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Class of 2015


Conor Melbourne

CAPTAIN 2X
162 Career Wins

All-time Leader

68 by pin

4x All-League

4x Al-Section (2nd, 3rd, 2nd, INJ)

2x Divisional Champion

All-State (5th)

Team Accomplishments:

3x League

2x Section 1 Dual Team

2x Section 1 Open Champions

3x Westchester County Champions

“Conor set the benchmark for commitment and unwavering focus on his goals and dreams.  Although a season ending injury derailed his pursuit his senior year, he ended up with the most wins every in our 58 year history.  His rituals and routines are legendary.  Onward and upward.”

152 lb.s

 

Evan Frank

CAPTAIN 2X
150 Career Wins

89 by pins

All-time record

4x All-League

3x All-Section (2nd, 2nd, 1st)

2x Divisional Champion

2x All State (3rd, 6th)

Team Accomplishments:

3x League

2x Section 1 Dual Team

2x Section 1 Open Champions

3x Westchester County Champions

“Evan is the first John Jay wrestler in our long history to be a 2x All-State wrestler, in addition to eclipsing the longstanding season and career pin records. Evan was as confident and as daring a wrestler as we have ever had, who was always looking to put on a great show for our adoring fans.”

182 lbs

 

Ray Cotto

CAPTAIN 2X
107 Career wins

46 by pin

3x All-League

2x All-Section (4th, 2nd)

2x Divisional Champion

State Qualifier

Team Accomplishments:

3x League

2x Section 1 Dual Team

2x Section 1 Open Champions

3x Westchester County Champions

“Ray was the ultimate captain.  Often sacrificing his individual wants for the team’s needs.  His transformation, in every physical and mental way, from his middle school years to his senior year is nothing short of remarkable.  An inspiration to a generation of John Jay wrestlers in his legacy.”

138 lbs.

 

Louie Cree

CAPTAIN

131 Career Wins

45 by pin

4x All-League

3x All-Section (4th, 2nd, 4th)

2x Divisional Champion

Team Accomplishments:

3x League

2x Section 1 Dual Team

2x Section 1 Open Champions

3x Westchester County Champions

“Louie our crazy Englishman, had as much natural ability as anyone who has ever donned the purple and black.  His fiery intensity on the mat has left many as opponent never wanting to take the mat with him again.  Not a guy you ever want to get into a scrap with.”

132 lbs.

 

Josh Rubin

101 Career wins

30 by pin

3x All-League

2x All-Section (5th, 4th)

Divisional Champion

Team Accomplishments:

3x League

2x Section 1 Dual Team

2x Section 1 Open Champions

3x Westchester County Champions

“Josh was one of the most natural athletes we have ever had the pleasure of having in our program.  Several injuries slowed his ultimate potential as he gutted through unselfish, tortuous pain for the team.  He will always be remembered for his limitless memory of all things in the wrestling world.”

145 lbs

 

Bim Gecaj

CAPTAIN
121 Career wins

73 by pin

3x All-League

3x All-Section (4th, 5th, 1st)

2x Divisional Champion

All-State (3rd)

Team Accomplishments:

3x League

2x Section 1 Dual Team

2x Section 1 Open Champions

3x Westchester County Champions

“Bim, our gentile giant was not so gentle in the circle.  He came from going 0-2 at JV sectionals his freshman year to 3rd place at the states his senior year.  It was a real treat to see him grow and mature, in every way, into a confident and endearing young man.  His best years are ahead of him”

285 lbs

 


Class of 2015


BRIAN KERSHNER

CAPTAIN 2X
118 Career wins
50 by pin
3X Sectional Qualifier
2X All-League
2X All-Section (4th, 5th)
2015 Divisional Champion
Team Accomplishments:
League Champions
Section 1 Dual team-2nd
Section 1 Open-2nd
Westchester County Champions
Rye Champions
Peru Champions
"Brian was our ROCK during the transition time in our program the last 4 years.  Only the 3rd-2X Captain in our 56 year history,
he was the guiding force in our historic season"
145 lbs.

ARI FAY

CAPTAIN
90 Career wins
33 by pin
2X Sectional Qualifier
2X All-League
All-Section (2nd)
2015 Divisional Champion
Team Accomplishments:
League Champions
Section 1 Dual team-2nd
Section 1 Open-2nd
Westchester County Champions
Rye Champions
Peru Champions
"Ari was our Mr. Steady...you always knew you could count on a "W" when he took the mat.  The strongest wrestler, pound for pound on the team, his mental and physical strength was unrivaled"
160 lbs.
 

