Its a Busy Week to Start the Season with the JV and Varsity Teams in action. On Thursday 12/5 your Plainsmen kick off their portion of the Suburban Council Schedule and travel to Ballston Spa High School to take on the Scotties. The JV action starts at 6pm to be followed by the Varsity.
The following day (Friday - 12/6 and Saturday 12/7) the Varsity team competes at the 52nd Annual Clyde Cole Tournament in Oxford, NY. This tough early season competition comprises of teams in Section 2, 3 and 4. The following teams will be in attendance:
Averill Park, Bainbridge-Guilford-Afton-Harpursville, Carthage, Chenango Valley, Delhi, Groton, Moravia, Norwich, Otselic Valley, Oxford, Queensbury, Shenendehowa, Sidney, Unadilla Valley, and Unatego.
The JV Team Hosts The Shen JV Duals on Saturday 12/7 at Shenendehowa East HS. Parents are encouraged to help setup and work the concession.
The Shenendehowa Pee Wee Wrestling Club begins soon! Sign up today and carry on the Shen Wresting tradition!
We will be holding Weight Certifications this Saturday, November 23rd at the Shenendehowa East High School. All JV and Varsity wrestlers must report to school by 8:30am. Please come to the school hydrated (drink plenty of water this week).
Date Day Time Site Event
11/11 Mon 12:00PM H WRESTLING BEGINS
11/15-16 Fri-Sat 5PM/9AM H JOURNEYMEN COACH’S/WRESTLERS CLINIC
11/23 Sat 9:00AM H CERTIFICATION
11/25 Mon 6PM H MOVIE NIGHT (Little Theater)
11/26 Tue 6:30PM H PARENT’S NIGHT (SATE CAFÉ)
11/29 Fri TBD A VARSITY SCRIMMAGE @ HVCC
11/30 Sat All Day A COLLEGE DUALS @ HVCC
12/5 Thur 6:00PM A BALLSTON SPA DUAL
12/6-7 Fri-Sat 8:00AM A CLYDE-COLE TOURNAMENT (SECTION 4)
12/7 Sat 8:00AM H SHEN. JV DUALS
12/10 Tues 6:00PM H BURNT HILLS DUAL
12/12 Thur 6:00PM H SARATOGA DUAL
12/14 Sat TBD A BALDWIN DUALS (SECTION 8)
12/18 Wed 6:00PM H SHAKER DUAL
12/21 Sat 8:00AM A HUDSON FALLS TOURNAMENT
12/21 Sat 9:00AM A NISKAYUNA JV INVITATIONAL
12/27-28 Fri-Sat 9:00AM A TEIKE-BERNABI TOURNAMENT (SECTION 5)
12/27 Fri 10:30AM H CDWOA TOURNAMENT @ SHEN AND QBY
1/4-5 Sat-Sun 9:00AM A U-E DUALS (SECTION 4)
1/8 Wed 6:00PM A NISKAYUNA DUAL
1/10-11 Fri-Sat 9:00AM A EASTERN STATES CLASSIC (SECTION 9)
1/11 Sat 9:00AM A COLONIE JV INVITATIONAL
1/15 Wed 6:00PM H LEAGUE CROSS-OVER DUAL
1/18 Sat 9:00AM H SHENENDEHOWA INVITATIONAL
1/19 Sun 8:00AM H SHEN YOUTH TOURNAMENT
1/22 Thurs 6:00PM A LEAGUE CROSS-OVER DUAL
1/25 Sat 9:00AM A CORINTH INVITATIONAL
1/25 Sat 9:00am A GUILDERLAND JV INVITATIONAL
2/1 Sat 9:00AM H LEAGUE CROSS-OVER DUAL/ COLLEGE MATCH
2/8 Sat 9:00AM A @ SHAKER- Class A Tournament
2/15 Fri-Sat 9:00AM A @ Glens Falls Civic Center- Section II Tournament
2/228/3/1 Fri-Sat 9:00AM A @ Times Union Arena- New York State Championships
*All league matches begin @ 6pm. Junior Varsity will wrestle on two mats with Varsity to follow on one mat.
