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Welcome to the Tappan Zee Wrestling site!

This is the central place of communication for our team this season. On this site, you'll find the team roster with the varsity weight classes.    You'll also be able to post pictures and videos to share with other parents. All you need is an email address and a password to be able to access and order pictures.  The nice thing with Shutterfly is that you are able to order pictures online but pick them up at Target if you do not want to have them shipped.


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Weekly updates

Manni voted Wrestler of the Year

Congrats to Mike Mani who was just voted the Journal News wrestler of the year. http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/wrestling/2014/04/17/mike-manni-tappan-zee-rockland-wrestler-year/7850787/

Changes to Section One

They are planning on restructuring Section One 

for next year. Could mean more travel time for 

TZ wrestlers. Read more on LOHUD.

Important Parent Meeting



Parents meeting immediately following the home match Thursday, 12/19/2013. Please encourage all parents to attend even if they are not planning on going to the match. We need a ton of help to run the County Tournament again this year.

LOHUD Interview with Peter Dene

Team preview: Tappan Zee

19 November 2013, 4:06 pm by in Team preview - 1 Comment

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You can call Tappan Zee the king of the big men. Not only did the Dutchmen produce champions in the 220 and 285 pound weight classes last season, but both are back this year as seniors. Mike Manni (pictured above) and John Hartnett will provide coach Peter Dene with two huge weapons up top, and give TZ a great chance to have multiple section champs once again. That will bode well in a tournament setting, but the rest of the Dutchmen lineup was hit pretty hard by graduation. The true test this season will be if TZ can put out a quality wrestler from top-to-bottom in dual meets, and I wouldn’t put it past them. Dene has developed a winning program since coming aboard, and looks to have his team in position for another top 10 finish this season.

Here are Dene’s words:

How did your team do last season? Tappan Zee finished last season with a 9-6 dual meet record and placed fifth in Section 1.

Who are your top returning wrestlers? Top returners include John Hartnett (220 Section champ) and Mike Manni (285 two-time County champ, Section champ and All-state, 5th place).

Who are the top wrestlers that you lost to graduation? We lost section finalist Desmond Djekovic (152) and assistant coach Charlie Garcia. Also several starting seniors like Kurt Romano, Billy Madigan and Sergei Meyer.

What is the biggest strength of your lineup? Biggest strengths are Hartnett/Manni at the top of the lineup. Also, senior Noah Hovde should have a breakthrough season.

What is your main area of concern entering the season? Areas of concern are filling in the weights that are vacant due to graduations.

Which team(s) is your biggest rival? I’d say Nanuet and Pearl River are our biggest rivals, they are neighboring towns and are in our league. We have traded victories with both teams in the past few years.

Will you host any tournaments this season? Tappan Zee hosts the Rockland County Championships on Feb. 1st, 2014.

Do you have any team goals? Goals include improving our standing in Rockland, having a winning dual meet season and qualifying as many wrestlers as possible for the section tournament in February.

Tournament / Summer Camp

There is a tournament coming up in May, anyone who would like to participate please fill out the registration and send it in. 

12th Annual New Rochelle Spring Wrestling Tournament
http://longislandwrestling.org/liwa/fsgrfk/flyers/2013NewRochelle.pdf
Place: New Rochelle High School, 265 Clove Rd. New Rochelle, NY 10801
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Participants: Open to all – ages 10 and under through high school
Entry Fee: $20.00 if postmarked by April 26, 2013. $30.00 (cash) for walk-in registrations.
*Parents are responsible registering for the tournament and transportation to and from New Rochelle High School.

It is time to start think about summer training. TZ Wrestling has been attending the Cornell Wrestling camp for several years.
Cornell Team Camp June 23-27. The camp is $479.
There is an Early Registration Discount. Register by April 15 and receive a $40 discount! Enter "EARLYBIRD" when prompted for a Promo Code.
Please follow the link then select TEAM CAMP to register, choose June 23-27.
http://www.athletics.cornell.edu/wrestling/Dates.htm


Thanks Maureen

TEAM PARTY

Team Party: Wednesday March 13, 6-9pm @ the Irish Cultural Center Blauvelt NY. There was some confusion about the date and location. If you can please make sure everyone knows the correct date and place that would be great. ~Mrs. Henry

Team Party

The team party will be held on Wednesday March 13 from 6-9 at the Irish Cultural Center in Blauvelt. The wrestlers are free. Parents and family members are welcome to attend. One person extra will be $20 and $35 for a family. Please let me know if your son is coming and how many extra people are attending.

Meet the Champs: John Hartnett

If we were to give out an award for most improved wrestler, Tappan Zee’s John Hartnett would be one of the leading candidates. The Dutchmen’s 220-pounder wasn’t someone who was looked at as a major section title contender entering the season, but he forced his way into the conversation with big win after big win. After losing to his eventual finals opponent Trent Lofaro of Ossining at the Beacon tourney, Hartnett took advantage of another shot with a convincing 7-1 decision over Lofaro in the Division 1 finals. With both Hartnett and fellow junior Mike Manni (the section champ at 285) coming back next season, TZ is set up extremely well up top.


Year: Junior


Weight class: 220 in D1


How many years have you been wrestling for? Five years.


Is this your first section title? Yes.


