May 21, 2016

Just wanted to show some love for the kids showing up and putting it on the line to improve and make the team better:

At the final tournament at Baldwin High School which was part of a three tournament spring clinic the following wrestlers took part: Aiden Araoz, Joseph Moore, Bobby Moore, Charles Maier, Kyle Schairer, James Langan and Joseph Conklin.

While the downstate wrestlers were doing their thing the following wrestlers were at Lake Placid at the Pop and Flow Team Duals: Matthew and Benny Rogers, Josiah and Christian Encarnacicon, Justin Vines and Jonathan Loew.

We need all of our wrestlers no matter how good you are to step up and wrestle. You only get better by wrestling at practice and going to tournaments in order to test yourself. Other sports are about to end. We need each and everyone of you. Please bring down a friend or a new wrestler. We want you..

MAGIC TIME

The Wantagh Wrestling team had a great weekend at two different tournaments. The black and gold had seven wrestlers at the New York State Cadet and Junior Freestyle and Greco Championships held in Newburg, New York. The following wrestlers competed: Joseph and Bobby Moore, Joe Russo, 4th place Freestyle, Justin Vines, 1st in Freestyle and 1st place in Greco, Jonathan Loew, 1st place in Freestyle and 1st place in Greco and Ryan Alesius, 3rd place in Freestyle. Michael Killard: lost his first match but came back to sweep his remaining matches and take a true second defeating the other man in the bracket. I don’t think he gave up a point after the first match. Michael lost to NYS finalist John Devine of Columbia HS. ( Killard is back with a vengeance ) This is the first time that I can re-call that Wantagh had double state champions in the same year. As a result, Justin Vines and Jonathan Loew were asked to represent team New York at the Cadet National Duals in York, PA on June 16, 17 and 18th.

There was also a second Folk style tournament being held in Rocky Point on Saturday. Benny and Matthew Rogers both secured first place and were invited to wrestle next weekend in Lake Placid at a open tournament while Justin Vines and Jonathan Loew are also wrestling on a team for VHW coached by Vougar in Folk style. This a dual meet format. This is a Pop and Flow tournament with some of the best competition in NY, PA, NJ and elsewhere. The wrestling will be held on the same floor where the United States Hockey Team won a gold medal vs Russia in 1980. A special moment in sports for our hockey program which helped bring America together at that time.

Congratulations Tommy Rowan and Joe Conklin for their play on the varsity Lacrosse team. Very good all around athletes. Keep it up.

Get well: Charles Maier and Gavin Casey.

I would like to add that next year can be special. We can win the 2017 Nassau Team Championships, Counties and win the States. I see it. It is not one wrestler. It takes a team. One dream, one mission. We need to stay healthy and work hard all year long. There are some young wrestlers that need to step up and make a commitment to be part of something. It is everyone of you. Bring down a new wrestler. Lets build that team up one wrestler at a time. Its WARRIOR TIME..

FUND RAISING NEWS:
I DONATED $500.00 DOLLARS TO OUR TEAM. IF ANYONE WANTS TO HELP BUILD OUR ROOM PLEASE CONTACT ME.

LOSING CAN ALSO REMIND YOU WHAT IS GOOD IN LIFE

( From Wrestling Insider News magazine with Kyle Dake 4x NCAA Cornell Champion )

