The Wheatley Athletic Program is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Joseph Contrastano. Joe, a sophomore, is a three-year starter for the Carle Place/Wheatley wrestling team. He is a returning All-State wrestler (6th NYS Division 2), three-time All-County and two-time Nassau County Champion. Last month, Joe earned All-American Status through his efforts at the NHSCA High School Nationals meet in Virginia.
Joe helps to organize practices and takes care of pre-game practice and match responsibilities. As our most accomplished wrestler, Joe performs at the highest level on the mat and continually adds spirit and confidence, keeping the team motivated and enthused. He has been a major contributor and the source for keeping the Carle Place/Wheatley wrestling program viable. As the recipient of every wrestling recognition that The Wheatley School awards, Joe has excited the Nassau County and New York State wrestling enthusiasts for the past three years.
Joe’s outstanding accomplishments speaks of his unlimited talent and desire to be the best. Next season Joe will be entering his junior season as one of the top-ranked wrestlers in Nassau County and New York State. His focus and dedication to the sport of wrestling has allowed his talent to be sought after by many Division I wrestling programs. Joe has been a member of Vougar’s Honors Wrestling Club, one of the top clubs in the country. Joe is a true student of the sport and returns the help and instruction he has received from his coaches by mentoring the younger members of the club as a volunteer coach and supporter.
At this prestigious wrestling Club, Joe has competed nationally and has achieved All-American recognition. At the 2018 Nationals Joe finished with 8 wins and earned All-American status with a 7th place finish. This is a major accomplishment and a result of the hard work, commitment and perseverance Joe has endured over his wrestling career.
[Thanks to Tom Fitzpatrick for the write-up!]