone of McQuaid, 8-1.