LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (3/16): PJ Gillespie

Life is about relationships, and NO sport embodies this human bond greater than the sport of wrestling. It’s about the bonds between a parent and son, coach and athlete, teammates and competitors, and competitors and fans.

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Life is about relationships, and NO sport embodies this human bond greater than the sport of wrestling.  It’s about the bonds between a parent and son, coach and athlete, teammates and competitors, and competitors and fans. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (3/16): PJ Gillespie”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (3/9): Jordan Leen

Every individual that steps foot on the wrestling mat battles two opponents: the opponent the fans see and the opponent only the wrestler sees – THEMSELF. It’s the voice in your mind that tells you, you’re too tired to go on; it hurts too much to continue to fight; it fills you with self-doubt and makes you tentative in your attack.

Jordan Leen EIWA Finals vs JP O'Conner - Photo By Lindsey M. Mechalik
Jordan Leen EIWA Finals vs JP O'Conner - Photo By Lindsey M. Mechalik

Every individual that steps foot on the wrestling mat battles two opponents: the opponent the fans see and the opponent only the wrestler sees – THEMSELF.  It’s the voice in your mind that tells you, you’re too tired to go on; it hurts too much to continue to fight; it fills you with self-doubt and makes you tentative in your attack.

The champions win these battles; the repeat champions slay these demons. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (3/9): Jordan Leen”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (2/23): Andre Berry

It’s a fear of many varsity wrestlers who love to play football in the fall yet are passionate about their wrestling career: do you risk injury and ruin your winter wrestling season by playing football in the fall? It’s an even more tortuous decision going into your senior year with many wrestling goals yet to be achieved and the dream of a state championship still burning fiercely in your heart.

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Andre Berry vs Matt Eberlein 2009 Section VIII finals. Photo is Courtesy of thematslap.com

It’s a fear of many varsity wrestlers who love to play football in the fall yet are passionate about their wrestling career: do you risk injury and ruin your winter wrestling season by playing football in the fall?  It’s an even more tortuous decision going into your senior year with many wrestling goals yet to be achieved and the dream of a state championship still burning fiercely in your heart. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (2/23): Andre Berry”

Section VIII Championship Results

Section VIII individual championship results and team scores.

Team Scores
Wantagh………………………245
MacArthur…………………..224
Long Beach…………………..143
Uniondale…………………….142
Syosset………………………..113
Plainedge……………………..112
Massapequa…………………..95
Seaford…………………………86
Calhoun………………………..79
Clarke………………………..78.5
Farmingdale………………….71
Bethpage……………………67.5
Garden City………………..60.5
East Meadow………………54.5
Island Trees………………….45
Division/North Shore…….44
Freeport………………………38

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96 – Will Montgomery (Seaford) MD Thomas Manning (MacArthur), 8-0
103 – Alex Grant (MacArthur) dec Chris Perez (MacArthur), 3-1
112 – Sean Kempf (MacArthur) pin Anthony Facchini (Seaford), 3:05
119 – Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) pin Joe Cusimano (Plainedge), 4:36
125 – Nick Arujau (Syosset) dec Mike Walker (Uniondale), 6-3
130 – Nick Fitzmaurice (Wantagh) dec Ariel Guerrero (MacArthur), 4-3
135 – Paul Liguori (Wantagh) MD Joe Chiaffitella (Calhoun), 17-5
140 – Andre Berry (Uniondale) MD Matt Eberlein (Island Trees), 19-7
145 – Brian Herold (MacArthur) dec Mac Maldarelli (Calhoun), 7-3
152 – John Greisheimer (Wantagh) MD Troy Sterling (Uniondale), 17-5
160 – Rob Grabher (North Shore) pin Anthony Minicci (Plainedge), 3:51
171 – Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh) dec John Daddino (Sewanhaka East), 6-4
189 – Matt Loew (Wantagh) pin Eric Walordy (Long Beach), 4:57
215 – Connor Horl(Garden City) dec Thomas Hall(Wantagh), 5-3
285 – David Agu (Freeport) pin Chris Williams (Syosset), 3:52
Champion of Champions: 140 – Andre Berry(Uniondale)
Outstanding Wrestler: 140 – Andre Berry(Uniondale)

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (2/2): Paul Liguori

If you are a Long Island wrestling fan, then you’ve no doubt heard of Paul Liguori, and if it seems like he has been around forever, it’s because he has.

