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xx Section III Service Award
June 14, 2016, 10:24:44 AM by webmstr

Dereck Bigford has been an Elementary Physical Education teacher and the Varsity Wrestling coach at CNS for the past 29 years.  Prior to starting his teaching and coaching careers, Dereck graduated from Brockport where he was a two-time NCAA All American and a National runner-up.  During his four years at Brockport, the teams were NCAA runner-ups twice and National Champions twice.

As a coach, Dereck has a record of 328 wins-183 losses and 1 tie.  His teams have been league champs 10 times and Dereck has been voted Coach of the Year 10 times.  Dereck has had 14 Section 3 champions and 5 NYS place winners.

During his 29 years at CNS, Dereck has also volunteered as a coach with the Mohawk Valley Wrestling Club and has been a member of the Syracuse Wrestling Officials Association for 22 years.

Dereck has served on the Section 3 Wrestling Committee for 20 years - even serving a couple seasons as the assistant coordinator.

Dereck has hosted the Anderson Memorial Wrestling Tournament for each of his 29 years at CNS.  This is a premier early season tournament bringing in teams from all over NYS.

Dereck and the CNS staff led by Tom Tatham and now Tim Bednarski have hosted the SWOA JV tournament for the past 18 years.  CNS hosted the two day Section 3 Championships in 2008.  Dereck's assistant coaches include Jack Harbold, Matt VanHousen, Mike Cicarelli and Jim Scholtzhouser.  Dereck leads by example and he and the assistant coaches are always willing to pitch in wherever they are.  CNS has hosted the AAs seven (7) times in the last fifteen (15) years and the Section 3 Dual Meet Championships eight (8) times including the last seven (7) seasons.  Some of those years CNS has not competed in the tournament but have had their entire team there and have spent the day making sure the tournament ran smoothly!

The Section 3 Wrestling Committee appreciates all Dereck has done for Section 3 Wrestling and we are pleased to honor him with a Section 3 Service Award.

xx Team New York Wins Five Times at Schoolboy Greco Roman National Duals
June 14, 2016, 10:16:50 AM by webmstr
By DYLAN MORRISON, 06/11/16, 11:30AM EDT

Team New York took fourth place in the Bronze/Copper pool at the Schoolboy Greco Roman National Duals in Indiana on Friday, finishing with a 5-3 record overall.  

"Greco went great. It’s the best we have done in six years," said Chris Adams, the NY Schoolboy National Team Head Coach.

The squad from the Empire State began the tournament with a tough loss against Team Iowa 57-21, but then bounced back and won three consecutive matches - 58-17 over Tennessee, 42-34 against Team Florida and 41-36 over Oklahoma Blue - to finish in third place in Pool C on Thursday.  

As a result of that performance, the New York wrestlers were placed in the Bronze/Copper pool on Friday, where they picked up another win over Oklahoma Blue, 44-29. Earning victories for the NY squad were Dante Rigal, Andy Lucinski, Logan Gumble, Alijah Seymour, Mike Alltomar, Josh Post, Jack Reusing, Cooper Kropman, Cameron Bundy, Lucas Scott and Joey Pollack.

The team finished the day with a win over Minnesota (46-33) before losing to a tough Virginia squad (43-31) to take fourth in the bracket.

Josh Post and Cooper Kropman led the team, both posting 7-1 records, while Joey Pollack, Ethan Cooper, Mark Kmiotek, Lucas Scott, Alijah Seymour, Jack Reusing, Logan Gumble, Dante Rigal, Mike Alltomar and Andy Lucinski all had four or more victories.

"In my six years of coaching the Schoolboy National Team, this is the biggest and most well rounded team I have coached,” Adams said.


70- Ryan Taube
77- Dante Rigal
84- Andy Lucinski
91- Logan Gumble
98-Ivan Garcia
98- Alijah Seymour
105- Mike Alltomar
112- Josh Post
120- Scott Aiden
128/136- Cooper Kropman
128/136- Jack Reusing
144- Langdon Sibley
144/152- Cameron Bundy
160- Ethan Cooper
160- Daniel Flynn
175/190- Lucas Scott
175/190- Joey Pollack
190/210- Zaire Phelps
265- Mark Kmiotek

xx Schoolboy National Duals
June 13, 2016, 08:45:15 PM by CHAMP

xx Phoenix $10,000 Hole In One Golf Benefit
June 10, 2016, 01:29:29 PM by webmstr
August 20th, 09:00am shotgun start
Format: Captain and Crew
Cost: $75 per person
18 Holes of Golf, Cart, Beverages, Prizes, Commemorative Gift, Chicken Barbeque
Prizes: 1st and 2nd Place Team Awards,  Longest drive men and women, Closest to the pin, door prizes and other contests.
For more information or to register a team contact
Gene Mills @ 569-2746
Tournament Flyer, Entry Form, and Sponsor Form

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Clayton Barnard Tournament
June 02, 2016, 01:49:50 PM by webmstr
The Clayton Barnard is looking for teams to compete in its 36th Annual Tournament.  The tournament will be held at Hilton High School - 400 East Ave, Hilton, NY 14468 on January 21st, 2017. This years event is a 10 team dual meet tournament with a total of 5 duals  - 2 pools of 5 with a crossover. Please see flyer for information.

