PAUL GILLESPIE, WANTAGH HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH, HAS BEEN SELECTED THE NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK STATE COACHES ASSOCIATION AFTER LEADING THE WARRIORS TO A CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP, A NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP, THE NEW YORK STATE DUAL MEET CHAMPIONSHIP AND WINNERS OF THE NYS TOURNAMENT. THE BLACK AND GOLD CAPTURED THE U/E DUALS, THE EASTERN STATES AND NUMEROUS OTHER TOURNAMENTS. THIS IS THE CHERRY ON TOP TO A DREAM SEASON. COACH GILLESPIE IS A MEMBER OF THE NYS NATIONAL HALL OF FAME AND HAS BEEN A SECTION EIGHT (8) COACH OF THE YEAR SEVEN ( 7 ) TIMES AS WELL AS A TWO (2) TIME ALL LONG ISLAND COACH. COACH GILLESPIE WAS A TWO (2) TIME NCAA ALL AMERICAN IN COLLEGE, HIS SON P.J. WAS AN ALL AMERICAN AT HOFSTRA AND HAS TAKEN A POSISTION AS A COACH AT WANTAGH AND ASSISTANT COACH REGGIE JONES WAS INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL HALL OF FAME. IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.
The 2013 Awards Dinner went off with a lot of laughs, tears and memories. The 2012-2013 team was honored after a record breaking season in which the Warriors captured the following records:
* Back to Back Dual Meet NYS Wrestling Championships
* 40 match win streak
* had their 10th State Champion crowned
* captured the U/E Duals
* won the Eastern States
* Nassau County Dual Meet Championship
* Nassau County Championships
* State Team Champions at the tournament
* won numerous tournaments
* Reggie Jones was elected to the National Hall of Fame
Sadly 12 seniors will be moving on. The line is set for the next set of wrestlers to follow in the footsteps of our family of wrestlers. When it comes down to it, it is all about family, education, honor and heart.
I would like to thank all of our coaches, Paul Gillespie, Reggie Jones, Ray Hanley Jr. and P.J. Gillespie. The school board and our great Athletic Director Jen Keane for all the support and help.
Please note some important information: There is lifting after school. See one of the coaches for further information. The Wantagh 3 Style Club will be running the next session as follows:
SIGN UP – MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013 AT 6:00 P.M. AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING ROOM FOLLOWED BY THE FIRST PRACTICE 7:00 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M. MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HS DIVISION ONLY SUMMER SESSION RUNS FROM MONDAY, JUNE 3RD TO WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7TH
The Summer Camp at Wantagh is being held August 5th thru August 9th. We will have our coaching staff as well as Vougar from VHW, Craig V. from Ascend, Dylan and Andrew Alton, 2 time NCAA Champion Ed Ruth of Penn State and Stevie Powell of Easton HS. There will be other wrestlers on hand.
Check out this great video about wrestling in the USA. Our Rocky hero, Sylvester Stallone narrates.
Being Extraordinary in the Sport of Wrestling
By Steve Fraser
October 12, 2012
What a great word… ‘Extraordinary’. Being extraordinary means being exceptional, amazing and remarkable. What a wonderful way to be. Who doesn’t want to be extraordinary in life? Who doesn’t want to ‘have’ an extraordinary existence? And for wrestlers and coaches, who doesn’t want to have an extraordinary wrestling career?
So what does it take to be extraordinary in the sport of wrestling?
Let’s start with integrity. Having integrity in one’s wrestling career means we honor our word. We do what we say we will do. And we finish what we start. Having integrity with the way we train and how we interact with our coaches or wrestlers is the foundation of creating a strong bond between coach and athlete. It leads to great trust which is essential in moving in a positive direction. Athletes must trust that their coaches have their very best interests in mind. And coaches have to trust that their athletes are fully committed to be the best that they can be. This mutual trust is the foundation for great skill development and progress in achieving success.