Describe what was going through your head when the referee raised your hand after the finals: I was really happy that I won and very grateful to coach (Peter) Dene and his friend Matt Hominic, who helped me out a lot. Also to Tim Coyne, who practiced with me whenever he could.


What was the most difficult obstacle that you had to overcome this season? Balancing sports and school.


What area do you feel that you’ve improved in the most over the course of the season? Strength.

What are some of your favorite things to do outside of wrestling? Cross-country, spring track, watching Netflix and playing video games.


What is playing in your headphones while you get ready for a match? Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, and Irish jigs and reels.


What is your favorite TV show? Sons of Anarchy and Dragonball Z.


Name one thing that’s interesting about you that people may not know about: I have dyslexia and I could not read until I was in the fifth grade. Also, I have known Mike Manni, my good friend, teammate and wrestling partner, since we were toddlers. We have been wrestling partners since seventh grade.

Section 1 Finals

Billy Madigan 6th Place
Desmond Djekovic 2nd Place
John Hartnett 1st Place
Mike Manni 1st Place

Congrats to all the TZ wrestlers and good luck to Mike and John at the state championship.

Desmond Djekovic - 100 Wins

Desmond got his 100 win at Beacon today. The entire team is so happy for him!

Tappan Zee’s Desmond Djekovic earned his 100th win after defeating Kingston’s Dwayne Richards 13-5 in the 152 final. The achievement is even more incredible when you consider he had only seven wins as a freshman. http://wrestling.lohudblogs.com/

Congrats to Desmond Djekovic, Scolar Athlete

Scolar Athlete - Desmond Djekovic. Through the first half of the season, Tappan Zee senior Desmond Djekovic has been dominating the Rockland wrestling circuit.

After wins at the North Rockland, Irvington, and Pearl River tournaments, the latter of which he was named “Most Outstanding Wrestler,” and a 22-1 start to the season as of Jan. 6, Djekovic has been named the Journal News Rockland scholar-athlete of the week.

Djekovic suffered his only loss of the season at last week’s Shoreline Classic at New Rochelle to an all too familiar face.

Mamaroneck’s Ben Miller, the same guy who defeated Djekovic at the section tournament last year, defeated the Dutchman in a 6-3 decision.

“It was a good match,” Djekovic said of his rematch with Miller. “There was a lot of scrambling. I’ll just have to bounce back from it.”

The four-year varsity standout will have much to look forward this season, as he sits just seven wins shy of his elusive 100th varsity victory.

“It’s a great accomplishment,” he said. “I never pictured it happening — it should be exciting.”

A two-sport captain in both wrestling and football, Djekovic does what he can to be a positive role model for younger athletes.

Between coaching youth teams for both sports, and his work with the Heroes and Cool Kids Youth Program at Tappan Zee, Djekovic is also a member of Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse.

“I really support (those programs),” he said. “I enjoy (fighting) against drug abuse.”

Djekovic is also doing his part to set a good example in the classroom, carrying a 95.12 average despite a heavy course load that includes classes like AP Psychology and AP Spanish 5.

With an acceptance to the University of Albany’s business program already in, Djekovic hopes more good news is on the way. As of Jan. 6, the senior has applied to Penn State, Rutgers, Fordham, Buffalo, and Binghamton, his top choice.

Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting after the Home Match on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Hope you can all make it. Thanks!

Cornell Camp

The team is planning on attending the Cornell Wrestling Camp. To register go to: http://www.athletics.cornell.edu/wrestling/Register.htm 

Info:

Wrestling Team Concept - Week 1 

When: Jun 24-28, 2012

Created for teams that desire summer dual-meet competition, our Team Camps have been developed to maximize learning while providing an opportunity to compete in many meaningful live matches. We use proven drilling and instructional methods in conjunction with live wrestling, in the form of team vs. team dual-meet competition, to help developer champions. Our coaches will direct individual dual meets and critique individual and team performance. The team camp features an hour of instruction followed by a dual meet during each of the morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Evening sessions will also include review and work on weaknesses. We welcome requests for specialized instruction! One coach for every 10 wrestlers can attend for free when assisting as a camp counselor. Last year, teams from NY, NJ, PA, MD, VT, FL, LA, VA, CT, MA, ME and OH faced each other in dual meets.

This program is only available to participants who meet the following requirements:
Gender: Coed
Ages: 10-19

Ages: 10-19


Pearl River Tournament

WAY TO GO TIM!! Nice win for 1st place against Irvington.

Nice job to all the boys for having the courage, strength and knowledge to get out there on the mat. Have a good day off from practice today boys, I'm sure coach will run you hard on Thursday.

 

Happy New Year.

Pearl River Tournament

GO TZ!! The parking Lot at the Pearl Rivr HS is a mess! Be careful, especially at the entrance.

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Westchester/Putnam all-stars: Ossining’s Alex Delacruz matures and overcomes

They say staying on top once you’ve reached the pinnacle of your sport is often more difficult than it was to get there in the first place, and Ossining senior Alex Delacruz found that out this season. A state champ as a junior, the 126-pounder suffered a right knee injury... Read More →

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Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it

Around the Tappan Zee wrestling room, senior Mike Manni isn’t referred to as a three-time Rockland county champ, a two-time Section 1 champ, or even a state finalist. He’s known simply as, “The Mayor.” “They call him, ‘The Mayor,’ and I call him, ‘The Role Model,’ ” TZ coach Peter... Read More →

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Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars

Our all-star announcements will be coming out in Friday’s edition of The Journal News, but the Poughkeepsie Journal just ran theirs. While we’ll name a wrestler of the year for Westchester/Putnam and Rockland, PoJo’s award basically goes to the Dutchess wrestler of the year. They had an extremely tough call... Read More →

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Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year?

