Okie Hokie….Pair of Top-100 Recruits Spurn Pride

On October 13th, I contacted an inside source within the Hofstra University Wrestling program to congratulate him on getting a verbal commitment from three-time Minnesota AAA State place-winner, Luke Vaith.

On October 13th, I contacted an inside source within the Hofstra University Wrestling program to congratulate him on getting a verbal commitment from three-time Minnesota AAA State place-winner, Luke Vaith.

The commitment of Vaith, a 2008 State Runner-up who also brings with him a resume that includes three All-American finishes in the international styles at the cadet and junior levels, was said to be the precursor; The first of what was shaping up to be a very promising recruiting class; An indication that the Pride were well on their way towards maintaining the stranglehold they have enjoyed in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for the past seven seasons; An answer to Old Dominion Coach, Steve Martin, who had already secured verbals from the #44 and #53 recruits in the nation…Vaith was the beginning, but certainly not the end.

Two more elite recruits were believed to be on their way…As late as last week, each had informed the HU coaching staff that the Hempstead based campus remained their top choice. The verbals were coming “any day now”….And then, one week later, it all fell apart. There would be no blue and gold in the futures of Erik Spjut and Jake Kemerer. Both had elected to go in different directions. On October 20th, the former pledged his allegiance to Virginia Tech and Coach Kevin Dresser. Just yesterday, the latter announced that he is Norman, Oklahoma bound to wrestle for Jack Spates’ Sooners.

Spjut, the #66 recruit out of the Lone Star State is a two-time State Champion (2007-119; 2008-125) who took third as freshman, losing only to Tennessee-Chattanooga recruit in the Jeremy Sandoval 2-0 in their 112-pound quarterfinal bout. In 2006, the product from Conroe the Woodlands also displayed a knack for the international styles, finishing 7th @112 pounds under the Fargo Dome to become a Cadet National Freestyle All-American.

Projected as a 133-pounder at the collegiate level, many (myself included) envisioned Spjut as being the eventual successor to two-time defending CAA Champion/2008 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American, Lou Ruggirello….With SUNY-Binghamton having already received a verbal commitment from the #25 recruit in the country, Jimmy Chase, coupled with a third ODU recruit, 2008 Minnesota State Champion, Justin LeValle (beat Vaith 6-1 in the finals), landing a recruit the caliber of Spjut was perceived as an important step in helping the Pride remain the class of the conference.

While it is disappointing to lose Spjut, there is one silver lining that Pride enthusiasts can take solace in…Prior to his decision to continue his academic and athletic career in Blacksburg, Va., it is a known fact that Spjut was being heavily recruited by Coach Martin and the Monarchs.. Therefore, even though Hofstra failed to land their man, at least we can take some comfort in knowing that our rivals struck out in their pursuit as well.

If the loss of Spjut is equated to the discomfort one feels after suffering a paper cut on their finger, then having the rug pulled out from under us at the 11th hour by Oklahoma may best be described as the pain one might feel if that finger was amputated without warning. I did not view Jake Kemerer as just another great pickup; I saw him as the franchise…The one who might finally deliver the NCAA title that HU fanatics have been waiting for since 1977 when Nick Gallo last achieved the honor; The title that should have been ours last season if not for Mike Pucillo’s decision to follow Tom Ryan to Ohio State; The title that great HU wrestlers of yesteryear—Ed Pidgeon (4th in 1981), Peter Capone (2nd in 1985), Chris Skretkowicz (5th in 2004), Jon Masa (3rd in 2005), Charles Griffin (3rd in 2007 & 2008), etc…—were supposed to deliver…In a wrestling world dominated by Pennsylvania, where zero time state champions like Keith Gavin and Phil Davis go on to win NCAA crowns, having a likely 2xer in your back pocket is usually a sign of great things to come!!!

If the Pride had been successful in adding Kemerer, the #16 recruit in the country, he would have been the highest profile member of the class of 2009 to commit to a CAA school thus far…More importantly, locking down a commitment from the 2008 Pennsylvania State Champion would have provided Tom Shifflet with security at the 165 pound weight class.

With speculation that Ryan Patrovich will move up to 174 pounds following the graduation of 2008 NCAA All-American, Alton Lucas, the addition of W.I.N. Magazine’s #3 ranked wrestler at 160 pounds would have afforded the HU coaching staff the opportunity to breath a little easier and focus on adding depth rather than concerning themselves with plugging potential holes.

