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Nassau Division I wrestling championships

Mike Lofrese of Garden City, left, battles Conor

Mike Lofrese of Garden City, left, battles Conor Sullivan of Plainedge in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 126 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Lofrese won the match by pin at 3:07. (Feb. 12, 2012) Photo Credit: James Escher

Top Long Island athletes competed at the Nassau Division I wrestling quarterfinals.

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113 -pound
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113 -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

MacArthur's Justin Cooksey won the 106-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

MacArthur's Justin Cooksey won the 106-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113-pound Division
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan and Bellmore-JFK's Rob Person
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan and Bellmore-JFK's Rob Person wrestle for the -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Uniondale's Andrew Cole and Island Tree's Tom Sinclair
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Uniondale's Andrew Cole and Island Tree's Tom Sinclair wrestle for the 220-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon won the170-pound Division I title
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon won the170-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon and East Meadow's Evan Pantofel
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon and East Meadow's Evan Pantofel wrestle for the 170-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon and East Meaddow's Evan Pantofel
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon and East Meaddow's Evan Pantofel wrestle for the 170-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Mepham's Danny Tracy won the 152-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mepham's Danny Tracy won the 152-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Mepham's Danny Tracy won the 152-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mepham's Danny Tracy won the 152-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Mepham's Louis Hernandez won by a pin in
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mepham's Louis Hernandez won by a pin in the 145-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Sewanhaka east's Rob Zorn and Uniondale's Davoin Porter
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Sewanhaka east's Rob Zorn and Uniondale's Davoin Porter wrestle for the 195-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Uniondale's Dante Salkey won the 285-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Uniondale's Dante Salkey won the 285-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won the 160 -pound
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won the 160 -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won the 160 -pound
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won the 160 -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon and East Meaddow's Evan Pantofel
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Plainedge's Dan Spurgeon and East Meaddow's Evan Pantofel wrestle for the 182-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Uniondale's Dante Salkey won the 285-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Uniondale's Dante Salkey won the 285-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won the 160-pound Division
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Dylan Palacio won the 160-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Roslyn's John Lanzillotti won the 120 -pound Division
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Roslyn's John Lanzillotti won the 120 -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Mepham's Louis Hernandez won by a pin in
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Mepham's Louis Hernandez won by a pin in the 145-pound Division I finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt and Baldwin's Quinn Knauer wrestle
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt and Baldwin's Quinn Knauer wrestle for the 138-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Freeport's Maurice Irby won the 132-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Freeport's Maurice Irby won the 132-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Sewanhaka East's Rob Zorn won the 195-pound Division
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Sewanhaka East's Rob Zorn won the 195-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt won the 138 -pound Division
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt won the 138 -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Uniondale's Andrew Cole won the 220-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Uniondale's Andrew Cole won the 220-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Freeport's Maurice Irby and Massapequa's Justin Paradiso wrestle
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Freeport's Maurice Irby and Massapequa's Justin Paradiso wrestle for the 132-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Uniondale's Andrew Cole won the 220-pound Division I
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Uniondale's Andrew Cole won the 220-pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113 -pound
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Long Beach's Mark Raghunandan won the 113 -pound Division I title in the finals of the Nassau wrestling championships. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Krishna Sewkumar of Long Beach, top, Rocco Candela
Photo Credit: James Escher

Krishna Sewkumar of Long Beach, top, Rocco Candela of Oceanside in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 106 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Sewkumar Cole won the match by decision 5-0. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Andrew Cole of Uniondale, top, battles Matt Accetta
Photo Credit: James Escher

Andrew Cole of Uniondale, top, battles Matt Accetta of Bellmore JFK in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 220 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Cole won the match by major decision 19-8. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Matt Schmelzinger of Garden City (white chin strap
Photo Credit: James Escher

Matt Schmelzinger of Garden City (white chin strap on headgear) battles Jon Maldonado of Division Avenue in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 145 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Schmelzinger won the match by decision 3-2. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Danny Tracy of Mepham, top, battles Steve Schneider
Photo Credit: James Escher

Danny Tracy of Mepham, top, battles Steve Schneider of MacArthur in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 152 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Tracy won the match by decision 2-0. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Evan Pantofel of East Meadow reacts after his
Photo Credit: James Escher

Evan Pantofel of East Meadow reacts after his dramatic victory over Wantagh's Chris Loew in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 170 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Pantofel managed to shake the grip of Loew to earn a one point escape and a 6-5 win by decision in UTB. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Dan McDevitt of Wantagh, top, battles Chris Broccoli
Photo Credit: James Escher