For our final LoHud Wrestling postseason award poll of the season, I want to know who you think deserves to be The Journal News coach of the year for Westchester/Putnam. Your choice in Rockland was Tappan Zee’s Peter Dene, who received 40.83 percent of the vote. There are many more... Read More →

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NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American

In his first crack at the NCAA Division 1 Championships, Somers grad Brian Realbuto made his presence felt. The 157-pound Cornell freshman took sixth in his weight class to earn All-American honors, pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament on Friday in the quarterfinals. Matched up with... Read More →

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Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year?

The Westchester/Putnam player of the year poll has concluded, with Brewster’s Gino Gioielli surging late to take 47.59 percent of the vote. Now that we’ve asked about wrestlers of the year from both sides of the year, it’s time to move onto the coaching awards. Per usual, I don’t have... Read More →

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NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157

The seeds for the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships were announced on Wednesday night, and there are a few locals to keep your eye on in the brackets when the tournament kicks off on March 20 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Somers grad Brian Realbuto, who is currently wrestling in his... Read More →

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Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year?

Apparently, North Rockland’s Blaise Benderoth is a pretty popular guy, because he ran away with the poll for Rockland wrestler of the year, finishing up with over 63 percent of the vote. Now, I want to know who you think should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year. You guys... Read More →

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Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress

As many of you already know, this past season was Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino’s last at the helm. Since I took over this beat four years ago, Eric has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. He has a passion for the sport, great organizational skills, and really stays... Read More →

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Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year?

Still feeling that post-states hangover? Haven’t had your wrestling fix yet? Well, not to worry, because we still have plenty of coverage coming your way. I’m working on my look ahead to next season, which will breakdown which teams look to be the strongest for 2014-15 and who the top... Read More →

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States: Championship thoughts

For the first time since I began covering wrestling four years ago, there were no state champs from Section 1. Yet, in many ways, I could argue that this was one of the stronger overall Division 1 teams that the section has sent to Albany since I’ve been around. Section... Read More →

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Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states

I’m going to take a much-needed recovery day today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more reaction from a wild weekend in Albany. For now, I wanted to leave you with Dan Pietrafesa’s story from the Poughkeepsie Journal, which covers the four All-State wrestlers from Dutchess county. ALBANY—Brett Perry and... Read More →

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States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos)

ALBANY —There was a time in Alex Delacruz’s life when he had a tough time handling a loss. When you have the type of ability that Ossining’s all-time wins leader possesses, it’s easy to feel like you should win every time that you step onto the mat. But while Delacruz may... Read More →

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States: Finals previews

I’ll be live tweeting the finals and getting all four matches involving Section 1 wrestlers on video, but here are brief previews to give you an idea of what to expect from the locals who are vying for state championships. 126 pounds – No. 2 Alex Delacruz (Ossining) vs. No.... Read More →

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States: Semifinal and final results

Here are all of the semifinal and final results featuring Section 1 wrestlers, but to see full brackets, visit the NYSPHSAA site by clicking here. Division 1 Semis 99 – Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) dec. Alfredo Olmedo (Arlington), 7-5. 113 – Vito Arujau (Syosset) maj. dec. Jay Albis (John Jay-EF),... Read More →

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States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1

ALBANY —Following a shocking loss to Mamaroneck’s Youssif Hemida in the Section 1 semifinals two weeks ago, Tappan Zee senior John Hartnett found himself in a dark place. “At one point, I was depressed for like three days,” Hartnett said. “I couldn’t talk to anyone in my house, and the only... Read More →

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States: First round and quarterfinal results

The quarterfinals just ended, with nine Section 1 wrestlers clinching their spots in tomorrow’s Division 1 semifinal round. There were a couple of notable locals who were upset in the quarters, adn no Section 1 wrestlers advanced to the semis in Division 2. I’ll be back later after I write... Read More →

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States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top

It’s midnight, and I need to try to get some sleep before waking up earlier than I have in a long time to make my way to Albany for the start of the New York State Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center. The first round is scheduled to begin... Read More →

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Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim

Our final champ to meet is one who has been here before. Edgemont senior Chris Kim repeated this season in impressive fashion, winning by technical fall in the 182-pound Division 2 final against Irvington’s Zachary Silverhardt. But for Kim, the true test will come this weekend. Having been on the... Read More →

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Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry

One of our final wrestlers in this year’s “Meet the Champs” series is the only No. 1 seed from Section 1 for this weekend’s state championships. John Jay-East Fishkill senior Brett Perry burst onto the scene last season with his first section title, and then went up to states and... Read More →

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Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian

When you ask Trey and Tyler Aslanian about which brother is the most athletic, they’ll both point to the youngest, Kyle. The Edgemont sophomore picked up the first of what could be a few section titles this season, becoming the third brother to do so. Like Tyler, Kyle lost in... Read More →

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Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian

Last season came to a bitter end for Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian with a loss in the section finals, but he came back for his senior season with something to prove. For the first time in his career, his older brother and reigning state champ Trey wasn’t in the room, and... Read More →

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States: What are the odds?