Perspective. Life is unfolding exactly how it is supposed to. I’ve poured my heart and soul into the sport of wrestling and have been very fortunate with the amount of success I have experienced. The reason wrestling and winning is so satisfying is the fact that you are putting everything into it: the hard work, the commitment, the time, the sleepless nights, the sacrifices and your body on the line to get your hand raised at the end of the day.And sometimes that doesn’t happen. Losing is an aspect of wrestling that everyone has experienced at some point in their life and it is the response to that losing that brings out who you truly are. Of, course, losing hurts and of course you never want to experience it, but sometimes it is exactly what is supposed to happen. Do I wish I would have won the Olympic Team Trials and had an opportunity to qualify the weight class for the Olympics ? Absolutely. But I can’t control what happened in the past. The only thing I can control is the moment I’m living in. Wrestling has shown me time and time again that it is about the journey and not the results. Wrestling is part of who I am and what I do every single day: and because it is such a large part of my life, it has undoubtedly become part of my personal growth. Dealing with adversity and overcoming it is something everyone has to face, some people are fighting every day for their life and that is something I try and realize every day. I am fortunate enough to be part of a great organization called the he Spartan Foundation, which is apart of Spartan Race and their goal is to give every single kid an opportunity to be a Spartan even if they are disabled. Speaking and being around these people, who are happier than ever to be alive, puts my life and troubles into perspective. I am a relatively healthy person with everything going for me. My perceived troubles are minuscule I can’t help but to let them go when I see a child not able to walk or speak because of the way she / he was born or see kids who don’t have shoes because their families can’t afford them. I’m living a very blessed life. Many of us are. But, we keep our binders on and think life is all about winning and losing, when in fact it is about loving all of our brothers and sisters, and helping others in need. We need to help each other. If I can help through the sport of wrestling, then everything that happens is totally worth it.

DAVID TAYLOR ( FORMER PENN STATE ALL AMERICAN )

The first thing you need to do coming of a tournament win or lose, is reflect on each and every match, each position. Where did you win and where did you lose each position ? I’ve taken this a couple of different ways in my own career. Of those three times at the ( World / Olympic ) Trials, I left very frustrated. I didn’t really move forward. I was bummed, my body was hurt and I was just king of ” checked out ” for a period of time. Now I’m ready to get better. A lot of wrestlers or athletes in any sport take a loss negatively or find a way to take it positively. It’s heartbreaking. But there are a lot of other things out there. Wrestling is a small part of what we’re really put here for. It’s about impacting lives in a positive way. It’s influencing others. It’s being a good teammate, husband, son, daughter, finance and boyfriend / girlfriend. Just because wrestling goals didn’t work out, there are still a lot of other great things to be appreciative of. Your support group is who you need to thank the most.

NEWS

This past weekend Charlie Maier, Justin Vines and Jonathan Loew wrestled at the Northeast Regionals in Stroudsberg, PA. It was a challenging weekend to say the least. But if you get knocked down you must get up. You learn from your mistakes and take one step back and a few forward. The only way to get better. next tournament is the Nassau County Freestyle / Greco Qualifier at Clarke HS this Saturday. The information is posted on Long Island Wrestling. The following week is the States. In three weeks is the Pop and Flo tournament at Lake Placid, New York. A busy time. Also good to see a lot of faces at our practices. Keep it up.

The Fund raiser is working. We have $1,000.00 dollars and counting. Please show your support and fund the team. Look under our old posts.

FUNDRAISER

THE WRESTLING TEAM IS TRYING TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SEVERAL ITEMS THAT EFFECT THE WRESTLERS AND THE ROOM. WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE THE ROOM SPRAYED TO STOP THE SPREAD OF MRSA, HERPES, AND OTHER SKIN DISEASES AS THE ROOM IS USED BY NUMEROUS CLASSES, CLUBS AND OTHERS WALKING ON THE SURFACE, NEW MATS AND WALL PROTECTORS INSTALLED ALONG THE WALLS, SEVERAL HANGING ROPES AS WELL AS SIX HEAVY GRADE CHIN UP BARS, A SOUND SYSTEM AND FINALLY WALL BANNERS LISTING ALL CONFERENCE PLACERS, COUNTY PLACERS, STATE PLACERS AND NATIONAL ALL AMERICANS. THE BANNERS CAN BE REMOVED EACH YEAR TO ADD OUR NEWEST MEMBERS.