Perhaps what hurts the most about losing Kemerer is that no one saw it coming. Unlike Spjut, who in a Brandoesque way, was given an offer he could not refuse by the ACC conference member, Kemerer to Hofstra was always perceived to be a foregone conclusion; The rare money in the bank scenerio; Never in doubt. In speaking to a person with knowledge of the Keystone Stater’s recruitment, the situation was described like this, “we knew he was going out there but everything he had told us indicated that he would not like the school [Oklahoma]. [Jake] didn’t want a big school or large class sizes or a party school.” I suppose the lesson to be taken from all of this is that nothing is certain until the ink drys.

National Letter of Intent day is still several months away. Hence, there remains plenty of time for Hofstra to regroup and emerge with a few blue-chippers. However, with 47 of the top-100 recruits having already provided commitments to the colleges of their choice, the time is now for the Pride to hit the recruiting trail hard.

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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TRAIN – Part 1

Once it is established that it is time to start weight training, the question “now what?” has to be answered. In this article I will first talk about what happens most often and the problem with this approach. Then I will give you what every athlete should be doing and the reasons for this.

Once it is established that it is time to start weight training, the question “now what?” has to be answered. In this article I will first talk about what happens most often and the problem with this approach. Then I will give you what every athlete should be doing and the reasons for this.

Let’s take a quick look at the whole ” fitness industry.” Here, with Billions of dollars to be made, is the start of the problem. There is so much misinformation, to put it kindly, that it borders on insanity. On occasion I have to get up in the middle of the night to give my son a bottle. I sit on the couch half asleep and search for something entertaining to watch. This never seems to be easy.

All I can find are the seemingly never ending infomercials. I laugh as I say to myself, “man why do we have any problems at all in this country.” I’m telling you there is everything you can think of out there. They can make you rich, famous, better looking. If you watch long enough they will get you girls, cook your meals, and sell you knives that will cut a truck in half and stay sharp. I mean for 3 easy payments of $29.95 you basically can become a rock star over night, not bad.

Leading all of this is the so called fitness industry. There are so many machines for fantastic abs. that I am still wondering why everyone isn’t walking around with 1/2 shirts to show off their six packs. If there claims are true, you can just buy the latest Bow Master 6000 with the optional quick mixer drink fixer. Pop a few pills and war-la, tell Ellinger to take a hike.

In the last muscle mag. that I had the pleasure to look at, I counted over 20 pages before I came to anything to read that wasn’t an advertisement. There are so many mixes and pills; it is impossible to keep track of them all. Every so often a new member of my gym will ask me what I think. It usually goes something like this. Hey coach what do you think of this animal builder with protein. It has 58 Amino Acids, Creatine fusion technology, and now with 25% more nitroglycerin.

At this point all the regulars at the gym quickly gather round. Some to see me pound the kid and get a few laughs, others to make sure I don’t. The nicer kids remind me that he’s new, and tell me what I always say. “Is it any wonder these kids have no clue with all this @#%* filling there heads. I then will almost always tell them, “Believe nothing that you hear and half of what you see.” The moral, If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

So you have a young athlete who wants to train, he’s bombarded with Bull$hit and he has to make some choices. He can head to the gym with whatever info that he has, and try to put some kind of a program together. He might ask his coach, gym teacher or local gym guru. Maybe he hires a personal trainer.

Suffolk Preseason Ranking 2008 V1.1

Updated Suffolk Preseason Ranking 2008 V1.1

96 Lbs. Class

  1. Sean McCabe (Connetquot) – 9
  2. Mailk Rasheed (Longwood) – 8
  3. Damien Lugo (Deer Park) – ??
  4. Cory Rasheed (Longwood) – 7
  5. Nick Morellio (Hauppauge) – ??
  6. Maxwell Soria (Kings Park) – ??

103 Lbs. Class

  1. Damon McQueen (Huntington) – 10
  2. Matt Ross (Rocky Pt) – 10
  3. Anthony Abidin (HHHE) – ??
  4. Allen Gomez (Central Islip) – ??
  5. Adam Lepkowsky (Haup) – 10
  6. Conner Bass (Westhampton) – ??

