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Nassau County's 220lb Chase O'Mahoney (20-3) of Massapequa controls Copiague's Nazir Roe in a 3-2 win at the ABC Duals at East Islip
Saturday January 24, 2015 (photo courtesy of The Mat Slap)


 

Solosky Tournament

January 17, 2015
Massapequa wins the Solosky Tournament at Kellenberg!
The Chiefs put 8 wrestlers into the finals and crowned 5 champions.
The Chiefs also had 8 wrestlers in the consolations for third place with 6 coming away with the win: Paradiso,  Stashin, Bran-Umana, Devito, Smithwick, & Olson.
Also wrestling well for the Chiefs in the 145lbs bracket were: Kashin (5th) and Scutellaro (6th).
Full results and brackets are available below, or by clicking on the Current Results tab or Bulletin Board Tab on the left.


 

Alumni Night


January 15, 2015 Alumni Night vs Freeport


 

2014 - 2015 Season

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Section 8 D1 Individual Ranking as of 1/28/2015
Seven Massapequa wrestlers ranked in Nassau County
Angelo Petrakis 3rd @99lbs
Garrett Gibbons 3rd @113
George O'Mahoney 3rd @220lbs
Jesse Bran-Umana 4th @138lbs 
Jon Kalinoglu 5th @120lbs
Shane Gibbons 6th @113
Paul Brachfeld 6th @170lbs


East Islip ABC Duals
Round 1
Massapequa (Mass) 42, East Islip (EI) 36
January 24, 2015
  99 - Alex Cabrera (EI) by FFT
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) pinned Nick Picece (EI) 0:55
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned Cody Piscitelli (EI) 3:03
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) pinned Griffin Brown (EI) 4:34
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Matt Moskowitz (EI) 3:58
132 - Jesse Dellavecchia (EI) TF Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) 15-0 2:42
138 - Alexander Deveglio (EI) md. Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) 15-5
145 - TJ Morena (EI) pinned Dan Malone (Mass) 2:20
152 - Jonathan Thomas (EI) dec. Christain Pulieo (Mass) 6-5
160 - Mike Barra (EI) pinned Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 3:47
170 - Joe Marinich (EI) dec. Pat Devito (Mass) 4-3
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) by FFT
195 - Nick Motta (EI) dec. Matt Harrison (Mass) 5-2
220 - George O`Mahony (Mass) pinned Shane Garcia (EI) 0:25
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Ryan Weidman (EI) 0:06

Round 2
Massapequa (Mass) 48, Copiague (Cop) 13
January 24, 2015
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) by FFT
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) by FFT
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) by FFT
126 - Edwin Ortez (Cop) dec. John Kalinoglu (Mass) 9-7
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) by FFT
138 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) by FFT
145 - Steven Illicete (Cop) md. Nick Kasin (Mass) 11-2
152 - AJ Batista (Cop) dec. Christain Pulieo (Mass) 6-1
160 - Christian Buonomassa (Mass) dec. William Estevez (Cop) 7-3
170 - Kenny Taveras (Cop) dec. Pat Devito (Mass) 9-1
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) by FFT
195 - Matt Harrison (Mass) dec. Mike Hararah (Cop) 3-1 SV
220 - George O’Mahony (Mass) dec. Nazir Roe (Cop) 3-2
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) dec. Vincent Pensabene (Cop) 6-4
  99 - Double Forfeit 

Round 3
Massapequa (Mass) 62, Grand Street Campus-Psal (Gscp) 7
January 24, 2015
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned Brandon Gonzalez (Gscp) 
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) dec. Shane Leguillow (Gscp) 10-3
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Cody King (Gscp) 
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) pinned Jani Thomas Epps (Gscp) 
138 - Christain Pulieo (Mass) pinned Nikolas Padilla (Gscp) 
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) md. Elijah Vasquez (Gscp) 13-5
152 - Harold Tinsley (Gscp) md. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 8-0
160 - Dan Hamilton (Mass) by FFT
170 - Giovanni Larmond (Gscp) dec. Pat Devito (Mass) 5-2
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) dec. Aaron Gondola (Gscp) 1-0
195 - Kevin Smithwick (Mass) pinned O'dean Gray (Gscp) 
220 - Mike Regan (Mass) pinned Jesus Morillo (Gscp) 
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Jacob Jones (Gscp) 
  99 - Double Forfeit
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) md. Rafael Melendez (Gscp) 13-2

Round 4
Massapequa (Mass) 38, Ward Melville (WM) 31

January 24, 2015
120 - John Kalinoglu (Mass) pinned Richard Munoz (WM) 1:11
126 - Nick Piccininni (WM) TF Travis Paradiso (Mass) 21-4
132 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) md. Mike Cohen (WM) 9-0
138 - Mike Stashin (Mass) md. Greg Williamson (WM) 13-3
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) dec. Matt Fouranris (WM) 7-6
152 - Matthew O’Brien (WM) dec. Christain Pulieo (Mass) 5-0
160 - Dylan Levine (WM) dec. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 11-4
170 - Donald Donnelly (WM) pinned Pat Devito (Mass) 2:27
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) pinned Robert Sperandeo (WM) 1:52
195 - Peter Celebucki (WM) dec. Nick Roth (Mass) 7-6
220 - Christian Araneo (WM) TF George O’Mahony (Mass) 16-0
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Nadlher Jules (WM) 2:26
  99 - Trevor Gillan (WM) by FFT
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) dec. Kenny Cracchiola (WM) 9-7 SV
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned Jake Weizenecker (WM) 1:45

