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York State Wrestling Championships
Varsity Wrestling Tournament
@ Onondaga County War Memorial (Syracuse, NY)
Friday & Saturday,
March 7-8, 1980
1980 New York State Wrestling Tournament Champions
FRONT ROW: Brett Cook (New Hartford), Al Palacio (Long Beach), Carl DeStafanis
(Locust Valley), Joseph Rabin (Elmont), John Iannuzzi (Brentwood
Sonderling), Clar Anderson (Olean), Tim Abigail (Niskayuna). BACK
ROW: Bill Gaffney (Huntington), Mike Ramos (Beaver Ridge), Pete
Capone (Watertown), Mike Falcon (Sachem), Mike Conners
(Baldwinsville), Andy Schwab (Elmira Southside), Ron Heller
(Farmingdale). Photo by Steve Parker. Scan courtesy of 112# champ
Joseph Rabin. Click for larger image.
1. Section VIII 224.5 points
2. Section III 195
3. Section XI 185.5
4. Section II 156
5. Section V 154.5
6. Section VI 129
7. Section IX 97.5
8. Section IV 77
9. Section I 47.5
10. Section X 35
11. Section VII 4
Wrestler Award - Bill Gaffney (Huntington-11)
91 – Brett Cook
(New Hartford-Section 3) d. Marty King (Canandaigua-5), 10-6
98 – Al Palacio
(Long Beach-8) d. Jim Edwards (Amsterdam-2), 8-7
105 – Carl DeStafanis (Locust Valley-8) d. Jim
Flynn (Huntington-11), 9-2
112 – Joseph Rabin (Elmont-8) d. Dan Hopkins
(Commack South-11), 6-3
119 – John Iannuzzi (Brentwood Sonderling-11) d. Anthony
Arena (Mempham-8), 6-1
126 – Clar Anderson (Olean-6) d. Mark
Shortsleeve (Fulton-3), 7-6
132 – Tim Abigail (Niskayuna-2) d. John Stewart
(Port Jervis-9), 7-5
138 – Bill Gaffney (Huntington-11) p. John
Pickard (Baldwinsville-3), 3:11
145 – Mike Ramos (Beaver Ridge-3) d. Jon Dolan
155 – Pete Capone (Watertown-3) d. Rick Nardelli
167 – Mike Falcon (Sachem-11) d. Bill Lubell
(Bellmore Kennedy-8), 11-9
177 – Mike Conners (Baldwinsville-3) d. Tony
Cotrupi (Burnt Hills-2), 12-1
215 – Andy Schwab (Elmira Southside-4) d. Dave
Polrier (Massena-10), 7-1
250 – Ron Heller (Farmingdale-8) d. Pete Lee
91 - Don Ophals (8-Berner) def. Chris Davidson (11-Lindenhurst), ?
98 - Mike Kase (5-Pittsford/Mendon) def. Brian Keyes (9-Port Jervis), ?
105 - Craig Weber (6-Sweet Home) def. Joe Wilsey (2-Saratoga), ?
112 - Tony Cotroneo (5-Irondequoit) dec. Pat Hughes (6-Orchard Park), 7-4
119 - Mike Catania (3-North Syracuse) def. Bob Arao (5-Fairport), ?
126 - Pat Hughes (1-Lakeland) def. Andy Seras (2-Niskayuna), ?
132 - Matt King (5-Canandaigua) def. Rich Lithgow (8-Baldwin), ?
138 - Mike Enzien (2-Burnt Hills) def. Doug Jenks (9-Port Jervis), ?
145 - Paul Diekel (2-Whitehall) def. Keith Cavayero (8-Bellmore JFK), ?
155 - Chris Edmond (8-Freeport) def. John Hubert (2-Queensbury), ?
167 - Ron Woloweic (6-Maryvale) def. Bill Hadsell (5-Canandaigua), ?
177 - Tod Giles (9-Ramapo) def. Kevin Morris (11-Ward Melville), ?
215 - Bob Button (5-Newark) def. Terry Bernat (3-Lowville), ?
250 - John Cosentino (5-Geneva) def. Chris Mackin (4-Seton Catholic), ?