I did this exercise last season and thought it went over pretty well, so I took another crack at it this year. For the past week and a half, I’ve constantly been asked about which Section 1 wrestlers have the best chances of winning a state title, so I’ve placed... Read More →

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Comment on NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 by LIW112
Was the out look for B-real, he really twisted his leg. Is he going to be ok for next season?
Comment on Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars by Best of the best
Vince, would love to see you do a hypothetical 3way all star dual meet. West/putnam, rockland, and Poughkeepsie journal. I know Poughkeepsie journal has some sec 9 kids, but would be a pretty good tri meet. I dunno who to take, the pough journal team has 6 kids on the team that have placed at states, westchester/Putnam 5 plus Youseff who is a flo, Fargo, and Virginia beach all American. And rockland has 6. Great to see a wealth of talent spread all over this area.
Comment on Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it by Coach Rogers
Congrats to all Rockland wrestlers who got their name in print as a 1st, 2nd or Honorable Mention wrestler. Rockland has been on the upswing for the past couple of years and it has been awesome. Good luck graduating seniors. Underclassmen bust it now if you want to win next season!
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year? by John
Lakeland/Panas is only winning because of their school size. PV is easily better.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year? by Pla
When does it end
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year? by kelve
Let's go PV!
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year? by Who?
Vince when will we know who won this and rockland wrestler of the year?
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Rockland on the Rise
Great points "Rockhard & Observation". The first time I saw East Ramapo I was shocked at how many kids had joined their program. It wasn't that long ago that they had problems filling 6 or 7 spots in their lineup. Kearns (like Rodgers and Serra) has done a great job of getting new kids involved in wrestling. Now the next step is to take these kids to another level. Rockland is losing some great section & all-state wrestlers next year due to graduation. Who will be the next group of studs that will replace them? Seems like a Coach's work is never done.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by wrestler
dene was the only guy to have 2 all state wrestlers
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Observation
Seems the everyone is also overlooking East Ramapo's stellar season. They put 3 wrestlers on the podium, 2 of whom were sophomores. They had a great in season dual meet record, and return the vast majority of their team. Coach Kearns has something brewing over there.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Rockhard
Coach Rodgers isn't listed either, which shows you the depth of good coaching in rockland. But he took over a program that was dismal and embarrassing. Their best wrestler transferred due to a bad program, and he revived that program. Also Ryan Kearns does a great job with his program considering all the obstacles he deals with compared to other programs. Just too many coaches to consider for just one trophy.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Prwrestle
Rockhard- sorry can't agree with that theory, about the past. Coach Yorks takes the kids to Cornell in the summer, PLUS a private session with Rob Koll for 4 days, also summer time. The programs rise is due to this and other recent factors, including our alum being more involved, legends like Phil Donnelly, bringing up Billy Donnelly as head assistant, a very strong new parent run booster club, PRWA, and a new wrestling room facility that rivals any college wrestling room. Wrestling more matches on the schedule each year, seeking better competition to give the kids more real experience for post season. This rise is a community effort between the school administration, wrestling parents and the vigorous off season work our kids do, and our Coaching staff's commitment to the program and willingness to be open minded about change. This is what's happened in the last 3+ Years. Pearl River is also among the smaller D1 schools, and next year we move to D2.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by rockhard
It wasnt like coach yorks took over a team that was 6-10 and got them to 16-6. If you want to give credit for the improvement, then give blame for them going 6-10. Its a two way street.
Comment on NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 by ISW
John, Your an A**HOLE
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Prwrestle
Why isn't Coach Yorks listed? Trend: Team Duals 2011 6-10 2013 11-12 2014 16-6 Urban and Chesman are 7th grade, McGarvey 9th Grade, Maltifano 9th grade, Kurzhals 10th grade, Kelly 11th grade, there's 130+ wins in 2014 with just the returning starters. Yes, Muldoon, Gullo, Simeti, Kondracki are graduating, but this program continues to be on the rise.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Facts
Thanks CWE! I mean all of the wrestlers and coaches could very well be regarded as coach/wrestler of the year. I will not be disappointed in Vince's choices. Although I do want to see Manni and Matteotti win I can't complain with any of the choices.
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by CWE
FACTS couldn't have said it better myself! Barry, you are way off base. Probably the only thing smaller than your stature is your intellect.
Comment on NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 by CWE
John what exactly is your point?
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Coach Rogers
Great job by all of these coaches.
Comment on NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 by john
wow brian should win an emmy for the greatest acting job ever I quess his quote im the best in the country isn't true
Comment on NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 by fls1fan
Realbuto just upset the 2 seed - and defending national champion - Derek St John! Realbuto moves on to the semis. Speno upset the 5 seed and moves on to the 3rd round of the consis. Section 1 alumni are making us proud!!
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Barry
Just because your a senior doesn't mean you get the award. Look who Benderroth wrestled at the States and the Eastern States they were wrestlers, they were guys who Wrestle since they were little kids !! Look who Manni wrestled at the states and eastern states they were totally out of shape guys first or second year wrestlers , the school only needed a guy that big to fill the weight class And when Manni wrestled someone that wasn't totally out of shape he lost. The weight class is very weak .
Comment on Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? by Facts
The choice for Rockland Coach of the year has to be obvious. It's Chris Matteotti. Matteotti coached a Suffern team to a third place finish in the Sectionals, something no one saw coming. Furthermore, And no disrespect to Swick he inherited a North Rockland team who was already dominant which 3/4 section champs were already contenders two years ago. Serra also had a team that was already dominant and his team also took a step back this year with not winning the D2 title. Dene only placed three guys in the section tournament and 2 of those guys already were state contenders. Matteotti might not have had a section champ but his team dominated every team in the county but North Rockland and his team is on the rise (only graduating starters at 120,145,152) and all of his placers are returning and they should give North Rockland a run for their money next season. The wrestler of the year for Rockland is without a doubt Manni. He had the greater challenges in the county (2-4) at sections all came from the county while Benderoth only had the 5th placer. Also, Manni took second at States while Benderoth took 3rd. At easterns Benderoth was a little lucky that Hernandez got disqualified because he probably would lose and take third at most. While Manni did take third already. Plus Benderoth is a junior and probably will a state champ (first one in Rockland in a long time)