Round 5
John Glenn (JG) 49, Massapequa (Mass) 27
January 24, 2015
  99 - Osman Bayrak (JG) by FFT
106 - Sean Wieck (JG) dec. Angelo Petrakis (Mass) 4-0
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned Greg Witthuhn (JG) 1:56
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) dec. Anthony Sgambati (JG) 6-2
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Zach Ancewicz (JG) 0:40
132 - Andrew Friedman (JG) pinned Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) 3:24
138 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) pinned Robby Valdez (JG) 1:00
145 - Damien Caffrey (JG) pinned Dan Malone (Mass) 3:25
152 - Matt Porrello (JG) pinned Christain Pulieo (Mass) 1:19
160 - Derek O’Brien (JG) pinned Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 1:28
170 - Brandon Aviles (JG) md. Pat Devito (Mass) 11-3
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) dec. Quentin Caffrey (JG) 5-0
195 - Chris Bosco (JG) pinned Matt Harrison (Mass) 1:35
220 - George O’Mahony (Mass) dec. Anthony Pino (JG) 3-1
285 - Edwin Rubio (JG) pinned Thomas Amato (Mass) 3:03


Farmingdale (Far) 33, Massapequa (Mass) 30
January 23, 2015
113 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) md. Tyler Sullivan (Far) 10-0
120 - John Kalinoglu (Mass) md. Timothy Cullen (Far) 10-2
126 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) dec. Billy Merola (Far) 5-4
132 - Peter Cestare (Far) dec. Michael Quadrino (Mass) 6-1
138 - Naquan Warren (Far) TF Christain Pulieo (Mass) 21-6 5:32
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) md. Darrin Simons (Far) 11-1
152 - Frank Franco (Far) dec. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 9-3
160 - Taj Penn (Far) md. Dan Hamilton (Mass) 14-2
170 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) dec. Jack Rosen (Far) 10-4
182 - Pat Devito (Mass) dec. Trevor Brabant (Far) 8-3
195 - Alexander Pavlock (Far) pinned Nick Roth (Mass) 2:16
220 - George O`Mahony (Mass) pinned Ryan Charleston (Far) 1:03
285 - Javier Hernandez (Far) pinned Thomas Amato (Mass) 5:01
  99 - Nicholas Marino (Far) by FFT
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) dec. Kevin Depalma (Far) 2-1

Massapequa (Mass) 54, Syosset (Syo) 24
January 21, 2015
  99 - Edwin Cheong (Syo) by FFT
106 - Mark Mansa (Syo) pinned Joe O’Rouke (Mass) 5:45
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned John D’Amico (Syo) 3:02
120 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Sam Goldberg (Syo) 3:00
126 - Joey Gewolb (Syo) dec. Ryan Gray (Mass) 3-2
132 - Vito Arujau (Syo) pinned Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) 2:43
138 - Mike Imbriano (Mass) dec. Angelo Madia (Syo) 3-2
145 - Mike Stashin (Mass) pinned Tyler Liguori (Syo) 3:42
152 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) pinned Laith Nanous (Syo) 3:28
160 - Jack Randazzo (Syo) dec. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 8-3
170 - Pat Devito (Mass) pinned Chris Belmonte (Syo) 2:47
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) dec. Parker Susser (Syo) 7-0
195 - Nick Roth (Mass) pinned Manny Hur (Syo) 4:24
220 - George O’Mahony (Mass) pinned Justin Corallo (Syo) 0:36
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Daniel Maldanado (Syo) 0:45

Solosky Memorial Tournament at Kellenberg Memorial
January 17, 2015
Team Scores
1. Massapequa 376.5
2. Locust Valley 247.5
3. Ward Melville 227
4. Kellenberg 189
5. Commack 138.5
6. Port Washington 94
7. Babylon 86
 Sayville 86
9. Kellenberg B 16

Brackets
Championship Finals
 
99 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) pinned Trevor Gillan (WM) 0:38
106 - Anthony Bartolotta (KM) dec. Michael Nahas (PW) 9-4
113 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) def. Garrett Gibbons (Mass) by Inj Dflt
120 - Hunter Dusold (LV) dec. John Kalinoglu (Mass) 6-0
126 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) dec. Andrew Cantatore (LV) 7-1
132 - Nick Casella (LV) TF Mike Cohen (WM) 16-0
138 - Mike Dangelo (Com) TF Bryan Larsen (Bab) 17-2
145 - Kevin Jackson (LV) pinned William Coleman (KM) 2:40
152 - Michael Dusold (LV) pinned Alex Masiello (Com) 0:24
160 - Mike Cannon (KM) dec. Dylan Levine (WM) 7-5
170 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) pinned Martin Jensen (KM) 3:53
182 - Bryce Dusold (LV) dec. Steven Milo (Com) 2-1
195 - Peter Celebucki (WM) dec. Nick Roth (Mass) 3-2
220 - Elmer Mendez (PW) pinned Mattahaei (LV) 4:53 
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Nadlher Jules (WM) 3:25

