2015 - 2016 SWAA Hall of Fame Nominees
DYLAN LAWLOR -
Dylan came back after College to help out at every practice and give all us a taste off college wrestling. It was with his hard work as my wrestling partner and presence in the practice that allowed me to do everything I did on the mat and for our team to be so successful.
SEAN ST. CLAIR -
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.
VINCE DiRENZO -
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.
DOUG ESQUERRA -
Doug was a several time state place winner in multiple weight classes and has been an avid supporter of wrestling in Loudoun County. He was a staple member of the first group to be coached under Ed Steele, and although he left the area for a while, never really left the wrestling community.
JASON GRANT -
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 -
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.