Mayor Nicholas Sacco and Parks and Public Property Commissioner Hugo Cabrera handed out this year’s wrestling awards at a dinner event at the Pop Warner Building on June 26. About 60 kids participated in wrestling this year and all the teams received awards.
In addition, two special achievement awards were given out: the Digger O’Dell Award to Amanda Pace, and the DeRiso Award to Nick Anderson. Awards were also given out to the most notable wrestlers in four age groups.
8U (8 years of age and under) Division Awards: Most Outstanding Wrestler Robby Rodriguez; Coaches’ Award Michael McCormack; Ironman Derrick Correa; Most Improved Nathaniel Hernandez; 100% Award Leo Garcia-Cruz and Julian Contreras; Rookie of the Year Alysa Patel and Matthew Durango.
10U Division Awards: Most Outstanding Wrestler John Quinonez; Coaches’ Award Jerzey Ryan; Ironman Tyler Koffa; Most Improved Sebastian Brito; 100% Award David Vazquez; Rookie of the Year Adrian Laing.
12U Division Awards: Most Outstanding Wrestler Tyler Nisler; Coaches’ Award Brendan Pollio; Most Improved Venizzio Valenciano; 100% Award Giovanni Jaludi;Rookie of the Year David Soliz.
14U Division Awards: Most Outstanding Wrestler Justin Cantor; Coaches’ Award Michael Pestana; Ironman Andrew Estrada; 100% Award Jaylan Sanchez; Rookie of the Year Daniel Parra.