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Eastern States

Posted Saturday, January 15, 2011 by Matthew Urciuoli

After 2 days of blood, sweat, and tears....Seth Stauble out wrestled his 5th seed and earned a 4th place finish at the Eastern States Classic!  After a tough 5-1 loss to the Section 2 runner up from Hudson Falls, Seth defeated the the Section I runner up from New Rochelle 2-1.  In the Consolation Finals Seth had a rematch with the Hudson falls wrestler but this time Seth cut the gap to a tight 3-2 score.  Although he lost, he showed that he can compete with the best in NYS.

At 135 lbs, defending chasmp Trent Costello faced of with former Section 9 Champ Richard Dennison of Minisink Valley.  Trent prevailed 2-1 in 3 OT as Dennsion gave up a critical point from a 3rd false start/Caution.  In the quarerfinals Trent wrestled Brian Realbutto of Somers (1st NYS 2009, 3rd NYS 2010).   Trent was teched by Realbutto 5 weeks ago at the Tiger Duals but gave him his toughest match of the tournament with a 5-0 loss.  As with Seth, Trent showed he could wrestle with the best in the State.

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