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Massapequa Public Schools Varsity Wrestling Schedule


2017 2018 Season

Linda Stuart Duals 
Massapequa (Mass) 59, Burnt Hills (Sec 2) (BH) 22
December 8, 2017
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) pinned Jack Taylor (BH) 3:24
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) by FFT
113 - John De Conno (BH) pinned Sal Minichiello (Mass) 
120 - Kyle Donohue (Mass) md. Ryan Buthfer (BH) 8-0
126 - Mike Blando (Mass) pinned John Luke (BH) 2:36
132 - Nick Karamoshos (Mass) md. Sammy Lindberg (BH) 11-0
138 - Danny Jada (BH) pinned Nick Antoniello (Mass) 2:32
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) dec. Johnny Matrazzo (BH) 8-3
152 - Robert Forlano (BH) md. Eric Pullman (Mass) 9-1
160 - Tom Stiehler (Mass) pinned Nick Papa (BH) 1:10
170 - John Casamassina (Mass) pinned Victor Little (BH) 1:50
182 - Sam Mahoney (Mass) pinned Vincent Daviero (BH) 2:56
195 - Marco Musso (Mass) by FFT
220 - Dennis Auz (Mass) by FFT
285 - Justis Warren (BH) pinned William Smithwick (Mass) 1:04

Massapequa (Mass) 69, Greenville (Sec 2) (Gree) 9
December 8, 2017
138 - Ian McIlhenny (Gree) dec. Nick Antoniello (Mass) 9-4
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) pinned Nicholas Reese (Gree) 1:22
152 - Eric Pullman (Mass) dec. Cameron Baitsholts (Gree) 8-2
160 - Joe Mancini (Gree) dec. Tom Stiehler (Mass) 11-4
170 - John Casamassina (Mass) pinned Justin Pine (Gree) 0:33
182 - Sam Mahoney (Mass) by FFT
195 - Marco Musso (Mass) pinned Branden Quenneville (Gree) 0:35
220 - Ryan Bacigalupo (Mass) pinned Derek Dedie (Gree) 0:55
285 - Matt Smithwick (Mass) by FFT
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) pinned Bernard Davis (Gree) 0:33
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) by FFT
113 - Alex Giulani (Mass) by FFT
120 - Aidan Cullen (Gree) dec. Kyle Donohue (Mass) 6-0
126 - Mike Blando (Mass) pinned Schuyler Wilson (Gree) 1:19
132 - Nick Karamoshos (Mass) by FFT

Massapequa (Mass) 55, Indian River (Sec 3) (IR) 12
December 8, 2017
160 - Tom Stiehler (Mass) pinned Jake Whitmore (IR) 4:31
170 - John Casamassina (Mass) pinned Michael Lind (IR) 4:56
182 - Sam Mahoney (Mass) dec. Jeromy Henning (IR) 4-2
195 - Marco Musso (Mass) dec. Kyler Martin (IR) 6-3
220 - Ryan Bacigalupo (Mass) pinned Chase Lynch (IR) 0:30
285 - Matt Smithwick (Mass) by FFT
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) md. Alex Booth (IR) 15-4
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) pinned Parker Ashley (IR) 0:48
113 - Lucus Van Tassel (IR) dec. Alex Giulani (Mass) 7-3
120 - Kyle Donohue (Mass) dec. Ethen Garrison (IR) 2-0
126 - Logan Patterson (IR) dec. Mike Blando (Mass) 8-4
132 - Nick Karamoshos (Mass) pinned Kenneth Melton (IR) 2:33
138 - Tyler Pitts (IR) dec. Nick Antoniello (Mass) 8-3
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) pinned Gabe Lynch (IR) 4:33
152 - Aiden Poe (IR) dec. Eric Pullman (Mass) 7-0

Massapequa (Mass) 42, Mt. Anthony (VT) (MtA) 33
December 8, 2017
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) dec. Keegan Coon (MtA) 4-3
152 - Stephen Brillon (MtA) dec. Eric Pullman (Mass) 7-1
160 - Adam Osha (MtA) pinned Tom Stiehler (Mass) 2:20
170 - John Casamassina (Mass) by FFT
182 - Sam Mahoney (Mass) dec. Chris Meyer (MtA) 2-0
195 - Sam Wilkins (MtA) pinned Marco Musso (Mass) 1:59
220 - Colin Crowley (MtA) pinned Ryan Bacigalupo (Mass) 5:21
285 - Calvin Hayford (MtA) pinned Matt Smithwick (Mass) 0:54
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) by FFT
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) pinned Julian Granger (MtA) 2:25
113 - Alex Giulani (Mass) pinned Brodie Krawczyk (MtA) 2:25
120 - Kyle Donohue (Mass) by FFT
126 - Mike Blando (Mass) dec. Keegan Taylor (MtA) 9-6
132 - Nick Karamoshos (Mass) dec. Adam Frost (MtA) 6-3
138 - Gage Mclaughlin (MtA) pinned Nick Antoniello (Mass) 1:16

Massapequa (Mass) 63, Queensbury (Sec 2) (Qbry) 14
December 8, 2017
152 - Eric Pullman (Mass) by FFT
160 - Tom Stiehler (Mass) pinned David Sanders (Qbry) 0:44
170 - John Casamassina (Mass) pinned Shawn Stimpson (Qbry) 1:33
182 - Sam Mahoney (Mass) dec. Dom Nassivera (Qbry) 5-1
195 - Nico Mattia (Qbry) dec. Marco Musso (Mass) 5-1
220 - Ryan Bacigalupo (Mass) pinned Seth Guay (Qbry) 1:48
285 - Matt Smithwick (Mass) pinned Zach Snyder (Qbry) 1:33
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) by FFT
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) pinned Cole Vrooman (Qbry) 1:14
113 - Dylan Sleezer (Qbry) TF Sal Minichiello (Mass) 17-0
120 - Trevor Robbins (Qbry) dec. John Botti (Mass) 2-1
126 - Mike Blando (Mass) pinned Kyle Miller (Qbry) 2:33
132 - Nick Karamoshos (Mass) pinned John Brady (Qbry) 2:33
138 - Dan Brady (Qbry) dec. Nick Antoniello (Mass) 6-5
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) pinned Gaven Wasson (Qbry) 1:51

Massapequa (Mass) 61, Ravena Coeymans Selkirk (Sec 2) (RCS) 15
December 8, 2017
120 - Brandon Mogul (RCS) dec. John Botti (Mass) 11-4
126 - Mike Blando (Mass) TF Mitchell Craft (RCS) 19-1
132 - Nick Karamoshos (Mass) dec. Eric Mattick (RCS) 10-5
138 - Nick Antoniello (Mass) by FFT
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) TF Juan Estrada (RCS) 18-2
152 - Eric Pullman (Mass) by FFT
160 - Tom Stiehler (Mass) by FFT
170 - John Casamassina (Mass) pinned Ricardo Hernandez (RCS) 2:30
182 - Sam Mahoney (Mass) pinned Nick Vroman (RCS) 5:05
195 - Marco Musso (Mass) by FFT
220 - Demetreus Todman (RCS) dec. Dennis Auz (Mass) 7-5 SV
285 - Christian Salvio (RCS) pinned Matt Smithwick (Mass) 3:30
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) by FFT
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) by FFT
113 - Kaden Gransbury (RCS) dec. Alex Giulani (Mass) 6-3

