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xx Teaching/Coaching position available
April 13, 2017, 09:57:16 AM by webmstr
Hannibal (Section III) has openings for a science and a social studies teacher at the high school level.  Interested candidates with wrestling coaching experience email Mike Kitts at Mkitts@hannibalcsd.org for more information.

xx USMC Wrestling Leadership Academy
April 13, 2017, 08:58:19 AM by webmstr

The USMC Wrestling Academy combines the rigor of athletic development with the character building of America's finest leaders - The United States Marines. USMC Wrestling Academy events are free to attend and open to 15-19 year olds. If you currently wrestle in high school, this event is ideal for you. You will learn fundamental and technical skill instruction from area coaches and unique leadership training from United States Marines. You will also receive:

  • Free USMC Sports Academy T-shirt
  • Free lunch
  • Event goodie bag

You know how to play, but like many at your level, the difference-maker in your skills will be learning to lead. The leadership principals used by the United States Marines are some of the most effective you will ever learn. You will think of yourself differently and the impact you have on you and your teammates could be dramatic.

Spots are limited so REGISTER NOW!

What to bring:
Each wrestler should be properly dressed in a t-shirt, shorts, wrestling and running shoes, and head gear.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29 at the SRC Arena

Event Website
Mail-In Registration
Online Registration


xx King of the Mat Nationals
April 10, 2017, 09:25:21 AM by webmstr


xx Warrensburgh Scholarship Duals
April 10, 2017, 09:20:37 AM by webmstr
Warrensburgh/Scholarship Duals
Saturday- May 6, 2017
Six Teams, Three Mats,5 Duals
Periods- 2/1.5/1.5
Entry Fee- $ 300 ($20 a wrestler for 5 matches).
Make checks payable to Warrensburgh Scholarship Fund
Wrestling starts at 9:00 am
Honor Weigh-ins, January Weights
We will have extra wrestlers to help fill line-ups. Let us know.
Paid Officials.
Warrensburgh and Saranac and Schenectady are already in.
Contact : Mark Trapasso trapassom@wcsd.org 518-744-7390

Informational Flyer

xx NYS Wrestling Film to Digital
March 30, 2017, 02:09:33 PM by webmstr
Armdrag.com has recently been given film masters of the NYS high school wrestling finals from 1979 - 1999 (plus more from the 1970s as well as a few mystery reels!). This film needs to be converted to digital before it's lost (hopefully we're not already too late).

After shopping around, we found a place outside of Syracuse (Industrial Color Labs) that will do the conversion at a reasonable price.

Please help us raise $1000 to pay for this conversion, and we will upload it to YouTube for all to enjoy.

https://www.gofundme.com/nys-wrestling-film-to-digital

xx 2017-18 Tournament Opening: Fallen Heroes Tournament
March 28, 2017, 07:26:41 AM by webmstr
Canastota has openings in the 2018 Fallen Heroes Tournament on January 6th. If interested in participating, contact Coach John Tyler at jtsteel34@yahoo.com. For more information, see the tournament flyer.

xx Bill Kays Inducted to Hall of Fame
March 28, 2017, 07:19:28 AM by webmstr
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame of the Upstate New York State Chapter would like to announce their new inductees into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, this year's recipients of the Outstanding American Award, and the Medal of Courage. The Upstate New York Chapter is dedicated to the main goals of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame which are (1) recognizing excellence in wrestling in the Upstate New York area; (2) preserving the rich and colorful history of wrestling in New York and (3) inspiring future generations of New Yorkers to participate in one of the oldest and best sports in the world.

This year we take great pride in recognizing the individuals who will be honored on September 17, 2017 at the Double Tree Hotel in East Syracuse, New York.

The individuals who will be receiving the Lifetime Service Award at this occasion are:
  • Wayne Carroll - Section IX Official
  • Steve Fischbein - Monroe-Woodbury High School
  • Robert Gately - Section V - LeRoy High School
  • Rick Gumble - Section IV - Chenango Forks High School
  • William Kays - Section III - Mexico Academy and Central School
  • Brad Penrith - Iowa
In addition, this year the Upstate New York Chapter will present Murry Dimon with the Medal of Courage Award, and Charles Palmer, a chef and hotelier, and Stefan (Steve) Banach, a retired Colonel in the United States Army with our Outstanding American Award.

Robert Koshinski will be presented with the annual Stanbro Media Award for his work promoting wrestling in the Empire State and Carson (Cork) Armstrong will be given the Volunteer Award.

