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xx 2014-15 Opening
October 23, 2014, 02:09:38 PM by webmstr
There are several openings in the North Rose-Wolcott JV Wrestling Tournament on December 20th. For more information, consult the flyer. If interested in competing, contact Coach Jerry DeCausemaker at JDecausemaker@nrwcs.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 23, 2014, 02:03:23 PM by webmstr
The Penfield Hunter Tournament has an opening for 1 varsity team December 13th. Contact John Leone if interested 585-750-4540 or JLeone@penfield.edu

xx Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame
October 17, 2014, 10:09:21 AM by webmstr
Nominations are now being accepted for the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2015

If you would like to nominate somebody for induction into this prestigious club, click on over to the nominations page. Please thoroughly read the nomination requirements before submitting someone for nomination. Also, please be as thorough as possible on the nomination form. We do not have the resources to investigate the qualifications of the nominees. You must provide detailed information at the time of nomination.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 16, 2014, 10:25:48 AM by webmstr
Walton (Section IV) has openings in the annual Cuneen-Doane Tournament on December 20th. If interested in participating, contact Coach Paul LeBlanc at pleblanc@waltoncsd.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 15, 2014, 07:56:12 AM by webmstr
Vergennes High School (Vermont) has 2-3 openings in the Bob Benoure Invitational Tournament on January 24th. For more information, consult the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Bob Benoure at bobbenoure@gmail.com.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 15, 2014, 07:45:50 AM by webmstr
Carthage has openings in the 4th Annual Carthage JV Holiday Tournament on January 2nd. Full details can be found here. If interested in participating, contact Coach Don Dorchester at ddorchester@carthagecsd.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 09, 2014, 02:03:13 PM by webmstr
Due to a late change Athens Pa (next to Waverly) has an opening in our varsity Jarvis Wildcat Memorial, individual pooled event on December 13th. Each wrestler gets five matches in one day and we currently have 7 teams from all over Pa (Districts 2, 4, 5, & 9) and 4 from NY (Sections IV, V, & VI). We run a smooth event on 6 mats to keep things moving.
Where: Athens Pa (next to Waverly NY)
What: Individual pooled tournament where each kid gets five matches
When: December 13th
Who: Pa: 2 teams from District 4 AA, 2 teams from district 2 AAA, 1 team from District 2 AA, 1 team District 9 AA, 1 team from District 6 AA
NY: 1 team from section IV D-2, 1 team from section IV D-1, 1 team from section V d-2, 1 team from section VI D-2
Other information: We have 30 kids coming that placed at their state qualifier, 11 state qualifiers, 7 state medalists, 14 PJW state qualifiers (Pennsylvania State Junior High Tournament all divisions in one tournament), 4 PJW state medalists and 1 PJW state champion. As you can see we have quality kids from all over that you will normally not get to see. Let me know if you are interested.
Contact: Jay White jwhite@athensasd.org<mailto:jwhite@athensasd.org> or call 570-888-7766 during the day

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 09, 2014, 02:01:17 PM by webmstr
Unatego has openings in the 2015 Dan Wickham Classic on January 10th. For more information, consult the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Athletic Director Matt Hafele at mhafele@unatego.stier.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 09, 2014, 01:57:18 PM by webmstr
The Lee Van Slyke Duals at Burnt Hills (Section 2) on December 20th has openings for 1-3 more teams. This is a one day dual meet tournament and each team will get 5 duals. Currently registered teams are Noble, ME, Burnt Hills, Lansingburg, Schoharie, Northern Adirondack, Red Hook, and Longwood. For more information, consult the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Steve Jones at sjones@bhbl.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 07, 2014, 02:58:01 PM by webmstr
Victor (Section V) is looking for a tournament on the weekend of January 24th or January 31st. If you have an opening, please contact Coach Craig Kaper at kaperc@victorschools.org

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 07, 2014, 02:55:29 PM by webmstr
Due to Fabius-Pompey dropping wrestling Hannibal has an immediate opening for a dual meet.  If interested contact Mike Kitts at Mkitts@hannibalcsd.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 07, 2014, 02:52:57 PM by webmstr
Minisink Valley in Section 9 is looking for 2 more teams for our Wilson Duals on 12/20. Each team will wrestle 4 dual meets. For more information, contact shendershot@minisink.com

xx 2014-15 Opening
October 06, 2014, 10:31:20 AM by webmstr
Watkins Glen has openings for the 2015 Mike Watson Invitational Wrestling Tournament on January 9-10. For full information, consult the tournament flyer. If interested in participating, contact Athletic Director Rodney Weeden at rweeden@wgcsd.org.

