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Welcome to the all new CNYWRESTLING.COM. Today, we welcome Sections II and X into the CNY family. With this new inclusion, each section wil have their own home page and their own web identity. Sections will no longer be merged into one website, but following the main menu links, you'll find sectional websites with items specific to their seciton - or upstate wrestling in general. Each section will have their own results, schedules, matches of the week, wrestlers of the week, rankings, and yes, forums. This is an exciting opportunity to give a home to sections that did not have a web presence before.

 

In addition to welcoming new sections, you'll find that the team pages have been slightly redesigned to be more mobile device friendly. With increasing numbers of website visitors accessing the website via mobile devices, it became necessary to make it easier to view and navigate on smaller screens. It's still not perfect, but I think considerably easier. You wil also find a new drop-down menu that has removed the javascript requirement. This means it should run just fine on any platform.

 

There are things that will take a while to catch up. Most specifically is the section three tournament archives. The headers and web forms for all archives needs to be changed. However, there's over 1,000 pages in the archives. It will take a while to get to them all. They are readable now, but not pretty to look at. In time, it will all be converted over to the new format.

 

Let's welcome our newest visitors into the CNYWRESTLING family and wish them well.

 

 

xx Hall of Fame
September 24, 2014, 03:09:50 PM by webmstr
NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
MEDAL OF COURAGE AWARD
TOM GREEN

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
NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME
LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
GARY DILLINGHAM

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
HEAD COACHING POSITION AVAILABLE

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.

xx Hudson Valley Challenge - 13th Annual
September 10, 2014, 08:54:56 AM by LCS
On Sunday, October 12th at Port Jervis HS there is a tournament (3rd thru 12th) with a clinic featuring Lou Ruggirello (NCAA All American, 3x NYS Champ) and Jamie Franco (3x NCAA D1 qualifier, NYS Champ).

See the Hudson Valley Challenge page for more information.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 10, 2014, 08:00:39 AM by webmstr
Indian River has openings in the 2014 North Country Invitational Tournament on December 19-20. Full information can be found in the tournament flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Jamee Call at jcall@mail.ircsd.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 09, 2014, 04:39:02 PM by webmstr
Horseheads is looking for teams to fill slots for the Mark Stephens Classic on Dec 5th & 6th this year. First teams to confirm are in, The cost is $350 per team. It is a ten team dual meet tournament. Any questions email wilsones@hotmail.com or call (607) 742-7898. Also you can email Shane Lese at slese18@hotmail.com or call him at (607) 769-5601 ext 1716

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 09, 2014, 08:10:57 AM by webmstr
Fairport has openings for the 1st Annual Fairport Duals on December 12/13. Each team will receive 8 matches. Committed teams so far are Fairport, Victor, Mexico, Clarence and Brockport. If interested please contact Coach Tod Forkey at 585-469-1034 or attforkey@fairport.org

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 09, 2014, 08:08:46 AM by webmstr
Central Valley Academy has openings in the 2015 Leo J. Sammon Tournament. For more information, see the informational flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Bob Bush at RBush@cvalleycsd.org

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 09, 2014, 08:04:56 AM by webmstr
South Jefferson is looking for teams to fill the Spartan Duals on Jan 17th, 2015.  Each team will wrestle 5 dual meets.  Contact John W Babcock at jwbabcock@spartanpride.org. For more information, see the informational flyer.

xx 2014-15 Opening
September 05, 2014, 11:37:22 AM by webmstr
Clarence is looking for a few teams to help fill a 1 day dual meet tournament on December 20th. Contact Coach Jason Chase (585) 303-1735 or jchase@Clarenceschools.org

xx Tournament Opening
September 03, 2014, 07:36:50 AM by webmstr
Cortland is still looking for one or three more teams for the Cortland Duals on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  The format will be either a round robin of six teams or (2) four team pools with crossovers.  Each team will have five matches under either format.

Teams committed to date are Canandaigua, Sidney, Vestal, West Genesee, and Cortland. Please contact Al Lash at alash@twcny.rr.com or (607) 756-7625 if interested.

xx Golf Tournament
September 03, 2014, 07:23:08 AM by webmstr
1st Annual Vestal Supervisors Captain & Crew Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 25
Lunch 11:30-12:30, Shotgun Start 01:00pm

xx Golf Tournament
September 03, 2014, 07:22:49 AM by webmstr
1st Annual Vestal Supervisors Captain & Crew Golf Tournament
Thursday, September 25
Lunch 11:30-12:30, Shotgun Start 01:00pm

xx 2014-15 Opening
August 15, 2014, 02:56:55 PM by webmstr
Cobleskill-Richmondville is looking for two more teams to fill their dual meet tournament on December 20th. This will be a 6-Team Round Robin tournament. If interested please send an email to Justin Kimball (kimballj@crcs.k12.ny.us

xx 2014-15 Opening
August 15, 2014, 08:53:22 AM by webmstr
National Champion Wyoming Seminary has openings in the 2014 Flo-Excalibur Tournament on December 19-20. For full information, see the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Scott Green at sgreen@wyomingseminary.org.

xx 2014-15 Opening
August 15, 2014, 08:48:26 AM by webmstr
Duanesburg has openings in the Duanesburg Duals on December 13th. Six team round robin (large and small schools). If interested, contact Coach Matt Sitors at msitors@yahoo.com.

xx New Website
August 11, 2014, 09:14:11 AM by webmstr
Chenango Valley has a new website. Be sure to bookmark http://chenangovalleywrestling.webs.com/ to keep up on the lateest Warrior happenings.