In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 35

Join Scott Casber on Episode 35. What a show it was as Iowa faced Iowa State at Hilton in Ames. TDR TV was there. Check out episode 35 of the show. We think you’ll like it.

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Join Scott Casber on Episode 35. What a show it was as Iowa faced Iowa State at Hilton in Ames. TDR TV was there. Check out episode 35 of the show. We think you’ll like it.

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Click the title of this story to watch episode 35 of TDR. Continue reading “In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 35”

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?

Continue reading “Section X1 2009-2010 Division 1 Wrestling Preview”

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 VIII Results 09-50

Section VIII wrestling results for week 50 2009

Bethpage Dad’s Club Tournament
December 12, 2009
Championship Finals
96 – Leguelaff (OB) pin Santuccie (York)
103 – Houston (Beth) dec Ward (LV)
112 – Grimaldi (Min) dec Dusold (Beth)
119 – Punzone (JG) pin Thomas (Union)
125 – Alber (Farmingdale) dec Dekrone (JG)
130 – N. Meinsen (JG) dec Whitlock (Union)
135 – K. Meinsen (JG) dec Montperious (Union)
140 – Gannon (JG) dec Di-Turo (LV)
145 – Fusaro (JG) pin Guerriero (LV)
152 – Terdick (JG) TF Dillman (OB)
160 – Bosco (JG) dec John (Beth)
171 – Cheatham (JG) dec Gomez (Min)
189 – Giaramita (JG) dec Alfano (LV)
215 – Kohout (JG) pin Williams (Union)
285 – Dunat (Beth) pin J. Tenny (Farm)
Champion of Champions: Nick Terdick (John Glenn 152)
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Luke Alber (Farmingdale125)

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Center Circle with Mack Lewnes

After agonizing setback at the NCAA tournament in 2009, Mack Lewnes, Cornell Junior at 174lbs, is rolling through opponents like a 16lbs bowling ball scrambles pins on a strike. In early season results, he won the Las Vegas Invitational with a finals victory over 3rd ranked Stephen Dwyer of Nebraska, the Body Bar Invitational, the Binghamton Open and two dominating victories over Maryland’s formerly number 4 ranked Mike Letts.

mack-lewnesAfter agonizing setback at the NCAA tournament in 2009, Mack Lewnes, Cornell Junior at 174lbs, is rolling through opponents like a 16lbs bowling ball scrambles pins on a strike.  In early season results, he won the Las Vegas Invitational with a finals victory over 3rd ranked Stephen Dwyer of Nebraska, the Body Bar Invitational,  the Binghamton Open and two dominating victories over Maryland’s formerly number 4 ranked Mike Letts. Continue reading “Center Circle with Mack Lewnes”

Section VIII 2009-2010 Season Preview

It’s that time of the year again. No it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas. Good guess. It’s Wrestling Season. Let’s get the dust off the headgear and put the singlet on. Section 8 has had some dramatic changes, and we will address them. The Pre-season rankings appear way off with wrestlers in the wrong weights, but that’s a story for another day.

tugawarIt’s that time of the year again. No it’s not Thanksgiving or Christmas. Good guess. It’s Wrestling Season. Let’s get the dust off the headgear and put the singlet on. Section 8 has had some dramatic changes, and we will address them. The Pre-season rankings appear way off with wrestlers in the wrong weights, but that’s a story for another day. Continue reading “Section VIII 2009-2010 Season Preview”

In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 33

Join Scott Casber on Episode 33 features coverage of the 44th All Star Classic, The Body Bar, The Iowa City DUals, The Buckey DUals, UNO’s Kaufman Brand, and interviews with Oklahoma City University Stars Melissa Simmons, Bucknell Head Coach Dan Wirnsberger. Also included are interview podcasts with Hudson Taylor and Frank Romano.