Class of 2013
 

Billy Gossett

CAPTAIN

63 Career wins
30 by pin
2X Section Qualifier
2X All-League

All-Section
Team Accomplishments:
2X League Champions
2X Section 1 Dual team Champions
2010 Section 1 Champions
"Billy overcame a lot of obstacles to become one of the most feared opponents.  The strength in his arms was crippling and when he locked his patented move... it was "Cradle to the Grave" time
195 lbs.

 Alex Lambiotte
CAPTAIN 2X

75 Career pins
30 by pin
3X Sectional Qualifier
2X All-League
Team Accomplishments:
2X League Champions
2X Section 1 Dual team Champions
2010 Section 1 Champions
"Talk about most improved, Alex was on the varsity as a freshman when we were at our very best and he paid the price.  Our first 2-Time Captain since the rebirth 12 years ago, he was the heart and soul of this team.  His Perseverance was second to none."
132 lbs.
 

Class of 2011


MARK SWERTFAGER

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 41-9

Careen Record: 158-35

4X All-League

4X All-Section (5th, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd)

4X Sectional Qualifier (1st, 1st, 1st, 1st)

2nd All-time in Careen Pins (69)

All-time Career wins leader (158)

Only 4X Divisional Champion in JJ History

Team Accomplishments:

3X League Champions

3X Section 1 Dual team Champions

2010 Section 1 Champions (2nd, 2nd, 1st, 6th)

 “As tough a competitor as John Jay has ever had.  An incredible natural athlete who wrestled his hear out day in and day out for his team.  Unstoppable Single.  Can never be replaced.”

 140 lbs.

 WYATT GILCHRIST

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 38-8

Career Record: 73-51

2X All-League

All Section (4th)

2X Sectional Qualifier (1st, 3rd)

19th in All-time Career wins

13th All Time Careen Pins (43)

Lead 2011 Team in pins (21)

Team Accomplishments:

3X League Champions

3X Section 1 Dual team Champions

2010 Section 1 Champions (2nd, 2nd, 1st, 6th) 

“The improvement Wyatt made from his 0-3 start as a freshman is a testament to his work ethic and drive.  These qualities will lead to many successes in his life”

189 lbs.
 

JAMES KELLY

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 23-5

Career Record: 75-33
2X ALL-League

2X All-Section (2nd, 5th)

2X Sectional Qualifier (1st, 2nd)

18th in All-time Career wins

Team Accomplishments:

3X League Champions

3X Section 1 Dual team Champions

2010 Section 1 Champions (2nd, 2nd, 1st, 6th) 

“The 3rd in line of the ‘Wretling Kelly’s’  

He was as tough a competitor on the mat as there was.  He will forever be known for the Kelly speed stand-up, a staple of our program because of him.  A man of integrity, ethics and fairness, many success will follow James” 

130 lbs.
 

DAVID EGELER

Season Record 25-19

Careen Record: 66-46

All-League

All-Section (5th)

2X Sectional Qualifier (2nd, 4th)

22nd in All-time Career wins

18th All-time Career Pins (43)

Team Accomplishments:

3X League Champions

3X Section 1 Dual team Champions

2010 Section 1 Champions (2nd, 2nd, 1st, 6th) 

“David started off his career as a lamb and finished as a lion.  You could see him get tougher and more confident as a wrestler and a person as the years rolled on.  His best years are ahead of him” 

135 lbs.
 

LUCAS MYER

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 42-6

Careen Record: 83-34

2X All-League

2X All-Sectional (1st, 1st)

2X Sectional Qualifier (1st, 1st)

Only 2X Sectional Champion in JJ History

16th in All0time Careen wins

Lead 2011 Team Wins (42)

Team Accomplishments:

3X League Champions

3X Section 1 Dual team Champions

2010 Section 1 Champions (2nd, 2nd, 1st, 6th) 

“If only Lucas had started wrestling earlier.  What he accomplished in the 3 years of wrestling he did was nothing short of Historical.  Impossible to score on the Athlete, strength of Atlas” 

215 lbs.

