2010 D1 Finals Videos (160lbs through 285lbs)

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 160lbs through 285lbs.

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 160lbs through 285lbs.

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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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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”

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”

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”

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”