Section VIII Individual and Tournament Team Rankings (11-04)

This is the forth release of the Section 8 individual and tournament team rankings.

This is the forth release of the Section 8 individual and tournament team rankings.

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Mat Side With Rob Koll – Doubleheader Weekend

It was a great weekend for the Big Red. We had a doubleheader on Saturday, starting with a 1 p.m. match at Hofstra, and then culminating in a 6 p.m. Ivy League faceoff at Columbia. Over the course of the day, our guys only gave up eight offensive points. Continue reading “Mat Side With Rob Koll – Doubleheader Weekend”

EIWA weekly review: Penn goes undefeated in Ivy League weekend

Ivy League competition dominated this weekend’s slate of EIWA matchups as all of the Ivy Leaguer’s in the conference stepped into the circle. No team put itself in better position to challenge Cornell for the Ivy League title than Penn, who went 3-0 on the weekend.

Ivy League competition dominated this weekend’s slate of EIWA matchups as all of the Ivy Leaguer’s in the conference stepped into the circle. No team put itself in better position to challenge Cornell for the Ivy League title than Penn, who went 3-0 on the weekend.

The Quakers kicked off the weekend by hosting Brown and Harvard in Philadelphia. Penn quickly disposed of Brown, 35-0, before dominating Harvard by a 35-7 tally. Both duals started of the same with Mark Rappo getting things going at 125 pounds. Against Brown’s Billy Waterson, Rappo finished things off in the second period with a 21-6 technical fall at 4:48 to put Penn up 5-0. Rappo really helped his EIWA Tournament seeding later in the day by defeating Harvard’s Steven Keith Keith. Continue reading “EIWA weekly review: Penn goes undefeated in Ivy League weekend”

Replay of the Cornell vs Iowa State Dual

Replay of the Iowa State vs Cornell Dual Meet at Cornell’s Newman Arena in Ithaca. Watch the feature match of the afternoon when No 3 Mack Lewnes battles No. 1 Jon Reader of Iowa State.

Replay of the Iowa State vs Cornell Dual Meet at Cornell’s Newman Arena in Ithaca.  Watch the feature match of the afternoon when No 3 Mack Lewnes battles No. 1  Jon Reader of  Iowa State.

125: No. 10 Frank Perelli(C) vs Brandon Jones(IS)

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133: No. 7 Mike Grey(C) vs Ben Cash(IS)

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149: No. 2 Kyle Dake(C) vs Max Mayfield(IS)

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157: Trent Weatherman(IS) vs No. 9 DJ Meagher(C)

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165: No. 9 Andrew Sorenson(IS) vs Craig Eifert(C)

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174: No. 1 Jon Reader(IS) vs Mack Lewnes(C)

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184: No. 7 Steve Bosak(C) vs Cole Shafer(IS)

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197: No. 1 Cam Simaz(C) vs Jerome Ward(IS)

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HWT: Kyle Simonson(IS) vs Stryker Lane(C)

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Smithtown East 33, West Islip 31

In a Suffolk County League III match, Smithtown East defeated West Islip 33-31 on January 28, 2011 to win the league title in thrilling match on Senior Night at Smithtown East High School.

Smithtown East 33, West Islip 31
January 28, 2011 at Smithtown East High School
96- Travis Isgro (WI) pinned Darius Caporaso (SE), 2:29
103- Steven Bair dec Drew Forcina (WI), 5-0
112- Tyler Walsh (WI) pinned Justin Burns (SE), 3:43
119- Dan Burns (SE) pinned Nick Gennaro (WI), 3:38
125 – Will Graham (WI) dec Tylar Vigliarolo (SE), 4-2
130- Matt Donovan (WI) major dec Don Riordan (SE), 13-1
135 – Luke Outcault (SE) dec Steven Coppola (WI), 6-3
140- Eric Binder (SE) dec Joe Byrne (WI), 5-2
145- Casey O’Malley (SE) pinned Matt Sullivan (WI), 1:47
152- Anthony Forca (SE) dec Nick Morillo (WI), 10-4
160- Nick Oliveri (SE) dec JP Cassagnau (WI), 5-2
171– Pat Ryan (WI) pinned Pat Falk (SE), 5:33
189 – Tim Kopiske (SE) pinned Dylan Colquhoun (WI), 3:32
215 – Nick Galante (SE) dec Brendan Smith (WI), 2-1
285- Mike Bilello (WI) by forfeit Continue reading “Smithtown East 33, West Islip 31”

LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championship is scheduled to be held at Smithtown East Islip High School on February 5, 2011.