Minisink Valley (Sec 9) (MV) 39, Massapequa (Mass) 19
December 8, 2017
170 - Tim Ganuncio (MV) dec. John Casamassina (Mass) 10-6
182 - Joey Yanis (MV) pinned Sam Mahoney (Mass) 2:33
195 - Marco Musso (Mass) dec. Anton Juncaj (MV) 7-2
220 - Adam Fenner (MV) dec. Ryan Bacigalupo (Mass) 5-2
285 - Andrew Fenner (MV) pinned Matt Smithwick (Mass) 2:59
  99 - Anthony Conetta (Mass) dec. Evan Hewett (MV) 8-7
106 - Chase Liardi (Mass) md. Joe Habert (MV) 10-0
113 - Nicholas Picariello (MV) pinned Sal Minichiello (Mass) 3:35
120 - Jordan Suarez (MV) dec. Kyle Donohue (Mass) 3-0
126 - Sean Savacool (MV) dec. Mike Blando (Mass) 7-0
132 - Connor Greiner (MV) dec. Nick Karamoshos (Mass) 3-0
138 - Dominic Vetrano (MV) pinned Nick Antoniello (Mass) 1:02
145 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Mass) dec. Vincent Vetrano (MV) 9-3
152 - Eric Pullman (Mass) dec. Zack Rizzo (MV) 6-3
160 - Tom Stiehler (Mass) dec. Matthew Rajnert (MV) 5-0 


2016 - 2017 All County Dinner

 Coach Serrano, Garrett Gibbons, Kevin Smithwick, Hunter Scutellaro, Shane Gibbons,
Christian Pulieo, Chase Liardi, Coach Shippos and Nick Karamoshos
Shane Gibbons - Al Bevilacqua Scholarship
Kevin Smithwick - Gary Mims Hall of Fame Award
Hunter Scutellaro - Gary Ventimigilia Memorial Scholarship
Christian Pulieo - LIWOA Sportsmanship Award 


Congratulations Hunter Scutellaro

 Hunter Scutellaro places 3rd at the New York State Division One Championships


 
Hunter Scutellaro celebrating his 2017 Section 8 (Nassau County) Championship with Coach Serrano. 


2017 Section 8 Championships Newsday Coverage


2017 Section 8 Championships

Team Scores (top ten only)
  1. Wantagh ............. 343.5
  2. Long Beach .......... 328
  3. Massapequa .......... 151.5
  4. Farmingdale ......... 150
  5. Plainedge ........... 107
  6. Uniondale ............ 94.5
  7. Lynbrook ............. 84.5
  8. Freeport ............. 81
  9. MacArthur ............ 67.5
 10. Bellmore JFK .......... 54 

Click Here for Complete Brackets

2017 SECTION VIII DIV 1 CHAMPIONSHIPS Results for Massapequa
99 - Chase Liardi (2-3) placed 6th
    Champ. Round 1 - Chase Liardi (Massapequa) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Chase Liardi (Massapequa) 2-3 won by decision over Jonathan Davis (Hewlett) 23-12 (Dec 6-3)
    Quarterfinal - Chase Liardi (Massapequa) 2-3 won by major decision over Andrew Gaudiuso (Port Washington) 2-2 (MD 8-0)
    Semifinal - Josiah Encarnacion (Wantagh) 3-0 won by decision over Chase Liardi (Massapequa) 2-3 (Dec 4-0)
    Cons. Semi - Antonio George (North Shore) 5-2 won by decision over Chase Liardi (Massapequa) 2-3 (Dec 4-3)
    5th Place Match - Joseph Foxen (Garden City ) 27-7 won by decision over Chase Liardi (Massapequa) 2-3 (Dec 1-0)

99 - Alex Giulani (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Sal Minichiello (Massapequa) 1-1 won by tech fall over Alex Giulani (Massapequa) 0-1 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-1))

99 - Sal Minichiello (1-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Sal Minichiello (Massapequa) 1-1 won by tech fall over Alex Giulani (Massapequa) 0-1 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-1))
    Champ. Round 2 - Pablo Martinez (Long Beach) 21-10 won by fall over Sal Minichiello (Massapequa) 1-1 (Fall 2:19)

113 - Kyle Donohue (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Xavier Pommels (Uniondale) 27-10 won by tech fall over Kyle Donohue (Massapequa) 0-1 (TF-1.5 0:00 (15-0))

120 - Hunter Scutellaro (3-0) Champion
    Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa) 3-0 won by fall over Wil Maldonado (Uniondale) 12-9 (Fall 3:00)
    Quarterfinal - Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa) 3-0 won by fall over Charles Maier (Wantagh) 5-2 (Fall 1:47)
    Semifinal - Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa) 3-0 won by major decision over Joseph Simons (Farmingdale ) 5-1 (MD 9-1)

126 - Nick Karamoshos (2-3) placed 6th
    Champ. Round 1 - Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) 2-3 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) 2-3 won by fall over Rubin Smith (Great Neck South) 2-2 (Fall 3:25)
    Quarterfinal - Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) 2-3 won by decision over Joseph Russo (Wantagh) 2-2 (Dec 5-2)
    Semifinal - Justin Vines (Wantagh) 3-0 won by fall over Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) 2-3 (Fall 1:22)
    Cons. Semi - Dylan Jainchill (Calhoun ) 23-6 won by decision over Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) 2-3 (Dec 1-0)
    5th Place Match - Kyle Althenn (Mepham ) 20-7 won by decision over Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) 2-3 (Dec 6-0)

132 - Mike Blando (2-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Mike Blando (Massapequa) 2-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Matt Swanson (Lynbrook ) 39-2 won by tech fall over Mike Blando (Massapequa) 2-2 (TF-1.5 0:00 (15-0))
    Cons. Round 1 - Mike Blando (Massapequa) 2-2 won by decision over Mark Bakich (Farmingdale ) 0-2 (Dec 8-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Mike Blando (Massapequa) 2-2 won by decision over Mark Mansa (Syosset) 1-2 (Dec 2-0)
    Cons. Round 3 - Najee Hall (Uniondale) 33-7 won by decision over Mike Blando (Massapequa) 2-2 (Dec 9-2)

138 - Jeremy Scutellaro (1-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Jeremy Scutellaro (Massapequa) 1-1 won by decision over Nicolas Olivier (Freeport) 20-5 (Dec 3-2)
    Champ. Round 2 - Dimitry Pettaway (Valley Stream Central ) 3-3 won by decision over Jeremy Scutellaro (Massapequa) 1-1 (Dec 9-2)

