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June 11, 2021
Commack HS is looking for an assistant coach on the HS staff.

June 10, 2021
2021 Barn Brothers Wrestling Training Camp at Babylon Elementary School - August 2-5, 2021
2021 Quiet Storm Summer Camp at St. Anthony's High School - July 19-22, 2021

June 9, 2021
2021 Bison Duals Lewisburg, PA - July 31, 2021

June 2, 2021
Nassau-Suffolk CHSAA League Tournament at St. Anthony's

May 27, 2021
Freestyle WAR Zone #2 June 6 at Dynamic (Hauppauge, NY) - CANCELLED

May 21, 2021
Section 11 Suffolk County Wrestling Coaches Association 2020-21 Season Honors
LIU Wrestling Earns Scholar All-America Team Championship
Hofstra Earns Sixth-Highest Team GPA, Places Eight on NWCA Scholar All-America List

May 19, 2021
Oyster Bay Wrestling anticipates two Wrestling Coaches positions for the 2021-22 season. One Middle School and One Varsity level.
July 17th is the date for our Summer Visit Day here on the Alfred State College campus. This will be a great opportunity for any wrestlers who want to wrestle at the college level in the future. They will have the opportunity to see the entire campus through a guided tour, meet with me and other wrestling staff members, learn more about the college and our wrestling program, play some games and enjoy a nice meal while socializing with some members of our current roster and more!

May 17, 2021
Five LIU Wrestlers Earn 2021 EIWA Academic Achievement Award

May 12, 2021
Attention NYC Elementary and Middle School Teachers: Beat The Streets NYC runs a Fall Youth Wrestling League complete with practices, dual meets and even a city championships! If you are a teacher in a NYC Elementary or Middle School and want to start up a team, please reach out asap. You can email Penn Gottfried at Pgottfried@btsny.org, or call at 914-391-4352. Click here for the flyer!

May 10, 2021
• Sachem Wrestling Camp - June 28-July 2, 2021

May 7, 2021
• Section 8 Combined Individual Ranking as of End of Season

May 5, 2021
Valley Stream Memorial JHS needs to fill a Head Coaching position for 2021-22 wrestling season
No limits Wrestling Club Summer Camp - July 12-16, 2021
On and off the wrestling mat, the Spadafora brothers are there for each other

April 12, 2021
• From USA Wrestling: Memories Of USA Wrestling Pairing Official and Leader Marcia Gould of New York Who Recently Passed Away

April 3, 2021
Nassau CC Wrestling Seeks Part Time Men's Head Coach
Nassau CC Wrestling Seeks Part Time Women's Head Coach

March 21, 2021
Jesse Dellavecchia's Finals Match

March 20, 2021
• Rider University’s Jesse Dellavecchia stunned top-seeded Ryan Deakin of Northwestern with a fall in 3:18 in their 157-pound semifinal of the NCAA Division I wrestling championships last night. Dellavecchia, a 2015 graduate of East Islip High School became the first Long Islander to reach the NCAA Division I wrestling finals since Shoreham-Wading River’s Jesse Jantzen won the 2004 title at 149 pounds. Dellavecchia is 11-0 on the season. He won four matches in the tournament to advance to Saturday’s final at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The senior pinned Deakin with a half nelson after a scramble mid-way through the second period. --Andy Slawson

March 19, 2021
Final Section 8 D1 Team Ranking as of 3-19-21

March 11, 2021
Seven Hofstra Wrestlers Receive Seeds and Matchups for 2021 NCAA Championships

March 9, 2021
New York Wrestling News "The Virtual All-Time NYS Finals" - Let's get some votes for the LI guys left!

March 2, 2021
Section 11 D1 Final Individual Ranking as of 3-2-21 with Honorable Mentions
Section 11 Final Combined Team Ranking as of 3-2-21 with Honorable Mentions
Section 11 D2 Final Individual Ranking as of 3-2-21

February 27, 2021
Holden Heller Wins 157 Pound Title; Hofstra Finishes 4th at EIWA Championships

February 26, 2021
Section 11 D1 Individual Ranking as of 2-26-21 with Honorable Mentions
Suffolk Dual Meet Championship Semis at 10am and Finals at 1pm- Live Stream Link Mat 1 - Live Stream Link Mat 2

February 25, 2021
• Senior Islip 172lber, Jack Spahn, recoded his 165th career win and his 110th career pin Wednesday night.
Miller Place junior Justin Klein had an amazing week on the mat. He notched his 100th career victory to remain undefeated in League VI. This, after defeating returning all county wrestler Matt Hole of Islip and pinning #1 ranked Darren Ketcham of Rocky Point. Congratulations Justin!!

