CRANFORD - Escorted by the Cranford Police Department and the one and only Cougar Mobile, the Cranford High School wrestling team took to the streets for a long jog spreading the holiday spirit.

Coach Pat Gorman started this tradition nine years ago with a handful of wrestlers and it has grown into a town-wide celebration involving alumni, coaches, and friends of the program. The wrestlers dressed as elves and Santa while stopping at houses to sing carols to families and sleeping alumni.

"It started as a workout on Christmas Eve taking the team for a long jog," said Gorman. "I had the boys wear Santa hats and we stopped at some of my friends houses to sing a song or two, and over the years, it has become an annual event and grown in numbers. Parents line the downtown to take pictures of their sons, and we also have the Cougar Mobile that acts as a float and the Cranford Police are generous enough to escort us through the downtown. The wrestlers look forward to this experience every year."

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