Mike Todisco Wins JSJWL Civil War

Feb 22, 2017

Michael Todisco rolled into Shore Regional High School last night with a 15-0  Jersey Shore Junior Wrestling League (JSJWL) record at 56 lbs along with the ‘B’ Division crown. He was on a mission to win on the biggest stage of the JSWJL season, the ‘Civil War’.

The Civil War match pits the ‘A’  bracket winners against  the ‘B’ bracket winners from last weekend’s individual JSJWL tournaments.   It is an intense night of competition where making mistakes is not an option.  At the end of the night the winners of each match at the Civil War form a team that practices together and represents the JSJWL in state wide matches against other grade school All Star teams.

The ‘A’ Division has some stiff competition but Michael did not let that stop him from believing he could win. Michael faced a strong opponent in AJ Falcone from Howell’s ‘A’ Team and they wrestled within a point of each other the entire match. Michael was behind by one point late in the third and it was not looking good, Falcone rode him out of bounds a few times and the clock was ticking down. With two seconds left, Michael scored a two point reversal to win the match. It was one of the most exciting matches of the night and the large Holmdel contingent roared when the referee raised his hand.

Michael is now part of the Jersey Shore All Star team. The Jersey Shore All Star team is consistently strong every year and wins the state championship frequently.  With Michael on the team we have a feeling this trend will continue.

Good luck Moose from the entire Holmdel Wrestling Family!

Thomas Ilvento also was part of the ‘B’ team. Thomas entered the tournament undefeated and wrestled Portella from Shore. He wrestled tough throughout the match but lost the decision. Congratulations to Thomas on a great season!

 

JSJWL B Division Individual Tournament

Results of  the JSWJL “B” Division Individual Tournament from Sunday:

1st Place:   Michael Todisco

2nd place:  Anthony Paulino, Brian Frothingham, Tommy Ilvento

3rd Place:  Dylan Placca, AJ Todisco,  Jaden Gallo, Jake Leroux

4th Place: Zach Rabkin

5th place:  Rowen Blackmore, AJ Fernandez, Thomas Cleary

 

Overall the team came in 3rd place.

Congratulations to all the wrestlers, we took home a lot of hardware!

Chris Ammirati Gets 100 Wins!

Another HYAA Alumni is in the news! Congratulations to Chris Ammirati, a senior at Holmdel High School. Chris is now the third wrestler to have 100 wins. Chris is one of four wrestlers in the Ammirati family and we all wish him well in the  year end tournaments.

Troy Gallo Makes Holmdel History with 100 Wins !!

Congratulations to Troy Gallo for making Holmdel High School wrestling history as only the second wrestler to have 100 wins. Troy is an alumni of the HYAA wrestling program and has made us proud every time he has stepped on the mat. He is a great wrestler and even more important, a great representative of our sport.

 

New Season Starts Tonight

Our first practice will be held tonight from 6:30 – 8:00 in the High School Wrestling Room. 
The wrestling room can be accessed from the back of the high school. When driving around the back look for a large shed and rear entrance doors to the high school.The wrestling room entrance is immediately to the right of the rear entrance doors. Please bring Wrestling shoes and Headgear.. Looking forward to a great season and seeing all of our Wrestling Families!

HYAA Wrestling Regular Season Starts November 15th, Registration is Now Open!

HYAA is offering a three month wrestling program for grades 1-8 beginning November 15th and ending February 16th .    Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Holmdel High School wrestling room.

The form can be found at the following link:  2016-wrestling-registration-form

Your completed form and check can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 49 Holmdel, NJ   07733

Please make all checks payable to HYAA

The completed form and check can be also be dropped off at the HYAA office in the basement of the Holmdel Town Hall building.

HYAA Pre-Season Wrestling Clinic

HYAA will be conducting a pre-season wrestling clinic for grades 1 -8 (ages 6-14)  one day per week beginning October 13th through November 18th.  The clinic is designed for children who have 0 – 1 year experience. Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Holmdel High School wrestling room on the following dates:   10/13, 10/21, 10/28, 11/3, 11/10 and 11/18.

The form can be found at the following link:  2016-wrestling-preseason-form

Your completed form and check can be mailed to:

P.O. Box 49 Holmdel, NJ   07733

Please make all checks payable to HYAA

The completed form and check can be also be dropped off at the HYAA office in the basement of the Holmdel Town Hall building.