 JAY SMITH

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 30-18

Careen Record: 87-50

2X All-League

All-Section (4th)

3X Sectional Qualifier (1st, 4th, 4th)

12th in All-time Career wins

9th All-time Career Pins (51)

Team Accomplishments:

3X League Champions

3X Section 1 Dual team Champions

2010 Section 1 Champions (2nd, 2nd, 1st, 6th) 

“Jay has been a consistent winner and leader on this team for 4 years, He has battled through the toughest schedule in the history of Section 1 over the past 4 years and come out Victorious.  May the lessons he learned on the mat, stay with him for life” 

145 lbs
 

RYAN OSLEEB

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 26-4

Careen Record: 104-16

4X All-Section (1st, 1st, 1st, 1st)

4X Section Champion

3X State Place finisher (5th, 5th, 1st)

2011 NYS Champion

  “Ryan Osleeb…..’The team of one’.  North Salem Darling!  What he accomplished was simply an amazing feat of a driven and tireless individual that allowed nothing to stand in his way.  He will forever be revered in our room as a fearless teammate and true wrestling icon”  

130 lbs.
 

 

Class of 2010

BILLY WATTERSON

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 52-5

Career Record: 154-30

4X All-League

3X All-Section (1st, 2nd, 5th) 

4X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 1st, 1st, 3rd) 

All-State (3rd)

2010 Section Champion

All-Time Season & Careen Win Records (52, 154) and Take down (149-568)

A member of the First Team in John Jay and Section 1 History to win the Section 1 Dual Meet Championships and the Section Open Championships.

“The most decorated and dedicated wrestler in John Jay History.  His commitment is unparalleled.  No one in the state was better on his feet than Billy.

He was born to be the best!

119 lbs.
 

HENRY STAUBER

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 40-8

Career Record: 151-30

4X All-League

4X All-Section (1st, 2nd, 2nd, 4th)

4 X Divisional place Finisher (4th, 1st, 1st, 1st,)

All-State (6th)

2010 Section Champion

First and only 4X All-Section Wrestler

A member of the First Team in John Jay and Section 1 History to win the Section 1 Dual Meet Championships and the Section Open Championships. 

“The most aggressive, tenacious wrestler in the John Jay History.  No one wanted to wrestler Henry.. one speed, full out.  His consistent winning presence will be sorely missed.  Henry will succeed at anything he tackles in life" 

130 lbs.
 

SCOTT GENVESI

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 30-7

Career Record: 129-43

4X All League

3X All-Section (1st, 3rd, 6th)

4X Divisional Fist Place Winner (1st, 1st, 1st, 6th)

All-State (5th)

2010 Section Championship

Third on the All-Time Careen Win Record (129)

A member of the First Team in John Jay and Section 1 History to win the Section 1 Dual Meet Championships and the Section Open Championships. 

“All his career, a stoic rock in our line-up.  Scott’s consistent winning wrestling in an upper middle weight was critical to our team’s incredible success.  His leadership and work ethic was second to none.” 

160 lbs.
 

TIMOTHY GECAJ

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 45-7

Careen Record: 90-15

2X All League

2X All Section (3rd, 3rd)

2X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 2nd)

All-State (5th)

Best ever to winning % of any John Jay Wrestler

A member of the First Team in John Jay and Section 1 History to win the Section 1 Dual Meet Championships and the Section Open Championships. 

“A mountain of a man, he filled all of the 285 lbs with heart and athleticism.  A teddy bear off the mat, many didn’t want to enter the ring with him.  An enormous presence at the end of the line-up, we could always count on six from the big man. 

285 lbs.
 

DONNIE GECAJ

CAPTAIN

Season Record: 20-5

Careen Record: 59-29

2X All League

2X All Section (6th, 5th)

2X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 3rd)

Over 50% of his wins were by pin (59 wins/33 pins)

A member of the First Team in John Jay and Section 1 History to win the Section 1 Dual Meet Championships and the Section Open Championships.

“To have endured the injuries that Donnie had to live with on a daily basis takes a special kind of person.  To have wrestled through them with the success he did, is a miracle.  The Section 1 Bill Snyder Award recipient, Donnie will always be a winner!”
189 lbs.
 

Class of 2009

 
PAT SWEENEY
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 36-7
Career Record: 56-36
All-League
2X Divisional Place Finisher (1st,4th)
All-Section (2nd)
"His success surpassed everyone's wildest dreams. He always found a way to win ...
'The heart attack kid', a pleasure to Coach... a true Gentleman."

215 lbs.

ANDY SCHEDE
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 40-12
Career Record: 92-23
2X All-League
2X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 2nd)
2X All-Section (5th, 5th)
Current season record holder: 52 matches, 180 near falls
"One of the most tenacious and fierce competitors our team has ever seen. Non-stop action and a style that will never be duplicated ...
His energy was boundless."

135 lbs.