Be complaint-free! Eliminating (or limiting) gossip and negativity will lead toward positive actions and attitudes. Focusing on what we can control in regards to our athletic training and progress is the only way to be. Complaining about things only sets up a negative environment that will lead us down a dark path. The grueling training and all the hard work that is involved with becoming a successful wrestler makes it difficult enough without being surrounded by negative feelings and thoughts.
If we don’t like something and it is a real issue then we must change it! We can’t just complain about it. We must do something to get in a positive environment, which is crucial for one to flourish.
On the mat, we should never complain to the referee, our opponent or coach, even if our opponent does something illegal. We should ignore our opponent’s illegal action like it never happened. This will make our opponents think we are too tough to complain.
Be powerful! Ask for results and help with straight communication. No beating around the bush. Honesty along with a professional, forthright communicative approach will help one to solve issues and focus everyone involved on the tasks at hand.
On the mat, we should never show any sign of weakness. We should always be powerful and confident in our actions.
Be courageous! Have your fear and act anyway. We all experience fear at times. To achieve something extraordinary we have to be courageous in our attack and our approach. Whether it is on the mat with an opponent, or facing a conflict within our training situation. Be bold and confident that you will do your best to win or overcome the obstacle. This courageous mindset will help us to climb the highest mountain.
Be peaceful! Give up the fear that anything is wrong. We need to be at peace with how we are training and what we are doing. This will give us the total confidence that we are on the right road. Our personal lives come into play here. We need to be living the life that – deep down inside – we know is the right way to live, according to our own personal moral compass. Having inner guilt or doubt about ourselves will keep us from being at peace. Now, our moral compasses may differ. I am not saying everyone has to have the same moral standards. However, the key is our inner conflict. Do we have inner conflict or not?
On the mat, we need to be confident that we are paying the price to win. Off the mat, we need to be confident that we are living the right lifestyle; a lifestyle that meets our personal belief that shows our true character as a human being.
Kevin Jackson, an Olympic Champion and head coach of Iowa State University, said it this way, “To be the best one has to have his/her whole life in order to be at peace, which is essential in achieving great success.”
Be charismatic! Fully powerful and available in such a way that whoever we are with feels that we are truly present with them in that moment. This includes teammates, coaches, administrators and all supporters. As an athlete showing our coaches that we are present with them and coachable will inspire them to help us even more. Same for a coach, being present and charismatic with athletes will evoke an open-mindedness and excitement among those athletes.
Be enrolling! Get people involved with our career, enroll people into our life and be willing to create from all the possibilities. Creating a strong support group and surrounding ourselves with great people will help us to build our career. Learning from this team of supporters will guide us forward in a very positive way.
As I continue to search my own heart for ‘my part’ in our future Greco-Roman national program I am forced to look at all of these principles of extraordinary living and see where I fall short. My work starts there.
Expect To Win!
ANABOL AGENTS ( STERIODS )
THG ( TETRAHYDROGESTRINONE )
19-NORANDROSTENEDIONE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS
SYNEPHRINE ( CITRUS AURANTIUM, ZHI SHI, BITTER ORANGE )
AND RELATED COMPOUNDS
THC ( TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL )
DIURETICS AND URINE MANIPULATORS
FINASTERIDE ( PROPECIA ) AND OTHER COMPOUNDS
PEPTIDE HORMONES AND ANALOGUES
ERYTHROPOIETIN ( EPO )
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE ( HGH ) AND RELATED COMPOUNDS
CLOMIPHENE ( CLOMID )
TAMOXIFEN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS
( PERMITTED BY INHALATION )
ADDERALL, ANADROL, ANDROGEL, CYLERT, DEXEDRINE, EPOGEN, LASIX, OXANDRIN, RITALIN, TESTODERM
*MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION MAY BE GRANTED FOR REQUIRED USE WITH PROPER PRESCRIPTION.
