Section XI Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings (11-02)

This is the second release of the Section 11 individual; dual meet and tournament rankings.

This is the second release of the Section 11 individual; dual meet and tournament rankings. Continue reading “Section XI Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings (11-02)”

Tremendous Trio: Sayville Wrestling Club Sending Three to DI Ranks….

Like any sport, wrestling is a pyramid where only the very elite are able to successfully make the jump to the next level. For this reason, it is a major honor when a school, town, or for that matter a wrestling club is able to send even one student-athlete to the NCAA Division I level. With this sentiment is mind, I ask you, just how big a smile do you think adorns the face of Sayville WC coach Mike Vetrano, who over the course of the last few weeks has witnessed not one, not two, but three of his star pupils give commitments to DI schools? My guess is that the grin is ear to ear, and rightfully so….Starting on November 6th when All-Suffolk wrestler, Steven Leshinger (a representative of Sayville High School as well as the wrestling club) gave a verbal commitment to Princeton Tigers’ Head Coach, Chris Ayres, a chain reaction was created that saw Paul Alessandrini commit to Franklin & Marshall two days later, and the third of the trio, Mt. Sinai’s Frank Abbondanza pledge his allegiance to the Tar Heels of the University of North Carolina exactly one week after Leshinger’s initial commitment…When approached from just a wrestling aspect, this accomplishment is sufficient enough. However, to look at only one side of the proverbial picture is to ignore the true essence of what this achievement means. With all three of the selected institutions of higher learning ranked in the first tier by US News and World Report, it means that not only have these native sons done us all proud on the wrestling mat, they have also been role models in the classroom for their younger teammates. Coming from my background as a guidance counselor in training, the latter is every bit as significant to me as is the former; and both are deserving of your admiration and praise. Continue reading “Tremendous Trio: Sayville Wrestling Club Sending Three to DI Ranks….”

Section XI Preseason Team Rankings for 2010/11

Section XI Division I wrestling teams are ranked for Dual Meet and Section Tournament competitiveness for the 2010/11 season.

Rank 3 starSection XI Division I wrestling teams are ranked for Dual Meet and Section Tournament competitiveness. Continue reading “Section XI Preseason Team Rankings for 2010/11”

From Blue Wave to Blue Jay: John Glenn Standout Fusaro Commits to Hopkins

On Monday May 17th, InterMat released the names of the student-athletes who make up the class of 2014 at Johns Hopkins University. Among this list of distinguished wrestlers was a local face, 3x All-Suffolk/2007 DII County Champion, Matt Fusaro, a key member of the John Glenn High School squad that won back-to-back Division I team titles in ’09 and ’10 (were also the team champions in 2007; their last as a DII school). Fusaro, one of the Empire State’s top unsigned seniors heading into the week, was attracting the interest of several prominent NCAA Division I programs before ultimately making the decision to place academics ahead of athletics in selecting the U.S. News and World Reports #14 National University. In making picking his destination, the 2010 Suffolk County Bronze Medalist at 145-pounds became the third wrestler from his high school to formally commit to competing at the next level. He is joined by 2010 130-pound NYS Champion Nick Meinsen who committed to Binghamton University late last month, and 152-pound NYS 3rd place finisher/2009 NYS runner-up, Nick Terdick who opted to stay home and wrestle for Hofstra University all the way back in September of last year Continue reading “From Blue Wave to Blue Jay: John Glenn Standout Fusaro Commits to Hopkins”

In the Wake of the Second Wave

As the 2010 season emerged from the holiday recess the first wave of the Section XI tsunami rolled into Union-Endicott and as anticipated left destruction in its wake.

Tahiti WaveAs the 2010 season emerged from the holiday recess the first wave of the Section XI tsunami rolled into Union-Endicott and as anticipated left destruction in its wake. John Glenn lived up to all the hype – and then some – and young Brentwood and Sayville teams gave a peak of what is to come. Then, there came the pronouncements. Continue reading “In the Wake of the Second Wave”

An Old Fashioned Long Island Wrestling Party…

It’s always exciting heading up to Albany to see the New York State high school wrestling championships. Long Islanders are used to being leaders at the annual state wrestling party.

long-islandIt’s always exciting heading up to Albany to see the New York State high school wrestling championships. Long Islanders are used to being leaders at the annual state wrestling party. Continue reading “An Old Fashioned Long Island Wrestling Party…”

A Look Back at 2010 Section XI Tournament

It was another quality final at Stony Brook and now we need to take a look back at the matches and also look at who may be getting wildcards and a trip to Albany.