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championship is scheduled to be held at Smithtown East Islip High School on February 5, 2011. The Bulls from Smithtown East (6-0) won each of their dual meets during the season and their coaches as well as the coaches from the other teams in League III, East Islip (3-3), Newfield (4-2), Smithtown West (3-3) West Islip (4-2), Half Hollow Hills East (1-5) and Centereach (0-6) all look to send a number of their wrestlers to the Suffolk County Championships scheduled to be held at Stony Brook University on February 13 and 14, 2011. There is sure to be tough competition in each weight class and the following wrestlers(listed in no particular order) will most likely be in the mix (weight classes are subject to change): Continue reading “LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW”

Section XI Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings 11-03

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

This is the third release of the Section 11 individual; dual meet and tournament rankings. Continue reading “Section XI Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings 11-03”

Section VIII Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings (11-03)

This is the third release of the Section 8 individual; tournament rankings.

This is the third release of the Section 8 individual; tournament rankings. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings (11-03)”

Four Score: NYS’ Finest Break into National Rankings….

For years, it has been the shared sentiments of many New York State wrestling aficionados that our scholastic teams do not get the credit and recognition that they deserve in regard to the various national rankings services. Time after time (compliments to Cyndi Lauper), a team emerges that has the NYS populace excited, thinking that perhaps they will be the team to break the streak and get the Empire State back on the national radar. And, season after season, despite the local hype and admiration, it never seems to happen. It is with these thoughts and emotions in mind, that it is both my pleasure and my privilege to announce that our collective patience has paid off and our sometimes overly bold cries have been heard, as not one, not two, not three, but four of our top programs will find themselves amid the best this country has to offer when Amateur Wrestling News and InterMatwrestle.com release their updated team rankings for the week ending on February 5th…After all of the hard work, blood, sweat, and tears, the day belongs to Shenendehowa, Spencerport, Longwood, and St. Anthony’s. Continue reading “Four Score: NYS’ Finest Break into National Rankings….”

EIWA weekly review: Columbia goes 3-0 in prep for Ivy League

With the Ivy League schedule less than a week away, Columbia heads in with as much momentum as possible. The Lions hosted three duals yesterday at the University Gymnasium and bested all three opponents in Millersville, Rider, and Franklin & Marshall. The wins bumped Columbia’s record to 6-4, as they are now halfway through a six-match homestand.

With the Ivy League schedule less than a week away, Columbia heads in with as much momentum as possible. The Lions hosted three duals yesterday at the University Gymnasium and bested all three opponents in Millersville, Rider, and Franklin & Marshall. The wins bumped Columbia’s record to 6-4, as they are now halfway through a six-match homestand.

The day started off against Millersville at 11 a.m. when the Lions won handedly, 46-3. A forfeit at 125 followed by a pin at 133 courtesy of Kyle Gilchrist got the ball rolling and gave Columbia the early 12-0 lead. The Lions totaled bonus points in eight of its nine victories. Along with Gilchrist, Jake O’Hara (157), Mike Pushpak (197), and Kevin Lester (Hvy) all earned pins. Continue reading “EIWA weekly review: Columbia goes 3-0 in prep for Ivy League”

Smithtown East 36, East Islip 35

In a Suffolk County League III match, Smithtown East defeated East Islip 36-35 on January 21, 2011. In this showdown, perennial league power East Islip was burned by a team penalty point and was defeated by the Smithtown East Bulls.

Smithtown East 36, East Islip 35
January 21, 2011 at East Islip High School
96- Jesse Dellaveccia (EI) dec Jack Truncale (SE), 10-3
103- Hunter Ingram (EI) pinned Darius Caporaso (SE), 1:45
112- Justin Burns (SE) pinned Justin Moreno (EI), 2:30
119- Dave Dellaveccia (EI) dec Branson Berger (SE), 6-1
125 – Daniel Burns (SE) pinned Chris Sorrentino (EI), 1:15
130- Dennis Ferro (EI) dec Tylar Vigliarolo (SE), 5-3
135 – Luke Outcault (SE) major dec Ryan Harmer (EI), 22-9
140- Eric Binder (SE) pinned Eric Adon (EI), 1:31
145- Matt Wilson (EI) dec Casey O’Malley (SE), 3-0
152- Jacob Axelrod (EI) pinned Scott Price (SE), 5:35
160- Anthony Forca (SE) tech fall Matt Drywa (EI), 18-3
171– Tyler Conway (EI) pinned Nick Oliveri (SE), 3:04
189 – Pat Falk (SE) tech fall Chris Chamber (EI), 15-0
215 – Tim Kopiske (SE) dec James Frost (EI), 4-2 OT
285- Dan Hayden (EI) pinned Jordan Alperin (SE), 4:11 Continue reading “Smithtown East 36, East Islip 35”