Dan McDevitt of Wantagh, top, battles Chris Broccoli of Massapequa in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 138 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. McDevitt won the match by pin at 3:08. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Andrew Jones of Plainedge, right, battles Dennis Martinez
Photo Credit: James Escher

Andrew Jones of Plainedge, right, battles Dennis Martinez of Sewanhaka West in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 182 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Jones won the match by decision 7-4. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Mark Raghunandan of Long Beach, top, battles Anthony
Photo Credit: James Escher

Mark Raghunandan of Long Beach, top, battles Anthony Boccasini of MacArthur in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 113 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Raghunandan won the match by decision 5-3. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Mike Lofrese of Garden City, left, battles Conor
Photo Credit: James Escher

Mike Lofrese of Garden City, left, battles Conor Sullivan of Plainedge in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 126 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Lofrese won the match by pin at 3:07. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Chris Araoz of Wantagh, top, battles Oral Allen
Photo Credit: James Escher

Chris Araoz of Wantagh, top, battles Oral Allen of Long Beach in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 120 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Araoz won the match by technicnal fall 15-0. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Jose Rodriquez of Wantagh, left, battles Hector Guerro
Photo Credit: James Escher

Jose Rodriquez of Wantagh, left, battles Hector Guerro of Plainedge in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 99 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Rodriquez won the match by technical fall 17-0. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Maurice Irby of Freeport, left, battles Rob Bennett
Photo Credit: James Escher

Maurice Irby of Freeport, left, battles Rob Bennett of MacArthur in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 132 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Irby won the match by decision 8-3. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Joe Cataldo of MacArthur, top, battles Chris Koo
Photo Credit: James Escher

Joe Cataldo of MacArthur, top, battles Chris Koo of Great Neck South in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 160 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Cataldo won the match by decision 3-1. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Davion Porter of Uniondale, top, battles Sean Tomlinson
Photo Credit: James Escher

Davion Porter of Uniondale, top, battles Sean Tomlinson of Wantagh in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 195 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Porter won the match by decision 8-2. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Dante Salkey of Uniondale, left, battles James O'Hagan
Photo Credit: James Escher

Dante Salkey of Uniondale, left, battles James O'Hagan of Seaford in a Nassau County varsity wrestling Division I 285 pound semifinal match at Mack Sports Complex, located on the campus of Hofstra University. Salkey scored two points in overtime to win the match by decision 3-1. (Feb. 12, 2012)

Uniondale's Davion Porter defeats Syosset's Anthony Biz to
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Uniondale's Davion Porter defeats Syosset's Anthony Biz to advance to the semi finals during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Uniondale's Andrew Cole locks up Calhoun's Jenard Rosemond
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Uniondale's Andrew Cole locks up Calhoun's Jenard Rosemond for the 11- 0 decison to advance to the semi finals during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Uniondale's Davion Porter drives Syosset's Anthony Biz to
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Uniondale's Davion Porter drives Syosset's Anthony Biz to his back for the pin at 1:22 during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt pins Mepham Sal Rodriquez at
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Wantagh's Dan McDevitt pins Mepham Sal Rodriquez at 3:48 to advance to the semi finals during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

A Bellmore JFK player controls Long Beach's Matt
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

A Bellmore JFK player controls Long Beach's Matt Grey during a 7-2 decision at the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Wantagh's Vinny Turano controls Bellmore's Rich Luxmore during
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Wantagh's Vinny Turano controls Bellmore's Rich Luxmore during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Wantagh's Vinny Turano drives Bellmore's Rich Luxmore to
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Wantagh's Vinny Turano drives Bellmore's Rich Luxmore to the mat during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Long Beach's Krishna Sewkumar puts a cross face
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Long Beach's Krishna Sewkumar puts a cross face on Kyle Quinn of Wantagh during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Long Beach's Krishna Sewkumar controls Kyle Quinn of
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Long Beach's Krishna Sewkumar controls Kyle Quinn of Wantagh during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Wantagh's Jose Rodriguez wins against Jaemon Connelly of
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Wantagh's Jose Rodriguez wins against Jaemon Connelly of Long Beach by a pin at 1:33 to advance to the semi finals during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Uniondale's Dante Salkey controls Pete Amabile of Long
Photo Credit: Alan J Schaefer

Uniondale's Dante Salkey controls Pete Amabile of Long Beach during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

Uniondale's Dante Salkey spins out on Pete Amabile
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Uniondale's Dante Salkey spins out on Pete Amabile of Long Beach during the Nassau High School Division I wrestling quarterfinals. (Feb. 11, 2012)

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