The Andy Feintuch Memorial Wrestling Tournament
was held on Sunday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
at the Hasbrouck Heights High School in the new gym.
Ten towns participated in this qualifying
District Tournament with about 600 wrestlers from Hasbrouck
Heights, Glen Rock, Montvale/Woodcliff Lake, Riverdale, New
Milford, Waldwick, Saddle River, Cliffside Park, West Highlands
and Union City.
The top two winners of each weight class advanced
to the Regional Tournament held February 25th in Hackensack.
The Heights team earned 16 gold, 10 silver
and 8 bronze medals.
The team competes in the Twin-County Junior
Wrestling League (TCJWL).
In addition, they have a "dual meet team"
that competes in the Passaic County Youth Wrestling League
(PCYWL), as well as several tournaments located throughout
the state of New Jersey.
The 2006 season had 14 district champions,
2 regional champions, and 2 place winners in the New Jersey
This invitational tournament was hosted by
the Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Department. The Recreation
Director is Robert Brady.
The Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Wrestling
Program was established in the 1970’s for children 6
years old (1st Grade) to 14 years old (8th Grade). Typically,
50 to 60 kids participate annually, with 56 boys participating
in the 2006-2007 recreation wrestling program.
The program is funded by the Hasbrouck Heights
Registration fee is $45 per child and includes
uniform, practice uniform, tournament entry fees, insurance
and practice/training and supervision.
Wrestlers practice at the Franklin Fitness
Center two to three times a week for the 16 tournaments/matches.
The program’s goal is to instill positive
values such as goal setting and self-discipline, while at
the same time making the sport an enjoyable experience.
The Hasbrouck Heights volunteer coaches were:
Dan Guido (Head Coach), Darryl Albonico, Steve Dal Cortivo,
Alex Garcia, Marty Innis, George Rose and Mark Stefannelli.
Many volunteers helped make this event possible,
such as the volunteer parents of the program. Rosanna Guido
coordinated the volunteers.
The program website is: www.hasbrouckheightsrecwrestling.com
Andrew Feintuch -- Hasbrouck Heights Recreation Director
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