145 - Shane Gibbons (3-0) Runner-up
    Champ. Round 1 - Shane Gibbons (Massapequa) 3-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Shane Gibbons (Massapequa) 3-0 won by fall over Thomas Evans (MacArthur) 1-2 (Fall 0:58)
    Quarterfinal - Shane Gibbons (Massapequa) 3-0 won by tech fall over Thomas Sofield (Long Beach) 17-11 (TF-1.5 0:00 (17-2))
    Semifinal - Shane Gibbons (Massapequa) 3-0 won by decision over John Colletti (Long Beach) 30-5 (Dec 6-4)

145 - Thomas Greenblatt (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Albert Cepeda (Mepham ) 21-10 won by decision over Thomas Greenblatt (Massapequa) 0-1 (Dec 3-1)

152 - Garrett Gibbons (4-1) placed 3rd
    Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 4-1 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 4-1 won by fall over Calvin Louie (MacArthur) 3-3 (Fall 2:48)
    Quarterfinal - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 4-1 won by fall over Nagib Pena (Roosevelt ) 21-10 (Fall 1:59)
    Semifinal - Tyrese Byron (Long Beach) 32-5 won by fall over Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 4-1 (Fall 1:16)
    Cons. Semi - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 4-1 won by decision over Robert Espinal (Oceanside) 31-8 (Dec 6-1)
    3rd Place Match - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 4-1 won by decision over Mike Minnici (Plainedge ) 3-2 (Dec 5-3)

152 - Tom Digennaro (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Matt Majoy (Syosset) 3-2 won by fall over Tom Digennaro (Massapequa) 0-1 (Fall 2:57)

160 - Christain Pulieo (5-2) placed 4th
    Champ. Round 1 - Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 won by decision over Michael McCabe (Long Beach) 10-7 (Dec 16-12)
    Champ. Round 2 - Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 won by decision over AJ Lohmuller (MacArthur) 0-1 (Dec 10-6)
    Quarterfinal - James Langan (Wantagh) 5-1 won by decision over Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 (Dec 7-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 won by fall over Tua Spigner (Valley Stream South ) 11-5 (Fall 0:39)
    Cons. Round 3 - Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 won by decision over Jack Tortora (Manhasset) 29-7 (Dec 7-4)
    Cons. Semi - Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 won by decision over Greg Wildstein (Long Beach) 23-10 (Dec 4-2)
    3rd Place Match - James Langan (Wantagh) 5-1 won by decision over Christain Pulieo (Massapequa) 5-2 (Dec 5-3)

160 - John Cassamassina (1-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - John Cassamassina (Massapequa) 1-2 won by decision over Jeffrey Xu (Great Neck South) 0-1 (Dec 7-0)
    Champ. Round 2 - Charlie Spada (Long Beach) 35-6 won by fall over John Cassamassina (Massapequa) 1-2 (Fall 4:27)
    Cons. Round 1 - John Cassamassina (Massapequa) 1-2 received a bye () (Bye)
    Cons. Round 2 - Jack Tortora (Manhasset) 29-7 won by major decision over John Cassamassina (Massapequa) 1-2 (MD 11-2)

170 - Angelo Petrakis (2-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Brandon DeVivio (Long Beach) 28-5 won by injury default over Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) 2-2 (Inj. 0:00)
    Cons. Round 1 - Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) 2-2 won by decision over Isaiah Louder (Freeport) 24-10 (Dec 3-1)
    Cons. Round 2 - Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) 2-2 won by decision over Joseph Conklin (Wantagh) 1-2 (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Round 3 - Darrin Simons (Farmingdale ) 5-1 won by decision over Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) 2-2 (Dec 3-1)

182 - Dan Hamilton (2-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Dan Hamilton (Massapequa) 2-2 won by fall over Seth Manger (Bellmore-JFK ) 0-1 (Fall 1:47)
    Champ. Round 2 - Dan Hamilton (Massapequa) 2-2 won by fall over Rony Lopez (Freeport) 7-5 (Fall 3:52)
    Quarterfinal - Brandon Vancooten (Sewanhaka-West) 3-0 won by decision over Dan Hamilton (Massapequa) 2-2 (Dec 8-3)
    Cons. Round 2 - Alexandros Vazouras (Roslyn) 2-2 won by fall over Dan Hamilton (Massapequa) 2-2 (Fall 4:17)

182 - Sam Mahoney (1-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Sam Mahoney (Massapequa) 1-1 won by fall over Justin Harvin (Lynbrook ) 13-9 (Fall 3:08)
    Champ. Round 2 - Patrick Jean Louis (Westbury) 13-11 won by major decision over Sam Mahoney (Massapequa) 1-1 (MD 10-0)

220 - Dennis Auz (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Emmanuel Flemming (Sewanhaka-West) 2-2 won by decision over Dennis Auz (Massapequa) 0-1 (Dec 5-2)

220 - Ryan Bacigalupo (0-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Jon DeBique (Baldwin ) 27-6 won by fall over Ryan Bacigalupo (Massapequa) 0-2 (Fall 1:36)
    Cons. Round 1 - Jason Hernandez (Westbury) 19-8 won by decision over Ryan Bacigalupo (Massapequa) 0-2 (Dec 3-1)

285 - William Smithwick (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Jeffrey Alvarez (Long Beach) 25-10 won by fall over William Smithwick (Massapequa) 0-1 (Fall 1:44)

285 - Kevin Smithwick (5-1) placed 3rd
    Champ. Round 1 - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 received a bye () (Bye)
    Champ. Round 2 - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 won by decision over Liam Laskowski (East Meadow) 11-3 (Dec 4-2)
    Quarterfinal - Matthew Renz (Lynbrook ) 9-6 won in the ultimate tie breaker over Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 (UTB 3-2)
    Cons. Round 2 - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 won by fall over Colin Paskewitz (Garden City ) 15-8 (Fall 3:01)
    Cons. Round 3 - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 won by decision over Ryan Charleston (Farmingdale ) 3-2 (Dec 3-0)
    Cons. Semi - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 won by decision over Matthew Renz (Lynbrook ) 9-6 (Dec 1-0)
    3rd Place Match - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) 5-1 won by decision over Matthew Renz (Lynbrook ) 9-6 (Dec 1-0)

285 - Matt Smithwick (0-1)
    Champ. Round 1 - Steve Reisert (Plainedge ) 1-2 won by fall over Matt Smithwick (Massapequa) 0-1 (Fall 1:33)


Coach Mims warming up for the Section 8 Championships

Coach Gary Mims doing a little bit of fishing before we discuss this weekends (February 11th & 12th) 
Nassau County Championships and strategize how we think the Chiefs will do.
Click Here for the Schedule & Information 


