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Section 5 Super Sectionals
Varsity Wrestling Tournament &
State Tournament Qualifier
Fairport High School
March 6, 1982
(Winners advance to state tournament.)
91 - Butch Hibbard
(Canandaigua) p. Kevin Bishop (Greece Athena), 5:27
98 - Paul Lamphier
(Canandaigua) d. John Hanselman (East Rochester), 7-0
105 - Steve Siegfried (Mynderse) d.
Dan Sacco (Letchworth), 8-4
112 - Marty King (Canandaigua) d.
Mike Hofer (Kendall), 10-1
119 - Mike Bauer (Gates-Chili) d.
Phil Conner (Rush-Henrietta Roth), 11-1
126 - Bob Brawn (Brockport) d.
Van Schrimer (York), 6-2
132 - Chris Kane (Penfield) d.
Tim Fitzgerald (Lyons), 24-6
138 - Steve Azzano (Wayne) d.
Jim Cowey (Bishop Kearney), 10-1
145 - Morris White (Canandaigua) d.
John Suhr (Spencerport), 9-6
155 - Rich Battone (Hornell) d.
Rob Everts (Brighton), 9-3
167 - Tim Rosa (Rush-Henrietta
Sperry) d. Robin Fluman (Penfield), 6-4
177 - Mike Rowntree (Cardinal
Mooney) d. Jim Brown (Pittsford Sutherland), 10-8
215 - Joe Gustainus
(Caledonia-Mumford) p. Phil Weaver (Bath), 1:38
250 - John Brennan (Pittsford
Mendon) d. Ken Herbert (Letchworth), 8-3
Rosa pulls out win at Section 5 state qualifier
by Michael Lewis
Sunday, March 7, 1982
Full Text: Copyright
© 1982 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
Tim Rosa flirted with disaster last night, but the Rush-Henrietta Sperry
wrestler lived to talk about it.
don't believe I pulled that one out," said Rosa, who turned a 4-0 deficit into a
6-4 victory over Penfield's Robin Fluman in the 167-pound class at the
Section 5 state qualifier.
Rosa, one of two undefeated wrestlers in the section, had every reason to be
shaking his head in disbelief after coming back before an estimated crowd of
1,500 at Fairport High. Entering the third and final period, Rosa, a
senior, looked up from the short end of a 4-0 score, and Fluman (25-10) had
command of the match from the "up" referee's position.
was hardly a textbook victory, but Rosa made his moves and points when it
Seconds into the third period, Rosa recorded a point for an escape. Midway
through the period, he was awarded two more points for a takedown to close
within 4-3. With seven seconds left in the match, Rosa was awarded three
points for a near pin of Fluman. He held on to win, and Rosa will be one
of 14 athletes representing Section 5 at the state championships this Friday and
Saturday in Syracuse.
Rosa admitted he thought about giving up in the third period, "but when I had
got to that state (of mind), I thought, what the heck and go for it."
"That was one good match," added Rosa. "The kid's good. He's tough.
He gave me the best two matches all year. He's the only one to take me
down all year, and he did it twice ... We both tried at the end, but I caught
him ... It's a tough way to lose. I know just how he feels."
Rosa wasn't the only wrestler to be grateful to be going to Syracuse. Bob
Brawn of Spencerport was glad just to be in the finals. Brawn (30-2-1) decisioned previously-unbeaten Van Schirmer (32-1) of York at 126, 6-2.
"This far exceeded my goal," said Brawn. "It seems like a Cinderella
season. This is incredible. I was hoping for 20 victories and I
ended up with 30. The competition in my class was not as good as last year
or as in some of the other weight classes last year.
"Back in my mind, I didn't think it would be possible (going to the states).
I thought there would be someone popping up and getting in the way, like
There might have been a Brawn-Kane confrontation, but Brawn dropped down from
132 to 126 for the sectionals. Kane (33-1) stayed at 132 and won the title
with a 24-6 victory over another previously-unbeaten wrestler, Tim
Fitzgerald (31-1) of Lyons.
Kane, s senior who will make his second appearance at states, rolled off a 7-0
lead in the first period.
had to start gambling at that point, and that was a turning point of the match,"
Kane said. I got him on his back to make it 12-1. You've got to go
for everything in this match."
Fitzgerald's defeat left only Rosa and Rich Bottone of Hornell as the only
undefeated Section 5 wrestlers. Bottone (28-0) recorded a 9-3 victory over
Rob Evarts of Brighton at 155.
Though no team scoring was kept, Canandaigua dominated the qualifier with four
individual champions - freshman Butch Hibbard (91), Paul Lamphier
(98), and sophomore Marty King (112) and
senior Morris White (145) won their
Hibbard pinned Kevin Bishop of Greece Athena at 91 in 5:27. Lamphier
defeated East Rochester's John Hanselman at 98, 7-0. King, a three-time
sectional champion, rolled over Mike Hofer of Kendall, 10-1. And White decisioned John Suhr of Spencerport, 9-6.
This will be King's third trip to the state meet (he was allowed to wrestle in
eighth grade), finishing second and third. Did he have any words of wisdom
to give his two younger teammates?
"They're saying they're glad to go to the states," King said. "That's what
I was saying two years ago. You can never be satisfied with what you've
got. You're going to regret that later in life."
Like King, Mynderse Academy's Steve Siegfried has wrestled on the varsity since
eighth grade, but this will be his first trip to the states. Siegfried, a
senior with a 127-13-4 career record, defeated Dan Sacco of Letchworth at 105,
"I've had close shots at going (to the states) twice," Siegfried said.
"This was my last chance. My goal was always to make the states. Not
just get there; I want to in it."
Caledonia-Mumford's Joe Gustainis was a
double winner. He pinned Phil Weaver
of Bath in 1:38 at 215. Before the meet, he was given the first Scott Trainor award and a $500 scholarship. The award and scholarship are
given to an outstanding Section 5 wrestler. Trainor, who was a Section 5
champion at Churchville-Chili, died in a car accident Sept. 19. 1981.
other matches, Gates-Chili's Mike Bauer decisioned Phil Conner of Ruch-Henrietta
Roth at 119, 11-1. Cardinal Mooney's Mike Rowntree edged Jim Brown of
Pittsford Sutherland at 177, 10-8 and Pittsford Mendon's John Brennan defeated
Ken Herbert of Letchworth at 250, 8-3.
There was no outstanding wrestler announced last night, but one will be chosen
at Section 5's dinner of Champions March 16.