SPARTAN WRESTLING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

 

WE ARE NOW IN THE SELECTION PROCESS OF THIS YEAR'S HALL OF FAME.  
THIS YEARS MEETING WILL BE NOVEMBER 23rd @ 7:30p IN ASHBURN, VA - ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND TO SELECT THE BEST NOMINEES TO ENTER THE HALL OF FAME.
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2016 - 2017 SWAA Hall of Fame Nominees

TYLER CALDERWOOD - WRESTLER

Tyler was a four time Varsity Wrestler for Broad Run. He served as captain of the team both his junior (2001) and senior (2002) year. Tyler was a three-time state qualifier, and a two time state placer including a 5th place finish in his junior season and a very close 2nd place finish his senior year. Tyler finished his senior year with a final record of 33-3. In addition to these state accolades, Tyler represented Broad Run well by making the finals of every tournament he wrestled in his senior season. He has returned many times to attend matches and help workout with the team over the years. Major tournament championships/accolades include:

* 3x District Champion - * Regional Champion

* 5th place State finisher (2001) - * 2nd Place State Finisher (2002)

Tyler still holds many individual records at Broad Run including:

* 180 career takedowns (top 10) - * 78 career reversals (top 10)

* 111 career wins (top 10) - * 72 pins (top 10)

* 88 escapes (top 10) - * 322 near fall points (top 10)

 

JOHN & LISA HEISLER - SUPPORTER

During their time with Broad Run Wrestling, the Heisler's were like second parents to the team. They took care of the team like everyone was another one of their boys (including the managers). The Heislers could be found at every event, home or away, sitting in the stands, cheering on every wrestler, regardless of if it was one of their children or not. They checked on wrestler's well beings, made sure everyone had ride to or from the matches, provided support and encouragement when wrestlers were down from defeat. Simply put, the Heislers provided a foundation of support for a group of kids who did not always have that coming from their home/personal life. In the end, they developed their own Scholarship to reward wrestlers who gave 100% effort every day for 4 years without question. The Heislers also made their impact on the sports program as a whole, taking over the responsibility of the concession stands year round.

 

VINCE DiRENZO - WRESTLER

Vince was one of the best kids on my team back in my day.  I never got to see a lot of the guys we alwasys heard about on the wall, but I got to watch Vince each weekend score tons of points and rack up a lot of records.  Vince was one of the toughest kids we had during those years. We dealt with 2 school splits, AAA and Vince was still able to place.  He and Denis Murray led the way with the help of guys like George Black, and was a good guy and a great leader in the room. 

JASON GRANT - WRESTLER

Collegiate wrestler for VMI, GMU
HS wrestling coach of multiple state champs in SC

Jason Grant fueled the fire andwas the most tenacious and competitive. He never quit, if you were one up on him in practice, he would make you drill until he had the upper hand.

Grant pulled major upsets as a Freshman to move on through Districts and Regions. He became an All-American as an underdog, stemming from a second place finish in VA States. 

JOHN PUTERIO - WRESTLER/COACH

I have no ideas of the record that Coach Puterio racked up as an Assistant and Head Coach, but I do know that there is a short list of coaches that have been at Broad Run from the beginning. During his years as an Assistant Coach continuing on through his years as Head Coach of BRHS Wrestling, John tirelessly helped form young wrestlers into young men. He is a BRHS Alumni and returned to help raise the bar of excellence in the program.

SEAN ST. CLAIR - WRESTLER

Sean St. Clair was a dominant wrestler.  He was runner-up in the state his junior year and went undefeated while winning a state title his senior year. Sean would likely hold a number of Broad Run records.  He was the anchor of the 1992-1993 Broad Run team that won Districts, Regions, and placed 3rd in the State.  He gave up no more than a handful of points to his opponents in his senior year.   If you found yourself in the clutches of Sean St. Clair, you were likely either tech-fall’d or pinned and you were guaranteed to have given up back points along the way.    Although during the finals we later moved back to 3rd place as a team, I don’t think anyone that witnessed Sean win Broad Run’s first State Championship could deny the feeling of pride we felt to be part of this program and to be his teammate.