VERONA, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights' wrestler Michael "Mickey" O'Malley broke the school's all-time wins record with 155 in a quad meet against Montclair at Verona High School Saturday morning. The previous record was held by Marc Mastropietro set in 2014.
"Mick was very cool. He knew he was going to do it. It was just a matter of time," said head coach Craig Messery between matches, of how the senior prepared during the week.
"I prepared like it was any other match," said O'Malley.
"He's just so humble about it," added Candace O'Malley, his mother.
In the second match of the quad meet, O'Malley pinned Montclair's Terrell White 30 seconds into the first period. The Hasbrouck Heights match was briefly stopped to acknowledge O'Malley, present his trophy and be recognized by the Montclair coaches and his teammates.
Once it was over, O'Malley and his teammates went back to work, with O'Malley adding to his record later that morning with a win over Verona's John Pava. There will be time for enjoying the accomplishment later.
"It's not going to be broken for a long, long time." said Messery.