Long Island Wrestling Association


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Association Office
PO Box 368
Oakdale, NY 11769

Steve Meehan



Lead Stories


October 2, 2014
• James Szymanski (Shoreham-Wading River) has committed to attend UNC Chapel Hill next year. James will compete for the Tar Heels in 2015-16.
• Mike D'Angelo has committed to Princeton University for next year
• NYWAY-LI KickOff Challenge & National Team Qualifier - December 7, 2014
• Smithtown Has Openings in Their Tournament on January 10, 2015

September 29, 2014

• Saint Joseph by the Sea (CHSAA-Staten Island) is looking for non league dual meets in December and January
• Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Dual Meet Team Ranking as of 9-26-14
• Busy recruiting year for U.S. women’s college wrestling programs

September 24, 2014

• Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 9-24-14
• Nassau Community College Pre-Season Wrestling Clinic Fundraiser Postponed to a later date
• East Coast MMA Fight Shop Now Sells Wrestling Shoes

September 22, 2014

• Cowboys Land Top Prospect Piccininni
• Wrestler of the Week: Arajau Leads Strong NY Showing

September 18, 2014

• East Islip Kid Tournament - K-8th - January 11, 2015
• St. Patricks Day Youth Wrestling Festival at Walt Whitman - March 14, 2015
• Papadatos Announces 2014-15 Hofstra Schedule
• New recruit Connor Watson looking to do big things for Stony Brook Wrestling

September 17, 2014

• Bethpage Youth Tournament - Bantam through Schoolboy Divisions - January 25, 2015

September 16, 2014

• Lindenhurst HS has an Opening in their Individual Tournament on January 10, 2015
• Comsewogue HS is Looking for Two Teams for their Comsewogue Duals on January 10, 2015
• Lindenhurst HS is Looking for 4 or 5 Teams for an Individual Round Robin Tournament on January 24, 2015
• Glen Cove HS has an Opening for an Assistant Varsity Coach
• Ascend Fall Clinic Featuring Penn State NCAA Champions Sanshiro Abe & John Hughes - October 11-12, 2014

September 10, 2014

• Fairport HS, Section 5, is Hosting a Two Day Dual Meet Tournament on December 12-13, 2014 and Has Openings
• Pine Bush HS (Section 9) is Looking for Teams for Our 10 Team Round Robin Tournament on December 12-13, 2014
• Three Hofstra Wrestlers Ranked In AWP Preseason Poll

September 8, 2014

• The Donnelly family has informed us that Donny Donnelly will be attending and wrestling for Columbia University in the fall of 2015.  Congratulations Donny and family.
• Jake Patacsil Named Hofstra Assistant Coach

September 5, 2014
• Chambersburg, PA wrestling will be hosting a 32 team individual High school tournament on December 27 & 28, 2014
• 2014 World Championships Broadcast Schedule

September 4, 2014
• Journey Wrestling Club Fall Clinic - September 9-November 13, 2015

September 2, 2014
• RaZor Wrestling Club Fall Clinic at Ward Melville HS - September 8-November 17

August 30, 2014
• Hudson Valley Challenge at Port Jervis HS - October 12, 2014

August 27, 2014

• Quiet Storm East WC Fall Clinic September 9 - November 6, 2014

August 23, 2014

• Jenna Burkert, 2014 US Senior World Team Member
• VHW East Spring Clinic at Sachem East HS - September 16-November 6

August 22, 2014

• South Plainfield Fall Classic at South Plainfield PAL - Kids thru HS

August 20, 2014

• If you are interested in becoming a Suffolk Wrestling Referee please send an email with name and phone number to either: Chadryan03@gmail.com or SCwrestlingref@yahoo.com
• Mattituck is Looking for a Non League Dual Meet for the Upcoming Season

August 19, 2014

Jeff Jordan State Champ Camp at Sachem East HS - September 19-20, 2014

Mac Maldarelli Joins Coaching Staff at Nassau Community College

Louis Hernandez and TJ Fabian Commit to Wrestle for Nassau Community College

August 6, 2014

Former West Hempstead Wrestler, Nick Harris, Seeks Coaching Position
Long Beach Wrestling 6th Annual Golf Outing

August 5, 2014

Dennis Papatados Returns to his Hofstra as the New Head Coach

Hofstra Names Papadatos as Next Head Coach

Takedown Wrestling Video Interview with New Hofstra Head Coach

Openmat Wrestling Short Time Audio Interview with New Hofstra Head Coach

Newsday - Dennis Papadatos named Hofstra wrestling coach

August 4, 2014

Long Island Wrestling Association Ken Lesser Memorial "Summer Heat" HS Results - July 27, 2014
Long Island Wrestling Association Ken Lesser Memorial "Summer Heat" Open Results - July 27, 2014

August 2, 2014

• Comsewogue is Looking for a HS Wrestling Coach for the Coming Season
• New Officials in Nassau for up coming season.  Must call to reserve a spot.  Nassau is only having a small class and everyone must pre register.  Call Kenny Richards at 516 769-0346 to do so.

More .....