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Cortland Duals
June 02, 2016, 01:45:51 PM by webmstr
Cortland is looking for teams to fill out the field in the Cortland Duals on December 10th. If interested, contact Coach George Burkinshaw at 315-459-1503 or email gburkinshaw@cortlandschools.org.

xx Fulton Duals Opening
May 20, 2016, 07:11:53 AM by webmstr
Mexico is looking for a 101 lb and 178 lb wrestler for tomorrow's Fulton Spring Duals. Contact Derrick Smith at dsmith141@hotmail.com if interested.

xx Fulton Duals Opening
May 18, 2016, 07:25:23 AM by webmstr
J-D/CBA is looking for a 165 lbs and 192 lbs for the Fulton Duals. If interested, please contact Joseph.Moran@cortland.edu

xx Watertown Golf Tournament
May 02, 2016, 08:35:35 AM by webmstr
Watertown Wrestling is a self-funded program

August 20, 2016
11:00am Shotgun Start
4 Person Captain & Crew
$260 per team (includes greens fees, carts, dinner, and donation to Watertown Wrestling)
Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Putting Contest


xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Penfield-Hunter Holiday Tournament
April 29, 2016, 01:04:45 PM by webmstr
Penfield has openings for two more teams in the 2016 Penfield Hunter Holiday Tournament on December 10th. If interested, contact John Leone at jleone@penfield.edu.

xx Scuffle in the Stadium
April 29, 2016, 01:02:29 PM by webmstr

xx Syracuse Wrestling Camp
April 28, 2016, 08:00:43 AM by webmstr

Featuring 2016 National Champions Nashon Garrett and Gabe Dean!

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Wilson Duals
April 28, 2016, 07:33:46 AM by webmstr
Minisink Valley in Section 9 is looking for a few teams for our Wilson Duals on 12/17/16. Each team will get 4 duals. For more information, contact Scott Hendershot at shendershot@minisink.com.

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Bradshaw Invitational
April 28, 2016, 07:30:59 AM by webmstr
Canandaigua has openings in the Robert Bradshaw Invitational Tournament on January 13-14, 2017. This is a 16-18 team Individual Varsity Tournament with multiple entries allowed (21 entries max - no more than 2 per weight). If interested in competing, contact Coach Rich Romeo at romeor@canandaiguaschools.org, romeo57@twc.com, or 585-414-6862

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Mark Stephens Classic
April 21, 2016, 08:09:26 AM by webmstr
Horseheads has immediate openings in the 2016 Mark Stephens Classic Wrestling Tournament to be held Dec. 2nd & 3rd at the Horseheads Middle School. This is a two day dual meet tournament that guarantees your team 9 matches. The tournament has drawn teams from section 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 10 in the past. It has played host to many state ranked teams who have state champions, state place winners and sectional champions in their line-ups. For more information please contact Shane Lese at shlese@horseheadsdistrict.com.

xx Coaching Position Available
April 13, 2016, 07:54:27 AM by webmstr
Bethlehem Central High School is looking for a JV Wrestling Coach for the 2016-17 season.  Candidates must have their Coaching Certificate.  First Aid, CPR, AED and Concussion training can be acquired here at Bethlehem.  Interested parties should contact the Athletic Director, Len Kies at lkies1@bcsd.neric.org.  

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Roxanne Weller JV Tournament
April 11, 2016, 10:02:37 AM by webmstr
South Glens Falls has immediate openings in the first annual Roxanne Weller Memorial JV Wrestling Tournament to be held on December 10th, 2016 at the South Glens Falls High School. This will be a four mat, mixed (mostly round robin) wrestling Tournament. Entries are limited. We are looking for teams that are looking for quality JV wrestling. Small, Large, Private, Charter, and Out of State Teams are all welcome to participate. For more information see the tournament flyer.

xx Coaching Position Available
April 11, 2016, 09:57:02 AM by webmstr
West Genesee is looking for a varsity wrestling coach for the 2016-17 season. Must have Coaching Certification, First Aid, CPR, AED and concussion training. Contact Mike Burns, Athletic Director at mburns@westgenesee.org.

xx Hannibal Wrestling Golf Tournament
April 11, 2016, 09:50:35 AM by webmstr
June 4th at Battle Island Golf Course, 08:00am shotgun start
Format: Captain and Crew
Cost: $280 per team (includes golf, cart, Skins game and BBQ dinner)
Skins: Included in entry fee
Prizes: 1st place men and 1st place Co-ed,  Longest drive men and women, Closest to the pin men and women, door prizes and other contests.
For more information or to register a team contact
Michelle Kitts @ 592-1396 or Frank Williams @ 598-6380
Tournament Flyer :) Sponsorship Opportunities

