Sheridan finishes 2-2, just shy of bronze

Lucas Sheridan (Concord, Calif.) advanced to the bronze medal match of Greco-Roman wrestling competition on the first day of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. He finished the day on the losing side of a close match with Ruslan Kamilov of Uzbekistan, 1-3, to wrap up competition 2-2.

Sunday, August 15, 2010, SINGAPORE – Lucas Sheridan (Concord, Calif.) advanced to the bronze medal match of Greco-Roman wrestling competition on the first day of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. He finished the day on the losing side of a close match with Ruslan Kamilov of Uzbekistan, 1-3, to wrap up competition 2-2. Continue reading “Sheridan finishes 2-2, just shy of bronze”

Video of the Exhibition Matches at the Beat the Streets Gala

The Beat the Streets Gala on May 13, 2010 featured 7 exhibition matches. Open this story to watch the video of each of the evening’s matches.

The Beat the Streets Gala on May 13, 2010 featured 7 exhibition matches. Open this story to watch the video of each of the evening’s matches.

Continue reading “Video of the Exhibition Matches at the Beat the Streets Gala”

An Interview with Scott Green – Part I: Realizing Dreams

“Establish trust with your athletes, demand that they give you their best, and teach them to love the sport as much as you do.” – Scott Green, Owner and Coach of Shamrock AC

“Establish trust with your athletes, demand that they give you their best, and teach them to love the sport as much as you do.”  – Scott Green, Owner and Coach of Shamrock AC Continue reading “An Interview with Scott Green – Part I: Realizing Dreams”

Dennis Hall Named Head Coach

Dennis Hall of Stevens Points, Wis. has been named the head coach for USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman program at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University.

Hall was one of the greatest Greco-Roman wrestlers in U.S. history, with three career Olympic and World medals. He was a 1995 World champion, only the second American at that time to win a Greco-Roman World title. Hall captured a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., and won a World bronze medal in 1994.

USA Wrestling’s Training Program at Northern Michigan University

by Gary Abott

Dennis HallDennis Hall of Stevens Points, Wis. has been named the head coach for USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman program at the U.S. Olympic Education Center at Northern Michigan University.

Hall was one of the greatest Greco-Roman wrestlers in U.S. history, with three career Olympic and World medals. He was a 1995 World champion, only the second American at that time to win a Greco-Roman World title. Hall captured a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga., and won a World bronze medal in 1994. Continue reading “Dennis Hall Named Head Coach”

Beat the Streets Update

Pretty impressive…Ben Villaret’s, one of the first Beat the Streets middle school wrestler coming through the system from Monsignor Farrell HS is participating in the World’s largest age group event in wrestling.

2009 Jr. Cadet NationalsPretty impressive…Ben Villaret’s, one of the first Beat the Streets middle school wrestler coming through the system from Monsignor Farrell HS is participating in the World’s largest age group event in wrestling. Continue reading “Beat the Streets Update”

Sayville Tearing it up at NYS Schoolboy State Championships

Sayville Wrestling club netted and astounding 7 top 3 place finishers in the New York State Schoolboy State Championships (Freestyle & Greco Roman) with Matt Leshinger, 8th grade, crowned Schoolboy State Champion in Greco Roman and Third in Freestyle. Freestyle finalist, Zach Meyer, took home the sliver for Sayville while the remaining competitors took home very respectable bronz medals.

West Nyack, NY – 5/16 & 5/17

Sayville Wrestling club netted and astounding 7 top 3 place finishers in the New York State Schoolboy State Championships (Freestyle & Greco Roman) with  Matt Leshinger, 8th grade, crowned Schoolboy State Champion in Greco Roman and Third in Freestyle.  Freestyle finalist, Zach Meyer, took home the sliver for Sayville while the remaining competitors took home very respectable bronz medals. Continue reading “Sayville Tearing it up at NYS Schoolboy State Championships”

Sayville Wrestling on the March

The Sayville WC has their best NYS Greco Roman & Freestyle Tournament ever with 10 wrestlers earning All State Honors. Each of the 12 Wrestlers brought home a coveted NYS Championship Medal. This is at least twice the number of place winners the WC has ever compiled in previous years.

Broom County, NY – 5/8 thru 5/10

Jody Haas (Sayville, Class of 2010) sets the bar as Sayville WC brings home 12 All State Wrestlers from the NYS Freestyle & Greco Roman State Championships

The WC has their best NYS Greco Roman & Freestyle Tournament ever with 10 wrestlers earning All State Honors. Each of the 12 Wrestlers brought home a coveted NYS Championship Medal. This is at least twice the number of place winners the WC has ever compiled in previous years.

Jody Haas was the Most Outstanding Wrestler for the WC while making the state finals before being defeated by the #1 Ranked Wrestler in the USA, Kyle Dake of Section IV. Jody competed in the toughest weight class in the tournament in route to the tournament final.

Sayville WC Place Winners

Cadet Division

Michael Payne/125, 4th Place – Greco Roman Michael Payne/125, 4th Place – Freestyle Justin Bonamico/130, 6h Place – Freestyle Geoff Teague/140, 6th Place – Greco Roman Jamel Hudson/135, 6th Place – Freestyle Joseph Sanchez/285, 6th Place – Freestyle Steven Leshinger/152, 4th Place – Greco Roman Steven Leshinger/152, 4th Place – Freestyle

Junior Division

Jody Haas/152, 2nd Place – Greco Roman
Zach Bass/135, 5th Place – Greco Roman
Alan Gomez/119, 2nd Place – Greco Roman Alan Gomez/112, 2nd Place – Freestyle

Mat Notes: Chris Siracusa/112 finished just shy of All State by going 5 rounds into the tournament. Chris competed in the largest weight class in the event. Travis Pitre/145 was also one round away from placing in the tournament. Sayville WC finished 6th in Team Scoring for the Junior Greco Roman and within the top 10 in all other styles. The WC has now completed in 8 tournaments this Spring in 4 different states. Jody Haas; Michael Payne; Steven Leshinger & Alan Gomez qualified for the National Championships to be held in Fargo, North Dakota in the summer of 2009. (The top 4 place winners automatically qualify)