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Semifinal pairings

St. Anthony's Grant Greene concentrates during his 119

St. Anthony's Grant Greene concentrates during his 119 lb. match against Peter Detore of Westhampton Beach at the NYS Wrestling tournament in Albany, N.Y. (Feb. 26, 2010) (Credit: Photo by Pat Orr Photography.com)

Here is a list of the semifinal pairings involving Long Island wrestlers (135 is the only weight without an L.I. grappler). The semifinal round begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Note, no Division II competitors advanced to the semifinal round (96-pounder Jack Leguelaff of Oyster Bay, 145-pounder Oskar Ramirez of Hampton Bays and 189-pounder Sean Heaney of Mattituck all lost in the quarterfinals).


96: Mark West (Hauppauge) vs. Mark Raghunandan (Long Beach)

103: Joe Barbato (Wantagh) vs. Chris Brienza (St. Anthony’s)

Max Soria (Kings Park) vs. Al Dierna (Wayne) 

112: Tim Schaefer (Lancaster) vs. Malik Rasheed (Longwood)

Nigel McNeil (Huntington) vs. Brian Realbuto (Somers)

119: Grant Greene (pictured, St. Anthony’s) vs. Billy Watterson (John Jay-Cross River)

Mike Gentilcore (Olympia) vs. Damon McQueen (Huntington)

125: Nick Arujau (Syosset) vs. Vin Fischetti (Monsignor Farrell) 

130: Bob Dierna (Wayne) vs. Nick Meinsen (Glenn)

140: Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point) vs. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) 

145: Andy Rodriguez (Central Islip) vs. Ryan Tompkins (Beacon)

152: Giuseppi Lanza (Amsterdam) vs. James Ondris (Massapequa)

Kyle Wade (Islip) vs. Nick Terdick (Glenn)

160: Anthony Volpe (Rocky Point) vs. Brandon Meisner (St. Anthony’s)

Louis Puca (Huntington) vs. Scott Genovesi (John Jay-Cross River)

171: Billy Coggins (Rocky Point) vs. Ryan Nicholas (Minisink Valley)

Francisco DeCristo (Springfield Gardens) vs. Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh) 

189: Matt Loew (Wantagh) vs. Chris Di Iorio (Sachem East) 

215: Connor Horl (Garden City) vs. Enzo Zagari (Spencerport)

285: Lance Moore (Johnson City) vs. David Agu (Freeport)

John Wilkinson (West Babylon) vs. Zeal Mcgrew (Burnt Hills)