Consolation Finals
 
99 - Matt Patrizio (Com) pinned Sean Coakley (KM) 0:50
106 - Kenny Cracchiola (WM) md. Nick Abatemarco (Com) 8-0
113 - Dominick Ma(ella (Bab) dec. Jason Javier (KM) 4-2
120 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Max Tricolla (KM) 0:29
126 - Brett Frole (Bab) dec. Nick Munsch (Com) 5-3
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) & Teddy Tanenbaum (PW) place 6th - 5 match rule
138 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) TF Mike Imbriano (Mass) 17-0
145 - Matthew O`Brien (WM) md. Michael Petty (PW) 12-2
152 - Crescenzo Fano-Denoyior (WM) dec. Patrick Fahey (KM) 8-2
160 - Liam Gaffney (Say) pinned Rob Wood (KM-B) 0:24
170 - Pat Devito (Mass) pinned Daniel Murphy (Say) 4:49
182 - Robert Sperandeo (WM) pinned Nick Parathyras (Mass) 2:45
195 - Kevin Smithwick (Mass) pinned Leonidas Papadopoulos (KM) 4:45
220 - Ryan Matthews (Bab) pinned Jake Sass (Com) 0:34
285 - Tanner Olson (Mass) pinned Robby Hargrave (LV) 2:21

5th/6th Place Matches
 
99 - Chris Stellwagen (WM) def. Gage Denatale (LV) by Inj Dflt
106 - Jonathan Romano (LV) md. Brendan Liu (PW) 14-6
113 - Bryan Coll (LV) pinned Louis Marmorale (Com) 5:29
120 - Michael Perko (Say) pinned Tim Hannafey (KM) 2:34
126 - Jonny Greenblatt (PW) dec. Ryan Gray (Mass) 9-2
132 - Ryan Muscarella (Say) & Josh Newman (KM) place 6th - 5 match rule
138 - Greg Williamson (WM) def. Bailey Obrien (LV) by FFT - 5 match rule
145 - Nick Kasin (Mass) dec. Hunter Scutellaro (Mass) 2-0
152 - Nathan Bauland (Say) pinned Jake Millwater (Say) 2:00
160 - Jake Colletti (WM)
170 - Aaron Rettig (WM) dec. Tyler Lynde (WM) 2-0
182 - Hunter Selts (Say) def. John Killoran (KM-B) by FFT
195 - Alex Cassisi (LV) pinned Marco Sugamiele (KM-B) 2:03
220 - George O`Mahony (Mass) pinned John Ryan (KM) 0:47
285 - Anthony Lucente (KM) pinned Rory ONeil (Bab) 2:22

Massapequa (Mass) 46, Freeport (Fre) 21
January 15, 2015
  99 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) dec. Khaleem Morris (Fre) 8-1
106 - Frankie Paulino (Fre) dec. Joe O’Rouke (Mass) 6-0
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) dec. George Magliore (Fre) 8-2
120 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) md. Nicholas Olivier (Fre) 12-1
126 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) pinned William Pagan (Fre) 
132 - Kevin Saint-Louis (Fre) dec. Mike Stashin (Mass) 2-0
138 - Milovan Rivera (Fre) pinned Christain Pulieo (Mass) 3:49
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) pinned Shuron Jackson (Fre) 1:33
152 - Dan Malone (Mass) dec. Jonathan Fey (Fre) 7-2
160 - Christian Buonomassa (Mass) dec. Ishmael Jones (Fre) 5-2
170 - Pat Devito (Mass) pinned Dashaun Thomas (Fre) 1:58
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) pinned John Meyvici (Fre) 1:09
195 - Deny Tavarez (Fre) pinned Kevin Smithwick (Mass) 1:15
220 - Amir Thompson (Fre) dec. Matt Harrison (Mass) 6-1
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Darius Noel (Fre) 0:38

Massapequa (Mass) 46, Uniondale (Un) 28
January 14, 2015
152 - Seymour Suncin (Un) dec. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 10-6
160 - Smith Nerette (Un) TF Dan Hamilton (Mass) 17-2
170 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) by FFT
182 - Pat Devito (Mass) pinned David Chavez (Un) 1:33
195 - Zachary Knighton-Ward (Un) pinned Nick Roth (Mass) 0:41
220 - Matt Harrison (Mass) dec. Jesus Duque (Un) 2-1
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Mcohnen Gibson (Un) 0:22
  99 - Xavier Pommels (Un) by FFT
106 - Kenneth Daniels (Un) TF Joe O’Rouke (Mass) 20-5
113 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) TF John Ramos (Un) 18-3
120 - John Kalinoglu (Mass) dec. Chris Pereira (Un) 2-1
126 - Michael Quadrino (Mass) TF Alex Kemp (Un) 16-1
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) pinned Alejandro Mateo (Un) 1:10
138 - Okeino Dacres (Un) dec. Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) 4-3
145 - Christain Pulieo (Mass) pinned Nestor Berrios (Un) 3:48