February 24, 2021
Hofstra Set for EIWA Championships

February 22, 2021
Section 11 D2 Individual Ranking as of 2-22-21

February 21, 2021
• Senior Jake Murphy broke Seaford's All time record for wins Saturday, with a pin against Southside, giving him 133 wins.
• Congratulations to Cold Spring Harbor 172lber, senior Christian Hansen, who notched win number 175 against East Meadow on Saturday.
Herricks sophomore, Joseph Mattei, notched his 100th career win on Saturday with a pin against Plainview JFK. Congratulations Joe!
Section 8 D1 Team Ranking as of 2-21-21
Section 11 Combined Team Ranking as of 2-15-21 with Honorable Mentions
Section 11 D1 Individual Ranking as of 2-21-21 with Honorable Mentions

February 20, 2021
• Hitting the century mark with a 6-1 decision at 132lbs for Cold Spring Harbor Friday was junior Jackson Polo.

February 19, 2021
• Picking up his 100th victory last Saturday against Deer Park with a 16-0 tech fall at 4:30 was Smithtown West senior Nick Germano.

February 18, 2021
NHSCA 2021 High School Nationals April 23-25
Cold Spring Harbor's 189lber, Gaven Bell,
secured his 100th pin last night against MacArthur

February 17, 2021
Reggie Jones, Jones Beach’s Longest-Serving Lifeguard, Dies at 93

February 15, 2021
Section 11 Combined Team Ranking as of 2-15-21 with Honorable Mentions

February 14, 2021
Section 8 D1 Pre-Season Team Ranking as of 2-11-21

February 13, 2021
Wrestling Live Streaming Links

February 8, 2021
LIU Wrestling Grapples with Drexel in Final Regular-Season Dual
Ricky Stamm Goes 3-0 as Hofstra Competes Against Bloomsburg and Drexel
Hofstra Travels to Sacred Heart

February 4, 2021
Section 11 Pre-Season Combined Team Ranking as of 2-4-21 with Honorable Mentions

February 3, 2021
Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 2-3-21 with Honorable Mentions

January 29, 2021
Despite cancellations, Division I Wrestling keeps eyes focused on NCAAs
Dylan Ryder Selected as GoHofstra.com Student-Athlete of the Week

January 22, 2021
"H-ton Hall of Fame Mat Coach Lou Giani Passes Away" as seen on the Huntington School District website

January 21, 2021
SHARKS WIN! LIU Wrestling Takes First Dual of the Season with 24-16 Win over SHU
This Week’s Ncaa Div. I Schedule Listed By Conference, Plus Ranked Duals And Other Notes

Bill Faxon Interview with Lou Giani January 2006 - Just heard about Lou Giani's passing. I don't want to overstate my relationship with him, but I had the opportunity to chat wrestling with Lou on a few occasions courtesy of my Huntington friends like Tom Giaramita and Timmy Hawkrigg. Anyway, for those of you who didn't know Coach Giani I wanted to share this interview that I did with him for the LIWA over a decade ago. It gives you some really good insight to who he was, why he loved wrestling and what he valued. The parts that impressed me the most where how much joy he got out of seeing his former wrestlers go on to become successful coaches ( he was beaming when I mentioned Picozzi) and how he resisted the urge to talk about "kids these days" and in fact went the opposite route. And yes, the Jon Jones he is talking about IS that Jon Jones but back before anyone of us know what he would become.

I hope you enjoy the interview with Coach and if you didn't know him I hope it gives you a little insight into him and what he meant to our LI wrestling community. Condolences to his family and friends.

