By Jack Haley Messenger Post
CANANDAIGUA - Ian Salathiel and Hayden Maltese of Webster Thomas each captured championships in the finals of the Bradshaw Wrestling Tournament held at Canandaigua Academy to help lead the Titans to the team title with 185 points on Saturday night.
The tournament honors former wrestler Robert Bradshaw a 1968 Section 5 Class A champion for Canandaigua Academy. Bradshaw died that same year in a car accident. He was 18.
In the 39th year of the annual tournament, Palmyra-Macedon came in second with 178.5, and host Canandaigua came in third with 158.5. Rounding out the top five were Greece (149) and Pittsford (141.5).
Salathiel posted a hard fought win over Canandaigua's Vinny Romeo 3-2 to win the 145 pound championships while Maltese also posted a 3-2 win over a Canandaigua wrestler to win the 195 pound crown over Danny Dillon.
Greece finished with the most individual champions on the night with three as Chris Fantauzzo defeated Canandaigua's Nate Gilligan 4-3 at 126, Nick Bentivegna won 138 pound title with a 7-3 decision over Aaron Langley of Webster Thomas and Ian James took a 3-2 overtime decision at 285 over Irondequoit's Cameron Rohr.
Palmyra-Macedon and Pittsford also finished the night with two champions. Leading the Red Raiders was Emerson Block at 120 with his 8-2 decision over Jared Price of Pioneer. Max Lloyd pinned Vince Buscemi of Greece in 3:51 at 152 pounds.
For Pittsford, Aleksei Cartagena posted a major decision over Jaime Dattilo of Victor 13-3 at 106 and Tyler Schaefer posted a 3-2 win over Geneva's Christian Shepherd at 220.
Derek St. James of Gates-Chili was the first champion crowned at 99 pounds with his 1:48 pin over Kyler Elmer of Pal-Mac.
Geneseo's James Lukaszonas defeated Canandaigua's Mitch Fisher 5-4 at 170 pounds while Newark's Josh Figueroa won the 160 pound title with a 5-1 decision over Gavin Pierce of Greece. Isaiah Zimmer of Chenango Forks turned Jake Smith of Honeoye Falls-Lima for a pin in 3:25 at 182 pounds.
Rounding out the top 10 in the team standings was Victor (137.5), Irondequoit (116.5) Chenango Forks (109.5), Newark (100) and Athens (98.5).