College Coaches to Go “Camp”ing Again: Bound Brook Phenom Will Wrestle Afterall

Last April, when the news broke that then 2x New Jersey State champion (he has since added a third crown), Andrew Campolattano, had elected to bypass wrestling on the collegiate level and instead accept an offer to play football for the Scarlet Knights of rising EIWA contender, Rutgers University, the hearts of nearly every division I head coach broke at the notion of such a unique, once-in-a-lifetime talent leaving his wrestling shoes in the center of the mat. Instantly, memories of all of the great scholastic grapplers that the world’s oldest sport had lost to the gridiron in the past few years flashed back all at once in their collective minds. For me, names like Grant Miller, Jimmy Lawson, Dexter Lattimore, Arthur Jones, Justin Tougas, and Trevor Laws among others flooded by brain with thoughts of what if. And none of these fine multi-sport athletes had the resume of the Bound Brook stud. At that moment, I could not help but wonder, when is it finally going to end? When would wrestling finally win out over the all powerful football? When would the possibility of one day representing your county in the Olympic Games take precedent over the opportunity for fame and riches that goes with making it to the National Football League?….Yesterday, I got my answer as the “when” became the “present” with the announcement that Campolattano had a change of heart and will now be utilizing his limitless potential as a 197/285 pounder on the mat, and not as a linebacker on the turf of Rutgers Stadium. Victory had been achieved and the “w” question shifted from when to where. This is a question to which that those same formerly broken-hearted coaches now hope their respective colleges/universities will be the answer. Continue reading “College Coaches to Go “Camp”ing Again: Bound Brook Phenom Will Wrestle Afterall”

Neck Training for Combat Athletes

First let me say I feel training the neck is a very under utilized aspect of programming. For anyone involved combat and collision sports, such as wrestling and football, training the neck should be an integral part of their training programs.

Basic Neck Training for Wrestlers

By John Gaglione

First let me say I feel training the neck is a very under utilized aspect of programming. For anyone involved combat and collision sports, such as wrestling and football, training the neck should be an integral part of their training programs. Training neck for strength and stability can help prevent injuries. A thick strong neck is vital for preventing concussions as well. We see concussions more and more frequently in sports and I think  it is important we start to think about training the neck on a more regular basis or athletes who are susceptible to these injuries. Continue reading “Neck Training for Combat Athletes”

New York State Individual; Team and Section Rankings (11-02)

This is the second release of the New York State Individual, team and section rankings for 2010/11. Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked together.

This is the second release of the New York State Individual, team and section rankings for 2010/11. Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked together. Continue reading “New York State Individual; Team and Section Rankings (11-02)”

Hauppauge Defeats Wantagh on Criteria (match videos inside)

In a season with few dramatic outcomes, fans at Wantagh’s Tom Ryan Duals cheered from the edges of their seats as the dual between the Wantagh Warriors and Hauppauge Eagles was decided in the final bout at 96 pounds.

Jose Rodriguez(W) vs Chris Mauriello(H)

In a season with few dramatic outcomes, fans at Wantagh’s Tom Ryan Duals cheered from the edges of their seats as the dual between the Wantagh Warriors and Hauppauge Eagles was decided in the final bout at 96 pounds.

Continue reading “Hauppauge Defeats Wantagh on Criteria (match videos inside)”

EIWA review: Lehigh dethrones Cornell, Rutgers upsets Va. Tech

With less than two months to go before the EIWA Tournament on the campus of Bucknell University, arguably the most heated rivalry in the conference took place as No. 1 Cornell traveled to No. 17 Lehigh.

With less than two months to go before the EIWA Tournament on the campus of Bucknell University, arguably the most heated rivalry in the conference took place as No. 1 Cornell traveled to No. 17 Lehigh.

The teams split the dual with five wins apiece, but bonus points proved to be the deciding factor as the Mountain Hawks used the home crowd to dethrone the Big Red, 17-15.

The match went back and forth with neither team winning more than two bouts in a row. An opening 9-3 decision at 125 pounds by Frank Perrelli was quickly countered with two-straight wins from Lehigh. Frank Cagnina earned a major decision over Joe Stanzione at 133 pounds followed by an 8-5 upset at 141 pounds with Stephen Dutton over Corey Manson. Continue reading “EIWA review: Lehigh dethrones Cornell, Rutgers upsets Va. Tech”

Brooklyn Tech defeats Grand Street

Brooklyn Tech wins the battle for New York City Class A dual meet supremecy with a decisive victory over Grand Street, 43-24.

