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NE Regional Info
Feb 27, 2014, 8:48 am

Wood qualified 5 wrestlers to the NE Regional

Jr. Chad Haegele repeated as District 12 Champion @ 113lbs

Fr. Chad Sheehan was the runner up at 160lbs

So. John Fasti was 4th @ 120lb

So. Matt Murray was 5th @ 195lb and Sr. Derek McDermott was 5th @ 152lb but was injured and will not be able to continue on.

 

SUBJECT: NORTHEAST REGIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT INFORMATION - 2014

SITE : Liberty High School (1115 Linden St, Bethlehem, PA)

DATE : Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2014

TIME SCHEDULE

FRIDAY - Registration 2:45-3:15 pm Memorial Gym

Weigh-In .................................................. 3:15 pm

Coaches Meeting ..................................... 4:00 pm .......................... Faculty Dining Room Wrestling Begins....................................... 4:30 pm .......................... (4 mats)

Rounds wrestled Friday:

Prelimaries..........................................................(4 mats)

Quarterfinals........................Approximately 7:00pm..(4 mats)

Premlinary Consolation.......... Approximately 9:00pm...(4 mats)

 

SATURDAY - Weigh-In ................................. 8:15 am ....................... (+1 lb. allowance)

1st Round Consolations ............................. 9:30 am ....................... (4 mats)

Semi-Finals ................................................ 11:00 am ...................... (2 mats)

Consolations – 2nd Round ........................ 11:00 am ....................... (2 mats)

Consolations – 3rd Round.......................... 1:30 pm ......................... (4 mats)

Coaches Meeting ....................................... 4:30 pm .......................... Faculty Dining Room

Consolation Finals ..................................... 5:00 pm .......................... (2 mats)

Parade of Champions ................................ 6:15 pm

Championship Finals .................................. 6:30 pm ......................... (1 mat )


ADVANCEMENT : Into Regionals - District II (4); District XI (5); District XII (5) = 14

Into States - Three (3) from Regional Tournament

AWARDS : A trophy will be awarded to the team champion of the Regional Tournament. Medals will be awarded to the first four (4) placewinners.

 

TICKET SALES : All tickets will be sold at the door.

SERIES TICKETS (Sessions I,II,III) Adult = $20.00 / Student = $10.00

SERIES TICKETS (Sessions II & III) Adult = $14.00 / Student = $ 7.00

IND. SESSION I OR II Adult = $ 6.00 / Student = $ 3.00

FINALS TICKETS - SESSION III Adult = $8.00 / Student = $4.00


PCL/Section 8 Individual Tournament
Feb 18, 2014, 9:32 am
Archbishop Wood placed 3rd in the Philadelphia Catholic League Individual tournament today at Archbishop Ryan, which is the highest finish for Wood since the mid 2000's.
 
The Archbishop Wood Vikings had 2 Champions @ 113 Jr. Chad Haegele & @ 160 Fr. Chad Sheehan.  Chad Haegele (25-1) won by fall and had two decisions on the way to winning the 113lb title, become the 1st First team All-Catholic Wrestler for Wood since 2009.    Less then 1 hr later, Freshman Chad Sheehan (24-3), joined him as a 1st team All Catholic.   Sheehan  won the 160lb weight class with a decision and 2 pins in under a min including a 0:49 sec pin in the finals over Roman Catholic's Gerry Gaydosh.

Sr. Vince DiRienzo earned 2nd team All Catholic @ 170lbs.

3rd Team honors went to So. 120lber John Fasti, 152lbs Sr. Derek McDermott, and 195lbs So. Matt Murray.
 

Wood will advance 9 wrestlers to District 12 Championship this Saturday @ LaSalle HS. Top 5 will advance to the NE region in two weeks.

 

Congrates to all our Wrestlers for a great season and hopefully it'll last another 3 weeks.  Keep up the hard work. 


Westtown Duals Recap
Feb 6, 2014, 4:46 pm
The Wood Wrestling team completed is regular season over the weekend by going 2-3 @ the Westtown School Duals. 
The team was very competitive despite missing some it regular starters due to injury.
The biggest match of the day was against league rival St. Joe’s Prep.
The Vikings lost to the Hawks 36-31 after spotting the Prep 12 points due to forfeits.


