Please read the attached welcome letter from our new state chair, Rick Puerto, to kick off the 2023-24 wrestling year:
On Wednesday, September 27, USAW-NJ held its Annual General Membership meeting, followed by a meeting of the State Governing Board and elections of 2023-24 board members. There was strong interest this year, with 50 total nominations for election. This was the final meeting of the 2022-23 wrestling year: you can see who was elected to the 2023-24 board here.
Based on reporting by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling. Originally published September 10 on themat.com
CONSTANTA, Romania — Team USA took third place, and Jefferson-NJ native Maura White took fourth place, at this year's U20 Beach Wrestling World Championships on Neversea Beach in Romania. With a pin over Ukraine's Valeriia Molodetska in the opening round, White placed second in Group A and advanced to the semifinals, where she fell in a close match to Luciana Beda of Moldova, 3-0.
She currently wrestles the regular season with York College of PA. Congratulations to Maura on a job well done!
See full 2023 results for the Fargo National Championships and other International-Style events on our 2023 Olympic Results page
Please see the attached letter of thanks and congratulations from USAW-NJ State Chair William Terrell:
FARGO, N.D. — Team New Jersey's season culminated with a heavy haul of hardware at the 2023 USMC Fargo Nationals. New Jersey wresters in the 16U and Junior age divisions combined to win four national titles, including one Outstanding Wrestler award, and a total of 23 wrestlers claimed 25 All-American honors.
Winning national championships for New Jersey were:
In the Men's Freestyle events, New Jersey netted two national titles and fifteen All-American spots: seven AAs in the Junior Division, and eight in the 16U Division.
In Women's Freestyle, Team NJ earned four All-American titles, including one the in 16U division and three in the Junior Division.
In Greco-Roman events, Team NJ crowned one national champion along with three All-Americans: one in the Junior division and two in 16U.
And in the Beach events, Team NJ came away with one national champion and three All-Americans: two in the Women's Junior Division and one in the Men's 16U Division.
Two wrestlers were double All-Americans, placing in both the Freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments:
Congrats to all of the Team NJ wrestlers, coaches, families and other volunteers for another amazing season!
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