Week 2 - Monroe County Wrestling
SOURCE: armdrag.com
December 12, 2022


Week 2 Round-up - Monroe County Wrestling
By Craig Kaper, Monroe County Wrestling Chairman

The week got off to an exciting start as #2 NYS Starpoint (Section VI) traveled to Fairport to take on the #5 NYS Red Raiders. Fairport was able to win 6 of the 13 bouts but came up short 27-37. The featured match pitted two highly accomplished wrestlers in Brady Unger (F) vs. Gage LaPlante (S). Unger pulled out a 4-0 victory.

League Duals:

Plenty of action within our league this week. Some very closely contested duals occurred Wednesday night. Brockport edged HFL 33-27, Attica/Batavia defeated Spencerport 48-30, Churchville Chili narrowly got past Webster Thomas by a score of 37-33. Cameron Guffey of Thomas led his squad with a fall at 110 lbs and Coy Raines propelled Churchville with his pin at 172 lbs. Rush Henrietta knocked off Penfield 51-19. Ryan Parton of Penfield picked up the win at 126 lbs. and Makhare Rogers won by fall to lead RH.


The Annual Hunter Tournament at Penfield took place on Saturday. Monroe County was represented by HFL, Webster Thomas, Brighton, Penfield, Brockport, Canandaigua, and Eastridge. HFL was crowned the team champion with Brockport taking 2nd and Thomas in 3rd. Nine of the thirteen weights were won by Monroe County wrestlers. Chris Noto (HFL) took top honors at 110 lbs., Kiernan Mcgee (Pen) won at 118 lbs., Richard Wood (Brock) won at 126 lbs. HFL took top honors in the next 3 weights as Waylan Winseman, Jazz Spaulding, and Nick Noto continued their winning ways. Brighton crowned a champion at 152 lbs with Andrew Mark. Joe Caudle was the 160 lb champ for Brockport and Mason Depew took a title for Canandaigua at 215 lbs. Also, making the finals and finishing in the runner-up position were; John Winseman (HFL), Cole Mastin (WT), William Wood (Brock), Andrew Spaulding (HFL), Paul Rose (Brock), Austin Boff (Brock), John Schmitt (WT), Max Morrison (Bri), and Zachary Bonanza (ERI)

The Attica/Batavia Tournament celebrated its 49th year of competition on Saturday. Competing Monroe County Schools were Attica/Batavia, Greece, and Victor. Attica Batavia finished in 2nd as a team and Victor was 3rd. Attica/Batavia crowned two champions in Casper Stewart at 152 lbs and Wyatt Kaufman at 215 lbs. Victor also had two champs with Drew Aparo at 110 lbs and Ty Rader at 285 lbs. Also making the finals and finishing in the runner-up spot were Devon Weber and Joe Molica of Greece, Wyatt Bryman of Attica/Batavia, and Victor's Sam Ricci and Shane Kisielewski. Stewart was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Wrestler.

The Cheektowaga Duals were attended by Spencerport and Webster Shroeder. Spencerport had a strong showing finishing in 2nd place and going 4-1 on the day. Webster Schroeder finished with two victories in the tournament. The team title went to Niagara Wheatfield out of Section VI.

The Demeco-Trainor tournament was held at Churchville Chili. Three of the five teams hailed from Monroe County. Host Churchville Chili was 4-0 and crowned the team champion. Gates Chili was 3rd at 2-2 and Irondequoit 4th at 1-3. Cael Raines of Churchville and Noah Leathersich of Gates were tournament Most Outstanding Wrestlers.

Fairport was on the road at the John Vesper Duals. They were a perfect 5-0 on the day taking home 1st place honors. They had convincing wins throughout the day including a 53-13 score over host Clarence of Section VI.

Rush Henrietta got out of town and headed to Phoenix for their annual round robin tournament. RH managed to take home 2nd place honors from a large field. Makhare Rogers got the job done for the Royal Comets winning the 126 lb weight class. Griffen Freeman and Tramell Parson also advanced to the finals and finished in 2nd place.

Hilton also traveled out of section and competed in the Section VI Pioneer Duals. They took home 2nd place honors falling to tournament champion Star Point. Hilton went a strong 7-1 on the weekend.

Coming up in Week 3!

The Monroe County Championships!!!

This tournament is always a hotly contested one and can be an early indicator of who the top dogs are come February. We are also usually treated to some unexpected matches as not all wrestlers will be in their postseason weight classes.

The tournament, at Webster Schroeder High School, kicks off Friday night at 5:15 and will resume again Saturday morning at 9:30. The Final Round is scheduled tentatively for 3:30 p.m.