112 Lbs. Class

  1. Ken Collado (Haup) – 11
  2. Nigel McNeil (Huntington) – ??
  3. James McCabe (Conn.) – 10
  4. Dan Gray (Ward Melville) – ??
  5. Peter DeTore (W. Hamp.) – 11
  6. Vinny Punzone (Walt WHitman)

119 Lbs. Class

  1. Steven Keith (SWR) – 12
  2. Dan O’Malley (Sachem E.) – 12
  3. Nick Hall (Longwood) – 8
  4. Matt Gannon (John Glenn) – ??
  5. Eric Wiener (Deer park) – ??
  6. TJ Slevin (Sayville) – ??

125 Lbs. Class

  1. Nick Miesen (John Glenn) – ??
  2. Alex Gomez (Brentwood) – 10
  3. Nick Scotto (Ward Mel.) – 12
  4. James Cameron (Conn.) – 12
  5. Casey Brice (Longwood) – ??
  6. Joe Mercado (East Port) – ??

130 Lbs. Class

  1. Adam Troy (Walt Whit.) – 11
  2. Matt Fusaro (J. Glenn) – 11
  3. Nick Ventire (East Islip) – ??
  4. Pat Jennings (Longwood) – ??
  5. Andrew Colamussi (Harborfields) – ??
  6. Mike Lopez (Rocky Point) – ??

135 Lbs. Class

  1. Stephen Dutton (Rocky Pt.) – 11
  2. Tyler Sinisgalli (J. Glenn) – 11
  3. Mike Piro (Sachem) – ??
  4. Jon Hoeg (Mt. Sinai) – 12
  5. Josef Haas (Sayville) – 10
  6. Sean O’Malley (Sachem East) – ??

140 Lbs. Class

  1. Travis Pitre (Sayville) – 11
  2. Nick Terdick (J. Glenn) – 11
  3. Kyle Wade (Islip) – 10
  4. Jesse Marro (Hpg) – 11
  5. Mike Hartman (William Floyd) – ??
  6. Jerry Ceccio (Rocky Point) – 12

145 Lbs. Class

  1. Andy Rodriguez (C. Islip) – 11
  2. Kevin Panebianco (Hpg) – 11
  3. Louis Puca (Huntington) – ??
  4. Jon Goulding (William Floyd) – ??
  5. Ryan Connell (Mattituck) – ??
  6. Gorman (Northport) – ??

152 Lbs. Class

  1. Anthony Volpe (Rocky Pt) – 11
  2. Jermaine Jacobs (Amityville) – ??
  3. Rich Lugo (Deer Park) – 10
  4. Ty Morrison (Copaigue) – ??
  5. Mike Lobue (Conn) – 10
  6. Tom Giaramita (J. Glenn) – ??

160 Lbs. Class

  1. T.J. Neidhart (SWR) – 12
  2. Billy Coggins (Rocky Pt) – 11
  3. Terry Bennett (Riverhead) – 12
  4. Chris DiIorio (Sachem East) – ??
  5. Matt Egan (Islip) – 12
  6. Chris Carlucci (J Glenn) – 11

171 Lbs. Class

  1. Josue Mendez (Brentwood) – 12
  2. William Parks (Longwood) 12
  3. Russ Archer (NorthPort) – ??
  4. Delmuro (Harbarfields)  – ??
  5. Jawad Azam (Islip) – ??
  6. A.J Hendrickson (Pat-Med) – ??

189 Lbs. Class

  1. Zach Buonaiuto (Miller Place) – 12
  2. Jake Smith (Smithtown West) – 11
  3. Marvin Titus-Cassius (West Babylon) – 12
  4. Corey Best (Mattituck) – ??
  5. Gregory Martin (Kings park) – ??
  6. Reitz (Harborfields)  – ??

215 Lbs. Class

  1. Ernest James (Longwood) – 12
  2. Eric Wooley (Hpg) – 12
  3. Cody Hinrichs (Islip) – 12
  4. Fred Gamble (Bay Shore) – ??
  5. Cody Ferrao (Ward Melville) – 12
  6. Stephen Rodriquez (Sachem N.) – 12

285 Lbs. Class

  1. Scott Munro (Haup.) – 12
  2. George Hatzel (West Islip) – 12
  3. Sean Walsh (Lindenhurst) – 11
  4. John Wilkerson (West Babylon) – ??
  5. Nick Ciafone (Sachem N.) – 12
  6. Ben Lee (Longwood) – 11

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Welcome to Matt’s Corner!!!

