Contact CNYWrestling.com • john@cnywrestling.com • Fax: (516) 277-0028 • Search CNY



xx 2015-16 Openings: Northern Adirondack
Today at 07:07:17 AM by webmstr
Northern Adirondack (Section VII) is looking for a dual meet or tri-meet to complete their schedule.

Additionally, there are still openings in the Barry Livermore Invitational at Northern Adirondack on January 16th. It is an individual round robin tournament where all wrestlers should get five matches.

If you are interested in filling either openings, please contact Coach Kaleb Sample at kaleb.sample@yahoo.com.

xx Photo Gallery: Fulton 34 Baldwinsville 28
November 28, 2015, 05:19:20 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Fulton 34 Baldwinsville 28

xx 2015-16 Opening: Baldwinsville
November 20, 2015, 12:32:14 PM by webmstr
Baldwinsville is Looking for 1 more team for Saturday, January 16th Teams
Committed: Baldwinsville, Owego Academy, Webster Thomas, CBA/JD, Phoenix B

Contact Tony Burkinshaw at recsupr@townoflysander.org

xx 2015-16 Opening: Hannibal
November 19, 2015, 08:52:29 AM by webmstr
Hannibal has an immediate opening in its Dual meet tournament on January 16th.  You will get five matches and there is a separate mat for JV matches throughout the entire day.  Teams committed are Hannibal, Central Square, ESM, Cortland, and Lowville.  If interested please email Mike Kitts ASAP at mkitts@hannibalcsd.org.

xx 2015-16 Opening: CVA Duals
November 18, 2015, 08:18:34 AM by webmstr
Central Valley Academy has an immediate opening for their Dual Meet Tournament on Friday night December 11th (3 duals), and Saturday December 12th (5 duals).  For more information, consult the flyer. Please contact Bob Bush at rbush@cvalleycsd.org if interested.

xx 2015-16 Opening: Vermont
November 18, 2015, 07:45:38 AM by webmstr
Vergennes (VT) has openings in the Commodore Invitational on January 23rd. For more information, consult the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Bob Benoure at bobbenoure@gmail.com.

xx Coaching Position Available
November 17, 2015, 07:32:26 AM by webmstr

Marcellus Central School has an immediate opening for a modified wrestling coach. interested candidates should contact Athletic Director Mike Free at mfree@marcellusschools.org and/or 315 673-6303.

xx Coaching Position Available
November 16, 2015, 07:49:37 AM by webmstr
Watkins Glen has an immediate opening for a modified wrestling coach. Interested candidates should contact EKRAMER@wgcsd.org as soon as possible.

xx News: Grapple on the Gridiron
November 13, 2015, 12:22:57 PM by webmstr
Iowa On Track To Shatter NCAA Dual Attendance Record

xx 2015-16 Opening: Peru
November 09, 2015, 07:09:25 AM by webmstr
Peru Central in Section 7 is looking to do a triangular or quad meet on a Friday or Saturday. If interested please contact jbrown@perucsd.org.

xx Photo Gallery: Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Banquet
November 08, 2015, 08:07:31 PM by webmstr
New Photo Gallery: Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

xx Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame
November 04, 2015, 08:50:31 AM by webmstr

REMINDER: Today is the LAST DAY you can purchase tickets to the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction banquet on Saturday night (11/07/15). If you plan on attending, please make sure to purchase your tickets before 05:00pm today. At this point, you may only purchase tickets online. Head on over to the Hall of Fame page to make your purchase.

xx Phoenix Grad Randy Bortles joins Mean Gene Mills in Nat'l Wrestling Hall of Fame
November 02, 2015, 02:08:37 PM by webmstr

STILLWATER, Okla. - The National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum on Monday announced that the Class of 2016 inductees are Carlton Haselrig, Brandon Slay, William (Bill) Harlow, John Richard (Dick) Wilson, Randy Bortles, Joseph Galli Jr., Marcia Haise, and Ron Good.

The NWHOF Board of Governors approved the selections at its meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, on Oct. 24. The induction ceremony will be held at the 40th Anniversary Honors Weekend on June 3-4 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. For more information on Honors Weekend, please telephone (405) 377-5243.

"This group of extraordinary individuals have made a significant impact on the sport of wrestling," said Lee Roy Smith, Executive Director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum. "It is our privilege to honor them, but, more importantly, we appreciate the opportunity each year when we get to let people know what each of these remarkable individuals has done."

Carlton Haselrig and Brandon Slay were chosen as Distinguished Members for the Modern Era while Harlow and Wilson were selected as Distinguished Members by the Veterans Committee. Randy Bortles is the Medal of Courage honoree, and Galli is the Outstanding American. Haise is being honored for Lifetime Service for Officials, and Good has been selected as the Order of Merit recipient.

America's shrine to the sport of wrestling, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum has the largest collection of wrestling artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The renovation will allow visitors to experience interactive exhibits while continuing to see the greatest names of the sport enshrined in the Hall of Honors.

Distinguished Members can be a wrestler who has achieved extraordinary success in national and/or international competition; a coach who has demonstrated great leadership in the profession and who has compiled an outstanding record; or a contributor whose long-term activities have substantially enhanced the development and advancement of the sport.

