Smithtown East 68, Centereach 9

In a Suffolk County League III match postponed a day due to the storm, Smithtown East defeated Centereach 68-9 on January 13, 2011.

January 13, 2011 at Smithtown East High School

96- Darius Caporaso (SE) pinned Patrick Ortiz (C), 1:58
103- Steven Bair (SE) pinned Joe Commesso (C), :42
112- Justin Burns (SE), 3-1 major dec Anthony Parrotta (C), 10-1
119- Branson Berger (SE) dec Connor Hassler (SW), 9-1
125 – Jake Pusateri (C) dec Daniel Burns (SE), 3-0
130- Evan Greenberg (SE) won by forfeit
135 – Luke Outcault (SE) won by forfeit
140- Eric Binder (SE) pinned Jakub Fiedoryszyn (C), 1:22
145- Scott Price (SE) major dec Chris Nieves (C), 17-8
152- Anthony Forca (SE) dec Matt Seidell (C), 4-3
160– Nick Oliveri (SE) pinned James Banzer (C), 2:33
171- Anthony Boccio (C) pinned Tom Cox (SE), 2:11
189 – Pat Falk (SE) pinned Ben Brenner (C), :47
215 – Nick Galante (SE) pinned Vincenzo Caruso (C), 2:33
285- Jordan Alperin (SE) pinned Dylan Berrian (C), 2:09

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Mat Side with Rob Koll: The National Duals

For those who have been in a coma for the past three days, I am excited to tell you that the Big Red won the national dual meet championship this past weekend. Cornell became the first team outside of the Big Ten or Big Twelve to ever win this title.

Cornell Team Photo at National Duals

For those who have been in a coma for the past three days, I am excited to tell you that the Big Red won the national dual meet championship this past weekend. Cornell became the first team outside of the Big Ten or Big Twelve to ever win this title. Continue reading “Mat Side with Rob Koll: The National Duals”

Mat Side With Rob Koll – The Scuffle

It has been a while since my last musings, but that does not mean nothing has been happening in the Cornell wrestling world. As a matter of fact, we have been very busy and I am slightly surprised and disappointed that I have not heard many complaints about my silence.

Rob Koll 2010 EIWA

It has been a while since my last musings, but that does not mean nothing has been happening in the Cornell wrestling world. As a matter of fact, we have been very busy and I am slightly surprised and disappointed that I have not heard many complaints about my silence. I can only surmise this means no one reads my ramblings or those who do are enjoying the break. For better or worse, however, I am back and here is the update.

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UE Duals Semifinals 2010

John Glenn went head-to-head with Chenango Forks in the 2009 semifinals of the UE duals. Today I will be posting each of the 11 bouts that I have recorded from the event. I’m posting bouts 7, 8, and 9 now and as the remainder finish uploading, they will be posted as well. Remember to click the title of this post to open it up to view the videos. Enjoy! Continue reading “UE Duals Semifinals 2010”

Live Dual Meet Webcast, Sayville vs MacArthur

MacArthur wins the dual meet. MacArthur 42 to 22. For a replay of the webcast visit http://live.lighthousewrestling.com

Open the story for interviews with coaches Rob Paletta and Gary Pesko after the dual meet. Continue reading “Live Dual Meet Webcast, Sayville vs MacArthur”

The Longwood Lion’s Roar Hearkens Back to an Earlier Dynasty

Down to the last two bouts on a Friday evening in January of 2009, the Longwood Lions trailed the Brentwood Indians 26-18 on their turf.

Down to the last two bouts on a Friday evening in January of 2009, the Longwood Lions trailed the Brentwood Indians 26-18 on their turf.

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McCoy, Zuaro Speak at Hofstra

Kerry McCoy and Vincent Zuaro spoke at the Hofstra University brunch just before the dual meet. Here are the videos of those talks.

Kerry McCoy and Vincent Zuaro spoke at the Hofstra University brunch just before the dual meet.  Here are the videos of those talks.   I was experiencing some technical difficulties that prevented me from posting these sooner.  Be sure to open the full story (click on the title)  to watch all the speeches.  McCoy’s speech is in one part and Zuaro’s is in 3 parts.

Kerry McCoy

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See Freestyle Team USA practice matches streamed live on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. ET

Wrestling fans can enjoy watching two Freestyle Team USA workouts live from Ithaca, N.Y. on Thursday, Dec. 16.

