Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bill Iezzi: Delran Wrestler Mike Gericke

I met Delran's Mike Gericke at a quad meet at Burlington Township and he was impresive.

Bill Iezzi: Delran Wrestler Mike Gericke

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I met Delran's Mike Gericke at a quad meet at Burlington Township and he was impresive.

A sophomore, Gericke wrestles at 103 pounds and is still learning the sport. So when he pinned Township's Pat Malloy with a half nelson in 1:16, the moment was special for him and the Bears, who won the m,atch, 40-25.

"I have the basics down now," said Gericke, whose record was 8-10. "I want to learn the harder moves to further my career."

Gericke some day hopes to wrestle at West Point.

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Bill Iezzi has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1985 and South Jersey sports since 2006.

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer high school sports reporter since 2004. He was named the 2007 media person of the year by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association.

Don Beideman has covered high school sports for The Inquirer since 1989. Among his favorites are field hockey and lacrosse.

Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Phil Anastasia has followed the South Jersey sports scene since 1980. A South Jersey native, Phil joined the Inquirer as a sports columnist in May 2008 after nearly 30 years with the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill.

Marc Narducci has covered South Jersey high school sports for the majority of his tenure with The Inquirer, which began in 1983. After a few years of covering the NFL and NBA, Marc returns to South Jersey, serving as the assigning editor, columnist and beat writer for various sports.

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