By Mike Rudin – Sports Editor The dual meet between the Hofstra Pride and the Rider Broncs came down to the wire with the final match deciding the ultimate result, but Hofstra faltered with a 21-15 final score, dropping them to 5-9 on the season. “We wrestled with effort but we’re still not wrestling with […]
Mike Rudin – Sports Editor Hofstra visited Madison Square Garden for the 3rd annual Grapple at the Garden tournament to compete against the University of Maryland Terrapins and the Bucknell University Bisons. Hofstra pulled a win out of thin air against Maryland 29-12, but once they moved into the second dual meet, Bucknell stole the […]
By Mike Rudin – SPORTS EDITOR First year-head coach Dennis Papadatos agreed to come back to Hofstra University to take charge of the wrestling team this past summer. “I’m in this for the long haul, and my goal,” said Papadatos. “I want to be the best Division I head coach in the country and I want […]
By Alex Mitchell – SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE After back-to-back losses to Lehigh and Rutgers Universities, Hofstra finally got a win by placing second in the New York State Collegiate Championships on Sunday Nov. 23. Cornell took first with a team score of 144.5, giving them their third consecutive state title. Hofstra ended only half a […]
By Marco Meglio – STAFF WRITER The Hofstra men’s wrestling team suffered its first loss of the season, losing 27-9 to Lehigh University. Jamel Hudson and Cody Ruggirello gave the Pride an early 9-0 lead by completing takedowns on Randy Cruz and Drew Longo. Both Ruggirello and Hudson now are 2-0 on the 2014 season. Despite […]
By Mike Rudin – SPORTS EDITOR Hofstra’s wrestling squad opened up the season at the Mack Sports Complex against the Lock Haven Bald Eagles. After taking a large 3-13 deficit in the in the first five matches of the meet, the Pride dug deep and fought their way back to win the dual meet 17-16 […]
By John Napolitano – SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Former two-time NCAA Division I National Championship qualifier and new head coach of the Hofstra wrestling team, Dennis Papadatos, looks to work hard, develop new talent, and parley the team’s determination and optimism into a run for a spot in the national tournament. In the transition from last […]
The Hofstra wrestling team sent six competitors to St Louis this past weekend to compete in the NCAA Championship. They returned home with two All-Americans, adding prestige to the already illustrious Hofstra wrestling program.
“It was the only way it could have been, it was the only way it could have ended.”
In his first year at the helm, Hofstra wrestling head coach Rob Anspach expected nothing less than a conference title. That is exactly what he got.
Despite controlling the match early, the Hofstra wrestling team could not sustain momentum, falling to Binghamton Sunday afternoon 24-12. The Pride was looking to recapture some steam after losing to third-ranked Cornell and ninth-ranked Pittsburgh last week, but could not capitalize on the strong start.