Hofstra Pride Wrestle-off Preview

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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A Little Local Flavor: 2010 NYS DI Runner-up Kavanagh Verbals to Pride

Friday July 9th was a good night for Hofstra University Head Wrestling Coach, Tom Shifflet, as he learned that the Pride had just picked up their first recruit from the class of 2011 when 2010 NYS DI 171-pound State runner-up/2x Nassau County Champion Joe Kavanagh of Wantagh High School informed the fourth year coach of his decision to give a verbal commitment to the hometown university. In doing so, the rising senior becomes the third high profile Warrior wrestler in as many years to choose the Hempstead based institution of higher learning. He will be joined by Steve Bonanno (2009 NCAA Qualifier @125) and Matt Loew (2x NYS DI Finalist/anticipated starter at 197 in 2011). In speaking with Kavanagh’s father, Jim, the realization that his son would be donning the Pride Blue & Gold in 2012 was described as a dream come true for the family, especially the future HU student-athlete himself. Continue reading “A Little Local Flavor: 2010 NYS DI Runner-up Kavanagh Verbals to Pride”

Matt Loew Selected to Particapte in Freestyle Program at USOTC

Matt Loew, New York State Two- Time Runner-up at Wantagh High School, is “Living the Dream” at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Matt Loew, New York State Two- Time Runner-up at Wantagh High School, is “Living the Dream” at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Matt has been selected by USA Wrestling to become a participant in an inaugural targeted freestyle training program at the United State Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO beginning March 4th – August 1st. Continue reading “Matt Loew Selected to Particapte in Freestyle Program at USOTC”

2010 NYSPHSAA DI Wrestling Championship Preview

Pete Candito does a weight-by-weight preview of the 2010 New York State Division 1 Championship on February 26 and 27 at the Pepsi Arena in Albany.

nysphsaaSection 8 with some very tough draws…and a look at some key pre-semifinal match-ups, projected finalists and winner at each weight Continue reading “2010 NYSPHSAA DI Wrestling Championship Preview”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-07

This is the Seventh and final release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the weight classes they competed at in their qualifying tournaments.

This is the Seventh and final release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the weight classes they competed at in their qualifying tournaments. Results from the qualifying tournaments were included in the rankings. The number in square brackets [#] indicates the rank of the wrestler in the previous ranking. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-07”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-06

This is the Sixth release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings for the 2009-2010 season.

This is the Sixth release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/30/2010. The number in square brackets [#] indicates the rank of the wrestler in the previous ranking. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-06”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-05

This is the Fifth release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings.

This is the Fifth release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/23/2010. The number in square brackets [#] indicates the rank of the wrestler in the previous ranking. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-05”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-04

This is the Fourth release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/16/2010. [#] indicates the rank of the wrestler in the previous release. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-04”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-03

This is the Third release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed as of 1/7/2010.

This is the Third release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed as of 1/7/2010. Included with this ranking is a PDF of all the bout results for each weight class.  ( Section 8 Wrestling Results) If you find the rankings don’t reflect the correct standings, please take the time to identify the results in the link that suggests a different rank with your comment. Continue reading “Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-03”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 10-01

This is the second release of the Section VIII (Nassau County) indiducal 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 VIII (Nassau 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 VIII Individual Rankings 10-01”

2009-2010 New York State DI Power Ranking

A power ranking of the top 25 New York State Division I high school wrestlers for the 2009/2010 season. A power ranking formula was used to compare performance across weight classes.

A power ranking of the top 25 New York State Division I high school wrestlers for the 2009/2010 season.  A power ranking formula was used to compare performance across weight classes. No subjective information was used to rank the wrestlers except for arriving at the power point system which was applied the same for each wrestler. Continue reading “2009-2010 New York State DI Power Ranking”