HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- It was the highlight of the summer football practice before the team goes into its black-out week. The Hasbrouck Heights High School football team held its annual Ironman Contest on Thursday to determine who was the Strongest and Fastest Man.

The multi-event contest was open to all Aviator high school players, from freshman through varsity. It tested players speed, strength, and agility. They were broken into two groups, Linemen and Skills players. The six events were:

  • 40-yard dash
  • 5-10-5 shuttle run
  • 225-pound prowler (sled) push for 20 yards
  • 125-pound sled pull for 25 yards
  • medicine ball toss, and
  • obstacle course, including a 135-pound weight, rings, ladders, low hurdles, catch and run.

The event was coordinated by Coach Darren Iurato, a Hasbrouck Heights graduate and former Aviator quarterback. According to Head Coach Nick Delcalzo, the team has held a the competition for the past five years.

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The fastest 40-yard dash for the skill players were Jasiah Purdie and Rocco Minichiello with a time of 4.77.

The fastest 40-yard dash for the linemen was Mohamed Assaf with a time of 4.97. 

The title of Strongest Man for Skill players was Michael Robertson.

The title of Strongest Man for Linemen was Mateo Ochoa. 


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