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  • Honoring Athletes, Coaches and Benefactors whose outstanding performance has earned them the right to be enshrined in the
    Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame!













    The Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame

     2006  Inductee



    1983 graduate of Sparta High School; attended Penn State University 1984-1987; inducted for his accomplishments in football and wrestling; in high school football, in 1982, he was Coaches All SCIL 1st Team Linebacker, NJ Herald All Area 1st Team, Daily Advance All Area 1st Team, Daily Record All Area 1st Team, Newark Star Ledger All West Jersey 1st Team and All State Group II 1st Team; at Penn State he lettered in football in 1984 and 1985 

    In high school wrestling, lost only one match in his last two years; was District 3 and Region 1 Champion at 188 lbs. in 1982 and 1983, was State Champion in 1983 and 3rd in 1982; 2nd Place Winner at 1983 National High School Tournament; at Penn State he lettered all four years and was All American as a freshman in 1984, two time Eastern Regional Runner-Up, two time NCAA Qualifier; in 1984 was on the College World Team (wrestled in Russia) and was Freestyle National Champion 

    Was Sparta High School Male Athlete of the Year 1983 and Most Valuable Back for the Football team in 1982; his senior year at Sparta High School (1982-83), John went undefeated in both his sports as the football team was 11-0 and State Champions and the wrestling team was undefeated and also State Champions; individually, John went undefeated winning the 188 lbs. and was State Champion 

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