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Mineola’s Matt Long Wins 100th Wrestling Match

Mustang senior got milestone varsity-level victory on January 12.

Mineola High School senior Mathew Long won his 100th varsity match on Jan. 12.

The Mustangs compete in the small-school Division II, only averaging 36 matches per year, making the 100th win a rare achievement.

Long also has a chance of beating the current 15-year school record of 116 varsity wrestling wins.

He has been a member of the wrestling team at the varsity level under coach Dan Guido since the eighth grade, only taking up the sport the year prior on the middle school team.

Since then Long has participated in competitions outside of the school district and as received many accolades for his success on the mat.

In addition to being captain of the varsity wrestling team for the last two years, Long was named All-Conference in 2009, County Champion in 2011 and 2012, and MVP of all the Division II teams in 2012.

If he completes the current season as County Champion for 2013, Long will then hold the school record for most consecutive county wins in wrestling, as well.

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