Warwick Youth Wrestling: News/Results

Thursday, December 22
Holiday Week Practice Schedule update....

We will be holding joint practices with the Wallkill & Vernon squads @ the Wallkill Valley Regional High School (14 miles from WVHS) 10 Grumm Road, Hamburg, NJ on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Dec 27,28,29) from 12:30 - 2:00p.  Practices are for the Advanced group wrestlers only.  If looking at the front of the HS, use the entrance on the left, the gym will be on the left.  http://www.wallkill.k12.nj.us/   We understand families may have holiday plans/obligations, however Coach would like to see 100% participation from our Varsity wrestlers if possible.  If transportation is an issue for anyone, please let either myself or coach know and we can try to arrange for a car-pool.   Thankyou, and Merry Christmas !!  We'll see the Novice guys after the break....   enjoy the time off.

Tuesday, December 20

Combined novice & advanced practice tonight 6:00 - 7:30p.  Guest Clinician Kodie Silvestri; 2x NJ State Finalist, 2x Junior College All-American. Currently Wrestling for D3 Power-house Wartburg College in Iowa.  Dont miss out...  last practice b4 winter break.

Monday, December 19
Tournament a success...

Thank you to all the club families and coaches who donated their time and efforts to help make this year's tournament a success.  We ran ~740 matches over the course of the day and managed to only stay only ~1hr behind schedule... thats impressive !    Congrats to all the first year guys, hope your first tournament was a good experience, and congrats to our Vets... we had wrestlers come from as far South as Little Egg Harbor, NJ... as far West as Bethlehem, PA... and as far North as Lake George, NY.  That in itself is a tribute to how well the tournament is run and the level of competition the wrestling community expects to find in Warwick. Individual and Team results will be posted here:

Thursday, December 8
Practice & Match schedule update****

Just updated !!  Our Dec 15th home Varsity match vs Lenape Valley has been rescheduled to Feb 9th @ WVHS.  

Our Practice schedule for the week of Dec 12th has been updated accordingly.  (see calendar) Novice practice on Tues & Wed (6:00-6:45p).  Varsity practice on Tues, Wed (6:45-8:00) and Friday (6-7:30).  

The High School squad takes on Port Jervis on Monday Dec 12, 7pm. 

Set-up for the Warwick Holiday tournament (register yet ??) is Saturday  Dec 17th 1:00 - 3:30p.  The tournament is Sunday Dec 18th.   Volunteers have been assigned spots to help ( havent been assigned a spot ??  we will be @ the gym from 6:00am to 4:00p, drop in early... we can use the help).

Anyone wrestling in the tournament and does not yet have a singlet, see or email michele at mishdalpizzol@yahoo.com .   DJ


Wednesday, November 23
December 7 match info

Our first NJYW match of the season is Dec 7th vs Sparta.  Varsity and JV weigh-ins will take place at 6:30p.  Sparta High School.  70 West Mountain Rd.  Sparta, NJ 07871.  Please arrive no later than 6:15p.  JV wrestlers who will have matches will be notified as soon as I get Sparta's JV roster.

Save the date..  Our first NJYWL home match is Thursday Dec 15 vs Lenape Valley.  More info to come. 

Thursday, November 10
Parent/Board meeting Monday Nov 14th. 7p. WVHS cafeteria

We will be holding a parent/board meeting on Monday Nov 14th in the south cafeteria of the HighSchool.  Issues to be addressed include the upcoming NJYWL match season, events & fundraisers.  We will also be looking to fill the following vacant board positions: Novice Group Coordinator, JV/Varsity Coordinator, Fundraising Chair, Event and Equipment Chair.   All parents and anyone else interested in getting involved with the club are encouraged to attend. 

Tuesday, October 25
2011-12 season starts November 1

Regular season practices begin Tues Nov 1.  The club will run a combined Novice & Advanced room for the month of Nov.  Practices will be from 6:00 - 7:30p.  Practice dates for the month of Nov can be found on the calendar.  We will be scheduling a Parent's meeting in early November at which we will be accepting nominations for new board members.  Date and Location TBA.

