DelVecchio Wins Prestigious War At The Shore Wrestling Tournament in Wildwood NJ - 9 Wrestlers from SP Participate – Glenn & White Also Place

Zach DelVecchio recently took 1st place at prestigious War At The Shore Wrestling Tournament, held in Wildwood, NJ. He was one of nine SP Participants. SP Placed 3 wrestlers on the podium, including DelVecchio, at the event.

WILDWOOD, NJ – Zach DelVecchio, of South Plainfield, took 1st place in the Intermediate 190 Pound Division, at the prestigious War At The Shore Tournament. The event was wrestled over 2 days from April 18-19, 2014, at the Wildwood Convention Center, in Wildwood, New Jersey. The tournament is the largest open event individual tournament held in New Jersey annually and attracts top rated New Jersey and out of state wrestlers from all regions of the country. The Mid Atlantic and Northeast regions of the country, in particular, are extremely well represented at the tournament. Brackets on average contain approximately 35 to 40 wrestlers and certain brackets contain more than 50 wrestlers; thus, it is a highly competitive event.

DelVecchio defeated Carruth Davis, from Dymir, Pennsylvania, in the Finals. This year marked DelVecchio’s 2nd consecutive 1st Place showing at the event. In 2013, he took 1st place in the 140 Pound Junior Division. DelVecchio also recently earned a NJ State Championship in 2013 (144 Pound Junior) and took runner up 2nd place in the 175 Pound Intermediate Division, at the New Jersey State Championships, held in Trenton, earlier this year.

Other South Plainfield participants at the recent 2014 War At The Shore Tournament included: Derek Glenn (Midget – 53 Pound), Andrew Loniewski (Bantam – 65 Pound), Anthony White (Midget – 73 Pound), Tommy Fierro (Junior – 77 Pound), David Loniewski (Junior – 82 Pound), Jake Giordano (Intermediate – 102 Pound), Joe Sacco (Intermediate – 119 Pound); and, Luke Niemeyer (Junior – 140 Pound).

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Also placing were Derek Glenn and Anthony White. Glenn wrestled back in the consolation bracket to claim 5th place in the 53-Midget Division, by claiming an impressive 3-2 decision over Alex Schaeublin from Mercury Rising, Pennsylvania, in his final bout. White wrestled all the way back to win the consolation bracket and claim 3rd place in the 73-Pound Midget Division, with a noteworthy 6-2 decision victory over 2-Time Florida State Champion, Brendon Addon, from Brandon, Florida, in his final bout, of the tournament.

Most of the South Plainfield wrestlers that participated in this event are expected to return to a highly talented and extremely deep Middle School Line-Up, for Coach Mike Jakubik, next season. The team was 36-2, in its recently completed 2013-14 campaign.

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