Westbury, NY – On the campus of W.T. Clarke High School, there was a winner crowned in the Nassau Dual Meet Championships, that winner was none other than powerhouse Wantagh.
The Warriors took down the Marines of Long Beach in the finals by the score of 42-18 in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday afternoon.
Starting out the match, Wantagh’s Kyle Quinn got his team on the board first with a 9-6 decision over Long Beach’s Krishna Sewkumar in the 106-pound weight class. However, the Marines would take the lead in the following match as Mark Raghunandan was able to pick up six-points with a pin at 2:52 against Gary Sidoti. They would extend their lead to 9-3 as Matt Gray grabbed three points for his 5-3 overtime victory over Kyle Foglietta.
From there Wantagh would roll off three straight decisions including a major decision by Nick Vines in the 138-pound weight class to give his squad their first lead since the opening match.
Long Beach was able to break the Warriors’ hot streak at 145 pounds when Rich Tagliagambe came up with a big 6-3 decision to put his team with a point, trailing just 13-12.
Danny McDevitt dominated in the 152-pound match as his technical fall extended his team’s lead to six.
Though that is when Long Beach brought in their big gun, Dylan Palacio, at 160-pounds. Palacio found the pin over Doug Rogers at 2:55, and these two perennial powers were tied at 18.
After the 160-pound match, the turning point really came at 170-pounds when Chris Lowe was able to get the pin 67 seconds into the match. Following Lowe’s pin, Wantagh went on to claim the remaining matches, and take home the victory in the Dual Meet Championships.
Wantagh 42, Long Beach 18:
99 - Rodriguez, Jose (WAN) dec. Sewkumar, Steven (LB) 3-1
106 - Quinn, Kyle (WAN) dec. Sewkumar, Krishna (LB) 9-6
113 - Raghunandan, Mark (LB) pinned Sidoti, Gary (WAN) 1:48
120 - Gray, Matt (LB) dec. Foglietta, Kyle (WAN) 5-3
126 - Araoz, Chris (WAN) dec. Allen, Oral (LB) 3-1
132 - Turano, Vincent (WAN) dec. Medina, Fred (LB) 11-7
138 - Vines, Nick (WAN) md. Posada, Anthony (LB) 10-1
145 - Tagligambe, Rich (LB) dec. Burke, Chris (WAN) 6-3
152 - McDevitt, Danny (WAN) TF Fitpatrick, Liam (LB) 15-0
160 - Palacio, Dylan (LB) pinned Rogers, Doug (WAN) 3:34
170 - Loew, Chris (WAN) pinned Zambrano, Richard (LB) 1:00
182 - Corbett, James (WAN) dec. Lopez, Joshua (LB) 9-3
195 - Wedel, Alex (WAN) dec. Bosco, Joe (LB) 7-4
220 - Tomlinson, Sean (WAN) pinned Allen, Zamar (LB) 1:45
285 - English, Steve (WAN) dec. Amabile, Pete (LB) 4-3
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