Kenilworth Board of Education Recognizes History Setting Brearley Wrestler

Kenilworth Board of Education Recognizes History Setting Brearley Wrestler
Posted on 03/16/2018

March 12, 2018 [Kenilworth, NJ] – On Monday night, the Kenilworth Board of Education recognized David Brearley Wrestler Rebecca Pizuto for her history setting career.  Pizuto highlighted an outstanding career at the NJSIAA District 14 Regional Wrestling Tournament earlier this month. 

Rebecca’s body of work on the mat was highlighted by a second place finish in the 113-pound weight class.  Without argument, Rebecca is one of the best female wrestlers in the history of New Jersey Wrestling.  She was also the first female qualifier in Region 4 history.

According to her wrestling coach Dave Nichols, as a junior, Rebecca went 22-12 and as a senior she went 18-14. “40 wins in two years is an impressive accomplishment. Rebecca took 2nd in District 14 and became the first female wrestler to qualify for region 4. Rebecca is also the 2nd female ever in the state of NJ to qualify for the region tournament. “

Moreover, what Coach Nichols, “Many things come to mind when I think about Rebecca wrestling. Competing in high school wrestling is not easy, for anyone. Especially a female who has to the cards stacked against her in strength, the ability to lose weight quickly, and the assumption that wrestling is a male sport. There was a lot Rebecca had to deal with through the years of HS wrestling: needing to get a separate locker room every away match, not being able to weigh in when the team weighed in, and the thought every time we wrestled that she may not have a match that day if the opponent didn’t feel comfortable wrestling a female. She never complained and never hung her head. I give Rebecca all the respect in the world for how she handled herself through the years.”

The senior wrestler will be attending The Pennsylvania State University in September.