Tuesday, September 20

Warwick – The sport of wrestling in Warwick is coming off a historic 2010 season which saw the high school varsity team crown a record-breaking eight section-9 champions and bring home its first New York State Champion in the 9 year history of the varsity squad.  The youth team, coached by Tom Silvestri, followed in the footsteps of their high school counterparts, sending eleven wrestlers to the New York State Youth Tournament. The talented youth squad finished with the strongest showing in all of Section 9; bringing home one champion, two runners up, one fifth-place and one sixth-place medalist.


The Warwick Youth Wrestling club is accepting registrations for the upcoming season. The club expects to post another strong season, returning all but one of its 2010 medalists and is looking for new wrestlers to help the club continue in its winning tradition.  Pre-Season wrestling sessions are already underway for experienced youth wrestlers honing their skills and the club will host a free “Intro to Wrestling” clinic on October 15, at the WVHS wrestling room.10:30a – 12:00p. This is a great opportunity for families new to the sport to drop in and come see what the club and the sport are all about.  Additional information about the free clinic, the club and a list of wrestling FAQs is posted on the club website.

The season begins November 1 and runs thru the first week of March. On-line registration is open at www.warwickyouthwrestling.com.  Mail-in registration forms will be made available at all district schools or can be downloaded on the club website. Walk-in registrations will be accepted at the free intro clinic on Oct 15th.  Club registration is open to all area youth; grades 2 thru 8.  $150 registration fee includes practice shirt and all league matches.  First and Second year wrestlers will practice 3x per week 5:30-6:30p.  Advanced wrestlers practice 4x per week (3x once league matches begin in December) 6:30 – 8:00p.  All practices are held at WVHS wrestling room.  Note** new and returning wrestlers with a Nov 1 start date FOOTBALL conflict are encouraged to register early and will have an option to attend “catch-up” clinics to make up for missed practice-time. Additional questions or comments can be directed to club president, DJ Dal Pizzol @ DJ@warwickyouthwrestling.com.

Friday, September 2
Pre-Season sessions starting...

Pre season sessions begin Tues September 6th.   See page tab above for flyer.

Tuesday, July 19
New*** Warwick Youth Wrestling Facebook Page

The Warwick  Youth Wrestling Facebook page is up and running.  Great way to stay in touch with current teammates as well as Warwick Youth Wrestling Alumni.  Feel free to share your Warwick youth wrestling pictures and news.

Tuesday, August 2
Kyle Dake clinic @ Askren Academy

Great opportunity across the river... 

Kyle Dake, 2x NCAA Champion from Cornell, will be coming to coach a clinic Saturday, Aug 13th in Somers, NY. It will be at the Askren Wrestling Academy from 3:30 - 6:00pm.

The cost for the Clinic is $20. Reserve your spot by registering at  http://www.askrenbros.com/page/Askren-Wrestling-Academy-New-York

Tuesday, June 21
Enjoy your Summer Vacation !

Post season session II is over.   We will be sending groups of wrestlers to camps over the summer, anyone interested can contact me at dj@warwickyouthwrestling.com for further info...   Lehigh Camp (overnight), June 26-29th.    Gene Mills Pin2Win Camp (overnight)  July 10-14th.  Blair Camp (commuter camp) July 11-14th.  Drill Masters (evening commuter) July 25-29th and Olympic (commuter, full day) Aug 22-25th.    Info about Summer privates & small group sessions will be available on the site early-mid August.   Enjoy your vacation, see you soon....

Monday, June 6
Warwick wrestler Mitchell Witghtman, NYS 160lb champion, heading to Boston University.

