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9th Annual Rochester Interscholastic League Wrestling Championships
April 20, 1931 @ Benjamin Franklin High School (Rochester, New York)
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Crowned Schoolboy Champs in Title Mat Meet
Wrestling champions, winners in the finals of the city interscholastic individual tournament at Benjamin Franklin High yesterday afternoon, are shown above. Six of the nine title-holders lined up above wear Tech High's colors. The champions are, from left, Milton Dibble, Monroe, 105 pounds; John DeFrancisco, Monroe, 126 pounds; Sam Polis, Tech, 118 pounds; Francis Spronza, Tech, 147 pounds; Harold Taylor, Tech, 112 pounds; Frank Reddy, Tech, 160 pounds; Eugene DePrez, West, unlimited class, and his brother Jerry, Tech, 175 pounds. SOURCE: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Tuesday, April 21, 1931. Reproduced by armdrag.com with permission. Click for larger image.


Slideshow: Democrat & Chronicle



Slideshow: The Times-Union




Varsity

Team Final

Edison Tech (Rochester) 6, Monroe (Rochester) 2, West High (Rochester) 1, Charlotte (Rochester) 0, East High (Rochester) 0, Franklin (Rochester) 0, Marshall (Rochester) 0

Championship Final (1st)

105  Milton Dibble (MR) > Norman Hall (WHR) fall 4:17
112  Harold Taylor (ETR) > Frank DiBenedetto (ETR) time advantage decision 2:11
118  Sam Polis (ETR) > Joseph Caccamise (EHR) fall 7:27
126  John Defrancisco (MR) > Mike Bulavinetz (ETR) time advantage decision 3:37
135  Ernest Houle (ETR) > Thomas Polis (ETR) fall 8:26
147  Frank Spronza (ETR) > Joseph Vollo (EHR) time advantage decision 5:45
160  Frank Reddy (ETR) > Fred Lawrence (EHR) fall 9:28
175  Jerry DePrez (ETR) > Edwin Yaw (EHR) time advantage decision 5:45
UNL  Gene DePrez (WHR) > Ray Schroeder (ETR) fall 2:11

Championship Semifinals

105  Norman Hall (WHR) > Madalena (ETR) time advantage decision 2:24
105  Milton Dibble (MR) > Manuele (EHR) time advantage decision 1:25
112  Harold Taylor (ETR) > Jack Leone (FR) fall 5:20
112  Frank DiBenedetto (ETR) > Edward Aratari (EHR) fall 4:22
118  Joseph Caccamise (EHR) > Rice (ETR) time advantage decision 4:27
118  Sam Polis (ETR) > Salerno (FR) default
126  John Defrancisco (MR) > Bob Ruppenthal (FR) OTA 2:01 (1OT)
126  Mike Bulavinetz (ETR) > Cocuzzi (WHR) time advantage decision 3:30
135  Ernest Houle (ETR) > James Gala (WHR) OTA 1:18 (1OT)
135  Thomas Polis (ETR) > Chuck Geyer (FR) time advantage decision 1:08
147  Joseph Vollo (EHR) > Wright (CR) time advantage decision 1:41
147  Frank Spronza (ETR) > Dawson (MR) time advantage decision 3:37
160  Frank Reddy (ETR) > Jenner (WHR) time advantage decision 1:15
160  Fred Lawrence (EHR) > Claude Wright (EHR) fall 1:28
175  Jerry DePrez (ETR) > Romer (ETR) time advantage decision 1:43
UNL  Ray Schroeder (ETR) > Pete Johnson (FR) OTA 3:14 (1OT)
UNL  Gene DePrez (WHR) > Sayer (CR) fall 5:48


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