Massapequa (Mass) 68, Hempstead (Hemp) 9
January 7, 2015
  99 - Lucy Acosta (Hemp) by FFT
106 - Double Forfeit
113 - Brandon Doyle (Mass) pinned William Hernandez (Hemp) 0:40
120 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Louis Tejada (Hemp) 1:00
126 - Michael Quadrino (Mass) by FFT
132 - Ryan Gray (Mass) TF Keion Staton (Hemp) 17-2
138 - Mike Imbriano (Mass) by FFT
145 - Nick Kasin (Mass) by FFT
152 - Hunter Scutellaro (Mass) dec. Dameon Joyner (Hemp) 7-6
160 - Christopher Jara (Hemp) dec. Christain Pulieo (Mass) 9-4
170 - Matt Vainstub (Mass) by FFT
182 - Nick Parathyras (Mass) by FFT
195 - Kevin Smithwick (Mass) by FFT
220 - Mike Regan (Mass) pinned Shawan Brown (Hemp) 5:30
285 - Tanner Olson (Mass) pinned Jonathan Mingo (Hemp) 3:42

Massapequa (Mass) 48, Seaford (Sea) 19
January 7, 2015
  99 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) pinned Joe Blasi (Sea) 0:39
106 - Dylan Araujo (Sea) dec. Joe O`Rouke (Mass) 2-0
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned Jake Benderman (Sea) 1:28
120 - John Kalinoglu (Mass) pinned Louie Weissberg (Sea) 3:49
126 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) pinned Christian Araujo (Sea) 1:29
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) pinned Nick Lamere (Sea) 5:59
138 - Adam Weissberg (Sea) dec. Dan Malone (Mass) 7-3
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) dec. Patrick Bizzarro (Sea) 4-0
152 - Jack Lasher (Sea) dec. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 10-6
160 - John Falzarano (Sea) md. Dan Hamilton (Mass) 12-3
170 - Pat Devito (Mass) by FFT
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) dec. Kevin Digney (Sea) 4-1
195 - Frank Lauretti (Sea) dec. Nick Roth (Mass) 7-0
220 - Thom Flynn (Sea) dec. Matt Harrison (Mass) 2-0
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) by FFT

Section 8 D1 Individual Ranking as of 12/17/14
Seven Massapequa wrestlers ranked in Nassau County
Gibbons brothers both ranked at 113lbs
George O'Mahoney ranked #1 in Section 8 at 220lbs
Angelo Petrakis 3rd @99lbs
Jon Kalinoglu 6th @120lbs
Jesse Bran-Umana 4th @145lbs
Paul Brachfeld 6th @170lbs

UE Duals 2015 (considered the NYS Dual Meet Championship Event)

5th - 7th place: 
Fulton Hs (Ful) 34, Massapequa (Mass) 32
January 4, 2015
182 - Noah Gates (Ful) md. Nick Parathyras (Mass) 8-0
195 - Aaron Yablonski (Ful) dec. Nick Roth (Mass) 4-3
220 - Matthew Marshall (Ful) dec. Matt Harrison (Mass) 8-1
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Jared Crucitti (Ful) 0:31
  99 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) dec. Joe Abelgore (Ful) 4-2
106 - Nick Noel (Ful) dec. Joe O’Rouke (Mass) 10-3
113 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) TF Roy French (Ful) 17-1
120 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Adam Demauro (Ful) 1:15
126 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) pinned Kevin Tucker (Ful) 2:39
132 - Dylan Demauro (Ful) pinned Michael Quadrino (Mass) 2:23
138 - Tim Holden (Ful) dec. Mike Stashin (Mass) 7-1
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) pinned Andrew Yablonski (Ful) 2:20
152 - Jacob Bailey (Ful) dec. Dan Malone (Mass) 8-1
160 - Victor Runeare (Ful) dec. Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 4-2
170 - Travis Race (Ful) pinned Pat Devito (Mass) 2:29

