“I have worked very hard for years even before high school. All I had ever wanted was a high school state title. Two years in a row I had fallen short. I was heartbroken, yet now I feel nothing but love and accomplishment for all the work I’ve put in,” said North Bergen Wrestler Amanda Pace. “Wrestling has and will continue to teach me more and more everyday about what the word tough means. My family has been there for me through it all, my parents, sister, grandparents and the long list of relatives far and wide. Them along with my coaches support me in unimaginable ways, and it’s because of them that I have come so far. I am a North Bergen Wrestling State Champion. And proud to be one.”
“Once we realized there would be a season, we were excited with the chance to wrestle for a title,” said North Bergen Wrestling Coach Jerry Maietta. “Although Amanda moved up to a different weight class, we weren’t too concerned. She has put in the work during the offseason to accomplish her goal; a state championship. Finishing second the previous two years only fueled her to put in the time so she could stand on top of the podium.”
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