Plymouth Whitemarsh High School senior wrestler Marco DiBattista won the 100th match of his career while capturing the 120-pound title at the Governor Mifflin Mustang Holiday Tournament on December 29. The milestone victory was a 3-0 decision over Middletown's Ryan Berstler in the tournament championship match.
DiBattista, who now owns a 100-17 career record including a 14-1 mark this season, is the 15th wrestler in PWHS history to post 100 career wins. The most recent was his brother Gianpiero DiBattista who graduated in 2015 with a 102-42 record.
"Marco is amazing young man that works extremely hard day in and day out," said PWHS Head Coach David Luthy. "He is always looking to learn something new and is a very coachable wrestler. He is a model for hard work and has shown great leadership since the first day he walked into the PW Wrestling Room.
"Marco has a tendency to not say a lot, but his actions speak louder than his words," Coach Luthy continued. "The team looks up to him and it has been a great honor to coach him."
DiBattista qualified for the PIAA AAA State Championships last season after winning the Suburban One League American Conference 113-pound title, placed second at the District 1 Central Championships and fourth at the Southeast Region Championship. DiBattista also won his weight class in the SOLAC Championships as a freshman and a sophomore.