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Westchester/Putnam all-stars: Ossining’s Alex Delacruz matures and overcomes

They say staying on top once you’ve reached the pinnacle of your sport is often more difficult than it was to get there in the first place, and Ossining senior Alex Delacruz found that out this season. A state champ as a junior, the 126-pounder suffered a right knee injury... Read More →

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Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it

Around the Tappan Zee wrestling room, senior Mike Manni isn’t referred to as a three-time Rockland county champ, a two-time Section 1 champ, or even a state finalist. He’s known simply as, “The Mayor.” “They call him, ‘The Mayor,’ and I call him, ‘The Role Model,’ ” TZ coach Peter... Read More →

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Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars

Our all-star announcements will be coming out in Friday’s edition of The Journal News, but the Poughkeepsie Journal just ran theirs. While we’ll name a wrestler of the year for Westchester/Putnam and Rockland, PoJo’s award basically goes to the Dutchess wrestler of the year. They had an extremely tough call... Read More →

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Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year?

For our final LoHud Wrestling postseason award poll of the season, I want to know who you think deserves to be The Journal News coach of the year for Westchester/Putnam. Your choice in Rockland was Tappan Zee’s Peter Dene, who received 40.83 percent of the vote. There are many more... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American

In his first crack at the NCAA Division 1 Championships, Somers grad Brian Realbuto made his presence felt. The 157-pound Cornell freshman took sixth in his weight class to earn All-American honors, pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament on Friday in the quarterfinals. Matched up with... Read More →

The post NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year?

The Westchester/Putnam player of the year poll has concluded, with Brewster’s Gino Gioielli surging late to take 47.59 percent of the vote. Now that we’ve asked about wrestlers of the year from both sides of the year, it’s time to move onto the coaching awards. Per usual, I don’t have... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157

The seeds for the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships were announced on Wednesday night, and there are a few locals to keep your eye on in the brackets when the tournament kicks off on March 20 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Somers grad Brian Realbuto, who is currently wrestling in his... Read More →

The post NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year?

Apparently, North Rockland’s Blaise Benderoth is a pretty popular guy, because he ran away with the poll for Rockland wrestler of the year, finishing up with over 63 percent of the vote. Now, I want to know who you think should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year. You guys... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress

As many of you already know, this past season was Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino’s last at the helm. Since I took over this beat four years ago, Eric has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. He has a passion for the sport, great organizational skills, and really stays... Read More →

The post Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year?

Still feeling that post-states hangover? Haven’t had your wrestling fix yet? Well, not to worry, because we still have plenty of coverage coming your way. I’m working on my look ahead to next season, which will breakdown which teams look to be the strongest for 2014-15 and who the top... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Championship thoughts

For the first time since I began covering wrestling four years ago, there were no state champs from Section 1. Yet, in many ways, I could argue that this was one of the stronger overall Division 1 teams that the section has sent to Albany since I’ve been around. Section... Read More →

The post States: Championship thoughts appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states

I’m going to take a much-needed recovery day today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more reaction from a wild weekend in Albany. For now, I wanted to leave you with Dan Pietrafesa’s story from the Poughkeepsie Journal, which covers the four All-State wrestlers from Dutchess county. ALBANY—Brett Perry and... Read More →

The post Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos)

ALBANY —There was a time in Alex Delacruz’s life when he had a tough time handling a loss. When you have the type of ability that Ossining’s all-time wins leader possesses, it’s easy to feel like you should win every time that you step onto the mat. But while Delacruz may... Read More →

The post States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos) appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Finals previews

I’ll be live tweeting the finals and getting all four matches involving Section 1 wrestlers on video, but here are brief previews to give you an idea of what to expect from the locals who are vying for state championships. 126 pounds – No. 2 Alex Delacruz (Ossining) vs. No.... Read More →

The post States: Finals previews appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Semifinal and final results

Here are all of the semifinal and final results featuring Section 1 wrestlers, but to see full brackets, visit the NYSPHSAA site by clicking here. Division 1 Semis 99 – Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) dec. Alfredo Olmedo (Arlington), 7-5. 113 – Vito Arujau (Syosset) maj. dec. Jay Albis (John Jay-EF),... Read More →

The post States: Semifinal and final results appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1