January 18, 2021
Hofstra Falls to Army West Point to Open 2020-21 Season

January 5, 2021
• If you are a high school senior or a transfer student and interested in wrestling for the Stony Brook University of the NCWA, contact Coach Joe Enea at joeenea@aol.com or 631-560-0973

December 30, 2020
• I am looking for the brackets of the 1979-1980 Billy White Memorial Tournament at John Glenn High School.
  The Tournament was held on December 14 & 15, 1979.
  Please email them to Andy Slawson at bsh81@aol.com

December 18, 2020
Suffolk County League Champions Stats by School

December 16, 2020
Massapequa's Chase Liardi Commits to Ohio State
Hofstra Gets Commitment from Jacob Moon out of Ohio's Oregon Clay HS

October 27, 2020
Need a good photo of the 1981 215-pound Suffolk County Championship place winners (all six of them) on the awards stand.

October 23, 2020
Northport has openings for coaches at all levels for the upcoming season

October 1, 2020
Center Moriches' 126lb State Champion Jordan Titus is headed to Austin, TX to see who is #1. The Flowrestling event is set to start on October 3rd at 6:00PM EDT and get be viewed with a Flowrestling Pro account at https://www.flowrestling.org/live/18846-2020-whos-1. Here is the current match order: https://www.flowrestling.org/events/6587757-2020-whos-1/entries

September 18, 2020
Champions Photo Added to 1950 Mepham Championship
Champions Photo Added to 1951 Mepham Championship

August 28, 2020
New York Wrestling News' New York State Tournament All-Time: Headquarters - Vote in this all-time virtual tournament

July 8, 2020
Long Island High School Wrestling Timeline Courtesy of Andy Slawson

July 7, 2020
Signorelli Announces 2020 Alfred State Recruiting Class

July 5, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1943 Mepham Invitational Tournament
    1944 Mepham Invitational Tournament

July 4, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1945 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1946 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)

July 3, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1983 North Babylon Tournament
Hofstra Wrestling Hosts Digital Banquet for 2019-20 Season
Coach Tom Ryan is hosting a FREE webinar titled "Chosen Suffering: Becoming Elite in Life and Leadership." on July 7th. Click here for details.

July 2, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1947 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1948 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)

June 29, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1949 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1950 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)

June 28, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1951 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1941 Mepham Invitational Tournament
    1942 Mepham Invitational Tournament

June 27, 2020
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1952 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1953 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1954 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)

June 25, 2020
Half Hollow Hills East has a JV Head Coach position open for the 2020-21 season
• Some Old Results Courtesy of Andy Slawson
    1955 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1956 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1957 Mepham Invitational Tournament (Official Section VIII Tournament)
    1958 Long Island Intersectional Tournament
    1959 Long Island Intersectional Tournament
    1960 Long Island Intersectional Tournament
• I also got up the 1997 Season Results recovered from my old NY wrestling website
    1996-1997 Results
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May 22, 2020
Get your LIU Wrestling Gear Here and Support the Program

May 19, 2020
• The Associate AD of Communications, Steven Gorchov, and Head Coach, Dennis Papadatos, will be on the Hofstra Athletics Live Youtube channel for live questions and hang outs with everyone for a solid hour. Today May 19th at 6PM. https://www.youtube.com/user/GoHofstra

May 15, 2020
Final 1980-81 NYSSWA NY State Team Ranking
The following is being posted in case people didn't know these pages existed
Complete NYSPHSAA State Tournament Results 1963-Present
Complete Suffolk County Championships Tournament Results 1934-Present
Many Nassau County Championships Tournament Results 1964-Present

May 14, 2020
Section 11 Pre-Season and Pre-County Rankings from the 1980-81 Season

May 11, 2020
Hofstra Mourns The Passing Of Joel Kislin

May 1, 2020
If you are a senior and interested in wrestling for the Stony Brook University Club (member of the North East conference) of the NCWA, contact Coach Joe Enea at joeenea@aol.com or 631-560-0973

April 15, 2020
2020-21 LIU Wrestling Home Schedule Added to the Homepage

April 9, 2020
Current LIU Wrestler, Ryan Ferro, named Top Section 9 Wrestler of the decade

April 8, 2020
National Wrestling Hall of Fame Downstate NY Chapter Induction Dinner Postponed Until Friday October 9, 2020

April 6, 2020
New York State Private and Parochial Invitational Wrestling Tournaments Team & Individual Results 1970-79 Courtesy of Georger Dlugolonski

