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Oakdale, NY 11769

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Lead Stories


November 24, 2014
• Joe Russ wins NYS Collegiate Championship and MOW
• Three Take Titles As Hofstra Places Second At The NYS Championships
• 12th Annual Massapequa Youth Wrestling Tournament. Bantam, Intermediate, Novice & Schoolboy January 18, 2015
• Matthew P. Sapolin Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament - K-8th at Islip January 18, 2015 Flyer, Coaches Reg Form

November 21, 2014

• LIU Post Wrestling Makes Return With 47-3 Drubbing of Stony Brook
• 12 Annual Journeymen/Asics Northeast College Duals, High School All-Star Exhibition, Youth Scrap & Scramble Duals
• Hofstra To Compete In The New York State Championships Sunday
• Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 11-21-14

November 20, 2014

• RaZor Wrestling Club Winter Clinic at Ward Melville HS - November 20-February 26
• Herricks HS (Section 8) is Looking for Two More Teams in its New Years Tournament on Saturday, January 10, 2015
• Herricks HS (Section 8) Has an Opening in its Highlander Tournament on Saturday, January 24, 2015

November 19, 2014

• North Babylon HS is Looking for a Non League Match in Nassau or Suffolk
• Hofstra Falls On The Road To Undefeated Rutgers
• 8th Annual Island Trees Jr.Ted Petersen Tournament at Island Trees - Bantam-Schoolboy January 4, 2015
• Mary Ann Lange Tournament March 28, 2015
• Longwood Jr High Tournament March 28, 2015

November 17, 2014
• Northeast College Duals Come to Troy NY Saturday November 29, 2014

November 11, 2014

• North Babylon HS has Room for One More Team for the North Babylon Holiday Tournament on Saturday December 20, 2014

November 10, 2014

• St. Anthony's is hosting a JV Holiday Tournament on Monday, December 29, 2014 and Needs a Few More Teams
• The Glen Cove Cup Round Robin Tournament Has an Opening on Saturday January 10, 2015

November 5, 2014

• NYWAY LI Kickoff and NUWAY National Duals Team Qualifier - December 7, 2014 - Flyer Added - Online Registration Now Open
• Joe Chaloupka Youth Tournament at Plainedge HS - December 21, 2014
• Hofstra Begins EIWA Season at Lehigh Tomorrow

November 3, 2014

• Hofstra Rallies For 17-16 Win In Papadatos' Debut
• Surprise 80th birthday for coach Jumper Leggio this Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 2-6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fifth Avenue in Bay Shore, N.Y.  All are welcome. There is a charge of $20.00 which includes, food, beer, wine, soda, and a gift. If interested, please call Guy and Maryann Leggio at 631-665-7509.

October 28, 2014

• Patchogue-Medford HS is Looking for Teams for the Raider Invitational on December 30, 2014
• Rocky Point Elite Eagles Youth Wrestling Team Fundraiser November 15, 2014

October 23, 2014

• The Race to Nowhere in Youth Sports

October 22, 2014

• Hofstra Wrestle-offs Tonight at 7PM in the Mack Arena, Admission is FREE.  Check out the matchups
• St. Anthony's HS is Looking for Two Teams for a Quad/Tri Meet with Monsignor Farrell on January 24, 2015
• Nassau County Police Medic Association Pro Wrestling Fund Raiser at Bethpage HS October 25, 2014
• Shaun Lally Name Head Wrestling Coach at DIII Muhlenberg College
• UFC champ Chris Weidman surprises students at Baldwin pep rally
• UFC fighter a hero to 94-year-old Dix Hills woman

October 19, 2014
• Kings Park HS has an Opening in their Kings Park Classic Dual Meet Tournament on December 19-20, 2014
• Cold Spring Harbor HS is Looking for an Experienced JV Coach

October 15, 2014

• The Teeth of The Dog Youth Wrestling Club is looking for duel meets (home or away) in Dec, Jan and Feb. Ages K-8. If interested send email to Get2Miked@aol.com
• Commack Needs One More Team for the Commack Duals on January 10, 2015

October 13, 2014

• Scholarship in Memory of Willie Gadson Started at Nassau Community College
• Newfield HS is Looking for 2 Non League Dual Meets
• Newfield HS is Looking for a JV Head Coach, also in Need of an Assistant Middle School Coach
• Save 10% On Platinum Gloves November 1st MMA Show at the Sports Arena in St. James by Using Promo Code LIWA10

