Cortland's Henry Captures 174-Pound Title at York College New Standard Invitational
December 02, 2018


YORK, PA. – Freshman Demitreus Henry (Brooklyn/Grand Street Campus) earned four decisions to capture the individual title in the 174-pound weight class at the two-day York New Standard Invitational. Sophomore Gianno Silba (Newark Valley) also placed, finishing 6-2 to secure fifth place at 157 pounds.

Henry opened with a 6-2 win over Ryan Haas of Baldwin Wallace. He advanced to the semifinals with an 8-4 decision against Ithaca's Steve Rice, and earned a trip to the title bout on a 6-3 victory versus Brett Leonard of Roger Williams. Henry secured the title with a 9-5 decision over Dan Kilroy of The College of New Jersey.

Silba began his run to his fifth-place finish with a 10-4 decision over York's Jake Stasil. After falling to Tyler Gazaway of Roger Williams, Silba strung together four straight wins to advance to the consolation semifinals. It began with a 21-6 technical fall versus Brockport's Jordan Kayes. Nexy came a 5-4 decision against Giancarlo Crivelli of The College of New Jersey, followed by an 11-2 major decision versus Ryan Orr of Baldwin Wallace. A 12-5 win versus Mark Gerstacker of TCNJ pitted Silba against Gazaway again, but Silba fell, 10-2. He earned a medical forfeit win in the fifth-place match.

Senior Alex D'Angelo (Thiells/North Rockland) and sophomore Matt Maquet (Long Beach) each posted 3-2 records over the weekend. At 141 pounds, D'Angelo earned 13-2 and 13-4 major decisions over Connor Mauriello of Johns Hopkins and Connor Murphy of TCNJ, respectively), and a 6-1 decision versus Steven Schwab of TCNJ. Maquet, competing at 133 pounds, recorded bonus points in two of his wins. He registered a 10-0 major decision over Jace Garza of Merchant Marine to begin the weekend. After a loss in the round of 16, Maquet defeated Jon Mejia of Roger Williams, 10-6, and earned a fall in 42 seconds over Brockport's John Cantwell. His tournament ended with a tough 7-5 sudden-victory to Matt Armamento of Johnson & Wales.

Two other Red Dragons posted multiple wins. At 165 pounds, sophomore Charlie Spada (Long Beach) went 2-2, winning his first two bouts, including a pin of Zachary Goranson of Ursinus in 3:31. At 197 pounds, sophomore Ryan O'Shea (Levittown/MacArthur) also posted victories in his first two contests that featured a pin of A.J. White of Apprentice in 1:49

Cortland finished ninth in the final team standings with 55 points. Johnson and Wales was the team champion with 154.5 points.