Since its inception in 2002, the Eastern States Classic has become one of the top high
school wrestling tournaments in the northeastern United States.
The event has continually attracted the top ranked teams in the state and 2010 could
be the best quality ever with several top ranked teams in D1- Shenendehowa HS-(Sec.
2) and D2- Pal-Mac HS (Sec. 5) once again be the early favorites for the Team
Section 11- the top section in the state will send a trio of their top teams led by
Longwood HS ranked 2
who were unable to win the Eastern States Classic providing the founders, Friends of
Section 9 Wrestling Inc., an indication that the tournament has been well received
throughout New York State and the East Coast.
With the changes made a few years ago by the NYSPHSAA in regards to individual
competition regulations that follows a point system with the expansion of the
“wildcards” that allows many of the 500 high schools a criteria to gain a wild card for
one of their wrestlers.
There are many schools who may not have the “dual team” for the grueling two day
tournament that now provides an opportunity to send several of their top state level
wrestlers to the Eastern States.
The event, with its good competition in every round
where team points provides the fans excitement for their teams. Many of the top
universities also use the results as a recruiting tool to their programs.
nd, John Glenn HS – ranked 4th, Hauppauge HS- ranked 11th and Sayville - ranked 16th.Throughout the early years of the event there have been many future State Champions
The quality the last few years has been outstanding and the organization will be
introducing a new opportunity in telecasting the entire tournament online.
In last year’s competition at the Eastern States the fans witnessed 16 of the 30 New
York State Champions that were crowned at the 2010 event with many more as state
D1- West (Hauppauge) Dierna (Wayne) Arujau (Syosset) Meinsen-Glenn Lenzi (Fordham Prep)
Dutton (Rocky Point) Volpe (Rocky Point) Coggins (Rocky Point) Malvestuto (Niagara Wheatfield)
Moore (Johnson City)
D2- Robinson (Peru) Wilcox (Greene) Scott (Pal Mac) Beckwith (Greene) Gwiazkowski (Duanesburg)
Make plans to attend and see the finest wrestling that New York State wrestling can produce in a
comfortable large venue with all the trimmings…ample parking…several miles from the NYS
Thruway, food and concession stands provides a worthwhile viewing experience for fans and
For more information regarding tickets, entries etc. go to Ticket Leap
The Event will be shown through the NHSCA high school television network for those fans
who are unable to travel to the tournament. Action will be available for every match of the
entire tournament on every mat.
A unique and innovative concept showcasing high school sports nationwide through the
National High School Coaches Association.