Editor’s Message
Thu, 08/25/11 – 8:42 pm | 10 Comments

With disappointment and relief, I wish to inform the Lighthouse audience that our coverage of the 2010-11 season was our last. Many factors contributed to this decision. Suffice it to say, it regrettably did not work.

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Replay of 2011 NYS D1 Championship Finals
Sun, 02/27/11 – 6:24 pm | One Comment

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Visit http://live.lighthousewrestling.com for the replay of the Divison 1 Finals webcast.

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Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 3 Deadlift Drills
Mon, 04/25/11 – 10:00 am | One Comment





Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 3 Deadlift Drills

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Replay of 2011 NYS D1 Championship Finals
Sun, 02/27/11 – 6:24 pm | One Comment
Replay of 2011 NYS D1 Championship Finals

Visit http://live.lighthousewrestling.com for the replay of the Divison 1 Finals webcast.

Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 2 Bench Press Drills
Mon, 04/18/11 – 10:00 am | No Comment
Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 2 Bench Press Drills

Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 2 Bench Press Drills
By John Gaglione
Bench Press with RNT

The bench press is probably without a doubt the most popular exercise in the United States. No one ever asks “How much do you deadlift?”, but at some point someone will ask you “How mucha bench?!?” Whatever you answer [...]

Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 1 Squat Drills
Sat, 04/9/11 – 10:02 am | No Comment
Teaching Drills for Improving the BIG THREE: Part 1 Squat Drills

The squat, the bench press, and the deadlift are some of the best ways to help wrestlers gain strength in the off season. This week we will discuss different methods to learn how to perform squats with optimal form so we can get the most benefits from the exercise as well as help prevent future injuries.

Congratulations Chris Perez on Winning the 2011 Lighthouse Ranking Contest
Mon, 04/4/11 – 10:52 pm | No Comment

First, I’d like to congratulate Chris Perez on an outstanding season culminating with a Silver Medal finish at Senior Nationals this weekend. Congratulations Chris, and I wish you well at Princeton.

The Pride Bring Home All-American Honors
Mon, 03/21/11 – 12:27 am | 2 Comments
The Pride Bring Home All-American Honors

After three grueling days of competition, heart attack moments, setbacks, incredible determination, and persistence in spite of the ever present obstacles, two Hofstra Pride wrestlers emerged from the cheers and hollers of Philadelphia with All-American honors in the 2011 championships.

2011 Consolation Finals Photos
Sat, 03/19/11 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

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2011 NCAA Semifinal Photos
Sat, 03/19/11 – 4:05 pm | No Comment

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NCAA 2011 Tournament Semifinal Preview
Fri, 03/18/11 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
NCAA 2011 Tournament Semifinal Preview

After bouncing between 2 and 4 in the standings, the Cornell Big Red emerged the team leader after the quarterfinal round. Only a half a point separates them from their Eastern Rival, Penn State. The top three team leaders are Cornell with 61, Penn State with 60.5, and Iowa with 51.5 points.

Some Eastern Magic in Philly – Penn State and Cornell On Top in a Tight Team Race
Fri, 03/18/11 – 8:25 am | No Comment

The Wrestling Witch of the East showed up in the form of Penn State blue and Cornell red and worked its magic as the 2 eastern teams moved ahead of Iowa. One of these teams could be making a bid to be the first eastern team to win a national wrestling title since Penn State in 1953.

What a Difference a Year Makes for the Pride?
Fri, 03/18/11 – 8:15 am | No Comment
What a Difference a Year Makes for the Pride?

A year later, a year stronger, and determined to exorcise the curse from their wrestling souls, the Pride reclaimed the CAA title ripping away the title from the Binghamton Bearcats, the team who terminated their championship streak in 2010 at 9 straight, and qualified 7 athletes for the championships in Philadelphia PA.

2011 First Round Review
Thu, 03/17/11 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
2011 First Round Review

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Wrestling fans gathered this morning at the Wells Fargo Arena and devoted there attention to the mosaic of red, black, blue, and gold as battle hardened grapplers took their turn upon the stage.   The first round had its share of heartbreaks and exhilaration, and  while some of our favorites fell, others unexpectedly [...]

2011 NCAA Wrestling First Round Photos
Thu, 03/17/11 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

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2011 NCAA Championships Live Stats
Wed, 03/16/11 – 9:24 pm | No Comment

Visit http://www.nwcaonline.com/nwcaonline/CompetitionResultNCAA.aspx for live results.

