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Welcome Back
Sep 26, 2013, 6:21 pm

Now that school is back in session, here's a couple updates about what has been going on.


On Saturday, Sept. 14th - We had our 2nd annual Wood Wrestling Golf Outing at Northampton Valley Country Club.  Great weather, Great atmosphere, and some great golfing.  Many thanks to our Volunteers, Sponsors and Guest, without you we would not nearly be close to where we want be. " Pictures to come soon.


The following day Sunday Sept. 15th. Wood Wrestling ran in the 5K Heroes Run to support The Travis Manion Foundation. "The Foundation’s Mission is to assist our nation’s veterans and the families of Fallen Heroes. We will continue the service to community and country exemplified by these Fallen Heroes and veterans. In the spirit of the Fallen, we will foster strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders." Pictures to come soon.

Currently, we are having offseason workouts. Tues/Wed/Thurs.

TUE and WED 2:45-3:45: We are carpooling over to Elite Technique Crossfit. 

THURSDAYS 2:45-4PM:  We are meeting at school to get a workout in. 

W've been getting great numbers so far. The Guys are lifting hard and getting pumped for the season.  Come out and join your teamates if you haven't been. 

SAYURDAY OCT 12th: Our team will be running in the Remember 5K Walk/Run to honor the Memory of Mr. Rich Kelly, for Gym teacher and longtime wrestling team supporter.  Afterwards will be AW Homecoming VikingFest with Food, Draft Beer, Beer Tasting, Live Music, DJ, kids games, alumni games, craft tables, and much more.  Proceeds from both events go towards the Rich Kelly Fund which helps offset cost of our teams in the postseason.

FRIDAY Oct 25th We will be getting our weight certifications done after school. Please come hydrated.  WE will discuse more after the workouts. 


SUNDAY OCT 27th @ 1PM - We will have MANDATORY:  IMPACT CONCUSSION BASELINE TESTING for anyone who has yet to get this done. 



2013 Golf Outing
Aug 4, 2013, 11:19 am

Please come and join us for our 2nd Annual Archbishop Wood Wrestling Golf Outing. 

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2013


WHERE: Northampton Valley Country Club - Richboro, PA

WHAT: 4 Member team Scramble Style outing to help raise money for the Archbishop Wood HS Wrestling team for travel, tournament fees, facility improvements and other team needs.  There will be a silent auction, raffles, 50/50 during and after dinner.

COST:  $125 per player  which includes Green Fee and cart, dinner and on-course refreshments  This year courtesy Faulkner Buick, every golfer will be receiving a $200 Maui Jim gift car from them. You will need to stop by the dealership and take a quick test drive to activate the card.


CONTESTS: Closest to the pin, Longest Drive, Hole in One, (Wins a car courtesy of Faulker Car Dealership, Pat Duffy ‘91)

PLEASE SEND:  Registration form to Kevin Reilly @  300 Horsham Rd. Apt. AX14  Hatboro, PA 19040 OR coachreilly_35@msn.com (make checks payable to Archbishop Wood HS)



1.Name:________________Email: _______________Phone: _____________

2.Name:________________Email: _______________Phone: _____________

3.Name:________________Email: _______________Phone: _____________

4.Name:________________Email: _______________Phone: _____________

Dinner only attendees ($40) :


Sponsor a Hole ($100): (Your sponsorship will appear on the course!)



Amount Enclosed: $_______________ 





We are shooting at closing the course this year but we will need 120 golfers /30 foursome in order to do so.  We will have more beer stations set up over the course. 
Alumni & Friends: We'd love seeing you and updating you all in person on the progress of the program.  We are looking for as many alumni foursomes as possible so please start gathering your teams. 
Wrestlers and parents:  We are looking for each wrestler to try and get one foursome signed and also as many hole sponsorships as possible.  And we will also need some volunteers. please check your emails with more info on this.