I recall Paul wrestling as a youth and being in awe of how accomplished he was against other wrestlers of his own age. It seems like every time, there has been a wrestling event, Paul has been part of it. Wrestling has opened a lot of doors allowing him to make friends and bonds that will last a lifetime, traveling, competing, and enjoying the success.

plIf you are a Long Island wrestling fan, then you’ve no doubt heard of Paul Liguori, and if it seems like he has been around forever, it’s because he has.

I recall Paul wrestling as a youth and being in awe of how accomplished he was against other wrestlers of his own age. It seems like every time, there has been a wrestling event, Paul has been part of it. Wrestling has opened a lot of doors allowing him to make friends and bonds that will last a lifetime, traveling, competing, and enjoying the success. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (2/2): Paul Liguori”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/26): Nick Hall

It’s a large responsibility for an eighth grade varsity wrestler, but Nick Hall is no ordinary wrestler — even for a prodigy. In the last match of a hotly contested dual meet against Brentwood, Section XI’s perennial powerhouse, where Longwood held the lead only once, it was up to Nick Hall to deliver a victory for his team.

nickhallcIt’s a large responsibility for an eighth grade varsity wrestler, but Nick Hall is no ordinary wrestler — even for a prodigy. In the last match of a hotly contested dual meet against Brentwood, Section XI’s perennial powerhouse, where Longwood held the lead only once, it was up to Nick Hall to deliver a victory for his team.

At that moment, Brentwood’s victory looked as certain as could be under these circumstances, not because Nick was expected to lose, but who would have expected Nick to pin in a bout that looked to be difficult to win by decision? Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/26): Nick Hall”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/19): Billy Coggins

The 160lbs final wasn’t supposed to end this way, but Rocky Point’s Billy Coggins had other plans. Entering into the tournament as the eighth seed in the 160lbs weight class, Billy Coggins won each round – as it can only happen – one match at time. Never looking beyond his current opponent, Billy knocked off three opponents seeded ahead of him to win the Eastern States Classic 2009.

billy-cogginsThe 160lbs final wasn’t supposed to end this way, but Rocky Point’s Billy Coggins had other plans.  Entering into the tournament as the eighth seed in the 160lbs weight class, Billy Coggins won each round – as it can only happen – one match at time.  Never looking beyond his current opponent, Billy knocked off three opponents seeded ahead of him to win the Eastern States Classic 2009.

It was an uphill battle for Billy as he endured an overtime victory over Derek Golner of Tyngsborough in the round of 16, winning 5-3.  With that win, Billy had the opportunity to face the number one seed: James Brundage of Ossining, third in NYS D1 at 160lbs in 2008. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/19): Billy Coggins”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/12): Sean Kempf

He may not break your top 5 list or even your top 10 list of Section VIII wrestlers, but I have a feeling that it wouldn’t trouble this General. He’s too busy preparing for his next opponent and doing what Generals do: they make their statement on the mat.

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Eastern States Victory over Steven Rodriques


He may not break your top 5 list or even your top 10 list of Section VIII wrestlers, but I have a feeling that it wouldn’t trouble this General.   He’s too busy preparing for his next opponent and doing what Generals do: they make their statement on the mat.

Sean Kempf has been quietly defeating many of Nassau’s top wrestlers over the past two years.  In 2007, he earned All County honors with a 4th place finish at 103, and in 2008, he followed it up with a 3rd place All County finish at 112, behind Nick Arujau and Cory Krimmer.

Sean first impressed me this season in his win over Paul Friscia at 125 in the Wantagh vs. MacArthur Dual meet on December 17, 2008.  You saw it in his eyes.  He was determined to bring the Generals back into the match.  After 5 minutes and 31 seconds of unbottled determination, Sean scored a pin for MacArthur, bringing the Generals quest for victory within reach. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/12): Sean Kempf”

An Interview with Ralph Napolitano – Part III: The Tradition

I think once you coach wrestling it becomes a part of who you are. As much as it is draining physically, emotionally, and mentally, it is what we do. I do not know how long I will be able to coach, but I am sure I do not know what to do with myself if I wasn’t a wrestling coach.