College Schedule

Wed October 22, 2014 - Hofstra Wrestle-Offs
in Mack Arena @ 7PM

Everyone is invited to watch wrestle-offs and meet the new coach and team immediately following


Sun November 2, 2014 - Stony Brook vs Lock Haven @ 1PM, Hofstra vs Lock Haven @ 2:30PM in Hofstra Mack Arena

Sat November 8, 2014 - Nassau CC Orange and Navy Alumni Match in NCC Phys Ed Complex @ 4PM


Thur November 20, 2014 - Stony Brook @ LIU Post @ 7PM



The Bill Farrell
International Wrestling Tournament

Saturday Nov 8, 2014 - Men's GR and Women's FS

     Preliminary Rounds - 9AM

     FREE Clinic with World Class

     Clinicians - 2-4PM

     Championships and Medal Rounds - 6PM


Sunday November 9, 2014 - Men's FS
     Preliminary Rounds - 9AM

     Clinic with Kyle Dake, Tony Ramos and Adeline Gray - 2PM
     Nassau vs Suffolk All-Star Meet - 4PM

     Championships and Medal Rounds - 6PM

Click below for the following:

                   Poster        Schedule        Tickets



2013-14 Wrestler of the Week

Wrestler of the Week: This week’s LIWA wrestler of the week is senior Nick Vines of Wantagh. In Wantagh's run to become the Nassau Dual Meet Champion Nick had 5 victories coming on 3 pins and two decisions with the final decision a 3-1 a sudden victory over MacArthur's Sal Randazzo to help his team to the championship.

Week 7 - Evan Mayer of Comsewogue

Week 6 - Sean Miller of Connetquot

Week 5 - Travis Passaro of Eastport-South Manor

Week 4 - Adrian Berry of Uniondale

Week 3 - James Szymanski of Shoreham-Wading River

Week 2 - Craig Hinrichs of Islip

Week 1 - Sean O'Hagan of Sachem North

Shirts being given out

We will get them to the Wrestlers of the Week as soon as we can.




Updated Oct 21, 2008



Looking to collect any old Section 8 or Section 11 County Wrestling Tournament programs and filled in brackets. Also looking for past NYSPHSAA State Tournament programs and NCAA Wrestling Championship programs. If you have been looking to clean out your attic or garage and don't know what to do with your old programs here is the answer. Mail them to Steve Meehan PO Box 368, Oakdale NY 11769 or drop them off @ 117 Dale Dr, Oakdale NY 11769 or give me a call and I'll come pick them up if you have more than a few.. (April 7)


Send In Your Digital Photos

The Long Island Wrestling Association would like to publicize your photos on our website. Your photos will appear on our photo page and the picture of the week will be highlighted on the front page. Email your photos as an attachment to rsmeehan1@verizon.net



HS Alumni Nights


HS Schedule

When you see a ? in the list of teams, it means the coach has been asked who is in their tournament and hasn't responded.


Next year will be here before you know it.  Work hard in the off season.




Jenna Burkert
Pursuing an Olympic Dream

To help support Jenna with her Olympic Dream sends checks made out to the Long Island Wrestling Association to Steve Meehan, PO Box 368, Oakdale NY 11769.  Write Jenna Burkert in the memo or include a note saying that is what it is for.



Mission Statement

The Long Island Wrestling Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering, promoting and encouraging the sport of amateur wrestling on Long Island as a means of building character, physical health and well-being, sportsmanship, self-confidence, self-esteem, and positive attitudes about dedication, persistence, intensity and hard work among the younger generation in order to fit them more adequately for their future role in society.

If you think we are heading in the right direction or just enjoy the website please become a member of the Long Island Wrestling Association.  Click here to join!

The Purposes of the Long Island Wrestling Association, Inc.:

To assist young people to compete in the sport of amateur wrestling by sponsoring tournaments and competitions for wrestlers and clinics for wrestlers and coaches.

To assist and facilitate the creation, development and enhancement of youth wrestling programs.

To assist and facilitate the dissemination of information about wrestling events and activities to wrestlers, coaches, parents and fans.

To assist and facilitate the creation of a travel club to allow wrestlers to attend wrestling camps, clinics, competitions and tournaments in other geographic areas.

To assist wrestlers in obtaining USA Wrestling membership cards to allow them to participate in USA Wrestling sponsored events.

To assist and facilitate the creation and development of work programs, summer and part-time internships with various Long Island and New York City corporate sponsors.

To assist and facilitate the creation and development of a foreign student/wrestler exchange program.

To encourage parents and fans to volunteer their time to assist in the development of youth wrestling programs.

To assist and facilitate the dissemination of information to the general public about the sport of wrestling.

To enhance and support media coverage of wrestling events.

To assist Long Island wrestlers in attending the Olympic training camp and in competing on a national and international level.

To offer membership to the general public in the Long Island Wrestling Association, Inc. and to collect membership dues and other contributions from such membership.

To solicit and collect contributions from individuals, groups, business and social organizations, corporations, foundations and governmental entities in order to finance the activities of the corporation.