2017 Section 8 Championship Qualifier at MHS

Nassau Division 1 Qualifier at Massapequa HS
February 4, 2017
Brackets
Championship Finals
  99 - Chase Liardi (Massapequa) TF Greg Brach (Bellmore JFK), 4:19
106 - Brandon Mercado (Bellmore JFK) dec. Mike Winslow (Valley Stream North), 6-2
113 - Jacob Rubin (South Side/East Rockaway) dec. Nick Shimkin (South Side/East Rockaway), 1-0
120 - Hunter Scutellaro (Massapequa) md. Eric Brach (Bellmore JFK), 10-1
126 - Nick Karamoshos (Massapequa) dec. Daniel Kerner (Sewanhaka East), 12-9
132 - Mike Blando (Massapequa) md. Mark Niewierowski (Sewanhaka East), 11-1
138 - Kyle Mosher (South Side/East Rockaway) TF Jeremy Scutellaro (Massapequa), 5:22
145 - Shane Gibbons (Massapequa) TF Joseph Petrancosta (Sewanhaka East), 5:32
152 - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) TF Austin Halik (South Side/East Rockaway), 5:54
160 - Dom Palma (Sewanhaka East) pinned Christian Puleio (Massapequa), 5:20
170 - Jack Krug (Bellmore JFK) dec. Michael Chase (Herricks), 3-0
182 - Jack Jones (Bellmore JFK) pinned Dan Hamilton (Massapequa), :33
195 - Akhil Champagne (Valley Stream North) pinned Ben Chase (Herricks), 1:40
220 - Boaz Smart (Bellmore JFK) dec. Francisco Cabrera (Herricks), 4-2
285 - Kevin Smithwick (Massapequa) pinned Tygah Scott (South Side/East Rockaway), 2:51
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Jack Krug (Bellmore JFK, 170)
Most Pins Least Time: Akhil Champagne (Valley Stream North, 195), 3 in 3:28
Consolation Finals
  99 - Kallen McCauley (Herricks) dec. Alex Guiliani (Massapequa), 4-1
106 - Adam Amin (Valley Stream North) pinned Liem Deering (Herricks), 2:24
113 - Jake Redaelli (Bellmore JFK) dec. Kyle Donohue (Massapequa), 5-0
120 - Luke Esposito (Herricks) pinned Abdul Siddiqui (Valley Stream North), 5:30
126 - Cliff Cornell (South Side/East Rockaway) def. Rob Guliante (Valley Stream North), by FFT
132 - Lev Bergfeld (Bellmore JFK) pinned John Scully, Hicksville, 2:14
138 - Anthan Rajeev (Valley Stream North) def. Devin hartz (Srewanhaka East), by FFT
145 - Thomas Greenblatt (Massapequa) pinned Mike Veltri (Valley Stream North), 1:32
152 - Nick Romano (Valley Stream North) dec. Tom Digennaro (Massapequa), 7-5
160 - John Casamassina (Massapequa) pinned Ryan Slattery (Herricks), 4:30
170 - Angelo Petrakis (Massapequa) dec. Syed Shah, Hicksville, 5-1
182 - Sam Mahoney (Massapequa) pinned Ari Bazigos (Sewanhaka East), 2:26
195 - Dan Shafran (Bellmore JFK) TF Chris Dicanio (Sewanhaka East), 3:22
220 - Ryan Bacigalupo (Massapequa) dec. Dennis Auz (Massapequa), 7-0
285 - Gurkamal Dadra (Bellmore JFK) pinned Matt Smithwick (Massapequa), :35
5th/6th Place Matches
  99 - Sal Minichiello (Massapequa) pinned Daniel Boryskowsky (Herricks), 2:04
106 - Anthony Anderson (Valley Stream North) dec. Chase Laganas (Bellmore JFK), 4-0
113 - Roheen Sahebzada, Hicksville dec. Guerillmo Reyes, Hicksville, 7-5
120 - Brendan McCauley (Herricks) pinned Nick Veltri (Valley Stream North), 1:15
126 - Kyle Eng (Herricks) pinned Harry Sohal, Hicksville, :32
132 - Rob Romeo (Bellmore JFK) dec. Tim McGrath (Valley Stream North), 4-0
138 - Theo Savit (Valley Stream North) md. Dan Kasin (Massapequa), 14-5
145 - Evan Johansen (Bellmore JFK) Dflt Dave DeFilippo (Bellmore JFK)
152 - James Petrancosta (Sewanhaka East) md. Cole LaRock (Herricks), 14-2
160 - John Ruddick (Valley Stream North) pinned Vin Calia (Sewanhaka East), :39
170 - Greg Lethbridge (South Side/East Rockaway) dec. Jason Murphy (Valley Stream North), 3-0
182 - Seth Manger (Bellmore JFK) dec. Marco Musso (Massapequa), 5-2
195 - Dan Schwartz (South Side/East Rockaway) pinned Frank Tarasi (Massapequa), 1:28
220 - Tyler Krom-Power, Hicksville pinned Harkamal Singh, Hicksville, 3:21
285 - Will Smithwick (Massapequa) pinned Bairo Flores (Sewanhaka East), 2:17


 


Section 8 Rankings

Section 8 D1 Individual Ranking as of 2/7/17
Hunter Scutellaro 3rd @120
Nick Karamoshos 6th @126
Shane Gibbons 3rd @145
Garrett Gibbons 3rd @152
Angelo Petrakis 5th @170
Dan Hamilton 6th @182
Kevin Smithwick 2nd @285

Section 8 D1 Individual Ranking as of 1/19/17
Nick Karamoshos  4th @120
Hunter Scutellaro 2nd @120
Shane Gibbons 3rd @145
Garrett Gibbons 3rd @152
Christian Pulieo 4th @160
Angelo Petrakis 4th @170
Dan Hamilton 5th @182
Kevin Smithwick 2nd @285

Section 8 D1 Individual Ranking as of 1/4/17
Chase Liardi 6th @99
Nick Karamoshos  4th @120
Hunter Scutellaro 2nd @120
Andrew Ashmawi 3rd @132
Shane Gibbons 3rd @145
Garrett Gibbons 3rd @152
Christian Pulieo 4th @160
Angelo Petrakis 4th @170
Dan Hamilton 6th @182
Kevin Smithwick 3rd @285


 


2017 Section 8 Dual Meet Championships


2017 Conference Champions


 


Angelo Petrakis notches 100th Career Win at Eastern States

Sophomore Angelo Petrakis joins Shane Gibbons, Garrett Gibbons and Andrew Ashmawi on the 100 Career wins list.
Prior to this season there were only eight wrestlers from Massapequa to record 100 Career Varsity wins. Adding four to that list in one year is nothing short of extraordinary considering the program has been in existence for 60+ years.