It was another quality final at Stony Brook and now we need to take a look back at the matches and also look at who may be getting wildcards and a trip to Albany. It seems Suffolk should send anywhere from between 25 to 29 wrestlers to Albany depending upon how the wild-card draws fall…similar to last year’s count. Continue reading “A Look Back at 2010 Section XI Tournament”

2010 Section XI Championship Preview

A weight-by-weight analysis of the 2010 Section XI high school wrestling championships.

tugawarAnother Suffolk County tournament is upon us and that translates into 2 great days of the best wrestling in New York State. We all have our feelings about who the Suffolk finalists will be in each weight class and who the potential place winners are. So here are my picks and weight class previews. I hope you have some fun with them. So pick them apart and enjoy another Suffolk County wrestling tournament.

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Mat Notes of Suffolk County League III Championships

At the Suffolk County League III wrestling championship, the Redmen from East Islip, winner of each of their league dual meets during the season (6-0) battled league opponents, North Babylon (5-1), Smithtown East (4-2), Newfield (3-3), West Islip (2-4), Half Hollow Hills East (1-5) and Centereach (0-6).

East Islip, NY (Feb. 6, 2010) At the Suffolk County League III wrestling championship, the Redmen from East Islip, winner of each of their league dual meets during the season (6-0) battled league opponents, North Babylon (5-1), Smithtown East (4-2), Newfield (3-3), West Islip (2-4), Half Hollow Hills East (1-5) and Centereach (0-6).

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Section XI Individual Rankings 10-03

This is the third release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/13/2010.

This is the third release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/13/2010. The number in square brackets indicates the wrestler’s previous rank. If a wrestler was moved to a new weight class, he is indicated as Not Ranked in the new weight class. Continue reading “Section XI Individual Rankings 10-03”

Brentwood vs Longwood Dual Video

Longwood defeats Brentwood 31-17 in a League 1 contest.

Here’s the recorded video of the Longwood vs Brentwood dual meet on Wednesday, January 13 at Longwood.  The meet began at the 130lbs weight class.  Unfortunately, we had a technical glitch that we were unable to recover from in the middle of the 103lbs match.  The video here includes matches from 130 through 215 and half of 103.  Longwood wins 31 – 17.

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Section XI Individual Rankings 10-02

This is the third release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/2/2010.

This is the third release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/2/2010. Continue reading “Section XI Individual Rankings 10-02”

Section XI Individual Rankings 10-01

This is the second release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 12/23/2009.

This is the second release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 12/23/2009. Continue reading “Section XI Individual Rankings 10-01”

Section X1 2009-2010 Division 1 Wrestling Preview

Who will be the contenders at each weight? Which wrestler will win each weight class? With weight certifications and strategic weight class placement those are questions we may not be able to answer just yet. Another question being asked as we approach the beginning of the 2009-2010 Suffolk County wrestling season is the location of the county tournament. Will the tournament be held at the familiar SUNY Stony Brook facility this year instead of deep into section 8?

podiumA Wealth of Returning Talent in Section XI

Who will be the contenders at each weight? Which wrestler will win each weight class? With weight certifications and strategic weight class placement those are questions we may not be able to answer just yet. Another question being asked as we approach the beginning of the 2009-2010 Suffolk County wrestling season is the location of the county tournament. Will the tournament be held at the familiar SUNY Stony Brook facility this year instead of deep into section 8?

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Section XI Results 09-50

Section XI high school wrestling results for week 50, 2009.

Andrew Peers Memorial Tournament at Whitman
December 12, 2009
Championship Finals
96 – Fabien (SWR) pin Calderone (Whit) 1:20
103 – Napoli (Sachem North) dec Piccirillo (SN) 9-3
112 – Hagerty (SN) pin Domnisch (North Bab) 2:39;
119 – Bennett (NB) dec Meringolo (Whit) 6-4;
125 – Osleeb (North Salem) dec Rodriguez (Whit) 17-10
130 – Gerondel (SN) dec Milanese (Whit) 9-5
135 – Richardson (West Bab) dec Bauman (WB) 8-4
140 – Colon (WB) pin Wesch (Whit) 1:07
145 – Klump (PW) dec Gage (NB) 7-0
152 – Distasi (SN) dec Correa (NB) 6-5
160 – Augustinelli (SN) pin Montovani (WB) 5:57
171 – Speights (WB) dec Grassman (SN) 5-2
189 – B. Turner (SN) pin Horn (SN) 5:01
215 – C. Turner (Whit) ID Polynice (WB)
285 – Wilkinson (WB) pin Cosgrove (SN) 1:14
Most Pins, Least Time: Wilkinson (West Babylon 285)
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Osleeb (North Salem 125)

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Section XI Individual Rankings 09-48

This is a baseline Section XI (Suffolk County) ranking for the 2009/2010 season. Preseason rankings are generally way off. They serve as a starting point for discussion around weights, returning wrestlers, and competition.

