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Press Release for 2011 Eastern States

Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2011 by Section 9 Wrestling

From: Gary Rissler


Subject: 2011 Eastern States Championships Press Release-


Thursday, January 06, 2011 7:32:52 PM

Eastern States Classic- Precursor to the NYS Championships

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

Dutton to Lehigh University-Arujau to American University- Lenzi to UPenn-Meinsen to Hofstra-

Malvestuto to Virginia-Beckwith to Binghamton and Gwadiazkowski to UBuffalo in large part due to

success at the Eastern States.

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

place winners.

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.


Access passes will be available starting today.

Fee: $25.00 for all matches and all sessions.

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