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Suffolk County - Section XI Public High School Wrestling Tournament
Lindenhurst High School, Lindenhurst, NY
March 5-6, 1976

Team Score
Huntington 195.0   Harborfields 20.0
Brentwood Ross 112.0   West Babylon 20.0
Lindenhurst 42.0   Half Hollow Hills 18.0
Smithtown East 25.0   Sachem 15.0


Brackets: Division 1 Brackets (pdf)

Championship Finals
  91 - Joe Petrucci (Brentwood Ross, Fr.) sup dec. Mark Carrera (Port Jefferson, Fr.), 13-0
  98 - Mike Knock (Deer Park, Jr.) dec. Chuck Marino (Brentwood Ross, Sr.), 6-0
105 - James Abbott (Harborfields, Jr.) dec. Al Barravechio (Brentwood Sonderling, Sr.), 4-3
112 - Wade Cummings (Smithtown East, Sr.) dec. Bill Collado (Brentwood Ross, Sr.), 5-1
119 - Mike Picozzi (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Kevin Smith (Smithtown East, Sr.), 3-2
126 - Jeff Thomas (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Ken Brodmerkel (Lindenhurst, Sr.), 8-1
132 - Joe Giani (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Gary Wittman (Bayport-Blue Point, Sr.), 9-6
138 - Jeff Browne (Brentwood Ross, Sr.) pinned Paul Pastore (Huntington, Jr.), 4:38
145 - Mike Thomas (Huntington, So.) dec. Jim Breitenback (Riverhead, Sr.), 5-2
155 - John Karcher (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Ben Hill (Hampton Bays, Sr.), 8-5
167 - Tony Smith (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Joe Leggio (Bay Shore, Sr.), 5-2
177 - Joe Lidowski (West Babylon, Sr.) dec. Scott Dodd (Stony Brook, Sr.), 3-2
215 - Brian Gaffney (Huntington, Sr.) dec. John Allen (Sachem, Sr.), 3-1
250 - Mike Rosenbauer (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Sam Palladino (Lindenhurst, Sr.), 9-4

Lonnie Kittle Most Outstanding Wrestler: Mike Picozzi (Huntington, 119)
Most Pins Least Time: Brian Gaffney (Huntington, 215), 3 in ?

Consolation Finals 3rd/4th
  91 - Scott Thomas (Huntington, Fr.) dec. Brian Hughes (Smithtown West, So.), 5-2
  98 - Paul Widerman (Huntington, So.) sup dec. Pete Kowalewski (Brentwood Sonderling, Sr.), 14-0
105 - Mike Tillman (Northport, So.) dec. Andy Velez (Brentwood Ross, Sr.), 3-1
112 - Bill Balough (Brentwood Ross, Jr.) dec. Steve Spofford (Port Jefferson, Sr.), 6-2
119 - Mike Guistizia (Walt Whitman, So.) dec. Randy Owen (Northport, Jr.), 3-3 regulation, 5-1 OT
126 - Gary Demsko (West Islip, Sr.) dec. Jay Ernst (East Islip, Jr.), 2-1
132 - Pat Smith (Smithtown East, Jr.) dec. Aram Terchun (Westhampton Beach, Sr.), 0-0 regulation, 0-0, OT, referee's criteria
138 - Roy White (Babylon, Sr.) dec. Gary Garner (Harborfields, Jr.), 6-5
145 - Craig Rayzak (Half Hollow Hills , Sr.) dec. Frank Imbriano (Brentwood Ross, Sr.), 3-3 regulation, 5-0 OT
155 - Jerome Hiers (Brentwood Ross, So.) dec. Ed Hill (Walt Whitman, Sr.), 4-3
167 - Bill Franncke (Riverhead, Jr.) dec. John Coffin (Lindenhurst, Sr.), 7-6
177 - Lou Puca (Huntington, Jr.) dec. Lou Tusso (Bayport-Blue Point, Sr.), 5-3
215 - Fred O'Meally (Half Hollow Hills, Sr.) dec. Mike Harrell (Sayville, Sr.), ?
250 - Chris Dieterich (Ward Melville, Sr.) def. Paul Nadjek (Central Islip, Sr.), by Dflt


Semifinals
  91 - Joe Petrucci (Brentwood Ross) major decision Scott Thomas (Huntington), 8-0
         Mark Carrera (Port Jefferson) decision Brian Hughes (Smithtown West), 7-5
  98 - Mike Knock (Deer Park) decision Pete Kowalewski (Brentwood Sonderling), 6-0
         Chuck Marino (Brentwood Ross) decision Paul Widerman (Huntington), 6-1
105 - James Abbott (Harborfields) decision Mike Tillman (Northport), 6-5
         Al Barravechio (Brentwood Sonderling) decision Andy Velez (Brentwood Ross), 7-6
112 - Wade Cummings (Smithtown East) major decision Bill Balough (Brentwood Ross), 12-3
         Bill Collado (Brentwood Ross) decision Steve Spofford (Port Jefferson), 7-6
119 - Mike Picozzi (Huntington) decision Mike Guistizia (Walt Whitman), 12-5
         Kevin Smith (Smithtown East) decision Randy Owen (Northport), 13-6
126 - Jeff Thomas (Huntington) decision Gary Demsko (West Islip), 12-5
         Ken Brodmerkel (Lindenhurst) major decision Jay Ernst (East Islip), 20-11
132 - Joe Giani (Huntington) decision Aram Terchun (Westhampton Beach), 3-0
         Gary Wittman (Bayport-Blue Point) decision Pat Smith (Smithtown East), 7-6
138 - Jeff Browne (Brentwood Ross) superior decision Roy White (Babylon), 17-3
         Paul Pastore (Huntington) superior decision Gary Gardner (Harborfields), 15-1
145 - Mike Thomas (Huntington) decision Craig Rayzak (Half Hollow Hills), 9-8
         Jim Breitenback (Riverhead) decision Frank Imbriano (Brentwood Ross), 5-2
155 - John Karcher (Huntington) decision Jerome Hiers (Brentwood Ross), 4-2
         Ben Hill (Hampton Bays) decision Ed Hill (Walt Whitman), 8-1
167 - Tony Smith (Huntington) decision Bill Francke (Riverhead), 5-1
         Joe Leggio (Bay Shore) major decision John Coffin (Lindenhurst), 11-3
177 - Joe Lidowski (West Babylon) major decision Lou Tusso (Bayport-Blue Point), 9-1
         Scott Dodd (Stony Brook) pinned Lou Puca (Huntington), ?
215 - Brian Gaffney (Huntington) pinned Fred O'Meally (Half Hollow Hills), 4:28
         John Allen (Sachem) decision Mike Harrell (Sayville), 4-0
250 - Mike Rosenbauer (Huntington) decision Chris Dieterich (Ward Melville), 5-1
         Sam Palladino (Lindenhurst) decision Paul Nadjek (Central Islip), 5-0