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February 2018
Wrestling Dual Meet Championships
2018 Division One Wrestling Dual Meet Champions Wantagh.
2018 Division Two Wrestling Dual Meet Champions Mount Sinai.
On January 27th, NYSPHSAA held it's first ever Wrestling Dual Meet State Championships. The event took roughly three years to develop and execute. It was the result of the hard work of many people and we want to thank of of those involved.

Congratulations to Wantagh High School (Section VIII) and Mt. Sinai High School (Section XI) who each won Division Championships at the first ever NYSPHSAA Dual Meet Wrestling Tournament held at SRC Arena in Syracuse. The event saw 12 Division 1 teams and 12 Division 2 teams who each competed in two pool play matches with winners of four pools advancing to the state semifinals. Over 1,100 fans came to the arena for an all day tournament that started at 9 am and finished about 8 pm. 

Wantagh defeated Minisink Valley, 37-28, and Mt. Sinai defeated Canisteo-Greenwood, 33-30, in their respective finals. It was the first NYSPHSAA sponsored team wrestling championship ever held and we look forward to the event returning to the SRC Arena next winter.
Upcoming Winter Championships
Here's a look at the upcoming NYSPHSAA Winter Sports Championship Schedule:

-February 10-11, Girls Ice Hockey, SUNY Oswego

-February 23-34, Wrestling, Times Union Center Albany

-February 26-27, Skiing, Bristol Mountian

-March 2-3, Boys Swimming and Diving, Nassau Aquatics Center

-March 3, Rifle Championships, West Point

-March 3, Gymnastics, Cold Spring Harbor High School

-March 3, Cheerleading, SRC Arena Syracuse

-March 3, Indoor Track and Field, Ocean Breeze-Staten Island

-March 10-11, Bowling, OnCenter Syracuse

-March 10-11, Boys Ice Hockey, HARBORCENTER Buffalo

-March 16-18, Girls Basketball, Hudson Valley Community College

-March 16-18, Boys Basketball, Floyd L. Maines Arena Binghamton                   
Executive Committee Meeting
The winter Executive Commitee Meeting will be held Friday, February 2nd at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy. The meeting will begin at 9am, and as always there are key items on the agenda to both vote, and discuss.

Some of the items that will be voted on include the approval of the following NYSPHSAA State Championship venues:

-Wrestling Championships, Times Union Center, Albany 2019-2021

-Boys Ice Hockey Championships, HARBORCENTER, Buffalo 2019-2021

-Boys and Girls Skiing Championships, Gore Mountain (2019), Bristol Mountain (2020), White Face Mountain (2021)

-Boys and Girls Bowling Championships, AMF Strike-N-Spare, Syracuse 2019-2020

-Cheerleading Championships, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2019-2021

-Girls Golf Championship, Deerfield County Club, Rochester 2019-2021

There will also be a vote on the Section X proposal to change the five classification cutoff numbers.

A discussion item on the agenda, at the request of NYSPHSAA President Jim Osborne, is to receive feedback from the Girls Basketball Committee related to the use of NFHS rules compared to the current NCAA rules.       

Winter Scholar Athletes
The window to submit your Scholar-Athlete information opens Monday, February 5 th . The deadline is Monday, March 12 th

For information on the Scholar-Athlete program click here

To submit a student as a Scholar-Athlete use this link

This is the 26th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.                   
Watch the January 2018 Edition of the NYSPHSAA Captains Club
Did you miss the January edition of the NYSPHSAA Captains Club, brought to you by the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association?

We take a look at the back to back NYSPHSAA class AA state football champs from Troy High School in Section 2.

This group of dedicated coaches, players, and its senior leaders made history in 2017, and they now share an unbreakable bond for the rest of their lives.

If you know someone who should be featured in a future edition of the Captains Club please email Kristen Jadin, Director of Special Programs at  kjadin@nysphsaa.org                   
Skip the Line,
Buy Ahead of Time
As always, GoFan.co is the place to buy tickets for most NYSPHSAA championship events.
Tickets for the winter 2018 championships will go on sale soon, so visit GoFan.co to purchase tickets.

For tickets to the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships at the Times Union Center please visit TicketMaster
Football Bidding Opens February 5th
On Monday, February 5th, NYSPHSAA will begin accepting bids to host:

-Football East Semifinals, 2020-2022

-Football West Semifinals, 2020-2022

-Football State Championships, 2020-2022

Visit NYSPHSAA.org for all the info at that time, the Championship RFP will also be distributed to sections, schools and Athletic Directors.

If your venue is interested in hosting the State Semifinals, or State Championships please submit a bid.
Milk Moves of the Week
Through a partnership between NYSPHSAA and the American Dairy Association North East, we are highlighting outstanding athletic performances by our student-athletes.
 
These performances are evidence of practice, superior physical conditioning, and good nutrition. Each week, we’ll share a rundown from around the state of the top “Milk Moves” of the week as nominated by our member schools, coaches, media partners, and fans. No matter the sport, we want to share the accomplishments of NYSPHSAA student-athletes. Tweet @NYSPHSAA with your nominations each week using #MilkMoves.

To see the most recent Milk Moves of the week click here
Hazing Prevention Course
NYSPHSAA, along with AliveTek and Hazing Prevention.org continues to offer a hazing prevention course.

The course costs $100 for up to 50 facilitators. If you have questions about the course or want more info, please contact Director of Special Programs Kristen Jadin      

To register click here
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-Pat Summitt
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