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Join Scott Casber on Episode 33 features coverage of the 44th All Star Classic, The Body Bar, The Iowa City DUals, The Buckey DUals, UNO’s Kaufman Brand, and interviews with Oklahoma City University Stars Melissa Simmons, Bucknell Head Coach Dan Wirnsberger. Also included are interview podcasts with Hudson Taylor and Frank Romano. That and much more…

TDR – TV News. It’s wrestling news on your screen, in your face, but in a nice way.

Click the title of this story to watch episode 33 of TDR. Continue reading “In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 33”

Bearcat Brief with Scott Green: Week 09-48

The first two weeks of the season brought many success for the Bearcats. It also showed growing pains associated with having a young lineup.

BinghamtonThe first two weeks of the season brought many success for the Bearcats. It also showed growing pains associated with having a young lineup. Continue reading “Bearcat Brief with Scott Green: Week 09-48”

Section VIII Individual Rankings 09-48

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

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

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”

Mat Side with Rob Koll – Maryland Dual Meet Analysis

I was going to put this off until after the Body Bar but l figured I might as well get it over with. We lost a heartbreaker tonight. There were some absolutely amazing performances and an equal number of less than stellar performances. I will start with the positives.

Cornell Big Red
Cornell Big Red

I was going to put this off until after the Body Bar but l figured I might as well get it over with. We lost a heartbreaker tonight. There were some absolutely amazing performances and an equal number of less than stellar performances. I will start with the positives.

Continue reading “Mat Side with Rob Koll – Maryland Dual Meet Analysis”

Russia vs. USA Live 11-20 @ 8:30 PM at NYAC

In partnership with USA Wrestling, Lighthouse Wrestling will webcast live at NYAC the Russia vs USA dual meet. Should we have technical challenges during the broadcast, tune into http://twitter.com/anklpik. Craig Sesker and Bill Miller will be co-hosting the evening’s event.

In partnership with USA Wrestling, Lighthouse Wrestling will webcast live at NYAC the Russia vs USA dual meet. Should we have technical challenges during the broadcast, tune into http://twitter.com/anklpik. Craig Sesker and Bill Miller will be co-hosting the evening’s event.

We’ll be starting live at 8:30.  It’s projected to start a little later.   Please do not refresh your browser to bring in the broadcast; will start when you press the play button.  And it will say on air when I’m broadcasting.  Also follow on http://twitter.com/anklpik  for status updates of the broadcast.

Russia–4

USA–3

55 kg/121 lbs. – Nariman Israpilov (Russia) dec. Sam Hazewinkel (USA), 5-0, 1-3, 2-2
60 kg/132 lbs. – Vladimir Vilmov (Russia) dec. Shawn Bunch (USA), 1-1, 1-0
66 kg/145.5 lbs. – Jared Frayer (USA) dec. Arsen Mairov (Russia), 0-1, 3-3, 6-0
74 kg/163 lbs. – Rashid Kurbanov (Russia) dec. Trent Paulson (USA), 6-0, 0-2, 1-1
84 kg/185 lbs. – Anzor Urishev (Russia) vs. Jake Herbert (USA), 3-0, 4-2
96 kg/211.5 lbs. – Andy Hrovat (USA) dec. Magomed Magomadov (Russia), 5-0, 0-5, 1-0
120 kg/264.5 lbs. – Scott Steele (USA) vs. Valeriy Bedoev (Russia), 2-1, 2-1


Why “NOT” Wrestle

While reading Coach Bevilacqua’s article “WHY WRESTLE” it certainly got me to thinking. His understanding of wrestling is obvious, and he seems to have been involved with the sport forever. He points out many of the details that make the sport of wrestling in my option the greatest sport in the world. I will not go over all the reason Coach Bevilacqua gives because if you have read the article, you already know. If you haven’t, then go and do so.

