Growing up in Secaucus, Sean Roesing has been around his share of great Patriot wrestlers, including a few in his own household.
Today, the senior 170-pounder joined their company, cementing his legacy at Secaucus by picking up his 100th career victory. Roesing reached the mark with a pin during a consolation match against Kearny at the Hudson County Duals.
“It means a lot to win 100 matches, but it doesn’t come easy,” Roesing said of the feat. “It takes a lot of extra time and hard work, but to reach this point really just shows that the work is paying off.
“It feels great to reach this point and I’m honored to join a group of great wrestlers.”
On hand to witness Roesing reach the century mark were Sean’s father, Ed – a star wrestler at Secaucus in the early 1980s – and his brother, Rob. For the elder Roesing brother, who coaches the school’s JV team, watching the achievement was just as good as attaining it.
“I get goosebumps when I watch him go out there,” said Rob Roesing, a 2009 graduate who won 136 matches during his time with the Patriots. “It feels like I’m out there on the mat with him every time he wrestles and it’s just awesome to see him accomplish what he’s been able to accomplish at Secaucus.”
Secaucus head coach Jim Barnaba shared similar sentiments about Roesing, labeling the senior as one of the hardest working and accomplished athletes he’s ever coached.
“The great part about the sport is that guys can aspire to become whatever they want to be and push to become as good as they want to become,” said Barnaba, who has been around the program since it started in 1974. “Some kids sit back and watch, and if that’s what they want to do then that’s what they do, but guys like Sean come around once and a while and take advantage.”