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2018-19 Wrestler of the Week

 


Week 11 - Paul Illicete of Copiague HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending February 10, 2019, is Senior 170 lber, Paul Illicete of Copiague HS. In the Section XI D1 finals, Illicete defeated returning Sectional Champ/NYS 4th, Corey Connolly of Rocky Point.


Week 10 - Jack Duff of Mineola HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending February 3, 2019, is Senior 138 lber, Jack Duff of Mineola HS. At the Section VIII Qualifier, Jack was a perfect 4-0 including a finals victory over the returning Nassau runner-up/NYS 6th, Dan Gibson of Port Washington.


Week 9 - Anthony Conetta of Massapequa HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending January 27, 2019, is Freshman 99 lber, Anthony Conetta of Massapequa HS. At the NYS Dual Championships, Anthony was a perfect 4-0, including wins over the #1 ranked wrestler in Section III, the #1 ranked wrestler in Section XI, and the #1 ranked wrestler in NYS, Gregor McNeil of Hilton.


Week 8 - Matthew Rogers of Wantagh HS Jordan Titus of Center Moriches HS

The LIWA Co-Wrester of the Week, for the week ending January 20, 2019, is Junior 170 lber, Matthew Rogers of Wantagh HS. Matthew was 4-0 during the Section XIII Dual Meet Tournament, including decisive victories in the quarterfinals and semifinals, to help his team reverse earlier losses to Uniondale and Long Beach. In the finals, he defeated the #1 ranked 182 lber Angelo Petrakis of Massapequa.

The LIWA Co-Wrester of the Week, for the week ending January 20, 2019, is Sophomore 113 lber, Jordan Titus of Center Moriches HS. Jordan was 5-0 for the week, including a win over All-State, Sean Carter of North Babylon HS. The win proved to be the difference in Center Morichesí 39-36 victory.
    Photo Courtesy of Ray J. Nelson
    Orlin & Cohen Sports Medicine


Week 7 - Preston Maucere of St. Anthony's HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending January 13, 2019, is Senior 132 lber, Preston Maucere of St Anthonyís HS. In his teamís dual with Eastport-South Manor, Preston defeated 2018 NYS DI State Champion, Zach Redding, which helped St. Anthonyís go on to win the match. On January 6th, at the Sam Cali Invitational, Preston also bested Sammy Alvarez, ranked 5th in the country by Intermat at the time, in the Consi Semis 3-1.


Week 6 - Joe Lopresti of Sayville HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending January 6, 2019, is Junior 182 lber, Joe Lopresti of Sayville HS. Joe went 6-0 (3 pins) this week, including a 9-5 decision over Section XI runner-up, #1 ranked, Paul Toscano of Newfield. The upset victory helped Sayville to defeat #13 Newfield.


Week 5 - Luke Smith of Hauppauge HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending December 30, 2018, is Junior 113 lber, Luke Smith of Hauppauge HS. Luke went 4-0 to win the Massapequa Tournament, including a 6-5 finals victory over 2x NYS finalist/defending champion, Terry Adams of Monsignor Farrell.
    Photo Courtesy of Charles H. Clackett
    Hauppauge Wrestling


Week 4 - Sean Peterson of Islip HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending December 23, 2018, is Junior 132 lber, Sean Peterson of Islip HS. In his team's dual meet with Rocky Point, Peterson defeated #1 ranked/NYS D1 3rd, Logan Sciotto.
    Photo Courtesy of Ray J. Nelson
    Orlin & Cohen Sports Medicine


Week 3 - George Oroudjov of Syosset HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week, for the week ending, December 16, 2018, is Freshman 120 lber, George Oroudjov of Syosset HS. Oroudjov won three matches to claim the 120 lb title at the Rick Herrmann Memorial Tournament, including a 3-0 shutout over NYS D1 bronze medalist Luke Smith of Hauppauge.
    Photo Courtesy of Charles H. Clackett
    Hauppauge Wrestling


Week 2 - Kyle Mosher of South Side HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week for the week ending, December 9, 2018, is Senior 160 lber, Kyle Mosher of South Side HS.  The four-time NYS DI place-winner went 5-1 this past weekend to finish 3rd at the prestigious Walsh Ironman Tournament in Ohio.  Included in his five victories were a 10-9 decision over #6 in the nation Thayne Lawrence (2018 PA State Champion), a pin over #4 in the country Dom Mata (2018 California State Champion), a win by fall over 2018 Texas State runner-up, Eric True Lance, and a 1-0 decision over 2018 California State 3rd, Noah Blake.
Picture courtesy of Matt Shuck


Week 1 - Osmond Bouyer of Clarke HS

The LIWA Wrester of the Week for the week ending, December 2, 2018, is Junior 220 lber, Osmond Bouyer, of Clarke HS. Osmond went 4-0 to win the Battle at the Beach at Long Beach, including wins over a returning PSAL 3rd placer, the returning Nassau runner-up/#1 ranked 195 lber, and a first period pin over the top-ranked 195 lber from Section IX..