April 1, 2020
Seven Hofstra Wrestlers Receive EIWA Academic Achievement Awards

March 31, 2020
Five LIU Wrestlers Honored With EIWA Academic Achievement Award

March 28, 2020
An interview with Cornell's Gabe Dean Courtesy of the Wantagh Wrestling website
1978 Nassau County Wrestling Championship Results Added - Missing Consolations
1978 Parochial School Championship Results Added - Missing Consolations

March 13, 2020
Mary Ann Lange Tournament at Longwood March 21, 2020 is CANCELLED
2nd Annual Junior High County Wrestling Championships at Longwood March 21, 2020 is CANCELLED

March 12, 2020
Hofstra's Knighton-Ward Earns At-Large Bid To NCAA Championships
Fans will not be allowed at NCAA events, including Minneapolis' wrestling championships, due to coronavirus
Beat the Streets New York is running a March Matness Contest to Win 2 Tickets to their Annual Benefit at the Hulu Theater at MSG on May 28th
LI Championships at John Glenn Sunday March 22, 2020 are CANCELLED
St. Patricks Day Youth Wrestling Festival at Walt Whitman HS March 14, 2020 is CANCELLED

March 10, 2020
Registration for the St. Patrick's Day Youth Wrestling Festival at Walt Whitmam on March 14th has been extended to noon Thursday March 12th.

March 9, 2020
Tyler Lynde/Ken Lesser Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Hauppauge CANCELLED for this coming Saturday
Free USMC Sports Leadership Academy Wrestling Clinic at Hofstra May 30, 2020

March 8, 2020
Stamm Qualifies For NCAA Championships; Hofstra Finishes 10th At EIWA'S
LIU Wrestling Places 15th in EIWA Championship Debut

March 6, 2020
Bill Knapp NY-USA Wrestling National Freestyle and Greco Duals Team Trials - April 5, 2020

March 4, 2020
Stony Brook NCWA Team Finishes in Third
Baldwin Bruins Spring Tournament Series - March 28, April 25, May 16





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Looking to collect any old Section 8 County Wrestling Tournament filled in brackets. If you have been looking to clean out your attic or garage and don't know what to do with your old programs here is the answer. Mail them to Steve Meehan 117 Dale Dr, Oakdale NY 11769 or drop them off @ 117 Dale Dr, Oakdale NY 11769 or give me a call and I'll come pick them up if you have more than a few.



Mission Statement

The Long Island Wrestling Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering, promoting and encouraging the sport of amateur wrestling on Long Island as a means of building character, physical health and well-being, sportsmanship, self-confidence, self-esteem, and positive attitudes about dedication, persistence, intensity and hard work among the younger generation in order to fit them more adequately for their future role in society.

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The Purposes of the Long Island Wrestling Association, Inc.:

To assist young people to compete in the sport of amateur wrestling by sponsoring tournaments and competitions for wrestlers and clinics for wrestlers and coaches.

To assist and facilitate the creation, development and enhancement of youth wrestling programs.

To assist and facilitate the dissemination of information about wrestling events and activities to wrestlers, coaches, parents and fans.

To assist and facilitate the creation of a travel club to allow wrestlers to attend wrestling camps, clinics, competitions and tournaments in other geographic areas.

To assist wrestlers in obtaining USA Wrestling membership cards to allow them to participate in USA Wrestling sponsored events.

To assist and facilitate the creation and development of work programs, summer and part-time internships with various Long Island and New York City corporate sponsors.

To assist and facilitate the creation and development of a foreign student/wrestler exchange program.

To encourage parents and fans to volunteer their time to assist in the development of youth wrestling programs.

To assist and facilitate the dissemination of information to the general public about the sport of wrestling.

To enhance and support media coverage of wrestling events.

To assist Long Island wrestlers in attending the Olympic training camp and in competing on a national and international level.

To offer membership to the general public in the Long Island Wrestling Association, Inc. and to collect membership dues and other contributions from such membership.

To solicit and collect contributions from individuals, groups, business and social organizations, corporations, foundations and governmental entities in order to finance the activities of the corporation.


HS Schedule


Events will remain listed here until individual tournament results are sent to me or dual results are entered in Trackwrestling and sent.

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2020-21

CHSAA Schedule

2 Home Spectators per Match
School's Live Streamed Matches Links Can Be Found By Clicking Here

Day

Date

Time

Away Team Home Team

Sat

6/12

12:00noon

CHSAA State Championship at Iona Prep in New Rochelle

 


Unreported Results


 

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