THE COST OF THE ITEMS:
SPRAYING OF THE WRESTLING ROOM, THE WALLS AND LOCKER AREA
$2,500.00

NEW MATS AND WALL PADDING
$10,000

SOUND SYSTEM
$1,500

ROPES AND CHIN UP BARS
$1,000.00

BANNERS
NOT PRICED YET

I AM GOING TO HANDLE THE FUND RAISING EFFORTS. I AM OPEN TO ANY IDEAS AND WOULD WELCOME THE HELP. I WANT TO START THIS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE CONTACT IRWIN M. LOEW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. I CAN BE REACHED VIA THE WEB SITE, E-MAIL IRLO1@AOL.COM OR MY CELL NUMBER 516-521-8544. EACH CONTRIBUTION IS TAX FREE.

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WE JUST REACHED $1,000 DOLLARS. KEEP IT GOING. LETS FIX OUR ROOM..

Tip of the Day

Have you ever wondered why two wrestlers can wrestle multiple times with drastically different results?

Or why –

Wrestler A beat wrestler B,
Wrestler B beat wrestler C,
But wrestler A lost to wrestler C?

The answer is hidden in plain sight.

Styles make matches.

Choosing to match your style versus your opponents, to create advantaged positions and to avoid disadvantaged positions, is the most underutilized strategic asset in wrestling.

The wrestler who wrestles in his highest advantage position, for the longest time in the match, will have the greater probability of winning.

That is the reason why two wrestlers wrestle multiple times with drastically different outcomes, and why the logic doesn’t hold that if one wrestler beat another he should be able to beat the wrestler his prior opponent beat.

If you watch and research matches between the same wrestler’s you will see, more times than not, the reason there was a different outcome was because one wrestler was able to wrestle in his highest advantage position in one match and was not able to do so in the other.

Your job is to understand which position is your most favorable matchup position versus your opponent.

Where you have the greatest advantage.

Where you have the highest probability of scoring points as quickly as possible.

And to get to that position.

I believe, you don’t get to that position by chance,

I believe, you get to that position by choice.

By John Passaro ( Section 11 Wrestling )

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6 Minutes Wrestling with Life      WrestlingU – Train Your Brain

TOURNAMENTS 05/03/2016

I WILL TRY AND UP DATE THIS AS NEW TOURNAMENTS ARE LISTED. SOME OF THEM ARE POSTED ON LIWA UNDER WHATS NEW.

  1. SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016 NASSAU COUNTY FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION NOT RELEASED YET
  2. SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2016 NYS FREESTYLE – GRECO STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT HUDSON VALLEY, SPORTSDOME MILTON, NEW YORK, DETAILS NOT RELEASED YET THE FREESTYLE AND GRECO INFORMATION CAN BE VIEWED AT WWW.USA-NY.ORG
  3. SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2016, NEW ENGLAND FREESTYLE / GRECO CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BRISTOL CT. ASK MR. LOEW FOR DETAILS.

 

TOP REASONS TO WRESTLE FREESTYLE AND GRECO ROMAN IN THE OFF SEASON

Top 3 Reasons to Wrestle Freestyle and Greco-Roman

1.  Find the Best Competition

this is the path the best wrestlers have been on for decades.  The best wrestlers and teams will be at off-season FS and GR tournaments and that is who you want to compete against if you desire a State Championship.  This makes my point relevant everywhere.  No matter what level your state is at if you are training to beat the best you are preparing to be a State Champion.  If you are on the state, regional and national FS and GR circuit you will probably be separating yourself from the pack.

2.  Sharpen Folksytle Techniques

Most of the Folkstyle fundamentals needed to be a State Champion are very important in FS & GR.  Striving to be successful in FS & GR will solidify the techniques and strategies that are essential in Folkstyle.

