U/E FIELD ANNOUNCED

The unofficial King of Tournaments that determines the New York State Team Dual Meet Championship held each year at Union Endicott High School always has the toughest teams based on a selection process from different sections. Wantagh has come out on top and was selected as the best team in NYS two years in a row during 2011-2012. The tournament is scheduled for January 9 and January 10, 2016. The winner is announced in Albany during the state finals at the Pepsi Arena at the end of the season. This year the teams are:
Brentwood ( 11 )
Brockport ( 5 )
Farmingdale ( 8 )
Fulton ( 3 )
Hilton ( 5 )
Long Beach ( 8 )
Massapequa ( 8 )
Minisink Valley ( 9)
Monroe Woodbury ( 9 )
Patchogue-Medford ( 11 )
Phoenix ( 3 )
Rocky Point ( 11 )
Shenendehowa ( 2 )
Wantagh ( 8 )

Wantagh has been wrestling very hard during the off season. With the summer winding down we need to step it up. More wrestling, lifting and workouts. Make sure everything is ready for school. Be ready. There are places to go, private lessons, etc. Time to show up..Represent yourself, your school, parents, team and do what you can to be a better person and teammate.

OFF SEASON FREESTYLE / GRECO

On Saturday April 18, 2015, eight Wantagh wrestlers made their way over to Clarke High School for a qualifier for the states. There are a few of these tournaments around Nassau County leading up the state competition. Of course if you place at the states you qualify for the Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota during the summer. The age groups are Cadet for 9th and 10th graders while the 11th and 12th graders are in the Junior Division. The younger wrestlers can wrestle at the School Boy Division.

The following wrestlers showed up: Mike Killard, Charlie Maier, Jonathan Loew, Kyle Schairer, Pat Smith, Larry Baker, Robert Marshall and Joe Russo.

There is another tournament this weekend at Cardozo HS in Queens as well as the Journeymen Dual’s near Albany. The weekend of May 1, 2015 is the Northeast Regionals in Strousberg, PA. That has wrestling starting Friday evening and going through until Sunday. The wrestlers in this competition compete in Freestyle and Greco and come from NJ, PA, Ct, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and a few other states.

LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT BY STEVE FRASER OLYMPIC GRECO CHAMPION

Do You Love Wrestling?

By Steve Fraser

October – 2014

Do you really enjoy wrestling? Do you look forward to the fight? Do you long for the moment when you can get into a battle with that other wrestler?

Recently, I visited the University of Michigan’s wrestling room and practice. Michigan is where I got my college education and where I wrestled back in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. What a fantastic wrestling room they have now, named the Bahna Wrestling Center. This five-year-old facility is state of the art, from top to bottom.

After watching the practice, head coach Joe McFarland asked me to say a few words to the team. I could not help thinking how jealous I was to see all of these young guys soaking wet from sweat that was produced from this tough work out.

I had a “flash back” of when I was wrestling at Michigan. I remembered how much I loved to wrestle; how much I loved to mix it up with people like Mark Churella, a three-time NCAA champion and my teammate. Churella and I wrestled almost every single day. Talk about a tough training partner, Churella was the toughest!

Churella was also someone who loved the sport. He absolutely loved the act of wrestling. He loved learning new skills. He loved conditioning his body in a way that would crush his opponents. He loved the mental game. Churella loved all of it! And of course he taught me to love it as well.

Having fun with the sport of wrestling is very important in being successful at it. We must constantly remind ourselves to “Love the Battle.” We must love the process, love the fight and love the struggle as well as the breakthroughs. Loving success is easy. Loving the whole process of achieving success is what helps one to advance to a new level of competitive skill.

So have some fun this month. Think humorously to create those positive emotions. When you think goofy off the wall thoughts, your nervousness and fear will disappear. When your emotions start getting the better of you, internal laughter will put you back on track. Life is too short to be stressed out.

At first, Churella used to beat the living tar out of me. But because I stayed in there with him, coming back for more every day, I began to improve. Slowly, I started to give him a better fight and then eventually I improved enough to get him back, even with some of his own stuff.

For example, I was not a leg wrestler in high school, but before I knew it I was throwing legs in and successfully turning him (on occasion) and my opponents. To this very day, I know I shock many people (especially because most look at me as a Greco guy only) when I throw the legs in and turn them. Churella, as most know, was awesome with leg wrestling. Learning these new skills for me was fun.

Practice using your mental focus in the present time. Operate in the here and now, especially during competition. This will enhance your “ideal competitive state” and your talent and skill will come alive. During the battle, if you are thinking about the past or future it will hamper your ability to really open up and go for it. Enjoy the present moment and your performance will flourish.

Think energy, which is everything. Generating a high level of positive energy will create that “dynamic fight.” It will help you to heighten those positive emotions that will make you strong with confidence. Think “fun” and more positive energy will start flowing immediately. Say to yourself, “I love it! Isn’t this great! Show me the pressure!”

Churella always seemed to thrive on the pressure, the more the better.

When you get in that close match, remind yourself how you love it. You love the pressure, you love the excitement and you love putting it all on the line. For you, life would be too boring if you did it any other way. No holding back, no excuses, you are going for it. Do the best you possibly can. Wrestle to win it at all costs and then, win or lose, be proud because you gave it every ounce of everything you had.

 

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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. 

Wantagh Wrestling is now on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/wantaghwarriorwrestling and follow us on Twitter  www.twitter.com/wantaghwrestle for up to date news and photos.

NCAA BANNED SUBSTANES

ANABOL AGENTS ( STERIODS )
ANDROSTENEDIONE
DHEA
NANDROLNE
TESTOSTERONE
THG ( TETRAHYDROGESTRINONE )
19-NORANDROSTENEDIONE AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

STIMULANTS
COCAINE
EPHEDRINE
METHAMPHETAMINE
SYNEPHRINE ( CITRUS AURANTIUM, ZHI SHI, BITTER ORANGE )
AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

STREET DRUGS
HEROIN
MARIJUANA
THC ( TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL )

DIURETICS AND URINE MANIPULATORS
BUMETANIDE
PROBENICD
FINASTERIDE ( PROPECIA ) AND OTHER COMPOUNDS

PEPTIDE HORMONES AND ANALOGUES
ERYTHROPOIETIN ( EPO )
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE ( HGH ) AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

ANTI-ESTROGENS
CLOMIPHENE ( CLOMID )
TAMOXIFEN AND RELATED COMPOUNDS

BETA-2 AGONISTS
( PERMITTED BY INHALATION )
FORMOTEROL
SALMETROL

PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES*
ADDERALL, ANADROL, ANDROGEL, CYLERT, DEXEDRINE, EPOGEN, LASIX, OXANDRIN, RITALIN, TESTODERM
*MEDICAL PRESCRIPTION MAY BE GRANTED FOR REQUIRED USE WITH PROPER PRESCRIPTION.

NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS
BRONKAID ( EPHEDRINE )
PRIMATENE TABLETS ( EPHEDRINE )

BANNED SUBSTANCES FOUND IN NUTRITIONAL / DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
ANDROSTENEDIOL
ANDROSTENEDIONE
CAFFEINE
CITRUS AURANTIUM
DHEA
EPHEDRINE ( MA HUANG )
NORANDROSTENEDIOL
NORANDROSTENEDIONE
SYNEPHRINE

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 AND AFFECTS WITH SPORTS

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

WINNING

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!!!”