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2018 – 2019 Wrestling Apparel

I hope everyone is getting excited about the upcoming season.  This year, for the first time ever each wrestler has the option to purchase there very own customized Holmdel singlet, hoodie, and fight short.  For those of you that are new to wrestling, this will basically become the boys uniform.  The three items are available to be purchased in a package for $135.  That package includes personalization of the three items listed above.  Each item is also available a la carte.  That will allow you to purchase additional items or just a single item if you prefer.  I want to emphasize that the gear package is NOT required and HYAA will provide you with a singlet if you decide not purchase it.  With the season right around the corner, time is of the essence in purchasing the gear.  With that in mind I asking that all order forms and payments be returned to me no later than 11/15/2018.  I will be collecting order forms and payment during our first two practices, 11/13 & 11/15, or if you prefer you can drop it off in my mailbox: 6 Kathy Ct.

Click here for the Order Form

Click here for the Singlet & Short Sizing Chart

Click here for the Hoodie Sizing Chart

Additionally, I have set up a squad locker apparel store for the parents, siblings, grandparents, and wrestlers to purchase some additional gear if desired.  If your kids are anything like mine this apparel basically turns into there wardrobe.  I have tried to put a wide range of items, colors, and sizes in the store but if you think I have missed something please reach out to me and I will see if it is available.  Please keep in mind that the apparel listed on Squad Locker serves as a fundraiser for the organization.
I understand that all of this information might seem confusing, so, please reach out to me with all your questions.
Thank you,
Mike Cleary


2018 HYAA Pre-Season Wrestling Clinic

HYAA will once again be conducting a pre-season wrestling clinic for grades 1 – 8 (ages 6-14) one day per week beginning October 10th through November 13th.  The clinic is designed for children who have 0 – 1-year experience and will be led by our High School Coach Danny Franke.  Sessions will be held from 6:30 PM – 8:00 pm in the Holmdel High School wrestling room on the following dates: 10/10, 10/17, 10/26, 11/2, and 11/13.

Registration for the pre-season clinic will be done using Team Snap Registration process at the link below.  Should you have any questions, please reach out to Orlando Reyes directly at 732-492-3001 or

HYAA Spring Wrestling Clinic

HYAA will be conducting a wrestling clinic for grades K – 8.  Sessions will be held on Fridays, beginning April 28th thru June 23rd from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the High School wrestling room.     No session May 26th.

The form can be found at the following link: 2017 spring wrestling clinc 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

Holmdel HYAA Alumni Shake up the Region V Tournament

Here are the results from the Group V High School tournament this weekend for our HYAA alumni wrestlers:
Big weekend for the Hornets as Junior Scott Dupont (152lbs) recorded his 100th career win on his way to a 3rd place finish at 152 in Region V . He will be Holmdel’s first State Tournament qualifier since 1984. Scott started his caree on the HYAA mats and it has been great watching him grow into a powerhouse in his weight class.
Senior Troy Gallo (132lbs) wrestled in a tough OT match early Saturday morning and ultimately finished in 5th place. Troy has had a storied HYAA and high school career and needless to say we are very proud of him. He currently holds the all time wins record for the high school and has been an amazing captain and leader of the team. His finish in Regions means he will be the alternate for States in case one of the top four wrestlers is unable to wrestle in AC.
Chris Ammirati (160lbs), a senior made some real noise as well finishing in 8th place. Chris is another HYAA alumni with a very strong career record of a 103 career wins, making him 3rd all time. We are really going to miss watching Chris on the mats. He is one of those wrestlers that never ever gave up and that will serve him well in life…Oh and if you see any baseballs flying over the right field fence this spring that’s probably him!
Troy’s brother, Dean (138lbs) is a sophomore who also wrestled tough in Regions and finished in 8th place. Dean had a great HYAA career and has obviously continued that success in high school. We can’t wait to see him back on the mat next year. Great season Dean!
Seamus Wood (220lbs) is another HYAA alumni. Shamus, a senior on the team, finished 3rd in the districts but lost in prelims in regions. Seamus was a steady force throughout his HYAA and high school career and is living proof that a strong wrestler makes a better football player. Good luck Seamus, we will miss you!!
Dean, Scott and Chris were district champs this year.
There is some ridiculous history being made with this team lately.