Wantagh (Wan) 52, Massapequa (Mass) 18
January 4, 2015
220 - Larry Baker (Wan) dec. Nick Roth (Mass) 3-1
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) by FFT
  99 - Justin Vines (Wan) dec. Angelo Petrakis (Mass) 3-1
106 - Jonathan Loew (Wan) pinned Joe O’Rouke (Mass) 0:38
113 - John Deridder (Wan) dec. Shane Gibbons (Mass) 9-7
120 - Kyle Quinn (Wan) dec. John Kalinoglu (Mass) 7-0
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) dec. George Albert (Wan) 8-6
132 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) dec. Joseph Conklin (Wan) 4-0
138 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) pinned Robert Marshall (Wan) 3:07
145 - Blaise Kavanagh (Wan) pinned Mike Stashin (Mass) 2:24
152 - Andrew Eget (Wan) pinned Dan Malone (Mass) 2:36
160 - Colm Magner (Wan) pinned Christian Buonomassa (Mass) 5:40
170 - Nick Rogers (Wan) pinned Dan Hamilton (Mass) 1:44
182 - Nick Coppola (Wan) pinned Pat Devito (Mass) 0:29
195 - Gavin Casey (Wan) md. Matt Harrison (Mass) 12-

UE Dual 2015
January 3, 2015
Round four: 
Rocky Point 37 Massapequa 33
Round three: Massapequa 41 Burnt Hills 30
Round two: Bye
Round one: Massapequa 39 Brockport 33

Massapequa ranked 10th in the State by NYSSWA
Click here to see the complete NYSSWA Dual Meet Wrestling Rankings 2014 - 2015 as of Dec 28th

Massapequa Holiday Tournament
December 27,2014
Team Scores
  1. Monroe-Woodbury 289 - Sec 9
  2. Connetqout 246.5
  3. Long Beach 201.5
  4. Hauppauge 199.5
  5. Massapequa 199
  6. Division 114
  7. Nashoba Regional 77 - MA
  8. Bethpage 69.5
  9. South Side 49
10. Great Neck South 30
Brackets
Championship
  99 - Kyle Mosher (SS) pinned Marco Vespa (MW), 5:00
106 - Jake Silverstein (Haup) TF Danny Colondonna (Con), 3:42
113 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) def. Garrett Gibbons (Mass), ?
120 - Kevin Kelly (MW) dec. Ben Tepperman (Haup), 3-2
126 - Vin Vespa (MW) dec. Chris Ponce (Div), 8-5 OT
132 - Evan Barczak (MW) dec. James Kilgo (Nash), 5-1
138 - Ricky Stamm (Div) md. Sam Einbinder (Beth), 10-0
145 - Jake Einbinder (Beth) dec. Eddie Hart (Con), 5-2
152 - John Donahue (Haup) TF Tyler Howe (Div), 2:12
160 - Chris Mauriello (Haup) md. Elias Kokalis (GNS), 18-4
170 - Francisco Bisono (Haup) dec. Kendall Elfstrum (MW), 4-2
182 - Tyreek Bromley (LB) dec. Marcus Bisono (Haup), 11-7
195 - Nick McShea (MW) pinned Anthony Avgi (Con), 3:55
220 - Jake Kennedy (Nash) dec. George O'Mahony (Mass), 3-1 SV
285 - Richie Stamos (Nash) pinned Jason Dantona (SS), 3:42
Most Outstanding Wrestler: Chris Mauriello (Hauppauge, 160)
Most Pins Least Time: Nick McShea (Monroe-Woodbury, 195), 3 in 8:44
Consolation Finals
  99 - Dylan Martinsen (LB) pinned Joe Kasten (Con), 1:26
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) dec. Rob Ricci (MW), 2-0
113 - Matt Maquet (LB) pinned Tony Novotny (Con), 2:00
120 - Jon Kalinoglu (Mass) dec. Paul North (Con), 2-1
126 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) dec. Ryan Gray (Mass), 4-0
132 - Elijah Rodriquez (LB) pinned Sean Miller (Con), 3:49
138 - Tom Repalone (Con) dec. Jesse Umana (Mass), 2-1
145 - Francis Alexander (Div) dec. Tyrese Byron (LB), 7-6
152 - Marc Paez (LB) pinned Ameer Sharif (Con), 3:32
160 - Gino Titone (Con) def. Josh Cordero (MW), by FFT (5 match rule)
170 - John Lepak (Con) md. Pat Devito (Mass), 12-0
182 - Marcello Gennaro (MW) dec. Jeff Browne (Con), 2-0
195 - Antony Ottaviano (Haup) dec. Liam Miller (Beth), 5-0
220 - Mark Riveria (LB) dec. Blake Gifford (Con), 3-1
285 - John Munro (Haup) dec. Cellestino Massamuto (MW), 4-2 SV
5th/6th Place Matches
  99 - Jake Minnies (MW)
106 - Chris Liberopolous (Beth) TF Tyler Viola (Con), 4:47
113 - Cameron Wernicki (MW) pinned Justin Seay (Haup), :33
120 - Josh Bourne (LB) pinned Joey Stapleton (Con), 3:50
126 - Greg Wildstein (LB) def. Mike Quadrino (Mass), by FFT (5 match rule)
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) Frft Dan Maguffin (Div), by FFT (5 match rule)
138 - Charlie Spada (LB) def. Andrew Garcia (LB), ?
145 - Shane Smith (MW) pinned Christian Buonomassa (Mass), 1:58
152 - Steven Holder (Haup) dec. Nick Stolfa (Con), 4-1
160 - Andrew Tully (MW) md. Joe Giorlando (LB), 10-1
170 - Jeremy Ortiz (MW) dec. Jeff Hili (Div), 5-1
182 - Carlos Lopez (MW) pinned Thomas Rutherig (LB), 1:29
195 - Samson Perez (MW) dec. Ricky Almonte (Div), 6-1
220 - Mike Drowns (Con) def. Alex Donnarumma (Haup), by FFT
285 - Tom Amato (Mass) pinned Mike Regan (Mass), :33


