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:
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