West Point Wrestling Club Golf Scramble 2012

                             2nd Annual Event to Take Place September 8th

Get your team together and make sure that you register today for the West Point Wrestling Club’s 2nd annual Golf Scramble Weekend.  The golf outing will take place on Saturday, September 8th with a 9:00 am shotgun start. Those who need to travel are encouraged to arrive a day early and attend the “Zulu Fly-In Social” at 7:00 pm on Friday the 7th at the Zulu Lounge on the top of the Thayer Hotel.  This event, perhaps the most important fundraiser for the West Point Wrestling Club, promises to be a blast!!!

Here is just a sample of what you can expect:
     – 18 holes of golf with a cart at the beautiful West Point Golf Course
     – unlimited range balls
     – a goody bag including a t-shirt, logo golf balls, tees, towel, coupons, and more
     – BBQ Dinner at the conclusion of the scramble
     – $10,000 hole-in-one contest
     – hole-in-one prizes at all par 3’s… tablet computers, golf clubs, $500 VISA gift cards
     – longest drive contest
     – closest to the pin contest
     – prizes for the top 3 teams….and more   
                                                All for only $150 per golfer!!!!!
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                     2012 West Point Wrestling Club Golf Scramble Weekend


Warwick senior Shane Connolly has recently learned that he has received appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Connolly is one of only four wrestlers to win five Section 9 titles; he plans on joining the Army Black Knights wrestling squad as a walk-on.  On behalf of the entire Section 9 wrestling community …. congratulations and good luck Shane!!! 

Derek Stanley Wins 197; Army 4th at All-Academy

Congratulations to Saugerties graduate Derek Stanley for winning the 197 pound title at the All-Academy Championships held in Colorado Springs on Sunday.  Derek finished 3-0 including a victory by pin over Tyler Russell from Merchant Marine Academy.  Teammate Cole Gracey also won an individual title at 165.  As a team, Army came in forth of eight teams finishing behind Navy, Air Force, and the Citadel.  Click below for complete article including full results from the Army Wrestling website.

       Army Fourth at All Academy Championships


Knights on a roll heading into All-Academy Championships

Second year Head Coach Joe Heskett had made “Build and Believe” the slogan for Army Wrestling.  Well the staff has been doing a great job “building”, the wrestlers are now “believing”, and the NCAA wrestling community is starting to take notice.

Over the past three weeks, Army wrestling has won 4 consecutive dual meets and also finished 1st out of 15 teams at the New York State Collegiate Championships.  Their recent dual meet victories were over Columbia 19-15, Drexel 26-12, Brown 24-15, and #25 Harvard 24-17.

The Black Knights return to action this weekend at the All-Academy Championships in Colorado Springs, CO. The event will take place on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy where Army will get a chance to wrestle against fellow service academies Air Force, The Citadel, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, Navy, Norwich and VMI.


Army’s Thome Takes Home Title At Body Bar

Army junior Jordan Thome won four matches on Saturday enroute to earning the 133 lb. title at The Body Bar Invitational.  Thome defeated Chris Dardanes from the University of Minnesota by a 9-8 score to capture the crown.  He won his other three bouts by the scores of 12-0, 7-0, and 5-4.  James Raftery (157), Coleman Gracey (165), and Michael Gorman (184) all earned 6th place honors for the Black Knights who finished 7th out of 12 teams.  Host Cornell took the team title with Kent State and the University of Virginia rounding out the top 3.  Virginia is coached by 1995 Middletown graduate Steve Garland.

UVA Head Coach and 1995 Middletown graduate Steve Garland

Other locals at the Body Bar included Lock Haven’s Matt Parlier (Port Jervis, 2009) who went 1-2 at 197 lbs. and Dingmans Ferry, PA native Joe Stanzione who placed 5th at 133 wrestling for Cornell. 

Final Brackets for The 2011 Body Bar Invitational

Black Knights Finish 4th at Oklahoma Gold Classic

The Army Black Knights wrestling team placed 13 wrestlers and finished 4th in the team standings at Saturday’s Oklahoma Gold Classic held at SUNY Brockport.  Junior Jordan Thome placed second at 133 pounds.  Daniel Young (149), Jim Raffert (157), and Collin Wittmeyer (174) all placed third for Army.  Click on the link below to read the full story from the Army Wrestling website.

Army Places 4th at Oklahoma Gold Classic


Army edged by Rider 16-15

The Army Wrestling team lost their first match of the season on Tuesday to Rider by a

Collin Wittmeyer is now 3-0 for the season at 174 including victories over two opponents ranked in the top 15 in the country.

score of 16-15 in a match held at Christl Arena.  Army, who dropped to 2-1 for the young season, received victories from Connor Hanafee(141), Daniel Young(149), Alex Smith(165), Collin Wittmeyer(174), and Will Brown(184).  Hanafee, Young, and Wittmeyer all ran their records to 3-0 for the season.  Brown is now 2-0.  Wittmeyer now has victories over two wrestlers currently ranked in the top 15 by InterMat Wrestling (Meys, Boston, #15 and Resnick, Rider, #13).  Full story and all individual results can be view by clicking on Army Wrestling – Army Results.  The Black Nights return to action on Saturday, November 12 at the Oklahoma-Gold Classic held in Rochester, NY.

Army Opens With Wins Over #24 Iowa State and Boston University

Army Head Coach Joe Heskett

Army Wrestling kicked-off their 2011-2012 season in style on Sunday by winning both of their matches at the Nor’Easter Duals in Boston, MA.  In their first dual, the Black Nights upset 24th-ranked Iowa State 23-22 behind pins from Jordan Thome at 133 and Daniel Young at 149.  Later in the evening Army pushed their record to 2-0 with a convincing 28-9 victory over host Boston University.  The Black Nights received bonus points at 184 from Will Brown (WBF 3:46) and at 141 from Connor Hanafee (WMD 10-1).  Full articles as well as all individual results are available by going to Army Wrestling – Army Results in the menu bar.  Army’s next dual meet is Tuesday November 8 at 7:00 when the Black Nights host Rider University in Christl Arena at West Point, NY.