photo courtesy of Richard O’Donnell; ShoreSportsNetwork
The Adidas High School Wrestler of the Week Award this week goes to Ethan Liptzin of Howell High School in Farmingdale, New Jersey. A year ago, Liptzin took fourth in New Jersey’s Region 7 and made the state tournament for the first time. In Atlantic City, Liptzin picked up a pair of wins before his elimination. Ethan started the preseason of his senior year strongly, going 3-0, and winning round-robin group BB of the Harold Winshel Memorial Bash at 106. Liptzin built an 8-0 lead before pinning his opening-round opponent in 2:54. He then picked up a fall in 2:08 in his second matchup after amassing a 6-1 lead, and finally posted a 13-4 major decision to complete an undefeated day.