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    Livecast primer: Wantagh vs. Brentwood

    by Tom Liodice on
    Wed, Dec 14, 2011 12:54 AM

    Updated Wed, Dec 14, 2011 6:46 PM
    Livecast primer: Wantagh vs. Brentwood

    We hit the mat as presents its first Long Island wrestling livecast of the winter season as Wantagh takes on Brentwood in a high-profile non-league dual meet.

    This afternoon’s dual meet will be the season-openers for both teams.

    The Warriors of Wantagh High School are riding high from a very successful 2011 season in which they captured a Nassau County title for the third time in the school’s history. They also sported a New York State champion, won by Joe Kavanagh who defeated fellow Long Islander, Frank Abbondanza from Mount Sinai in the 189 pound division.

    Kavanagh’s state title was the ninth state champion in school history, and its sixth since 2006.

    Brentwood, led by head coach Ralph Napolitano, comes into the 2011-2012 season after finishing as last year’s Suffolk League I runner-up. Alex Gomez also finished with a second-place finish in the NYS 125 pound division.

    Brushing up on the rules


    Individual scoring

    --Takedown: 2 pts

    --Near fall (2-4 seconds): 2 pts

    --Near fall (5 seconds): 3 pts

    --Escape: 1 pt

    --Reversal: 2 pts

    --Technical Violation: 1 pt

    Team scoring

    --Decision (1-7 points): 3 team points

    --Major decision (8-14 points): 4 team points

    --Technical fall (15+ points) : 5 team points

    --Pin, forfeit, injury or DQ: 6 team points

    Making weight

    Weight classes have changed slightly from last season. Below are some key changes:

    Old New
    96 99
    103 106
    112 113
    119 120
    125 126
    130 132
    135 138
    140 145
    145 152
    152 160
    160 170
    171 182
    189 195
    215 220
    285 285



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