Freshman 160lber Chad Sheehan continued racking up the wins going 5-0 with 4 wins by fall. Currently his record is 21-3.
Also performing well this weekend were seniors Mike McGee & Kevin Bongarzone, both going 4-1.
Sophomore Paul Hoelsworth joined them with a 4-1 record.
Freshman Austin Gillick went 3-1 on the day as well. Stepping up big for injured starters were Freshman Brett Yoos going 2-2 @ 126
and Joel Corpening 3-2 despite jumping up two weight classes to compete at 152. 


The Wrestlers will begin the road to States on Feb. 15th @ the PCL Individual Championships. Wrestling begins at 9am at Archbishop Ryan HS.

Wood Bonner Recap
Feb 6, 2014, 4:45 pm

Wood Wrestling Announcement 1/16/14 

 

The Wrestling team remained undefeated last night, winning 13 out of 14 matches on the way to a 73-5 victory against Msgr. Bonner.

The team is now 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the PCL Blue Division.  With the win last night, the Vikings are in line to host LaSalle in the 1st round of the playoffs on Monday 1/27.   

 

Derek McDermott and Jake Cooper both pinned their opponents in under 1 min. Paul Hoelsworth stuck his guy in the last second of the 1st period. 

Kevin Bongarzone won with an impressive feet to back Lateral Drop for the Pin, while Vince DiRienzo and Mike McGee easily handled their competition on the way to Tech. Falls,

which is a win by 15 or more points, similar to a mercy rule in other sports. 

So. Matt Murray continues to grind out tough wins,  winning 4-2 with a takedown in the last 10 seconds of regulation.  

 

The Wrestlers will host Conwell Egan next Wednesday Jan 22nd for Senior Night.  Please come out and support the team and buy a doughnut while you’re at it. 

 


3rd Annual Wood Wrestling Beef & Beer - Feb 8th
Jan 9, 2014, 12:31 am

The 3rd Annual Wood Wrestling Beef and Beer is scheduled for 

Saturday February 8th 
4pm-8pm
@ Verienigung Erzgebirge Club--http://veclub.org/aboutus.html
Tickets: Table of 8 $300 (must be reserved in advance), 
Adults $40.00 Kids (under 21) $20.00.

 

We will be dedicating the wrestling complex to the memory of former parent, supporter, and booster,  Jack Donohue.  Please come and share in this well deserved honor.


Dinner and Drinks, 50/50, Silent Auctions, Raffles.... Some old highlight reels and other matches from back in the day. 

Contact Joe McFadden @ joe.mcfadden@oracle.com to reserve tables. Walk-ups work fine, but we need to give the VE an estimate count, please let us know if you plan to walk-up.

"Hi everyone, the B&B is schedule for Feb 8th. This event is attended by Wood Alum, Friends, Families, Grandparents, Coaches, Wrestlers, Managers, Teachers……. Last year we had over 100 people. I think this is one of the best groups at Wood—if your new to our program, you’ll get an appreciation to a different aspect of Wood Wrestling, that is the lasting friendships and the comradeship your now a part of. All proceeds will go to your Wood Wrestling Team."


WOOD 40 - McDevitt 24
Jan 9, 2014, 12:22 am

WOOD WRESTLING

The Archbishop Wood Wrestling team continued on with their winning ways by beating Bishop McDevitt 40-24 on the road. The Vikings are 2-0 in the division with sole possession of 1st place and remain undefeated overall at a perfect 6-0. The win also brings Head Coach Vic Stanley's career wins to 491.

 

After falling behind 12-0, Wood 145lber Sr. Mike McGee (7-2 record) won a hard fought Major decision 11-2. At 152lb, Derek McDermott, pinned his opponent with a double arm bar in the 2nd period. These wins jump started the Vikings who would go onto win the next 5 bouts including Vince DiRienzo's 4-2 decision @ 170 and Soph. Matt Murray's nail biter 9-7 decision in 195lb weight class.

 

Jr Chad Haegele capped off the night with his 5th Under a minute pin of the year. This brings Chad's total to a team leading 13-1 record with 10 pins in all.
Also collecting wins for Wood were Sr. Kevin Bongarzone, Jr. Jake Cooper, and Fr. Chad Sheehan.