Welcome to LighthouseWrestling.com. I hope you all will enjoy reading my material as much as I intend to enjoy writing it.

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to LighthouseWrestling.com. I hope you all will enjoy reading my material as much as I intend to enjoy writing it.

My name is Matthew Diano. I am a 26-year-old resident of Levittown, New York. In August of 2006, I graduated cum laude from Hofstra University with a degree in print journalism….In addition to serving as the Collegiate Editor for the Long Island Wrestling Association (LIWA) for a short time in 2006, I’ve spent the majority of the last five seasons performing live text coverage for InterMat….In 2006, I received significant praise from the national wrestling community when I penned “Jon Masa: Victory Over Life,” a two piece series that was featured on InterMat’s homepage. After taking a few years off to concentrate on a job in the private sector, I recently returned to my journalistic roots, writing “Matt Diano Enters the Recruiting Zone,” on behalf of NewYorkWrestlingOnline.com. Continue reading “Welcome to Matt’s Corner!!!”

HOFSTRA SCHEDULE 2008 -2009

Hofstra’s 2008-2009 wrestling schedule with links to competitor’s web site.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 – Brockport, NY
Hofstra University at Oklahoma Gold Tournament 10:00 AM

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 – Hempstead, NY
Wagner College at Hofstra University  07:00 PM

Continue reading “HOFSTRA SCHEDULE 2008 -2009”

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:

Continue reading “Border Wars 4 Corners Border Brawl 10/18/2008”

Suffolk Preseason Ranking 2008 V1.0

Section 11 preseason high school wrestling rankings as of October 18th 2008. Top six wrestlers ranked in each weight class.

96 Lbs. Class

  1. Sean McCabe (Connetquot) – 9
  2. Mailk Rasheed (Longwood) – 8
  3. Damien Lugo (Deer Park) – ??
  4. Cory Rasheed (Longwood) – 7
  5. Nick Morellio (Hauppauge) – ??
  6. Maxwell Soria (Kings Park) – ??

103 Lbs. Class

  1. Damon McQueen (Huntington) – 10
  2. Matt Ross (Rocky Pt) – 10
  3. Anthony Abidin (HHHE) – ??
  4. Allen Gomez (Central Islip) – ??
  5. Adam Lepkowsky (Haup) – 10
  6. Conner Bass (Westhampton) – ??

112 Lbs. Class

  1. Ken Collado (Haup) – 11
  2. Nick Meinsen (J. Glenn) – 11
  3. Nigel McNeil (Huntington) – ??
  4. James McCabe (Conn.) – 10
  5. Dan Gray (Ward Melville) – ??
  6. Peter DeTore (W. Hamp.) – 11

119 Lbs. Class

  1. Steven Keith (SWR) – 12
  2. Nick Hall (Longwood) – 8
  3. Matt Gannon (John Glenn) – ??
  4. Eric Wiener (Deer park) – ??
  5. TJ Slevin (Sayville) – ??
  6. TBD

125 Lbs. Class

  1. Alex Gomez (Brentwood) – 10
  2. Nick Scotto (Ward Mel.) – 12
  3. Dan O’Malley (Sachem E.) – 12
  4. James Cameron (Conn.) – 12
  5. Casey Brice (Longwood) – ??
  6. Joe Mercado (East Port) – ??

130 Lbs. Class

  1. Adam Troy (Walt Whit.) – 11
  2. Nick Ventire (East Islip) – ??
  3. Pat Jennings (Longwood) – ??
  4. Hasan Poole (Copaigue) – ??
  5. Jon Hoeg (Mt.Sinai) – 12
  6. Mike Lopez (Rocky Point) – ??

135 Lbs. Class

  1. Stephen Dutton (Rocky Pt.) – 11
  2. Jesse Marro (Haup.) – 11
  3. Andrew Colamussi (Harbor Fields) – ??
  4. Josef Haas (Sayville) – 10
  5. Sean O’Malley (Sachem East) – ??
  6. Baskin (Riverhead) – ??

140 Lbs. Class

  1. Travis Pitre (Sayville) – 11
  2. Tyler Sinisgalli (J. Glenn) – 12
  3. Kyle Wade (Islip) – 10
  4. Kevin Panebianco (Haup) – 11
  5. Mike Piro (Sachem) – ??
  6. Mike Hartman (William Floyd) – ??