Interviews with the 2011 CAA Champions
Thu, 03/10/11 – 1:35 am | No Comment

On Tuesday evening I had the opportunity to visit and speak with the 2011 CAA Conference champions about reclaiming the CAA title, their season, and their hopes for the big dance in Philly next week. With midterms and other responsibilities not all of the wrestlers were available, yet I was able to speak with [...]

EIWA Tourney Recap
Sun, 03/6/11 – 10:14 pm | No Comment
EIWA Tourney Recap

LEWISBURG, Pa. — When the dust settled at Sojka Pavilion on the campus of Bucknell University, the 107th EIWA Championships provided a fair share of upsets, dominating performances, and all around great matchups. While the nation’s best team proved why they are the best, a handful of teams left Lewisburg, Pa., with plenty to cheer [...]

In Memoriam – Dr. Vince Zuaro
Sat, 03/5/11 – 8:10 pm | 3 Comments
In Memoriam – Dr. Vince Zuaro

Vince past away last evening Friday- March 3rd, 2011
The Family has announced that there will be a wake on
Monday, March 7th from 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
Franklin Funeral Home
1201 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
516-746-0585
There will be a Interment Mass on Tuesday
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Garden City, NY 11530
516-746-6618
11:am
God Speed Vince and Pray for our country!
Here’s Vince at [...]

Cornell EIWA Updates
Sat, 03/5/11 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

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Takedown Wrestling’s Annual NCAA Championship Preview
Wed, 03/2/11 – 10:54 pm | No Comment
Takedown Wrestling’s Annual NCAA Championship Preview

Takedown Wrestling to Host Annual NCAA Championships Preview Show Division I Brackets to be Broken Down March 9

2011 Division 1 Preview and Predictions from Up North
Thu, 02/24/11 – 11:56 pm | No Comment
2011 Division 1 Preview and Predictions from Up North

2011 Divison 1 Wrestling Championships preview and predictions.

CJ Labate Pinning His Sights on a Title
Wed, 02/23/11 – 12:19 am | 4 Comments
CJ Labate Pinning His Sights on a Title

Before an enthusiastic crowd at Stony Brook University Arena on the evening of February 14th, CJ Labate of Commack stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight to declare his presence to the New York wrestling community.

2011 New York State Wrestling Championship Coverage
Mon, 02/21/11 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

Lighthouse Wrestling will cover the 2 day event beginning on Friday, February 25.  We will deliver day one coverage all day via live blog.  Day two coverage will be live audio for semifinals, live video for finals and live blog for wrestlebacks.   Visit  http://live.lighthousewrestling.com for coverage.

2011 New York State Wrestling Championship Preview (Division 1)
Mon, 02/21/11 – 2:40 pm | No Comment
2011 New York State Wrestling Championship Preview (Division 1)

96 Pounds
Kyle Kelly (sec. 4 Chenago Forks) is the returning forth place state place-winner. But keep an eye on Nick Piccininni of section 11 Ward Melville. Dylan Realbuto of sec. 1 – Somers won the Eastern States. Kelly and Robert Person (sec. 8 pound champ from Bellmoe JFK) clash in what could be an interesting [...]

EIWA weekly review: Cornell claims Ivy League crown
Sun, 02/20/11 – 11:27 pm | No Comment
EIWA weekly review: Cornell claims Ivy League crown

While a 40-9 win over Harvard may seem like just another day at work for Cornell, the season-ending dual victory marked the ninth-straight year in which the Big Red claim the Ivy League crown.

EIWA weekly review: Rutgers comes from behind to best American
Sun, 02/13/11 – 8:50 pm | No Comment
EIWA weekly review: Rutgers comes from behind to best American

It all came down to bonus points Wednesday night in New Brunswick in a conference against two of the EIWA’s top programs in Rutgers and American. Both the Scarlet Knights and the Eagles claimed five bouts apiece, but in the end a major decision from Alex Caruso (174) and a pin from Dan Rinaldi (184) gave Rutgers the 19-15 victory.

Center Circle with Joe Giaramita
Sat, 02/12/11 – 11:37 am | 13 Comments
Center Circle with Joe Giaramita

Since John Glenn exploded into dominance in 2009, capturing their first of two consecutive Section XI team titles, and now set their sights on the coveted hat-trick, Joe Giaramita has been a quiet source of strength.

Suffolk County League III Wrestling Championship Review
Fri, 02/11/11 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championships were held at Smithtown East Islip High School on February 5, 2011.