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Section Five Super Sectionals
Varsity Wrestling Tournament & State Qualifier
@ Webster Schroeder
Junior High School
Friday & Saturday, February
Rob Giannavola of Gates-Chili defeats Jason Knisely of Waterloo in the
semis. (SOURCE: D&C,
2/25/90. Photo by Karen Schiely.)
(Winners advance to state tournament.)
91 - Pietro Furgiuele (East
Rochester) d. Mark Voci (McQuaid), 4-0
98 - Roy
Frey (East Rochester) d. Alex Croog
105 - Don Spaulding (R-H)
by referee's dec. over Chris Terrigino (Irondequoit), 6-6
112 - Bryant Ranger (Midlakes)
d. Rob Giannavola (Gates-Chili), 5-1
119 - Gary DeCarr (North
Rose-Wolcott) d. Dan Shirley (Le Roy), 13-3
126 - Bryan Knauss
(McQuaid) d. Shawn Bauer (Gates-Chili), 3-0
(Gates-Chili) p. Matt Logan (Fairport), 2:53 OT
138 - Kenny Porter (Alfred-Almond)
p. Tom Foos (Spencerport), 5:59
145 - Steve Taylor (Brockport)
d. Rich Theal (Attica), 5-2
155 - Brian Gray (Wellsville)
d. Matt Smith (Addison), 15-4
167 - Jason Bovenzi
(Greece Athena) d. Kevin Sommer (Gates-Chili), 11-5
177 - Brian Marcinek
(Webster) d. Mike Uveino (Letchworth), 9-4
215 - Otha Davidson (Brighton) d. Kevin Johnson (R-H), 5-0
David Williams (East Rochester) d. Jon
Porschet (Midlakes), 2-0
Brockport senior earns return trip to state wrestling meet
By JOHN MORIELLO
Democrat and Chronicle,
Sunday, February 25, 1990
Full Text: Copyright
1990 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Reproduced with the permission of Gannett Company Inc.
Getting there, they say, is half the fun. Getting back is twice as hard.
Three Section 5 wrestlers tied for that return trip to the state meet in
Syracuse and only Brockport senior Steve Taylor succeeded last night in Section
5's state qualifier at Webster Junior High School.
The state meet begins Friday at the Onondaga County War Memorial, and Taylor
found his way back by outpointing Rich Theal of Attica in the 145-pound final,
Taylor finished third, behind two seniors, at 145 in the '89 state meet. The
doomsayers awaited him when he got back in town.
"Everybody said the hardest thing to do is to get back," he said. "It was pretty
tough, but I expected it to be."
Section 5 brought 11 of a possible 14 seniors to the 1989 state meet and came
away with a thrid-place team showing with individual titles by Hilton's Andy
Antonucci at 119 pounds and Spencerport's Joe LoPresti at 126. But yesterday's
matches saw Syracuse veterans Terry Lucero of Bloomfield lose a 167 semifinal
and Alex Croog of Brighton fall in the 98 final.
Like the 31-0 Taylor, Lucero and Croog got through the regular season and
sectionals OK. Taylor says he found that a challenge in itself.
"You can feel that pressure," he said. "You can feel everyone gunning for you.
They have nothing to lose."
Last night's tough-luck match was at 98 pounds as Roy Frey of East Rochester
defeated Croog for the sixth straight time in their careers. Call it the
non-network battle of the stars: Croog made the state team at 91 pounds last
winter as a freshman and Frey came within one victory of making the bus to
"I had to win today," said Frey after is 4-2 decision. "After that devastating
blow in Class C (a semifinal disqualification for slamming an opponent), I had
to go to states.
Frey noted the irony of the state meet, which brings together representatives
from all sections, including some that aren't as strong in the sport as the
Rochester area is.
"A lot of time people who make it to states don't deserve to be there," Frey
said. "Alex Croog does deserve to be there."
The championship round featured four rematches of Section 5 Class A finals from
a week ago. Chris Terrigino of Irondequoit, Bryan Knauss of McQuaid, James
Barbato of Gates-Chili and Jason Bovenzi were called upon to prove they could
beat their man twice in a row.
At 105 pounds, Terrigino suffered an overtime loss on referee's criterion to Don
Spaulding of Rush-Henrietta. Spaulding lost to Croog in the 91 final a year ago.
At 126, Knauss blanked Shawn Bauer, one of Gates-Chili's four finalists, 3-0.
Right after that, Barbato pinned Fairport sophomore Matt Logan in the 132 match
at 2:53 of overtime. Logan led in regulation, 2-1, when he was hit with a
one-point penalty for stalling. He fell behind in OT, 7-2, before the pin.
In the final rematch, at 155, Bovenzi was convincing in raising his record to
34-1 with an 11-5 decision over Kevin Sommers of Gates-Chili.
Four other bouts involved matchups of sectional tournament winners.
At 9 pounds, Pietro Furgiuele of ER improved his record to 34-0-1 when he edged
Mark Voci of McQuaid, 4-2.
At 119, Gary DeCarr of North Rose-Wolcott scored a 13-3 decision of Dan Le Roy's
Shirley, who came within a victory of making states at 112 last March. At 138,
Kenny Porter of Alfred-Almond pinned Tom Foos of Spencerport with :01 left in
the third period.
In the 177 final, Brian Marcinek of the host Warriors earned his purple singlet
when he topped Mike Uveino of Letchworth, 9-4.
In the other finals, Bryant Ranger of Midlakes improved to 36-0 with a 5-1
decision over Gates-Chili's Rob Giannavola at 112; Brian Gray of Wellsville
routed Matt Smith of Addison, 15-4 at 155; Brighton 215-pounder Otha Davidson
blanked Kevin Johnson of Rush-Henrietta, 5-0; and D.J. Williams of ER got by Jon
Porschet of Midlakes in the 250 match, 2-0.