Congratulations and Best of luck to Warwick Youth Wrestling Alumni, Mitch Wightman, as he continues his wrestling career at D1 school Boston University in the fall.  Mitchell won the 2011 NYS D1 championship at 160lbs, the first State Champ in the history of Warwick's wrestling program.  We wish him all the best in all his future endeavors. 

The following is an article by wrestlingreport.com - read below:

Boston U 2012 Starting Lineup Projection

Postby Allen Brown » Sun May 08, 2011 7:40 am

Here is a 2012 starting lineup projection for Boston University, provided by a BU wrestling insider. Word out of Boston U is that this could be their best team ever. I’m listing the projected starting lineup – not the whole roster - and here we go.

125- Last year’s starter at this weight, Bubba McGinley, returns. McGinley is out of Central Bucks West High School (PA), and will be a sophomore this coming fall. This past season, competing as a true freshman, McGinley placed third in the 2011 CAA Tournament, and completed his rookie campaign with a W/L record of 17-9.

133- Two-time NCAA qualifier, Fred Santaite, returns. Santaite, a former New Jersey state champ from Allendale, will be a senior this coming fall. Santaite gained a national reputation at the 2010 NCAA’s, after he decisioned Cornell’s Troy Nickerson and went on to finish top 12 in the nation at 125 pounds. This past season Santaite moved up to 133 pounds, placed third in the CAA’s, went 1-2 at the 2011 NCAA’s, and completed the year at 21-7. Mr. Santaite is aiming for a podium finish at the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

141- Our inside BU source expects incoming freshman, Tyler Scotton, to start at this weight. This past season Scotton placed second in the 2011 New Jersey State Tournament, competing at 135 pounds for Willingboro.

149- Nester Taffur (Jr/NJ), who has started at this weight the past two seasons for BU, returns. This past season Taffur placed sixth in the Penn State Open, wrestled well in dual meets, had an off-song CAA tournament (dnp), but completed the year with a solid record of 24-15.

157- Look for Nick Tourville to start at this weight class. Tourville is a former Minnesota state high school champion, who started at 157 this past season as a true freshman. He soldiered through the year picking up 15 wins and a ton of Div I experience.

165- This is another weight class where our inside source expects an incoming freshman to start. Keep an eye on Mitchell Wightman. This past season he won the New York State tournament, competing at 160 pounds for Warwick Valley.

Last year Kyle Czarnecki started for BU at 165 pounds. Czarnecki, a former Illinois state high school champion, will be a junior at BU this coming season, and has a total of 27 career wins in college. Our source notes that Czarnecki now is too big to compete at 165, and likely will help out at 174/184 in 2012.

174- Hunter Meys is one of BU’s best grapplers. Meys is a former multi-time New York state champ out of the Shenendehowa High School stable. He has started for BU two seasons at 174 pounds, and will be a fourth-year junior this coming fall.

This past season Meys was runnerup at the Keystone Classic, finished second at the CAA’s, went 2-2 at the 2011 NCAA Tournament (including a 6-5 win over ninth-seeded Ethen Lofthouse of Iowa), and completed the year at 26-9. Hunter Meys is very capable of an All-American finish this coming year at the NCAA’s.

184- This weight likely belongs to the athletically gifted Alex Najjar, who will be a sophomore this coming fall. Mr. Najjar is a former New England high school champ (Shawsheen Tech), who went 58-0 his senior year (2010). The coaching staff is high on Najjar and describes him as being very hungry for success at the Div I level.

197- This weight will be manned by John Hall (Sr/CA). Big John is a two-time NCAA qualifier, who is poised to gain All-American honors in 2012. This past season, competing at 197 pounds, Hall won the CAA’s, went 2-2 at the 2011 NCAA Tournament, and racked up a W/L record of 21-5 for the year. By the way, Hall’s two wins at the 2011 NCAA’s were by pin over Oregon State’s Chad Hanke and by decision over Michigan’s Anthony Biondo.