2008 Section XI Champion Jahsua Marsh
2008 Section XI Champion Jahsua Marsh

LHW:  Why do you coach wrestling?  Why not baseball, football, or Lacrosse?

Coach Nappy: I think once you coach wrestling it becomes a part of who you are. As much as it is draining physically, emotionally, and mentally, it is what we do. I do not know how long I will be able to coach, but I am sure I do not know what to do with myself if I wasn’t a wrestling coach. Continue reading “An Interview with Ralph Napolitano – Part III: The Tradition”

An Interview with Ralph Napolitano – Part II: The Roots

I started wrestling in 7th grade at Brentwood North Junior High School. I wrestled three years in junior high, and then went on to wrestle for Joe Campo. Coach Campo was a major influence on my coaching career. However it was not until I started coaching did I realize how important Coach Campo was to me. He taught us many things but most of all, he showed us how to be men.

2008-09 Brentwood Wrestling Varsity Team Line-up
2008-09 Brentwood Wrestling Varsity Team Line-up

LHW: What’s your wrestling background?  Who was your biggest influence in wrestling?

Coach Nappy: I started wrestling in 7th grade at Brentwood North Junior High School. I wrestled three years in junior high, and then went on to wrestle for Joe Campo. Coach Campo was a major influence on my coaching career. However it was not until I started coaching did I realize how important Coach Campo was to me. He taught us many things but most of all, he showed us how to be men.

My biggest influence in wrestling is Bob Panariello. I had the pleasure of working for Bob as one of his assistants for 10 years. It is through Bob that I started to believe I could coach. He had an amazing desire to make Brentwood wrestling the best it could be. He worked extremely hard to put Brentwood back on the map where it was for many years under Coach Campo. Through his friendship and leadership, I learned how to coach at the high school level. Being from Brentwood myself I shared Bob’s passion and dreams of making Brentwood the best. Continue reading “An Interview with Ralph Napolitano – Part II: The Roots”

An Interview With Ralph Napolitano – Part I: The Man

In a popular 2007 movie [The Bucket List] the character Carter Chambers said you measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you. If this is true, then Brentwood Head Wrestling Coach, Ralph Napolitano is a giant, both on and off of the mat.

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In a popular 2007 movie [The Bucket List] the character, Carter Chambers, said, “you measure yourself by the people who measure themselves by you.”   If this is true, then Brentwood Head Wrestling Coach, Ralph Napolitano is a giant, both on and off of the mat.

Himself, a product of the rich Indian tradition, never was there a time in “Nappy’s” life that he did not hold sacred the ideals of preserving and building upon the legacy created by great men Continue reading “An Interview With Ralph Napolitano – Part I: The Man”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/5): Nick Meinsen

The John Glenn wrestling team has been ripping through the competition this season like a tornado ripping through a neighborhood. They’ve racked up an impressive 281 points while giving up 83 points in 6 Dual meets this season alone.

At the Bethpage Tournament, they tore through the competition entering into the finals with 18 finalists and crowning 10 champions.

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Photo Courtsey of thematslap.com

The John Glenn wrestling team has been ripping through the competition this season like a tornado ripping through a neighborhood.  They’ve racked up an impressive 281 points while giving up 83 points in 6 Dual meets this season alone.  

At the Bethpage Tournament, they tore through the competition entering into the finals with 18 finalists and crowning 10 champions.  