Brooklyn Tech wins the battle for New York City Class A dual meet supremecy with a decisive victory over Grand Street, 43-24.  Starting at 135lbs,  Brookly Tech scored 2 consective pins and recieved one forfeit.  Up 18-0,  held on to the lead for the remaing 12 bouts.    To watch the dual meet click here. Lighthouse Wrestling interviewed Brooklyn Tech coach Jean Brutus and Grand Street Coach John Zarcone.   Both interviews follow (open story for coach Zarcone interview):

Post match interview with Coach Brutus

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Smithtown East 63, Half Hollow Hills East 21

In a Suffolk County League III match, Smithtown East defeated Half Hollow Hills East 63-21 on January 19, 2011.

January 19, 2011 at Smithtown East High School
96- Jack Truncale (SE) won by forfeit
103- Joe Longo (H) pinned Darius Caporaso (SE), 4:30
112- Justin Burns (SE) won by forfeit
119- Branson Berger (SE) tech fall Mike Macchia (H), 4:00
125 – Daniel Burns (SE) pinned Will Terzi (H), :36
130- Anthony Abidin (H) tech fall Don Riordan (SE), 3:45
135 – Luke Outcault (SE) pinned Matt Haenel (H), 5:48
140- Eric Binder (SE) pinned Nick Terzi (H), 1:59
145- Brian Leone (SE) won by forfeit
152- Casey O’Malley (SE), pinned Manny Caballero (H), 4:40
160– Deshawn McNeil (H) dec Scott Price (SE), 8-1
171- Nick Oliveri (SE) maj dec Maleik Henry (H), 10-2
189 – Pat Falk (SE) won by forfeit
215 – Nick Galante (SE) won by forfeit
285- Rami Saad El Din (H) pinned Jordan Alperin (SE), 1:17

In a Suffolk County League III match, Smithtown East defeated Half Hollow Hills East 63-21 on January 19, 2011. Continue reading “Smithtown East 63, Half Hollow Hills East 21”

Replay of the 2011 PSAL A Dual Championship

On Friday January 21st, the Steppers of of Brooklyn Tech completed thier unblemished season by reigning victorious over Grand Street Campus, 43-24, in the finals of the PSAL A Dual Meet tournament, held on the campus of Martin Lurther King Jr. High School.

2011 PSAL A Dual Championship Match: Brooklyn Tech vs. Grand Street Campus

Post game Interviews (Wantagh vs Plainedge)

Post game interviews with players and coaches after the Plainedge vs Wantagh Dual meet at Wantagh High School.

Post game interviews with players and coaches after the Plainedge vs Wantagh Dual meet at Wantagh High School.

Coach Shaver comments on the Dual Meet

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Smithtown East 36, Newfield 29

In a Suffolk County League III match, Smithtown East defeated Newfield 36-29 on January 14, 2011. The action began quickly at 125 with a pin by Newfield Wolverine senior Jesse Dilevio over Smithtown Bull senior Dan Burns to put Newfield up by 6.

January 14, 2011 at Newfield High School
96- Jack Truncale (SE) pinned Mario DiPiazza (N), 2:14
103- Steven Bair (SE) dec Antonio Rocklein (N), 3-1 OT
112- Brandon Aviles (N) dec Justin Burns (SE), 7-1
119- Tom Fenster (N) dec Branson Berger (SE), 5-4
125 – Jesse Dilevio (N) pinned Daniel Burns (SE), 1:45
130- Tyler Lewis (N) maj dec Evan Greenberg (SE), 13-0
135 – Luke Outcault (SE) dec Joe Laterra (N), 3-1
140- Eric Binder (SE) pinned Rotimi Giwa (N), 4:42
145- Rich Appenzella (N) dec Casey O’Malley (SE), 5-3 OT
152- Anthony Forca (SE) dec Bradon Irizarry (N), 7-2
160– Nick Oliveri (SE) dec Erick Diaz (N), 13-8
171- Tim Kopiske (SE won by forfeit
189 – Pat Falk (SE) pinned Carlos Categella (N), :24
215 – Julian Santiago (N) dec Nick Galante (SE), 12-3
285- Karl Rindfieson (N) pinned Jordan Alperin (SE), 1:55 Continue reading “Smithtown East 36, Newfield 29”

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)”

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

This is the second release of the Section 8 individual; dual meet and tournament rankings.

This is the second release of the Section 8 individual; dual meet and tournament rankings. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual; Dual and Tournament Team Rankings (11-02)”