Not to be outdone, Burns edged out Jon Glennon of Lansing, 2 1. Trailing late in the match, Burns scored a reversal to advance at 189.
It was business as usual for Meys, a five time Section II champion who is gunning for his third state title. The senior made short work of his competition, pinning his two opponents in a combined 45 seconds.
Burns advances to face Duanesburg's Nick Gwiazdowski, who has beaten Burns twice this season in one point decisions, including in the Section II final. Robichaud will face Ryan Leblanc of Morrisville Eaton (Section III).
Seniors Taylor Robichaud and Jeremy Burns each gutted out quarterfinal victories on Friday with both surviving in the third period in the 160 pound and 189 pound weight classes in Division II, respectively, to advance to this morning's semifinal round of the New York state wrestling championships at Times Union Center.
Belanger also recorded an early victory in the first round with a pin of Brant Page of Horseheads (Section IV) in only 27 seconds. In his quarterfinal, Belanger built a 4 0 advantage in the first period and went on to outlast Henry Stauber of John Jay Crossriver, 5 2. Belanger moves on to face Steven Keith of Shoreham Wading River (Section XI) in his semifinal.
"That was the craziest two minutes of my life," said Robichaud, won a Section II title last Saturday.
"With the way the tournament is seeded, I have to take every match very seriously," Altarac said. "I was ranked first in the country, but I lost in four overtimes at Eastern States, so anything can happen."
La Salle teammate Ken Altarac was dominant as well while returning to the semifinals.
Sutton said. "So La Salle has wrestled well."
La Salle freshman Connor Sutton won his first round match at 112 with a pin of Anthony Facchini of Seaford (Section VIII); before he was edged out in a quarterfinal, 6 5, by Kenneth Collado of Hauppauge (Section XI).
"I'm still nervous, I'm definitely nervous," Meys said. "I don't think you can wrestle if you're not nervous. Winning never gets too old for me."
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Clemente moves on to Anthony Volpe of Rocky Point (Section XI) in the semifinal round.
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Robichaud showed a flair for the dramatic in his quarterfinal match by outlasting Batavia's Ryan Darch, 9 6. Leading 5 4 entering the third, Robichaud used an escape to break a 6 6 tie and followed with a takedown in the final seconds to secure the victory.
Meys began his day in dominating fashion with a pine of Brendon Kelly of Canton in 20 seconds in the first round. In the quarterfinal round, Meys continued his quick work by pinning Brendan Dwyer of Pittsford (Section V) in just 25 seconds.
"It's my second year at states and last year, nobody came with me. Now they're two of us in the semifinals it shows how much we've accomplished over the last year."
"It's important to stay loose and keep at it," Clemente said. "I really want to go after it and keep it going."
Altarac moves on to tangle with Elijah Graham of Corcoran (Section III).
"I thought I was going to be a little nervous today, but I was ready," Belanger said. "I just wanted to be out there and see what I could accomplish."
"I'm here to wrestle," Clemente said. "That's what I'm here to do. I'm here to prove that I'm a state champion."
The second seeded Altarac pinned Ryan Jumpp of Vestal (Section IV) in the first round; and marched into the semifinal round with a hard fought 4 1 triumph over James Donner of Niagara Wheatfield (Section VI).
Shen teammate John Belanger will join Meys in the semifinals, as the junior recorded two victories to advance in the 119 weight class.
"It was just like a slow paced match, both us weren't scoring much," said Burns, who placed third at the states last year. "So I was looking for a reversal on the bottom and I was looking for it for the whole match. I finally got it with about 28 seconds left in the match."
"I like wrestling in an environment like this," Belanger said. "It's good to have my team here to give me support out there. This is exciting."
Clemente opened with a comfortable 11 6 decision over Rickey Bronson of Chenango Forks (Section IV) in the first round. In his quarterfinal, the top seeded Clemente built a 4 1 lead in the first period, then registered a pin in the second Prada Glasses Sunglasses period, finishing off Clint Schaefer of Lancaster (Section VI) in 2:28.
"You have to wrestle well because everyone is coming for you," Altarac said. "You have to keep up your intensity. I felt good and I think I'm in good shape for (today)."
"The poise in the third period shows," Hoosick Falls coach Chris Marsh said. "He's been around, he's confident about his game and he's doing well."
as a senior in his final state tournament.
Defending state champions Austin Meys (189) of Shenendehowa and La Salle Institute seniors Zach Clemente (145) and Ken Altarac (285) each marched into the semifinal round.
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