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Lead Stories

November 27, 2015
VHW East Winter Middle School Clinic at Sachem East HS - December 3, 2015-January 21, 2016

November 23, 2015
Hughes Wins Title To Lead Hofstra At The NYS Championships
Port Washington Has an Opening in the Busby Classic Duals on Saturday January 23, 2016
Kings Park’s First Annual Youth Wrestling Tournament December 20, 2015

November 19, 2015
Ironman Grand Prix Youth Wrestling Tournament – Academy Sports Complex in Farmingdale, NY

November 18, 2015
7th Annual Ice Breaker Tournament at John Glenn HS
Island Trees is Looking for a Head Middle School and Assistant Middle School Wrestling Coach for the January 2016 Middle School Season

November 16, 2015
Matthew P. Sapolin Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament - K-8th at Islip - January 17, 2016 - Flyer and Coaches Reg Form
Hofstra Stumbles in Season-Opening Matches At The Northeast Duals

November 13, 2015
Trumbull HS in CT is Hosting a 10 Team Dual Tournament on January 2, 2016 and One of their Teams Withdrew
LIU Post Wrestling Knocks Off Shippensburg, 25-14

November 12, 2015
13th Annual Gary Mims Massapequa Youth Wrestling Tournament - January 17, 2016

November 10, 2015
East Islip Kid Tournament - January 10, 2016
Herricks Has an Opening in its 23rd Annual New Years Tournament on Saturday, January 9, 2016
Copiague Has Openings in their Individual Tournament on January 16, 2016

November 9, 2015
Long Beach Gladiator Youth Tournament - December 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
St. Anthony's Has Openings for a Few Non-League Duals
Great Neck North is Looking to Add a Tournament for January and Some Non League Dual Meets for December
Latest Hofstra Wrestling Newsletter
RaZor Winter Clinic - November 17, 2015-February 25, 2016
Check Out Matt's Corner for Videos of the Hofstra Wrestle-Offs

November 4, 2015
• Amityville HS Wrestling is having a fundraiser this Saturday, November 7th at the Bulldog Grill in Amityivlle from 1 to 5PM. Come out and support the team and see some old friends.
Due to an Earlier Season Start William Floyd HS Now Has 1 Opening for the 10th Annual Take Down Autism Dual Meet Tournament on December 5, 2015

November 3, 2015
Xaverian HS, in Brooklyn, is Looking for an Individual Tournament Opening on January 16 or 17, 2016
VHW East Winter Middle School Clinic at Sachem East HS - December 3, 2015-January 21, 2016

October 30, 2015
Lindenhurst Wrestling Club Has a Mat Rack Model MR3-W for Sale. Make your best offer ($7100 New). Contact Jamie Wrieth at Lindenhurstwc@optonline.net or 631-875-9899 if interested.

October 26, 2015
North Babylon HS Has an Opening in their Holiday Tournament of December 12, 2015
Herricks is Looking for a Tournament on Either December 19, 2015 or January 16, 2016

October 22, 2015
Section 11 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 10-22-15

October 19, 2015
CATZ Pre Season Competitive Athletic Training Zone - Get Ready for the Season Now
Hewlett HS is Looking for a Tournament for both Varsity and JV on Saturday January 9, 2016

October 18, 2015
Roosevelt is Looking for a Middle School Head Coach Who Will Also Volunteer as Varsity Assistant Coach
Commack HS is looking for an additional team for the Commack Duals being held on January 9, 2016
Seaford HS is Looking for One More Team to Compete in the Patrick Butler Memorial Dual Meet Tournament on January 9, 2016
Msgr. Farrell HS has Openings in the 31st Annual Dave Ironman Invitational Tournament on January 9, 2016
Matt Mustakis Fundraiser Wrestling Tournament November 29, 2015
End of Year Brawl Wrestling Tournament December 27, 2015
Danbury HS has Openings in its 29th Annual Danbury Holiday Tournament on December 28, 2015
Freeport HS has Openings in the Terry Haise Duals on December 19, 2015
Section 8 D1 Pre-Season Individual Ranking as of 10-18-15
Due to an Earlier Season Start William Floyd HS Now Has 2 Openings for the 10th Annual Take Down Autism Dual Meet Tournament on December 5, 2015

