Salisbury, MD. There was a small group that decided to do the MAWA’s this year but with great wrestling parents and motivated kids it hard not to go watch them in great competition. Congratulations to Matt Henrich, Alex Nini and Jordan Rugo on finishing with All American Status. Matt 1st, Alex 3rd, Jordan 8th
Matt Henrich dominated his weight as he has done all year. Finished 1st in SJWA State Championships, 2nd USAW-NJ State Championships, 1st War at the Shore, 2nd Ohio Tournament of Champions and now 1st MAWA Eastern National Championships. Record 99-4 on this season. Amazing!!!
Alex Nini worked his way through the wrestleback for a true 3rd. Losing a tough fought first round 1-0 with questionable calls he worked through the adversity round by round winning a consi final 1-0. Tough matches every match. Like Matt, Alex has an amazing season as well finished 2nd SJWA State Championships, 4th USAW State Championships, 6-2 at War at the Shore, 2nd Ohio Tournament of Champions and now 3rd MAWA Eastern National Championships. Impressive!!!
Jordan Rugo, Allentown HS (Not Pictured) finished 8th and is working his way up the ranks. He wrestled a great weekend and I think eventually we will revert back to this weekend as when he turned the corner. He showed moments of greatness, he lost an overtime match to the kid who finish 5th so I know he’s making great progress but needs to minimize the mistakes to compete better in the Championship rounds and live his full potential. I look forward to helping. Progress!!!
Another I want to mention, or shall I call it my honorable mention is Chris Weitz, Allentown HS, Chris didnt place but wrestle tough and demonstrated #EliteStrong at its best and great advancements in his game and ability to compete at this higher level. His no quit attitude, unbreakable conditioning and motivation is a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working towards his wrestling goals
Thank you to the Elite parents for the Gift card and making the weekend so enjoyable.