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New York State Intersectional Format

New York State is broken down into eleven different geographic regions referred to as Sections. The Sectional champions from each region in addition to the Catholic High School State Champion (CHSAA) and New York Public School Athletic League Champion (NYSPAL) compete in the New York State championships. As of 2007 the tournament was modified to include four wildcard entrants based on selective criteria. Nassau and Suffolk Counties are each considered separate Sections due to the large population of students attending high school in each County. Long Islander’s therfore usually refer to the Nassau (Section 8) and Suffolk (Section 11) Sectional Championships as the “Counties” or “County Championships”. Some upstate regions are geographically larger than the more densely populated down state regions and therefore may include numerous Counties in their individual Sections. Most other Sections therefore refer to them as the Sectional Championships.
Starting in 2004, the New York State Championships were broken into two divisions based on student enrolment at each individual High School and are referred to as Division One & Division Two. Massapequa like most Long Island schools is considered a Division 1 program. Nassau (Section 8) is comprised of approximately 50 wrestling teams, but only six are considered Division 2 programs. Suffolk (Section 11) is comprised of approximately 54 wrestling teams, but only 8 qualify as Division 2 programs. Division 1 is therefore much more competitive on Long Island. The larger geographic regions upstate have many more high schools with smaller student enrollment and therefore have many more Division 2 programs and a more competitive Division 2 Sectional Tournament.
Starting in 2007, 
the New York State Championships added four Wild Cards to each weight class. This increased the chances of qualifying and placing at the event. 


See the "NYSPHSAA Sections" tab for a complete breakdown of New York State.

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Click Here for the New York State Championship Research Tool courtesy of Long Island Wrestling Association 




NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NYSPHSAA) STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

New York State Champions:(3)
Steve Whelan 1982 @250 lbs
Tom Katsigiorgis 1999 @189 lbs
Mike Labella 2003 @189 lbs

3X NYS Place Winners:(1)
Walter Sosnowski (3X) 2nd @96 lbs 2000, 4th @103 lbs 2001, 4th @112 lbs 2002

2X NYS Place Winners:(5)
Tim Granowitz (2X) 3rd @126 lbs 1971, 4th @138 lbs 1972
Lindsay Biagini (2X) 2nd @91 lbs 1976, 2nd @98 lbs 1977
Jeff Grossfeld (2X) 6th @91 lbs 1981, 3rd @105 lbs 1982
Jerold Limongelli (2X) 4th @96 lbs 1997, 2nd @ 103 lbs 1998
Shane Strumwasser (2X) 4th @125 lbs 2007, 3rd @135 lbs 2008

New York State Place Winners:(33 individuals with 40 place finishes)
Bob Rieber 2nd @165 lbs 1965
Dan Commella 4th @165 lbs 1966
Chet Sanders 4th @145 lbs 1969
Gary Jaeger 2nd @185 lbs 1970
Tim Granowitz (2X) 3rd @126 lbs 1971, 4th @138 lbs 1972
Don Mayorga 3rd @215 lbs1972
Jon Orr 3rd @155 lbs 1974
Lindsay Biagini (2X) 2nd @91 lbs 1976, 2nd @98 lbs 1977
Tom Pierzga 2nd @250 lbs 1976
Ed Fiorvanti 3rd @126 lbs 1977
Tom Fiorvanti 6th @138 lbs 1978
Jeff Grossfeld (2X) 6th @91 lbs 1981, 3rd @105 lbs 1982
Steve Whalen Champion @250 lbs 1982
Mike Seckler 3rd @167 lbs 1983
Geoffrey Fisher 5th @250 lbs 1988
Joe Marinello 6th @112 lbs 1988
Mike Giuliani 6th @91 lbs 1993
Frank Rapacki 4th @167 lbs 1995
Mike Amoroso 5th @145 lbs 1995
Ray Tutku 4th @275 lbs 1997
Jerold Limongelli (2X) 4th @96 lbs 1997, 2nd @103 lbs 1998
Tom Katsigiorgis Champion @189 lbs 1999
Wes Blauberg 3rd @140 lbs 1998
Ryan Kelly 4th @112 lbs 1998
Vin D'Agostino 2nd @275 lbs 1999
Joe Amalifitano 4th @140 lbs 1999
Walter Sosnowski (3X) 2nd @96 lbs 2000, 4th @103 lbs 2001, 4th @112 lbs2002
Mike Labella Champion @189 lbs2003
Ronnie Lanzilotta 6th @189 lbs 2004
Shane Strumwasser (2X) 4th @125 lbs 2007, 3rd @135 lbs 2008
Mike Doria 4th @130 lbs 2008
James Ondris 4th @152 lbs 2010
Conor Wetzel 5th @189 lbs 2011
Hunter Scutellaro 3rd @120 2017
Chase Liardi 2nd @99 lbs 2018