2nd Annual Friday Night Lights Rocked

The Friends of Massapequa wrestling held a very successful 2nd annual Friday Night Lights tournament. Athletes from near and far, from yesteryear to this year participated in a festive tournament where winning was secondary to oiling up the joints, trying out some new moves, and meeting up with old friends.

When I first arrived at John Burns park, the DJ was spinning Spirit in the Sky while pee-wee wrestlers were competing and the older divisions were registering athletes. It’s a song I remember from my youth, and when I left the park, it’s been replaying in my head since. Continue reading “2nd Annual Friday Night Lights Rocked”

Brandon Slay and Zeke Jones Talk at BTS

Zeke Jones and Brandon Slay close out Beat the Streets freestyle day with a talk and a Q&A session with the attendees.

Zeke Jones and Brandon Slay close out Beat the Streets freestyle day with a talk and a Q&A session with the attendees. Watch the video of the closing session.

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2010 D1 Finals Videos (160lbs through 285lbs)

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 160lbs through 285lbs.

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 160lbs through 285lbs.

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2010 D1 Finals Videos (130lbs through 152lbs)

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 130lbs through 152lbs.

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 130lbs through 152lbs. Will have the next five weights up tomorrow.

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2010 D1 Finals Videos (96lbs through 125lbs)

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 96lbs through 125lbs.

Previously recorded video of the 2010 New York State, High School Wrestling Championships, Division 1 finals from weights 96lbs through 125lbs. Will have the next five weights up tomorrow. It takes longer than I would like to get all this stuff on the site, about 3x the time to record it.

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LIVE VIDEO: NYC B Playoff Semifinal: #2 M.L. King Jr. vs. #6 Port Richmond

Lighthouse Wrestling is proud to be branching out and creating a working relationship with an untapped section of the Empire State, the New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL)…It is for this reason, that it is with great pride that we announce that we will be offering a live webcast of today’s (Feb. 4th, 2010) PSAL B Dual semifinal between the host school, Martin Luther King Jr (seeded 2nd) and their opponent, the sixth-seeded Port Richmond High School…The dual is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm and will be archived for those who are unable to watch live…

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Way Back in 1970 Section 8 Finals

LHW presents the 1970 Section 8 County Championship on video.

Thanks to the efforts of Carol Carroza and Bobby O’Conner for making these matches available on video, LHW presents the 1970 Section 8 County Championship. We may have some of the names incorrect, and at 175, we do not have the names of the competitors. If you happen to have information that we are missing, please add it with a comment.

If you have some old videos of NYS events that you would like to make available on Lighthouse Wrestling, please contact the webmaster. Continue reading “Way Back in 1970 Section 8 Finals”

Henry Cejudo Interview

The Friends of Massapequa Wrestling hosted a clinic with Olympic Champion Henry Cejuod at Massapequa High School on Saturday that was well attended by the local wrestling community. The Friends of Massapequa Wrestling invited Lighthouse Wrestling and The Mat Slap to record an interview with Henry Cejudo. Jim Nordland hosted a great interview with Henry. Thanks to the Friends of Massapequa Wrestling, Jim Nordland for some great questions, and to Henry Cejudo for making this possible.

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Lighthouse NYS Finals Webcast

The complete set of 2009 NY State finals videos are now available for your viewing pleasure. In addition, pre-game commentary is also included. If you happen to experience any problems with viewing any of the videos, please send an email or add a comment describing the problem that you encountered.

The complete set of 2009 NY State finals videos are now available for your viewing pleasure.  In addition, pre-game commentary is also included.  If you happen to experience any problems with viewing any of the videos, please send an email or add a comment describing the problem that you encountered. Continue reading “Lighthouse NYS Finals Webcast”

Chris Edmond’s NCAA DI Championship – Finals

Chris Edmond of Tennessee and local hometown Section VIII champion from Freeport defeats Peter Capone 14-10 to win the 1985 NCAA D1 championship at 167 lbs.

Chris Edmond of Tennessee and local hometown Section VIII champion from Freeport defeats Peter Capone 14-10 to win the 1985 NCAA D1 championship at 167 lbs.   This is an exciting bout where Chris Edmond takes an early big lead but needs to fend off Petes attack to pervent it from nearly slipping away.

If you have any old footage that you would like to share with the wrestling community on Lighthouse Wrestling, please contact me at webmaster(at)lighthousewrestling(dot)com to arrange for publication.


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Chris Edmond’s NCAA DI Championship – Semifinals

This is the semifinal round of Chris Edmonds’ championship campaign in the 1985 NCAA DI wrestling championships. Chris squared off against John Monaco of Montclaire state to win by decsion: 5-3. Next week, I will post his championship final victory over Pete Capone of Hofstra University.

This is the semifinal round of  Chris Edmonds’ championship campaign in the 1985 NCAA DI wrestling championships. Chris squared off against John Monaco of Montclaire state to win by decsion: 5-3.  Next week will conclude this series when Lighthouse Wrestling will post his championship final victory over Pete Capone of Hofstra University.


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Chris Edmond’s NCAA DI Championship – Round 3

This is round three of Chris Edmonds’ championship campaign in the 1985 NCAA DI wrestling championships. Chris met John Laviolette of Oklahoma the number 9 seed in the quarterfinal round and defeated him by decision: 11-8

This is round three of Chris Edmonds’ championship campaign in the 1985 NCAA DI wrestling championships. Chris met John Laviolette of  Oklahoma the number 9 seed in the quarterfinal round and defeated him by decision: 11-8.

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Paul Liguori Vs. Jamie Franco

A very skilled and powerful Paul Liguori defeats a very formidable opponent, Jamie Franco, by the score 3-1 in the finals of the Massapequa Holiday Tournament on December 29, 2007.

A very skilled and powerful Paul Liguori defeats a very formidable opponent, Jamie Franco,  by the score of 3-1 in the finals of the Massapequa Holiday Tournament on December 29, 2007.   Paul exhibits tough defense on his feat while demonstrating the temperament of a skilled champion with his patience in neutral postion.  Paul doesn’t take any sloppy shots, and he never allows the pressure of a close match against the accomplished Jamie Franco to disturb his focus.  Watch these two champions battle it out. It’s a treat.