Teammate and fellow Section Four champion Jamie Griswold exited the winners’ bracket at 145 pounds after 3:30 as the BGAH senior was pinned by Locust Valley junior Mike Dusold in the opening round.
Wild-card entries Logan Robinson and Kai Sabada also fell in the first round. Walton junior Robinson fell, 3-2, to Morrisville-Eaton sophomore Zach Burke at 120 pounds, and Sabada was pinned in 58 seconds by Onteora senior Dustin Mackenzie in the opening round at 195.
The D-II state tournament continues Saturday with semifinals from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., followed by wrestlebacks from 12:30-2 p.m. and consolation finals from 2-3:30 p.m.
The D-II state championships are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
As of late Friday night, the website www.nysphsaa.org had Section Three leading the sectional team standings with 111 points, followed by Section Five at 96 and Section Four at 93.
Aiden Cohane had a pair of top-five finishes Monday at Bristol Mountain, helping Windham’s boys to a third-place finish in the Alpine Skiing State Championships.
Cohane placed an area-best third with a combined time of 1:24.08 over two runs in the boys slalom, which was won by Pittsford-Mendon’s Hunter Doyle in 1:21.40. Windham also received top-50 finishes from teammates Malcom Seamons (34th, 1:38.98), Tristen Jaeger (38th, 1:41.81) and George Sheridan (47th, 1:53.67). The event also featured a 42nd from Margaretville’s Riley Ancona (1:43.50).
Cohane went on to finish fifth in the boys giant slalom in 1:58.46. Doyle won that title as well, at 1:55.50.
Sheridan took 21st (2:04.66) in the same event, which featured a 33rd from Seamons (2:11.79), a 39th from Joe Pelham (2:16.17), a 41st from Jaeger (2:18.35) and a 45th from Ancona (2:21.72).
Jaeger earned a Section Four sportsmanship award for Windham, which finished with 61 points. Saratoga won the team title with 79 points, followed by Old Forge at 69.
Mattie Seamons had the top area girls finish with a seventh-place time of 1:48.19 in the slalom for the Warriors, who got a 19th from Sophia Jaeger (1:54.63).