Two weeks later, the tornado picked up strength as it moved south and earned impressive victories over Sayville (59-6), Garden City (57-9), Brentwood (42-12), and a hardnosed win in the championship finals against the 2nd best dual meet team in Nassau County, MacArthur (31-30), and the win over MacArthur includes 2 forfeits by John Glenn. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (1/5): Nick Meinsen”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (12/8): John Greisheimer

The wrestler of the week needs no introduction but we must give him some well due accolades. John Greisheimer has been wrestling since 4th grade and he appears ready for greatness…

The wrestler of the week needs no introduction but we must give him some well due accolades. John Greisheimer has been wrestling since 4th grade and he appears ready for greatness. John is the defending State Champion from Section 8. Last year John went 49-1 suffering his only loss to Zach Clemente of La Salle Academy from Section 2.  After capturing his 1st NYS Championship, the Hammer followed this up with a 2nd place finish at the High School Nationals in Virginia last March. John has a career record of 145-14 with 92 pins and is climbing the ladder quickly. Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (12/8): John Greisheimer”

LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (12/1): Stephen Bonanno

When you think of Wantagh, the first wrestler that comes to most people’s mind is Paul Liguori, but greatness often comes in pairs, and in Wantagh’s case, greatness came in 3’s with the trio of Paul Liguori, Paul Greishiemer, and Steve Bonanno: a kind of Three Musketeers, if you would.

When you think of Wantagh, the first wrestler that comes to most people’s mind is Paul Liguori, but greatness often comes in pairs, and in Wantagh’s case, greatness came in 3’s with the trio of Paul Liguori, John Greishiemer, and Steve Bonanno: a kind of Three Musketeers, if you would. 

Over the last three years this trio of Wantagh wrestlers has been devastating the local competition, and now with Steve Bonanno, starting freshman at Hofstra University, we are seeing a sneak preview of what this trio plans to unleash upon their NCAA D1 competitors.  It’s gonna be AWESOME! Continue reading “LHW’s Wrestler of the Week (12/1): Stephen Bonanno”

An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part 4: Influences)

LHW: What are your expectations for next season? Will you win another county tournament title again? Will you be the top Dual meet team in Nassau County Again?

LHW: What do you want to achieve that you haven’t achieved already?

Steve Delorenzo Victorioius 2006 Nassau County Championship
Steve Delorenzo Victorioius 2006 Nassau County Championship

HOWIE:  Every now and then I look back at our achievements, like the wall at MacArthur and the county titles, and I can’t believe it.  It’s surreal.  It’s like wow that’s cool. I had a burning desire to turn MacArthur into a top program.  The records were never my aim.  It’s always been about being the most competitive that we could be and facing the best competition.  I didn’t want the records to detract from the interest of the wrestlers, so we always went after the best competition. 

We achieved so much.  What more can we shoot for?  We were ranked number 1 in the state.  In 2001 Steve Shippos said to me, “you know what? This is the best high school team that I’ve ever seen.”  The next week we went to the county tournament and we had six champions.  The following year we’re ranked 23rd in the country, number 1 in NYS.  We had 5 NYS place winners.  We follow that up by taking 2nd in the state, and we broke the Nassau county record with 13 county place winners. 

Every year something beautiful is achieved. And I’m pretty good now, and I’m very proud of what we accomplished here together.

LHW: Of the seven team championships, which one will you most fondly remember and why?

HOWIE: The first year that we won the Nassau county championship was special.  We were working hard for so many years, just to come up a little bit short.  Therefore, when the title finally came it was so gratifying to express in words.   Now, I always believe we’re gonna do it because we have a system that works.

The second time that we won was also special.  We had six champions that year.  But I remember, coming into the second day, we were trailing by quite a few and only had half a dozen guys remaining.  I told my team that we could not afford to lose a single match.  And despite four of the six not being ranked, we went on and went undefeated for the day.   

We ended up with six champions and a 3rd. And I don’t believe the kid who took third had a winning record the year before.

So that year was special because we kind of pulled it out of the hat, but we also worked hard for it, and the training and the program was responsible.  You don’t have that kind of success without the right things going on in the room all season long.

An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part 3: The Passion)

LHW: It’s been rumored that you will be retiring from wrestling shortly to spend more time with your kids. Is there any truth to this?

LHW: It’s been rumored that you will be retiring from wrestling shortly to spend more time with your kids.  Is there any truth to this?

Anthony Daly 2008 Nassau County Dual Meet Championship Finals
Anthony Daly 2008 Nassau County Dual Meet Championship Finals

HOWIE: I’ve been doing this for 24 years, and it may be time. I’m not sure, but this year may be it.   I have 3 young kids, ages 8, 7, and 4, and it’s difficult to build a successful program and at the same time devote quality time to your kids; it’s not impossible, it’s just difficult.

