On Thursday evening October 28th at 7:30PM Pride fans get their first peak of what is to come in 2010/11 when Hofstra holds their annual wrestle-off for the starting positions. The event, which will be held at the newly named Physical Education Center (formerly the PFC), will provide the student-athletes with the opportunity to display all the progress that accompanied the hard work, dedication and unmatched commitment put forth during the off-season. A one hour clinic (scheduled for 6:30pm) will precede the festivities.
By Bill Miller and Matt Diano
In unison, gathered at one end of the wrestling room, pulling and pushing a disc appearing to be the size and weight of a manhole cover, sweat, and pained look upon their faces, the Pride wrestlers locked their eyes and ears on the tall figure with buzz cut hair centered in front and bellowing commands. The soaked t-shirts, grunts, and damp musty scents surfaced mental images of workouts once forgotten. All at once I felt the physical pain and mental torture of pushing yourself beyond your limits in pursuit of glory. That was the Pride wrestling team gathered one Friday morning at 7AM preparing for the 2010/11 season.
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Coaches around the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) circled 2010 on their calendar as the year Hofstra’s eight-year run as conference champions could be ending. Barring a monster tournament by the Pride, this will be the year the championship trophy goes somewhere other than Hempstead, N.Y.
But which university snatches up that team championship is still in doubt. Three teams have legitimate shots at winning the conference tournament: Old Dominion, Binghamton, and Rider. The tournament will be held on Rider’s campus in Lawrenceville, N.J., March 5-6 Continue reading “2010 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Preview:”
What: #7 Cornell University vs. Hofstra
When: Saturday February 6th, 2010
Time: 5pm EST
Where: Ithaca, NY
Coverage: Live Video (Courtesy of Cornell Redcast)
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Hofstra—20; Lock Haven—19 (Final)
141- Luke Vaith (HU) wins by forfeit
149- Brock Parker (LHU) Dec. Tyler Banks (HU), 4-2
157- #18 Jon Bonilla-Bowman (HU) MD Seth Creasy, 24-11 (LHU)
165- #17 P.J. Gillespie (HU) MD Kevin Dufresne, 13-1 (LHU)
174- #10 Ryan Patrovich (HU) Dec. Aaron Ernest, 5-0 (LHU)
184- Ben Clymer (HU) Dec. Jeremie Cook, 3-2 (LHU)
197- Harry Turner (LHU) Dec. Anthony Tortora (HU), 5-1
285- Dan Craig (LHU) MD Paul Snyder (HU), 16-7
125- Nick Hyatt (LHU) wins by Inj. Def over #13 Steve Bonanno (HU), 0:24
133- John Trumbetti (LHU) Dec. Jamie Franco (HU), 8-2
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This morning, a small but immensely enthusiast crowd journeyed to Islip High School to watch as the Hofstra University wrestling team took their first steps in what has the potential to be another successful season for the nine time defending conference champions (eight of which have come as members of the Colonial Athletic Association) by holding their annual wrestle-offs.
Divided into teams representing the University’s colors of Blue and Gold, 15 incredibly talented student-athletes took to the match to give the “fannies” a taste for what they can expect to see over the course of the next five months…With such a young squad returning from last season, today’s festivities offered the Pride a faithful the opportunity to see the level of progression made from one year to the next by HU’s young guns. In addition, with newcomers expected to break into the lineup at 133, 141, and 285 respectively, today’s competition marked a welcoming/initiation of some sought….No one failed to disappoint !!! Continue reading “Return to the Lions’ Den: Hofstra Kicks Off ’09’-10 Season With Wrestle-Offs”