Wrestling fans can enjoy watching two Freestyle Team USA workouts live from Ithaca, N.Y. on Thursday, Dec. 16. Continue reading “See Freestyle Team USA practice matches streamed live on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. ET”

Hofstra vs Maryland Video Hightlights and Speeches

Highlight clips of the Pride Dual meet vs Maryland Terrapins on Saturday December 12.

Highlights of the Dual Meet

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Long Beach: The Tradition Continues (video)

Lighthouse Wrestling visited the Long Beach grapplers at their practice over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We taped their practice, interviewed coaches and athletes, and compiled it into this short movie. Enjoy!

Lighthouse Wrestling visited the Long Beach grapplers at their practice over the Thanksgiving Holiday. We taped their practice, interviewed coaches and athletes, and compiled it into this short movie. Enjoy!

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If you’re watching this from the homepage, be sure to open the full story up to see the additonal coverage. In one interview we ask Dylan Palacio and his father about the semifinal bout at states, and in the final video, we do the Tour of the Champions.

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Long Beach Aiming for The State Title

On the evening of December 16th 2009 the Long Beach Marines stormed into Wantagh Warrior territory to establish their dominance. Expectations were high.

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE.” ~ General Pershing, US Army

Photo Courtesy of phototrens.com

On the evening of December 16th 2009 the Long Beach Marines stormed into Wantagh Warrior territory to establish their dominance. Expectations were high.  Their community of fans, coaches, wrestlers, and Section VIII aficionados anticipated a challenger to Wantagh’s newfound section dominance.   There wasn’t tremendous hype. There were plenty of skeptics.  One was Wantagh.

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Matside with Rob Koll – Opening Weekend Recap

The Big Red officially opened the season with a Friday night match against #6 Central Michigan and followed it up with the Arno Niemand Body Bar Invitational.

The Big Red officially opened the season with a Friday night match against #6 Central Michigan and followed it up with the Arno Niemand Body Bar Invitational. Continue reading “Matside with Rob Koll – Opening Weekend Recap”

Talented field expected for New York AC Freestyle International in New York City, Nov. 21

Numerous top U.S. wrestlers, along with many talented international competitors, are expected at the 2010 New York Athletic Club Freestyle International Championships in New York, N.Y., Nov. 21. Competition will be held in both men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling.

Photo by http://phototrens.com

by Gary Abbott
11/17/2010

Numerous top U.S. wrestlers, along with many talented international competitors, are expected at the 2010 New York Athletic Club Freestyle International Championships in New York, N.Y., Nov. 21. Competition will be held in both men’s and women’s freestyle wrestling. Continue reading “Talented field expected for New York AC Freestyle International in New York City, Nov. 21”

Russian Dual Lineup Announced

The Russian Wrestling Federation has announced the lineup of freestyle wrestlers who will travel to the United States to compete in a USA vs. Russia dual meet at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. on Friday, Nov. 19.

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling
11/15/2010

The Russian Wrestling Federation has announced the lineup of freestyle wrestlers who will travel to the United States to compete in a USA vs. Russia dual meet at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. on Friday, Nov. 19.

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Mat Side with Rob Koll: The Binghamton Open Report

After waiting 238 days the wrestling season is finally upon us! Today we wrestled at the Bearcat Open in Binghamton.

Rob Koll 2010 EIWA

After waiting 238 days the wrestling season is finally upon us! Today we wrestled at the Bearcat Open in Binghamton. Continue reading “Mat Side with Rob Koll: The Binghamton Open Report”

Discount Russian Dual Meet Tickets

Attention All Section XI Coaches and Clubs—

The NY-USA Wrestling Section XI Executive Board has voted to help cut the price of the ticket for the USA vs Russia Dual Meet at Hofstra University, on November 19, at 7:00pm.

Email mhaise@hotmail.com with the guaranteed number of wrestlers and coaches you will bring. The NY-USA Wrestling Section XI Executive Board has voted to reduce the price of a ticket to $ 8.00, using sectional funds. If you email me to get this price you own the ticket. We will buy an initial block of tickets. When they have been reserved we may not be able to get additional at the same price.

Coaches–send me the number of tickets needed with your name and school so we can put the tickets by groups in envelopes. I will email you back confirming your order. When you pick up your tickets at Hofstra we will post a location for you to pay and go.

Tickets will need to be paid for when picked up. Red, white and blue are the colors of the day–Section XI Blue speaks for itself. Hope to see many wrestlers and coaches on November 19. Let’s fill the Arena!

