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High School Wrestling:
Shawnee Wins Edgewood Holiday Tournament

Tuesday, December 29, 1998

By Boog Williams
SJSports Staff Writer

The Edgewood Holiday Wrestling Tournament was made up of six teams from the South Jersey area: Cherry Hill West, Edgewood, Hammonton, Millville, Shawnee and St. Joseph's Prep. The Tournament was won for the second year in a row by Shawnee High School (216 pts.) followed by Cherry Hill West (164), Millville (157), Edgewood (150), St. Joseph's Prep (145), and Hammonton (72). The Outstanding Wrestler Award was given to Edgewood's Chris Catania. Some repeat winners from last year were Cherry Hill West's Dan DiGirdano, Edgewood's Chris Catania, Millville's John Pelechaty, and Shawnee's Dave Webb.

Each weight class had its own winner and the overall team winner was based on the following rules:

Team Point System:
(each weight class)
1st Place - 16 pts.
2nd Place - 12 pts.
3rd Place - 9 pts.
4th Place - 7 pts.
5th Place - 5 pts.
6th Place - 3 pts.

2 points were awarded towards team scoring for each fall, forfeit, default, disqualification and bye.
1 1/2 points were awarded for a technical fall (by 15 points or more).
1 point was awarded for a major decision (by 8 to 15 points).


The individual weight class results were as follows:

103Jim DiCissoShawnee
112Dan DiGirdanoCherry Hill West
119Vine DevitaMillville
125Jay O'DonavanSt. Joseph's Prep.
130Josh HareShawnee
135Mike McAleenanShawnee
140Bob SaiaSt. Joseph's Prep
145Ryan CunninghamCherry Hill West
152Chris CataniaEdgewood
160Clinton GrantShawnee
171Ben CleavesMillville
189John PelechatyMillville
215Dennis LaspataMillville
275Dave WebbShawnee


Click here to view the past Tournament Winners from 1991 thru 1998.

Photos by Boog Williams

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