Wantagh Warriors Wrestling

Wantagh, New York

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    While the High School team was winning a Dual Meet Championship this past weekend, Anthony Clem was wrestling for the Buxton Middle School team in York PA. The team finished in 13th place over the course of two days. Mr. Buxton is the former Head Coach at Blair Academy and serves as the Head Coach at the Lehigh Olympic Training Center. Anthony Clem went 4-4 against the best competition in PA. Joseph Clem was on the VHW elementary team at the same event and went 6-2 as the team came in 5th place. We also had Jesse Vanorden who finished up 6-1 while wrestling on the VHW team. Outstanding job. Remember steel sharpens steel. These guys are our future and anyone else that meets this burden for greatness. A job well done.


    2018 Nassau County Dual Meet Team Champions!!!!!
    Wantagh outlasted a tough Massapequa team to capture its first Nassau Dual Championship in 4 years......leading up to the championship final the Warriors also defeated Uniondale and defending champion Long Beach enroute to the title........with the win Wantagh advances to the first ever NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Championships next Saturday in Syracuse.....it was a great win by this group and these young men really stepped up, we were pushed today and we responded accordingly which was really encouraging......we have to clean up some technical & tactical aspects this week in practice but we will be prepared to compete for the state championship in Syracuse......

    The team is now 26-0 .. GO WARRIORS!!!!!

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    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Wantagh HS moved to 23-0 in Dual Meet competition defeating Hewlett HS by a score of 73-3 in the first round of the Section 8 Dual Meet Championships. The black and gold advance to the second round on Saturday, January 20, 2018 starting at 11:00 A.M. at Clarke HS. Hewlett is a young team with a great coaching staff. Coach Jones who happens to be a nephew of Coach Reggie Jones is a highly motivated caring person and the Bulldogs will be back. Not one wrestler is graduating this year.

    Here is the bracket and details for this weeks Nassau County Dual Meet Championships

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    The Nassau Qualifiers sites and teams have been announced......top 4 finishers in the qualifier earn all-conference distinction and automatically qualify for the Nassau County Championships the following week at Hofstra


    After two years of losing closely contested matches the end result is never put the match into the hands of the referees. There is no one to blame if you are not trying to score and win the match. College coaches want to see offense. They want bonus points to win tournament's. There is a time and place to play defense as well. No one should be looking at the clock. Wrestle until the whistle blows or the match is over. Know the score of the match. If you are winning with one minute left you should be hand fighting and in a good stance. Take a Russian 2 on 1. Circle. Use heavy hands. At this point, even if you took a stall warning or a point it is better than giving up a takedown. Why would you shoot with one minute left and the other guy has taken zero shots ? In the match I am talking about the other guy scored twice on bad shots and bad angles. Last comment: in a tie match with time ticking down it is better to get one point during an escape than try and score two. Bottom line here is know where you are in the match with points and have a game plan. Be smart. Hustle, muscle and technique will take you so far. Being a smart wrestler will take you to the end zone.


    In a weekend competition the Warriors were well represented at the Shogun Wrestling Tournament in Albany, New York. Jesse Vanorden,1st place, Joseph Clem placed 2nd, Anthony Clem took 3rd while Katrina Jackowitz took home a bronze medal. This was Katrina's first Freestyle medal in her first ever girls tournament. The reason why Wantagh is becoming a power is because of the heart, soul and determination of these young wrestlers to achieve. Every weekend these kids are going away to find the competition. During the week it is a practice or a private lesson. Not only is the wrestling important they are good students. Great job. You are our future. Anyone that wrestles please forward me the information.

    B Team Scores..


    Those wrestlers not competing at Eastern States wrestled at the Kellenberg Tournament.
    Placers for Wantagh included:
    113lbs. Luke Janosko 4th place
    138lbs. Joe Russo 4th place
    195lbs. Matt Soethout 4th place

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