91 - Brad Penrith (4-Windsor) def. Fred Decelle (2-Mechanicsville), ?
98 - Tony Olang (1-Carmel) def. Calvin Swanson (6-Newfane), ?
105 - Larry Kane (5-Penfield) def. Louis Hamer (1-Kingston), ?
112 - Jeff Mettais (3-New Hartford) dec. Art Schad (9-Red Hook), 3-2
119 - Nick Wilsey (2-Saratoga) def. Mike Morley (6-Medina), ?
126 - Mike DerGarabedian (8-Baldwin) def. Joe Kelly (10-Canton), ?
132 - Marty Lynch (3-Jordan-Elbridge) def. Joe Scriber (1-White Plains), ?
138 - Dave Turco (4-Ithaca) def. Steve Jackson (8-Baldwin), ?
145 - Jim Beichner (6-Cassadaga Valley) def. Mike Reho (5-Canandaigua), ?
155 - Kevin Troche (9-Port Jervis) def. Tod Northrup (4-Waverly), ?
167 - Mark Berryhill (3-Liverpool) def. John Gallo (2-Mohonasen), ?
177 - Mark Ragin (6-Amherst) def. Neil Alton (8-Long Beach), ?
215 - Larry Horl (8-South Side) def. Bill Latulippe (2-Queensbury), ?
250 - Blaze Winter (9-Suffern) def. Bill Marcely (3-East Syracuse-Minoa), ?
91 - Marty King (5-Canandaigua) dec. Brad Penrith (4-Windsor), 6-1
Brett Cook (3-New Hartford) dec. Don Ophals
98 - Jim Edwards (2-Amsterdam) dec. Calvin Swanson (6-Newfane), 10-3
Albiero Palacio (8-Long Beach) dec. Brian Keyes
(9-Port Jervis), 2-2 OT 4-1
105 - Carl DeStefanis (8-Locust Valley) dec. Craig Weber (6-Sweet Home), 4-0
Jim Flynn (11-Huntington) dec. Larry Kane
112 - Joe Rabin (8-Elmont) dec. Jeff Mettais (3-New Hartford), 7-3
Dan Hopkins (11-Commack South) dec. Tony Cotroneo
119 - John Iannuzzi (11-Brentwood) pinned Nick Wilsey (2-Saratoga), Unkn
Anthony Arena (8-Mepham) dec. Bob Arao
126 - Clar Anderson (6-Olean) dec. Joe Kelly (10-Canton), 15-3
Mark Shortsleeve (3-Fulton) dec. Pat Hughes
132 - John Stewart (9-Port Jervis) dec. Joe Scriber (1-White Plains), 3-2
Tim Abigail (2-Niskayuna) dec. Marty Lynch
138 - John Pickard (3-Baldwinsville) dec. Doug Jenks (9-Port Jervis), 2-1
Bill Gaffney (11-Huntington) pinned Mike Enzien
(2-Burnt Hills), ?
145 - Mike Ramos (3-Beaver River) dec. Keith Cavayero (8-Bellmore JFK), 10-7
Jon Dolan (11-Huntington) dec. Mike Reho
(5-Canandaigua), 1-1 OT 3-1
155 - Rick Nardelli (11-Huntington) dec. Kevin Troche (9-Port Jervis), 8-3
Pete Capone (3-Watertown) dec. John Hubert
167 - Mike Falcon (11-Sachem) dec. Ron Woloweic (6-Maryvale), 8-7
Bill Lubell (8-Bellmore JFK) dec. Mark Berryhill
177 - Tony Cotrupi (2-Burnt Hills) dec. Kevin Morris (11-Ward Melville), 12-10
Mike Connors (3-Baldwinsville) dec. Tod Giles
215 - Andy Schwab (4-Elmira Southside) dec. Bill Latulippe (2-Queensbury), 6-2
Dave Poirier (10-Massena) dec. Larry Horl
(8-South Side), 10-4
250 - Pete Lee (6-Salamanca) pinned Chris Mackin (4-Seton Catholic), Unkn
Ron Heller (8-Farmingdale) pinned Blaze Winter