 


Ed Solosky Memorial Tournament at Kellenberg Memorial

January 14, 2017
Jeremy Scutellaro 2nd @128
Thomas Greenblatt 2nd @145
John Cassamassina 1st @160
Dan Hamilton 2nd @182
Chase Liardi 4th @99
Sam Mahoney 3rd @182
Kevin Smithwick 3rd @285

Full results and Brackets can be found on the results page or just click here


 


Christian Pulieo


 


Hunter Scutellaro


 


MHS JV Team


 


2017 Eastern States


 



2016 Freestyle All American Michael Amoroso

Congratulation to MHS and Hofstra University Alumni Michael Amoroso on his 2016 Freestyle accomplishments
2016 U.S. Open Men's Freestyle All American (69kg U.S. veterans division)

2016 World Team Member (69kg U.S. veterans division)


 


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

53rd Annual Massapequa Holiday Tournament Wednesday December 28th

Team Scores
  1. Long Beach 324.5
  2. Monroe-Woodbury 245 - Sec 9
  3. Hauppauge 230.5
  4. Connetquot 199.5
  5. Massapequa 164
  6. Middletown 104 - Sec 9
  7. Pittsford 92.5 - Sec 5
  8. Msgr. Farrell 90.5 - CHSAA
  9. South Side/East Rockaway 63.5
10. Nashoba 38.5 - MA
11. Bethpage 33
12. Division 26
       St. Thomas Villanova 26 - Canada
14. West Babylon 25

Brackets

 

Championship Finals
  99 - Luke Smith (Haup) dec. Pablo Martinez (LB), 1-0
106 - Dylan Earl (M-W) dec. Dalton Otto (Con), 10-5
113 - Marco Vespa (M-W) pinned Jimmy Ryan (MF), :53
120 - Danny Colondona (Con) dec. Hunter Scutellaro (Mass), 9-3
126 - Ben Tepperman (Haup) dec. Dan Mauriello (Haup), 6-1
132 - Matt Maquet (LB) md. Anthony Sountis (M-W), 14-3
138 - Jake Silverstein (Haup) dec. Kyle Mosher (SS/ER), 12-5
145 - John Colletti (LB) dec. Shane Gibbons (Mass), 8-4
152 - John Manning (StV) dec. Evan Barczak (M-W), 4-1
160 - Tyrese Byron (LB) dec. Greg Wildstein (LB), 9-2
170 - Brandon DeVivio (LB) dec. Joe Giorlando (LB), 9-7
182 - Tyreek Bromley (LB) def. Jeffrey Browne (Con). Inj Dflt
195 - Elijah Rodriguez (LB) TF Nick Trentini (Haup), 2:49
220 - Mark Rivera (LB) dec. Tony Enkhjargal (Pitt), 4:31
285 - John Munro (Haup) pinned Kevin Smithwick (Mass), 4:26

Most Outstanding Wrestler: Jake Silverstein (Hauppauge, 138)
Most Pins Least Time: Marco Vespa (Monroe-Woodbury, 113), 3 in 2:04


 


Alumni Jack McCauley on Massapequa's recent 100 Career winners

December 20, 2016
Very impressive but not surprising based on the winning history of the Chiefs, which I was lucky enough to be a part of from 1972-74.  During that time I had the opportunity to team with the Fiorvanti bros. except for Rudy (God rest his soul) and was the 126 pounder on the 1974 team that broke the dual match record streak of Bellmore Kennedy on the same day that Notre Dame broke UCLA's record winning streak in college basketball.  Still have the LI Press headline (a newspaper in print back then) that read "Chiefs Make Like Irish, Pull Off Upset ", probably the watershed moment for Chiefs wrestling up till then.  As you state, there were many great wrestlers back then, too many to name, that had limited opportunities for wins as the short schedules, the lack of tournaments- basically we had a Christmas tournament, then season ending division and sectionals, and states if you won the sectional. Thanks for keeping this history alive and bringing back these memories.  I was honored and lucky to have had the good fortune to be a part of it, under Coach Bev and Gary Mims, two of the finest coaches and even finer men any teenager could have as mentors. Keep up the great work and Go Chiefs.
 
Jack McCauley
Class of 1974

Andrew Ashmawi joins 100 Career winners

December 17, 2016

Senior Andrew Ashmawi joins teammates Shane & Garrett Gibbons on the 100 Career wins list
 


 


100 CAREER WINS

December 9, 2016
Congratulations to both Shane and Garrett Gibbons! On Saturday, December 3rd their names were added to the list of Massapequa Wrestlers who have accomplished the very difficult task of accumulating one hundred or more career wins. Senior Shane Gibbons was first, followed by his younger brother brother Sophomore Garrett Gibbons in back to back matches in the same dual meet. Shane, currently a 3X Section 8 Placewinner, and Garrett, currently a 2X Section 8 Placewinner, are the first brothers to accomplish this milestone at Massapequa.
 
Over the years, Massapequa has had many amazingly talented brothers wrestle for the Chiefs, yet only one of those brothers was able to accumulate 100 or more career wins. Ed Fiorvanti was a 4X Section 8 Placewinner and placed Third in New York State in 1977, finishing his career with 101 wins. He was the first wrestler from Massapequa to notch 100 career wins. Ed's older brother Rudy was a Section 8 Runner-up in 1970, his other brothers Jack and Tom were both 2X Section 8 Placewinners. Tom finished 6th in New York State in 1978.  
 
It was hard to get many matches years ago due to the combination of smaller schedules, intense competition for a starting spot, and almost no one wrestled varsity till at least ninth grade. The competition at Massapequa was often so fierce that most guys could not break into the starting line up till they were a junior or senior. The perfect example was underclassman Lindsay Biagini, a 3X Section 8 Champion having a hard time cracking the starting line-up. Lindsay went on to be a 2X New York State Runner-up. To this day he holds the school record for the best career winning percentage with a record of 83 wins and 3 losses, and two of those three losses came in finals at the New York State Championships.  
 
Ed Fiorvanti's record stood till 2002 when 3X Section 8 Champion Walter Sosnowski finished his outstanding career with 109 wins. Walter was able to start as a Freshman and is the school's only 3X New York State Placewinner.  After returning from an injury, Shane Strumwasser a 4X Section 8 finalist, 3X Section 8 Champion, and 2X New York State Placewinner broke Walters record in 2007 and went on to accumulate 165 career wins excluding 10 wins at the NHSCA High School Nationals. The last wrestler from Massapequa to notch 100 career wins was Conor Wetzel in 2011. Wetzel, a 3X Section 8 Placewinner took 5th in New York State and holds the school record for most pins in a season with #28.
 
Like Sosnowski did before him, Strumwasser expects and looks forward to a Massapequa wrestler (Garrett Gibbons) breaking his record and setting a new mark for other Massapequa Wrestlers to shoot for. 
 
At this pace, Garrett Gibbons could break 200 by the time he graduates.  A number that would not only put him amongst some of the all time career winners in the history of New York State, but amongst some of the best wrestlers in the State's history.
 
On December 17, 2016 Senior Andrew Ashmawi joined the 100 club. Congratulations Andrew!
 
On January 13, 2017 Sophomore Angelo Petrakis also joined the 100 Club. Congratulations Ang!
 
