Sophomore Tyler Ruth will be the starting pitcher for Chaminade HS against St. Dominic in the Semi-Finals for boys varsity baseball tomorrow at 4pm. This season, in 25 innings pitched, Tyler’s ERA is 0.83 with only 5 walks.
Tyler has trained with us at AFTLI over the past 8 years and has really grown into a tremendous athlete and person. Wish you the best Tyler, keep up the great work!
Wanted to take the time to wish Everette Benjamin good luck during his tryout tomorrow in Seattle Washington for the BC Lions. The British Colombia Lions are a team in the Canadian Football League. Everette has been working hard with us at AFTLI and we are confident that his tryout will go well.
Everette played HS Football for Amityville High School and played College Football for Hofstra and Central Connecticut State. In his college career, Everette tallied up over 2500 yards and scored 25 touchdowns.
Congratulations to Thomas Sansone on his acceptance to Northwood Prep School in Lake Placid, NY. Thomas has trained with us at AFT of LI for the past 3 years and has proven himself to be a very tough and dedicated young athlete. Thomas currently plays with the Long Island Rebeles and will continue to play for them until he takes his talents to Northwood.
Hockey at Northwood has a tradition of outstanding achievement; both players and coaches have gone on to renowned careers at collegiate and professional levels. Northwood graduates have gone on to attend such schools as Colorado College, Denver, Ohio State, UNH, Mercyhurst, Brown, Harvard, Michigan, Clarkson, Boston University, Boston College, Williams, Oswego State, Notre Dame, Plattsburgh State, Middlebury, Wisconsin, and Providence. Fourteen alumni have played in the National Hockey League. Northwood proudly acknowledges its graduates who have gone on to become Olympians: Tom Mellor’68, Tony Granato ’83, David Tretowicz ’87, Jim Campbell ’91, Chris Therien ’90, Mike Richter ’85, Andrea Kilbourne-hill ’98, and Craig Conroy ’90.
Thomas is also featured in one of our many commercials. Keep up the great work Thomas! We know you will do great at Northwood.
I wanted to take the time to congratulate one of our top dedicated athletes, Matthew DeMartino. Matt has been training with us at AFT of LI for over 2 years and has really developed himself as a great athlete and person. Freshman Matthew DeMartino (Oceanside, NY/Oceanside) went 4-for-4 in his second game with the Pioneers and tallied one RBI. We are proud of you Matt, keep up the great work!
Last year, AFT of LI members Aldo Bussi, Joe Lerner, Craig Schepp, and Ed Stephenson with Owner/Head Trainer Jim Schepp after completing their summer goal of riding 100+ miles from AFT of LI in Massapequa to Montauk Point. The group left the gym at 4:30am and arrived in Montauk a little past 11am. They all trained hard throughout the spring and summer for this ride and completed their goal with ease.
This year the ride will be on July 25th. The bike team has been training hard all winter inside using our new Tour de France bikes. The team is excited for spring to get here so they can get back outside and ready for the ride to Montauk Point. Anyone who would like to join the team for the 25th is welcome, just leave a comment and we will get back to you with more details.
Congrats to Farmingdale HS senior Mike Sinatro on making “All County”, “All Long Island” and being nominated for “The Martone Award”, which is presented by the Nassau County Football Coaches Association to the county’s top lineman. Mike worked hard and trained with us all summer long to prepare for his final season with the Dalers and deserves everything that he achieved.
Newsday dated: 12-16-12 – “Sinatro led Farmingdale to a school record point total of 375 and a Nassau 1 title while also doing major damage on defense. He had 42 tackles (10 for a loss) and added four sacks, and also knocked down three passes and forced two fumbles in 12 games.”
Held annually the first Sunday in May, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event with a 40 mile, traffic-free ride through all five boroughs for 32,000 cyclists. The Tour is co-produced by Bike New York, the city’s premiere bicycling organization, and the New York City Department of Transportation, in association with multiple City of New York departments. Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs.
Those interested in participating in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour will have the opportunity to register starting on January 22 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Adults must register themselves individually. Youth registration will take place in conjunction with an individual adult registration. All youth registrations must maintain a one child to one adult ratio. Participants hoping to ride with friends and family will have the opportunity to link their registrations together after the event sells out.
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Prepare for AFT of LI’s 2nd Annual “M to M ride”. Last year the AFT of LI cycling team road from our facility in Massapequa to Montauk. Come and join the team this summer for the ride from Manhattan to Montauk. More details will be provided about this ride the closer we get to summer.
AFT of LI members Aldo Bussi, Joe Lerner, Craig Schepp, and Ed Stephenson with Owner/Head Trainer Jim Schepp after completing their summer goal of riding 100+ miles from AFT of LI in Massapequa to Montauk Point. The group left the gym at 4:30am and arrived in Montauk a little past 11am. They all trained hard throughout the spring and summer for this ride and completed their goal with ease.
This summer, on July 25th AFT of LI is going to do the same ride for charity, anyone who would like to join is welcome and more information will be posted soon.
Joel Brodman completed his first 1/2 Marathon and participated in the Long Island Marathon on Sunday, May 1st. Joel started training in January and said “I couldn’t do it without my running partners owner of Athletic and Fitness Trainers, Jim Schepp, and Joe Lerner I look forward to next year!” Also, congratulations to our staff members, as well as, our dedicated clients Joe Lerner and Aldo Bussi for completing the 1/2 marathon and to Brian Cook and Ed Stephenson for completing the 10K. We look forward to next year’s race!
Congrats to Fred Lamarca on a great performance in his first BJJ match on Friday, March 25. Here is a recap of the fight:
“Curatolo stuffs an early takedown attempt, snatches Lamarca’s leg, kicks it out, and lands in Lamarca’s guard. The crowd is fired up from Campbell-Kotarski and loving this fast early action. Lamarca (red shorts) is back up. Curatola tries for a standing arm-in guillotine. Lamarca gets the takedown passes to Curatola’s left side, and mounts. Curatola is breathing harder, and works for the armbar. Both men are back on their feet, Curatola slams Lamarca and ends up in top position after a fast scramble. Curatols and Lamarca work for legs and ankles, and try to kick one another off. Both men’s lower bodies come free, and Lamarca pulls guard. He brings up his left shin to what looks like the Lochness Monster of submission grappling: the gogplata. The lower shin is beneath Curatolo’s chin, but Curatola wisely keeps his back and chin up so that Lamarca cannot pull down and force the tap. The red-faced Curatola shakes his way out of Lamarca’s guard. This is sick. Lamarca takes Curatolo’s back and sinks in the rear naked choke, but not deep or fast enough to beat the closing bell. Curatolo controlled early; Lamarca finished stonger. Awesome match.”
Fred has made tremendous progress here at AFTLI, and we know the best is yet to come from him! Nice work Fred!