Staff

Justin Accordino

Justin Accordino was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Justin moved to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1999. Justin graduated from James M. Coughlin High School, where he was also a stand out wrestler. He still holds the all-time win record at the school. Received a wrestling scholarship to Hofstra University, in Hempstead New York, where earned his undergraduate degree, and also a master’s degree in art education. After college Justin moved to Long Beach, New York where he currently resides. He began his professional career at Chaminade High School, Mineola New York as a High School art teacher. Justin is also an assistant High School wrestling coach at Chaminade. Justin is very passionate about the sport of wrestling, which he started at the age of five. Justin coached his first team in Junior High School, where he led the PA Freestyle/Greco Roman Cadet team to a 2nd place finish. Justin’s other hobbies include fishing and the outdoors. One of Justin’s long time goals has been to start a wrestling club and give back to the sport that shaped him into the person he is today.

    High School: Wilkes-Barre, PA.

  • 2x All-Sate- 7th and 3rd
  • 2x Folk-Style All-American (National Champion 2006)
  • 3x Fargo Greco-Roman All-American- 7th, 3rd and 3rd
  • 2x Freestyle All-American- 3rd and 3rd
  • Career Record 150-11  

NCAA Division 1: Hofstra University 

  • 2x All Conference
  • 2x Division 1 Qualifier
  • 2012 Division 1 All-American- 6th     

P.J. Gillespie

  P.J. Gillespie was born and raised in Long Beach, NY. P.J. began wrestling in the fourth grade and has been doing it ever since. He attended Long Beach High School where he was a 4x Nassau County Champion, 4x N.Y.S. place finisher, and state champion. After his high school career he received a scholarship to wrestle at Hofstra University and complete his degree in physical education and health. 

High School: Long Beach, NY.  

  • 4x Nassau County Champion  
  • 4x All-State (State Champion 2007)
  • Fargo Greco All-American
  • Career record 214-29 

NCAA Division 1: Hofstra University 

  • 2009 CAA Rookie of the year   
  • 4x All Conference 
  • 2x CAA Champion
  • 4x NCAA Div.1 Qualifier 
  • NCAA Div.1 All-American-8th  
  • Career record 110-49