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2017-18 Wrestler of the Week

 


Week 7 - Joey Slackman of Commack HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending January 14, 2018, is 285 lb junior, Joey Slackman, of Commack HS. Wrestling out of the #9 seed, the Commack big man went 4-0 (including wins over #8, #4, and #2) to win the 285 bracket, and become the first Commack wrestler to capture an Eastern States Championship.


Week 6 - Jonathan Loew of Wantagh HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending January 7, 2018, is 195 lb senior, Jonathan Loew, of Wantagh HS. In the finals of the Patrick J Butler Memorial Duals, Jonathan won the battle of defending Section Champions, when he defeated Elijah Rodriguez of Long Beach, 7-0.
Picture courtesy of Keith Maucere


Week 5 - Preston Maucere of Saint Anthony's HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending December 31, 2017, is 120 lb junior, Preston Maucere, of Saint Anthony’s HS. Unseeded in his bracket, Maucere went 5-0 this weekend to win the title at the 10th annual Prep Slam Invitational in Georgia. This included wins over two All State wrestlers (Louisiana and Tennessee), a state champion from Louisiana, and Nick Masters, 2017 Georgia State Champion/2017 USAW Cadet FS National runner-up.
Picture courtesy of Keith Maucere


Week 4 - William Obert-Thorn of Connetquot HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending December 24, 2017, is 126 lb junior, William Obert-Thorn, of Connetquot HS. Will was 3-0 for the week which including a major decision, a pin to help the T-Birds win a close dual with a very good Ward Melville team, and a decision over Sectional Finalist/#2 Ranked Jacob Borland of Northport.
Picture courtesy of Paul North


Week 3 - Ally Fitzgerald of Lynbrook HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending December 17, 2017, is 99 lb freshman, Ally Fitzgerald, of Lynbrook HS. On Saturday, Ally went 4-0, including 3 pins, to win the Southside Tournament and became the first female to win a high school wrestling tournament on Long Island.
Picture courtesy of Rich Renz


Week 2 - Kyle Reilly of Smithtown West HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending December 10, 2017, is 132 lb senior, Kyle Reilly, of Smithtown West HS. In their dual meet with Mount Sinai, Reilly defeated Sectional Champ/NYS DII 3rd place, Matt Campo. Then, on Saturday, Reilly won the North Babylon Tournament, going 4-0, including a finals win over Sectional Finalist/#1 Ranked, Chris Esposito of Northport.
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Week 1 - Dan Steinmann of MacArthur HS

The LIWA Wrestler of the Week, for the week ending December 3, 2017, is 120 lb senior, Dan Steinmann, of MacArthur HS. Coming in unseeded, Dan won the MacArthur Tournament ahead of 4 All Section/All State wrestlers. He was 4-0 on the day, including a semifinal win over 2017 PSAL Champion/NYS DI blood round loser, David Traub (Tottenville); and a finals win over 2017 NYS DII 4th, Keith Cassar (Oyster Bay).
Picture courtesy of Joe Daquila phototrens.com