D12 Results & NE Regional AAA Info
Feb 25, 2013, 11:18 pm

Congratulations to Chad Haegele, 113lb District 12 Champion. He is Wood's 2nd District Champion in as many years!! Congratulations to John Fasti Jr., 4th place finisher in District 12 @ 106lbs. Both guys advance to the NE Regional next weekend @ Bethlehem Liberty High School. Well done guys.!! Also Placing for Wood @ Districts were, Fr. George Frattara 120lbs 6th place, Sr. Kevin Kinkade 138lbs 6th place, and Jr. JP Rosney 220lb 6th place!




SITE: Liberty High School

DATE: Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2013


FRIDAY- Registration 3:00-3:30 pm Liberty High School’s Gym Lobby

Weigh-In ................................................... 3:30 pm

Coaches Meeting ...................................... 4:15 pm ........... Faculty Dining Room

Wrestling Begins ....................................... 4:45 pm .......................... (4 mats)

Preliminaries, immediately followed by Quarter-Finals


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 )

*Weigh-In: (Note: Scales will be available at 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Saturday to check weights.) As per P.I.A.A. regulations, all weigh-ins will be by weight class. All team members who are being weighed in must be present when weigh-in period begins.


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) place winners.


PAIRINGS: Sunday, February 24, 9:00am at Whitehall High School Athletic Office


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


Adult = $20.00 Adult = $14.00

Student = $10.00 Student = $ 7.00


Adult = $ 6.00 Adult = $8.00

Student = $ 3.00 Student = $4.00


MEDIA ADMISSION: Show your official press identification.

District XII Individual Tournament Info
Feb 19, 2013, 8:55 pm

* The top five move on tho the regionals at Bethlehem (Liberty HS)

Information for 2013 District 12 Individual Tournament
at Edison High School February 23rd 2013
8:00 – 8:15 Team Arrival
8:15 – Scales open for weight check
8:45 – Weigh-ins
9:15 – Coaches Meeting
10:00 – Wrestling begins
@4:00 - Finals/Cons. Finals

- Teams should plan to arrive at Edison between 8:00am and 8:-15am. Buse should enter from the rear of the school located on Hunting Park Ave. west of Front St. (entrance is by the football field). Buses will drop off and pick-up at the driveway entrance located between the school and football field. Entrance to the school will be through the rear entrances which lead directly to the gymnasium.
- Weigh-ins/skin checks will be conducted in Room 247 located just outside the gymnasium. Scales will be available to check weight beginning at 8:15. Weigh-ins will commence at 8:45.
- All spectators will enter through the rear of the school. Parking is located on the south side of the building along the rear driveway entrance. No one is to park in the driveway running between the school and the football field.
- Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. All persons entering will go through a security check.
School address is 151 W. Luzerne St. Phila. Pa. 19140. All entrance will be from the rear of the school off of Hunting Park Ave.
- From Rt 1(Roosevelt Blvd,) North, make a right onto Rising Sun Ave. Follow Rising Sun about 1 mile to Hunting Park Ave. Make a left on Hunting Park and the entrance to the rear will be approx. 300 yds on your right.
- From Rt 1 South, make a left onto Rising Sun and follow above directions.

Wood Wrestling Beef And Beer
Feb 10, 2013, 8:56 pm

What a great night for Archbishop Wood Wrestling. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the program. Wrestlers from the past ,present and future were represented. Thanks to Joe McFadden and all the parents who planned and ran the night. Now on to the PCL Individual Championships this Saturday at LaSalle HS.

Details for Battle at the Beach Tournament. Dec14th&Dec.15th
Dec 5, 2012, 11:48 am

Details for next weekend's (DEC 14th-15th) Battle at the Beach VII @ Indian River HS (Dagsboro, DE).
*This is a Varsity only event as they cancelled the JV portion.
*We will be leaving school @ 9am on the 14th
*Permission slips will be going home with the kids in a few days
*We will be staying at the Comfort Inn (Gold Coast Ocean City) See below.
*Tournament will be 2 Loss elimination.
- Thanks Kevin Reilly

