CJ Labate Pinning His Sights on a Title

Before an enthusiastic crowd at Stony Brook University Arena on the evening of February 14th, CJ Labate of Commack stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight to declare his presence to the New York wrestling community.

by Nancy Triosi

Before an enthusiastic crowd at Stony Brook University Arena on the evening of February 14th, CJ Labate of Commack stepped out of the shadows and into the spotlight to declare his presence to the New York wrestling community.  On his journey to this auspicious moment, CJ slayed five of six challengers by pin fall and wrestled a total of 22.5 minutes out of a maximum 36.

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Smithtown East 33, West Islip 31

In a Suffolk County League III match, Smithtown East defeated West Islip 33-31 on January 28, 2011 to win the league title in thrilling match on Senior Night at Smithtown East High School.

Smithtown East 33, West Islip 31
January 28, 2011 at Smithtown East High School
96- Travis Isgro (WI) pinned Darius Caporaso (SE), 2:29
103- Steven Bair dec Drew Forcina (WI), 5-0
112- Tyler Walsh (WI) pinned Justin Burns (SE), 3:43
119- Dan Burns (SE) pinned Nick Gennaro (WI), 3:38
125 – Will Graham (WI) dec Tylar Vigliarolo (SE), 4-2
130- Matt Donovan (WI) major dec Don Riordan (SE), 13-1
135 – Luke Outcault (SE) dec Steven Coppola (WI), 6-3
140- Eric Binder (SE) dec Joe Byrne (WI), 5-2
145- Casey O’Malley (SE) pinned Matt Sullivan (WI), 1:47
152- Anthony Forca (SE) dec Nick Morillo (WI), 10-4
160- Nick Oliveri (SE) dec JP Cassagnau (WI), 5-2
171– Pat Ryan (WI) pinned Pat Falk (SE), 5:33
189 – Tim Kopiske (SE) pinned Dylan Colquhoun (WI), 3:32
215 – Nick Galante (SE) dec Brendan Smith (WI), 2-1
285- Mike Bilello (WI) by forfeit Continue reading “Smithtown East 33, West Islip 31”

LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championship is scheduled to be held at Smithtown East Islip High School on February 5, 2011.

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championship is scheduled to be held at Smithtown East Islip High School on February 5, 2011. The Bulls from Smithtown East (6-0) won each of their dual meets during the season and their coaches as well as the coaches from the other teams in League III, East Islip (3-3), Newfield (4-2), Smithtown West (3-3) West Islip (4-2), Half Hollow Hills East (1-5) and Centereach (0-6) all look to send a number of their wrestlers to the Suffolk County Championships scheduled to be held at Stony Brook University on February 13 and 14, 2011. There is sure to be tough competition in each weight class and the following wrestlers(listed in no particular order) will most likely be in the mix (weight classes are subject to change): Continue reading “LEAGUE III CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW”

Section XI Preseason Team Rankings for 2010/11

Section XI Division I wrestling teams are ranked for Dual Meet and Section Tournament competitiveness for the 2010/11 season.

Rank 3 starSection XI Division I wrestling teams are ranked for Dual Meet and Section Tournament competitiveness. Continue reading “Section XI Preseason Team Rankings for 2010/11”

Is It Time for Change?

It wouldn’t be summer if we weren’t debating the differences in play today versus the Golden Era of wrestling in New York State: the ‘70s. Yeah, I hate to do it. It’s the summer. What else is there to do than stir it up? A lot changed since.

It wouldn’t be summer if we weren’t debating the differences in play today versus the Golden Era of wrestling in New York State: the ‘70s.   Yeah, I hate to do it.  It’s the summer.  What else is there to do than stir it up?  A lot changed since.  Continue reading “Is It Time for Change?”

A Fair Ranking

All champions know whether the rankings flatter or overlook them, their destiny is in their hands. Your destiny is in your hands when you believe your dream is possible.

Henry Cejudo, Olympic Champion

The wrestling community anticipates a ranking release with as much excitement and anguish as a winter storm. You can feel the longing in the forums when too much time elapses since the last release. Threads form with ad hoc rankings, debates ensue, and the fans nag the webmaster for taking so long like chirping chicks squeaking for their next meal. Then, it arrives more debates ensue, ad hoc rankings form, and some deride the rankers for being so wrong. Continue reading “A Fair Ranking”

2010 Section Results from Around the State

2010 sectional wrestling results from around New York State.

2010 sectional wrestling results from around New York State. Continue reading “2010 Section Results from Around the State”

A Look Back at 2010 Section XI Tournament

It was another quality final at Stony Brook and now we need to take a look back at the matches and also look at who may be getting wildcards and a trip to Albany.

It was another quality final at Stony Brook and now we need to take a look back at the matches and also look at who may be getting wildcards and a trip to Albany. It seems Suffolk should send anywhere from between 25 to 29 wrestlers to Albany depending upon how the wild-card draws fall…similar to last year’s count. Continue reading “A Look Back at 2010 Section XI Tournament”

2010 Section XI Championship Preview

A weight-by-weight analysis of the 2010 Section XI high school wrestling championships.

tugawarAnother Suffolk County tournament is upon us and that translates into 2 great days of the best wrestling in New York State. We all have our feelings about who the Suffolk finalists will be in each weight class and who the potential place winners are. So here are my picks and weight class previews. I hope you have some fun with them. So pick them apart and enjoy another Suffolk County wrestling tournament.

