Given the events of the past two weeks, Cody Weiss just might have a soft spot in his heart for the Port Jefferson area.
During a 15-day span, the Riverhead High School senior reached two major milestones. On Jan. 10, Weiss became only the ninth wrestler in Blue Waves history to reach the 100-win benchmark with a victory over a Comsewogue opponent in Port Jefferson Station.
Some 24 hours after dropping a difficult decision at Newfield, Weiss bounced back in fashion Saturday to capture the 126-pound title at the Bob Armstrong Memorial Cup at Port Jefferson High School.
Weiss won all four of his matches, defeating Pat Scally of Centereach, pinning his foe with only 10 seconds remaining in the match.
He became the only Blue Wave wrestler to win a title as Ed Matyka and Justin Hansel fell short in their attempts to become champions. Matyka was edged out, 4-3, at 120 by Most Outstanding Wrestler of the competition, Port Jefferson’s Matteo DeVincenzo in what was one of the best confrontations of the night. Hansel lost to Comsewogue’s Brian Hurley, 2-1. DeVincenzo won the 2014 Division II state championship at 106 last year.
A pair of Blue Wave athletes earned third-place honors. Kerry Thomas defeated Joseph Lanciotti of St. John The Baptist, 7-1, at 106 and Justin Mateo pinned Amir Nelson of Comsewogue in 4:26 at 285.
Two other Riverhead competitors lost in the third-place match. Mitch Hobbs was downed by Applo Fragoletti of Mt. Sinai, 8-3, and Kyle Troyan was pinned by Naahjee Williams of Patchogue-Medford in 3:58 at 160.
Riverhead finished third with 108 points on the strength of one championship and had two wrestlers each who finished second, third and fourth. Patchogue-Medford won the team crown with 261 1/2 points, behind six champions. Mt. Sinai was second with 157 points.