Top 5 Folkstyle Techniques and Strategies Sharpened in FS & GR

  1. Finish shots quick and preferably on the feet.
  2. Control opponent and learn to use edge of the mat.
  3. Clearing out of Front Headlocks
  4. How to use a Tight Waist effectively
  5. Improve Hand Fighting Skills

And many more…

3. Master The Art of Winning Close Matches

Winning close matched, often comes down to focus and determination.  The scoring pace in Freestyle and Greco-Roman and be high paced and points can go up quick.  This forces wrestlers to stay focused and sharp in all positions.  Learning to be alert and hustling in all positions is what it takes to win tough matches in any style and wrestling Freestyle and Greco-Roman is the perfect training ground to sharpen these skills.

Strategy to succeed in Freestyle Wrestling:

Below is a breakdown of the skills and progression a wrestler can use to quickly have success in FS & GR.  Combine these skills with your Folkstyle skills and you will definitely hold your own and be on the State Champion’s plan.

Neutral — Wrestlers can use the same scoring techniques they learn in Folkstyle to score in Freestyle.  One thing that is different in Freestyle is the exposure rule.  In Freestyle you don’t need to get a count to get 2 back points.  If you expose your opponent by breaking 90 degrees you will score 2 points.  With this in mind, your shot finishes need to be extra sharp or you can get tilted off your shots.  That means you need to tighten up your shot finishes. Also, with the exposure rules you can be tilted from a front headlock  position so you need to clear out of this quickly.  These are all things that coaches preach consistently to wrestlers during the high school season.

If you really want to have fun and learn how to score points quickly you should learn to tilt off your opponent’s shots. This isn’t a necessity but will give you more scoring opportunities from the feet and they are pretty fun to learn.

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OK THE SEASON IS OFFICALLY HERE. PRACTICE IS HERE. PLEASE NOTE THE SCHEDULE HAS BEEN CHANGED. 11/30/2013 IS A SATURDAY NOT A WEDNESDAY. MY BAD.

DONATIONS: WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME RECENTLY AND WE WANTED TO SAY THANK-YOU. IF ANYONE WANTS TO MAKE A TAX FREE DONATION TO THE WANTAGH WRESTLING CLUB WE ARE ALWAYS READY. DURING THE COURSE OF THE YEAR: WE FUND TWO TEAMS, RUN PRACTICES AND LIFTING ALL YEAR LONG, HAVE PURCHASED SIX WRESTLING MATS, PURCHASE CLEANING MATERIALS, UNIFORMS, HOTEL, TRAVEL, DISCOUNTED EQUIPMENT, TEE SHIRTS, ETC. WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE KIDS.  THANKS AGAIN IN ADVANCE.
RAY HANLEY, CELL 516-526-8632, MAILING ADDRESS PO BOX 7095 WANTAGH, NEW YORK, 11793.

SCHOOL WORK AND A TUTOR: ( GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BOOST HE OR SHE NEEDS. A FORMER TEACHER, SAT, ACT, STATE TESTING, WHATEVER YOU NEED )
HORIZON ENTERPRISES, WWW.COACH-2-ACHIEVE.COM
DR. MONA MARSHALL
2897 NOEL COURT, WANTAGH, NEW YORK, 11893
516-322-8675

ALUMUNI NIGHT IS BEING RE-DONE. WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHAT DATE, TIME, ETC WHEN WE SECURE THE NEW INFORMATION.

I AM DOING ALL THE POSTING ON THE WEB SITE. PLEASE MAKE SURE I HAVE THE NAMES SPELLED CORRECT. IF I LEAVE SOMETHING OUT CALL ME. I WILL ALSO POST SCORES AND KEEP THE RECORDS FOR THE TEAM. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS. I WILL POST SCHEDULE, PRACTICES AND ANY OTHER CHANGES. PUT YOUR NAME ON THE E-MAIL LIST. 

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OTHER FEATURE ARTICLES: ALCOHOL AND THE EFFECTS ON THE ATHLETES BODY, CASINO NIGHT AT THE WANTAGH INN, 09/16/2011 AT 7:00 P.M. RESERVE YOUR SPOT.