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H.S. Wrestling Roundup: Amsterdam wrestlers sixth at tournament

December 3, 2012
The Leader Herald

CICERO - The Amsterdam wrestling team placed sixth at the Andersen Tournament on Saturday at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.

South Jefferson won the team title with 205.5 points, while Fulton was second with 175.5 points. Amsterdam finished with 112 points.

Brandon Lapi won the 132-pound title for the Rams, posting a 10-1 win over South Jefferson's Jon Crast in the finals.

James Marquez also reached the finals for Amsterdam, losing in the 160-pound title bout by 1 0-0 margin to Greene's Mike Beckwith.

Chris Velasquez placed third at 106 pounds for the Rams, pinning Cicero-North Syracuse's Joseph Barber in the consolation finals.



ROTTERDAM - Austin Brand, Pat Morrison and Joe Nellis all posted second-place finishes for Johnstown on Saturday at the Mohonasen Tournament.

Brand lost in the 170-pound final by pinfall to Schenectady's Jerrell White, while Morrison lost by 4-0 decision to Mohonasen's Eric Pierone at 195 pounds. Nellis lost by pinfall to Lansingburgh's Rackwon Ward in the 285-pound title bout.

Host Mohonasen won the team title with 163.5 points, while Schalmont (149.5) was second. Johnstown (72 points) was ninth and Canajoharie-Fort Plain (27) was 11th.

Tim Hazzard (99 pounds) and Gene Ryan (220) both finished fourth for Canajoharie-Fort Plain.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Tournament

BERNE - The Amsterdam B team won the team title at the Berne-Knox-Westerlo Tournament on Saturday.

The Rams finished with 271 points, while Ichabod Crane was second with 160 points.

Jorge Rivera (99 pounds), Adam Tatum (106), Romeo Jones (113), Brailin Santana (145) and Joe Kelly (220) all won their respective weight classes for Amsterdam.

Tim Steele (106), Rafael Garcia (126), John Rivera (145) and Chris Garrison (182) placed second for the Rams, while Bryan Swank (138), Jake Rodecker (152) and Dan Banewicz (160) finished third.



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