(Not So) Super-32 For Empire State’s Top Grapplers

When the “Battle for the Belt” began at 8 a.m. on November 1st, 2008 from the Greensboro Coliseum, it was a day of hope for some of New York State’s finest wrestlers. It was going to be the day that several of them proved that they were for real. For others, it was going to be a coming out party. The event that introduced them to the nation.

When the “Battle for the Belt” began at 8 a.m. on November 1st, 2008 from the Greensboro Coliseum, it was a day of hope for some of New York State’s finest wrestlers. It was going to be the day that several of them proved that they were for real. For others, it was going to be a coming out party; the event that introduced them to the nation. The 15 hour span that was going to demonstrate once and for all that the Empire State belonged in the the conversation with perennial powerhouses such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New Jersey. Featuring a lineup that consisting of four returning State Champions, New York was primed to have a very special weekend….Unfortunately, the rest of the nation had different plans for the young men from New York.
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Nassau Preseason Dual Meet Team Rankings

Nassau preseason team rankings.

  1. Macarthur
  2. Wantagh
  3. Uniondale
  4. Massapequa
  5. Plainedge
  6. East Meadow
  7. Garden City
  8. Bellmore JFK
  9. Calhoun
  10. Farmingdale

Take the poll, and select your top 5 dual meet teams in Nassau county for 2008-2009.  If you select other, please identify that other team with a comment, and if you like, rank your selections in order from 1 to 10 with a comment.

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Nassau Preseason Rankings 2008 V1.2

Updated Nassau Preseason Rankings 2008 V1.2.

96 lbs division

  1. Will Montgomery (Seaford) — 10th
  2. Joe Barbato (Wantagh) — 10th
  3. Thomas Manning (MacArthur) — 10th

103 Lbs. Class

  1. Vinny Pecora (Baldwin) — 12th
  2. Alex Grant (MacArthur) — 12th
  3. Chris Perez (MacArthur) — 10th
  4. Joe Maher (Bellmore JFK) — 11th
  5. Lanzilotta (Massapequa) — 9th

112 Lbs. Class

  1. Sean Kempf (MacArthur) — 12th
  2. Anthony Fachinni (Seaford) — 12th
  3. Mike Lofrese (Garden City) — 9th
  4. Anthony Locast (Seaford) — 10th

119 Lbs. Class

  1. Ariel Guerrero (MacArthur) — 12th
  2. Luke Alber (Farmingdale) — 12th
  3. Mike Palermo (MacArthur) — 11th
  4. Nick Falco (East Meadow) — 11th
  5. Rich Frank (BJFK) — 12th
  6. Matt Schmelizger (Garden City) — 9th

125 lbs division

  1. Mike Walker (Uniondale) — ??
  2. Danny Lofrese — 9th
  3. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) — 9th
  4. Christian Toscano (Bethpage)  — 12th
  5. Mike Leonard (Clarke) — 11th
  6. Tiago Pierera (Clarke) — 12th

130 lbs division

  1. Quimes Delacruz (Wantagh) — 12th
  2. Gary Kavarsky (Lawrence) — 12th
  3. Kelly Palmer (Clarke) — 12th
  4. Frank Medeiros (MacArthur) — 11th

135 lbs division

  1. Paul Liguori (Wantagh) — 12th
  2. Mike Tucillo (Jericho) — 11th
  3. Anthony Evangelista (Massapequa) — 12th
  4. Mike Snow (BJFK) — 12th 

140 lbs division

  1. Brian Herold (MacArthur) — 12th
  2. Mack Maldarelli (Calhoun) — 12th
  3. Eric Kaufman (Massapequa) — 12th
  4. Steve Spurgeon (Plainedge) — 12th
  5. Nick Fitzmaurice (Wantagh) — 11th 

145 lbs division

  1. Matt Eberlein (Island Trees) — 12th
  2. Troy Sterling (Uniondale) — 12th
  3. Robert Mancino (East Meadow) — 12th
  4. Tyler Dunne (MacArthur) — 11th
  5. Josh Maddock (Massapequa) — 12th

152 lbs division

  1. John Greisheimer (Wantagh) — 12th
  2. Andre Berry (Uniondale) — 12th
  3. German Meza (Bethpage) — 12th
  4. Robert Grabher (North Shore) — 12th 
  5. James Ondris (Massapequa) — 11th 

160 lbs division

  1. John Daddino (Sewanakha East) — 10th
  2. Brian Mulholland (MacArthur) — 12th
  3. Kyle Cohen (Baldwin) — 12th 
  4. Joe Chamish (Jericho) — 12th

171 lbs division

  1. Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh) — 10th
  2. Nick Camera (Plainedge) 12th
  3. Joe Giametta (MacArthur) — 12th
  4. Guy Macchia (Syosett) — 11th
  5. Nick Isnardi (Massapequa) — 12th

189 lbs division

  1. Matt Loew (Wantagh) — 11th
  2. Sebastian Randazzo (Syosett) — 12th
  3. Steven Graziano (Jericho) — 11th
  4. Anthony Cardenas (Long Beach) — 12th
  5. Conor Wetzel (Massapequa) — 10th

215 lbs division

  1. Thomas Jackson (Farmingdale) — 12th
  2. Dan Nicolino (Island Trees) — 12th
  3. Connor Horl (Garden City) — 11th
  4. Thomas Hall (Wantagh) — 10th
  5. Joe Greci (Plainedge) — ??

