John Jay High School’s Jay Albis built a lot of momentum going into the Eastern States Classic wrestling tournament at SUNY Sullivan.
In one match, that momentum was taken away.
Albis, the No. 4 seed in the 113-pound weight class, advanced to the semifinals, where he faced Kyle Quinn of Wantagh. After the two knocked knees, Albis finished the match but lost, 7-1.
“We went knee-to-knee, my knee popped and I fell immediately, right away,” Albis said. “It was a tough tournament, though. I wrestled really good. It was one of the better tournaments I had. No excuses, hats off to him.”
Albis placed sixth overall.
“I finished the match — toughed it out, but wound up forfeiting the rest of my (consolation) matches,” he said. “Hopefully it won’t affect the rest of my season.”
Albis had lost to Quinn last season in the Virginia Beach Nationals.
Also wrestling for the Patriots was Randy Earl (106), who lost to Anthony Sparacio of North Babylon 5-4 in the round of 16. Earl defeated Stefan Lindblom of Fordham Prep 8-3 in the round of 32.
Additionally Tom Docherty (132), Grant Frederick (145) and Brandon White (182) wrestled for John Jay. Docherty fell in the round of 16 while Frederick and White each lost in the round of 32. Tyler Albis (99) also lost in the round of 32 to third-seeded Benny Baker, who scored the pin at 1:33.
Arlington’s Brady Robin, the No. 10 seed at 138, reached the semifinals, where he dropped a 7-1 decision to Brad Wade of Islip.
Robin beat seventh-seeded Patrick Munn by pinfall in the quarterfinal round.
“I thought he had a great tournament,” Arlington coach Fred Perry said of Robin. “The way he wrestled was fantastic. I was very, very happy with him. I expected him to do well because he’s that type of a wrestler. I was very pleased.”
Taylor Benson (126) of Red Hook beat Dylan Mateo of Nanuet by pinfall at 1:09 in the round of 32, but lost to Trent Olson of Wyoming Seminary by pinfall at 1:56 in the round of 16.
Fellow Raider Tristen Schiafo (132) lost in the round of 32, 13-0, to Grant Cuomo of Brewster.
Red Hook’s Kyle Torre (138) lost his first match by pin fall at 5:14 to Frankie Gissendanner of Penfield.
Roy C. Ketcham’s Daniel Murphy, the 14th seed at 145, placed sixth but lost 8-1 in the round of 16 to Will Verallis, the No. 3 seed, of Wyoming Seminary. Murphy pinned Kevin Jackson of Locust Valley at 1:19 in the first round.
At 220, Murphy Wilson fell to Joe Humphrey of Middletown in the first round. Humphrey scored the pin at 5:41.
New Paltz’s Karl Linneman, the 17th seed in 145, lost in the first round to Ethan Feazelle of Peru, 7-3.