October 11, 2015
Freeport HS is Looking for a Home Dual on December 12, 2015 with both JV and Varsity
Amityville HS is Hosting a Dual Tournament on December 18-19, 2015 and are Looking for a Few More Teams
New Blue and Gold Wrestling Club to Start Up November 5, 2015 at Hofstra

October 1, 2015
Ted Petersen Inducted into the Nassau Couty Athletics Hall of Fame
St. Anthony's Has Openings in a Side bySide JV and Varsity Tournament on December 28, 2015

More .....


Passing of George Munnich

George W. Munnich III.It's with a heavy heart that I have to inform you of the passing of long time Coach George Munnich. George has been involved in wrestling for over 64 years, with over 50 of those years wrestling and coaching on Long Island.

Coach Munnich wrestled at Mepham HS for Sprig Gardner. He then moved on to the Merchant Marine Academy and had a Hall Of Fame wrestling career, twice qualifying for the NCAA tournament. Upon graduation, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he continued to wrestle, placing 4th in the 1960 Greco-Roman Olympic Trials.

Coach Munnich spent his career at Grand Ave Middle School teaching math and coaching wrestling for over 30 years. For the last 22 years, Coach has been the Assistant at Bellmore-JFK High School. George was also a fixture on Long Island beaches, patrolling the waters as a lifeguard at Jones Beach and Fire Island.

Coach Munnich is enshrined in both the Merchant Marine Academy Hall of Fame as well as the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

George was a great Husband, Father, and Friend. He will be missed by many.

Arrangements are as follows:
Sunday 11/22
2-4 pm
7-9 pm

Clair S Bartholomew & Son Inc
302 Bedford Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710

Monday 11/23 10:30 am Christ Lutheran Church
3384 Island Road
Wantagh, NY 11793

Tickets in the Hofstra section can be purchased by contacting the Hofstra Ticket Office at (516) HOF-TIXX (463-8499) to order tickets or for more information. Tickets are $55. Both Hofstra's matches will be on Mat 5 right in front of section 119.

Tickets in the LIU Post section can be purchased by contacting Coach Mike Zimbler by email at coachzim20@verizon.net or calling him at 631-255-1919. He has been meeting people with tickets or having them send the money to him at home and then he is sending the tickets back in the mail. He has about 50 tickets left as of Wed Nov 17th.

College Home Schedule

Sat Dec 12
    Kings Point Mariner Duals - 11:00am
Sun Jan 2
    NCC vs Itasca MN - TBA     NCC vs Northland MN - TBA
Sun Jan 3
    LIU Post vs UNC Pembroke - 10:00am
    LIU Post vs Notre Dame (Ohio) - 1:00pm
    Hofstra vs VMI - 3:00pm (in the PFC)
    Hofstra vs Bloomsburg - 5:00pm (in the PFC)
    Long Island Open at NCC - 9:00am
Sun Jan 17
    Hofstra vs Binghamton - 1:00pm (in the PFC)
Tue Jan 19
    Kings Point vs College of NJ - 7:00pm
Thur Jan 21
    LIU Post vs American International - 7:00pm
Sun Jan 24
    Hofstra vs Sacred Heart - 1:00pm (in the PFC)
    Hofstra vs Clarion - 3:00pm (in the PFC)
    Hofstra vs Columbia - 5:00pm (in the PFC)
Wed Feb 3
    Kings Point vs NYU - 7:00pm
Wed Feb 10
    Kings Point vs Coast Guard - 7:00pm
Sun Feb 14
    Hofstra vs Drexel - 4:00pm (in the Arena)
Thur Feb 18
    LIU Post vs NYU - 5:00pm
    LIU Post vs Mount St. Vincent - 8:00pm

Hofstra Full Schedule
Kings Point Full Schedule
LIU Post Full Schedule
Nassau CC Full Schedule




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)


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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 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.




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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.

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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.