works hard, said Peist, now an assistant to Powell. he done with our practice he go to a club and work out again. talented linebacker/running back in football, his aggressive customized Baseball Jerseys
style carries over to the mat.
used to come home with a bloody mouth when I first started, but I wouldn let the sport beat me. I come back every day, Hicks said. would work out with the older kids, and that made me tougher. They told me I be good, and I fed into it. And look at me now.
There were kids from Piscataway, once a power in Central Jersey; kids from Edison, which certainly has its own tradition; and of course the 13 qualifiers from South Plainfield who were prepping for this weekend Region III tournament at Union High School.
The Cardinals were 2 17 this season, which actually isn bad. Between 1989 and 1999 their overall record was 3 127.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD The workout room on the second floor of the high school gymnasium was packed with wrestlers, all going one on one to the whistle of South Plainfield James Harrison Womens Jersey
coach Kevin McCann.
on a mission, Plainfield coach Greg Powell said as Hicks rolled around in black practice shorts and shirt. wants this; he feels it. Can he win states? Deone Bucannon Womens Jersey
Absolutely. since age 9, Hicks is the only wrestler currently on the high school team who came through its frail feeder system. Coached his first Danny Amendola Womens Jersey
two years by Dave Peist, Hicks athletic ability was visible from the start.
like to score a lot, he offered. Reggie White Jersey
like to light up the scoreboard. The more points you score the harder it is to beat you. And I don like giving up points, either. obviously hasn given up much. He has 19 pins, seven technical falls and two majors. That a long way from his early days of struggling with a new sport.
like the one one one aspect, he said about wrestling. shows your inner self, if you punk out or not. It proves who better, almost like mano a mano.
Instead of falling through the cracks, the junior has emerged despite them. He is 35 0 at 171 pounds, won the OW award at the Union County Tournament and Kurt Warner Authentic Jersey
is the first Plainfield wrestler to win a district title in a dozen years.
His undefeated streak is a school record, previously set in 1976 77 by the late Billy Danner. The bigger goal, of course, is getting to Atlantic City and winning a state championship.
He would not be the first to do so in the program 60 year existence. Nine have. But he would be the first in 41 years.
He fit in, and yet he didn Hicks is among the most successful wrestlers in the state, but he is a product of one of the most unsuccessful programs in New Jersey.
Ed Bailey won the 130 pound championship in 1969, back when the states were held in the College Avenue Gym at Rutgers.