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Hauppauge's Dan Mauriello earns state wrestling title in ultimate tiebreaker

Hauppauge's Dan Mauriello defeated Niagara Wheatfield's Warren McDougald

Hauppauge's Dan Mauriello defeated Niagara Wheatfield's Warren McDougald via ultimate tiebreak at 152 pounds in the Division I title match at the New York State wrestling tournament at the Times Union Center in Albany on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. Credit: Newsday / Melissa Kramer

ALBANY — Sixth-seeded Dan Mauriello of Hauppauge won 3-2 in the ultimate tiebreaker, defeating top-seeded Warren McDougald of Niagara Wheatfield in the state Division I 152-pound final.

Mauriello earned an escape with one second remanining in the ultimate tiebreaker to secure the victory. He becomes the first wrestler in state history to win four overtime matches in the state tournament. 

Mauriello defeated second-seeded Ryan Stencel of Lancaster with a 4-2 overtime decision in the semifinals.

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