Long Island Wrestling Association


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Association Office
PO Box 368
Oakdale, NY 11769

Steve Meehan



Lead Stories


April 12, 2014
• Greco-Roman Clinic this Sunday April 13 from 11am-1pm with Olympian Ildar Hafizov from Uzbekistan
• John Gaglione's Wrestler - Power Series #67 Band Neck Good Morning

• 20 Long Island Intensive Camp Challenge - June 30-July 25, 2014
• LI Elite Summer Camp - June 30-July 4, 2014
• LIU Post Summer Camp - July 21-25, 2014
• LI Elite Spring Break Mini Camp - April 14-17, 2014

April 6, 2014

• Freestyle and Greco Qualifiers All Through April - See the Calendar
• PowerMMA Wrestling Club - Garden City - Two FREE Weeks

Tyler Lynde / Ken Lesser Memorial Tournament Results
Commack HS is looking for a 2 day Dual Meet Tournament for 2014-15
Long time wrestling official, Lou Pettinelli, passes Away at 81 on March 25, 2014
Suffolk County Freestyle/Greco Free Training Sites with Valid USAW Card

April 2, 2014
• John Gaglione's Wrestler - Power Series #66 Tall Kneeling Bottoms Up KB Press

March 25, 2014
• Mary Ann Lange Tournament April 26, 2014
• Amityville Has a Coaching Position Open for the 2014-2015 Season

March 20, 2014

• Gotham City Freestyle Duals - April 19, 2014
• VHW Summer Wrestling Camp
• ESPN Covers Every Session, Every Match of NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships

March 19, 2014
• Battle in the Corral - March 16, 2014
• John Gaglione's Wrestler - Power Series #65 Glute Ham Raise

March 17, 2014
• Mahopac Youth Tournament - March 30, 2014

March 16, 2014
• Baldwin Bruins Spring Tournament Series - March 29, April 26, May 31

March 13, 2014
• Columbia Lands First Recruit of 2015, 2x NYS Placewinner, Sam Ward
• The 42nd Annual Donegal Holiday Tournament on Saturday and Sunday December 20-21, 2014 in Mount Joy, PA Has Openings

March 12, 2014
• Regional Training Centers Set Up in Suffolk for Freestyle and Greco-Roman
• John Gaglione's Wrestler - Power Series #64 Bear Crawling and Crab Walking

March 11, 2014
• Holy Trinity HS Has an Opening for a Head Varsity Wrestling Coach
• Battle in the Corral Weigh-in Sites NY-USAW State Youth Folkstyle Championships - March 8-9, 2014

March 7, 2014
• 631 Elite Wrestling Club
• Ascend Wrestling Club Spring Registration Sunday March 9, 2014
• Long Island Elite Wrestling Club

• Jr Journey Wrestling Clinic at Kings Park HS - March 17 - May
• HS Journey Wrestling Clinic at Kings Park HS - March 4 - May

March 6, 2014

NYWAY State Tournament - Onondaga County Community College Syracuse, NY - March 14-16, 2014
• John Gaglione's Wrestler - Power Series #63 Landmines
NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championship Photos

March 5, 2014

Hofstra Heads To EIWA Championships This Weekend
13th Annual New Rochelle Spring Tournament - May 10, 2014
2nd Annual - Jeff Blatnick Memorial Freestyle/Greco-Roman State Qualifier - April 5, 2014


• Island Wide Wrestling Summer Duals at LI Lutheran HS, Brookville, NY - July 12-13, July 19-20, July 26, 2014

March 4, 2014

Wantagh 3-Style Wrestling Club Spring Clinic - March 10 - June 5, 2014

March 3, 2014

Bethpage Youth Tournament - March 1, 2014

More .....








Live To Fight for Jake

Live To Fight for Jake is a fundraiser being held on Sunday, May 4th at MAXUM BJJ, in Bohemia Long Island. 2 year old Jake Staniszewski is fighting rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and sometimes fatal pediatric cancer. Jake's father is Mark Staniszewski, a 4th degree Judo Black Belt and a BJJ Black Belt under Joe Moreira. Jake has already undergone over a year of intense treatment which has cost the Stan family over $150,000.

The all day benefit event is a Wrestling seminar followed by a Gi BJJ Seminar. The Wrestling seminar is from 10AM-12PM and is taught by 5 top instructors; Izzy Medina (2x NYS National Team Member, 10 year head coach at SUNY Maritime) Kenny Foster (2x Georgia State Champion, Pro Bellator Fighter) Jimmy Quinlan (2008 Massachusetts State Champion, NCAA Division III 4x All Conference, TUF and UFC veteran) Eddie "TRUCK" Gordon (2001 Nassau County Champion, Competitor on UFC's TUF Season 19) and Steve Bononno (NYS Champion, 4x Division I Qualifier, NCAA Division I All American)

The Gi BJJ seminar starts at 1PM and is being taught by Jake's father, Mark Staniszewski (1st American to win Pan Ams in BJJ and Judo) 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belts Joe Scarola and Karel "Silver Fox" Pravec, and 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt and former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra.

Tickets are $30 for the Wrestling seminar, $60 for the BJJ seminar or $80 for both. Funds raised from the event will go to Jake and to support LTF's charitable mission.

Click here to view the flyer

For more information please see livetofight.org or contact Kristen at Kristen@LiveToFight.org



This is a great one day football camp held at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.  The camp gets over 300 college coaches conducting position drills.  Rising seniors get number bibs to allow coaches to observe potential recruits.  The best part is that it is a fund raiser for the Lauren's First and Goal Foundation.



Wrestler of the Week: This week’s LIWA wrestler of the week is senior Nick Vines of Wantagh. In Wantagh's run to become the Nassau Dual Meet Champion Nick had 5 victories coming on 3 pins and two decisions with the final decision a 3-1 a sudden victory over MacArthur's Sal Randazzo to help his team to the championship.

Week 7 - Evan Mayer of Comsewogue

Week 6 - Sean Miller of Connetquot

Week 5 - Travis Passaro of Eastport-South Manor

Week 4 - Adrian Berry of Uniondale

Week 3 - James Szymanski of Shoreham-Wading River

Week 2 - Craig Hinrichs of Islip

Week 1 - Sean O'Hagan of Sachem North

Shirts being given out

We will get them to the Wrestlers of the Week as soon as we can.




Updated Oct 21, 2008



Looking to collect any old Section 8 or Section 11 County Wrestling Tournament programs and filled in brackets. Also looking for past NYSPHSAA State Tournament programs and NCAA Wrestling Championship programs. 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 PO Box 368, 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.. (April 7)


Send In Your Digital Photos

The Long Island Wrestling Association would like to publicize your photos on our website. Your photos will appear on our photo page and the picture of the week will be highlighted on the front page. Email your photos as an attachment to rsmeehan1@verizon.net





HS Alumni Nights


HS Schedule

When you see a ? in the list of teams, it means the coach has been asked who is in their tournament and hasn't responded.


Next year will be here before you know it.  Work hard in the off season.




Jenna Burkert
Pursuing an Olympic Dream

To help support Jenna with her Olympic Dream sends checks made out to the Long Island Wrestling Association to Steve Meehan, PO Box 368, Oakdale NY 11769.  Write Jenna Burkert in the memo or include a note saying that is what it is for.



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.

If you think we are heading in the right direction or just enjoy the website please become a member of the Long Island Wrestling Association.  Click here to join!

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.