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07/29/19 6:00am
07/29/2019 6:00 AM

Lucharitos restaurants and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. teamed up to host LuchaRumble Sunday.

The event featured eight matches with wrestlers from the Long Island group Fight the World Wrestling. Wrestling fans watched in awe as bodies flipped and crashed in the ring at the Peconic brewery. Fans had the chance to enjoy wrestling-themed food and drinks.

Check out photos from the event below and read more here.

Photos by Bill Landon (more…)

07/24/19 6:00am
07/24/2019 6:00 AM

Marc LaMaina and Kevin Sage were reminiscing about the days of watching their wrestling heroes compete at the American Legion in Greenport. 

Mr. LaMaina, the owner of Lucharitos restaurants, and Mr. Sage, general manager of the Greenport location, said they’d both been wrestling fans since they were kids.

Together, they came up with an idea: Create an event to bring wrestling back to the North Fork.  (more…)

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02/09/19 1:01am
02/09/2019 1:01 AM

Losing is as much a part of wrestling as winning. For every match there’s a winner and a loser.

“Wrestling teaches you to overcome adversity and deal with pressure,” said Shoreham-Wading River coach Joe Condon.

Two of his wrestlers, who have done a good deal of winning this season, ultimately had to deal with defeat Friday night in the L. Robert “Doc” Fallot Section XI Division II Championships at Center Moriches High School. READ

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01/11/19 7:00pm
01/11/2019 7:00 PM

Going from hunter to hunted is a big change. Connor Pearce likes it.

That metamorphosis in Pearce’s wrestling career took place last season when the Shoreham-Wading River High School wrestler won the Suffolk County Division II championship at 113 pounds and went on to compete in his first state tournament. It was an experience to remember. READ

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01/09/19 8:39pm
01/09/2019 8:39 PM

Malachi Boisseau doesn’t waste time. When the whistle blows to start a wrestling match, he goes right to work, bringing energy and a sense of extreme urgency. He wants to end the match in the first period, and for good reason.

“His biggest strength is the first period,” Mattituck/Greenport/Southold coach Cory Dolson said. “His biggest weakness is the third period.” READ

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12/01/18 5:59am
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Wrestling is a passion for Jake Benedetto. It has been ever since he took up the sport as a youngster. It was a focal point for him as high school wrestler for East Islip and Islip, and then at the collegiate level with SUNY/Oneonta.

Benedetto carried that passion over to coaching. He was an assistant coach for Unatego in upstate New York for one season, coached two seasons at Bayport-Blue Point (one year as the head coach) and then coached the Longwood and Riverhead junior varsity teams.

And now Benedetto finds himself as the successor to Tom Riccio, a National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee who became Riverhead’s varsity coach in 2015.

“This has been a long journey for me,” said Benedetto, 28. READ