285 lbs division

  1. Yseen Madassar (Divison) — ??
  2. Chris Williams (Syosset) — 12th
  3. Joe Devonellis (North Shore) — ??
  4. David Argu (Freeport) — ??
  5. Andrew Rollo (Clarke)— ??

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Paul Liguori Vs. Jamie Franco

A very skilled and powerful Paul Liguori defeats a very formidable opponent, Jamie Franco, by the score 3-1 in the finals of the Massapequa Holiday Tournament on December 29, 2007.

A very skilled and powerful Paul Liguori defeats a very formidable opponent, Jamie Franco,  by the score of 3-1 in the finals of the Massapequa Holiday Tournament on December 29, 2007.   Paul exhibits tough defense on his feat while demonstrating the temperament of a skilled champion with his patience in neutral postion.  Paul doesn’t take any sloppy shots, and he never allows the pressure of a close match against the accomplished Jamie Franco to disturb his focus.  Watch these two champions battle it out. It’s a treat.

Which Nassau Teams Will Finish Top 5 in 2009?

Here’s your chance to select the top five team place finishers for Nassau county in 2009.

Which Nassau County teams will finish in the top five in 2009?  Pick your top five.  If you pick other, please follow up with a comment and identify the team that you recommend to be in the top 5 for Nassau County in 2009.  If you would, order the top 5 or even 10 in the comments after you submit your top 5 selections.



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Nassau Preseason Rankings 2008 v1.1

Updated Section 8 preseason rankings v1.1.

 

96 lbs division

  1. Will Montgomery (Seaford) — 10th
  2. Joe Barbato (Wantagh) — 10th
  3. ?? Manning (MacArthur) — 10th
  4. tbd
  5. tbd
  6. tbd

103 Lbs. Class

  1. Vinny Pecora (Baldwin) — 12th
  2. Alex Grant (MacArthur) — 12th
  3. Chris Perez (MacArthur) — 10th
  4. Joe Maher (Bellmore JFK) — 11th
  5. Lanzilotta (Massapequa) — 9th
  6. tbd

112 Lbs. Class

  1. Sean Kempf (MacArthur) — 12th
  2. Anthony Fachinni (Seaford) — 12th
  3. Mike Lofrese (Garden City) — 9th
  4. Anthony Locast (Seaford) — 10th
  5. tbd
  6. tbd

119 Lbs. Class

  1. Ariel Guerrero (MacArthur) — 12th
  2. Luke Alber (Farmingdale) — 12th
  3. Mike Palermo (MacArthur) — 11th
  4. Nick Falco (East Meadow) — 11th
  5. Rich Frank (BJFK) — 12th
  6. Matt Schmelizger (Garden City) — 9th

125 lbs division

  1. Danny Lofrese — 9th
  2. Mike Walker (Uniondale) — ??
  3. ?? Snow (BJFK) — 12th
  4. Dylan Palacio (Long Beach) — 9th
  5. Tiago Pierera (Clarke) — 12th
  6. Mike Leonard (Clarke) — 11th

130 lbs division

  1. Quimes Delacruz (Wantagh) — 12th
  2. ?? Kavarsky (Lawrence) — 12th
  3. Frank Medeiros (MacArthur) — 11th
  4. Kelly Palmer (Clarke) — 12th
  5. Eric Kaufman (Massapequa) — 12th

135 lbs division

  1. Paul Liguori (Wantagh) — 12th
  2. Mike Tucillo (Jericho) — 11th
  3. Anthony Evangelista (Massapequa) — 12th
  4. Christian Toscano (Bethpage) — 12th
  5. Mike Snow (BJFK) — 12th 

140 lbs division

  1. Mack Maldarelli (Calhoun) — 12th
  2. Brian Herold (MacArthur) — 12th
  3. Steve Spurgeon (Plainedge) — 12th
  4. Nick Fitzmaurice (Wantagh) — 11th
  5. tbd
  6. tbd
     

145 lbs division

  1. Matt Eberlein (Island Trees) — 12th
  2. Troy Sterling (Uniondale) — 12th
  3. Robert Mancino (East Meadow) — 12th
  4. Tyler Dunne (MacArthur) — 11th
  5. tbd
  6. tbd

152 lbs division

  1. John Greisheimer (Wantagh) — 12th
  2. Robert Grabher (North Shore) — ?? 
  3. Andre Berry (Uniondale) — 12th
  4. German Meza (Bethpage) — 12th
  5. tbd
  6. tbd

