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Lead Stories

October 27, 2021
Valley Stream Central is looking for 2 more teams to complete the round robin Harold Earl Duals on January 15, 2022

October 26, 2021
• Because of the type of season it was last yeare my Section 8 Division 1 ranking committee is looking for input. Email and pertinent info to section8wrestlingrankings@gmail.com.
Kellenberg Memorial HS is looking for a dual meet tournament the weekend of December 11, 2021

October 25, 2021
South Side Duals has 2 openings for January 29, 2022

October 23, 2021
St. John the Baptist HS, W. Islip, is looking for a tournament opening on Saturday January 15, 2022

October 20, 2021
The Friar Bash at St. Anthony's has openings in both its Varsity and JV tournaments held side by side on December 27, 2021

October 19, 2021
Inaugural Wolverine Wrestling War at Newfield HS - January 30, 2022
One more team is needed for a Multi - Meet at Mineola on Saturday January 15, 2022
Northport is looking for a Middle School Assistant Coach
Patchogue-Medford is looking for a non-league dual on January 5, 2022
Hofstra Announces 2021-22 Captains

October 7, 2021
Sewanhaka West is looking for an individual varsity tournament for the weekend of December 18, 2021 or over Christmas break

October 6, 2021
Comsewogue is looking for a non-league dual meet
Comsewogue has openings in it's dual meet tournament on Saturday November 27, 2021

October 1, 2021
Hampton Bays is looking for two tournaments on either December 18, 2021 or January 15, 2022
Brewster Wrestling is looking for tournaments. Open dates December 11, 2021, January 1, 2022 and January 29, 2022
Manhasset is looking for two teams for its dual tournament on December 18, 2021

September 29, 2021
Northport has an opening on December 11, 2021 for the Northport Duals
Commack is looking for a tournament either January 8, 2022 or January 29, 2022
Northport is looking for a tournament over the Holiday break or on January 22, 2022

September 28, 2021
LIU Wrestling Room Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Barbecue Sponsored by the WIBN on October 10, 2021

September 27, 2021
Bellport is looking for 1-2 teams for the Rick Herrmann Memorial Tournament on December 18, 2021
Wheatley has openings for a JV coach and a Middle School Coach

September 24, 2021
Minisink Valley is looking for 2 more teams for our Jim Wilson Duals on December 18, 2021

September 20, 2021
Patrovich Welcomes Brennan to LIU Wrestling Staff

September 19, 2021
The Uniondale JV Duals has openings on January 8, 2022
The Uniondale Duals has openings on January 15, 2022

September 17, 2021
West Babylon is looking for a lightweight assistant coach for the upcoming season

September 16, 2021
The Gray-Fitzgerald Holiday Tournament at Sayville on December 4, 2021 has 3 Openings

September 15, 2021
Alexandria Viera, a sophomore from Bohemia, wrestling for Bay Shore HS, ranked 20th at 127lbs in the National Girls High School PreSeason Rankings

September 11, 2021
Looking for several people or groups to take on individual ranking for the following Section 8 D1 & D2.

September 8, 2021
The general meeting for NYUSAW Suffolk and Nassau regions will be held this Sunday September 12th at noon at Savage Wrestling Acadamy 402 Oakwood Rd. Huntington. Anthony Cipriano, Suffolk Regional Director
Hofstra Wrestling Announces Coaching Staff Changes

September 7, 2021
Quiet Storm East Wrestling Club Fall Clinic - September 7-November 4, 2021

August 21, 2021
Barn Brothers presents: MATCH-TIMES Wrestling Competition - September 18, 2021

August 12, 2021
Ken Lesser Memorial Summer Heat Tournament Results - August 8, 2021

August 6, 2021
Barn Brothers presents: MATCH-TIMES Wrestling Competition - August 14, 2021

August 5, 2021
Frank J. Benedetto Memorial Takedown Tournament at Pulaski Sports Complex, Riverhead - August 13, 2021 - CANCELLED

July 30, 2021
Jacori Teemer Camp at VHW - August 2-4, 2021

July 25, 2021
Hofstra Announces Eight Incoming Wrestlers

July 19, 2021
Alfred State's Signorelli Announces 2021 Recruiting Class

July 9, 2021
Hofstra Wrestling Ken Lesser Memorial Summer Heat Clinic & Folkstyle Tournament - August 8, 2021

July 6, 2021
Come Pull with Us to Benefit the Special Olympics. Form a Team or Join a Team to Pull a 90,000lb Airplane.

June 25, 2021
No Limits Wrestling Club - Summer sessions starting July 5th

June 23, 2021
The Sachem Wrestling Camp will be having camp registration "At the Door" on Monday morning June 28th. The registration will be in the Sachem North Gym Lobby starting at 8am. The additional "Late Fee" will be $15 per wrestler. NO Exceptions. That will make the tuition for the High school and Middle School Wrestlers $200. The Youth Group will increase to $155 per wrestler. On-line registration will be cut off at 7pm, Sunday June 27th. Click here for the flyer.

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

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Salvatore DiFazio Jr.

Salvatore DiFazio Jr. formerly of Hauppauge, New York and Sunset Beach North Carolina on October 1, 2021 succumbed to Covid-19 in his 88th year. Beloved husband of Mary Lu for 66 years. Devoted father of LISA (Michael), Salvatore Russ (Ellen), Gary (Halina), Dina (Timothy) and Carrie (ROBERT). Also survived by 12 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Salvatore was born on November 17, 1932 in the Bronx New York and resided in his youth in Wantaugh, New York. He was the youngest son of Salvatore and Lucia DiFazio, predeceased by his brother Anthony DiFazio. He was an honorable veteran of the United States Marine Corps, proud graduate of Mepham high school, Ithaca College and Columbia University. Salvatore retired after teaching in Half Hollow Hills high school for 32 years. He successfully coached the varsity wrestling team where he was known as the “father of Half Hollow Hills wrestling“ and was inducted into the national wrestling Hall of Fame in 2013.

Reposing at Moloney‘s Hauppauge Funeral Home
840 Wheeler Rd. (Route 111)
Hauppauge NY, 11788
Sunday, October 17 2 PM to 5 PM

Interment to follow on October 18 at Calverton National Cemetery


Updated Oct 21, 2008



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.

2022 College Wrestling Home Schedule

Hofstra Full Schedule
LIU Full Schedule
Kings Point Full Schedule
Nassau CC Full Schedule

LIU Requires Proof of Vaccination for those 12 Years Old and Over
All Must be Masked

Date Team Time Location
10/24/2021 LIU Wrestle-Offs Noon Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville
10/29/2021 Hofstra Wrestle-Offs 7:00PM David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
12/15/2021 LIU vs Bloomsburg 7:00PM Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville
1/8/2022 Hofstra vs Bucknell 12 Noon David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
  LIU vs Bucknell 3:30PM Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville
1/14/2022 LIU vs University of Buffalo 5:00PM Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville
1/15/2022 Hofstra vs University of Buffalo 1:00PM David S. Mack Physical Ed Center
1/16/2022 Hofstra vs Navy 4:00PM David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
1/22/2022 LIU vs Binghamton TBA Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville
  Hofstra vs Binghamton 3:30PM David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
2/12/2022 LIU vs Brown 12 Noon Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville
  Hofstra vs Harvard 1:00PM David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
  Hofstra vs Sacred Heart 3:00PM David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex
2/19/2022 LIU vs Sacred Heart 1:00PM Pratt Recreation Center, Brookville

HS Alumni/Senior Days/Nights


ELITE YOUTH WRESTLING: Your Blueprint to Helping Your Child Win on the Mat—And in Life
By Daniel Harding Jr.

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