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Kramer back bigger, better

LoHud.com

by Jared Diamond

Mathew Wernikoff, a coach at the Apex school, said Kramer particularly improved his mat wrestling. Previously, elite opponents could hang with him if they managed to take him off his feet.”

 

Wrestling: Eastchester’s Todino wins title at Woodlands tournament

The Journal News

By Matthew Ng

Woodlands coach Matt Wernikoff wanted to give his young squad and the three other area teams participating – Lakeland/Panas, Peekskill and Eastchester – as tough a challenge as possible at yesterday’s Woodlands Invitational.

Long Island Wrestling Association commentary

By Craig of Ascend Wrestling

Hats off to Nick Garone, Dean Zenie, Darren Goldstein, and others for putting this tournament together. What an amazing showcase of talent right here on LI! the kids wrestled their hearts out. Congrats to team Xcel on winning the team championship. Wrecking Crew was tough as nails. Apex always tough and their coach, Mathew Wernikoff is a class act and someone I am proud to call a friend. Boy thos Jersey kids are tough!! The officiating was very good and they would even take the time to explain their calls during or after the match.
Introduction at Ramapo College Newsletter

New Men’s Outreach Coordinator (MOC) in the Women’s Center

by Mathew Wernikoff, MOC

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and the services I will provide as the new Men’s Outreach Coordinator at the Women’s Center. I am a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History through the school of American and International Studies. I am also the president of the History Club.

The purpose of the Men’s Outreach Coordinator position is to inspire men to become involved in preventing violence against women as well as to educate students about issues such as masculinity and gender roles. Services that I will provide include: peer counseling, advocacy, organizing discussion groups, and program development examining violence against women from an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective. In addition to these services, I will be working with my colleagues at the Women’s Center to continue to develop a resource collection dedicated to the topics of men preventing violence against women, masculinity, and men’s health.

I am also available for classroom presentations.

If you are interested in having me speak to your class, please contact me at least one week in advance. Presentations that are currently available are: Man Law: Heterosexist Propaganda or Responsible Advertisement Campaign? An approximately thirty minute presentation that explores an advertisement campaign launched by the Miller beer brewing company.

The company claims the campaign is an effort to move away from its traditionally sexist and derogatory advertisements of the past. However, the company has allowed and even embraced the growing number of individuals that are using “Man Laws” to degrade women and promote gender inequality. The presentation will explore the “Man Law” phenomenon and how it can contribute to belief systems that promote sexual assault and violence.

The Other Half of the Solution: How Men can Prevent Violence Against Women: This workshop will cover the gender binary system with particular attention to masculinity as well as violence against women in a societal context. We will discuss ways that men can work to prevent violence against women. Perfect for Social Issues, Women’s Studies, First Year Seminar, Leadership Development, staff trainings, and more.

To book a presentation you can contact me directly at mwerniko@ramapo.edu or X6209, or fill out an electronic form at: http://guide.ramapo.edu/womenscenter/presentations.html.

It is my goal to work closely with faculty, staff, and students to raise awareness about these issues. If you or any of your students have any questions or concerns, or would like to become more involved in the movement to end violence against women, please feel free to contact me at any time.

 

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