original photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiphoto.com
This week’s Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week award goes to Joe Zargo of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, New Jersey. Zargo, a junior, a went 4-0 with four technical falls to win the 145-pound Junior division of the Phil Portuese/Northeast Regional at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. In his opening matchup, Zargo picked up an 11-1 win. He then topped 14th-ranked Jackson Dean, a Penn commit, 18-7 in the quarterfinals. In the semis, he knocked off two-time Medina Invitational placer Derek Fields of Ohio, 21-10. Zargo capped his stellar tournament in the finals with a 17-7 victory over No. 6-ranked Ed Scott of Pennsylvania, a returning state champion and NC State recruit. Joe is a three-time New Jersey state qualifier that will be looking to get onto the podium for the first time as a senior in 2019-20.
Congratulations to Joe Zargo, TOM’s High School Wrestler of the Week.