xx Hall of Fame
September 24, 2014, 03:09:50 PM by webmstr

Tom Green began his wrestling career at Weedsport High School where he was a Section III class runner-up at the 132 pound weight class. He continued his wrestling career at Cayuga Community College and wrestled under the tutelage of Dave Adams. Tom placed 2nd at the Region III championships and qualified for the National Junior College Championships both years. In 1986 he matriculated at Cortland State and placed in the New York State Collegiate Championships inthe 142 weight class. While at Cortland, Tom wrestled for Cornell's great Gene Nighman and gives him credit for taking him to the next level of wrestling.

Following his attendance at Cortland, Tom continued with his involvement in wrestling as an official. He had a dual membership in both Section V and Section III. In 1995, he officiated at his first Section V championship finals and continued working the championships for two years. During the 1997 wrestling season Tom was selected to work as an assistant mat official at the Division III NCAA Championships held at Cortland State.

"The Citizen" reporter Jeremy Houghtaling chronicled the events that changed Tom's life forever in his May 74,2014 newspaper article on Tom as the following: Green's life changed forever on May 15, 1997 when a glass tube burst and sprayed potassium hydroxide in Green's face.

Blind from the accident and his face badly burned, Green underwent a series of long surgeries. He needed a procedure to increase the size of his mouth, which healed so small that he couldn't put his thumb in. There was also a comea transplant, as well as another surgery that required a donation from his brother, that helped him regain some of his sight. It is still a constant struggle, Green has endured more than 40 surgeries in Syracuse or Cincinnati, with the latest being early this month. He has had stem cells put in his eyes, reconstructive retinal surgery and a synthetic cornea implant. His ocular tube eroded through his eye, which will require yet another surgery. With the help of his wife, Mary and his two sons, Caleb and Cormac, Tom has remained courageous and positive. He is a true inspiration.

A year after the initial surgeries and procedures, Tom returned to Port Byron to help coach wrestling. He resurrected a team that had five wrestlers into a Patriot League powerhouse in a few short years. His teams have won three straight Patriot League titles, have sent four wrestlers to the states and have had an athlete reach 100 career wins in each of the last four years. In addition, Tom has received the Patriot League coach of the year award the last four years.

Tom has been particularly proud of the achievement of his two sons, Caleb had a 100 win career and went on to wrestle at Niagara County Community College. He has also been involved in coaching wrestling in the area and was the modified coach at Auburn last year. His son, Cormac, broke 100 wins in his junior year and went on to set the school record with 179 career wins. This year he placed 6th atthe states and was named the "Outstanding Wrestler in the Citizen Press" area the last two years.

Mary Green, his wife, stated, "I don't know where he would have been if he was not involved in wrestling ... he loves every minutes of it." It is with great honor and admiration that the Upstate NewYork Chapter ofthe National Wrestling Hall of Fame awards Tom Green the Medal of Courage.

xx Hall of Fame
September 24, 2014, 03:09:26 PM by webmstr

Following a high school athletic Qareer at Cortland High School where Gary participated in three sports, football, wrestling and ffack, Gary elected to join the Navy to serve his country. Upon leaving the armed service, he continued his education at Cortland State where he enjoyed a successful athletic career in football, wrestling and track. However, it was wrestling th at Gary committed to excel in and have an outstanding career. During his collegiate wrestling years, under the tutelage of legendary coach Dave Miller, Gary wrestled with several Hall of Famers including Frank "Butch" Mallard, Jack LaBombard, Elmer Ackley, Al Sheer and Leo Johnson. The Cortland Red Dragons were considered the team to beat in the conference at that time. In 1961 Gary flnished 2nd for the Red Dragons at the SLNrY wrestling championships and returned in 1962 to cap off his career by winning the conference championship.

After graduation, Gary started coaching at Cortland High School and resurrected a 1-13 team into two sectional championship teams in 1967 atd 1969. He lost the 1968 sectional championship by one point when one of his wrestlers missed weight by just 1/4 of a pound. "Di11", as he has is known in Cortland and the wrestling communiry has helped to develop many other championship teams in both Section III and Section IV. His teams have won league championships in both the CNYCL and STAC conferences. He has guided three wrestlers, Larry Hinkle, Charlie Wright and John Kaminsky, to the runner-up position in the New York State championship and has produced several state placers including Dick Meldrim, who is now the President of the New York State Wrestling Officials Association. During his coaching career he developed 15 sectional champions and numerous other tournament champions.