October 10, 2014

• Jericho HS has an Opening in the Jericho Cup Tournament on Saturday December 20, 2014
• South Side HS is Looking for One or Two Teams for the Frank Giampaolo Tournament on December 20, 2014
• Long Island Challenge Held at MacArthur HS is Looking for 1 More Team for Monday, December 29, 2014 Due to a Team Dropping Out
• Due to a Last Minute Schedule Change West Islip has been Forced to Change the Date of their West Islip Duals to January 3, 2015 and are Looking for Two More Teams
• South Side HS is Looking for 3 Teams for the South Side Duals Held on January 10, 2015
• Section 8 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking Updated as of 10-10-14
• East Coast MMA Fight Shop Now Carries Wrestling Shoes

October 8, 2014

• Herricks HS (Section 8) Has an Opening in its 43rd Annual Herricks Invitational Tournament on Saturday, December 6, 2014
• Xaverian HS Has 2 Openings for Xaverian’s Clipper Classic Wrestling Tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014
• Wantagh HS is Looking for 2 Teams to Wrestle in the David Bloom Memorial Duals on December 20, 2014
• Seaford HS is Looking for a Dual Meet on One of the Following Dates: January 3, 2015, January 6, 2015, or January 7, 2015
• Section 8 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 10-7-14
• Section 8 D1 Pre-Season Dual Meet Team Ranking as of 10-7-14
• Tommy Dutton of Rocky Point HS On His Way to Harvard Next Year

October 3, 2014
• Eastport-South Manor is Looking for a Tournament Opening on January 3, 2015

October 2, 2014

• James Szymanski (Shoreham-Wading River) has committed to attend UNC Chapel Hill next year. James will compete for the Tar Heels in 2015-16.
• Mike D'Angelo has committed to Princeton University for next year
• NYWAY-LI KickOff Challenge & National Team Qualifier - December 7, 2014
• Smithtown Has Openings in Their Tournament on January 10, 2015
• Island Trees Youth Wrestling 1st Annual Youth Dual Meet Tournament - January 31, 2015

September 29, 2014

• Saint Joseph by the Sea (CHSAA-Staten Island) is looking for non league dual meets in December and January
• Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Dual Meet Team Ranking as of 9-26-14
• Busy recruiting year for U.S. women’s college wrestling programs

September 24, 2014

• Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 9-24-14
• Nassau Community College Pre-Season Wrestling Clinic Fundraiser Postponed to a later date
• East Coast MMA Fight Shop Now Sells Wrestling Shoes

September 22, 2014

• Cowboys Land Top Prospect Piccininni
• Wrestler of the Week: Arajau Leads Strong NY Showing

September 18, 2014

• East Islip Kid Tournament - K-8th - January 11, 2015
• St. Patricks Day Youth Wrestling Festival at Walt Whitman - March 14, 2015
• Papadatos Announces 2014-15 Hofstra Schedule
• New recruit Connor Watson looking to do big things for Stony Brook Wrestling

September 17, 2014

• Bethpage Youth Tournament - Bantam through Schoolboy Divisions - January 25, 2015

September 16, 2014

• Lindenhurst HS has an Opening in their Individual Tournament on January 10, 2015
• Comsewogue HS is Looking for Two Teams for their Comsewogue Duals on January 10, 2015
• Lindenhurst HS is Looking for 4 or 5 Teams for an Individual Round Robin Tournament on January 24, 2015
• Glen Cove HS has an Opening for an Assistant Varsity Coach
• Ascend Fall Clinic Featuring Penn State NCAA Champions Sanshiro Abe & John Hughes - October 11-12, 2014

September 10, 2014

• Fairport HS, Section 5, is Hosting a Two Day Dual Meet Tournament on December 12-13, 2014 and Has Openings
• Pine Bush HS (Section 9) is Looking for Teams for Our 10 Team Round Robin Tournament on December 12-13, 2014
• Three Hofstra Wrestlers Ranked In AWP Preseason Poll

September 8, 2014

• The Donnelly family has informed us that Donny Donnelly will be attending and wrestling for Columbia University in the fall of 2015.  Congratulations Donny and family.
• Jake Patacsil Named Hofstra Assistant Coach

September 5, 2014
• Chambersburg, PA wrestling will be hosting a 32 team individual High school tournament on December 27 & 28, 2014
• 2014 World Championships Broadcast Schedule

September 4, 2014
• Journey Wrestling Club Fall Clinic - September 9-November 13, 2015

September 2, 2014
• RaZor Wrestling Club Fall Clinic at Ward Melville HS - September 8-November 17

More .....








