Tis the Season: Journeymen Sprawl & Brawl Highlights Start of ’10-’11 College Season

Scott Green, the legendary New York State Junior Coach, as well a former assistant coach at Binghamton University and the current head coach at prep powerhouse Wyoming Seminary, recently made the comment on his facebook profile that it is starting to “smell like wrestling season.” For many enthusiasts, with matches officially kicking off this past weekend, this is a statement that is abundant with veritas and intensity. However, while I acknowledge the importance of all matches, for me, the start of the college season is always marked by the first of Frankie Popolizio and Journeymen Wrestling Club’s two mega-events; 2010/2011 is no different as I, along with a plethora of fans located in the Northeast, anxiously await the calendar hitting November 21st, the date of the JWC’s annual Sprawl and Brawl Duals….Hosted by the defending Colonial Athletic Association champions, Binghamton University, this year’s field is highlighted by the participation of teams such as Penn State University, Harvard University, Rutgers, Michigan State University, and West Virginia, as well as the aforementioned Bearcats. Continue reading “Tis the Season: Journeymen Sprawl & Brawl Highlights Start of ’10-’11 College Season”

Final 2010 New York State Individual Power Ranking

The following are the final 2010 New York State power rankings for Division I, II and Unified (Divisions I and II combined). The power ranking is an attempt to rank wrestlers between weight classes and divisions.

Rank 3 starThe following are the final 2010 New York State power rankings for Division I, II and Unified (Divisions I and II combined). The power ranking is an attempt to rank wrestlers between weight classes and divisions. Continue reading “Final 2010 New York State Individual Power Ranking”

2nd Annual Diano Awards

Hey All,

It’s been a while since I last had the chance to sit at the old laptop and pound out an article for my loyal readers. Therefore, with graduate school set to resume next Tuesday, I knew that it might be long and far between before I had the opportunity to write. Hence, I decided that if I was going to fully commit to writing a piece, I might as well go big by bringing back the Annual Diano Awards. From what I recall, it was one of my more popular pieces from the 2009 season. Thus, I know that I need to give it my all if I am to match the warm responses that I received last year. I shall do my best. Continue reading “2nd Annual Diano Awards”

NHSCA Senior National Wrap-up: Mighty Max Wins Title + Beckwith Makes History

Tyler Beckwith of Greene (N.Y.) High became the first four-time National High School Champion as the 21st annual NHSCA National High School Seniors Wrestling Championships presented by the U.S. Navy concluded tonight at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

After falling behind 2-0 on a first-period takedown, Beckwith reversed Isaiah Williams of Haverhill (Mass.) High to his back for a 4-2 lead in the 171-pound final. Beckwith added a second-period reversal en route to a 6-3 victory. The Binghamton University recruit added the Senior Nationals title to the titles he won the previous three years in the National Junior, Sophomore and Freshman Championships. Continue reading “NHSCA Senior National Wrap-up: Mighty Max Wins Title + Beckwith Makes History”

An Old Fashioned Long Island Wrestling Party…

It’s always exciting heading up to Albany to see the New York State high school wrestling championships. Long Islanders are used to being leaders at the annual state wrestling party.

long-islandIt’s always exciting heading up to Albany to see the New York State high school wrestling championships. Long Islanders are used to being leaders at the annual state wrestling party. Continue reading “An Old Fashioned Long Island Wrestling Party…”

New York State Individual Rankings 10-07

This is the third release of the New York State Individual rankings. Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked.

This is the third release of the New York State Individual rankings. Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked. Rankings are based on results as of February 7. If you have comments, please identify the results that would indicate a different rank. If you would like to contribute feedback to our rankings before they are published, send and email to webmaster(at)lighthousewrestling(dot)com. Continue reading “New York State Individual Rankings 10-07”

New York State Individual Rankings 10-04

This is the second release of the New York State high school individual wrestling rankings for the 2009-2010 season.

This the first release of the New York State Individual rankings. Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked. Continue reading “New York State Individual Rankings 10-04”

An Interview with Scott Green – Part 3: The Coach

Obviously you’re a great coach as measured by the success of your athletes. What characteristics/traits do you feel makes a great wrestling coach? Can a coach make the difference in the success of these future champions, or have you been fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach talent that was destined to be great no matter who coached them? What difference can a coach make? What are you emphasizing in your practices to make a difference in the success of your athletes?

JP O'Conner - Senior at Harvard
JP O'Conner - Senior at Harvard

LHW: Obviously you’re a great coach as measured by the success of your athletes.   What characteristics/traits do you feel makes a great wrestling coach?  Can a coach make the difference in the success of these future champions, or have you been fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach talent that was destined to be great no matter who coached them?  What difference can a coach make?  What are you emphasizing in your practices to make a difference in the success of your athletes? Continue reading “An Interview with Scott Green – Part 3: The Coach”

An Interview with Scott Green – Part I: Realizing Dreams

“Establish trust with your athletes, demand that they give you their best, and teach them to love the sport as much as you do.” – Scott Green, Owner and Coach of Shamrock AC

“Establish trust with your athletes, demand that they give you their best, and teach them to love the sport as much as you do.”  – Scott Green, Owner and Coach of Shamrock AC Continue reading “An Interview with Scott Green – Part I: Realizing Dreams”

2009-2010 New York State DII Power Ranking

The top 25 Division II All-State Wrestlers have been identified using a power ranking formula 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.

The top 25 Division II All-State Wrestlers have been identified using a power ranking formula 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 DII Power Ranking”

Bodacious Bearcat: #11 Recruit, Tyler Beckwith, Binghamton Bound

Less than 72 hours after concluding his 2009 campaign by earning double All-American honors at the Asics/Vaughan Junior National Tournament, the #11 recruit in the class of 2010, Tyler Beckwith, officially announced that he is off of the market, verbally committing to the State University of New York-Binghamton….He becomes the first rising senior to align himself with Coach Pat Popolizio’s quickly emerging Bearcat program. Continue reading “Bodacious Bearcat: #11 Recruit, Tyler Beckwith, Binghamton Bound”