Randy Bortles became a quadriplegic from a motorcycle accident in 2002. The accident could have taken Bortles away from wrestling, but he refused to let that happen and many believe that he has done more for the sport since the accident than he did before it. Following the accident, Bortles worked five years as an assistant coach at Mountain View High School before turning his focus to helping other areas of wrestling. He headed the coalition to bring college wrestling back to Georgia, and has led the implementation of programs at Shorter University (NCAA DII), Emmanuel College (NCAA DII), Brewton Parker (NAIA), Life University (NAIA), and Truett-McConnell College (NAIA). He has also worked with the Atlanta Takedown Association to host the Georgia Intercollegiate tournament. He is active on numerous boards of organizations that are focused on the success of wrestling, and has also been a co-tournament director for the Team Georgia USA Wrestling State Championships, held annually on 32 mats in the Georgia Dome. Bortles wrestled at Phoenix High School in Phoenix, New York which is currently coached by Gene Mills, who was inducted as a Distinguished Member in 2000. Bortles went on to wrestle at Auburn Community College in Central New York and Brockport State University. He began his coaching career at Baldwinsville High School in Baldwinsville, New York, under Leo Johnson, who was named the National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1980. Bortles moved to Georgia in 1981 and began coaching at Newnan High School in Newnan, Georgia. He then coached at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Georgia, and Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. Georgia USA Wrestling hosted a team from New Zealand in the mid 1980's, and Bortles was asked to go to New Zealand to coach their national teams. Following a year in New Zealand, Bortles returned to Georgia and was a co-founder of the Metro Atlanta Wrestling Officials in 1994. He officiated Georgia High School Association events and NCAA meets, and continues to mentor the Metro Atlanta Wrestling Officials 112 members. The Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame presented Bortles with its Medal of Courage award in 2005.

National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum

America's shrine to the sport of wrestling, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame & Museum was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1976 to honor the sport of wrestling, preserve its history, recognize extraordinary individual achievements, and inspire future generations. Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, the Hall of Fame has the largest collection of wrestling artifacts and memorabilia in the world including the Hall of Honors where wrestling legends are enshrined at the national, regional and state level. The diversity of the sport is highlighted with exhibits featuring females and such ethnicities as African Americans, Native Americans, and Latino Americans. There is also a library featuring historical documents and books on the sport as well as a theater. The Hall of Fame is currently closed to visitors as it prepares to undergo an entire interior renovation. It is scheduled to re-open in the summer of 2016, just in time to celebrate its 40th anniversary at the annual Honors Weekend induction ceremonies. For more information about the Hall of Fame, please visit www.NWHOF.org.

xx Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame
October 29, 2015, 08:25:18 AM by webmstr

The deadline to purchase tickets to the 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Banquet has been extended to next Wednesday, November 4th. The class of 2015 includes Brett Cook, Bill Kays, Tim Moore, Kevin Smith, and Rick Spicer. If you would like to join us for our formal induction banquet, please head over to the Hall of Fame home page where you can purchase online or by mail. Hope to see you there!

xx Freakshow: Sherburne-Earlvilles Buell Takes 195 Pound Title
October 26, 2015, 08:40:10 PM by webmstr

FreakShow: Finger Lakes WC Features 4 Champs; NJ's Foca & Cabanillas Win Titles

xx Tournament Update
October 26, 2015, 08:32:12 PM by webmstr
Due to a number of schools still in session on Dec. 23rd, the starting time for the J-D JV "King of the Hill Tournament" has changed. Weigh-ins will take place from 3:00-4:30 pm with wrestling beginning at 5:00 pm. Please consult the flyer for more information.

xx 2015-16 Opening: Schalmont Sabre Duals
October 26, 2015, 08:29:35 PM by webmstr
The Schalmont Sabre Duals have two varsity openings for their Saturday Dec. 12th dual tournament.  The tournament features six total teams with each team wrestling five total duals.  Schalmont, Coxsackie-Athens, Scotia-Glenville, and Lansingburgh are confirmed.  If you are interested in having your team compete in this tournament, please contact Asst. Coach  at rogotzkek@guilderlandschools.net or 518-253-9174.

xx 2015-16 Opening: Fairport Duals
October 26, 2015, 12:50:46 PM by webmstr
Fairport HS is looking for three teams to complete its round robin dual meet tournament format. The tournament will be held on December 12. If interested please contact James Cannon at james.cannon@bcs1.org.  

xx 2015-16 Opening: Saratoga Invitational
October 26, 2015, 12:49:53 PM by webmstr
Saratoga Springs has openings in the Saratoga Invitational on January 9th. For more information, see the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Kris West at westy360@hotmail.com.

xx Vestal Wrestling Kick-Off Dinner
October 22, 2015, 08:14:35 AM by webmstr

November 1st, 05:00pm, Ransom Steele Tavern

xx Coaching Position Available
October 21, 2015, 08:26:22 AM by webmstr
Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD in section 2 is looking for a Varsity and Modified coach for the upcoming wrestling season. Anyone interested should contact our AD Patrick Parker at (518) 237-0800 or pparker@whufsd.org.

xx Coaching Position Available
October 20, 2015, 01:20:52 PM by webmstr
The Albany City school district is looking for a varsity assistant wrestling coach! Anyone interested please contact Athletic Director Kathleen Ryan at 475-6310 email Kathy.Ryan@albany.k12.ny.us or PFlorio@albany.k12.ny.us

xx 10 Reasons Why Kids Should Wrestle
October 19, 2015, 09:36:59 PM by webmstr
Great Read...

10 Reasons Why Kids Should Wrestle

xx 2015-16 Opening: Bradshaw Invitational
October 19, 2015, 10:04:02 AM by webmstr
Canandaigua has openings in the 41st Annual Robert Bradshaw Wrestling Invitational on January 8-9. Each team can enter 18 wrestlers and there will be full wrestle-backs to eighth place. For more information, see the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Rich Romeo at romeor@canandaiguaschools.org.