Editor’s Message – What’s in Store for 2010/2011

Going into our third season at Lighthouse Wrestling, I’m quite excited for the upcoming season. Since the end of the first season, I’ve been busy working to have additional contributors to the site.

Going into our third season at Lighthouse Wrestling, I’m quite excited for the upcoming year.  Since the end of the first season, I’ve been busy working to have additional contributors to the site.  It’s not easy.  To put it succinctly, few contributors will write for the love of it, even less will continue for any length of time.   However, I’m happy to say that a number of good people have offered to contribute in 2010/2011, and I’m hopeful they will deliver. Continue reading “Editor’s Message – What’s in Store for 2010/2011”

Is It Time for Change?

It wouldn’t be summer if we weren’t debating the differences in play today versus the Golden Era of wrestling in New York State: the ‘70s. Yeah, I hate to do it. It’s the summer. What else is there to do than stir it up? A lot changed since.

It wouldn’t be summer if we weren’t debating the differences in play today versus the Golden Era of wrestling in New York State: the ‘70s.   Yeah, I hate to do it.  It’s the summer.  What else is there to do than stir it up?  A lot changed since.  Continue reading “Is It Time for Change?”

A Fair Ranking

All champions know whether the rankings flatter or overlook them, their destiny is in their hands. Your destiny is in your hands when you believe your dream is possible.

Henry Cejudo, Olympic Champion

The wrestling community anticipates a ranking release with as much excitement and anguish as a winter storm. You can feel the longing in the forums when too much time elapses since the last release. Threads form with ad hoc rankings, debates ensue, and the fans nag the webmaster for taking so long like chirping chicks squeaking for their next meal. Then, it arrives more debates ensue, ad hoc rankings form, and some deride the rankers for being so wrong. Continue reading “A Fair Ranking”

A Message From the Editor

Lighthouse Wrestling was founded in October of 2008 with the mission of bringing New York state high school and college wrestling media to the community. Since then, we have published a combination of over 400 feature stories, interviews, live web casts, videos, rankings, results, and photos.

BillLighthouse Wrestling was founded in October of 2008 with the mission of bringing New York state high school and college wrestling media to the community.   It was born out of frustration that so many of us have expressed with the lack of mainstream media coverage.  Continue reading “A Message From the Editor”

Why Wrestling

The purpose of youth sports is to provide experiences for future life activities by introducing the concepts and skills of a myriad of sports available in the United States. Wrestling, the oldest sport of all, is but one.

by Al Bevilacqua

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President Washington Wrestled into his 40's

The purpose of youth sports is to provide experiences for future life activities by introducing the concepts and skills of a myriad of sports available in the United States. Wrestling, the oldest sport of all, is but one. Continue reading “Why Wrestling”

The Legend of the Toy Drive at MacArthur High

I would like to take a brief moment to reflect upon last evenings wrestling match. In a three simple words, it was GREAT! I mean REALLY GREAT! The atmosphere was electric.

Doreen Herold, on behalf of the MacArthur Wrestling Parent Club, asked me to post this letter of thank you to the wrestling community in attendance at last evening’s wrestling match:  

On behalf of the MacArthur Wrestlers and the MacArthur Wrestling Parent Club, we would all like to thank everyone for a great response to our first annual toy drive.  Over a pick up truck full of toys will be forwarded to John Theissen’s “Toys for Sick Children Foundation”.  It was wonderful to see the wrestling community come together for a great cause.  On behalf of the Parent Club, thank you all for a great match and a great turn out with great wrestling and sportsmanship!  Well over 500 people in attendance and we didn’t have one problem. 

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year to all!

Mike Herold
MacArthur Wrestling Parent Club

I would like to take a brief moment to reflect upon last evenings wrestling match.   In a three simple words, it was GREAT!  I mean REALLY GREAT!  The atmosphere was electric.  

Wrestling isn’t like other sports.  There’s an intimacy between the competitors and the fans, and the spirit of togetherness and friendship was apparent the entire night.

Continue reading “The Legend of the Toy Drive at MacArthur High”

Homegrown LI Wrestling News Coverage

Lighthouse Wrestling is the source for Long Island Wrestling News. As we all know, wrestling is an under-covered and under-appreciated sport for our local mainstream media sources. Our aim is to cover the local high school and college wrestling scene with interviews, rankings, in-depth coverage, live reporting, and results.

Lighthouse Wrestling is the source for Long Island Wrestling News.   As we all know, wrestling is an under-covered and under-appreciated sport for our local mainstream media sources.  Our aim is to cover the local high school and college wrestling scene with interviews, rankings, in-depth coverage, live reporting, and results.

We can use your help too.  There are so many good stories to tell, but as we are just starting up, we have limited ability to cover all the great stories.   We’d like your help.

  • If you are a student athlete and would like to write news stories about your wrestling team, we  would love to post your stories. 
  • If you’re a parent and would like to write about your wrestler’s team, we would love to post your stories.
  • If you’re a coach and would like to write about your team or anything about wrestling, we would love to post your stories.
  • If you’re college wrestler from Long Island and would like to write about your college experiences, we would love to post your stories.

All that is required is for you to have a passion for the sport of wrestling, an interest in writing, and a desire to tell the great stories about Long Island Wrestling.  Together we can tell our story in a way that only people with a passion for the sport can tell.  This is an open book.  If you have great stories from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the millenium that you would like to share, we want to hear them.  If you’re a coach or a trainor and would like to write about the latest in coaching and training techniques, please share your stories.

Together, we can make this the best source for news and information on Long Island Wrestling.

If you have an interesting in submitting stories or even being part of our news team, please contact the webmaster:  My email address is webmaster(at)lighthousewrestling(dot)com.   When you use the email address replace (at) with @ and (dot) with .   It’s written like this to prevent spammers from finding the email address and sending unwanted email.

Your webmaster is Bill Miller.  I wrestled here on Long Island in High School in the 70’s and coached at the Pee Wee level.