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Alexander Karelin

While reading Coach Bevilacqua’s article “WHY WRESTLE” it certainly got me to thinking. His understanding of wrestling is obvious, and he seems to have been involved with the sport forever.  He points out many of the details that make the sport of wrestling in my option the greatest sport in the world. I will not go over all the reason Coach Bevilacqua gives because if you have read the article, you already know. If you haven’t, then go and do so. Continue reading “Why “NOT” Wrestle”

STROBEL: Stories From A Life With Wrestling

My latest book of stories, “STROBEL: Stories From A Life With Wrestling”, is receiving excellent reviews from the media. Just last week, Mike Chapman in W.I.N. magazine reported:

My latest book of stories, STROBEL: Stories From A Life With Wrestling”, is receiving excellent reviews from the media. Just last week, Mike Chapman in W.I.N. magazine reported:

STROBEL: Stories From A Life With Wrestling” written by James Moffatt. The 176-page book offers a penetrating insight into the life of Greg Strobel, one of the more influential figures in the sport over the past three-plus decades.  

Scott Casber Interview with Author Jamie Moffat Continue reading “STROBEL: Stories From A Life With Wrestling”

Interview with Ryan Patrovich

Scott Casber of Takedown Radio speaks with Ryan Patrovich about his move to the 171lbs weight class and Hofstra’s up comming season. Listen here.

ryan-patrovichScott Casber of Takedown Radio speaks with Ryan Patrovich about his move to the 171lbs weight class and the prospects for Hofstra’s up comming season. Listen here. Click the play button or the words in blue underneath Ryan’s photo.
Scott Casber Interview with Ryan Patrovich of Hofstra

Scott has a wrestling radio talk show that he broadcasts live over the internet. Lighthouse wrestling is also an affiliate of  his weekly TV program which we post weekly under the title “In the Studio with Scott Casber.”   Casber has conducted some interesting and inspiring interviews with many of the luminaries in the wrestling community. This week’s episode 31 is available here: Episode 31. If you haven’t watched his interview with Lee Kemp, I suggest you do. It’s that good. Watch it here: Lee Kemp: The Journey to Excellence. Also, be sure to visit Scott Casber at Takedown Radio, and look for details to begin listening to his live wrestling radio talk show.

In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 31

Join Scott Casber on Episode 31 of TDR as he talks with Dan Gable, Tom Brands, Terry Brands live from Carver Hawkeye. The Lock Haven coaching changes have our attention, we also talk to Doug Schwab about the coming USA V. Russia event to be held in Mt. Vernon, Iowa on November 18th.

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Join Scott Casber on Episode 31 of TDR as he talks with Dan Gable, Tom Brands, Terry Brands live from Carver Hawkeye. The Lock Haven coaching changes have our attention, we also talk to Doug Schwab about the coming USA V. Russia event to be held in Mt. Vernon, Iowa on November 18th. That and much more…

TDR – TV News. It’s wrestling news on your screen, in your face, but in a nice way.

Click the title of this story to watch episode 31 of TDR. Continue reading “In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 31”

Mike Simon Leads the Hawks (Hunter College)

Hunter College, a New York City Division III wrestling program, takes to the mat for the 2009-2010 season under the leadership of interim head coach, Mike Simon. After thirty continuous seasons, Bob Gaudenzi will take a temporary leave from his head coaching duties. For Simon, the head coaching role is the realization of a dream that was first planted when he began wrestling in the 8th grade at Warwick Rhode Island.

Interim Head Coach Mike Simon
Interim Head Coach Mike Simon

Hunter College, a New York City Division III wrestling program, takes to the mat for the 2009-2010 season under the leadership of interim head coach, Mike Simon. After thirty continuous seasons, Bob Gaudenzi will take a temporary leave from his head coaching duties. For Simon, the head coaching role is the realization of a dream that was first planted when he began wrestling in the 8th grade at Warwick Rhode Island. Continue reading “Mike Simon Leads the Hawks (Hunter College)”

In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 29

Join Scott Casber on Episode 29 of TDR as He covers Team Rankings from around the country, Jake Herbert has a high old time in Europe following his WTC in Herning Denmark, Justin Ruiz looks to return to the top of the Heap, we have a focus on the Missouri Tigers Wrestling Team, Meramec College is destroying itself, More College recruits making their commitments #19 Jimmy Lawson and #98 Keith Surber, BJ Suiter (interview), Sean Boylan (interview). We catch up with Boise State 133 pound Andrew Hochstrasser (interview), Ohio Valley has a new program, Joey Krebs provides us an Interesting interview with former college wrestler and now MMA star Joe Soto.