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League III Championship Preview

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championship is scheduled to be held at East Islip High School on February 6, 2010. Participating are Babylon, Smithtown East, Newfield, West Islip, Half Hollow Hills East, and Centereach.

The Suffolk County League III wrestling championship is scheduled to be held at East Islip High School on February 6, 2010. Continue reading “League III Championship Preview”

Section XI Individual Rankings 10-03

This is the third release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/13/2010.

This is the third release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual rankings. Wrestlers have been ranked at the lowest weight class where they competed at in results as of 1/13/2010. The number in square brackets indicates the wrestler’s previous rank. If a wrestler was moved to a new weight class, he is indicated as Not Ranked in the new weight class. Continue reading “Section XI Individual Rankings 10-03”

Brentwood vs Longwood Dual Video

Longwood defeats Brentwood 31-17 in a League 1 contest.

Here’s the recorded video of the Longwood vs Brentwood dual meet on Wednesday, January 13 at Longwood.  The meet began at the 130lbs weight class.  Unfortunately, we had a technical glitch that we were unable to recover from in the middle of the 103lbs match.  The video here includes matches from 130 through 215 and half of 103.  Longwood wins 31 – 17.

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Section XI Individual Rankings 10-01

This is the second release of the Section XI (Suffolk County) individual 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 XI (Suffolk 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 XI Individual Rankings 10-01”

Results 09-51

Section VIII, Section XI, and CHSAA high school wrestling results for week 51, December 12 through December 19.

Dual Meet and Tournament Results for week 51, 2009 (December 12 through December 19). Results can be submitted via email at webmaster(at)lighthousewrestling.com, fax (516)699-5483, or web forms (Dual Meet or Tournament). Jump to Section VIII, Section XI, or CHSAA results for week 51.

Section VIII

Cyclone Tournament at South Side
December 19, 2009
Team Scores
Chaminade 341
Mepham 261
Plainview JFK 103
South Side 82
Hicksville 81
Hempstead 29
Hewlett 12
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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 Results 09-50

Section XI high school wrestling results for week 50, 2009.

Andrew Peers Memorial Tournament at Whitman
December 12, 2009
Championship Finals
96 – Fabien (SWR) pin Calderone (Whit) 1:20
103 – Napoli (Sachem North) dec Piccirillo (SN) 9-3
112 – Hagerty (SN) pin Domnisch (North Bab) 2:39;
119 – Bennett (NB) dec Meringolo (Whit) 6-4;
125 – Osleeb (North Salem) dec Rodriguez (Whit) 17-10
130 – Gerondel (SN) dec Milanese (Whit) 9-5
135 – Richardson (West Bab) dec Bauman (WB) 8-4
140 – Colon (WB) pin Wesch (Whit) 1:07
145 – Klump (PW) dec Gage (NB) 7-0
152 – Distasi (SN) dec Correa (NB) 6-5
160 – Augustinelli (SN) pin Montovani (WB) 5:57
171 – Speights (WB) dec Grassman (SN) 5-2
189 – B. Turner (SN) pin Horn (SN) 5:01
215 – C. Turner (Whit) ID Polynice (WB)
285 – Wilkinson (WB) pin Cosgrove (SN) 1:14
Most Pins, Least Time: Wilkinson (West Babylon 285)
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Osleeb (North Salem 125)

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Section XI Individual Rankings 09-48

This is a baseline Section XI (Suffolk County) ranking for the 2009/2010 season. Preseason rankings are generally way off. They serve as a starting point for discussion around weights, returning wrestlers, and competition.

This is a baseline Section XI (Suffolk County) ranking for the 2009/2010 season. Preseason rankings are generally way off. They serve as a starting point for discussion around weights, returning wrestlers, and competition. Please treat it as such. All constructive comments are welcome. Continue reading “Section XI Individual Rankings 09-48”

Fear The Turtle: 2x Suffolk Champ/2008 NYS Champion Collado Commits to Maryland

It is now being reported by InterMat that two-time defending Suffolk County Champion/2008 NYS Champion, Ken Collado has given a verbal commitment (can sign at any time) to the University of Maryland and their Head Coach, former Section XI legend, Kerry McCoy….The 2009 NYS placewinner (6th @ 112) is the latest member in what is already a very impressive recruiting class to join the Terrapins….He joins InterMat top-100 recruits Spencer Myers (#53; Projected as a heavyweight) and Frank Goodwin (#65; Projected as 133), as well as Jenkins Mozey (Projected as 125) and returning Pennsylvania State placewinner Mark Hartenstine (Projected at 141) as members of the class of 2010 to formally announce that they will be College Park, MD bound next Fall. Continue reading “Fear The Turtle: 2x Suffolk Champ/2008 NYS Champion Collado Commits to Maryland”

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”