The South Plainfield wrestling team continued its winning ways as they battled through an incredibly busy week. The Tiger wrestlers defeated North Plainfield 49-30, Seton Hall Prep 42-25, and GMC rival Woodbrdige 48-30 in a quad on December 28th. Then, two days later they wrestled in a tri meet at Scotch Plains where they beat Scotch Plains 43-21 and No. 14 Delaware Valley 33-26. The Tigers are currently 7-0 and were led by this week’s Athlete of the Week, Joe Heilmann.
After a successful sophomore campaign that saw Joe finish 5th place in the state of New Jersey, Heilmann has been dominant. He scored a tech fall against Seton Hall’s Maguire Pecci, who took 4th in Region 3 last year, and won a convincing decision against Delaware Valley’s AJ DeRosa, a state qualifier from last year. With Joe’s hard work and dedication to himself and his team, the Tiger wrestlers are excited about what is still to come.