ALBANY —Following a shocking loss to Mamaroneck’s Youssif Hemida in the Section 1 semifinals two weeks ago, Tappan Zee senior John Hartnett found himself in a dark place. “At one point, I was depressed for like three days,” Hartnett said. “I couldn’t talk to anyone in my house, and the only... Read More →

The post States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1 appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: First round and quarterfinal results

The quarterfinals just ended, with nine Section 1 wrestlers clinching their spots in tomorrow’s Division 1 semifinal round. There were a couple of notable locals who were upset in the quarters, adn no Section 1 wrestlers advanced to the semis in Division 2. I’ll be back later after I write... Read More →

The post States: First round and quarterfinal results appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top

It’s midnight, and I need to try to get some sleep before waking up earlier than I have in a long time to make my way to Albany for the start of the New York State Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center. The first round is scheduled to begin... Read More →

The post States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim

Our final champ to meet is one who has been here before. Edgemont senior Chris Kim repeated this season in impressive fashion, winning by technical fall in the 182-pound Division 2 final against Irvington’s Zachary Silverhardt. But for Kim, the true test will come this weekend. Having been on the... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry

One of our final wrestlers in this year’s “Meet the Champs” series is the only No. 1 seed from Section 1 for this weekend’s state championships. John Jay-East Fishkill senior Brett Perry burst onto the scene last season with his first section title, and then went up to states and... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian

When you ask Trey and Tyler Aslanian about which brother is the most athletic, they’ll both point to the youngest, Kyle. The Edgemont sophomore picked up the first of what could be a few section titles this season, becoming the third brother to do so. Like Tyler, Kyle lost in... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian

Last season came to a bitter end for Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian with a loss in the section finals, but he came back for his senior season with something to prove. For the first time in his career, his older brother and reigning state champ Trey wasn’t in the room, and... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: What are the odds?

I did this exercise last season and thought it went over pretty well, so I took another crack at it this year. For the past week and a half, I’ve constantly been asked about which Section 1 wrestlers have the best chances of winning a state title, so I’ve placed... Read More →

The post States: What are the odds? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


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Westchester/Putnam all-stars: Ossining’s Alex Delacruz matures and overcomes

They say staying on top once you’ve reached the pinnacle of your sport is often more difficult than it was to get there in the first place, and Ossining senior Alex Delacruz found that out this season. A state champ as a junior, the 126-pounder suffered a right knee injury... Read More →

The post Westchester/Putnam all-stars: Ossining’s Alex Delacruz matures and overcomes appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it

Around the Tappan Zee wrestling room, senior Mike Manni isn’t referred to as a three-time Rockland county champ, a two-time Section 1 champ, or even a state finalist. He’s known simply as, “The Mayor.” “They call him, ‘The Mayor,’ and I call him, ‘The Role Model,’ ” TZ coach Peter... Read More →

The post Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars

Our all-star announcements will be coming out in Friday’s edition of The Journal News, but the Poughkeepsie Journal just ran theirs. While we’ll name a wrestler of the year for Westchester/Putnam and Rockland, PoJo’s award basically goes to the Dutchess wrestler of the year. They had an extremely tough call... Read More →

The post Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year?

For our final LoHud Wrestling postseason award poll of the season, I want to know who you think deserves to be The Journal News coach of the year for Westchester/Putnam. Your choice in Rockland was Tappan Zee’s Peter Dene, who received 40.83 percent of the vote. There are many more... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American

In his first crack at the NCAA Division 1 Championships, Somers grad Brian Realbuto made his presence felt. The 157-pound Cornell freshman took sixth in his weight class to earn All-American honors, pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament on Friday in the quarterfinals. Matched up with... Read More →

The post NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year?

The Westchester/Putnam player of the year poll has concluded, with Brewster’s Gino Gioielli surging late to take 47.59 percent of the vote. Now that we’ve asked about wrestlers of the year from both sides of the year, it’s time to move onto the coaching awards. Per usual, I don’t have... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157

The seeds for the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships were announced on Wednesday night, and there are a few locals to keep your eye on in the brackets when the tournament kicks off on March 20 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Somers grad Brian Realbuto, who is currently wrestling in his... Read More →

The post NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year?

Apparently, North Rockland’s Blaise Benderoth is a pretty popular guy, because he ran away with the poll for Rockland wrestler of the year, finishing up with over 63 percent of the vote. Now, I want to know who you think should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year. You guys... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress

As many of you already know, this past season was Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino’s last at the helm. Since I took over this beat four years ago, Eric has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. He has a passion for the sport, great organizational skills, and really stays... Read More →

The post Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year?