If I’m going to be here as head coach, I have to know that I can give it my all because it’s not fair to these young wrestlers who have high goals if I can’t give my all to help them achieve their dreams.

LHW: It’s been rumored that you ducked a dual meet with the Wantagh team last season.  Is there any truth to that?

HOWIE: We’ve been County Champs seven years out of the last eight. I was not looking at Wantagh as being in our game.  Coach Murphy talked himself into the spotlight. As a seven time County Champ if you want to wrestle me, you come to me.  He never did. Continue reading “An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part 3: The Passion)”

An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part 2: The Way)

The most import thing is to get the kids to believe in the goal; to desire that goal; to make it their passion. As soon as the season was over, I began talking with the wrestlers and started to get them excited about the goal of working towards and winning another Nassau County Championship.

Coach Howie Instructing in the Corner
Coach Howie Instructing in the Corner

LHW: You lost a number of accomplished wrestlers to graduation two years ago.  What were the challenges in keeping the team strong and finishing in the top spot again this year?

HOWIE: The most import thing is to get the kids to believe in the goal; to desire that goal; to make it their passion.  As soon as the season was over, I began talking with the wrestlers and started to get them excited about the goal of working towards and winning another Nassau County Championship.

They have to own it.  I’d say to them that the future of this program is in your hands.  If you commit, we’re gonna be right back in this, and it’s gonna be fun.  If you commit to this goal, I’m gonna be here for you.  I’ll be down in this room (in the off season) until you’re no longer here.

So it’s about getting them to own the goal and demonstrating to the team that I’m committed as the coach to helping them achieve that goal.  I have to walk-the-talk by being there.  The commitment of the coach to achieving a team championship is no less demanding than the commitment required of the wrestler to achieve an individual championship.

Continue reading “An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part 2: The Way)”

An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part I: The Man)

I decided to start by interviewing Howie Greenblatt, the Head Coach of MacArthur High School for the past 24 years. During this time at the head of Nassau County’s current wrestling dynasty, Greenblatt has remained so modest and focused on the objective at hand that hardly have we heard a word about the man or his team first concept outside of the occasional rumor and/or idol forum chatter. For this reason, as well as the fact that the Generals are coming off of their 7th County title, I perceived Howie to an ideal subject to profile.

Because of a lack of sufficient coverage of the sport of wrestling by Newsday and/or other local media outlets, I’ve long wanted to be the one who finally brought the sport into the mainstream through the introduction of home grown coverage …I decided to start by interviewing Howie Greenblatt, the Head Coach of MacArthur High School for the past 24 years.  During this time at the head of Nassau County’s current wrestling dynasty, Greenblatt has remained so modest and focused on the objective at hand that hardly have we heard a word about the man or his team first concept outside of the occasional rumor and/or idol forum chatter.  For this reason, as well as the fact that the Generals are coming off of their 7th County title, I perceived Howie to an ideal subject to profile.

This being my first foray into the art of the interview, I must say, had I know in advance what I was getting myself into, I may have never done it.  The work load is tedious and abundant.  When all was said and done, I must have put a solid 20 hours of effort into this piece.  Continue reading “An Interview with Howie Greenblatt (Part I: The Man)”

Part 3: The Interview with Neil J. Alton

This is final part of the three part series of Lighthouse Wrestling’s interview Neil Alton a former Long Beach wrestler for Paul Gillespie and father of Dylan and Andrew Alton, two of the top High School wrestlers in the country.

Dylan (Left), Andrew (right)
Dylan (Left), Andrew (right)

This is final part of the three part series of Lighthouse Wrestling’s interview Neil Alton a former Long Beach wrestler for Paul Gillespie and father of Dylan and Andrew Alton, two of the top High School wrestlers in the country.

Note, this article is divided into pages.  Click the page number at the bottom to advance through all the pages.

LHW: Did the boys ever feel like they were missing out on family events- parties, nights out with there friends, etc? Did you leave the choice up to them to miss these events? Continue reading “Part 3: The Interview with Neil J. Alton”

Part 2: The Interview with Neil J. Alton

Lighthouse Wrestling wanted to interview Neil Alton in order to find out how a former wrestler from Long Island could develop his two children into two of the best wrestlers in the country. This is the second part of three part questions with Mr. Alton.

