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Monroe County League Championships
@ Rush-Henrietta Sperry High School (Henrietta, NY)
Saturday, February 21, 1976
LOOKING FOR A PIN: East Rochester's wrestler John Antonelli in mask,
tries to pin his opponent [Thomas' Chuck Kellogg] on route to a county
wrestling championship. (SOURCE: unknown. Click for
more photos. )
1. Spencerport 141.5 points
4. Eastridge 86
5. Hilton 78
8. Fairport 61.5
11. Webster Thomas
17. Rush-Henrietta Roth
18. Webster Schroeder
19. Greece Athena
Outstanding Wrestler Award
- Greg Locke (Arcadia)
Spencerport's Dave Stulpin and East Rochester's Bob
Steinruck battle it out in the 145-pound final of the 1976 Monroe County
League Wrestling Championships. Stulpin won, 7-0. (SOURCE: D&C,
91 – Rorie Legacy
(Eastridge) dec. John San Filippo (Spencerport), 8-2
98 – Don St.
James (Sperry) dec. Scott Lewis (Brighton), 12-6
105 - Ray Vincelli
(Spencerport) pinned Mark Siverd (Olympia), 0:59
112 – Dave Halladay (Fairport) dec. Gary Freeman
119 – Mike Piampiano (Eastridge) dec. Jerry
Sacchitella (Spencerport), 11-4
126 – Greg Locke (Arcadia) dec. Shane Graham
132 – Chuck Partridge (Hilton) dec. Joe Murnin
138 – Don O'Mara (Arcadia) dec. Brom Bianchi
145 – Dave Stulpin (Spencerport) dec. Bob
Steinruck (East Rochester), 7-0
155 – John Antonelli (East Rochester) dec. Chuck
Kellogg (Webster Thomas), 6-4
167 – Steve Wood (Greece Arcadia) dec. Chuck
Giordano (Olympia), 4-2
177 – Andy Brien (East Rochester) dec. Steve Rosa
215 – John Kinley (Webster Thomas) dec. Dan Van
Atta (Hilton), 11-1
275 – Mike Wilmart (Spencerport) defeated Mike Palumbo
(Arcadia), judge's decision
Two of the county East's top coaches are Pete Logan of Fairport, Left,
and Don Quinn of East Rochester.
East Rochester's Andy Brien (left) tries to escape the grasp of
Arcadia's Paul Brigandi in an 177-pound quarterfinal. Brien won.
Spencerport Retains Title
By Tom Fitzgerald, D&C Sportswriter
Sunday, February 22, 1976
Full Text: Copyright
© 1976 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
The ranks of unbeaten wrestlers were thinned last night in
the Monroe County League Tournament finals, but Spencerport fattened up with
its seventh straight county title.
Spencerport's Ray Vincelli and East Rochester's Andy
Brien provided a pair of stunning victories in the packed gym at
Vincelli, a sophomore seeded only fourth in the Western
Division, pinned Greece Olympia's Mark Siverd at the 59-second mark of
their 108-pound bout.
A two-point reversal with about 40 seconds left gave Brien a
3-1 victory over Sperry's Steve Rosa at 180 pounds.
Spencerport, which also had individual champions in Mike
Wilmart (unlimited) and Dave Stulpin (148), best runner-up Greece
Arcadia by 33 points, 104.5 to 108.5.
East Rochester was third at 97, Eastridge was fourth at 86, and Hilton
fifth at 78.
Vincelli had beaten another well-regarded wrestler in
Hilton's Dan Kasper in the semifinals.
In the final, Siverd, who had won 23 straight matches, made a fatal
"He had a single leg (hold) on me but I worked off that and
slapped a cradle on him," said Vincelli.
"That (match) was the big one for us," said Vincelli's
teammate, Stulpin, who beat East Rochester's Bob Steinruck in a battle of
"After East-West Day (during which Spencerport lost to East
Rochester), we figured it was time to get going," said Stulpin (25-0).
The Rangers other victor, Wilmart, was extended to overtime
by Arcadia's Mike Palumbo and needed a unanimous decision by the three
judges when the bout ended in a 2-2 tie.
Brien fell behind Rosa, 1-0, on an escape in the second
period but tied the score when Rosa was called for stalling near the end of the
period. Then Brien made his crucial
I didn't think I was going to get any takedowns, so I knew I
just had to battle for six minutes," said Brien.
hadn't seen him wrestle this season until this tournament. I went to scout
one of his matches but he won a forfeit."
Arcadia emerged with three champions, including the
tournament's outstanding wrestler, Greg Locke at 129.
Locke beat Shane Graham of Spencerport, 15-3, but
said, "None of my matches are one-sided. They're all tough. Just
because you win by a lot of points doesn't mean they're not tough."
Don St. James of Sperry scored a 12-4 victory over
Brighton's Scott Lewis at 101, and Fairport's Dave Halladay beat
Brockport's Gary Freeman at 115.
At 135, Chuck Partridge of Hilton reversed an East-West Day loss
to Joe Murnin of Fairport with a 7-5 victory. "We should meet again in the sectional finals," said Partridge.
Eastridge's two champions were Rorie Legacy at 94 and
Mike Piampiano at 122. Legacy
beat John San Filippo of Spencerport, 8-2, and Piampiano beat Jerry
Sacchitella at 122, 11-4.