160 lbs division

  1. Brian Mulholland (MacArthur) — 12th
  2. Kyle Cohen (Baldwin) — 12th 
  3. Joe Chamish (Jericho) — 12th
  4. tbd
  5. tbd
  6. tbd

171 lbs division

  1. Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh) — 10th
  2. John Daddino (Sewanaka East) — 10th
  3. Nick Camera (Plainedge) 12th
  4. Giametta (MacArthur) — 12th
  5. Guy Macchia (Syosett) — 11th
  6. tbd

189 lbs division

  1. Matt Loew (Wantagh) — 11th
  2. Wayland Roberts (Freeport) — 12th
  3. Sebastian Randazzo (Syosett) — ??
  4. Steven Graziano (Jericho) — 11th
  5. Leonard Dul (Mineola) — ??
  6. tbd

215 lbs division

  1. Thomas Jackson (Farmingdale) — 12th
  2. Nicolino (Island Trees) 12th
  3. ?? Agu (Freeport) — ??
  4. Connor Horl (Garden City) — 11th
  5. Thomas Hall (Wantagh) — 10th
  6. ?? Greci (Plainedge) — ??

285 lbs division

  1. ?? Williams (Syosset) — ??
  2. ?? Madassar (Divison) — ??
  3. Devonellis (North Shore) — ??
  4. Rollo (Clarke) — ??
  5. Zibokowski (Island Trees — ??
  6. tbd

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Border Wars 4 Corners Border Brawl 10/18/2008

The tournament was well run but did not have a strong field of Long Island Wrestlers. There was some good competition between New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The top four wrestlers in each weight class are eligible to advance to the next round of the tournament located in Michigan on November 1, 2008. Section 8 and 11 were represented by Longwood, Wantagh, Baldwin, MacArthur, and Mephem High Schools with at least one wrestler.

The tournament was well run but did not have a strong field of Long Island Wrestlers. There was some good competition between New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The top four wrestlers in each weight class are eligible to advance to the next round of the tournament located in Michigan on November 1, 2008.  Section 8 and 11 were represented by Longwood, Wantagh, Baldwin, MacArthur, and Mephem High Schools with at least one wrestler. The following is a partial list of competitors and there places:

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Nassau Preseason Rankings 2008 v1.0

Nassau county preseason high school wrestling rankings. Top three wrestlers ranked in each weight class.

96 lbs division

too early to identify

103 Lbs. Class

  1. Will Montgomery (Seaford) – 10
  2. Manning (MacArthur) – ??
  3. Joe Barbato (Garden City) – 10

112 Lbs. Class

  1. Vincent Pecora (Baldwin) – 12
  2. Mike Lofrese (Garden City) – 9
  3. Alex Grant (MacArthur) — 12

119 Lbs. Class

  1. Sean Kempf (MacArthur) – 12
  2. Danny Arnel (Syosset) – 12
  3. Anthony Facchini (Seaford) – 12

125 lbs division

  1. Kelly Palmer (Clarke) – 12
  2. Ariel Guerrero (MacArthur) – 12
  3. Danny LoFrese (Garden City) – 12

130 lbs division

  1. Quimes DelaCruz (Wantagh) – 12
  2. Eric Kaufman (Calhoun) – ??
  3. Mike Walker (Uniondale) – ??

135 lbs division

  1. Paul Liguori (Wantagh) – 12
  2. Toori (MacArthur) – ??
  3. Mike Tucillo (Jericho) – 11

140 lbs division

  1. Brian Herold (MacArthur) – 12
  2. Mac Maldarelli (Calhoun) – 12
  3. Rob Mancino (East Meadow) – 12

145 lbs division

  1. Matt Eberlein (Island Trees) – 12
  2. Andre Berry (Uniondale) – 12
  3. Troy Sterling (Uniondale) – 12

152 lbs division

  1. John Greisheimer (Wantagh) – 12
  2. German Meza (Bethpage) – 12
  3. Robert Grabher (North Shore) – ??

160 lbs division

  1. Nick Camera (Plainedge) – 12
  2. Joe Carbonaro (MacArthur) – ??
  3. ?? Giametta (MacArthur) – ??

171 lbs division

  1. Joe Kavanagh (Wantagh) – 10
  2. John Daddino (Sewanaka East) – 10
  3. Randazzo (Syosett) – 12

189 lbs division

  1. Matt Loew (Wantagh) – 11
  2. Weyland Roberts (Freeport) – 12
  3. Leonard Dul (Minneola) – ??

215 lbs division

  1. Thomas Jackson (Farmingdale) – 12 
  2. Dan Nicolino (Island Trees) – 12
  3. Conner Horl (Garden City) – 12

285 lbs division

  1. Andrew Gregory (Baldwin) – 12
  2. Chris Williams (Syosett) – 12
  3. Emmanuel Agu (Freeport) – 12

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