Long Beach Gladiators 2016

About The Club:

The Long Beach Gladiators is a traveling wrestling club for athletes in grades 1st-12th. Coach Miguel Rodriguez, along with an extensive staff of highly experienced, highly trained coaches, work with the Gladiators "Elite" and the Gladiators "A" Wrestling teams to enhance the quality of wrestling in Nassau County and New York State. This team will be for advanced wrestlers who would like to improve their wrestling skills in Folkstyle.

A Message from Coach Adams

Over the weekend, , the Long Beach Wrestling team won the 13th Annual "Battle at the Beach" Wrestling Tournament at L.B.H.S. in a great team race with state powerhouses Monroe-Woodbury and Wantagh. LB crowned 3 Champions in MATT MAQUET (138), ELIJAH RODRIGUEZ (195) and MARK RIVERA (220). Six grapplers placed second and there were 16 out of 20 place-winners. In addition, a number of Alumni showed up throughout the two day tournament. THANK YOU for coming down and for your support. Attached is the Alumni Day picture. Our next match is Wednesday December 7 verse rival General Douglas MacArthur High School at 6 pm at L.B.H.S. Come down and support the boys!

Sincerely, Ray Adams Head Wrestling Coach Long Beach High School

A Message from coach Rodriguez

​​Dear wrestling family,

​Congratulations to the High School wrestling team for winning the prestigious Eastern State Wrestling Tournament. Also congratulations to the Gladiators for winning the Kings Park Youth Wrestling tournament as a team with 6 champs.

​Familia, as we are getting close to the end of the season and approaching the Nassau County Youth Wrestling Championships and the NYWAY and USAWC Youth Wrestling C​hampionships, we need you all to please make an effort to attend all of the team events, practices and everything that we do. Please read carefully the schedule for the week.

​ Practice schedule for ​today and the ​next two weeks​ is as follows: ​​Tuesday 1/17: First day of LBMS wrestling practice (this is only for 7&8 grade students who are currently attending LBMS). Practice is everyday from 3-5pm. If your child is in the Gladiators and the LBMS team we will talk to them about practices. ​Tuesday 1/17: Practice for BOTH groups at LBMS from 6:30-8pm ​Wednesday 1/18: Practice for today will be at Massapequa High School,Merrick Road, Massapequa, NY, from 7-8:30pm for BOTH teams. We will be leaving from LBMS as a team at 6:15pm. Parents must drive. If you can't drive please car- pool with someone. This means that there is NO practice at LBMS this day.
​Wednesday 1/18: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR MASSAPEQUA YOUTH WRESTLING TOURNAMENT.​ ​Thursday 1/19: ​Practice for today will be at LONG BEACH High School from 6-8:30pm for BOTH teams. We will be MEETING AT LBHS at 5:45pm. Parents must be at LBHS as well. This day is a very special day for all of our seniors and we would like to see all parents there. All wrestlers must have FULL wrestling gear including backpacks. We will be warming up with the HS team. It is mandatory for EVERYONE TO BE THERE. Friday 1/20: Friday we will be having a dual meet against Massapequa Youth Wrestling Team at Massapequa High School. We will be leaving as team at 4:30pm from LBMS. All wrestlers must be in full uniform including singlets. Please be on time since this is a dual meet. This is only for Gladiators on the Elite Team and selected A-Team members. There will be no practice this day at LBMS. Saturday 1/21: Team event is TBD Sunday 1/22: Gladiators at Massapequa Youth Wrestling Tournament. Please make sure to register by 1/18. Also please know that BBC3 will be filming Isaiah that day. All wrestlers and parents must fill out a TV release form that will allow BBC3 to film your wrestler. Some wrestlers will be interviewed before or after the tournament. ​ WWC Child Consent Form ver 2.docx ​​ Adult Contributor CB signed.pdf ​ ​Here is a little more information on BBC3:

One of our most popular strands is called ‘Amazing Humans’. As the name suggests, it’s all about celebrating amazing human spirit – from moving acts of kindness and generosity to showcasing people who have triumphed over adversity or who have incredible abilities. It is an uplifting, empowering and very shareable series.

Here’s an example – a film about Gabi Shull, a ballerina with an amputated leg. We produced this in October, and it’s had 74 million views and received over five thousand comments: https://www.facebook.com/bbcthree/videos/10154188573610787/

Here’s another - Sally the 97 year old dog walker: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/415001fb-f5c2-4925-a23f-59d60f82f6d3

​It is a great opportunity for Isaiah to continue to inspire others. ​

​ ​Please check our website for practice, tournament, and daily reminders at www.lbgladiators.com​

​If you did not get your uniform please see me or text me!!!

Attention all Gladiator Moms! The Gladiator Mom hoodies are ready to be picked up! If you have not paid Marissa the $34 yet for your hoodie, please do so this week or else you will not receive yours. She will be at practice Wednesday-Friday. Thank you!

Upcoming tournaments:

​Massapequa Youth Wrestling Tournament:​ http://longislandwrestling.org/liwa/fsgrfk/flyers/2017MassapequaYouth.pdf

​Island Trees Ted Peterson Youth Wrestling Tournament:​ http://longislandwrestling.org/liwa/fsgrfk/flyers/2017TedPetersenYouth.pdf

​PLEASE KNOW THAT TOURNAMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE​ FOR ​THE ELITE TEAM ​AS THEY MIGHT ​BE​ ​ATTENDING SOME OUT OF STATE TOURNAMENTS.

​​Sincerely,

Coach Rodriguez LB Gladiators 516-322-1046 Lbgladiators@​gmail​.com ​www.lbgladiators.com​​ ​