Newfane dominates N-O All-League tourney; Medina has three champions, Albion two

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 18 January 2020 at 6:35 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Riley Black works toward a win in the 195 lb. championship bout over Albion’s Cameron Bell at the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League tournament this afternoon at Albion.

Led by a large contingent of seven individual weight class champions, Newfane took top honors at the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League wrestling Tournament this afternoon at Albion to lock up a seventh straight league title.

Newfane, which went 5-0 during the dual match portion of the N-O season, garnered a total of 277 points to win the tournament. Albion finished in the runner-up spot with 172 followed by Roy-Hart/Barker 123.5, Medina 121, Akron 114 and Wilson 79.5

The Panthers individual champions included Andy Lucinski (106), Adam Huntington (113), Josh Everett (132), Nik Voelker (138), Ryan Nugent (145), Simon Lingle (182) and Jaden Heers (285).

Lucinski, Huntington, Nugent and Voelker are all repeat champions.

In their title bouts, Lucinski pinned RaShawn Bloom (Medina) in 1:36, Huntington decisioned Brett Ricker (Roy-Hart/Barker) 7-5, Everett pinned Allan Schultz (Wilson) in :51, Voelker scored a 16-0 technical fall win over Alex Hafner (Albion), Nugent pinned Colby Hancock (Roy-Hart/Barker) in 2:26 Lingle pinned Will Freeman (Albion) in 1:41 and Heers decisioned Cody Wilson (Albion) 3-2.

Roy-Hart’s Gavin Ciarfella, who earned the tourney’s Most Outstanding Wrestler Award, works toward a title match win over Newfane’s Aiden Gillings.

Medina had three champions including Miles Hartway (152), Noah Skinner (160) and Riley Black (195).

Hartway, who advanced to the finals with two pins and a decision win, nipped Cam Guy of Wilson 8-7 in his title bout.

Skinner, who had a pin and decision win to reach the finals, pinned Zach Hill of Roy-Hart/Barker in 3:35 in the championship bout.

Black, who had major decision win and a pin to reach the title bout, pinned Cameron Bell of Albion in 1:55 to win the championship.

Host Albion had a pair of champions in Amilcar Morales (126) and Bryce Kelly (220) who are both repeat winners.

Morales registered two pins to advance to the finals where he scored a 12-2 major decision win over Tim Hackney of Newfane.

Kelly pinned Charles LaRose of Newfane in 1:51 to claim the championship.

Akron also had a pair of champions in Josh Cummings (120) and Ryan Yaeger (170).

In the title bouts, Cummings decisioned Miguel Salas of Newfane 11-10 and Yaeger decisioned Dayne Aina of Albion 11-6.

Rounding out the champions was Gavin Ciarfella of Roy-Hart/Barker who earned the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler honor.

Ciarfella scored a pin in the quarterfinals and a technical fall victory in the semifinals before outlasting Aiden Gillings of Newfane 13-11 in overtime in the 99 lb. championship bout.

Third place honorees (by weight class) were as follows: 99 – Dominic Callara (Medina), 106- Jacob Stephenson (Wilson), 113 – Travis Fry (Akron), 120 – Luke Atlas (Wilson), 126 – Nick Critelli (Akron), 132 – Ellwood Hafner (Albion), 138, Trent Choate (Roy-Hart/Barker), 145 – Christian Humbert (Akron), 152 – James Lojeck (Akron), 160 – Kyle Oship (Newfane), 170 – Christian Corter (Newfane), 182 – Aiden Smith (Akron), 195 – Andrew Hill (Roy-Hart/Barker), 220 – Ryan Greiner (Akron) and 285 – Mitchell Silversmith (Medina).

(Click here to see video of Barker/Roy-Hart’s Gavin Ciarfella win in OT over Newfane’s Aiden Gillings and earned Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.)

(Click here to see video of Albion’s Amilicar Morales score a major decision over Newfane’s Tim Hackney.)

(Click here to see video of Medina’s Miles Hartway hang on for the 8-7 decision over Wilson’s Cam Guy.)

Albion’s Amilcar Morales earned his second straight N-O title with this 12-2 win over Newfane’s Tim Hackney.

Medina’s Miles Hartway in route to a narrow 8-7 title win over Cam Guy of Wilson.

Medina’s Noah Skinner in route to posting a title bout pin over Zach Hill of Roy-Hart/Barker.

Albion’s Bryce Kelly in route to a title winning pin over Charles LaRose of Newfane.