CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Cranford High School Athlete of the Week, A.J. Bencivenga. 

Bencivenga is a senior captain on the varsity wrestling team who earned County and District Titles this season at the 152 weight class. He also tied the school record for single season pins with 26. Bencivenga recently returned from the New Jersey State High School Wrestling Championship in Atlantic City where advanced to the round 12. 

"The year went pretty good," said Bencivenga. "AC is always fun. It's crazy. I didn't get my end goal though. I wanted to place in states but things happen and there's more to come in the future."

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Though the high school season is over, Bencivenga will continue training and improving the rest of the school year and summer in anticipation of wrestling at the collegiate level. 

"I'll be at Apex," said Bencivenga. "Just more wrestling. Going to wrestle in as many high school tournaments as I can until I can't do them anymore."

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