The Geneseo wrestling team had nine individuals reach sectionals, but the Maple Leafs finished second, halting their chances of returning to state as a team.

The Geneseo wrestling team had nine individuals reach sectionals, but the Maple Leafs finished second, halting their chances of returning to state as a team.

Geneseo had five regional champions, with the Maple Leafs (163) finishing runner-up to Sterling (169).

“Overall we actually wrestled well,” Geneseo coach Jon Murray said. “I’m happy with my guys for the most part, but the team aspect didn’t fall the way we needed it to.”

Geneseo’s Cole Hunzeker earned his third regional title winning the 170-pound division by pin in 1:32.

A defending state champion, the Leafs’ Hunter Grau won the 145-pound championship by pin in 1:03 to earn his second regional title.

Earning his first regional championship, Antonio “Tumbo” Tumbarello notched his first trip to sectionals winning the 120-pound championship with a 8-4 decision.

With only the top three individuals advancing to sectionals, Tumbarello had been eliminated in the third place match the past three seasons.

“It’s a big accomplishment for him to break that barrier,” Murray said. “I expect him to take another step even further.”

Justin Scott repeated as the 195-pound regional champion, with a win by pin in 59 seconds.

Geneseo’s Zach Humphrey earned his first regional title with a 3-1 decision at 220 pounds.

The Leafs’ Ethan Kennedy finished runner-up in the 152-pound division.

Geneseo’s Andrew Rizzo lost his opening round match against Cooper Howard at 132 pounds.

Rizzo battled back into the third-place match where he faced Howard again.

In the third-place match, Rizzo finished his first regional with an exclamation point winning by pin in 3:25.

Geneseo’s Sam Thomas earned a hard fought 5-4 win by decision to take third-place at 285 pounds.

Geneseo’s Justin Perren won the 182-pound third-place match with a pin in 2:32.

The Leafs’ Charlie Schlindwein was defeated in the third-place match by decision at 113-pounds.

Geneseo’s Jordan Jackson was defeated in the 160 pound third-place match 10-3.

Geneseo’s nine qualifiers advance to the Washington Individual Sectional beginning on Friday, Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m.