The Canisteo-Greenwood wrestling team holds up “five” for five straight Section V titles. This year, the team also has wrestlers from Jasper-Troupsburg. The team also had six Section V champions.
By JOHN ANDERSON
A few teams made strides to improve in the Section V Class B wrestling brackets. With teams filling out weight classes and individuals improving, it looked like Canisteo-Greenwood would have a challenge after winning four titles in a row.
The wrestlers in at Canisteo-Greenwood, now merged with Jasper-Troupsburg, worked as hard as ever in the off-season and in practice and picked up the fifth straight title.
Most impressive, all 15 wrestlers made the podium, placed and advance with a chance at a state title.
Xavier deJesus Remchuck at 118 pounds picked up a 10-0 win over a tough Cade Sands from Addison and for his efforts on the day was awarded the Class B 2 Outstanding Wrestler Award for the lower weights.
Canisteo-Greenwood dominated early and often.
At 102, Cael Stewart won a title with a first period pin of Ryder Reichert of Alexander.
At 110, Austin Hall won 6-3 over Jayden Chiccino of Williamson.
After deJesus-Remchuk’s win at 118, Gavin Bob of C-G had a major decision 9-0 win over Jacob Howe of Addison for the title.
And at 132, Colton Havens pinned Gage Wagner of Alexander at 3:16 of the second period.
Luke Kilmer had the other title at 145 with a 7-0 win over Brock Flint of Le Roy.
At 138, Lucas Mason made the finals and took second for C-G.
At 152, Braidon Woodward made the finals and took second while Keegin Christian at 160 also made the finals and took second.
The Canisteo-Greenwood coaches are Phil Stewart and Geoff Havens. They have a combined 26 years experience coaching the Canisteo Wrestling Club. Stewart was named Section V Class B2 Coach of the Year on Saturday.
“It’s a great accomplishment for our program to be able to win five consecutive titles,” Havens said. There is a lot of work that goes into earning a sectional title, and it’s even harder to repeat that level of success year after year.
“There are always a number of great teams and wrestlers in Class B2, so you’re never guaranteed results like this.These guys are extremely committed to the pursuit of their team and personal goals, and their work ethic is second to none. They invest a lot of time in their preparation, both in the regular season and in the off season.,” Havens added.
Alexander had a strong chance coming in and C-G was well aware of their team and the strong individuals in the class.
“The addition of teams like Alexander definitely makes it tougher,” Havens said. “They are well coached and have a bunch of great wrestlers on their team. There were a lot of great individual matches between our two teams as well.
“Some that I expect we will see again this weekend at Super Sectionals. In spite of the great competition I feel like our guys are up for any challenge and demonstrated that this weekend,” he added.
Havens was proud of the 15 wrestlers advancing.
“The accomplishment that means the most to me is that all fifteen of our eligible wrestlers placed at Sectionals. I can’t say that we’ve ever been able to accomplish this before and it is a great feeling knowing that they will all advance to the Section V State Qualifier this weekend in Brockport,” he said. “It’s especially meaningful to our seniors who have been such a significant part of our success over the past few seasons.”
However, this weekend, class size and school size does not matter. The best take the mat and the truw first and second place finishers move on to states.
“We feel really good about where we are heading into Super Sectionals. Our guys are healthy and training hard to make the most of this opportunity,” Havens said. “We certainly expect some great competition, but I feel like we are primed for another great weekend.”
Canisteo-Greenwood results for section V 2B sectionals.
1st- Canisteo-Greenwood 316.5 points (5th straight team title)
2nd- Alexander 161 points
3rd- North Rose Wolcott 143 points
The team had 9 finalist and 6 champions, also all 15 wrestler who competed yesterday will advance to Super-Sectionals next weekend in Brockport.
102- Cael Stewart -CHAMPION
110- Austin Hall- CHAMPION
118- Xavier deJesus-Remchuk CHAMPION
126- Gavin Bob- CHAMPION
132- Colton Havens- CHAMPION
138- Lucas Mason- 2nd
145- Luke Kilmer- CHAMPION
Beau Zeh- 3rd
152- Braidon Woodward- 2nd
160- Keegin Christian- 2nd
Carson Turner- 3rd
172- Domonic Dennis- 6th
189- Jacob Evingham- 4th
215- Trevor Mochol- 4th
285- Ethan Ross- 6th
Championship Final (1st)
Consolation Final (3rd)
|102||Layton McDonald (NRW) > Max Heckman (Alexander) decision 7-4|
|110||Justin Wise (Addison) > Joseph McDoanld (Mynderse) fall 2:26|
|118||Vinny Chiccino (Williamson) > William Kruger (HK) fall 3:00|
|126||Cole Friedhaber (LR) > Travis Shallenberger (BB) decision 6-5|
|132||Justin Baker (Warsaw) > Levi Riley (Addison) fall 2:25|
|138||Logan Caves (NRW) > Dylan Clemons (HK) fall 0:58|
|145||Beau Zeh (CG (+Jasper-Troupsburg)) > Trent Watson (Addison) forfeit|
|152||Derek Geronimo (ER) > Haydin Perez (BB) decision 1-0|
|160||Carson Turner (CG (+Jasper-Troupsburg)) > Mason Bump (Alexander) decision 4-3|
|172||Dan Morales (ER) > Shane Davidson (Wellsville) forfeit|
|189||Jayden Mast (Pembroke) > Jacob Evingham (CG (+Jasper-Troupsburg)) fall 4:45|
|215||Nate Wazinski (NRW) > Trevor Mochol (CG (+Jasper-Troupsburg)) fall 2:03|
|285||Evin Rought (Wellsville) > Zane Christakes (HK) fall 1:39|
Consolation Final (5th)
|102||Parker Denning (HK) > Brenden Eichas (HK) forfeit|
|110||Victor Terras (Bloomfield) > Bruce Rasmusson (HK) forfeit|
|118||Jackson Conway (Warsaw) > Abdul Yousifzai (ER) fall|
|126||Ayden Taylor (PY) > Jack Cicirello (Wellsville) fall 1:53|
|132||Brayden Riley (Wellsville) > Brock Youngs (Mynderse) major decision 16-8|
|138||Jackson Wren (Williamson) > Mason Gray (PY) decision 9-7|
|145||Luke Marshall (Williamson) > Jason Taylor (ER) fall 4:05|
|152||Caleb Baldwin (NRW) > Xander Outman (Wellsville) fall 1:31|
|160||Robert Haberger (PY) > Ethan Carmer (NRW) decision 8-4|
|172||Clayton Reed (NRW) > Dominic Dennis (CG (+Jasper-Troupsburg)) fall 1:37|
|189||Stuart Ulrich (Alexander) > Morgen Major (Mynderse) fall 2:51|
|215||Gavin Smith-Crandall (Alexander) > Jorden Ostrander (HK) fall 4:37|
|285||Colin Cusson (Mynderse) > Ethan Ross (CG (+Jasper-Troupsburg)) decision 5-0|