285- Kevin Innis returns at heavy weight. Innis, who will be a sophomore this coming fall, was 2010 New Jersey state runnerup at 215 pounds, competing for St. Peter’s Prep. This past season, starting for BU at hwt as a true freshman, he grabbed sixth place at the Keystone Classic, and won 16 bouts on the year. The BU coaching staff describes Innis as being a very hard worker – often the “first in and last out” of the wrestling room for practice sessions

Wednesday, May 11
Post Season Training: Session II

6-week Session II training begins Monday May 16th.  Practices to be held on Mondays 6p-7:30p (school schedule permitting) thru June 20th.  Coach Silvestri will be available for private and small group lessons during the week.  Please schedule in advance, email to arrange:  silvestritrained@warwickyouthwrestling.com.

The club has kids wrestling most weekends thru the end of June at Duals & Tournaments and will have groups of campers at sleep-away and day-camp starting at the end of June. Contact me if you are interested and have not already signed up for one; I can help you decide which camp is right for you.  

The Post Season Session I was a great success. The room was stacked with local talent from NY/NJ.  Congrats to Evan Barzcak for 2nd place finish @ MAWAs Intermediate 80lbs. Robbie Garcia 1st place @ MAWAs Midget 75lbs & 4th place @ War @ Shore 78lbs.  AJ Aeberli 5th place War @ Shore 106lbs.  Trey Dal Pizzol, 1st place @ Jefferson Spring Fling 71lbs. Ryan Dal Pizzol, 2nd place @ Peqannock NHSCA Qualifier 62lbs. Keep Wrestling !!!!! Champions are made in the Off-Season.

Tuesday, March 1
NY States this weekend.

Warwick is sending 11 wrestlers to represent the club and the Section at the 2011 NYS youth championships in Bay Shore, NY.

Ryan Dal Pizzol        Intermediate 55

Evan Gibbons           Intermediate 80

Bryan MacDougall   Novice 65

Trey Dal Pizzol         Novice 70

Lucas Wightman      Novice 85

Andrew Wierzbicki  Novice 90

Paul Ginley               Schoolboy 70

Evan Barczak           Schoolboy 84

Nick Sargente          Schoolboy 91

Ryan Ferro               Schoolboy 95

Nick Ferreira            Schoolboy 105


Good luck this weekend !

Monday, February 14
Warwick Youth Crowns 9 Section champions.

The youth squad followed up a historic High School Varsity weekend (8 high school section champs) with a impressive showing of their own.  We sent 15 wrestlers to the section 9 qualifiers today and came home with 9 Section champions, 1 runner-up, 2 third place, 1 fourth place & 2 6th place qualifiers.  Congrats guys... great performance by all.

2011 Section 9 youth champions:
Evan Barczak
Ryan Dal Pizzol
Evan Gibbons
Hunter Brown
Lucas Wightman
Ryan Ferro
Paul Ginley
Nick Ferreira
Andrew Wierzbicki

2011 Section 9 youth runner-up:
Trey Dal Pizzol

2011 Section 9 third place winners:
Nick Sargente
Bryan MacDougall

2011 Section 9 fourth place winners:
Grant Barczak

2011 Section 9 qualifiers
Daniel Lindstrom
Dylan Winters

Tuesday, February 15
NJYWL End of Season Tournament info

North Jersey Youth Wrestling

2010-2011 End of Season Tournament

Friday Night- 2/25/2011 Coaches Seeding Meeting and Varsity Weigh-ins (no re-seeding will take place)


(2/26 as back up should weather prevent seeding meeting to take place on 2/25)

Seeding Criteria

1. Most wins

2. Head to head competition. In cases where three or more wrestlers have the same number of wins, this

criterion will only apply if one of the wrestlers beat ALL of the others being considered.

3. Winning percentage

4. Number of pins

5. Number of technical falls

6. Number of major decisions

7. Fewest wins by forfeit

8. The wrestler placing higher in the previous year's tournament. If the same finish, the wrestler returning

closer to the weight class of the previous year will prevail.

