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    Matt Mroczynski named Independence Athlete of the Week

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    Senior Matt Mroczynski was named Independence Athlete of the Week for Week 1 of the winter sports season.

    Mroczynski won the Hawken Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 record with three pins, including a first period fall in the championship bout.

    He didn’t surrender an offensive point throughout the tournament.

    Mroczynski, who returned to wrestling last season after a one year hiatus, quickly made up for lost time as a junior and has started out his senior season in style.

    “Matt works hard in the practice room and is a true leader on and off the mat,” said Independence coach Ken DeAngelis. “Most days you can hear him encouraging his teammates and leading the way by example.”

    Mroczynski has set a goal of reaching the state tournament in March.

    THE MATT MROCZYNSKI FILE:

    Class: Senior
    Age: 17
    Sport: Wrestling
    Family: Parents: Mark & Maureen; Brother: Nick; Sisters: Emily & Marissa
    Favorite Food: Pizza
    Favorite Hobby: Hanging out with friends
    Favorite Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo
    Favorite Film: Goal! The Dream Begins
    Favorite TV Show: Sportscenter
    Favorite Sports Team: Manchester United
    Best Advice: Those who are on top didn't stop after their first failure
     

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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