With eight finalists and three champions, the Red Hook High School wrestling team earned the Section 9 Division II title at SUNY Ulster on Sunday.
Wade Harris (99 pounds), Taylor Benson (126) and Stefan Chichkov (220) all took titles for the Raiders. Harris topped Tuxedo’s Nick Conetta, 6-5, in four overtimes, while Benson pinned New Paltz’s A.J. Fazio and Chichkov pinned Highland’s Dom Bellacicco.
Highland earned a quartet of individual titles. In beating Red Hook’s Tristen Schiafo for the 132-pound title, Andrew Suleiman earned his 100th victory. Mike Feliciano topped Rondout Valley’s Ian Houck 7-3 for the win at 113, while Ted Mapes pinned Tuxedo’s Dylan Delisi at 170 and John Beal decisioned New Paltz’s Mike Hull, 3-2 at 285.
New Paltz’s Ben Cuppett won the 152 title by beating Chester’s Brody Harris, and Marlboro’s Isaac Mathews beat Red Hook’s Kyle Torre, 4-2, for the 138 title.
Red Hook’s team title was also bolstered by second-place finishes from Jeffrey Kiluba (145), A.J. Coolbaugh (182) and Darren Coon (195). Highland’s Lester Sokolowski was second at 160.