Massapequa Runner-up's at Jim Wilson Duals at Minisink Valley
December 20, 2014
Minisink Valley 47 Massapequa 21
Massapequa 51 Cornwall 24
Mass 58 Washingtonville 24
Massapequa 63 Minisink-B 18

Minisink Valley (Sec 9) (MV) 47, Massapequa (Mass) 21
December 20, 2014
106 - Connor Greiner (MV) dec. Angelo Petrakis (Mass) 3-0
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) dec. Thomas Daly (MV) 4-2
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) dec. Matt Lopez (MV) 2-1
126 - Gerard Daly (MV) TF Travis Paradiso (Mass) 16-1
132 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) dec. Tyler Mayo (MV) 4-2
138 - Chris Truglio (MV) md. Mike Stashin (Mass) 14-5
145 - Luke Hoffmann (MV) pinned Dan Malone (Mass) 1:19
152 - Mike Racciopi (MV) dec. Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) 6-1
160 - Dane Neretich (MV) dec. Mike Imbriano (Mass) 8-1
170 - AJ Aeberli (MV) pinned Pat Devito (Mass) 1:41
182 - Nicholas Wentland (MV) pinned Nick Parathyras (Mass) 1:34
195 - Deonte Moore (MV) pinned Matt Harrison (Mass) 1:43
220 - George O’Mahony (Mass) pinned Braxton Robertson (MV) 0:23
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Colin Smith (MV) 0:58
  99 - Jarred Greiner (MV) pinned Joe O’Rouke (Mass) 1:24
MV Unsportsmanlike -1

Massapequa (Mass) 57, Cornwall Sr Hs (Corn) 24
December 20, 2014
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Owen Astigarraga (Corn) 0:40
  99 - Joe O`Rouke (Mass) by FFT
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) pinned Ahmani Roman (Corn) 3:53
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) by FFT
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) pinned Steven Gazzillo (Corn) 1:55
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Gavin Mannion (Corn) 0:57
132 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) pinned Anthony Torres (Corn) 1:10
138 - Ryan Vizethann (Corn) md. Mike Stashin (Mass) 10-1
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) by FFT
152 - Mike Imbriano (Mass) dec. Cole Toto (Corn) 7-4 TB
160 - Nick Russo (Corn) TF Dan Hamilton (Mass) 17-1
170 - Thomas Keller (Corn) pinned Pat Devito (Mass) 3:21
182 - Quinn Zsido (Corn) pinned Nick Parathyras (Mass) 0:20
195 - Dominick Fayo (Corn) dec. Matt Harrison (Mass) 5-1
220 - George O`Mahony (Mass) pinned James Lynch (Corn) 1:47

Massapequa (Mass) 46, East Meadow (EM) 27
December 17, 2014
  99 - Double Forfeit
106 - John Massoud (EM) pinned Joe O`Rouke (Mass) 3:14
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) TF Shawn Regan (EM) 16-0 4:51
120 - John Kalinoglu (Mass) pinned Dan Rivers (EM) 4:17
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) pinned Matt Girsch (EM) 2:56
132 - Andre Cunha (EM) dec. Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) 3-2
138 - Mike Stashin (Mass) dec. Joseph Gangi (EM) 6-0
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) md. Mike Choi (EM) 11-3
152 - Dan Grigonis (EM) pinned Mike Imbriano (Mass) 4:43
160 - Joshua Levenson (EM) pinned Dan Hamilton (Mass) 3:41
170 - Pat Devito (Mass) pinned Jed Puk-Silverstein (EM) 1:38
182 - Jesse Weiner (EM) pinned Nick Parathyras (Mass) 0:46
195 - Nick Roth (Mass) md. Mario Froehlich (EM) 10-1
220 - George O`Mahony (Mass) pinned Marcos Watkins (EM) 3:57
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Joe Antuofermo (EM) 2:42

LIWA Section 8 D1 Individual Ranking as of 12/17/14
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106 G Gibbons #3, Petrakis #5
@113 S Gibbons #4, Kalinoglu #5
@145 
Bran-Umana #6
@170 Brachfeld #3
@220 O'Mahoney #1