MHS Varsity Wrestling 100 Career Wins
Ed Fiorvanti (1977) 101*
Walter Sosnowski (2002) 109*
Shane Strumwasser (2008) 165* (175 with NHSCA Jr & Sr Nationals)
Mike Doria (2008) 110*
Eric Kaufman (2009) 100*
James Ondris (2010) 107
Chris Sarro (2011) 100
Conor Wetzel (2011) 103
Shane Gibbons (2017) 100+** 
Garrett Gibbons (2019) 100+**
Andrew Ashmawi (2017) 100+**
Angelo Petrakis (2019) 100+**
 
(denotes year of graduation)
* Prior to 2009 Dual Meet forfeits were not included in individual win/loss records.
** Still competing. 

 


2016 Kings Park Classic Dual Meet Tournament

Massapequa 70 Benjamin Cardoza 12
Massapequa 53 Kings Park 16
Massapequa 63 Northport 15
Massapequa 59 Patchogue-Medford 21
Massapequa 45 Smithtown West 24


 


2016 Colonie Linda Stuart Duals

Massapequa 73 Colonie 6
Massapequa 77 Greenville 3
Massapequa 36 Queensbury 33
Massapequa 54 Indian River 27
Massapequa 76 Levittown Division 6
MT Anthony Vermont 36 Massapequa 27
Massapequa 57 Burnt Hills 24
Minisink Valley 36 Massapequa 31 


Massapequa currently ranked #14 in NYS by the NYSSWA as of Nov 30th
defeats #11 ranked Queensbury, but drops a heartbreaker to #4 ranked Minisink Valley


 


Gibbons Brothers Both Notch 100th Career Win Same Day Same Dual Meet 12/03/2016


Garrett Gibbons, Coach Serrano and Shane Gibbons


Gibbons Family. Mom's in charge!
Shane Gibbons, 9th wrestler in history of Massapequa to notch 100th Win!
Garrett Gibbons, 10th wrestler in history of Massapequa to notch 100 win!


 



2016 - 2017 Massapequa Wrestling Schedule


Freak Show National Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas

2016 National Champion Chase Liardi of Massapequa


 


Click here to purchase a USA Wrestling card.
HS team members are included in the MHS USAW Team Membership, Please check with Coach Serrano.


JIM & TONY NORDLAND TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME

Former Amityville High School alumni Jim and Tony Nordland are to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in April 2017. The Nordland brothers wrestled in the early 1970s for National Hall of Fame Coach Norm Maisel and finished their high school careers with All-County honors. Following their high school graduation both were standouts at Nassau Community College under legendary Coach Chuck Henke. They contributed to helping Nassau CC to Regional Championship titles and a high ranking amongst the top teams in NJCAA competition.

     Following their SUNY college graduations they began coaching careers in Nassau County, Jim at Berner High School and younger brother Tony at Massapequa High School. In the early years at Berner, Jim worked with mentor and National Hall of Fame Coach Dick Doherty and was elevated to head coach in 1983, while Tony had the privilege to assist National Hall of Fame Coach Gary Mims. Their elite teams often vied for county championship titles and had numerous county champions, along with All-County and All-State performers. Both produced state champions; Steve Whelan (1982) at Massapequa HS and Michael Bevilacqua (1985) at Berner HS. Later Jim coached at Chaminade High School under the tutelage of National Wrestling Hall of Fame Coach George Dlugolonski and some of their mat squads won many CHSAA Championships and in 1991 had three All-State matmen. Both Jim and Tony concluded their coaching stints in the Sachem School Districts; Jim at Seneca JHS and Tony at Sagamore JHS with lifelong friend, Tim Cummins.


     Perhaps the brothers greatest achievement in wrestling was when they combined their efforts with members of the Fiorvanti family (the late Rudy and younger brother Jack) in producing a wrestling publication and nationally acclaimed website.  Founded in 1979 and called "The Mat Slap", it features both Long Island and New York State individual wrestling rankings, along with in-depth articles and action packed photographs that showcase the top wrestlers in the Empire State. It is a favorite among wrestling fans, athletes and coaches, and often utilized by college coaches in their recruiting process. Over the past 37 years the Mat Slap has covered both Nassau & Suffolk Championships, the CHSAA Championships, NYS Intersectionals, National HS Championships, NWCA All-Star meet, the World Championships (2003) at Madison Square Garden and the NCAA Division I Championships. Jim and Tony are editorial consultants for the Friends of Long Island Wrestling publication and also worked exclusively with Amateur Wrestling News. In 2010, Tony was recognized as the National Wrestling Photographer of the Year and both are members of the National Wrestling Media Association.

     Jim and Tony are humbled by this prestigious honor bestowed to them by the Hall of Fame Committee. They look forward to this special night with the rest of the Nordland and Doherty families and are appreciative of all the support by their wrestling supporters/sponsors over the years. Thank you.


 

 


 


1000 Island Duals 2016

Massapequa takes 4th Place in the 16 Team Silver Bracket at the 2016 1000 Island Summer Duals


 


SUMMER WRESTLING makes WINTER CHAMPIONS!

If I Could Do It All Over Again

 

If I could do it all over again, I would  take advantage of every practice. I would push myself to the limit…and then further each day.

 

If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t worry so much about winning but instead about enforcing my will upon my opponent, and let the winning take care of itself.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would refuse to feel sorry for myself whenever I experienced failure or defeat. Instead, I would use it as motivation to move forward, work harder, and gain perspective. And I would always remind myself that failure is not something to be feared but something to learn from.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would pursue veterans of the sport, listen to them, learn from them, and take full advantage of their knowledge and experience.

 

If I could do it all over again, I wouldn’t dread encounters with tough opponents, I would desire them. I would seek out the best and set a course to defeat and conquer.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would fight through pain and fatigue when my body yearns to shut down. For the greatest sorrow in losing a wrestling match might just be “giving up” rather than merely losing. (If I’m going down, I’m going down swinging).

 

If I could do it all over again, I would avoid thinking about wrestling as something to extract my own glory or self-worth, and view it instead as a gift to be engaged.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would always resort to humility as opposed to arrogance. There’s a difference between confidence and arrogance, and one’s ego should never take precedence

 

If I could do it all over again, I would soak in the atmosphere of big tournaments – state and national – and thank God for the experience. .

 

If I could do it all over again, I would try and have fun. Life is short, and a wrestling career even shorter. I wouldn’t want to miss a single opportunity to compete.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would put on my wrestling shoes and tie them a little slower; because the day will come when I am not afforded the opportunity to put on a pair of wrestling shoes again.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would dream a little bigger, set goals that appear unlikely or impossible, and then pursue them as if the  “impossible”  is a foreign concept

 

If I could do it all over again, I would smile a little brighter and walk a little taller, because I would be a part of the oldest and greatest sport on earth.

 

But the truth is…I can’t do it all over again. The time is gone and the regrets are plenty. But perhaps my regrets will lose their sting  as I encourage  current wrestlers to learn from my mistakes and take advantage of the time they have.

 

If I could do it all over again, I would…and in a heartbeat. Don’t let my regrets be yours. This sport is just too great to not enjoy all that is available within it. As the famous Dan Gable has said, “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.”