*JV TOURNAMENTS ARE IN ITALICS
MEET THE TEAM NIGHT
TUES 11/26 6:30 PM SAT. CAFE
JV AND VARSITY TEAMS
· PAY DUES & RECEIVE THE NEW POSTER SCHEDULE
· 2013-14 BOOSTER CLUB DUES ($35) – Please Bring Checkbook
We would appreciate 100% involvement. Your dues payment goes into the general booster club fund and is used in place of fundraising.
· SEEKING HELP TO EASE TRANSITION – We Need NEW People To Step-Up & Become Involved Since Many Families Are Graduating Out Of The Program
· OUR WRESTLING BOOSTER CLUB HAS DONE A LOT:
o Help off-set costs to Camps and Clubs
o Wrestling Room Improvements (Paint & Supplies)
o Bought Refractometer – To Help With Certification Process
o Pay For Hotel Rooms and Transportation To Away Tournaments
o Awards At Banquet
o Bought Food & Supplies For all home events
o Help Families In Financial Difficulty
o And Much, Much, More
· MEET THE COACHES & WRESTLING TEAMS
Will Be Introduced
· THE SEASON EXPECTATIONS For Wrestlers, Parents, & Fans
· ANY QUESTIONS?
· BC TASKS WE NEED HELP WITH: – Please think about helping in one of these areas:
o Concessions at Dual Meets
o Concessions at Shen Varsity, JV, and Youth Tournaments
o Driver to Out of Sec. 2 Tournaments – Need more drivers!!
o Table help at tournaments
o Modified “Team Mom”
o Help Organize Youth Wrestling Night
o Announcing Teams at HOME Dual Meets
o Playing Music at HOME Dual Meets
o Match Program – Template Filled in by Coach, all you have to do is make copies to pass out to parents / fans who come to our HOME Dual Meets
o Help with Scorekeeping (help our managers keep score at HOME Dual Meets)
o Help w/ Web Site – Updating Site Weekly with News articles, Results, Special Events, Stats, etc.
A message from your new Webmaster - Kevin Gill
As we look forward to another great season, I encourage all parents and wrestlers to email me match photos during this upcoming season. I will gladly incorporate them into the website. It is our goal to keep the Shenendehowa wrestling community updated on our teams results on a weekly basis and add new content to the website. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Luck on the Upcoming Season!!
Many of our wrestlers participated in the Journeymen Wrestling Club during the offseason in an effort to sharpen their skills and technique for this upcoming season. A veteran group including Levi Ashley, Jesse Porter, Alexis Porter, Jordan Maynard and Kevin Parker competed in many local, regional and national Olympic style events (Freestyle and Greco Roman). Kudos to Alexis Porter on winning a Junior National Title and FILA Cadet Title. Alexis is currently training as part of the USA FILA Cadet Girls World Team and recently gained valuable experience at the World Championships. Another special shout out to Jesse Porter for capturing Double All American awards at Fargo Cadet Nationals this year. This a very prestigious accomplishment in the Freestyle and Greco Roman community, Congrats.
Nick Kelley, David Almaviva, Zach Joseph, and Levi Ashley all stood on the podium at the 2013 NYS Wrestling Championships in Albany, NY. Nick Kelley was the 138lb. Champion while unseeded, Levi Ashley was the NYS runner up in the 195lb weight class. David Almaviva placed 3rd at 145 and Zach Joseph placed 6th at 152. The team came in 2nd. Great Job!