 Class of 2008

JOHN SWERTFAGER
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 42-4
 Career Record: 112-27
Pins:70   Team Pts:617
2X All-League
3X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 2nd, 3rd )
2X All-Section (1st, 3rd )
2008 Section Champion, injured entire Junior Year
The last of the Founding Fathers of the rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition!
"Big Moves, Big Points and a Big Heart,
he overcame a lot of adversity to reach his dreams!"

189 lbs.

JAKE GENOVESI
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 41-4
Career Record: 72-17
2X All-League
2X Divisional Place Finisher
2X All-Section (1st, 4th)
2008 Section Champion
"An Inspiration to those who start late in this great sport. 
Two years of total commitment, anything can be done....and he did it!"
215 lbs.

BRIAN DIBETTA
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 23-9
Career Record: 100-44
213 Takedowns
4X All-League
3X Divisional Place Finisher (2nd, 2nd, 4th)
3X All-Section ( 4th, 6th, 6th )
The last of the Founding Fathers of the rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition!
"The courage, the will, the stamina, the fortitude and the perseverance of a man on a mission. The comeback kid will never be forgotten."
135 lbs.

JUSTIN DELAMOTHE
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 40-3
Career Record: 115-46
4X All-League
4X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 4th, 4th, 3rd)
 All-Section (3rd)
The last of the Founding Fathers of the rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition!
"Not flashy and travels 'under the radar'. All-time wins record holder for John Jay, to date, against some very accomplished teammates. One of the nicest kids to ever put on a purple and black singlet."
112 lbs.

MATT BARBO
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 33-12
Career Record: 108-57
2X All-League
4X Divisional Place Finisher (1st, 3rd, 5th, 4th)
2X All-Section (3rd, 4th)
The last of the Founding Fathers of the rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition!
"Never satisfied, always pushing for a better performance, requesting to wrestle the Best Competition...as committed as they come!"
130 lbs.


 Class of 2007

KYLE FRIEDMAN
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 40-5
Career Record: 105-50
3X All-League
3X All-Section (1st , 2nd , 4th)
1st Section Champ in 25 Years
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"He single handedly brought John Jay Wrestling
to the next level!"
152 lbs.

 

GREG SCOTT
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 37-5

Career Record: 79-32
3X All-League

All-Section (2nd)
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Always left everything on the mat"
"Incredible Tenacity!"
171 lbs.
 

Class of 2006

PAUL FRAULO
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 31-12

Career Record: 67-48
2X All-League

All-Section (4th)
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"The Body of Hercules with the Heart to Match … Jacked!"
160 lbs.

CHRIS COSTELLO
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 35-6

Career Record: 85-35
2X All-League

2X All-Section (4th, 3rd)
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"As Gifted an Athlete as I've ever Coached."-Bill Swertfager
215 lbs.

BRYAN CATALANO
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 31-11

Career Record: 84-41
2X All-League

2X All-Section (5th, 4th)
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Chased his dream with Reckless Abandon!"
119 lbs.
 

Class of 2005

MAX SINSHEIMER
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 27-7
Career Record: 72-37
All League

4yrs. Varsity Starter
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"It's not who you are, It's what you bring?"
"Max, you brought it every day!"
135 lbs.

BRIAN WOLFE
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 26-9
Career Record: 52-28
2 Time All League

Sectional Finalist
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Great Achievements require

Great Sacrifice…""Wolfey

 You are an Inspiration."
130 lbs.
 

Class of 2004

RYAN DALEY
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 25-8
Career Record: 25-8
All League

Sectional Qualifier
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Craddle Time"

215 lbs.

GEORGE KAMENOS
CAPTAIN
Season Record: 21-13
Career Record: 28-18
All League

2 Time Sectional Qualifier
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"A Work Ethic Admired By All."

189 lbs.

 

Class of 2003

DOUG CARPENTER
CAPTAIN
Season Record 27-12
Career Record 34-28
All Section, All League
2-Time Coaches Award Winner
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Respected by all, Feared None"
215 lbs.
 

BEN SCHRIER
Captain
Season Record 14-9
Career Record 18-11
2-Time Divisional Place Finisher
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Intensity and Fire in the Belly"

171 lbs.

AARON KATTER
Captain
Season Record 23-12
Career Record 34-22
All League

Divisional Finalist
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Nobody is quicker then the Kat"

130 lbs.

JUAN SANCHEZ
Captain
Season Record 14-14
Career Record 20-22
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"Heart of the Lion"
140 lbs.
 

MATT DRATCH
Captain
Season Record 19-10
Career Record 26-16
All Section, All League
A Founding Father of the Rebirth of the Great
John Jay Wrestling Tradition.
"A Mountain of a Man"
285 lbs.

 

 

 

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