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Suffolk County - Section XI Public High School Wrestling Tournament
Walt Whitman High School, Huntington Station, NY
March 4-5, 1977

Team Score
Brentwood Ross 132.0   Islip 47.5
Walt Whitman 92.0   Smithtown East 47.0
Sachem 88.5   Port Jefferson 46.0
Harborfields 73.5   Babylon 44.0
Huntington 64.0   Bay Shore 35.0
John Glenn 56.0  


Brackets: Division 1 Brackets (pdf)

Championship Finals
  91 - Todd Cummings (Smithtown East, Jr.) dec. Jim Carrera (Port Jefferson, 8th), 2-1
  98 - Paul Widerman (Huntington, Jr.) dec. Wade Genova (Sachem, Jr.), 7-5
105 - Jim Abbott (Harborfields, Sr.) dec. Joe Petrucci (Brentwood Ross, So.), 4-3
112 - Tom Hake (Sayville, Jr.) dec. Mike Tillman (Northport, Jr.), 7-2
119 - Mike Giustizia (Walt Whitman, Jr.) dec. Bill Balough (Brentwood Ross, Sr.), 5-4
126 - Bob Lauro (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Mike Whitcomb (Walt Whitman, Jr.), 7-5
132 - Dave Bartoli (Brentwood Sonderling, Sr.) dec. Phil Rodriguez (Brentwood Ross, Sr.), 8-4
138 - Marco Leddy (Hampton Bays, Jr.) pinned Ivan Ramos (Brentwood Ross, So.), 3:10
145 - Gary Gardner (Harborfields, Sr.) dec. Bob Scaffeddi (Islip, Sr.), 8-3
155 - Rich Patterson (Babylon, Sr.) dec. Mike Cunningham (Bay Shore, Sr.), 7-5
167 - John Plante (Brentwood Ross, Sr.) dec. Joe Mayo (Sachem, Sr.), 8-3
177 - Vin Lipponer (Sachem, Sr.) dec. Jim Davis (John Glenn, Sr.), 4-2
215 - Erik Schneider (Walt Whitman, Sr.) maj dec. Robert Olander (Islip, Sr.), 10-0
250 - Eric Creegan (John Glenn, Sr.) pinned Lester Ware (Southampton, Sr.), 1:27

Lonnie Kittle Most Outstanding Wrestler: Tom Hake (Sayville, 112)
Most Pins Least Time: Eric Creegan (John Glenn, 250), 3 in ?

Consolation Finals 3rd/4th
  91 - Louis LaFamenia (Brentwood Ross, So.) pinned Mike Lesser (Harborfields, So.), 8:56 OT
  98 - Mark Carrera (Port Jefferson, So.) dec. Dave Piaconis (Harborfields, Sr.), referee's criteria, 1-1 OT
105 - Mark Palzer (Walt Whitman, Jr.) pinned Mike Vilardi (Ward Melville, Jr.), 4:33
112 - Chris Guinta (North Babylon, Jr.) dec. Jack Truncale (Smithtown East, Jr.), 4-3
119 - Bill Swezey (West Islip, Jr.) dec. Dennis Murnane (Bayport-Blue Point, Sr.), 10-7
126 - Anthony Appell (West Babylon, Sr.) dec. Mike Mankowich (Commack North, So.), 5-0
132 - Gerard Candela (Hampton Bays, Jr.) dec. Al Tallman (North Babylon, Jr.), 7-1
138 - Paul Pastore (Huntington, Sr.) dec. Tom Kujan (William Floyd, Sr.), 5-0
145 - Tony Wallace (Babylon, Jr.) pinned Tom McCabe (Miller Place, Sr.), 3:52
155 - Dan O'Connor (Port Jefferson, Sr.) maj dec. Carl Petrocelli (Centereach, Jr.), 12-3
167 - Bill Franke (Riverhead, Sr.) pinned Matt Boyle (Amityville, So.), 3:38
177 - Scott Dodd (Stony Brook, Sr.) def. John Coffin (Lindenhurst, Sr.), by FFT
215 - Norm Stiley (Greenport, Sr.) dec. Dondi Farmer (Bay Shore, Jr.), 6-4
250 - Joe Rubin (Commack South, Sr.) pinned Rich Fitzpatrick (Sachem, So.), 4:30


Semifinals
  91 - Todd Cummings (Smithtown East) superior decision Louis LaFemina (Brentwood Ross), 19-5
         Jim Carrera (Port Jefferson) decision Mike Lesser (Harborfields), 7-2
  98 - Paul Widerman (Huntington) major decision Dave Pliaconis (Harborfields), 13-2
         Wade Genova (Sachem) decision Mark Carrera (Port Jefferson), 11-6
105 - Jim Abbott (Harborfields) decision Mark Palzer (Walt Whitman), 7-4
         Joe Petrucci (Brentwood Ross) pinned Mike Villardi (Ward Melville), 3:14
112 - Tom Hake (Sayville) decision Chris Guinta (North Babylon), 13-6
         Mike Tillman (Northport) decision Jack Truncale (Smithtown East), 12-8
119 - Mike Giustizia (Walt Whitman) decision Dennis Murnane (Bayport-Blue Point), 9-6
         Bill Balough (Brentwood Ross) decision Bill Swezey (West Islip), 6-1
126 - Bob Lauro (Huntington) major decision Mike Mankowich (Commack North), 11-3
         Mike Whitcomb (Walt Whitman) decision Anthony Appell (West Babylon), 7-5
132 - Dave Bartoli (Brentwood Sonderling) decision Gerard Candella (Hampton Bays), 3-2
         Phil Rodriguez (Brentwood Ross) decision Al Tallman (North Babylon), 6-4
138 - Marco Leddy (Hampton Bays) decision Paul Pastore (Huntington), 6-4
         Ivan Ramos (Brentwood Ross) decision Tom Kujan (William Floyd), 7-4
145 - Gary Gardner (Harborfields) major decision Tom McCabe (Miller Place), 11-3
         Bob Scaffeddi (Islip) decision Tony Wallace (Babylon), 4-1
155 - Rich Patterson (Babylon) decision Dan O'Connor (Port Jefferson), 3-1
         Mike Cunningham (Bay Shore) decision Carl Petrucelli (Centereach), 9-7
167 - John Plante (Brentwood Ross) pinned Matt Boyle (Amityville), 1:28
         Joe Mayo (Sachem) decision Bill Francke (Riverhead), 8-2
177 - Vin Lipponer (Sachem) decision Scott Dodd (Stony Brook), 6-2
         Jim Davis (John Glenn) decision John Coffin (Lindenhurst), 8-5
215 - Erik Schneider (Walt Whitman) pinned Dondi Farmer (Bay Shore), 3:01
         Robert Olander (Islip) major decision Norm Stilley (Greenport), 12-2
250 - Eric Creegan (John Glenn) pinned Joe Rubin (Commack South), 2:44
         Lester Ware (Southampton) superior decision Rich Fitzpatrick (Sachem), 18-3