Still feeling that post-states hangover? Haven’t had your wrestling fix yet? Well, not to worry, because we still have plenty of coverage coming your way. I’m working on my look ahead to next season, which will breakdown which teams look to be the strongest for 2014-15 and who the top... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Championship thoughts

For the first time since I began covering wrestling four years ago, there were no state champs from Section 1. Yet, in many ways, I could argue that this was one of the stronger overall Division 1 teams that the section has sent to Albany since I’ve been around. Section... Read More →

The post States: Championship thoughts appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states

I’m going to take a much-needed recovery day today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more reaction from a wild weekend in Albany. For now, I wanted to leave you with Dan Pietrafesa’s story from the Poughkeepsie Journal, which covers the four All-State wrestlers from Dutchess county. ALBANY—Brett Perry and... Read More →

The post Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos)

ALBANY —There was a time in Alex Delacruz’s life when he had a tough time handling a loss. When you have the type of ability that Ossining’s all-time wins leader possesses, it’s easy to feel like you should win every time that you step onto the mat. But while Delacruz may... Read More →

The post States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos) appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Finals previews

I’ll be live tweeting the finals and getting all four matches involving Section 1 wrestlers on video, but here are brief previews to give you an idea of what to expect from the locals who are vying for state championships. 126 pounds – No. 2 Alex Delacruz (Ossining) vs. No.... Read More →

The post States: Finals previews appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Semifinal and final results

Here are all of the semifinal and final results featuring Section 1 wrestlers, but to see full brackets, visit the NYSPHSAA site by clicking here. Division 1 Semis 99 – Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) dec. Alfredo Olmedo (Arlington), 7-5. 113 – Vito Arujau (Syosset) maj. dec. Jay Albis (John Jay-EF),... Read More →

The post States: Semifinal and final results appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1

ALBANY —Following a shocking loss to Mamaroneck’s Youssif Hemida in the Section 1 semifinals two weeks ago, Tappan Zee senior John Hartnett found himself in a dark place. “At one point, I was depressed for like three days,” Hartnett said. “I couldn’t talk to anyone in my house, and the only... Read More →

The post States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1 appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: First round and quarterfinal results

The quarterfinals just ended, with nine Section 1 wrestlers clinching their spots in tomorrow’s Division 1 semifinal round. There were a couple of notable locals who were upset in the quarters, adn no Section 1 wrestlers advanced to the semis in Division 2. I’ll be back later after I write... Read More →

The post States: First round and quarterfinal results appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top

It’s midnight, and I need to try to get some sleep before waking up earlier than I have in a long time to make my way to Albany for the start of the New York State Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center. The first round is scheduled to begin... Read More →

The post States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim

Our final champ to meet is one who has been here before. Edgemont senior Chris Kim repeated this season in impressive fashion, winning by technical fall in the 182-pound Division 2 final against Irvington’s Zachary Silverhardt. But for Kim, the true test will come this weekend. Having been on the... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry

One of our final wrestlers in this year’s “Meet the Champs” series is the only No. 1 seed from Section 1 for this weekend’s state championships. John Jay-East Fishkill senior Brett Perry burst onto the scene last season with his first section title, and then went up to states and... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian

When you ask Trey and Tyler Aslanian about which brother is the most athletic, they’ll both point to the youngest, Kyle. The Edgemont sophomore picked up the first of what could be a few section titles this season, becoming the third brother to do so. Like Tyler, Kyle lost in... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian

Last season came to a bitter end for Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian with a loss in the section finals, but he came back for his senior season with something to prove. For the first time in his career, his older brother and reigning state champ Trey wasn’t in the room, and... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: What are the odds?

I did this exercise last season and thought it went over pretty well, so I took another crack at it this year. For the past week and a half, I’ve constantly been asked about which Section 1 wrestlers have the best chances of winning a state title, so I’ve placed... Read More →

The post States: What are the odds? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


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Get the inside story on varsity wrestling in the Lower Hudson Valley
Westchester/Putnam all-stars: Ossining’s Alex Delacruz matures and overcomes

They say staying on top once you’ve reached the pinnacle of your sport is often more difficult than it was to get there in the first place, and Ossining senior Alex Delacruz found that out this season. A state champ as a junior, the 126-pounder suffered a right knee injury... Read More →

The post Westchester/Putnam all-stars: Ossining’s Alex Delacruz matures and overcomes appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it

Around the Tappan Zee wrestling room, senior Mike Manni isn’t referred to as a three-time Rockland county champ, a two-time Section 1 champ, or even a state finalist. He’s known simply as, “The Mayor.” “They call him, ‘The Mayor,’ and I call him, ‘The Role Model,’ ” TZ coach Peter... Read More →

The post Rockland all-stars: TZ’s Mike Manni nice guy off the mat, dominant on it appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars

Our all-star announcements will be coming out in Friday’s edition of The Journal News, but the Poughkeepsie Journal just ran theirs. While we’ll name a wrestler of the year for Westchester/Putnam and Rockland, PoJo’s award basically goes to the Dutchess wrestler of the year. They had an extremely tough call... Read More →

The post Poughkeepsie Journal All-Stars appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year?

For our final LoHud Wrestling postseason award poll of the season, I want to know who you think deserves to be The Journal News coach of the year for Westchester/Putnam. Your choice in Rockland was Tappan Zee’s Peter Dene, who received 40.83 percent of the vote. There are many more... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam coach of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American

In his first crack at the NCAA Division 1 Championships, Somers grad Brian Realbuto made his presence felt. The 157-pound Cornell freshman took sixth in his weight class to earn All-American honors, pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the tournament on Friday in the quarterfinals. Matched up with... Read More →

The post NCAA Championships: Realbuto upsets defending champ, becomes All-American appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year?