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening
April 11, 2016, 09:44:22 AM by webmstr
Athens Pa (35 miles west of Binghamton, NY) is looking for a good team out of Section II to complete in our Jarvis Memorial  individual varsity event on December 17th 2016.  We run a 12 team individual pooled event where each kid gets 5 matches in one day.  We try to make it so that the teams get to see people they would normally never see.  Right now we have teams from Districts 2 & 4 in Pa, as well sections IV, V, and VI from NY and one team from Maine.  Last year was about average for our event with 55 kids placing at their state qualifier, 27 kids wrestling at states, 19 state medalists, and three state champions (all are returning).  We run it in four pools of three with the winners wrestling the other winners for the last three matches.  This allows your lower level kids to finish by wrestling other kids of their own ability while the top kids wrestle the other top kids.  If any team is interested please contact me at jwhite@athensasd.k12.pa.us .  Since in NY the points are on the kid, if you have individuals that are interested in coming please let me know that as well and I will see if I have opening at that weight.

xx New Tournament in 2016-17
March 31, 2016, 12:35:29 PM by webmstr
2016 Cicero North Syracuse
Varsity Pool Tournament

    I am interested in running a one day 6 man pool tournament at the varsity level where the coaches will rank their wrestlers A, B, C by ability and experience. The next step in this process would be to group the wrestlers into pools so that the stronger wrestlers would be against the stronger competition and the less experienced wrestlers would compete against the weaker competition. I feel this would benefit all of the wrestlers in your varsity line up.
    We will not keep a team score for this event, I would like to encourage coaches to be honest with the ranking they give their kids. We will run this tournament on up to seven mats depending upon the interest that we have and the number of kids entered.
    This is to see how much interest coaches might have in this idea and to see if we can pull this tournament off for next year.  The entry fee will be $375 as I know the officiating cost would be $300 per team alone. We will make every attempt to give each entrant five bouts, the date would be Wednesday December 28th 2016.
     As a former Brockport State wrestler I would love to get as many other former Brockport State wrestlers that are now varsity coaches to attend this tournament. For questions please either email me back and or call me.  Email dbigford@nscsd.org or dbigford@twcny.rr.com   Cell- 315-559-5459

Dereck Bigford
Head Coach CNS

xx 2016-17 Tournament Opening: Hawks Duals
March 14, 2016, 07:09:10 AM by webmstr
Corning has openings for the 2nd Annual Hawks Duals on January 14, 2017. For more information, see the flyer. If interested in participating, contact Coach Matthew Wukovitz at mawukovitz@cppmail.com.

xx Newark Valley Novice Tournament
February 19, 2016, 09:53:18 AM by webmstr
The Newark Valley Novice Tournament has reached the limit for competitors this weekend. Thank you for your interest.

xx Duanesburg Youth Wrestling Tournament
February 17, 2016, 01:35:01 PM by webmstr
There are still openings in the Duanesburg Youth Wrestling Tournament this Saturday (02/20), but they're filling up fast. They will accept payment at the door.

xx National Wrestling Hall of Fame Induction
February 17, 2016, 08:20:10 AM by webmstr

National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Upstate New York Chapter

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame of the New York State Chapter would like to announce the eight new inductees into the Hall of Fame and this year's winners of the Medal of Courage and Outstanding American Award. The Upstate New York Chapter is dedicated to the main goals of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame which are (1) recognizing excellence in wrestling in the Upstate New York area; (2) preserving the rich and colorful history of wrestling in New York and (3) inspiring future generations of New Yorkers to participate in one of the oldest and best sports in the world.

This year we take great pride in recognizing nine individuals who will be honored at this occasion on September 18, 2016 at the Double Tree Hotel in East Syracuse, New York: The nine individuals who will be honored at this occasion are: Brad Hamer - Jordan-Elbridge and Section III; Charles Hughes - Waverly High School; Thomas Hurley - Elmira City Schools - Posthumously; John Kopalek - Maine-Endwell & Chenango Valley High Schools; Richard Morton - Salamanca High School; John Murray - Ithaca College; Robert Stulmaker - NYSPHSAA and Saratoga Springs High School; Robert Zifchock - Valley Central High School; Outstanding American Award - James Carrier - Investment Manager - New York City and Sherburne-Earlville High School; and Liam Ollive - Beacon City Schhol High School has been selected to receive the Medal of Courage Award. The Chapter is also delighted to be awarding John Drew of the Central New York Wrestling Online website the annual Stanbro Media Award for 2016. The Central New York Wrestling website covers wrestling in Section II, Section III, Section IV, and Section X.

I have attached a brief bio with this email on each of the individuals and would appreciate any recognition that your media outlet can afford them. The award reflects on their distinguished careers in wrestling and life. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at any time. Thanks for supporting wrestling in your area and the state of New York.

Carl Koenig
President of National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Upstate New York