 

Coach Bevilacqua


 



2016 NYS Championships

Garrett Gibbons drops opening bout, but wrestles back to the round of eight (final placing elimination round) with two consecutive wins over his opponents by scores of 7 - 4 and 3 - 2. Garrett drops a 5- 0 decision in the round of eight and is eliminated from the placing rounds.

Paul Brachfeld wins his opening bout, but drops his bout in the quarter finals. Paul drops a 5 - 4 decision in the 2nd round of wrestlebacks and is eliminated just before the round of eight.

2016 NYSPHSAA State Championships Results for Massapequa
DI-126 - Garrett Gibbons (2-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Kiernan Shanahan (Shenendehowa) 1-2 won by fall over Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 2-2 (Fall 4:28)
    Cons. Round 1 - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 2-2 won by decision over Josh Reed (Schenectady) 0-2 (Dec 7-4)
    Cons. Round 2 - Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 2-2 won by decision over Vince Falvo (Niagara Wheatfield) 1-2 (Dec 3-2)
    Cons. Round 3 - Ben Tepperman (Hauppauge) 3-1 won by decision over Garrett Gibbons (Massapequa) 2-2 (Dec 5-0)

DI-195 - Paul Brachfield (1-2)
    Champ. Round 1 - Paul Brachfield (Massapequa) 1-2 won in sudden victory - 1 over John Fuino (Hilton) 0-2 (SV-1 3-1)
    Quarterfinal - Micheal DiNardo (Mahopac) 2-0 won by fall over Paul Brachfield (Massapequa) 1-2 (Fall 1:58)
    Cons. Round 2 - Tanner Nielsen (Arlington) 2-1 won by decision over Paul Brachfield (Massapequa) 1-2 (Dec 5-4)


 


NYS Championship - Sectional Champions & Wild Card Qualifiers


Massapequa finishes the Dual Meet Season Ranked 3rd in NYS




MHS 2015 - 2016 Season Photos


Congratulations Hunter Scutellaro

 LIWA Wrestler of the Week for week 7 of the 2015-16 season is Hunter Scutellaro of Massapequa

Wrestling at 120 lbs, Hunter was 4-0 in the Nassau Dual Meet Championships, including a win by fall over Michael Killard (Wantagh, 3rd Section 8, ranked #1) and Matt Maquet (Long Beach, 3rd Section 8, ranked #3). 


 


Massapequa teammates inspire Jesse Bran-Umana to victory
December 16, 2015 11:05 PM  By Erik Bacharach 


Jesse Bran-Umana of Massapequa, top, gets an advantage on Bailey O'Brien of Locust Valley at 160 pounds during a non-league varsity wrestling meet at Massapequa High School on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Bran-Umana won by decision 3-1. (Credit: James Escher)


 



Those who had the pleasure of knowing you will forever miss you
Jonathan Kaloust R.I.P.



 



 
                                                                                   

 


Section 8 Championships

February 15, 2015
Massapequa Finishes the County Championships in third Place with eight All-County Wrestlers
(Wantagh 1st 191 points, Long Beach 2nd 183, Massapequa 3rd 173.5, Plainedge 4th 131)
Angelo Petrakis 3rd @106lbs
Shane Gibbons 4th @113lbs
John Kalinoglu 4th @120lbs
Travis Paradiso 5th @120lbs
Mike Stashin 4th @132lbs
Jesse Bran-Umana 5th @138lbs
Paul Brachfeld 3rd @170lbs
Chase O'Mahony 3rd @220lbs

Click here for complete results & brackets at LIWA


February 13, 2015

Massapequa in First place after day one of Nassau County Championship Tournament.
Chiefs have a total of 14 wins by Pin on day one. Heading into the semi finals will be:
Angelo Petrakis @106, Shane Gibbons @113, Travis Paradiso @120, Mike Stashin @132,
Jesse Bran-Umana @138, & George O'Mahony @220
Still in the hunt in the wrestle backs are:
John Kalinoglu @120, Andrew Ashmawi @126, & Paul Brachfeld @170


 


Alumni Night January 15, 2015


January 15, 2015 Alumni Night vs Freeport


 


2014 LIWA Golf Outing

Tom Malone, Head Coach Ron Serrano, Bob Nash & Coach Mike Tobia


 


Youth New York State Championship Events

March 16, 2014
Chase Liardi won his second NY USA Wrestling Youth Championship two weekends ago at Bayshore High School.  He then traveled up to Syracuse this past weekend to pin his way through the NYWAY State Championships to secure State Titles from both organizations.


Anthony Conetta won his first NY USA Wrestling Championship in dominating fashion at Bayshore two weeks ago. He then also traveled up to Syracuse, bumped up a weight class, and placed second with a hard fought OT finals match.  Alex Giuliani placed 5th and Johnathan Brachfeld 4th at the NY USA Wrestling Championships.

Anthony Conetta NY USAW Champion & Alex Giuliani 5th Place


 


50th Annual Massapequa Holiday Tournament

December 27, 2013

The Massapequa Holiday Tournament will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Friday December 27th.  It is the second oldest Holiday tournament in New York State, started by Legendary Hall of Fame Coach Al Bevilacqua. The oldest, the Windsor Holiday Tournament began one year earlier. This event has consistently been one of the top in season tournaments in the state with numerous Sectional and NYS Place winners competing against each other. This year’s field includes: Bethpage (8), Connetquot (11), Division (8), Great Neck South (8), Long Beach (8), Hauppauge (11), Monroe-Woodbury (9) and Massapequa (8). The most recent Long Island Team Rankings published by our friends at MatSlap list Hauppauge as #3 and Connetquot as #4. Based on the MatSlap individual rankings, 13 of Long Island’s Top Ranked wrestlers could be competing in their respective weight classes at the event. Based on the most recent individual Sectional rankings available, there could be a total of 38 ranked wrestlers (#20 Section 8, #8 Section 9 & #10 Section 11) participating.


 


Grand Opening Ceremony of the Al Bevilacqua Wrestling Room

October 7, 2012 


The Al Bevilacqua Wrestling Room

 Thanks to everyone who attended the dedication ceremony and grand opening of the new wrestling room. The turnout was amazing and comprised a diverse group of local residents, students of all ages, school officials, school board members, politicians, alumni from near and far, and a who's who from the wrestling community including numerous Hall of Fame members. It was a great event for all those who attended, October 5th, 2012. 
Photos taken by Joe DAquila of Phototrens.com

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Click Here to see the Al Bevilacqua Wrestling Room Walls of Fame


Click Here to go to the Beat The Streets website Article


Click Here to go to the Massapequa Obserever website Article


Wrestling Room Donors (in no particular order, please email us if your name is missing):

Special Thanks to: William Young, Jerry Seinfeld, Jeffery Pheffer, James O'Rourke

Christopher Chimeri, Mundo Family, Helen Guido, James Ondris, Daniel Maccarone

John Piropato MHS AD, Richard O’Malley, Vincent Valvo, Tom Kalinoglu, Keith Kocis

