KENILWORTH, NJ – David Brearley High School Wrestlers, Nick Stampoulous and Jonathan Braun were the Union County Champs at the 45th Annual Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Tournament at Union High School Saturday, January, 11. Jonathan Braun also won Outstanding Wrestler for the upper weights. Stampoulous beat Luke DiGiovanni from Cranford and Braun beat Ki'zurian Casey from Plainfield.
Braun stated “I woke up that morning saying I'm a champion and stayed focused on that throughout the day. Winning the tournament was awesome. Hearing my name being called for Outstanding Wrestler - Upper Weights was completely unexpected and was an amazing feeling.” Stampoulous thrilled said “it's good to see all the hard work payoff."
Coach David Nichols praised the boys. "Both Nick and Jon both wrestled extremely hard and physical during the county tournament. I couldn't be more proud or happy for them. They both deserve the accolades they received. I hope this motivates them to get back in the room, work even harder, and prepare for the rest of the season."