Finalized Tournament Field
Virginia (1) - Forest Park High School (AAA) New 2012

Pennsylvania (11) - Octorara High School (District I), Pottstown High School (District I), Manheim Central High School (District III), Dallastown High School (District III), Susquenita High School (District III), Emmaus High School (District XI), Whitehall High School (District XI), Wilson West Lawn High School (District III), Archbishop Wood High School (Disrtict XII) New 2012, Strath Haven High School (District I) New 2012, Unionville High School (District I) New 2012,

New Jersey (4) - Bound Brook High School (Region 5), Buena High School (Region 8)
Cinnaminson High School (Region 7), Bishop Eustace High School (Region 7),

Delaware (12) - Indian River High School (Div II), St. George’s Tech (Div II), Lake Forest High School (Div II), Mount Pleasant High School (Div I), Middletown High School (Div I), Sanford School (DivII), Charter School of Wilmington (Div I), Smyrna High School (Div I) New 2012, Caesar Rodney High School (Div I) New 2012, Sussex Technical High School (Div I) New 2012, Cape Henlopen High School (Div I) New 2012, Milford High School (Div I) New 2012,

Updated Schedule of Events

12:00 TEAMS may enter the building (No Fans Permitted Until 1:00pm)
12:30 Weigh-Ins (Conducted By Teams In Order of Arrival)
1:00 Fans and Spectators May Enter
1:45 Coaches Meeting
2:00 1st Round Championships (5 Mats)
3:00 2nd Round Championships (5 Mats)
5:30 1st Round Consolations (5 Mats)
6:30 Championship Quarterfinals (5 Mats)
8:30 2nd Round Consolations (5 Mats)
9:30 Wrestling Concludes

7:00 Teams may enter the building
7:30 Weigh-Ins (Conducted By Teams In Order of Arrival)
8:30 Championship Semifinals (2 Mats)
3rd Round Consolations (3 Mats Until Conclusion of Semifinals)
11:30 Consolation Quarterfinals (3 Mats)
1:30 Consolation Semifinals (3 Mats)
2:30 7th/8th Place Matches (2 Mats)
3:30 5th/6th Place Matches (2 Mats)
4:15 1st/2nd (1 Mat)  & 3rd/4th (1 Mat)
6:30 Awards Ceremony

**All times are approximated

Battle at the Beach VIII Hotel Information:

#1 Comfort Inn (Gold Coast Ocean City) 15Min
Request Battle at the Beach package
12/17 – 12/18
2 nights $39.00 per night
1 night $45.00
#2 Princess Royale Ocean Front, (91st Street, Ocean City, MD) 15-20min
(410) 524-7777
12/17 – 12/18
Request Battle at the Beach package
#3 Holiday Inn Express (Bethany Beach) 15min
(302) 541-9200
Rates include continental breakfast

The 2nd annual Wood Wrestling Beef and Beer
Dec 4, 2012, 12:04 pm

The 2nd annual Wood Wrestling Beef and Beer February 9th at the Verienigung Erzgebirge Club from 4pm to 8pm.  The price is $35 (21 and over).  Please email Joe McFadden (joe.mcfadden@oracle.com) with your commitment to attend.  Payment can be made at the door, or received prior to the event at 4741 Essex Drive, Doylestown PA, 18902. Checks for this event should be made out to Joe McFadden.  You may pay at the door with a check or cash.  It is very important we get a count prior to the event, so please let us know your intentions.

In support of this event, we are looking for donated items (baskets) that will be auctioned off, please contact me with donations.

We invite Alumni to share pictures, videos, and stories at the event.

Most importantly, we welcome parents, grandparents and friends to join us in support of what we, the Alum, believe to be the most important sport at Archbishop Wood.  

Information on the Verienigung Erzgebirge Club: http://veclub.org/aboutus.html


The Donohue Report
Oct 26, 2012, 7:49 am
This segment of our website is dedicated to my friend and long time Achbishop Wood Wrestling  fan and supporter Jack Donohue. Jack was always there when needed.  He coached, contributed and worked for the program.  This will be a report on what is happening in the Archbishop Wood Wrestling Program.  Sit back, relax and read about the program.
Thank You
Vic Stanley

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