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New York State Wrestling Championships


Varsity Wrestling Tournament
@ Onondaga County War Memorial (Syracuse, NY)
Friday & Saturday, March 10-11, 1978
 


1978 New York State Tournament Champions
FRONT ROW: Dennis Voltz (Sidney, 91#), Al DeStefanis (Locust Valley, 98#), Paul Widerman (Huntington, 105#), Mike Macchia (Island Trees, 112#), Bob Bury (Calhoun, 119#), Mike Giustizia (Walt Whitman, 126#), Mark DeMeo (Mount Pleasant, 132#). BACK ROW: Mike Thomas (Huntington, 138#), Tom Pickard (Baldwinsville, 145#), Chris Leichtweis (Olean, 155#), Ed Banach (Port Jervis, 167#), Charbel Karrat (New Hartford, 177#), Bill Swertfager (Horace Greeley, 215#), Jim Sleeper (West Genesee, 250#). (Photo by Steve Parker. Click for larger image.)

 


Pictured is the Section V wrestling team after a scheduled workout the week before States. (SOURCE: unknown newspaper.)


Zito Grabs Second and Baldo Third (175 KB PDF)
Coming to grips with State's best (225 KB PDF)
Zito, Baldo Carry East Rochester Into State Mat Tourney (186 KB PDF)
Section 5 wrestlers blanked in state meet (327 KB PDF)

Team Final

 1. Section III 198 points
 2. Section XI 174
 3. Section VIII 164
 4. Section IV 150.5
 5. Section V 146.5
 6. Section II 117
 7. Section IX 91
 8. Section I 86
 9. Section VI 68.5
10. Section VII 48
11. Section X 15

 

Championship Final

 

 91 - Dennis Voltz (Sidney-IV) > Victor Montalvo (Central Islip-XI), DEC 11-7
 98 - Al DeStefanis (Locust Valley-VIII) > Matt Coolican (Syracuse CBA-III), DEC 7-2
105 - Paul Widerman (Huntington-X) > Joe Labbate (E. Syracuse-Minoa), DEC 9-7 (OT)
112 - Mike Macchia (Island Trees-VIII) > Ken Wadsworth (Vestal-IV), DEC 4-1
119 - Bob Bury (Calhoun-VIII) > Don St. James (Rush-Henrietta Sperry-V), DEC 8-2
126 - Mike Giustizia (Walt Whitman-XI) > Ed Pidgeon (Locust Valley-VIII), DEC 6-3
132 - Mark DeMeo (Mount Pleasant-II) > Bill Swezey (West Islip-XI), MD 9-1
138 - Mike Thomas (Huntington-XI) > Kevin Troche (Port Jervis-IX), DEC 10-7
145 - Tom Pickard (Baldwinsville-III) > Paul Meyers (Baldwin-VIII), MD 14-0
155 - Chris Leichtweis (Olean-VI) > Steve Distin (Fulton-III), DEC 5-0
167 - Ed Banach (Port Jervis-IX) > John Zito (East Rochester-V), DEC 7-4
177 - Charbel Karrat (New Hartford-III) > Mark Davis Shenendehowa-II), DEC 9-7
215 - Bill Swertfager (Horace Greeley-I) > Dan George (Glens Falls-II), DEC 6-0
275 - Jim Sleeper (West Genesee-III) > Al Lavigne (Beekmantown-VII), MD 10-0

Outstanding Wrestler Award - Tom Pickard (Baldwinsville-III, 145#)


WANTED: If anyone has the 1978 (or any other year) State tournament program and/or brackets, please send the originals or copies to armdrag.com to be posted.