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Join Scott Casber on Episode 29 of TDR as He covers Team Rankings from around the country, Jake Herbert has a high old time in Europe following his WTC in Herning Denmark, Justin Ruiz looks to return to the top of the Heap, we have a focus on the Missouri Tigers Wrestling Team, Meramec College is destroying itself, More College recruits making their commitments #19 Jimmy Lawson and #98 Keith Surber, BJ Suiter (interview), Sean Boylan (interview). We catch up with Boise State 133 pound Andrew Hochstrasser (interview), Ohio Valley has a new program, Joey Krebs provides us an Interesting interview with former college wrestler and now MMA star Joe Soto. All that and more on episode 29 of TDR TV. Enjoy!

TDR – TV News. It’s wrestling news on your screen, in your face, but in a nice way.

Click the title of this story to watch episode 29 of TDR. Continue reading “In the Studio with Scott Casber – Episode 29”

2010 NCAA DI Tournament Predictions and Team Rank

As the 2009-2010 wrestling season approaches, teams are planning and strategizing how they can improve upon last season’s performance, break into the top ten, or even vie for a title. But as Helmuth Von Moltke, a 19th century Prussian Field Marshall, is famed for saying, “no battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” While each team develops and works their plan, for sure their fierce competitors will have something to say about it.

NCAA 2010 Wrestling Championship LogoAs the 2009-2010 wrestling season approaches, teams are planning and strategizing how they can improve upon last season’s performance, break into the top ten, or even vie for a title.  But as Helmuth Von Moltke, a 19th century Prussian Field Marshall, is famed for saying, “no battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”   While each team develops and works their plan, for sure their fierce competitors will have something to say about it.  Continue reading “2010 NCAA DI Tournament Predictions and Team Rank”

New York State 2009-2010 Preseason Rankings

This is a baseline New York State wrestling ranking for the 2009/2010 season. Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked.

nassaurank2This is a baseline New York State wrestling ranking for the 2009/2010 season.  Both DI and DII wrestlers are ranked. As it is impossible to know what weights wrestlers will grow into or not, wrestlers are ranked at the weights that they wrestled at in 2009. The intention is to create a discussion around weight classes and who may be missing from the ranking. Continue reading “New York State 2009-2010 Preseason Rankings”

Wrestling is a Way of Life

Someone once said, “Wrestling is not a sport, it is a way of life” Often “civilians” laugh at this statement, thinking it just a silly boast. However, I hope now when you are frustrated trying to explain to one who mocks and says, “What’s the big deal about this wrestling anyway?” you will hand them this letter and just maybe they will begin to understand. anyway I know that you do!

This was written on December 15th 1998 and published in Wrestling USA magazine at that time.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to be hired to teach at my former high school. In addition, I was ecstatically happy to be working closely with the new Island Trees wrestling coaches. They were diligently rebuilding a program that had for many years been a wrestling powerhouse, until the death of their legendary coach Ted Petersen. Continue reading “Wrestling is a Way of Life”

Why Wrestling

The purpose of youth sports is to provide experiences for future life activities by introducing the concepts and skills of a myriad of sports available in the United States. Wrestling, the oldest sport of all, is but one.

by Al Bevilacqua

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President Washington Wrestled into his 40's

The purpose of youth sports is to provide experiences for future life activities by introducing the concepts and skills of a myriad of sports available in the United States. Wrestling, the oldest sport of all, is but one. Continue reading “Why Wrestling”