 

Alton Twins at Manheil Holiday Tournament
Alton Twins at Manheil Holiday Tournament

This is part 2 of Lighthouse Wrestling’s interview Neil Alton a former Long Beach wrestler for Paul Gillespie and father of Dylan and Andrew Alton, two of the top High School wrestlers in the country.

Note, this part is divided into four pages; at the bottom, click the page number to navigate through the pages.

LHW: How did Dylan and Andrew get involved in wrestling?

Mr. Alton:  Being born twins they were always wrestling even in the crib sometimes. Or on their beds at home, and on the living room floor. My wife was always yelling at them to knock it off, especially when they involved their sisters. The boys got started in wrestling when they were six almost Seven years old. I owned a Fitness Center called Fitness Unlimited and I always watched the boys after school while working at the gym. They were constantly fighting behind me at the desk and I was always breaking them apart while dealing with my customers.  

It used to be a real pain in the [butt] sometimes, because when I would break them apart it only lasted a minute or two before they were back at it. I would get so mad sometimes I think my customers probably thought I was an abusive parent. Sometimes my Daughters where there to help me, but then they want to wrestle or fight them too. They just loved the physical contact. I can’t tell you how many Babysitters we went through, who just gave up because it became too much to keep them separated.

Then one day a state trooper who worked out at the gym saw them going at it and said I should get them involved in wrestling. I laughed and thought he was joking, but he wasn’t. I brought them to practice the next week and that’s when they started. In NY kids start wrestling in the Junior High, at least that’s what I thought. When I brought the kids to practice I couldn’t believe what I saw. Kids 6-12 years old hitting High C’s, sit outs, switches, etc… I knew then that my sons would fit right in, and they loved it as soon as they started it.


LHW: How many days per week did your kids train as youths? What kind of regime would you recommend for young wrestlers?

Mr. Alton:  They were always active and have lifted in the weight room since they were seven years old. I followed Wayne Westcott’s theory on youth’s lifting weights. It turned out to be one of the best things I ever did. So an answer to your question is they should train all the time year round, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be in the wrestling room. While in season in the elementary program they would meet Three times a week to practice. Once in a while I would take them to another wrestling room and work with them on some of their weaknesses and strength’s.

They have wrestled Freestyle since they were Seven years old, but they never practiced because of other sports they were involved in. They would learn a lot by just going and watching the older guys wrestle in between their matches. Then they would try to do what they saw while at the tournament. 

A good regime for a youth wrestler I think is three days a week in the wrestling room (during season), then one day or possibly two during freestyle. Also two days doing some type of strength training program (but keep it short and sweet and make it fun when training for strength – somewhere between 15-30 minutes). Competition on the weekends.

An Intervew with Neil J. Alton

Lighthouse Wrestling wanted to interview Neil Alton in order to find out how a former wrestler from Long Island could develop his two children into two of the best wrestlers in the country. Was it the coaching, genes, the water they are drinking in Pennsylvania? …

Dylan (Left), Andrew (right)
Dylan (Left), Andrew (right)
Lighthouse Wrestling wanted to interview Neil Alton in order to find out how a former wrestler from Long Island could develop his two children into two of the best wrestlers in the country. Was it the coaching, genes, the water they are drinking in Pennsylvania? How and why have these wrestlers dominated the sport? This interview will answer these questions and more.

There have been quite a few successful brother teams who have excelled in the high school and collegiate wrestling ranks.  Most notably have been Ben and John Peterson in the mid seventies, Ed, Lou and Steve Banach in the eighties and most recently the Brands (Tom/Terry), Smith (LeRoy/John/Pat/Mark) Scherr (Jim/Bill), Bonomo (Ricky/Anthony “Rocky”), Steiner (Troy/Terry) and Paulson (Travis/Trent) brothers to name a few…Now, we have a new tandem, Andrew and Dylan Alton of Central Mountain High School in Pennsylvania. Continue reading “An Intervew with Neil J. Alton”