This is a baseline Section XI (Suffolk County) ranking for the 2009/2010 season. Preseason rankings are generally way off. They serve as a starting point for discussion around weights, returning wrestlers, and competition. Please treat it as such. All constructive comments are welcome. Continue reading “Section XI Individual Rankings 09-48”

Fear The Turtle: 2x Suffolk Champ/2008 NYS Champion Collado Commits to Maryland

It is now being reported by InterMat that two-time defending Suffolk County Champion/2008 NYS Champion, Ken Collado has given a verbal commitment (can sign at any time) to the University of Maryland and their Head Coach, former Section XI legend, Kerry McCoy….The 2009 NYS placewinner (6th @ 112) is the latest member in what is already a very impressive recruiting class to join the Terrapins….He joins InterMat top-100 recruits Spencer Myers (#53; Projected as a heavyweight) and Frank Goodwin (#65; Projected as 133), as well as Jenkins Mozey (Projected as 125) and returning Pennsylvania State placewinner Mark Hartenstine (Projected at 141) as members of the class of 2010 to formally announce that they will be College Park, MD bound next Fall. Continue reading “Fear The Turtle: 2x Suffolk Champ/2008 NYS Champion Collado Commits to Maryland”

Section XI Tournament Team Rankings for 2009-2010

All Section XI Division I teams are ranked for tournament competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season.

nyslogoAll Section XI Division I teams are ranked for tournament competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season. To rank the teams, the following factors were taken into consideration. Continue reading “Section XI Tournament Team Rankings for 2009-2010”

There’s No Place Like Home: John Glenn Standout, Terdick, Latest Wrestler to Commit to HU

Early this morning, Lighthouse Wrestling learned that 2009 NYS DI Runner-up, Nick Terdick, of John Glenn High School had given a verbal commitment to the Hofstra University staff…The Knight senior, who capped off his third All-County performance last season as the runner-up at 140-pounds, becomes the fourth member of the class of 2010 (the third from Long Island) to formally commit to the Pride…He is joined by Syosset’s two-time NYS Champion, Nick Arujau, Wantagh’s Matt Loew, as well as Valley Central’s (Section IX) Cody Ruggirello. Continue reading “There’s No Place Like Home: John Glenn Standout, Terdick, Latest Wrestler to Commit to HU”

Billy the Kid: 2009 Suffolk County Champion, Coggins, Headed to UVA

On Wednesday morning (September 9th), InterMat broke the story that that 2009 Suffolk County Champion, Billy Coggins, has elected to continue his academic and athletic career in Charlottesville as a member of the University of Virginia’s class of 2014. In making this decision, the 2009 NYS DI place-winner (5th @160 pounds) became the third member of the Rocky Point High School wrestling team to formally give a verbal commitment to the college/university of his choice. He is joined by the #75 ranked recruit in the nation, Stephen Dutton, who committed to Lehigh University in early July and Anthony Volpe, who just two weeks after Dutton, announced that he would be Rutgers bound…The success of these three young gentlemen are indicative of the quality program run by Head Coach, Darren Goldstein. Continue reading “Billy the Kid: 2009 Suffolk County Champion, Coggins, Headed to UVA”

(Scarlet) Knight Time: Suffolk Champion, Volpe, Gives Verbal to Rutgers

Anthony Volpe of Miller Place, New York has given a verbal commitment to Rutgers. Volpe placed third at the 2009 NYSPHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Division I at 145 pounds. He is a three-time NHSCA Nationals All-American and a 2007 Cadet Nationals Greco-Roman All-American. It marks the second verbal commitment that the Rutgers wrestling program has received this month. Last week, Joe Duca, a two-time New Jersey state placewinner, verbally committed to Rutgers. Continue reading “(Scarlet) Knight Time: Suffolk Champion, Volpe, Gives Verbal to Rutgers”

#68 Recruit Dutton To Be a Mountain Hawk

InterMat is now reporting that 2009 NYS Champion, Stephen Dutton, of Rocky Point High School has given a verbal commitment to continue his academic and athletic career under the tutelage of Coach Pat Santoro at Lehigh University. Continue reading “#68 Recruit Dutton To Be a Mountain Hawk”

Empire State Places Five On InterMat’s Top-100 Recruits List

Early Thursday morning, the nationally recognized amateur wrestling website, InterMat, released its top-100 recruits list for the class of 2010. Included on this list were a quintet of student-athletes who call New York State home….With the rising senior class already being hailed as one of the deepest and talent rich in the past decade, inclusion on this list is a distinction that needs no further explanation….While the number of honorees from the Empire State are down from last year’s eye popping statistic of 10, the five individuals who did the list are 100 percent deserving and have earned the praise that will accompany their selection…Making this laundry list of the nation’s elite were Tyler Beckwith and Nick Wilcox of Greene High School, Nick Arujau (Syosset High School), Stephen Dutton (Rocky Point High School), and Angelo Malvestuto, the pride and joy of Niagara-Wheatfield High School. Continue reading “Empire State Places Five On InterMat’s Top-100 Recruits List”