Gary has pointed out two highlights in his illustrious coaching career. The first being in 1972 when his Cortland Purple Tigers tied Union-Endicott, who were ranked number 1 in the state at the time, for the STAC League Championship. It was an especially gratifying accomplishment because the championships were being contested at Union-Endicott and his good friend Frank Sorochinsky was the opposing coach. Then in January of 1973 the Purple Tigers traveled to Peru and were able to snap Peru's consecutive dual meet victory streak at l25. Gary's team won a well-earned one point victory at Peru which was considered one of the most difficult places in the state to win at. In addition to these and many other highlights he was inducted into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1999.

Since his retirement from teaching and being the wrestling coach at Cortland, Gary has been very active in volunteering at many activities in the community. He served as a volunteer wrestling coach, a driver for the Disabled American Veterans, worked with the American Cancer Society and during the holiday season is a bell-ringer for the SalvationArmy. Gary's commitment to the community is exemplary.

Dick Meldrim stated the following about Gary "Although his personal success is great, it is his dedication to his athletes as a coach that shines brightest in my memory ... he expected the best from us, on and offthe mat." No higher praise could be spoken about a coach. It is with gteathonor that the New York Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame presents the Lifetime Service Award to Coach Gary Dillingham.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 24, 2014, 10:29:35 AM by webmstr
Dual Meet opportunity @ Cornell University January 10th 2015
Midlakes Varsity Wrestling team is looking for a team to wrestle a dual meet match on January 10th 2015 prior to the Cornell VS Missouri dual meet. If you are interested please contact coach Steve Howcrowft at showcroft@midlakes.org ASAP.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 22, 2014, 10:52:46 AM by webmstr
Vernon-Verona-Sherrill has openings in the 18th Annual George Jones Novice Scholarship Scrimmage. This scrimmage does not count as points against your wrestlers and each wrestler should get 2-4 matches (at least). Weigh-ins are at 7:30 and the competition starts with an informative referees clinic at 8:30. First whistle for wrestling is at 9:30. For full information, consult the tournament flyer. If you are interested in participating, contact Coach Mark Peavey at mpeavey@vvsschools.org.

xx Head Coaching Position Available
September 22, 2014, 10:45:55 AM by webmstr

After a one year varsity hiatus, Jordan-Elbridge is back at the varsity level for 2014-15. The Eagles have opened a seach for the next head coach to lead them back to prominence. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Coach Kurt Alpha at kurtalpha@yahoo.com or 560-7044.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 19, 2014, 03:21:39 PM by webmstr
Churchville has openings in the 33rd Annual DeMeco-Trainor team duals December 13th. If interested in competing, contact coach Justin Raines at JustinRaines@cccsd.org

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 15, 2014, 10:44:33 AM by webmstr
Chttenango is looking for two teams to fill out the field at the Chittenango Duals on December 6th. If interested in participating, contact Coach Curt Kielbasa at ckielbasa@chittenangoschools.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 15, 2014, 10:42:59 AM by webmstr
Cato Meridian is looking for 3 teams for its one day dual meet tournament on Dec. 6, 2014.  Committed teams are Baldwinsville ( B team) and Irondeqouit.  Each team will get 5 duals with team trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and each team will get an MOW trophy to be selected by the coach.  Tournament is usually done by 4pm.  If interested, contact Dan Butler at daniel_butler@auburn.cnyric.org

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 12, 2014, 08:25:28 AM by webmstr
Midlakes has openings in the Midlakes Duals on January 3rd. For full details, see the tournament flyer. If interested in participating, contact David Peacock at peacockdavid21@me.com

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 10, 2014, 03:14:12 PM by webmstr
Otselic Valley is looking for one more team to compete in the Viking Duals on December 13th. Teams committed include Otselic Valley (Sec. 3), Homer (Sec. 3), BGAH (Sec. 4), Oxford Academy (Sec. 4), and Windsor (Sec. 4). You will get 5 matches. If interested, please contact Greg Winn at gwinn@ovcs.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 10, 2014, 03:12:33 PM by webmstr
Batavia has openings in the 41st Annual Batavia Christmas Tournament on December 13th. Full details can be found in the tournament flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Rick Stewart at allstarfence2005@yahoo.com.