Shen Wrestling crowned 5 champions (autmatic qualifiers to the State Tournament) in Corey Ali, Nick Kelley, Dave Almaviva, Ali Hashimee, and Levi Ashley, two runner ups in Kevin Parker and Zach Joseph, and place finishers with the rest of our team, Dietrich Hartman (4th), Kevin Guardino (3rd), Jordan Maynard (3rd), Anthony Dinallo (6th), Chris Nacarrato (6th), Tyler Gougler (4th), Kevin Leonard (5th) and Jacob Brooks (6th). The team came in 1st overall and Nick Kelley became a 5x Secion II champ and a 6x NYS qualifier. Placing all 15 wrestlers in the Section 2 Championships is a first for our program. This is a monumental accomplishment for Shen Wrestling!
Shen Wrestling won it's 8th consecutive Class A Title at Niskayuna High School on 2/3/13. On route, we qualified 15 wrestlers for the Section 2 Championships. This is a first for our school! Nick Kelley also won his 6th consecutive Class A Title.
From left to right: Frank Popolizio, Kevin Gaurdino, Nick Kelley, Levi Ashley and Chris Naccarato
Individual place finishers include:
Nick Kelley 138 lb. Champion
David Almaviva 3rd place
Levi Ashley 4th place
Zach Joseph 6th place
Nick Kelley Most Outstanding Middle Weight Wrestler
Click on the link below for more information on the Shen Pee Wee Wrestling Club for kids in 1st-6th grade.
Be a part of something great, become a Shen Wrestler!
Alexis Porter - 1st place Women's Cadet Freestyle & Women's Junior Freestyle Champion
Jesse Porter - 4th Place Cadet Greco 132 lbs.
Nick Kelley - 4th place Junior Freestyle 132 lbs.
David Almaviva - 8th place Junior Freestyle 145 lbs.
The Shenendehowa Wrestling team on capturing the Section 2 Division I championship team title. Kevin Parker, Corey Ali, Nick Kelley, David Almaviva, Zach Joseph and Tony Fusco all took top honors in their weight classes in the Division 1 Wrestling Championships. **Nick Kelley was also named Division I Most Outstanding Wrestler .
Congratulations to the Shenendehowa Wrestling team for capturing the UE Dual team title on 1/8/12 for the 2nd year in a row!
|1.||Shenendehowa 265 points|
|4.||Johnson City 110.5|
|11.||Cicero-North Syracuse 54|
|13.||Gates Chili 37|
|14.||St. Joseph's 29.5|
132 - Nick Kelley
138 - David Almaviva
195 - Tony Fusco
220 - Zach Kusaywa
285 - Cole Lampman
*Aggregate Pin Award: Cole Lampman
Shen wrestling's head varsity coach, Rob Weeks, recently achieved a milestone in his high school coaching career. On 12/14/11, he received his 200th coaching victory. Coach Weeks has been the head varsity coach at Shenendehowa for the past 14 years. He was also named the NYS Wrestling Coach of the Year for the 10/11 wrestling season. Congratulations Coach Weeks and thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Shen Wrestling program.
Max Miller (125) - 3rd Place
Nick Kelley (130) - 4th Place
David Almaviva (135) - 6th Place
Jim Carucci (140) - 4th Place
Tony Fusco (189) - 4th Place
Cole Lampman (285) - 4th Place
Shen also took First Place in Team Points with 83.5 points, and was recognized as the #1 Large School Dual Meet Team in New York State!
Photo courtesy The Shen Pen
Shen Wrestling is currently ranked #1 in New York, and #29 in the country!
This year Shen has 7 wrestlers qualified for the State Championships, the most ever!! Good Luck to: Max Miller (125), Nick Kelley (130), David Almaviva (135), Jim Carucci (140), Tony Fusco (189), Michael Almaviva (215), and Cole Lampman (285).
Come cheer them on at the Times Union Center in Albany for the NYS Championships on Friday, February 25th and Saturday, February 26th!
Shenendehowa Varsity beat Saint Anthony's 32-30 to claim first place at the Union-Endicott Duals!
GREAT JOB GUYS!!
As you can see, we've started adding pictures to the action website! All families and friends that have pictures from matches and tournaments this year are encouraged to send these in for posting on the website. Please send them along to Lisa Kelley: email@example.com