Brentwood (Bwd) 35, Massapequa (Mass) 33
December 10, 2014

126 - Isac Brizuela (Bwd) md. John Kalinoglu (Mass) 11-2
132 - Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) pinned Kelvin Mejia (Bwd) 1:59
138 - Michael Cardona (Bwd) dec. Mike Stashin (Mass) 5-2
145 - Gerardo Sanchez (Bwd) dec. Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) 1-0
152 - Jonathon Lazo (Bwd) md. Mike Imbriano (Mass) 9-0
160 - Steven Castellanos (Bwd) pinned Dan Hamilton (Mass) 2:31
170 - Steven Nunez (Bwd) dec. Pat Devito (Mass) 9-3
182 - Paul Brachfeld (Mass) pinned Brandon Ortiz (Bwd) 0:15
195 - Nick Roth (Mass) pinned Jason Arriagandada (Bwd) 1:53
220 - George O'mahony (Mass) pinned Rich Solis (Bwd) 0:49
285 - Thomas Amato (Mass) pinned Nathan Hogan (Bwd) 3:59
  99 - Steven Quintanilla (Bwd) by FFT
106 - Jesse Telles (Bwd) dec. Angelo Petrakis (Mass) 4-2
113 - Carlos Aucancela (Bwd) dec. Garrett Gibbons (Mass) 7-2
120 - Shane Gibbons (Mass) dec. Edwin Mejia (Bwd) 8-5

Match notes:
George O'mahony @220 is now 5 - 0 on the season, all wins by pin.
@182 Brachfeld, @195 Roth, @220 O'mahony & @285 Amato reel off four consecutive pins for 24 team points in the dual.
@120 Shane Gibbons has a defensive pin that the Ref did not see to call. Gibbons trailing with 6 seconds on the clock,
takes Mejia down to his back for the go ahead victory on points 8 - 5. The pin would have given Pequa a 1 point dual meet win.

@106 Telles ranked #4 Sec 11 preseason @99
@113 Aucancela ranked #2 Sec 11 preseason @113
@138 Cardona ranked #4 Sec 11 preseason @145
@170 Nunez ranked #4 Sec 11 preseason @195

 

Battle at the Beach at Long Beach
December 6, 2014


Team Scores

1. Massapequa 245
2. Long Beach 234
3. Hewlett 226
4. Wantagh 218.5
5. Oceanside 118.5
6. Lynbrook 114
7. East Meadow 104
8. Syosset 72.5
9. Wingate 68 - PSAL
10. Kellenberg Memorial 63.5
11. South Side 52.5
12. Eagle Academy 42.5 - PSAL
13. Hillcrest 33 - PSAL
14. Clarkstown South 27 - Sec 1
15. Clarke 11
Brackets


Championship Finals
 99 - Kyle Mosher (SS) pinned Mark Mansa (Syo) 1:06
106 - Jacori Teemer (LB) pinned Justin Vines (Wan) 0:13
113 - Matt Maquet (LB) dec. Jonathan Loew (Wan) 4-1
120 - Kyle Quinn (Wan) pinned Shane Gibbons (Mass) 0:40
126 - Matthew Swanson (Lyn) dec. Alexander Vargas (Syo) 6-5
132 - Vito Arujau (Syo) md. Lucas Pincus (Hew) 15-4
138 - Owen Bachelder (Hew) dec. Elijah Rodriguez (LB) 2-0
145 - Tyrese Byron (LB) dec. Mike Choi (EM) 9-7 SV
152 - Marc Paez (LB) dec. Anthony Salamone (Lyn) 5-2
160 - Charles Tsakh (Hew) pinned Joshua Levenson (EM) 1:11
170 - Wensel Pierre (Win) pinned Paul Brachfeld (Mass) 3:00
182 - Tyreek Bromley (LB) pinned Terry Micourt (Hew) 0:44
195 - Nathanael Rose (Ea) TF Anthony Pena (Oc) 25-10
220 - George O`Mahony (Mass) pinned Marcos Watkins (EM) 2:46
285 - Paul Lane (Hew) dec. Mike Curiel (Hew) 2-1


Most Outstanding Wrestler: Marc Swanson (126, Lynbrook)
Most Pins Least Time: George O'Mahony (220, Massapequa), 4 in 5:42


Consolation Finals
 99 - Michael Killard (Wan) pinned Joe Becker (Lyn) 4:55
106 - Angelo Petrakis (Mass) dec. Quinn O`Rourke (Oc) 2-1
113 - Garrett Gibbons (Mass) pinned John Deridder (Wan) 1:19
120 - John Kalinoglu (Mass) dec. Vinny Candela (Oc) 10-9
126 - Kash Calderon (Oc) dec. Josh Newman (Km) 7-0
132 - Andre Cunha (EM) dec. Andrew Ashmawi (Mass) 6-2
138 - Charlie Spada (LB) md. Christain Pulieo (Mass) 14-5
145 - Jesse Bran-Umana (Mass) def. Jarron Koretz (Oc) 5 Match Rule
152 - Nick Rogers (Wan) pinned Keith Thompson (Hlc) 4:30
160 - Zachery Kornberg (Lyn) / Colm Magner (Wan) Tied For 4th - 5 Match Rule
170 - Alex Gordon (Hew) TF Jake Spreckman (CS) 17-1
182 - Isaac Desir (Win) pinned Thomas Rutherig (LB) 0:30
195 - Judens Claude (Win) pinned Tredd Smith (Hew) 4:11
220 - Stephen Salerno (Hew) pinned Aaron Williams (Hlc) 3:47
285 - Patrick Smith (Wan) pinned Greg Bernal (Hew) 1:50