9. Vote of coaches


Saturday- 2/26/2010 9:00am-10:30am

Weigh-ins for JV (HS girl’s locker room)

• JV Wrestling to begin at 1pm

• JV wrestlers receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals


Varsity Prelims to begin (2 rounds)

• Double elimination


Sunday- 2/27/2010 Varsity Wrestling (3rd-8th Grade)


• Varsity wrestlers 1st through 6th place

• Finals start time TBD

Tuesday, February 1
The Road to Youth States.



LOCATION:     Monroe Woodbury HS.  155 Dunderberg Rd, Central Valley 

 WEIGN-INS:  Saturday, February 12  from 12pm – 2pm in MWHS Rm. 130 Skin check bring doc note if you have any ongoing or questionable issues. Random weight checks on Sunday; wrestlers must be within 3% of Saturday’s weight. 

TOURNAMENT:  Sunday Feb 13th.  Check-in 7:00 – 8:00a.  Wrestling begins approx 8:30a. Top 6 in each class qualify for NY State tournament. 

REGISTRATION:    DEADLINE FEB 11 @ midnight.  Register on-line @


 $27.00 per wrestler, payable @ weigh-in.  USA card required – bring print-out of card. 

IMPORTANT:   No weight allowance.  The weight class you choose @ the qualifier is the class you must wrestle @ States in March.         


LOCATION:    Bayshore High School, Bayshore (Long Island) NY 

DATE:  March 4 – 6 , 2011 – individual division times and weigh-in date/times have not yet been released. 

HOTEL:  HYATT REGENCY, 1717 Motor Parkway, Happauge, NY http://www.longisland.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null 


Tuesday, January 18
Congratulations HS Varsity Team.. 6th out of 90 teams @ 2011 Eastern States.

Congrats to the Warwick HS Squad for an outstanding finish @ the Eastern states this past weekend.   The team placed 6th out of 90 teams at the tournament with Warwick Youth alumni Shane Connolly and Mitch Wightman leading the way with 2nd place finishes.   

See varsity845 links below for articles.

Monday, January 10
John Jay HS-Cross River Event. Jan 15

Saturday Jan 15th our Novice thru Varsity K-6th graders will travel to John Jay High School for an event against some NY-Section 1 wrestling teams.   Edgemont, Wappingers, John Jay and Horace Greeley will participate.    All wrestlers in 6th grade and under are encouraged to participate; all ability levels and experience will get matches.  Check-in will be at 8:30a with matches starting at 8:45a.

John Jay HS:   60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518.  The school is approx 1:15 away from Warwick, please allow ample drive time if traveling on your own.  

Car pooling encouraged; please make individual arrangements. The team will leave from the flag-pole in front of the Warwick Middle School @ 7a Sharp.

Thursday, January 13
NJCAA coaches poll - Silvestri #1 at 141 national rankings as of 1/12/11

National Junior college rankings as of 1/12/11.     NJCAA coaches poll currently rank Kodie Silvestri #1 in the nation at 141.      Nice.



Kodie Silvestri Nassau



Wilson Metellus Ellsworth



Tyler Holloway Rend Lake



Josh Kratovil Harper



Jace Campbell Colby



Damonte Riley Lincoln



Jordan Basks Labette



Cameron Lloyd SW Oregon



Vinny DiGravio Mercyhurst NE



Braden Mowry North Idaho



Marcos Serna W Wyoming



Terry Orange Darton


link below


Saturday, January 8
S9YWL quad @ Monroe-Woodbury

Quad @ Monroe-Woodbury High School.  Sunday Jan 9th.  155 Dunderberg Road, Central Valley, NY.   vs Pine Bush, Cornwall, Monroe-Woodbury. Varsity weigh-ins at 8:00a.   JV wrestlers arrive no later than 8:30a.

Friday, January 7

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