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.”