Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bill Iezzi: Watch for this Wrestler

If you enjoy watching heavyweight wrestlers go at it, keep an eye on Paul VI freshman Gregg Webb this weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Bill Iezzi: Watch for this Wrestler

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If you enjoy watching heavyweight wrestlers go at it, keep an eye on Paul VI freshman Gregg Webb this weekend at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The tough-minded freshman is aiming for nothing less than a gold medal at the state tournament and he very well could win one.

Webb, who weighs 265 pounds, advanced to the state tournament by placing third in the Region 7 consolation final after he pinned Seneca senior Nigel Gray in 2:53.

Webb (19-6) beat Cinnaminson senior Mike Dwyer, 3-2, in an ultimate tiebreaker last Tuesday. Friday he lost to Haddonfield senior Nick Conquest, 3-2, in an ultimate tiebreaker quarterfinal then defeated Northern Burlington’s Cody Melton, 3-2, in a wrestleback to get to the consolation final.

Asked what his secret is for beating older, heavier, more experienced heavyweights, Webb said: “It’s my mindset. I don’t want to be beaten.”

 

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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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