College Schedule

Sat Nov 29 9:30AM - Northeast Duals at Hudson Valley CC, Troy NY - Hofstra, LIU Post and Nassau CC competing

Sat Dec 6 9AM - LIU Post & Stony Brook at NYU vs NYU & Hunter

Sat Dec 13 11AM - Mariner Duals at USMMA Kings Point with LIU Post

Sun Dec 21 Grapple at the Garden
      8AM -
Stony Brook vs Montclair State,
                LIU Post vs Minnesota State Moorhead
     10AM - Hofstra vs Maryland
     Noon - Hofstra vs Bucknell

Sat Jan 3 9AM - Long Island Open @ Nassau CC

Sun Jan 11 1PM - Oklahoma @ Hofstra (Mack Arena)

Wed Jan 14 7PM - Stevens Institute @ USMMA Kings Point

Fri Jan 16 6:30PM - Binghamton vs Hofstra at NYAC

Sat Jan 17 11AM - Camden CC @ Nassau CC

Sat Jan 17 11AM - McDaniel College, Washington & Lee, and Mount St Vincent  @ USMMA Kings Point

Sun Jan 18 Noon - Seton Hill @ LIU Post

Sat Jan 31 10AM - Sullivan CC & Cortland @ Nassau CC

Sun Feb 1 1PM - Rider @ Hofstra (Phys Ed Center, Old Gym)

Sat Feb 7 Noon - Cornell @ Hofstra (Phys Ed Center, Old Gym)

Sat Feb 7 9:30AM - All Academy Championships @ USMMA Kings Point

Thur Feb 12 7PM - East Stroudsburg @ LIU Post

Sat Feb 21 6PM - Cortland (NCWA) @ Stony Brook (Senior Night)

Sun Feb 22 Noon - Virginia Tech vs Hofstra (Phys Ed Center, Old Gym)



2014-15 Wrestler of the Week

Wrestler of the Week: Each week of the season that competition takes place we will attempt to name a Wrestler of the Week.  You can send your nominations with detailed reasons for your nomination to WOW@longislandwrestling.org.

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


Holiday Weekend Events
Presented by Journeymen Wrestling

Northeast Collegiate Duals

Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY

Saturday November 29, 2014


Click here for team mats and schedule


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.


Sat Nov 29

9:00AM Knights Classic at Uniondale

(Cold Spring Harbor,

Island Trees, Uniondale A, Uniondale B, VS South, Westbury, Yonkers-Sec 1)

10:00AM Plainview JFK at Oceanside

10:00AM Herricks Tournament (Comm Ctr)



Tue Dec 2

6:00PM Cold Spring Harbor at Hicksville


Wed Dec 3

4:30PM Calhoun at Glen Cove  

4:30PM Locust Valley at Division

5:00PM Westbury at Port Washington

6:30PM Manhasset at MacArthur

6:30PM Roslyn at Calrle Place/Wheatley

6:30PM VS North at Jericho

7:00PM Kellenberg at Bellmore JFK


Fri Dec 5

7:00PM Baldwin at Cold Spring Harbor


Sat Dec 6

9:00AM Battle at the Beach at Long Beach

(Brooklyn International-PSAL, Brooklyn Tech-PSAL, Clarke, Clarkstown South-Sec 1, Eagle Academy-PSAL, East Meadow, Hewlett, Hillcrest-PSAL, Kellenberg, Long Beach, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Oceanside, South Side, Syosset, Wantagh, Wingate-PSAL)

9:00AM Herricks Tournament


9:00AM Manhasset Invitational

(Cold Spring Harbor, Farmingdale, Garden City, GN North, Grand Street Campus-PSAL, Hempstead, Hicksville, Jericho, Manhasset, North Shore, Roosevelt, Roslyn, Seaford)

9:00AM MacArthur Tournament


10:00AM Hank Parris Memorial Tournament at Bethpage

(Bethpage, Calhoun, Carle Place/Wheatley, Freeport, GN South, Locust Valley, Mineola, Oyster Bay, Plainedge, Plainview JFK, Port Washington)





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.