Wantagh Warriors Wrestling

Wantagh, New York

The Warrior's Blog


    The Bison Open was held at Bucknell University on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The team took 12th out of 25 teams finishing with a record of 2-3. We could have been 4-1 and lost two matches by three points or less. One slam call cost us six points. It was a very tough tournament and we needed the toughest competition. Steel sharpens steel.

    The following wrestlers stepped up to represent themselves:

    109lbs: Elijah Rivera, 9th grade, Bayshore HS, 2nd in Leaque 2

    Matt Griffin, 3rd and 4th in NYS at 106 lbs

    116lbs: Bobby Moore, 8th grade, Wantagh HS, 2nd in Nassau CTY

    Aiden Araoz, Wantagh HS, 3rd in Nassau CTY, NHSCA All American

    123lbs: Christian Encarincation, Wantagh HS, 2nd in Nassau CTY

    129lbs: Joseph Moore, Wantagh HS

    135lbs: Justin Vines, Wantagh HS, NYS Champion, NHSCA All American

    140lbs: Andrew Schutzman, Seaford HS, 3d place Div. II

    147lbs: Ryan Burgbacher, Pat Medford HS, 5th in Suffolk

    155lbs: JD Moore, Division HS

    163lbs: Matt Rogers, Wantagh HS, 5th in CTY

    174lbs: James Langan, Wantagh HS, 3rd in CTY

    190lbs: Jonathan Loew, Wantagh HS, 3rd NYS, NHSCA All American

    215lbs Zack Ward, Uniondale HS, NYS Champion

    285lbs: Jayson Gomez, EagleAcademy, 3x PSAL Champion, made states, Fargo Cadet All American

    Coaches: Paul Gillespie, Reggie Jones, Justin Accordino, Ray Handley Sr., Irwin Loew

    Not only did WANTAGH have eight wrestlers in the Bison Tournament. Charles Maier was at the Fargo camp for the last two weeks in preparation for the Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota. Joe Conklin is at the Army West Point Wresting Camp as well. This is why we are ranked number ONE going into next season in New York State.