Longwood Looks to be Back on Top in Suffolk This Season

Another wrestling season is upon us and the annual question is…what team will win in Suffolk County tournament this year? Most seasons will yield an answer that involves several teams that will battle for the annual title.

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Another wrestling season is upon us and the annual question is…what team will win in Suffolk County tournament this year? Most seasons will yield an answer that involves several teams that will battle for the annual title. But the 2010-11season seems to be a bit different. Longwood seems to roll off the tongue of every wrestling prognosticator this time around – and for good reason: Continue reading “Longwood Looks to be Back on Top in Suffolk This Season”

Who Will Earn the Crown at the UE Duals?

On January 2nd, 13 ambitious teams from around New York State will make the trip to Union-Endicott to compete in New York’s most competitive dual meet tournament. Often the tournament champion is selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association (NYSSWA) as the number one team in the state. Though they use many events in their final selection, it is the keystone event in their analysis.

duelOn January 2nd, 13 ambitious teams from around New York State will make the trip to Union-Endicott to compete in New York’s most competitive dual meet tournament. Often the tournament champion is selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association (NYSSWA) as the number one team in the state. Though they use many events in their final selection, it is the keystone event in their analysis.  “Pound for pound U.E., for lack of a better system, is the closest thing to a NYS Dual Meet Championship Tourney,” said Glen Irving, the Wrestling Editor for the New York State Sportswriters Association.
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The John Glenn Tsunami Aims for the Team Title

Like a tsunami, the John Glenn wrestling program has been steadily and quietly closing in on Section XI dominance. From an undistinguished Section XI finish in 2003 followed by incremental and steady improvement, the John Glenn tsunami hit shore in 2009 leaving a path of destruction in its wake. There were hints of what was to come in 2008 when they placed fourth in Section XI behind perennial powerhouses Brentwood, Hauppauge, and Huntington. Still, many have pierced Section XI’s top 5 standing only to have fallen out contention the following season.

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Like a tsunami, the John Glenn wrestling program has been steadily and quietly closing in on Section XI dominance.  From an undistinguished Section XI finish in 2003 followed by incremental and steady improvement,   the tsunami hit shore in 2009 leaving a path of destruction in its wake.  There were hints of what was to come in 2008 when they placed fourth in Section XI behind perennial powerhouses Brentwood, Hauppauge, and Huntington.  Still, many have pierced Section XI’s top 5 standing only to have fallen out contention the following season. Continue reading “The John Glenn Tsunami Aims for the Team Title”

Section X1 2009-2010 Division 1 Wrestling Preview

Who will be the contenders at each weight? Which wrestler will win each weight class? With weight certifications and strategic weight class placement those are questions we may not be able to answer just yet. Another question being asked as we approach the beginning of the 2009-2010 Suffolk County wrestling season is the location of the county tournament. Will the tournament be held at the familiar SUNY Stony Brook facility this year instead of deep into section 8?

podiumA Wealth of Returning Talent in Section XI

Who will be the contenders at each weight? Which wrestler will win each weight class? With weight certifications and strategic weight class placement those are questions we may not be able to answer just yet. Another question being asked as we approach the beginning of the 2009-2010 Suffolk County wrestling season is the location of the county tournament. Will the tournament be held at the familiar SUNY Stony Brook facility this year instead of deep into section 8?

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Section XI Dual Meet Team Rankings for 2009-2010

All Section XI Division I teams are ranked for dual meet competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season. To rank the teams, the following factors were taken into consideration.

nassaurank2All Section XI Division I teams are ranked for dual meet competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season. To rank the teams, the following factors were taken into consideration. Continue reading “Section XI Dual Meet Team Rankings for 2009-2010”

Section XI Tournament Team Rankings for 2009-2010

All Section XI Division I teams are ranked for tournament competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season.

nyslogoAll Section XI Division I teams are ranked for tournament competitiveness for the 2009-2010 season. To rank the teams, the following factors were taken into consideration. Continue reading “Section XI Tournament Team Rankings for 2009-2010”

There’s No Place Like Home: John Glenn Standout, Terdick, Latest Wrestler to Commit to HU

Early this morning, Lighthouse Wrestling learned that 2009 NYS DI Runner-up, Nick Terdick, of John Glenn High School had given a verbal commitment to the Hofstra University staff…The Knight senior, who capped off his third All-County performance last season as the runner-up at 140-pounds, becomes the fourth member of the class of 2010 (the third from Long Island) to formally commit to the Pride…He is joined by Syosset’s two-time NYS Champion, Nick Arujau, Wantagh’s Matt Loew, as well as Valley Central’s (Section IX) Cody Ruggirello. Continue reading “There’s No Place Like Home: John Glenn Standout, Terdick, Latest Wrestler to Commit to HU”