The Westchester/Putnam player of the year poll has concluded, with Brewster’s Gino Gioielli surging late to take 47.59 percent of the vote. Now that we’ve asked about wrestlers of the year from both sides of the year, it’s time to move onto the coaching awards. Per usual, I don’t have... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Rockland coach of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157

The seeds for the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships were announced on Wednesday night, and there are a few locals to keep your eye on in the brackets when the tournament kicks off on March 20 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Somers grad Brian Realbuto, who is currently wrestling in his... Read More →

The post NCAA Championships: Three locals competing in D1; Realbuto seeded 7th at 157 appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year?

Apparently, North Rockland’s Blaise Benderoth is a pretty popular guy, because he ran away with the poll for Rockland wrestler of the year, finishing up with over 63 percent of the vote. Now, I want to know who you think should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year. You guys... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Westchester/Putnam wrestler of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress

As many of you already know, this past season was Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino’s last at the helm. Since I took over this beat four years ago, Eric has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. He has a passion for the sport, great organizational skills, and really stays... Read More →

The post Section 1 coordinator Eric Romanino to retire after 18 years of progress appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year?

Still feeling that post-states hangover? Haven’t had your wrestling fix yet? Well, not to worry, because we still have plenty of coverage coming your way. I’m working on my look ahead to next season, which will breakdown which teams look to be the strongest for 2014-15 and who the top... Read More →

The post Poll: Who should be the Rockland wrestler of the year? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Championship thoughts

For the first time since I began covering wrestling four years ago, there were no state champs from Section 1. Yet, in many ways, I could argue that this was one of the stronger overall Division 1 teams that the section has sent to Albany since I’ve been around. Section... Read More →

The post States: Championship thoughts appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states

I’m going to take a much-needed recovery day today, but I’ll be back tomorrow with more reaction from a wild weekend in Albany. For now, I wanted to leave you with Dan Pietrafesa’s story from the Poughkeepsie Journal, which covers the four All-State wrestlers from Dutchess county. ALBANY—Brett Perry and... Read More →

The post Poughkeepsie Journal: Four Dutchess wrestlers place at states appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos)

ALBANY —There was a time in Alex Delacruz’s life when he had a tough time handling a loss. When you have the type of ability that Ossining’s all-time wins leader possesses, it’s easy to feel like you should win every time that you step onto the mat. But while Delacruz may... Read More →

The post States: All four Section 1 finalists fall short, but handle losses with class (with videos) appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Finals previews

I’ll be live tweeting the finals and getting all four matches involving Section 1 wrestlers on video, but here are brief previews to give you an idea of what to expect from the locals who are vying for state championships. 126 pounds – No. 2 Alex Delacruz (Ossining) vs. No.... Read More →

The post States: Finals previews appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Semifinal and final results

Here are all of the semifinal and final results featuring Section 1 wrestlers, but to see full brackets, visit the NYSPHSAA site by clicking here. Division 1 Semis 99 – Jacori Teemer (Long Beach) dec. Alfredo Olmedo (Arlington), 7-5. 113 – Vito Arujau (Syosset) maj. dec. Jay Albis (John Jay-EF),... Read More →

The post States: Semifinal and final results appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1

ALBANY —Following a shocking loss to Mamaroneck’s Youssif Hemida in the Section 1 semifinals two weeks ago, Tappan Zee senior John Hartnett found himself in a dark place. “At one point, I was depressed for like three days,” Hartnett said. “I couldn’t talk to anyone in my house, and the only... Read More →

The post States: Friday filled with highs and lows for Section 1 appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: First round and quarterfinal results

The quarterfinals just ended, with nine Section 1 wrestlers clinching their spots in tomorrow’s Division 1 semifinal round. There were a couple of notable locals who were upset in the quarters, adn no Section 1 wrestlers advanced to the semis in Division 2. I’ll be back later after I write... Read More →

The post States: First round and quarterfinal results appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top

It’s midnight, and I need to try to get some sleep before waking up earlier than I have in a long time to make my way to Albany for the start of the New York State Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center. The first round is scheduled to begin... Read More →

The post States: Strong senior class hoping to go out on top appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim

Our final champ to meet is one who has been here before. Edgemont senior Chris Kim repeated this season in impressive fashion, winning by technical fall in the 182-pound Division 2 final against Irvington’s Zachary Silverhardt. But for Kim, the true test will come this weekend. Having been on the... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Chris Kim appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry

One of our final wrestlers in this year’s “Meet the Champs” series is the only No. 1 seed from Section 1 for this weekend’s state championships. John Jay-East Fishkill senior Brett Perry burst onto the scene last season with his first section title, and then went up to states and... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: John Jay-EF’s Brett Perry appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian

When you ask Trey and Tyler Aslanian about which brother is the most athletic, they’ll both point to the youngest, Kyle. The Edgemont sophomore picked up the first of what could be a few section titles this season, becoming the third brother to do so. Like Tyler, Kyle lost in... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Kyle Aslanian appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian

Last season came to a bitter end for Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian with a loss in the section finals, but he came back for his senior season with something to prove. For the first time in his career, his older brother and reigning state champ Trey wasn’t in the room, and... Read More →

The post Meet the Champs: Edgemont’s Tyler Aslanian appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


States: What are the odds?

I did this exercise last season and thought it went over pretty well, so I took another crack at it this year. For the past week and a half, I’ve constantly been asked about which Section 1 wrestlers have the best chances of winning a state title, so I’ve placed... Read More →

The post States: What are the odds? appeared first on The Lohud Wrestling Blog.


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