5th/6th Place Match

 99 - Joseph Russo (Wan) def. Pablo Martinez (LB) Inj Dflt
106 - James Langan (Wan) pinned Clifford Cornell (SS) 2:22
113 - Jason Javier (Km) def. Michael Fishman (Oc) Inj Dflt
120 - Dan Rivers (EM) dec. Josh Bourne (LB) 10-5
126 - Travis Paradiso (Mass) dec. Greg Wildstein (LB) 3-1
132 - Mike Stashin (Mass) dec. Shamar Griffith (Win) 6-2
138 - Joseph Moscato (Km) dec. Luke Evans (Oc) 7-4
145 - Anthony Arena (Lyn) def. Brandon Devivio (LB) Inj Dflt
152 - Andrew Zagorski (Wan) def. Palo Carre (SS) 5 Match Rule
160 - Vance Cuffee (Ea) pinned Jared Magnone (Hew) 1:40
170 - Nick Normile (Clk) dec. Pat Devito (Mass) 1-0
182 - Gavin Casey (Wan) pinned Anthony Cancellarich (Hew) 3:25
195 - Nick Roth (Mass) pinned Kevin Smithwick (Mass) 1:05
220 - Francisco Zuart (Oc) pinned John Ryan (Km) 2:55
285 - Matthew Renz (Lyn) dec. Mike Regan (Mass) 4-3


 

Shane Gibbons 113lb Champion 51st Massapequa Holiday Tournament


Shane Gibbons of Massapequa works for a takedown on Tony Novotny of Connetquot en route to a 12-2 semifinal win at 113 pounds. Shane went on to claim the 113-pound crown and the Chiefs finished fifth in the tournament.
Photo courtesy of The Mat Slap http://www.thematslap.org/


 

Island Wide Summer Duals

July 19, 2014

Massapequa 43 Brentwood 27

North Rockland 39 Massapequa 30

Massapequa 60 Wantagh 12

Massapequa 50 Locust Valley 24

Massapequa 50 Island Trees 19


 

2014 LIWA Golf Outing

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


 

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

National High School Coaches Association National Tournament

Congratulations to Massapequa's All-American Angelo Petrakis for placing 8th
at the NHSCA's National Wrestling event


 

Nassau County (section 8) Awards Dinner


Massapequa award winners Josh & Paul Brachfeld, Shane Gibbons, Tim Gungor,
George O'Mahony & Garrett Gibbons at the Nassau County Dinner with
Coach Shippos & Coach Serrano

All-County Place Winners George O'Mahony, Paul Brachfeld,
Tim Gungor and brothers Shane & Garrett Gibbons
with Coaches Serrano and Shippos

Coach Serrano, League 1A Coach of the Year
(that didn't take long!)


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


 

2014 Nassau County Section 8 Championships

February 19, 2014
Tim Gungor receives a wildcard for the NYSPHSAA State Championship

February 16, 2014
Massapequa finishes 4th in the overall team score
Top ten:
1. Wantagh 156.5, 2. Plainedge 144.0, 3. MacArthur 133.0,
4. Massapequa 130.5, 5. Levittown Division 129.5, 6. Farmingdale 109.5,
7. Syosset 99.0, 8. Mepham 96.5, 9. Seaford 92.0, 10. Garden City 91.5

Massapequa All-County Place-winners:
Fr. Shane Gibbons 3rd place @99lbs
7th Gr. Garrett Gibbons 4th place @99lbs
Soph. Paul Brachfeld 6th place @170lbs
Jr. George O'Mahony 6th place @220lbs
Sr. Tim Gungor 3rd place @285lbs

Angelo Petrakis and John Kalinoglu both lost in the round to place.

Click Here to see the complete results and brackets on LIWA

Garrett Gibbons, Shane Gibbons and Tim Gungor win their respective consolation Semi-final 
wrestlebacks to advance to the consolation championship match for third place
Paul Brachfeld and George O'Mahony will be wrestling for 5th place

February 15, 2014
Massapequa in first place after day one of the Nassau County Championships!

Chiefs place four wrestlers into the Semi-finals including the Gibbons brothers Shane & Garrett at 99 lbs.
Joining them are George O'Mahony at 220 lbs and Tim Gungor at 285 lbs.

Click here for the Matslap semi-final pairings and Team scores


 

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

 

To make a tax deductible contribution, please mail a check payable to the:
“Friends of Massapequa Wrestling Inc", P.O. Box 61, Massapequa, N.Y. 11758

please note wrestling room or scholarship fund

 


 

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


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

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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Upcoming Events

Saturday,  Feb 7
Section 8 Nassau County Qualifying Tournament
Friday,  Feb 13
Section 8 Nassau County Championship Tournament
Sunday,  Feb 15
Section 8 Nassau County Championship Tournament

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