For more on the honorees, see the press release.

xx FLWC Spring Signup
March 21, 2017, 08:13:50 AM by webmstr


xx Shamrock Wrestling Club
March 21, 2017, 08:12:59 AM by webmstr
SHAMROCK WRESTLING CLUB

PRACTICES
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm starting Monday March 6th and contin-uing thru June. Come 15 minutes early to check in, change and help set up the mats. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To be covered by insur-ance while participating in the Club's program, each wrestler must be a member of USA Wrestling. . Your USA Wrestling's annual $40.00 membership fee is included with your club membership

SITES
BGA: Tuesday, Thursday 06:00-07:30
Greene: Monday, Wednesday 06:00-07:30
Waverly: Tuesday, Thursday 06:00-07:30
Corning: Monday, Wednesday 06:00-07:30
Horseheads/Binghamton: Sunday Open Mats


xx Greene's Bob Carlin Tournament Registration Deadline Extended
March 16, 2017, 05:25:38 PM by trojanmama
Due to delays in mail as a result of the storm, the registration deadline for Saturday's Bob Carlin Memorial tournament in Greene, NY has been extended.  Please email your registration to stanfendryk@gmail.com by Friday, March 17th.

xx Dual Meet Tournament Opening: 2018 Corning Duals
March 08, 2017, 08:25:01 AM by webmstr
With the offseason upon us we have started to plan our dual event for next year.  It will be January 13th and we hope to have 8-10 teams attend so that all teams have 5 duals.  We usually have a diverse field of several sections along with one PA team.  In the past we have ranged from state ranked teams attending to less tough teams.  Our goal is to get several Section II, III, IV, V, and VI teams.  I want this event to continue to be one where wrestlers can come and get tough matches against new opponents.  If you have questions please contact Coach Wukovitz at mawukovitz@cppmail.com

xx Rumble in the Valley
March 02, 2017, 08:09:58 AM by webmstr

Newark Valley High School
March 11th

xx Newark Valley Youth Wrestling Tournament
February 23, 2017, 07:02:55 AM by webmstr
Newark Valley Youth Wrestling Tournament is taking individual and team submissions until Friday Evening at 6:00 pm by email : newarkvalleywrestling@gmail.com. Payments can be made at check in. All NYS Certified refs.

xx NYS Tournament Live Broadcast
February 20, 2017, 08:57:45 AM by webmstr

Time Warner Cable Sportschannel will be broadcasting the semifinals (10am) and finals (6pm) live on Saturday. Check your local listings for channel.

For more information, visit the Time Warner Cable Sportscannel website.

xx #8 Cornell Hosts #4 Ohio State
February 15, 2017, 01:55:26 PM by webmstr

Click on image for full flyer

xx Ohio Tournament of Champions
February 15, 2017, 08:41:10 AM by webmstr
2017 Ohio Tournament of Champions - 25th Anniversary

New for 2017: Region Competition - with chance to win up to $2500 cash grant, to help support wrestling in your Region

February 13, 2017

The Ohio Tournament of Champions, considered one of the toughest post season wrestling tournaments in the country, as well as being the largest one day event, will be held at the Columbus Convention Center, in Columbus, OH, on April 22.

This year marks the event’s 25th Anniversary and tournament organizers are expecting 3000 participants. Currently, entries are running at more than 75% ahead of last year’s pace, which saw nearly 2500 entries, and 16 states are already represented.

Registration is currently open, thru April 14, with extended registration closing out on April 16, at http://www.ohiotofc.com  - there will be no entries accepted after after that. Age groups, which are determined by the birth year, range from 8 and under and go thru high school. There is also an Open Division, for those wrestlers that have graduated high school.

Past participants read like a who’s who of wrestling, including: Jon Reader (10X Champion), Logan Stieber (6X Champion), Kyle Dake (1X placer - 4X placer), David Taylor (2X Champion) and Coleman Scott (2X Champion).

Other past competitors have included: Kyle Snyder, Mark Hall (6X Champion), Dean Heil (4X Champion), Anthony Collica (3X Champion), Lance Palmer (3X Champion), Collin Palmer (8X Champion), Zahid Valencia (2X Champion), Luke Pletcher (9X Champion), Cade Olivas (7X Champion), Mark Grey (6X Champion), Eric Tannenbaum (5X Champion), Kaleb Romero (5X Champion), Kenny Courts (5X Champion), Hunter Stieber (5X Champion), Dustin Schlatter (4X Champion), C.P.Schlatter (2X Champion), Austin O'Connor (2X Champion), Yianni Diakomihalis (4X Champion), Michael Poeta (3X Champion), Zeke Moisey (3X Champion), Nathan Tomasello (1X Champion), Jason Tsirtsis (1X Champion), Myles Martin, J. Jaggers (3X Champion) and many others.

While the event is an individual tournament, with awards being given out to the top eight place finishers in each age/weight class, a new twist was added this year - Region Competition.

“Basically, we have divided the United States up into about 40 Regions,” Tournament Chairman Bart Freidenberg said. “When a wrestler registers, he will select the Region that he resides in. The top 25 place finishers, in each Region, will score points for his Region. So, every wrestler is a potential point scorer.”

Freidenberg added that the top five Regions will win cash grants, ranging from $500 to $2500, which will go directly to support wrestling in the winning Regions. “We’ll see how the entries go,” Freidenberg said,” so there may even be additional money allocated to either the top five Regions, or additional placing Regions. We haven’t decided on that part yet.”

With the Region Competition, the event has added a new category of qualification, “Wildcard Entry.” Basically this is just an additional exemption that folks can use to register,” said Freidenberg. “We anticipate that 99 percent, or more, of our entries will have already met some other qualification, to enter. In the past, many folks have met one of the qualifications, or exemptions, but weren’t aware that they had, so they never bothered to enter. This just sort of streamlines things and makes it easier for folks.