Yours in wrestling,

M. Haise/D. Zenie
Section XI Co Chairs

The Russians Are Coming

The Russians are coming to NEW YORK on Friday, November 19 at Hofstra University Arena to battle Team USA in a Freestyle Dual meet beginning at 7:30PM.

by Al Bevilacqua

Wrestlings Biggest Challenge

Since the late 1970’s wrestling has been taking a “big” hit in regard to the losses of hundreds of collegiate wrestling programs that has also impacted our world and Olympic effort.

Obviously the ripple down effect has reduced the HS numbers as well. The number of participants have been decreasing each year. Wrestling in 1978, had over 330,000 HS wrestlers with 9800 teams with over 600 college teams in the NJCAA, NAIA and the NCAA.

We now have 230,000 wrestlers in 10,000 high schools. The colleges are fighting for survival and the world level athletes have no resources to compete globally.

The challenge for all sports is at the support level. Colleges and even high school administrators, look at one very important component when faced in a financial crisis in respect to their budgets.

How many people are we attracting to our Duals & Games?

What wrestling needs more than wrestlers is MORE FANS. The more fans attending & supporting wrestling at the HS and College level the more kids will give wrestling a chance while providing the resources to expand the sport.

KICK-OFF for 2010-11 Wrestling Season

Russia VS USA

1972- USA VS. Soviet National Team at Hofstra- 10,000 fans
1986- Soviet Union vs. USA at Nassau CC- 5,000 fans and CBS Sports national television 1 hour show.
2010- USA vs. Russia at Hofstra Arena- Can we fill the place?

No matter which Russians come they are loaded with 2-3 World and Olympic Champions at every weight class. They are the best technicians in the world…..USA are “fighters” and hard workers who can compete with anyone in the world.

Be There

When? Friday, November 19

Where? Hofstra University Arena

Time? 7:30PM.

Tickets will cost $20 and will be available in advance or at the door. Those who wish to pre-purchase tickets can do so at the following link:
USA vs Russia Freestyle Dual Meet

Here’s Noel Thompson to fill you on on the event.

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A Look Inside PSAL and BTS 2010-11

Take a look inside BTS and PSAL in our 8 minute documentary. They’re aiming to make some noise in 2010-11. Watch what they have going on.

A couple of weeks back, LHW visited the BTS training center at 145 Thompson Street in Manhattan.   As I was walking downtown from my 16th Street office, I felt the 2010-11 season approaching in my bones.  A gray sky, a chill in the air, and darkness settling in early sent me back to my walks home after high school practice.  All that was missing was my wet hair turning to ice.  And once I got there, it was just like I remembered:  lots of athletes, music blasting, fooling around, basketball, rolling out the mats, and then about 2 hours of practice.  PSAL has it.  The culture is there, and before long, the results will be there to match.  Take a look inside BTS and PSAL in our 8 minute documentary.  They’re aiming to make some noise in 2010-11.  Watch what they have going on.

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Pride Wrestlers Impress the Fans

Pride fans descended upon the Physical Education Building on Thursday evening like ants queuing to a picnic.   For the large crowd in attendance (north of 500 attendees), they were treated to 13 action packed wrestling bouts.  The performance was every bit as exciting as anticipated.  There was the overtime win by Vince Varela over Luke Vaith, the dominating performance of Matt Loew, and the hardnosed battle between a pair of lightening quick competitors Justin Accordino and Zach Clemente. Continue reading “Pride Wrestlers Impress the Fans”

Hofstra Pride Wrestle-off Preview

On Thursday evening October 28th at 7:30PM Pride fans get their first peak of what is to come in 2010/11 when Hofstra holds their annual wrestle-off for the starting positions. The event, which will be held at the newly named Physical Education Center (formerly the PFC), will provide the student-athletes with the opportunity to display all the progress that accompanied the hard work, dedication and unmatched commitment put forth during the off-season. A one hour clinic (scheduled for 6:30pm) will precede the festivities.

By Bill Miller and Matt Diano

In unison, gathered at one end of the wrestling room, pulling and pushing a disc appearing to be the size and weight of a manhole cover, sweat, and pained look upon their faces, the Pride wrestlers locked their eyes and ears on the tall figure with buzz cut hair centered in front and bellowing commands. The soaked t-shirts, grunts, and damp musty scents surfaced mental images of workouts once forgotten. All at once I felt the physical pain and mental torture of pushing yourself beyond your limits in pursuit of glory. That was the Pride wrestling team gathered one Friday morning at 7AM preparing for the 2010/11 season.

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