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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2010 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Tournament Preview:

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:”

LIVE TEXT COVERAGE: Hofstra University vs. Drexel @ The HU PFC (Completed)

Hofstra Wrestling vs. Drexel

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LIVE TEXT COVERAGE: Hofstra vs. #17 Missouri @ The Mack (Complete)

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LIVE TEXT COVERAGE: Hofstra vs. #3 Ohio State @ The Mack

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LIVE TEXT COVERAGE—Hofstra vs. Lock Haven @ The Mack

Hofstra—20; Lock Haven—19 (Final)

Match-by-Match Results

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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LIVE TEXT COVERAGE: Hofstra vs. Buffalo @ Mack Arena

Hofstra University—16; Buffalo—16 (Final)

Match-by-Match Results

149- #16 Desi Green Dec #20 Justin Accordino, 3-2 (UB)
157- #9 Jon Bonilla-Bowman (HU) Dec Andrew Stella, 10-5 (UB)
165- P.J. Gillespie (HU) Dec John-Martin Cannon, 5-2 (UB)
174- #10 Ryan Patrovich (HU) Dec Matt Bogardus, 10-3 (UB)
184- Ben Clymer (HU) Maj Dec Josh Peters, 8-0 (UB)
197- Jimmy Hamel Dec Anthony Tortora, 8-6 (UB)
285- Brett Correll (UB) Dec Paul Snyder (HU), 5-3 (UB)
125- Jamie Franco (HU) Dec Dylan Dabolt, 1-0 (UB)
133- Kevin Smith TF-4 over Jeff Rotella (HU), 28-12 6:56 (UB)
141- Andrew Schutt (UB) Dec Tyler Banks (HU), 5-4

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