Last Updated: September 23, 2015
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2015 New York State Freestyle & Greco Roman Championships

Massapequa has a strong turnout for the NYS FS & GR Championships May 30 - 31st, 2015
Andrew Ashmawi 1st FS & 1st GR, Hunter Scuttellaro 2nd GR, Mike Quadrino 3rd GR, Travis Paradiso 3rd FS
Jesse Bran-Umana 4th FS, Nick Karamushas 6th GR, Mike Regan 6th GR, Garrett Gibbons 3rd FS & 2nd GR,
Jeremy Scuttellaro 5th FS & 4th GR, Sal Minichiello 2nd GR


NYWAY (New York Wrestling Association for Youth) State Championship

Paul Brachfeld 1st Place
Garrett Gibbons  2nd Place
Jesse Bran-Umana 4th Place
Travis Paradiso 5th Place

Chase Liardi 3rd Place


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 Alumni Night vs Freeport


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.

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

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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


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

Class of 1972

Class of 1972

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

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By:Various Sources / Gary Abbott, Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - © 2012

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.



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

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