Bethlehem Eagles place third at Colonie tournament

The Bethlehem wrestling team placed third out of 10 teams at Saturday's Linda Stuart Memorial Tournament at Colonie Central High School.

The Eagles had one individual champion and four more finalists on a day when they accumulated 128 points to finish behind champion Colonie (173 points) and runner-up LaSalle (149.5 points).

Mike Bonacci led Bethlehem with a first-place finish in the 171-pound weight class. Bonacci defeated Colonie's Mike Chmielewski 3-1 in the finals to garner his first tournament Linda Stuart Tournament title.

Matt Greene (112 pounds), Dan Lee (135), Dan Donato (189) and Josh Barburo (215) reached the finals for the Eagles. Lee lost to LaSalle's Cory Rifenberick 11-7 in his championship bout, while LaSalle's Connor Sutton earned a technical fall over Greene. Colonie's Joe Shell and A.J. Monin pinned Donato and Barburo, respectively.

Alex Kessler (103), Neil Robertson (125) and Dan Barth (160) won their consolation bouts to place third for Bethlehem.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk finished sixth at the Linda Stuart Tournament with 72 points. Andy Lyman (130) and Jesse Blanding (285) finished third in their weight classes to lead the Indians.

Elsewhere, Voorheesville took third place at the Glens Falls Matmania Tournament. The Blackbirds finished with 132.5 points, 3.5 points behind runner-up Schuylerville. Watervliet took the team title with 187 points.

Taylor Treadgold, Jerry Clark and Jimmy Sheedy won their weight classes for Voorheesville. Treadgold pinned Schuylerville's Len Rosa in the first period of their 119-pound championship bout, while Clark recorded a third-period fall against Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Dylan Slater in the 152 pound finals. Sheedy defeated Schuylerville's Nick Wilsey 13-2 to win the 160 pound weight class.

Quinn Treadgold (second place, 125 pounds), Andrew Clark (third, 140), Tim Stewart (fourth, 103) and Don Case (fourth, 215) also placed in the top four of their weight classes for the Blackbirds."

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