 

The Varsity will be traveling out to central PA to take on a bunch of District 3 teams in the Warrior Invitational Tournament this weekend at Susquehannock High School, while the JV will be heading to Germantown Academy. Be sure to come out next Wednesday night, Jan. 15th, as the wrestling team will be under the spotlight and tries to remain undefeated for the year in it's PCL match against Msgr. Bonner. Wrestling gets underway @ 6pm.

 

Have you bought your Doughnut today??


New Mat Fund - Update
Jan 5, 2014, 1:08 pm

 

UPDATE: As of 1/5/14 -  Well the new mat is finally in, has been cured and is ready for the season - however we still need help in paying it off!  We're doing well but we're not there yet.  We just got some great conributions from the Corpening & Gillick Family's and also Alumni Joe Wagner and current wrestler Chad Haegele.
 
We are just over 40% of the way there with $3410 raised to date. Leaving only $4590 - $5 = 1sqft ...  - Every little bit helps.
Attention wrestlers past and present, parents and friends of wrestlers past and present, friends of friends or anyone else who wants to help - WE NEED A NEW WRESTLING MAT. The cost is $8000. The mat will be 40 x 40 that is 1600 square feet You can buy one square foot for $5.00. We get 1600 donations of $5.00 and the mat is paid for.
Send Check made out to Archbishop Wood Wrestling to:  
Vic Stanley  
Box 168  
Furlong, Pa 18925  
or feel free to bring them over to AW to Mr. Tim Dunn - Director of Institutional Advancement, with a mention that it is for The Wrestling Mat Fund.
 
Many thanks to all our contributers so far: The Abernethy Family, Karen & Robert Reilly, Eddie Waddington, Drew Martin, Kevin Reilly, The Dement Family, Bernie Sweeney, The Wuko Family, Jun Han Kim, Andy Lafond, Michael Esham, Joe McFadden, Ed Sweeney & Jim Sweeney, Jack Bateman, Dennis Maguire, John, Jack, & Mike Fitzpatrick, John Long, Kevin McFadden, The Frattara Family, The Corpening Family, The Gillick Family, Joe Wagner, and Chad Haegele!!!   Let's keep adding new names to the list!!

1st Annual Meister Duals Recap
Dec 23, 2013, 5:33 am

The Archbishop Wood Wrestling team had a very good weekend by winning all 4 of their matches at the 1st Annual Meister Duals, which pitted 3 Philadelphia Catholic League teams against 3 Philadelphia Public League teams. The Meister Duals were named in honor of Kurt Meister former Wood Wrestling parent & booster who help construct the wrestling room and the north gym renovations. 

Team Scores
Wood 60 - Lincoln 6
Wood 50 - Franklin Towne Charter 24
Wood 33 - George Washington 27
Wood 57 - Archbishop Ryan 24
 
Sr. Mike McGee went 4-0 with 3 pins @ 145lbs. 
Jr. Chad Haegele remained undefeated for the season going 4-0 bring his season total to 7-0.
So. Alex Bellini 4-0 with 3 pins and 1 tech fall.
Fr. 160lb Chad Sheehan 4-0 with 3 1st period pins.
So. John Fasti went 3-0 with 2 pins and got the team a much needed win in a crucial match. after bumping up to the 126lb weight class. John scored a takedown to win 4-2 in Sudden Victory Overtime against George Washington,  a team that had beaten Wood the past 2 seasons. 
So. 132 George Frattara went 3-0 on the day.
Congrates also go to Fr. Brett Yoos for going 2-0 and earning his 1st Varsity wins. Also wrestling well for the Vikings were Seniors Derek McDerott 3-1 @ 152lbs, Vince DiRienzo 3-1 @ 170 & Kevin Bongarzone 3-1 @ 182lbs & So. 106lber Paul Hoelsworth 3-1.  
 
As a team, Wood won 22 of their 36 contested matches by fall, earning 7 more Under a Minute Pins.  Wood also won 31 of 36 individual bouts.  
 
In addition, The Wrestling team helped to raise $712.29 for the Face Off Against Cancer, a charity that helps local families that are fighting cancer cover some of their medical expenses.  This charity was started for former Viking wrestler Phil Spinosa ('97) 
 
Next up will be the 46th Annual Christmas City Tournament held at Bethlehem Catholic on Dec. 27th & 28th.  The next home match will open the PCL Season for Wood on Sat. Jan. 4th at 1pm against Cardinal O'Hara. 
 

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