Tony Iovino, James Kary, Gary Bennet, Gary Jaeger, Mike Labella, Eagle Heating

Patrick DeVito, Kathleen & Richard Langsaw, Jerry Seinfeld, Gary Spero , Andrew Boyar

James Mott, Harold Taylor, Leonard Paradiso, Bevilacqua Family, James O’Rourke & Family

Nash Family, William Young, Bettina & William Foody, Ronnie Wackstein, Barbara Ludwig

Reade Quets, Raymond Spina, Mark Fitzgerlad, Wayne McQuade, Thomas Corsitto

Michael Pully, Donohue Family, Tobay Lifeguards, Ram Family, Justin McCormick

Baldwin Family Fund, David Kimmel Foundation, Pamela J. Noonan-Coppola

Peter Marques, Gibbons Family, Cutler – Roth Family Trust, Debra Schuss Clemens

Jeffery Pheffer, Strumwasser Family, Wetzel Family , Richard (Pete) Hausrath

Frank Lamagna, James Rooney, Gary Mims & Family, Tom Malone & Family

Christopher Gawrych, The Hamilton Family, Jack Fiorvanti & Carol Kenngot,

Robert Nelson, one of the "Basement Boys" on the 1955-56, 56-57 & 57-58 MHS Wrestling teams

Chris Broccolli, Neil Weiss, Massapequa Wrestling Booster Club

The Friends of Massapequa Wrestling

 

We also thank the 2012 Mims Scholarship Fund Donors:

Sam & Tim Cullen

Lucey Family

Joseph Labella


  


School district announces the HS wrestling room will be named after Al Bevilacqua

 
Click Here to read TheMat.com article
By:Various Sources / Gary Abbott, Wednesday, January 4, 2012
TheMat.com - © 2012 TheMat.com

Click Here to read the Massapequa Observer article
By:Theresa Caivano, Friday, December 30, 2011
Massapequa Observer - © 2011 Massapequa Observer

Click Here to read the Massapequa Patch article
By:Edward Robinson, Thursday, January 5, 2012
Massapequa Patch - © 2012 Massapequa Patch


Richie Kelly

1958 LI Championships Richie Kelly vs. Chuck Geddes (Bay Shore)2-0

 



1958 - 1959 Team



MHS Wrestling Team 1962

MHS Wrestling Alumni from the graduating class of 1962 will soon celebrate their 50th class reunion. Congratulations!

For more information, please contact Jim Mott at jjmott@optonline.net



Class of 1972



Class of 1972



National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum announces Class of 2012

November 28, 2011
The Bevilacqua’s –First Father & Son To Make the National Wrestling Hall of Fame


Al Bevilacqua will receive the Order of Merit for his contributions to the advancement of wrestling. Bevilacqua has been coaching and promoting wrestling for 47 years as an organizer, administrator, teacher, and coach at the national and state levels. He is also one of the founders of Beat the Streets New York City wrestling program.

Chris Bevilacqua, a two-time All-American for Penn State, is the founder and CEO of Bevilacqua Media Company, whose mission is to be a principal investor and strategic advisor for media and entertainment assets. Prior to forming BMC, Bevilacqua was the CEO of Creative Artist Agency (CAA) Sports Media Ventures, Co-Founder of CSTV which was sold to CBS Sports in 2005 and Global Director of Negotiations for Nike Inc., from 1994-1999.

Chris is also the son of Al, which makes these honorees the first father and son to be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in the same year.


1960 Squad has 50th Reunion

50th Reunion for the class of 1960 Richard (Pete) Hausrath, Joe Ingarozza, Ron Salzman, Richard O'Mara (59), and Mike Angstreich.

1960 MHS Wrestling Team

Mike Angstreich, Jeff Enck, Joe Ingarozza (Co-Capt), Joe Cimenna, Richard (Pete) Housrath, George Young, Joe Giannini, Randy Broger, Ron Salzman (Co-Capt). Missing Richard Warnke and George Rivera.


IN MEMORIAM
RUDY M. FIORVANTI
February 13, 1952 - April 13, 2007

Rudy Fiorvanti, a 1970 Massapequa HS alumnus passed away peacefully at his home in East Northport, LI, NY, surrounded by his loving family, his wife Patricia, sons Michael and Patrick, along with his daughters, Annie and Christie. Rudy was stricken with a deadly disease, leukemia, this past year and battled throughout the past months and showed extreme courage before he succumbed, he was 55.

Rudy was a rare three sport athlete, he lettered in football, wrestling and lacrosse in high school. In his senior year, he was the only wrestler to defeat the state champion and finished as a Nassau County Championship finalist. Although Rudy wasn't a state wrestling champion, he was a true champion nonetheless.

He attended Nassau CC, where he was undefeated in wrestling and entered the National Junior Championships, as the second ranked wrestler in the nation. He later attended Hofstra University where he competed in all three sports and was a qualifier at the 1975 NCAA Wrestling Championships.

In his opening bout, he defeated Bob Steele (Wyoming), 6-3. After graduation, he worked as a South Shore lifeguard at Tobay Beach, where he was involved in beach competition teams, including the line pull rescue. He led Tobay to numerous championships against the best squads on Long Island and the Eastern seaboard. Also, at Tobay he captured awards at the Tyler Lynde Memorial Boat Race, with his rowing partner and lifelong friend, Gary Jaeger. He was a lifeguard for the past 37 years.

Rudy also founded Action Fitness, a sports and fitness superstore where he was the president in the family owned business since 1981. Rudy's brother, Ed, is now currently the presiding officer in the company, at the Hauppauge based superstore. Rudy was also the Operations Manager and coordinator for The Mat Slap, a popular wrestling website and annual publication. Rudy is survived by his brothers, Ed, Jack and Thomas, along with his sister, Mary.

The most important part of Rudy's life was his family, which always came first, followed by his close friends. Rudy provided everything for his family and would do anything for his many friends. He was respected, revered and loved by everyone. His legacy is a caring, compassionate and a benevolent person, with a heart of gold. He brought so much to the table, and if you were a friend of Rudy's, it was for a lifetime.

In a book witten by Tom Rath, Vital Friends, The People You Can't Afford To Live Without, the author describes eight vital roles; builder, champion, collaborator, companion, connector, energizer, mind opener and navigator, Rudy possessed all of those characteristics.

We lost a giant of a man, a person that comes along once in a lifetime. Another close friend said, "God will never ask you to carry a stone that is too heavy", but the passing of Rudy Fiorvanti is a huge loss and will be difficult for everyone that knew him. He will be missed tremendously and always be remembered. He will be "Forever in our Hearts". We know that God only takes the best and he took one of the great ones. We will miss you and always love you! May God Bless him and his loving family.

A scholarship fund in Rudy's name has been established. If you would like to donate, please send your contribution to the Tobay Lifeguards, 23 Bonnie Kay Court, Sayville, NY 11782.


written by Jim Nordland
www.thematslap.com



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