MOONACHIE, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Recreation hosted its annual Rec Wrestling Awards Dinner at the Greycliff in Moonachie. The dinner was hosted by the Hasbrouck Heights Recreation department and Recreation director Rob Brady. The dinner was attended by distinguished guests Mayor Jack DeLorenzo, Councilman Ron Kistner, Councilwoman Josephine Ciocia, Hasbrouck Heights High School head wrestling coach Craig Messeri and assistant coach Evan Dolan, as well as coaches, parents, and wrestlers.
Honored at the dinner were the graduating eighth graders who will be moving on to the high school next year -- AJ Parente, Max Castro, Oliver Fermin, Damian Lalama, Owen Williamson, and Cole Asplund. Also honored were the two state place winners, Michael Perillo (8th place - 125 lb Novice division) and state champion Nicholas Leone (95 lb - Bantam division.)
Also honored were team mom Darlene Parente and head administrator Andrew Parente, both of "whom helped the wrestling program tremendously over the past eight year," said Rec Wrestling Head Coach Andrew Nass.
All wrestlers who completed the wrestling season were awarded with a trophy, wrestling bag, and new team warm-up sweatshirt, and all coaches and volunteers were recognized as well.
"The wrestling dinner is a great night for our team to celebrate the accomplishments we achieved over the wrestling season, to thank all of our parent coaches and volunteers, and to have a fun night with lots of stories and great memories," said Nass.
"It was also great to honor our 8th graders who were the leaders of our program and who helped our team accomplish many of our lofty goals and to also recognize the many parents and volunteers who make our recreation wrestling program one of the best in North Jersey."
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