Step onto the mat with Newsday's high school writers as they cover Long Island wrestling.
Nassau Championship Results
99-- Rodriguez (Wantagh) TF S. Sewkumar (Long Beach), 5:20
106-- Cooksey (MacArthur) D K. Sewkumar (Long Beach), 4-3
113-- Raghunandan (Long Beach) Person D (BJFK), 8-7;
120-- Lanzillotti (Roslyn) D Araoz (Wantagh), 4-1
126-- Lofrese (GC) D Turano (Wantagh), 7-2
132-- Irby (Freeport) D Paradiso (Massapequa), 6-0)
138-- McDevitt (Wantagh) TF Knauer (Baldwin), 15-0
145-- Hernandez (Mepham) P Schmelzinger (GC), 1:25
152-- Tracy (Mepham} D Smith (Hewlett), 7-3
160-- Palacio (Long Beach) D Cataldo (MacArthur), 9-4
170-- Spurgeon (Plainedge) D Pantofel (EM), 6-5;
182—Jones (Plainedge) MD Luxmore (BJFK), 9-1
195— Zorn (Sew East) D Porter (Uniondale), 4-2
220—Cole (Uniondale) D Sinclair (IT), 6-1
285— Salkey (Uniondale) D Kappatos (Syosset), 5-3
Some Notes From Tonight:
Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won his third county title in four years and second in a row, while Plainedge's Andrew Jones won his second straight county title.
Roslyn's John Lanzillotti made history, becoming the first Roslyn wrestler to win a county title.
Five schools crowned two champions: Plainedge, Uniondale, Mepham, Long Beach and Wantagh.
There were only two pins in 15 matches: Wantagh 96-pounder Jose Rodriguez and Mepham's 145-pounder Louis Hernandez each won via the short route.