145 Lbs. Class

  1. Andy Rodriguez (C. Islip) – 11
  2. Matt Fusaro (J. Glenn) – 11
  3. Louis Puca (Huntington) – ??
  4. Jon Goulding (William Floyd) – ??
  5. Ryan Connell (Mattituck) – ??
  6. Jerry Ceccio (Rocky Pt) – 12

152 Lbs. Class

  1. Anthony Volpe (Rocky Pt) – 11
  2. Nick Terdick (J. Glenn) – 11
  3. Jermaine Jacobs (Amityville) – ??
  4. Rich Lugo (Deer Park) – 10
  5. Ty Morrison (Copaigue) – ??
  6. Mike Lobue (Conn) – ??

160 Lbs. Class

  1. Terry Bennett (Riverhead) – 12
  2. Billy Coggins (Rocky Pt) – 11
  3. Chris DiIorio (Sachem East) – ??
  4. Matt Egan (Islip) – 12
  5. Chris Carlucci (J Glenn) – 11
  6. Clinton Boone (Copaigue) – ??

171 Lbs. Class

  1. Josue Mendez (Brentwood) – 12
  2. T.J. Neidhart (SWR) – 12
  3. William Parks (Longwood) 12
  4. Russ Archer (NorthPort) – ??
  5. Jawad Azam (Islip) – ??
  6. A.J Hendrickson (Pat-Med) – ??

189 Lbs. Class

  1. Zach Buonaiuto (Miller Place) – 12
  2. Jake Smith (Smithtown West) – 11
  3. Marvin Titus-Cassius (West Babylon) – 12
  4. Corey Best (Mattituck) – ??
  5. Gregory Martin (Kings park) – ??
  6. TBD.

215 Lbs. Class

  1. Eric Wooley (Hauppauge) – 12
  2. Cody Hinrichs (Islip) – 12
  3. Fred Gamble (Bay Shore) – ??
  4. Ferrao (Ward Melville) – ??
  5. Stephen Rodriquez (Sachem N.) – 12
  6. Frank Callallazzo (Longwood) – ??

275 Lbs. Class

  1. Ernest James (Longwood) – 12
  2. Scott Munro (Haup.) – 12
  3. George Hatzel (West Islip) – 12
  4. Sean Walsh (Lindenhurst) – 11
  5. John Wilkerson (West Babylon) – ??
  6. Nick Ciafone (Sachem N.) – 12

Click here for PDF version of Suffolk Rankings 2008 V1.0

Contact the ranking committee by email at rankings(at)lighthousewrestling(dot)com with any name or grade corrections or significant results you think we may have missed or other pertinent information you may know for any wrestlers. Send results with your first and last name, or better yet, post them to the forum.

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The Need for POWER

Unbelievable as it may hopefully seem to most reading this. Some in the year 2008 still do not understand the direct relationship of weight training and wrestling (and all other sports for that matter).

Unbelievable as it may hopefully seem to most reading this. Some in the year 2008 still do not understand the direct relationship of weight training and wrestling (and all other sports for that matter). If you have been involved with wrestling long enough, you have certainly heard, as I have, all kinds of comments, suggestions, and wonderful incites to strength training. Continue reading “The Need for POWER”

CJ Rodriguez 2005 NY State Finals

Paul Fiorio (LaSalle-2, Sr.) dec. C.J. Rodriguez (North Rockland-1, Sr.), 8-7. New York state wrestling championships 2005 at Pepsi Arena in Albany.

This is the controversial match of the 2005 NYS Champships where Paul Fiorio was awarded 2 penalty points when CJ threw his head gear into the air in jubulation.

Paul Fiorio (LaSalle-2, Sr.) dec. C.J. Rodriguez (North Rockland-1, Sr.), 8-7. New York state wrestling championships 2005 at Pepsi Arena in Albany.

Welcome to Lighthouse Wrestling and The Iron Edge

To all readers I would like to welcome you to Lighthouse Wrestling, Long Islands newest and soon to be greatest website for all information on everything that involves wrestling.

To all readers I would like to welcome you to Lighthouse Wrestling, Long Islands newest and soon to be greatest website for all information on everything that involves wrestling. The Iron Edge’s goal will be to bring to LI wrestlers the best information on strength training and conditioning as it pertains to the sport of wrestling. Continue reading “Welcome to Lighthouse Wrestling and The Iron Edge”

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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