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Eastchester High School Wrestler Nunzio Crowley Named All-American

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EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- Eastchester High senior Nunzio Crowley has capped off his highly successful high school wrestling career by being named an All-American for wrestling.

He won the sectional tournament for the second year in a row and this year he was named as the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler. He was named All-State two years in a row, placing fifth last year and placing third this year while wrestling in the 170 pound weight class. He was also a Con Edison Athlete of the Week for wrestling during the 2015-16 school year.

Crowley attended the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) Nationals, where all fifty states where represented. To qualify for this tournament, an athlete had to place among the top three in the home state tournament. There were 59 wrestlers in Crowley's weight class in the senior class division. He wrestled athletes from Connecticut, Montana, Virginia, Florida and Utah, placing in the medal round, which qualified him for the All American honor.

Eastchester Athletic Director Jay Karol said, "Nunzio Crowley is the most dedicated athlete I have seen in a long time. He is a three sport athlete and an amazing student. On top of all of his other responsibilities and activities, Nunzio makes time to train for wrestling nearly every day after practice and homework, even in the off season. He is one of a kind."

Crowley, who has the most wins in Eastchester wrestling history, and is the only one to be awarded both All-State and All-American honors, reflected on his experience, “Wrestling is a unique sport because it is only you on the mat. I think this is the reason most wrestlers are drawn to the sport."

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