Also back is the Club & Team Competition, which is again based on wrestler’s individual place finishes. ”There was a lot of confusion on which Division to enter last year,” Freidenberg said. “This year, the clubs and teams will just pick the Division based on the prize they are hoping to win.” This years prizes range in value from $500-$1500  worth of custom wrestling apparel and gear.

The Tournament has also announced its first two Special Guests for the event: Frank Jasper, who portrayed Shute, in the movie “Vision Quest” and Grayson Russell, who portrayed Texas Ranger in “Talladega Nights” and Fregley in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies. Both will be on hand to sign autographs for all the attendees.

You can follow tournament updates on their Facebook page, at: You can also like the event’s Facebook page, at https://www.facebook.com/ohiotofc/ and the event itself will be streamed live on Flo Wrestling.

xx Gene Mills Eastern Nationals
February 07, 2017, 08:58:00 PM by webmstr
Registration is now open for the Gene Mills Eastern Nationals on April 8th, 2017 at the SRC Arena in Syracuse.

http://www.cnypin2win.com/

xx SWOA Banquet
February 02, 2017, 07:39:41 AM by webmstr

The Syracuse Wrestling Officials Association is celebrating our 60th Anniversary Feb. 18th from 6-10pm. The Banquet is being held at Barbagallo's, 6344 East Molloy Rd in East Syracuse.

It will include a specialty dinner buffet and drinks for $40/person. There are also discounts on the adjoining hotel. Menu and link to reserve rooms are below. If you are interested in attending please call or text Gary Cook at (315) 450-5735 or email ryankali22@hotmail.com.

For more information, see the informational flyer.

xx MounTimPossible
January 27, 2017, 10:46:56 AM by webmstr

Former Fulton Wrestler and cancer survivor Tim Conners is heading up Mount Kilimanjaro this spring!

On May 22nd , 2017, an incredible team will be setting out on a life changing mission to climb the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro. Although summiting this mountain would be an amazing feat for anybody, for 22 year old Timothy Conners it is going to mean so much more not only for him, but the world. At 15 years old a deathly diagnosis of cancer would take so much away from Tim including his ability to walk, but even more than that, his sight. Despite his life circumstances, Tim has continued to fight back against all odds in his life including an experience of heart, lung, and kidney failure that almost took him from this world, and now he wants to give back. Even though Tim is still dealing with issues today from everything he experienced at such a young age including neuropathy in his legs, he wants to continue fighting his uphill battle in life, and that next battle is what we are calling MounTimPossible, and not only involves conquering a mountain, but Tim's goal of raising 500,000 dollars for the organizations that have contributed greatly to his success, and he knows in his heart can do the same for others too.

For more information or to donate to this most worthy cause, please visit his website



xx Winter Brawl Tournament & Team Duals
January 26, 2017, 09:16:59 PM by webmstr
* Accepting registrations and free agents!
Just over a week away!! Wrestling Friends please share with any youth or modified wrestlers and teams who are looking for good competition.

2 days of quality wrestling for all levels. Day 1 is the individual tournament, day 2 the team duals with expert and novice level divisions.  Registrations are filling up and the team competition will be full in both brackets.
Teams will have 5 or more duals, plus be done long before the Super Bowl kicks off that night.  NY, PA, NJ, CT, VT and beyond all welcome. Get signed up today! :

Individual: http://www.nyway.org/event/show/377882499?referrer_id=1292081

Duals: http://www.nyway.org/event/show/377881166

Questions or free agents: Ryan Benjamin (607)280-1542 or email : smoothentcompany@aol.com

xx Dual Meet Tournament Opening: Tamarac Duals
January 18, 2017, 02:53:47 PM by webmstr
Tamarac has an immediate opening in their dual meet tournament this weekend (01/21/17). If interested, contact coach Eric Roadcap at erickroadcap@yahoo.com.

xx Looking for Dual Meet: Corning Hawks
January 16, 2017, 05:35:51 PM by webmstr
Corning is looking for a dual meet before Sectionals.  We would be willing to travel.  Any interested teams please contact mawukovitz@cppmail.com

xx New Photo Gallery: Eastern States Classic
January 15, 2017, 09:15:34 AM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Eastern States Classic

xx Tournament Opening: Commodore Invitational
January 12, 2017, 07:17:12 AM by webmstr
If you were snowed out of a tournament this year, there are still openings in the Commodore Invitational in Vergennes, VT. For more information, see the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Bob Benoure at bobbenoure@gmail.com,

xx Dual Meet Tournament Opening: Warrensburg Snowed Out Duals
January 06, 2017, 02:04:01 PM by webmstr
Did the weather knock you out of one of your tournaments? Warrensburg is trying to fill the void with their own version of the snowed out duals on January 28th. Warrensburg, South Glens Falls, and Saranac have committed to attending. If you would like to help in filling out the field, contact coach Mark Trapasso at trapassom@wcsd.org.