BRONKAID ( EPHEDRINE )
PRIMATENE TABLETS ( EPHEDRINE )
BANNED SUBSTANCES FOUND IN NUTRITIONAL / DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
EPHEDRINE ( MA HUANG )
CHECK WITH YOUR ATHLETIC STAFF BEFORE USING ANY SUBSTANCES.. WWW.NCAA.ORG/HEALTH-SAFETY OR CALL TOLL FREE 877-202-0769
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.
Alcohol use cancels out gains from your workout: Everyone knows that working out while under the influence of alcohol is dangerous because of the likelihood of injury. However, few athletes realize that consuming alcohol after a workout, practice, or competition can cancel out any physiological gains you may have received from such activities. Not only does long-term alcohol use diminish protein synthesis resulting in a decrease in muscle build-up, but even short-term alcohol use can impede muscle growth.
FACT: Alcohol causes dehydration and slows down the body’s ability to heal. Alcohol is a toxin that travels through your bloodstream to every organ and tissue in your body slowing your body’s ability to heal itself.
FACT: Alcohol use prevents muscle recovery. In order to build bigger and stronger muscles, your body needs sleep to repair it self after a workout. Because of alcohols effect on sleep, however, your body is robbed of a precious chemical called human growth hormone or HGH. HGH is part of the normal muscle-building and repair process. Alcohol can decrease the secretion of HGH by as much as 70%. Also drinking can trigger the production of a substance in your liver that is directly toxic to testosterone. Testosterone is essential for the development and recovery of your muscles.
FACT: Alcohol use depletes your source of energy. Once alcohol is absorbed through your stomach and small intestine and finally into your cells, it can disrupt the water balance in muscle cells, thus altering their ability to produce adenosine triphosphate ( ATP ) which is your muscles source of energy. ATP provides the fuel necessary for your muscles to contract. Alcohol also reduces energy sources by inhibiting a process known as gluconeogenesis in which glucose is formed from substances other than glucose. When alcohol is oxidized by alcohol dehydrogenate ( an enzyme ) it produces an elevation of NADH, which reduces the amount of co enzyme that is essential in the production of ATP. The loss of ATP results in a lack of energy and endurance.
WANT TO BE A CHAMPION ? DON’T DRINK…
NEXT UP: NCAA BANNED SUBSTANCES.
Written by Gina Fifth, MA., LMHC., NCC
Director: Alcohol and Drug Education and Luis G. Manzo PHD., Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Alcohol and other Drug Treatment Services,
University Counseling Center
OK HERE IS MY FORUMLA SINCE I HAVE BEEN WRESTLING. MAYBE NOT MY WORDS BUT AGAIN THE MESSAGE IS THE SAME. IT COMES FROM THE HEART.
KEYS TO WINNING…
1. Be a Fanatic Trainer: Some guys are strong. Some are quick. They good ones always train all year round and hard. Never stop.
2. The only moves that matter are the ones you actually do and do well at high speeds.
3. Defense wins: If you score you may win.. If he never scores you won’t lose. Defense wins…
4. One Move: You should always have one move that you do well enough at high speeds that you can do once on anyone.
5. Conditioning is career long: Never let yourself get out of shape. Do some type of workout three times per week, all year long.
6. Every workout is important: Wrestle the best you can every time. Wrestle like a Champion Today.
7. Seek out the best competition: Work out with the best training partner you can find. Go to the toughest tournaments you can find. STEEL SHARPENS STEEL.
8. Training Schedule: Running ( 3 miles or more, 3 times per week with some sprints ) weight lifting, hard and correct drilling of technique, situation wrestling, good diet and proper rest.
9. Goal: You must have a goal and a detailed plan to attain your goal. Then work your plan. Never compromise on your goals and it will happen.
10. Be loyal to your parents, teammates, Coach and most of all yourself.
WORDS OF WISDOM..
“Through wrestling, through the hard work and the
sweat, through the victories and the defeats, we
learn a great deal about ourselves. Wrestling shows
you your limits, your weaknesses, your strengths
and, ultimately, you grow because of what
it shows you.” – J Robinson
“2011 Off-Season Match Count has Begun!!!”