Youth Tournament on March 10th @ Pine Bush

Hudson Valley Region Championship and NYWAY State Qualifier will be held at Pine Bush High School on Sunday, March 10, 2013.  Please click below to download the tournament flyer which contains all of the tournament information including registration and weigh-in procedures.  Any additional questions, please contact:

Jeff Jones                                         NYWAY Hudson Valley Region Tournament Flyer
Tournament Director
Hudson Valley Region NYWAY Director
(845) 542-7182

Youth Tournament Anouncement

                                                    Saturday, April 28, 2012
UNION COLLEGE – Messa Rink at Achilles Center – 807 Union St. • Schenectady, NY

In 2010 JourneymenWrestling and Flowrestling joined forces to create one of the top alliances in wrestling – Pop & Flo Wrestling.  That allaince spawned one of the most renowned tournaments in the country – The Pop & Flo National Duals in Lake Placid, NY. Now that Pop & Flo National Duals is up and running, we are shifting some of our energy, creativity and resources to the wrestling young guns! The goal is to use our relationships within the wrestling community to bring the best youth wrestlers together for this event. We plan to properly showcase and promote the legends of tomorrow by giving them the platform they deserve with some airtime on Flowrestling. You and your teammates are cordially invited to scrap with some of the toughest wrestlers in the country.

                           2012 Pop & Flo Mini-Men Nationals Flyer


Central Sign-Up Dates For Youth States

The central sign-up dates for the 2012 USA Wrestling Kids States are:

Saturday Feb. 18th in Middletown at Studio AYO on Rt. 211 from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm. Tuesday Feb. 21st at the MW High School from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm.

All fees and paperwork will be collected on those dates and forwarded as a section to the tournament director in Long Island.

Youth Sectional Results

The future of Section 9 wrestling was on display this past Sunday as Monroe Woodbury hosted the 2012 NYS Section 9 Youth State Qualifiers.  The top six wrestlers from each weight class receive an invitation to compete in the NYS Youth State Tournament held at Bay Shore High School on Long Island on March 3rd and 4th.

The tournament ran very smoothly thanks in part to Tim Monahan, Bob Voelker, John Zsido, Chris Sweeney, Paul Smoot, and last but not least, NYS Section 9 USA Wrestling Chairman John Stramiello.  Without the work and commitment of these people and their families, this rather complex tournament simply could not happen.  Thank you all!

Click below for complete tournament results.  Check back for information regarding a centralized S9 Youth States sign-up.  Congratulations to each and every wrestler who had the courage to “lace them up” this weekend. 

                                                 2012 Section 9 Youth Sectionals

Regional Youth Tournaments

I have been getting several requests for information about Youth Wrestling Tournaments.  Unfortunately, there does not seem to be too many local events schedued.  What I’ve decided to do, however, is provide some information about tournaments that are within a few hours of Section 9.  Hopefully, in time, we will see an increase in local youth tournaments.  For the time being, you may want to consider entering your future Section 9 wrestlers in tournaments in Section 1 (Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties), NJ, PA, Long Island, Sections 3 and 4 (Central NY), and Section 2 (Albany area).  I hope this is of some help to those of you who are interested, and please do not hesitate in sending me any additional information regarding youth wrestling.

Section 9:  Josh Allen Youth Tournament @ MV   January 28, 2012
                      Section 9 Youth Championships @ MW February 12, 2012

Section 1:  (Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, and Westchester Counties)
                    Pleasantville Youth Tourney @ Pleasantville HS  Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012       
                   Beacon Youth Tourney @ Beacon HS   January 28, 2012 
                   2012 NYS Championships @ Bay Shore HS   March 3-4, 2012
                   Ossining Youth Tourney @ Ossining HS   March 10, 2012
                   Carmel Youth Tourney @ Carmel HS    March 17, 2012
                   Brewster Youth Tourney @ Brewster HS   March 24, 2012 
                   Askren Scramble Tournament @ Somers Fitness   March 31, 2012
          ** Click here to register for any of the Section 1 Youth Tournaments**

Long Island:     Bethpage Youth Tournament    January 25, 2012
                               Richie Anderson Youth and Middle School Tournament      March 3, 2012
                               Brentwood Kids Tournament    March 3, 2012

Section 2 (Albany):  Pop and Flo Mini-Men Nationals   April 28 & 29, 2012
                                          Pop and Flo National Duals (team tournament) May 19 & 20, 2012

Sections 3 & 4Central New York Youth Wrestling Schedule

          Pennsylvania Youth Wrestling website                New Jersey Youth Wrestling website

Youth Wrestling Schedule

2011-2012 Youth League Schedule

Jan 12 Dual Middletown at Valley Central (Middle School) 6:30 pm

Jan 13 Quad Host Minisink (Middle School) 6:00 pm Minisink Monroe Pine Bush Valley Central

Jan 17 Dual Pine Bush at Cornwall (Middle School Auxiliary Gym/Wrestling Room) 6:30 pm

Jan 22 Quad Host New Paltz/Rondout at Rondout (Rondout High School Gymnasium), 9:00 am – 1:00 pm New Paltz/Rondout Monroe Pine Bush Middletown

Jan 27 Quad Host Minisink (Middle School) 6:00 pm Minisink Cornwall Middletown New Paltz/Rondout

Josh Allen Tourney FYI – Jan 28

Feb 4 Quad Host New Paltz/Rondout at New Paltz (New Paltz High School) 9:00 am New Paltz/Rondout Valley Central Cornwall Available – seeking 4th team

Feb 8 Dual Monroe at Cornwall (Storm King School) 6:30 pm

Minisink Valley Youth Wins Warwick Holiday Tournament!

Congratulations to the Minisink Valley Youth Wrestling Program for winning the team title at the 2011 Warwick Holiday Tournament.  With over 325 wrestlers representing dozens of youth programs spanning several states including NY, NJ, and PA, the Warwick Holiday is one of the largest youth tournaments in the state.  

The MV youth grapplers edged out Sparta, NJ by one point!  Collecting individual titles for Minisink were Zack Ryder, Ethan Gallo, Ryan Cherry, Nick Albornoz, Tyler Castro, Connor Greiner, Demetrius Moore, Austin Rambrose, Nick Perdomo, and Ethan Hamilton.  Second place honors for Minisink were earned by  AJ Friccione, Jace Hirsch, Andrew Doty, Austin Oldfield, and Nick Rodriguez.  Third and fourth place finishers for MV included Sofia Macaluso, Tom Perdomo, Jarred Greiner, and CJ Post.

Special “thanks” go out to the Warwick Youth Program for hosting such an outstanding tournament.  Last, but certainly not least, congratulations should go out to every single participant in Sunday’s tournament.  Whether you won every match or lost every match…..the entire Section 9 Wrestling community is proud of all of you!  We admire your effort and your courage….YOU are the future of our sport!!!

Click here for complete tournament results.